When you think of a non profit, you likely think of a charity you donate to regularly. Although the charitable organization is the most common type, there are many other types of non profit organizations. Charitable organizations include animal rights, human rights and hospitals. Scientific non profits make up cancer research and environmental groups. Church and church relief organizations are considered religious non profits. Educational non profits include colleges and museums but also the health organizations focused on information and awareness. The last major type is the literary organization which includes symphonies, theaters and other arts organizations..