“A NGO is an organization that is neither a part of a government nor a conventional for-profit business. Usually set up by ordinary citizens, may be funded by governments, foundations or businesses. Some avoid formal funding altogether and are run primarily by volunteers. Some may have charitable status while others may be registered for tax exemption based on recognition of social purposes. Others may be fronts for political, religious or other interest groups.” – Wikipedia

In the United States, NGOs include:

  • Red Cross,
  • YMCA/YWCA, and
  • Professional Associations.

Around the world, NGOs include:

  • Save The Children,
  • Greenpeace,
  • OXFAM,
  • CARE,
  • Ford Foundation, and
  • Rockefeller Foundation.

Here is a Wikipedia list of NGOs Organized By Country