The Giving What We Can

Donation platform

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

Tax deductible donations in Australia

Donors from Australia can make tax deductible donations to the programs shown below through our partner Effective Altruism Australia (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, a programme of Evidence Action, collaborates with governments to run mass deworming programmes in schools located in at-risk communities.

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GiveDirectly
GiveDirectly

Direct Cash Transfers

GiveDirectly is a nonprofit that lets donors send money directly to the world’s poorest households. GiveDirectly believes people living in poverty deserve the dignity to choose for themselves how best to improve their lives — cash enables that choice.

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StrongMinds
StrongMinds

Mental Health Programs

StrongMinds is scaling effective depression treatment in sub-Saharan Africa, leveraging existing government and NGO infrastructure to bring proven therapy to its patients’ communities.

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Unlimit Health (formerly SCI Foundation)
Unlimit Health

Deworming Program

Unlimit Health (formerly known as SCI Foundation) works to end parasitic disease globally. To achieve this, Unlimit Health partners with both government ministries of health and affected communities to share evidence and expertise to end preventable parasitic infections and build resilient systems for good health.

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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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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 9,595 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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