An online search for Pagan charities doesn’t yield much. Many Pagans choose to contribute to organizations that resonate with them, be it agencies that defend the environment, improve human living conditions, or promote equality for women in all aspects of society. Lists of Pagan charities tend to be short and out-of-date for that reason.
There are many possible reasons for a lack of specifically Pagan charities, or the difficulty in identifying them as such.
- Pagan religions don’t always call themselves that.
- Organized churches may be doing charitable work under those auspices, rather than forming independent organizations (think Roman Catholic Church vs. Salvation Army).
- Unlike other umbrella terms, such as Islam and Christianity, Paganism encompasses an array of theologies which, at its extremes, have so little to do with each other that there’s little impetus to work together.