Sample Mission Statement: Top 20 Nonprofits

A sample collection of mission statement of 20 world’s largest, top and possibly best nonprofit organizations.

Environmental Defense:

Environmental Defense Mission Statement


Mission Statement

Environmental Defense Fund’s mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.

Guided by science, we design and transform markets to bring lasting solutions to the most serious environmental problems.

Lions Mission Statement

Mission Statement

To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.

World Resources Institute

Mission Statement

WRI is a global environmental think tank that goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the planet and improve people’s lives.

Our mission is to move society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.


technoserve Mission Statement


Mission Statement:

TechnoServe helps entrepreneurial men and women in poor rural areas of the developing world to build profitable businesses that create income, opportunity, and economic growth for their families, their communities and their countries.

Rotary International

Rotary International Mission Statement


The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders

Global Business Coalition HIV/AIDS



GBC seeks to harness the individual and collective power of the world’s top corporations to fight the spread of AIDS at the local, national, and international levels.

Conservation International

conservationinternational Mission Statement


Mission Statement:

Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, CI empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity.


WWF Mission Statement


Mission Statement:

To stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by:

  • conserving the world’s biological diversity
  • ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable
  • promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.


Care Mission Statement


Mission statement

To serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. Drawing strength from our global diversity, resources and experience, to promote innovative solutions and advocate for global responsibility. Facilitate lasting change by:

  • Strengthening capacity for self-help
  • Providing economic opportunity
  • Delivering relief in emergencies
  • Influencing policy decisions at all levels
  • Addressing discrimination in all its forms


greenpeace Mission Statement

Mission Statement
Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.


earthwatch Mission Statement

Mission Statement
Our mission is to engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

wbcsd Mission Statement

Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide business leadership as a catalyst for change toward sustainable development, and to support the business license to operate, innovate and grow in a world increasingly shaped by sustainable development issues.

The nature Conservancy

The nature Conservancy


Mission Statement

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

unhcr Mission


Mission Statement

To safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees

German Technical Cooperation (GTZ)

German Technical CooperationMission


Mission Statement:

GTZ provides viable, forward-looking solutions for political, economic, ecological and social development in a globalised world. We support complex reforms and change processes. All our activities are geared to improving people’s living conditions and prospects on a sustainable basis.

Transparency international

transparency Mission


Mission Statement: None

Vision: A world in which government, politics, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption.

Values: Transparency, Accountability, Integrity, Solidarity, Courage, Justice, Democracy

Save the Children

savethechildren Mission


Mission Statement:

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitatforhumanity Mission


Mission statement:
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Amnesty International

amnestyinternational Mission


Mission statement

Our vision is of a world in which every person – regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity – enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and other internationally recognized human rights standards. The UDHR states that the “the recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights” of all people is “the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.”

SOS children villages

soschildrenvillage Mission

Mission statement

We build families for children in need. We help them shape their own futures and we share in the development of their communities

We take action for children as an independent non-governmental social
development organisation.

We respect varying religions and cultures, and we work in countries and
communities where our mission can contribute to development.

We work in the spirit of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of
the Child and we promote these rights around the world.