A Charitable Look at April

A Charitable Look at April

April presents many important charitable opportunities to support. In this blog post, we highlight a few causes you can explore to kickstart your giving this month, such as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, World Health Day on April 7th, and Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd. We also recommend checking out our previous blog post for Earth Day (April 22nd) which features charities that align with Earth Day’s mission. We have compiled a list of a few charities for each cause that could serve as a starting point for giving back in April. Please note that these charities are not an exhaustive list of all available options but rather just suggestions for causes to consider.


World Health Day 

World Health Day, which falls on April 7th, was first conceptualized in 1948 and later formalized in 1950. The observance of this day is aimed at creating awareness of different types of health problems faced around the globe, everything including diseases, injuries and disasters, disabilities, hunger and food insecurity, and beyond. Since its beginning, World Health Day has worked to make global health a priority and shine a light on these issues.


American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is an emergency response organization that brings aid such as food and blood donations to those affected by disasters.

EIN: 53-0196605

Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is working to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia by driving risk reduction, accelerating research, and maximizing quality care and support for those who are affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia.

EIN: 13-3039601 

National Breast Cancer Foundation

Founded by a breast cancer survivor in 1991, the National Breast Cancer Foundation is on a mission to help women by providing help through early detection, education, and support services. 

EIN: 75-2391148


Autism Awareness Day

Autism Awareness Day first began in 2007 when the United Nations National Assembly came together and dedicated April 2nd to continuous investigation and research for autism. This day is now used to recognize those who are affected by autism and raise awareness for the daily challenges they face. The charities highlighted are some organizations that contribute to ongoing research as well as helping individuals and their families. 


Organization for Autism Research

The Organization for Autism Research was created in 2001 to research the challenges of autism that affect everyday life through funding pilot studies and targeted research of specific areas and issues that affect the autism community.

EIN: 54-2062167

Doug Flutie Jr Foundation for Autism 

Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism is a non-profit that aims to help the families of those who live with autism and help people with autism receive care as well as lead active lifestyles and grow toward independence. 

EIN: 04-3543134

Autism Society of America

The Autism Society of America is an organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of people who live with autism through advocacy and research initiatives. 

EIN: 52-1020149


Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The month of April is dedicated to Sexual Assault Awareness. Since being recognized in 2001 for the first time, this cause has been in motion since the 1950s when discussion of sexual assault was still limited. This whole month is used to recognize survivors of sexual assault and help advocate for a future where this issue is not as prevalent. The charities below are a snapshot of those available, and they help support those who may have experienced sexual assault as well as aim to prevent sexual assault from being so wide spread. 


RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization that operates a hotline as well as works with over 1,000 local sexual assault charity providers to prevent sexual violence and helps survivors by ensuring the perpetrators are caught. 

EIN: 52-1886511  

Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault

The Metropolitan Organization to counter sexual assault aims to improve the lives of those impacted by sexual abuse and assault to prevent sexual violence in communities. 

EIN: 43-1061620


1in6 is a non-profit that is helping men who have been affected by sexual abuse to help them live happier and healthier lives. 

EIN: 13-4353019