Action Against Hunger

For almost 40 years, this organization has been providing food, water, and training to over 20 million people in 45 countries.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has curated a list of organizations committed to providing resources and education to people suffering from malnutrition, making hunger the focus of an international conversation, and preventing the deaths of over one million children a year. On this list is Action Against Hunger (AAH), a global humanitarian group with a staff of about 8,000.

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For almost 40 years, AAH has served over 45 countries and 20 million people. Its mission is to ensure that everyone can access clean water, food, training, and healthcare. The organization addresses this goal through community-based programs that deal with underlying causes, improve infrastructure, and educate communities so they may become self-sustaining. AAH’s emergency response efforts are central to its mandate and focus on populations affected by natural disasters or armed conflicts.

Highly rated by a venerable list of charity watchdogs, AAH spends an impressive 93 cents of every donated dollar directly on its field programs.

BJT readers—who represent one of the highest-net-worth magazine audiences anywhere—clearly have the means to contribute to a better world. To help you do that, we spotlight deserving organizations in every issue. All of them have received a four-star overall rating from Charity Navigator (, which evaluates philanthropic institutions based on their finances, accountability, and transparency.