10 Inspiring Non-Profits on Instagram

charity: water brings clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations, and 100% of donations go to funding water projects.

The @charitywater Instagram account shows stunning photos of the organization’s efforts to improve the lives of others through clean water.


The United Nations Foundation connects the UN’s work with others around the world to help tackle global issues.

On Instagram, @unfoundation highlights campaigns, announcements and volunteers.


Amnesty International is the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization.

The UK chapter posts photos of protests, posters and other images for social justice.


To Write Love on Her Arms is a movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.

At @twloha, you’ll find inspiring images, including the #FearsVsDreams campaign, in which people reveal their biggest fears and biggest dreams on a white board.


The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) advocates for children’s rights around the world.

The U.S. chapter is currently using Instagram for its #5thBDay campaign, through which supporters send in photos of themselves on their fifth birthday, sharing the belief that everyone deserves a fifth birthday.


For over 20 years, the Robin Hood Foundation has partnered with programs that work to end poverty in New York City.

Using Instagram, @RobinHoodNYC posts photos from events, fundraisers and meetings that aid the organization with its mission.


Oceana is the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation, with offices in North America, South America and Europe.

Check out the organization’s Instagram account for beautiful marine-themed photos that would inspire anyone to protect the world’s oceans.


The Philippine Improvement Group is an American non-profit working to increase stability in rural areas of the Philippines.

At @philippine_improvement, the organization illustrates its efforts and captures images of the people its volunteers meet.


Show Hope mobilizes communities to meet the needs of orphans in distress by providing homes and medical care.

Show Hope uses Instagram to share visual stories of the children the organization helps and the volunteers that help them.


In 2007, Travis Gravette started a non-profit, Global Support Mission, to train and equip local leaders in developing nations who are working to end extreme poverty in their communities. After meeting talented local artisans and entrepreneurs in East Africa, he started Red Earth Trading Company to expand their market and strengthen their businesses.

By following @redearthtrade, you can see images of these incredible products and the artisans behind them.


Instagram has gained a big increase in popularity and exposure over the past few months, with the development of the Android app and, of course, Facebook’s $1 billion acquisition of the company.

You’re likely finding more of your friends and colleagues using Instagram, but you might not have explored another corner of the photo sharing app: non-profits looking to expand their social reach.

We found 10 non-profits that post particularly beautiful and inspiring images. Which non-profits do you follow on Instagram that aren’t featured above? Share their account handles in the comments.

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