The Giving What We Can

Donation platform

Support a variety of charitable projects and funds -- all in one place

Tax deductible donations in Australia

Double your donation: Donations up to $5,000 AUD will be matched for new donors for the month of June 2024, while matching funds last (see full terms).

Donors from Australia can make tax deductible donations to the programs shown below through our partner Effective Altruism Australia and Effective Altruism Australia: Environment (More on how this works). To see the full list of programs available on Giving What We Can, please visit the international page.

Global health and wellbeing

Other supported programs

Our donation platform also supports a number of other programmes that broadly align with our principles — in other words, all of these programmes are working on a pressing problem and taking a reasonably promising approach (based on their stated missions and programme descriptions). We’ve roughly ordered these based on our research team’s preliminary impression of which might be most interesting to impact-focused donors, taking into account factors like if we’ve previously recommended them or if they are currently recommended by an impact-focused evaluator. We encourage donors to read more about these giving options before deciding to support them.

Evidence Action: Deworm the World
Evidence Action

Deworm the World Initiative

Deworm the World prevents parasite related illnesses in children by collaborating with governments to run cost-effective deworming treatment programs.

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GiveDirectly
GiveDirectly

Direct Cash Transfers

GiveDirectly Improves the wellbeing of people living in poverty and affirm their dignity by sending cash directly to the world’s poorest households and letting them choose for themselves how best to spend it to improve their lives.

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StrongMinds
StrongMinds

Mental Health Programs

StrongMinds seeks to improve mental health in sub-Saharan Africa by using group talk therapy to treat depression in women and adolescents

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Unlimit Health (formerly SCI Foundation)
Unlimit Health

Deworming Program

The Deworming Program prevents parasitic infection and seeks to build resilient systems for good health by supporting schistosomiasis deworming programs in low-income countries and partnering with ministries of health to support country-owned solutions.

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Giving What We Can
Giving What We Can

Effective Giving Research & Advocacy

Giving What We Can — the nonprofit organisation behind this website and donation platform — is a community of effective givers. We provide the support, community, and information donors need to do the most good with their charitable donations. Donating to this program supports our core operations.

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Addressing climate change

These programmes focus on mitigating the worst effects of climate change by promoting clean, scalable, and equitable solutions.

Giving Green Fund
Giving Green Grantmaking Fund

by Giving Green

The Giving Green Grantmaking Fund addresses climate change by supporting a research-backed selection of high-impact climate giving opportunities.

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About Giving What We Can

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Co-founded in 2009 by moral philosophers Toby Ord and William MacAskill, Giving What We Can is a global community of effective givers and a resource hub for people who want to help. We curate a carefully vetted list of charity recommendations, offer resources and guides so you can make a bigger difference on the problems you care about, and work to change the norms around charitable giving to inspire people to give more, and more effectively.


We believe the scale of global income inequality is so vast that most people living in high-income countries have significant power to affect the lives of others. (See where you stack up here.) To that end, we also help people support high-impact charitable programmes and projects via our donation platform and invite you to join the 9,866 people who have taken a giving pledge.

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Donor advising

Donors who plan to make substantial donations can benefit from working with a philanthropic advisor. Please reach out to us and we’ll connect you with an appropriate person or organisation.

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