Celebrity Charities Worth Recognizing


Source: Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation

These celebrities are using their star power for a good cause.

Bono – ONE Campaign
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Bono is well known for his musical talent, but even more recognized for his philanthropic efforts. Bono is involved in over 40 charities and foundations including the ONE Campaign, which is dedicated to fight the emergency of global AIDS and extreme poverty.

Matt Damon – Water.org
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Actor Matt Damon and Gary White founded Water.org, an organization dedicated to providing safe water and proper sanitization to people worldwide.

Angelina Jolie – Jolie-Pitt Foundation
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A-list celebrity couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt created the Jolie-Pitt Foundation to aid in humanitarian issues including adoption, fostering, poverty and AIDS and HIV.

Elton John – Elton John AIDS Foundation
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This charity, founded by Elton John, is dedicated to helping people affected by AIDS and HIV.

Mark Wahlberg – The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation
Source: The Mark Wahlberg Foundation

Actor Mark Wahlberg and his brother James are founders of this organization which focuses on raising and distributing funds to inner-city youth service and enrichment programs such as after-school programs, summer camps and school support.

Michael J. Fox – The Michael J. Fox Foundation
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Michael J. Fox created The Michael J. Fox Foundation in an effort to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. The charity organization strives to keep the patient in mind at all times, dedicating its fundraising to research, therapies, treatment and education.

Leonardo DiCaprio – The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
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The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is dedicated to supporting environmental causes.