One of the primary goals and objectives of organising and running a charity, non government organisation(NGO), or not for profits business is getting your cause or message out to people. We have listed below some really great charity website templates that would also be great for NGO’s and non profits. As wordpress is the best free content management theme available all the templates below are wordpress themes – some paid for and some free. We think you’re going to be hard pressed not to find a suitable charity wordpress theme from this list if your serious about finding yourself a decent web template for your charity to broadcast your particular cause or project.
These wordpress themes can really add value to your brand and your project, and importantly, they give you a professional public facing platform that can be constantly updated easily with new information. Almost all of the following themes are geared towards your needs of publicising missions statements, objectives, results and the people involved. Hope you enjoy the article.
Updated July 2014.
Most suited for environmental awareness organizations, Green Earth is a modern responsive WordPress theme. It features include a Drag & Drop page builder, custom shortcodes, custom fonts, image & video sliders and many more. With soothing color combinations and well placed texts, it highlights your cause with a subtle outlook.
Charity Hub is a neatly organized responsive WordPress theme. It is especially designed for charities, NGOs, non-profit organization, donation based companies, church or fundraising websites. Its features include a page builder, a donation system (PayPal) complete with automatic collection of money that is sent to PayPal and converted to percentage bar for each cause. This theme also supports automatic sending of payment evidence to sender’s email after process is successful. The different layouts include parallax, colour and full-width section.
Evangelist is a clean and minimalistic responsive & “retina ready” WordPress theme, designed specifically for churches and other non-profit organizations. Its features include image sliders, custom fonts and backgrounds, events tab, resources modules and also a bunch of other templates.
Built for churches, non-profit associations, foundations, and religious communities, Benevolence is a feature-filled and easy-to-customize responsive WordPress theme. The themes has custom post types such as staff, causes, documents, sponsors and event calendar for projects and much more. The theme is visually stunning and has features that are ideal for managing a non-profit websites.
Lifeline is a clean, highly flexible and beautifully designed responsive WordPress theme which is provided with 6 unique homepage layouts to best suit the requirements of your website. This can be used for charities, fund raising and non-profits and NGOs.
Geared towards charities and foundations this is not only well designed and set out, but bold colours can be applied to text and post titles, allowing you to really make your causes stand out vividly. This full featured theme comes with a help and demo video to get you going and a homepage page-builder to get you looking good in a jiffy. Highly recommended.
Non Profit Theme
Running a non-profit, NGO, or charity, doesn’t mean you can’t have a polished and professional site to showcase your cause. This Theme, from Organic Themes, is both neat and tidy and somehow flashy at the same time. Your cause may be serious but you can use colours and well set out pages and widget features to broadcast your message and info updates in an inviting manor. This theme is built on a responsive framework, has a featured slideshow and is WooCommerce compatible, to name but a few of its benefits.
Wisdom of Life
Built with NGO’s in mind this theme has more of a serious look about it. Plenty of them options allowing you to place and highlight information, including events management, google maps app, donation and countdown widget. It also has a gallery that can easily be setup to show off photos of people at event meetings etc.
We think this is a really great looking theme as it allows you to display your images and information in a colourful and clear way – it’s got a human feel about it. Beyond the design, what’s under the bonnet is a full set of features, from responsive framework, multiple theme options, localization support, short-codes, custom widget and post types. Nice.
Creator, Cohhe, points out some of the top benefits of choosing this theme, namely, it comes packaged with a landing page builder to promote your causes and a donation system that can be configured for use with only a PayPal address. Of course there is more… there are multiple colour panel options, it’s responsive, comes with 8 custom widgets and plenty of relevant short-codes. Oh, did we mention it also looks the charity business!
This is funky and green looking theme is designed to fit with Non-profits, community and environmental groups. You can clearly and easily display your events, testimonials and gallery images and take advantage of a responsive design, count-down timer and MailChimp integration.
Kause is a beautifully designed, funky, yet professional, HTML template which can be used out-of-the-box for NGO’s, non-profits and charities. A great big homepage slider takes center stage before you scroll down past featured images, projects and text sections. It comes with 3 predefined skins, 23 page templates, is SEO optimised, and in the words of the creator, Kenny, “Kause is clean and minimal and puts direct focus on your message”. Sounds good, looks good.
Give, has wide image slider, bold colours and solid design. It’s focused on bringing Charity and NGO content and events to your followers. It has a fully widgetised home page and even WordPress newbies will find it easy to get going quickly with this theme, using the Theme Customizer. It has received high ratings thus far.
Aid is a pretty serious looking theme and certainly a place where you can get your important messages across – via the ‘breaking news’ sections and ‘alert’ boxes. The home page can also be setup to show off your images, mission statement, cash raised notification and facebook and twitter feeds. A comment from a recent purchaser of this theme stats ““Love it! Great theme! You have to be borderline brain dead or blind to get lost using this theme…great job on another great theme!”
Charitas is very highly rated. Impress your website visitors with the huge sliding image, below which you can display information on your causes, featured news, events, images of the people involved in the charity, mission statement and contact details. The Theme comes integrated with PyaPal, is responsive, has a useful charity progress bar and custom post types amongst others benefits.
Be Human, by Elite Author, is a charity centric theme that looks very professional, design wise. As well as decent gallery, events and calendar management, 3d layered slider, Facebook fan page and multilingual support it comes with a WooCommerce Store and Crowsdurfing, via Ignitiondesk. A new major update has just been released by the creator.
Kindness is quick and easy to setup and obviously would ideally suit a children’s type charity with its bold and bright colour options. The home page has been designed to professionally showcase what important, such as mission statement, urgent needs, project details and images and social links. Nice looking theme
Well rated and easily customizable,Relief has an earthy type feel to it, is a perfect platform to illuminate causes and is designed to display all the news and images you need to drive home your particular message. It comes in 5 colour schemes and is responsive. A comment from a recent purchaser stats “I gotta say thanks for the beautiful design that is coded well. Its a pleasure to be digging through the code to find everything very well coded and not messy. Design is beautiful and anyone with experience coding templates should be able to make the changes very easily”.
Danko is a very nice little theme, simple, beautifully designed and captivating. In our view, one of the best looking Charity and NGO themes available. And, it’s TOTALLY FREE! We guarantee you’ll like this theme so do yourself a favour and check it out.! We promise you won’t be disappointed.