Rethink Charity

RC Forward

Effective Giving Advocacy

Rethink Charity elevates the effective altruism community toward greater positive impact through incubating, operating, and funding high-impact projects.


What problem is Rethink Charity working on?

Rethink Charity works to improve the world by providing vital support to high-impact charities and charitable projects.

What does Rethink Charity do?

Rethink Charity has a three-year track record of incubating and operating high-impact projects.

Its current project is RC Forward in Canada: a cause-impartial international regranting platform for high-impact charities around the world. It’s a simple way to make effective giving easier and more cost-effective. RC Forward currently features over 35 charities recommended by GiveWell, Founders Pledge, Animal Charity Evaluators, and The Life You Can Save. Through strategic partnerships, RC Forward empowers Canadian donors to make tax-deductible donations to high-impact projects worldwide.

Rethink Charity has also demonstrated its ability to pivot based on the latest understanding of its key leverage points: past projects were either passed on to new leadership, suspended, or built into self-sufficient teams, based on evidence-based analyses of their potential for impact. Recent past projects include:

What information does Giving What We Can have about the cost-effectiveness of Rethink Charity?1.

We don't currently have further information about the cost-effectiveness of Rethink Charity beyond it doing work in a high-impact cause area and taking a reasonably promising approach.

Please note that GWWC does not evaluate individual charities. Our recommendations are based on the research of third-party, impact-focused charity evaluators our research team has found to be particularly well-suited to help donors do the most good per dollar, according to their recent evaluator investigations. Our other supported programs are those that align with our charitable purpose — they are working on a high-impact problem and take a reasonably promising approach (based on publicly-available information).

At Giving What We Can, we focus on the effectiveness of an organisation's work -- what the organisation is actually doing and whether their programs are making a big difference. Some others in the charity recommendation space focus instead on the ratio of admin costs to program spending, part of what we’ve termed the “overhead myth.” See why overhead isn’t the full story and learn more about our approach to charity evaluation.