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.

Non-Profit Organization Websites:

The Society of Publication Designers

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Take the Walk

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Here’s Life Mission Africa

Non-Proft Websites

Hunter Museum of American Art

Non-Proft Websites


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Dalit Freedom Network

Non-Proft Websites

Tenement Museum

Non-Proft Websites

CSB Ministries

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Divide the Word

Non-Proft Websites

Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center

Non-Proft Websites

Operation Warm

Non-Proft Websites

Sundance Film Festival

Non-Proft Websites

Eaching Excellence Network

Non-Proft Websites

Payne County Youth Services

Non-Proft Websites

Practical Family Living

Non-Proft Websites

Africa Tour 2008

Non-Proft Websites

MANNA Foodbank

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Greater Maple Valley Community Center

Non-Proft Websites

Speak Life

Non-Proft Websites

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Non-Proft Websites

Housing Works

Non-Proft Websites

Fifty Thousand Shirts

Non-Proft Websites

Global Oneness Project

Non-Proft Websites

The Traveling Guys

Non-Proft Websites

Project Rescue

Non-Proft Websites

The Worldwide Blogger Bake Off

Non-Proft Websites

Children’s Rights

Non-Proft Websites

What’s Your Status?

Non-Proft Websites

Bridgeway Foundation

Non-Proft Websites

CAM International

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AIGA Los Angeles

Non-Proft Websites

Vision Forum Ministries

Non-Proft Websites

Students’ Association at UNITEC

Non-Proft Websites

Students Against Destructive Decisions

Non-Proft Websites

Blog Action Day

Non-Proft Websites

Beyond Current Horizons

Non-Proft Websites

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Stephen Snell is the owner and editor of Vandelay Design, a popular design blog.
  1. December 23, 2008

    Nice list 🙂 thanks for sharing.

  2. December 23, 2008

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

  3. December 23, 2008

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

  4. December 23, 2008

    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!

  5. Steven Snell
    December 24, 2008

    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.

  6. December 24, 2008

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

  7. Steven Snell
    December 24, 2008

    Thanks for the compliments Andrew. It’s appreciated.

  8. December 24, 2008

    It’s simply great..

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  12. December 29, 2008

    I love these lists.

  13. Cameron
    December 29, 2008

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

  14. December 29, 2008

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

  15. December 29, 2008

    Some really nice designs and am loving Carbonica especially

  16. December 29, 2008

    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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  18. January 2, 2009

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

  19. January 3, 2009

    You left out http://www.grassroots.org . Pretty slick design.

  20. January 3, 2009

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

    Awesome list!

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  22. January 6, 2009

    Also to the list… http://www.thriveafrica.org

  23. January 6, 2009

    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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  30. January 12, 2009

    This you for posting this! I have found a nice video about takethewalk.net on youtube and posted it on http://5050box.com. I do hope that it helps. If you find more videos on charities or want to make one yourself please send me a message! 😉

  31. January 12, 2009

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

  32. George
    January 12, 2009

    Really cool list. I came across another really nice one a while ago. http://www.downsyndromecentre.ie/ Some great content and nice simple design.

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  43. April 8, 2009

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

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  45. Aji Manika
    April 27, 2009

    That’s amazing! inspirational. Thanks

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  47. May 26, 2009

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

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  49. July 23, 2009

    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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  51. September 9, 2009

    Very nice non-profit website designs

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  53. September 16, 2009

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


  54. November 14, 2009

    This is a great list! Thanks for sharing!

  55. March 20, 2010

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


  56. May 24, 2010

    Nice list. Thanks for your inspiration.

  57. heara
    July 19, 2010

    good information about non profit websites,. ty

  58. July 23, 2010

    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.

  59. July 23, 2010

    Nice list. Thanks for your inspiration.

  60. July 23, 2010

    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 – http://www.opportunity.org – THANKS!

  61. 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.

  62. September 22, 2010

    “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.

  63. September 27, 2010

    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.

  64. October 31, 2010

    Also to the list… http://www.citystache.com
    Supporting Men’s Prostate Cancer

  65. November 11, 2010

    Fantastic collection.

  66. December 1, 2010


    Nic Collection 😉

  67. December 15, 2010

    wonderful blog..thanks for sharing such a useful information

  68. 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

  69. December 21, 2010

    Great list! Just one to add – http://travelwithfvi.blogspot.com/

    Empowering AIDS orphans through sustainable community development, awesome!


  70. January 10, 2011

    Thanks for displaying unique and creative collection.

  71. January 25, 2011

    Very Creative Design Collection .. keep updating

  72. February 17, 2011

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  73. February 23, 2011

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  74. February 28, 2011

    Thank you for posting this great list of non profit web design examples. Great for insperation!

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  76. April 12, 2011

    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

  77. April 15, 2011

    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.

  78. May 3, 2011

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

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  80. Carmen
    May 18, 2011

    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.


  81. Harris Jebaraj
    June 21, 2011

    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.


  82. August 2, 2011

    http://www.SportsSpectacular.com 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.

    Site design and developed by http://www.CreativeCapitalGroup.biz

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