A great nonprofit logo is only one piece of a great nonprofit brand, but it is certainly a key component. Feast your eyes on the amazing design work featured in this list.

The best nonprofit logos are;

  • aesthetically pleasing
  • distinctive
  • memorable
  • timeless
  • scalable
  • simple enough for use with multiple mediums
  • adaptable (color and black and white)
  • communicates qualities of the brand

 

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The nonprofit logos below are listed in two groups, both of which are organized alphabetically. The first represents the latest additions to the group for 2016. The rest have remain from 2015. Whenever known, we give credit to the designer or agency responsible for the design.

50 Best Nonprofit Logos

New for 2016

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Org Logo

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

coworker.org

Coworker org logo

New York City Ballet

New York City Ballet Logo

Natural Resources Defense Council

NRDC Best environmental organization logo

UP Global

Up Global Best Non-profit Logo

Watsi
Logo design by BRVPPL (Brave People)

Watsi top nonprofit logos

Logos that Remain from 2015

Ambitious about Autism
Logo design by CHI and Partners

top nonprofit logos - Ambitious about Autism

American Diabetes Association

Best Non-profit Logos - American Diabetes Association

American Red Cross
Logo redesign by Turner Duckworth

Best non-profit logos - American Red Cross

Boy Scouts of America
In-house designer, Chris Morrow

Boy Scouts New Logo

Boys & Girls Club
Logo design by Saul Bass & Associates

Charity Logos - Boys & Girls Club

Charity: Water

Best Charity Logos - Charity Water

Conservation International
Logo redesign by Chermayeff & Geismar

Best Nonprofit Logos - Conservation International

Design Museum Boston
Logo design by Continuum

Design Museum Boston Logo

East Meets West

Best Non-profit logos - East Meets West

Feeding America
Logo design by Interbrand

Feeding America - Non-profit Logo

Free the Slaves
Logo design by Jenny Goodwyn

Free the Slaves - Charity Logo

Friendfactor
Logo Design by Landor

Friendfactor non-profit logos

Girl Scouts of the USA

New Girl Scouts Logo

Gleaners

Charity Logos - Gleaners

Hillsong
Logo design by Chris Perry, Chris Perry Design

Hillsong - Church Logos

Homebrewers Association
Designers: Hanna Design + In-house

Home Brewers Association - Best Logos

Humane Society
Logo design by Paul Janas and Michael Schwab of Euro RSCG Chicago

Humane Society-Best Charity Logos

Ideas Tap

IDEAS TAP - A Best Non-profit Logo

Imperial War Museums

Imperial War Museums Logo

Instead

Instead App Logo

International Rescue Committee

Best Non-profit Logos - International Rescue Committee (IRC) Logo

Juma
Logo design by John McNeil Studio

Juma - Youth Charity Logo

Memphis Zoo Logo

Memphis Zoo Logo

Mentoring Project

Mentoring Project - Charity Logos

Miami Jewish Health System

Miami Jewish Health System

National Museum Australia
Logo design by gen.a

National Museum Australia logo

National Railway Museum

National Railway Museum logo

Oikos
Logo design by Amsterdam office of EdenSpiekermann

Oikos - Charity Logo

One Campaign

ONE Campaign Logo

One Drop

One Drop - Water Charity Logos

Oxfam

Top Charity Logos - Oxfam - Best Nonprofit Logos

PBS

PBS

Portland Art Museum

Portland Art Museum Logo

Preservation Alliance of Minnesota
Logo design by Diana Quenomoen

Preservation Alliance of Minnesota

Red

RED - Best Charity Logos

Redemption Church
Designer: Greg Lutze, Must Warn Others

Redemption Church Logo

Seattle Children’s Hospital

Seattle Children's Hospital Logo

Stand Up To Cancer

Best Charity Logos - Stant Up To Cancer

Take Root Chattanooga

Take Root Chattanooga-Best Nonprofit Logos

 

Turnstone

Turnstone non-profit logo

 

Whaling Museum

Whaling Museum Logo

WildAid

WildAid - wildlife charity logo

World Wildlife Fund

WWF-Best Nonprofit Logos

YMCA

YMCA's new logo