Last year I donated over $1000 to charitable organizations for the needy (Salvation Army, Walk for Hunger, food banks, etc). I've decided that for now on so long as I'm forced at the barrel of a gun to pay for welfare programs I'm no longer going to donate money to these types of organizations. Anyone know any decent non-welfare type of charitable organizations? I'm thinking of JPFO* and various medical research programs. Anything else? * Stay tuned, I may be giving away a life or partial life membership to JPFO. EDIT: my preference is to keep my money/value local (Concord/Manchester, NH area).