Past Winners: Health

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Health Comes First

Our health is our most valuable asset. When we have a healthy mind and body, we can easily do our daily chores, spend quality time with loved ones, focus on achieving a higher purpose in life, develop fulfilling hobbies, and travel to places we want to visit. Health brings us so much joy in life, but for many people, maintaining good health isn't as easy.

People who suffer from long term physical or mental diseases can experience not only the physical or mental torment and daily inconvenience, but also large medical bills, a compromised quality of life and escalating health conditions. To alleviate their burdens, each month Charitocracy and our amazing donors hand select charities that support health-related causes including physical or mental disabilities, cerebral palsy, cancer, cyclic fibrosis, epilepsy, suicide prevention, mental health therapy services, healthcare, and medical research into treatments and cures. By the end of the month, through voting we select one charity out of all the nominated charities from all 12 categories to which we donate our monthly pooled donations. Chances are, your favorite charities will win Charitocracy's monthly grant!

Take a look at the list below of health charities that have won our monthly pot in the past. Then check out the current health charity nominees (or all nominees) for this month's voting. Are we missing one you'd like to win? Join us and nominate your favorite health charity to add to our voting list!

    • Winning Cause
    • $ Won
    • Month
    • Street Medicine Institute logo
      Street Medicine Institute
      They facilitate and enhance the direct provision of health care to the unsheltered homeless where they live.
      cperg814 nominated & got 35+ votes.
    • $1000
    • Nov '22
    • The Brigid Alliance logo
      The Brigid Alliance
      They arrange and fund confidential, personalized travel for those seeking abortion care in increasingly hostile environments.
      zardoz nominated & got 28 votes.
    • $990
    • Sep '22
    • Sandy Hook Promise logo
      Sandy Hook Promise
      They protect America’s children from gun violence in honor of the precious lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
      Stephanie nominated & got 31+ votes.
    • $1000
    • Jul '22
    • WomenHeart logo
      They are the first and only national patient-centered organization dedicated to serving women with heart disease. Their community is here for you.
      StephL nominated & got 22 votes.
    • $1001
    • Jun '22
    • NARAL Pro-Choice America logo
      NARAL Pro-Choice America
      They shift the culture of shame around abortion to help guarantee women the right to informed and empowered choices.
      Stephanie nominated & got 31+ votes.
    • $1040
    • May '22
    • Planned Parenthood logo
      Planned Parenthood
      They deliver vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide.
      Bethany nominated & got 32+ votes.
    • $1000
    • Oct '21
    • A Mother's Rest logo
      A Mother's Rest
      They are a network of B&Bs offering respite retreats to parents/caregivers of loved ones with disabilities or chronic illness.
      Alistair and Rebecca nominated & got 24 votes.
    • $1056
    • Aug '21
    • Maddie Potts Foundation Logo
      Maddie Potts Foundation
      They honor Maddie, giving back via scholarships, sports facility upgrades & opportunities for individuals ​with disabilities.
      Wildtreemichelle nominated & got 28+ votes.
    • $1620
    • Dec '20
    • RIP Medical Debt Logo
      RIP Medical Debt
      They empower donors to forgive billions in oppressive medical debt at pennies on the dollar, so far over $5B for over 3M people.
      Alistair and Rebecca nominated & got 27+ votes.
    • $1281
    • Mar '20
    • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation logo
      Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
      They work to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives.
      jmw615 nominated & got 26+ votes.
    • $1800
    • Mar '19
    • The You Rock Foundation logo
      The You Rock Foundation
      Art nonprofit seeking to pull those suffering out of the dark & help them move forward with life, using music as a backdrop.
      misadowling nominated & got 24+ votes.
    • $1893
    • Jan '19
    • Epilepsy Foundation logo
      Epilepsy Foundation
      They lead the fight to overcome challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.
      Coppcarr nominated & got 26+ votes.
    • $1701
    • Nov '18
    • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society logo
      Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
      They work to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
      amrizzo01 nominated & got 26+ votes.
    • $1391
    • Aug '18
    • Sky's The Limit Fund logo
      Sky's the Limit Fund
      Mental health and environmental organization transforming lives of youth in crisis via wilderness therapy programs and family coaching.
      obxlisa nominated & got 34+ votes.
    • $1114
    • May '18
    • Special Olympics
      They provide sports training and athletic competition in a variety of sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
      obxsunny nominated & got 30+ votes.
    • $1281
    • Aug '17
    • Planned Parenthood logo
      Planned Parenthood
      They deliver vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide.
      Bethany nominated & got 28+ votes.
    • $1225
    • Jun '17
    • Fisher House Foundation logo
      Fisher House Foundation
      Military & veteran charity building comfort homes where service member families stay free while a loved one is in the hospital.
      Sue Wilkerson nominated & got 28+ votes.
    • $539
    • Oct '16
    • Total Distributed to Health Category
    • $28,758