5 World-Changing Nonprofits Any Advisor Can Recommend For QCD Impact

The impact of a QCD can reach around the world! We picked five trusted, community-led organizations for your QCD consideration.


GlobalGiving can save you time trying to find what nonprofit organizations qualify for qualified charitable distributions (QCDs) by acting as an intermediary. QCDs are also called IRA charitable distributions or IRA charitable rollovers. You can give a QCD to qualified charities if you are 70½ years old or older.

As a registered 501(c)(3) charity in the US, GlobalGiving allows donors to support causes around the world through their QCD.

Here are five impactful organizations that are working for a range of important international causes:

    1. Support wildlife recovery and emergency preparedness in Australia

    After emergency weather events like bushfires and floods, NSW Wildlife Information Rescue & Education Service (WIRES) assists in the ongoing recovery of habitat and support for wildlife through this fund. Annually, WIRES responds to 200,000 requests for rescue advice and assistance to injured, orphaned, and displaced native animals. This project also assists in developing systems and capacity to respond to future, large-scale events like the 2022 flood disaster.

    2. Sustain community efforts to recover and rebuild after hurricanes.

    Six years ago, Hurricane Maria, one of the worst Atlantic hurricanes on record, ripped through the island of St. Croix. The storm caused severe damage to homes, communication networks, and the power grid. Despite these challenges, the resiliency of Crucians never wavered. Neighbors helped each other and renewed their island, inspiring the Island Spirit Fund to amplify and sustain those efforts. Beginning in 2018, GlobalGiving also began to spread the Island Spirit to areas in the U.S. impacted by hurricanes.

    3. Help Ukrainian children with cancer continue their treatment.

    Children undergoing treatment in hospitals in Ukraine and their families are in desperate need of timely access to quality medication as the war with Russia continues. While the country’s resources are being directed towards protecting its sovereignty, Tabletochki Charity Foundation is ensuring patients continue life-saving cancer treatment with the support of the global community.

    4. Strengthen the resilience of families in North West Uganda through agroforestry.

    When refugees from South Sudan resettled in Northwest Uganda, they needed to use trees from threatened forests in the region to build homes, farm, and cook. With the demand for charcoal driving deforestation, International Centre for Research in Agroforestry sought to change the relationship residents have with their environment. The center recruited foresters and refugee youth, set up a nursery, and worked with the community to understand their needs. Four years and 500,000 trees later, families involved in the program have more fruit and fuel, and suffer less from weather extremes.

    5. Amplify the impact of each dollar donated with flexible funding.

    For the QCD donor who wants to make the most bang for their buck, the Flex Fund is one of the best ways to help the thousands of urgent causes in need of support. Every $1 donated to this fund generates $7 in return for GlobalGiving’s high-impact nonprofit partners. Without strings attached, flexible funding is one of the most cost-effective ways to fuel positive change. Flexible funding provides the freedom to innovate and adapt to crises and everyday needs around the world.

When you don’t have to investigate what organizations qualify for QCDs, you can spend more time with your client finding the perfect project to support through GlobalGiving.


Note: This is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on, for tax advice. We recommend consulting a financial or tax advisor with any specific questions about how a QCD may impact your personal situation before making any contribution.

Featured Photo: Agroforestry with refugees and hosts in northwest Uganda by International Centre for Research in Agroforestry

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