About Us

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Giving What We Can is a community of effective givers. We inspire people to donate significantly and as effectively as possible.

Forming a community allows us to share information on how and where to give, helps us stick to our commitment and lets us stand together to create a culture of giving more, and more effectively.


Our Vision

A world in which giving 10% of our income to the most effective organisations is the norm


Our Mission

Inspire donations to the world’s most effective organisations

We believe that charitable donations can do an incredible amount of good. However, a donation to a more effective charity can make a much bigger difference than a donation to a less effective charity. It turns out that the difference between charities is astounding. It is therefore critical that we give our money to the most effective charities, so that it will have the greatest impact possible.

If you're not sure where to start in your own charity research, we recommend a few avenues here.


Our Values

We are a welcoming community, sharing our passion and energy to improve the lives of others.

We care

  • We have a deep commitment to helping others.
  • We are dedicated to helping other members of our community give more and better.

We take action based on evidence

  • We are open-minded towards new approaches to altruism that may show greater effectiveness.
  • We are honest when it comes to what we don't know or mistakes we have made.

We are optimistic

  • We are ambitious in terms of the change we believe we can create.
  • We apply energy and enthusiasm to support and build our community.