15+ Best WordPress Fundraising and Charity Themes for NGOs 2020

In today’s round-up, we check out the best WordPress fundraising and charity themes currently available for nonprofit, non-governmental organizations in 2020.  If you’re building an NGO website for fundraising and awareness, and you’ll be using WordPress to do it, these high-quality themes will provide an inexpensive starting point.

Any fundraising or charity theme worth its salt must support taking donations.  Preferably the theme will feature, a large, visible button above the fold of the page, a customizable form, and integration with a payment gateway.  The good news is that all of the themes on this list hit that benchmark.  After that, the requirements will depend on the individual needs of your nonprofit or charity.   For example, you might want to be able to set and display fundraising targets to your visitors.

We selected these themes based on the quality of their design and their features.  Sometimes we find the themes we round up difficult to rank, and ask our readers to take the ordering with a grain of salt.  That was the case this time around.

But we’ve got to start somewhere, so…

Mercy Heart

An excellent charity theme for WordPress

Mercy Heart offers a modern, full-screen design with a strong focus on usability and user experience.  It’s fast, responsive, and visually engaging, making excellent use of large, striking photos and bold typography.

They theme is flexible, with a dark & light version, a boxed & wide layout, and three color presets included.  It’s based on the popular and robust Twitter Bootstrap framework, making it mobile-ready and extensible.  Plenty of back-end options provide control over theme elements, colors, and fonts.

A few excellent freebies are bundled: Visual Composer, Slider Revolution, and Essential Grid.  Contact Form 7 is supported and Mercy Heart is translation-ready.

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Best WordPress Fundraising and Charity Themes

Our number one pick for the best WordPress charity theme goes to Philanthropy.   The bold, vibrant design of this theme will make a strong impression on your visitors.

This theme is responsive & high resolution, so its design will remain sharp and your site will stay be usable on everything from smartphones, to retina iPads, to large desktop monitors.

Multiple sliders are included to add visual interest to your homepage, and Philanthropy includes a built in events calendar and advanced contact form.  Site visitors can easily make donations using the user friendly donate button and form.

Philanthropy provides lots of options on the backend for customization, with unlimited colors to work with, multiple page layouts, and selection of useful shortcodes.

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Another awesome charity theme for WordPress

The gorgeous Dreamer theme combines all the best modern design trends into an open, airy, and highly aesthetic product.  Clean lines, a liberal use of white space, and flat design work together to pull your visitors’ focus to your content and cause.

The theme is perfect for fundraising activities, with fully integrated donation/PayPal buttons,  support for the popular WooCommerce plugin, and a cause & event slider.   Visual Composer is bundled free for drag & drop page building:  you can create and edit complex layouts – and simple layouts – without having to touch a line of code.

The theme can be further customized using the extensive options panel.  Dreamer supports WPML and is translation ready.

It’s an easy to use, elegant solution.

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Act Charity Theme for WordPress

Succinctly-titled Act, this multipurpose non-profit theme will make a big impression on site visitors.   The full-screen, responsive design & layout will scale to fill whatever browser or device you view it on.   Built on Bootstrap, Act is fast, user-friendly, and a breeze to install and set up.

Fundraising and charity functionality is provide via the premium Crowdfunding plugin (bundled free), and added support for Events Calendar allows admins to create and promote events.   Act also supports donations (with goal tracking) and integrates Google Maps.

The theme is fully compatible with WooCommerce, and Revolution Slider is included.  Act is well-documented, and the development team even offers free installation.

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Helping Hands

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The design is clean, professional and modern; the user experience is top-of-the-line.  Fast, expertly design, and user-friendly, Helping Hands is easily one the best (and most popular) NGO, charity & fundraising themes currently available for WordPress.

Both single donation and multi-donation style campaigns are supported.  You can create simple campaigns, or campaigns that provide donors with a reward as incentive.  WooCommerce & Easy Digital Download support provides the e-commerce features necessary for extended fundraising efforts.

Secondary features are strong, and bundled premium plugins/bonuses include: Visual Composer, Premium Slider, Ultimate VC Add-ons.

Helping Hands is SEO optimized, ultra-responsive, and extensively documented.

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Peak WordPress Charity theme

Peak doesn’t break any new ground, or push any boundaries, but the classic, clean, and professional design scores points for putting usability first.  The overall user-experience is one of Peak’s biggest assets, with sensible design choices that forgo visual overkill and bloat in favor of fast load times and snappy performance.

On the features side of things, everything you’ll need for your charity website is here.  Site admins can create campaigns with donation forms (offering a variety of payment options), create and manage events (which can be then integrated with campaigns), and even issue tickets for those events.  WooCommerce is supported for ticket sales, and also for building a full-fledged shop (providing fundraising potential via merchandise sales).

Lots of options are packed into the admin, so making adjustments and customizations are possible without touching a line of code.   The theme is SEO friendly, and it’s responsive & retina-ready for flawless display and performance on modern mobile devices.   It’s easy to install, setup and use.  A well-rounded, nicely streamlined product.

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Savior Theme for WordPress

TRhe bright, clean design of Savior is a good fit for charities and non-profits looking to share their message of hope.

The theme is user-friendly for both site visitors and admins, featuring a straight-forward, intuitive interface, and easy integration with PayPal donations to help NGOs with their fundraising efforts.

Savior is responsive and retina-ready, so you don’t have to worry about its performance on smartphones, tablets, and the lastest high-resolution devices.   It will look and work great anywhere.  It’s a cinch to customize, and the premium plugins Visual Composer and LayerSlider are included free.

Built on Twitter Bootstrap 3.

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Go Rising

GoRising - Best WordPress Fundraising and Charity Themes for 2014

Next we’ve have GoRising.  It features a clean, modern and minimalistic design and layout, with a strong focus on content.

GoRising packs in a lot of functionality as well.  A drag & drop, easy to use page builder is bundled in, allowing you to change existing layouts and build new layouts without any fuss or coding.  The theme also comes with a built-in PayPal donation system, essential for fundraising, and MailChimp integration to help you stay in touch with supporters.  A simple events calendar and support for WooCommerce is also provided.

Go Rising is easy to customize, and 16 PSD files are included.  The theme is also translation ready, and SEO optimized.

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GiveAHand - Best WordPress Fundraising and Charity Themes for 2014

The colorful, bold design of GiveAHand makes a big impact thanks to its large, striking typography and scaling graphics.  A great choice if you really want to make your NGO or nonprofit stand out from the rest.

GiveAHand comes with a lot of great features, including a page builder, a parallax slider, and YouTube video backgronds.  The theme supports WooCommerce and supports PayPal donations.  It also integrates Google Maps and an advanced contact form.

The theme is responsive, having been built on Twitter’s Bootstrap framework.  Lots of customization is possible via the backend and with the included PSD.   Comprehensive video documentation is provided by the developer.

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For Children With Love

4ChildrenWithLove - Best WordPress Charity Themes for 2014

Next we have a theme that obviously has its heart in the right place.  4 Children with Love features an exceptionally clean, professional design that will help you to show the visitors to your site that your nonprofit organization means business.   This charity and fundraising theme is responsive, so it’ll look and work great on any mobile device.

The popular Soliloquy slider is bundled in, and the theme supports WooCommerce and a customizable donations form (integrated with PayPal).

Pages are widgetized, making it easy to rearrange things to your liking.  The design can be tweaked in real time via the WordPress Customizer.

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Donacion Responsive WordPress Charity Theme

Donation - Best WordPress Charity Themes for 2014

It’s the beautiful, contemporary design the Donacion theme that earns it fifth place on our list.

Donacion is a fully featured, responsive WordPress fundraising theme, bundled with a fantastic donation plugin for accepting and reporting donations.  The advanced options panel gives you a ton of control over colors, fonts, page templates and more.

It’s retina-ready and optimized for mobile devices, multilingual and SEO optimized.

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iCare - Best WordPress Fundraising Themes for 2014

ICARE is one of the newer themes on our list, and makes great use of its clean, minimalistic and flat design.  It’s fast, and places content and user experience (UX) ahead of flashy animations and gimmicks.

ICARE is integrated with PayPal, and features a working donation system so you can start fundraising as soon as your site is up and running.   Over sixty shortcodes are bundled in, and four custom post types are provided for staff, testimonials, causes and events.

The theme is retina-ready and responsive, and super easy to customize, giving you unlimited colors and over 500 Google fonts to work with.

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DonateNow - Best WordPress Donation Themes for 2014

DonateNow is a powerful WordPress fundraising and charity theme with a lot of great features and extras bundled in.

An easy to use donation plugin is included, with a Donate button that can be inserted into any content with a handy shortcode, and donation targets can be set and displayed to site visitors.   Site admins can also create a donor role and assign it to users.  Custom donation amounts are supported, as well as recurring payments.

DonateNow also comes with the premium Visual Composer plugin, for easily building and changing the layout of your site on the frontend.  The LayerSlider premium plugin, for creating a sophisticated, eye-grabbing homepage slideshow, is bundled in too.

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CharityHub - Best WordPress Nonprofit Themes for 2014

The bright, bold design of the CharityHub theme is another great choice to help raise awareness for your cause and communicate your NGO’s message of hope.

CharityHub includes a built-in donation system, a custom “Cause” post type, and an intuitive drag & drop page builder for building and arranging the layout of your site.

Useful options on the backend are provided for tweaking the overall appearance of the theme.  WooCommerce is also supported.

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Mission - Best WordPress Nonprofit Themes for 2014

The Mission theme is easy to use, and its classic, easy to navigate layout and design makes it a good choice for building a fully featured fundraising and nonprofit website.

Mission includes three custom post types, one for “Causes”, one for “Events”, and another for “Staff”.   A selection of page templates and custom widgets are bundled in for displaying this custom information to your visitor.   A working contact form is provided so that potential supporters and contributors can easily get in touch.

The theme is responsive, and includes the HTML version and six PSD files for customization purposes.

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Heartfelt - Best WordPress Charity Themes for 2014

Heartfelt is a multipurpose WordPress theme that works great for nonprofits (and NGOs), charities, fundraising foundations and more.

The theme provides an events calendar system, and supports both WooCommerce and bbPress (for building forums and engaging visitors).  A donations system is included, too.

A couple of popular premium plugins are bundled with Heartfelt for free: Slider Revolution, for creating a superb slideshow, and Visual Composer for drag & drop page building.

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AID Reform

AID Reform - Best WordPress Fundraising and Charity Themes for 2014

Our final selection is AID Reform, an elegant, feature rich theme that will work for all sorts of different nonprofit organizations.

AID Reform is a responsive, having been built on Twitter Bootstrap, and comes with an easy to use Causes management system that includes PayPal integration for accepting donations from your site visitors.   Events management is also supported.

The theme gives you lots of room for customization, too – the Font Awesome icon set, unlimited colors, and an advanced drag & drop page builder are all at your disposal.

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So that’s the end of collection of the best WordPress fundraising and charity themes for now! If you’ve got any suggestions, feel free to let us know in the comments below.

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  1. Outreach theme is around for a while now and have proven to be very successful theme and is used by many churches and other non profit organizations. It is very easy to setup and customize as it doesn t have thousands of unnecessary features while it gets the job done and still provides some freedom for customizations.

  2. Great list and thank you for sharing.

    I know the article is based on themes/design, but I like to suggest another free wordpress plugin specially developed for church websites which can be very useful for someone who is looking to build a church website. This plugin will help to receive online donation with lots of features like listing of donors, thank you message management, email notification to admin and donor, email content management, donation form content management, etc…

    “WP Church Donation” https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-church-donation

    Hope it will help someone building charity website.

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