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40+ Inspirational Non-Profit Website Designs

Non-profit organizations obviously operate on a tight budget. In these situations, websites are rarely given priority in terms of dedicating the necessary money and resources to developing a powerful and effective website. In this post we’ll look at more than 40 websites of non-profit/social action organizations who have exemplary web designs.

  • Yuuzaa

    Nice list :) thanks for sharing.

  • Tapan Roy

    Thanks for very inspirational list. It will surely increase my website design desire.

  • lab-elle

    Lots of very nice sites, I love the “Housing works” large background picture.
    Btw, our site is a non-profit association trying to fight gender stereotypes in children books.

  • Andrew

    This may already be known, but I felt compelled to point out that while we’re really thankful to have made this list as an example of great design, Electricurrent isn’t a not-for-profit organization. Our focus is to work with non-profit and faith-based organizations and to be sure, no one here is driving a Mercedes because of our work, but unless we were listed because of our work (like on CAM International and The Bridgeway Foundation listed above), then by rights, we probably shouldn’t be listed here.

    Just trying to help maintain the fidelity of your work – because it’s valuable and greatly appreciated!

  • Steven Snell

    Hi Andrew,
    Thanks for the comment. I actually realized that after the post was published just looking through the sites some more. Obviously I didn’t look that deeply into the content of your site before including it here. I think I got excited about seeing the great website and forgot to actually look at the company behind it. Anyway, I think I’ll remove it from this list but publish it in the general gallery instead.

  • Andrew

    Thanks Steve! I appreciate the thought to still include us elsewhere – and again, thanks for the great work you’re doing.

  • Steven Snell

    Thanks for the compliments Andrew. It’s appreciated.

  • Mushex Antaranian

    It’s simply great..

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  • Big Buddy

    I love these lists.

  • Cameron

    Very nice list. Some great designs and it’s always good to give non-profits some more exposure! :)

  • myows

    wow – great collection of very original non-profit websites !

  • Steve Firth

    Some really nice designs and am loving Carbonica especially

  • Michael Hoffman

    This is a nice list. I think what it shows mostly is that simple layout — easy navigation – combined with something visual, like a Flash or photo bar in the top third, is something that works. No need to be too smart by half in design. Clean and compelling. This is what we strive for in our work.

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  • Youandigraphics

    Great list with best of quality websites. Some of them were my favourites of the past year.

  • Dylan Wreggelsworth

    You left out . Pretty slick design.

  • Church Website Design

    Thank you for diligently putting together this list. This is not easy work, your efforts are definitely appreciated!

    Awesome list!

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  • Marc

    Also to the list…

  • Jordan Viator

    What a great, visual list of the best in NPO Web design – this is a wonderful showcase for organizations to review when thinking of their next re-design. Thanks for compiling!

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  • Daniel

    This you for posting this! I have found a nice video about on youtube and posted it on I do hope that it helps. If you find more videos on charities or want to make one yourself please send me a message! 😉

  • Daniel

    Sorry… the first sentence should be: Thank you for posting this! My fault. 😉

  • George

    Really cool list. I came across another really nice one a while ago. Some great content and nice simple design.

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  • Goudeau

    I really like your blog! I just added you to my bookmarks. Keep up the pleasant work.

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  • Aji Manika

    That’s amazing! inspirational. Thanks

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  • 4design

    Very nice non-profit website designs, but see on my blog design! Thanks.

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  • Roger Duck

    There is some outstanding designs in this collection. I think it would be helpful to know how many of these sites are built on an open-source CMS like Drupal.

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    Very nice non-profit website designs

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  • Daniel Pipitone

    Excellent roundup! Thank you for taking the time to collect these!


  • Homeless Youth

    This is a great list! Thanks for sharing!

  • Andrew

    Check out another great one with similar visual layouts to most of these:

  • Glenn

    Nice list. Thanks for your inspiration.

  • heara

    good information about non profit websites,. ty

  • louis

    There is some outstanding designs in this collection. I think it would be helpful to know how many of these sites are built on an open-source CMS like Drupal.

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    Nice list. Thanks for your inspiration.

  • Ian Haisley

    Thanks for this post – great resource for anyone completing a redesign or building a nonprofit website. Would love opinions of our new site for Opportunity International – – THANKS!

  • Chicago non profit website design

    An excellent list! As website design companies and agencies we’ve to do everything possible to ensure that non-profit web design is done professionally and affordable.
    The founder of my company is very passionate about non profits and sometimes he has agreed to some outrageous discounts. He is very passionate partly because of his involvement with a foundation that he has started.

  • Craig Pennings

    “here’s life mission africa” is probably my favorite web design of the group. It has a nice theme and design detail throughout the piece.

  • FG

    Thanks for this! As someone who is working on a nonprofit website, these give me ideas for restructuring the site to make it more visually appealing.

  • GB14

    Also to the list…
    Supporting Men’s Prostate Cancer

  • Aaron

    Fantastic collection.

  • Nimesh Chheda

    Nic Collection 😉

  • Beats by Dre

    wonderful blog..thanks for sharing such a useful information

  • Will Fowler | Church Web Design

    Thanks for putting this list together I’m redoing a large non profit’s website right now and I needed some ideas, and best practices, this is similiar to vandelay’s list but more nonprofit oriented. thanks. -will

  • Brian

    Great list! Just one to add –

    Empowering AIDS orphans through sustainable community development, awesome!


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  • Eszo

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  • Web Design

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  • IFA

    Thanks for these examples it has given me some ideas for the Not for Profit Section of our site we are launching helping people in debt. Glad I stumbled accross this list

  • Back Doctor

    Thanks for this great list of Non-profit websites to checkout. We are currently developing a website for a non-profit and I’m certain I’ll find some great ideas to incorporate into our design.

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    Thanks for the share. They are really great and inspirational.

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  • Carmen

    We just started a Non-Profit coporation. We need help to create a website. We have a very tight budget and we were looking and we saw these professional and awesome wesites. They are beautiful. I wanted to know if someone can give us a quote to prepare one for us.
    I will appreciate all your help.


  • Harris Jebaraj

    The site of Green Coalition is also very good. Though they haven’t updated the design for the last 5 years, its still very good. They seem to be more active on Facebook and Twitter now.

  • Michael is a great non-profit website!

    The Cedars-Sinai Sports Spectacular has been heralded by the Los Angeles Times as the premier sports awards dinner in the country. This exciting charity event was established in 1986 in response to the promise of genetic research leading to the understanding of numerous genetic diseases found in children as well as adults. The Sports Spectacular has raised over $21 million to benefit the life-saving work of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Genetics Institute.

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