The Founders Pledge Global Health and Development Fund aims to tackle the vast global inequalities in health, wealth, and opportunity.
Nearly half the world lives on less than $2.50 a day, yet giving by the world’s richest often overlooks the world’s poorest and most vulnerable. Despite the average American household being richer than 90% of the rest of the world, only 6% of US charitable giving goes to charities that work internationally.
This Fund is focused on helping those who need it most, wherever that help can make the biggest difference. By building a mixed portfolio of direct and indirect interventions (such as policy work), this Fund aims to:
Recent grant recipients include:
See the Fund webpage for more information about how donations are allocated, past recipients, and plans for the future.
This fund meets our criteria to be a top-rated fund because it is managed by one of our trusted evaluators. Our trusted evaluators are charitable giving experts who focus on impact — their research into the best charities means your donations can do even more good. Learn more about charity evaluators we trust and why.
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