English language web sites of non-profit and non-governmental organizations, as well as links to other directory categories for organizations and clubs not of a business or governmental nature. The first grouping of subcategories including resources for the non-profit sector. The second grouping holds sites and links to organization categories in other parts of the directory.
Please find the most appropriate subcategory for your site. Sometimes, your site may be moved to a related category, for instance, Trade Associations web sites should be submitted to Business/Organizations/Trade_Associations.

Please send non-English sites to the World hierarchy.

The editors reserve the right to omit from the index sites which are submitted more than once to the same category, sites under construction, or sites which belong in other categories.

This category lists organizations and chapters concerned with animal welfare and the humane treatment of animals.
Following these guidelines will allow us to add your site to the directory as quickly as possible.
  • Find the single most appropriate category for your site.
  • Submit your site using your main url.
  • Use the site''s actual title.
  • Create a brief description, under 25 words, listing the current content of your site (not the future content).
  • Do not use 1st or 2nd person verbiage (I, we, our, us, you, your).
  • Do not use marketing verbiage (We''re the best!, All that you need, Check it Out!).
Sites which are gateways or splash pages to affiliate sites will not be added.

Rescues and Shelters must be submitted to the appropriate Rescues and Shelters subcategory.

Contains sites dealing with Orders of Chivalry in all forms, including groups of knights joined in a monastic-style order, secular military orders and chivalric orders of merit.
Directories of non-profit organizations.
Web directories are organized Web site listings put together by human reviewers. Therefore, this category for directories of non-profit organizations only lists sites that offer multiple listings of non-profit organizations -- preferably organized around a useful theme. Individual non-profit organizations should seek the category best related to their mission.

If you meet the above "directories" description, please submit only sites of broad national and international interest. Chambers of commerce, volunteer centers, and other charity and organization directories which have a primarily local orientation are strongly encouraged to submit into the most appropriate category in the Regional hierarchy.

Fraternal organizations identify themselves as brotherhoods and/or sisterhoods, with lifetime memberships, shared ideals and principles, and ritualistic traditions. These organizations may be formed with different purposes, including social interaction, public service, or mutual benefit (such as financial services or insurance for members).
Please submit only sites that relate to fraternal organizations specifically. If a site relates to an organization or type of organization that has a specific subcategory, then please submit to that category. College fraternities and sororities should be submitted to the Fraternities and Sororities category. Fundraising sites should be submitted to the Fundraising category.

Only sites in the English language are accepted. Please send sites written in other languages to the World hierarchy.

Organizations dealing with High Intelligence.
Please submit sites related to organizations dealing with High Intelligence here.
Hobbyists like to get together with others of similar interests. This category is for clubs and organizations devoted to hobbies and vocational interests. Other categories of the Open Directory, such as Recreation and its subcategories, have more diverse information about the hobbies themselves.
This category is for sites dedicated to organizations that pertain to hobby interests.

If your site is about the hobby, please check out Recreation before submitting here.

If your site is a Home Page about the hobby, please check out Home Pages before submitting here.

Lineage societies are those founded by, and for the descendants of, noted ancestors who were primarily engaged in a historic event - such as a war or battle, the birth of a new state, country, or town, an immigration, or any other event that is heralded in the history books. The Society causes can be philanthropic, historical, genealogical, or educational; however, their objectives are generally to foster the memory and ideals of their ancestors for which the Society was founded. Historically, membership in a lineage society is limited to those of lineal blood descent to an ancestor acceptable to the Society. Membership in a Clan is offered to those bearing the same blood name as the clan or that of an accepted Sept; or those who have a proven ancestor who bore the clan name.
This category is open to all sites hosting, promoting, fostering, or offering information on Lineage Societies.
Organizations connected with local currency systems.
General resources of interest to professionals in the non-profit/non-government sector. For example, sites might include tips, ideas, management, and commercial services. Related areas of the directory, such as fundraising or volunteer recruitment, are also linked.
This category is for resources for nonprofit organizations, not nonprofit organizations themselves.

Please do not submit your organization here unless your website''s primary purpose is to support the administrative functioning of other groups. Do not submit any of the following into this category:

Failure to observe these submission guidelines may delay the listing of your site by several months. The Open Directory reserves the right not to list any site.
Organizations engaged in several initiatives for funding and promoting dissemination of knowledge, in particular access to scientific resources. Visit http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/ for overview material appropriate as a starting point to learn about open access, but keep in mind this generality: "Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions."
This category is for English language web sites of professional organizations and links to related categories for organizations and clubs of individual people in various professions.
Please submit your site into the most specific category possible.

Do not submit the following into this category:

  • Industry or trade associations, chambers of commerce, or other organizations of businesses; please find the appropriate category from Business/Resources/Associations
  • Labor unions or parties in the labor movement; please see Society/Work/Labor_Movement
  • Recreational organizations of any kind, even if their membership consists of professionals; these are invariably better placed in categories pertaining to the recreational interest
  • Sites whose content is primarily in languages other than English; all non-English sites are categorized under the World hierarchy.

If your organization is primarily local in scope, you should submit it to a subcategory of the Regional branch.

This category is intended for links to regional directories of organizations and links to ODP regional categories containing collections of organizations.
This page is for listing links to other areas of the Directory.

Do not submit sites to this section, no sites will be listed in this area.

This category is for organizations that focus on self improvement.
Service clubs are organizations which have been formed in many parts of the world so that their members may volunteer to perform valuable community services, as well as enjoy fellowship, learn from knowledgable speakers and interesting programs which provide an insight into issues affecting the local and global community, develop and exercise leadership skills, expand business through professional networking, and gain a sense of worthwhile accomplishment. There are a wide variety of service clubs, with different goals, focus, programs, and memberships.
Please submit only sites that are dedicated to local Jaycee chapters, state and national Jaycee organizations, JCI organizations, and sites that are dedicated exclusively to a Jaycee project or service.
Informational and educational web sites belonging to organizations by and for students at all levels.
Please submit your web site to the single most appropriate subcategory. DO NOT submit sites to the main Student Organizations listing unless you can not find a more specific place. If your educational institution also has its own category, for instance under Reference/Education/Colleges_and_Universities, you may also submit it there.

Only sites in the English language are accepted. Please send sites written in other languages to the World hierarchy.

Welfare groups who work directly with or are composed of public assistance recipients.