Want to make a huge difference? Here are some ways you can do the most good with your donations and support some of the best charities in the world.
Our current recommendation for most donors is to donate through Effective Altruism Funds. Effective Altruism Funds helps donors pool their money into large charitable funds managed by experts to fund the best interventions. You can allocate your donation between four funds:
- Global Health and Development Fund
- Animal Welfare Fund
- Long-Term Future Fund
- Effective Altruism Meta Fund
You can make your donation to any combination of these funds, as well as to individual charities, in a single convenient transaction that is eligible for tax deductions in the US and UK. To read about some of the reasons this might or might not be a good fit for your giving, please visit our "EA Funds Frequently Asked Questions" page.
For those who wish to donate to specific, individual charities, we suggest looking at the current recommendations of charity evaluators GiveWell and Animal Charity Evaluators. You can also use Effective Altruism Funds to donate to charities recommended by GiveWell and Animal Charity Evaluators in just one transaction.
For donors outside the US and UK, it will likely be be more tax-advantaged to donate directly to charities. You can see charts of tax deductibility by country for recommended charities from GiveWell and Animal Charity Evaluators.
If you would like to support Giving What We Can, we recommend that you make a donation to our parent organisation, the Centre for Effective Altruism. Donations will be used to fund whatever activities CEA thinks are most in need of funding. You can read CEA's December 2018 review of our work this year and why we are fundraising.
If you've got any questions, or you need some assistance making a donation, we're more than happy to help out! Please get in touch via our contact page, and we'll respond as quickly as possible.