Top recommended charities by EAHK

Global health recommendations

Malaria Consortium — Seasonal malaria chemoprevention programme
Malaria Consortium

Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention

Malaria Consortium's seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) programme distributes preventative antimalarial drugs to young children during times of peak malaria transmission.

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Against Malaria Foundation
Against Malaria Foundation

Bednets To Prevent Malaria

Against Malaria Foundation (AMF) works to prevent malaria-caused deaths and illness by distributing long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito nets in at-risk, low-income communities. The organisation also consistently monitors its impact through surveys and case rate data.

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Helen Keller Intl— Vitamin A supplementation programme
Helen Keller International

Vitamin A Supplementation

Helen Keller Intl partners with governments across Africa and Asia to provide millions of children every year with lifesaving vitamin A supplements and other nutrients.

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New Incentives
New Incentives

Childhood Immunisation Incentives

New Incentives’ mission is to save lives in a way that does the most good per dollar. Guided by evidence, they provide cash incentives to increase childhood vaccination rates.

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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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GiveWell: Top Charities Fund
Top Charities Fund

by GiveWell

The Top Charities Fund supports the highest-priority funding needs among GiveWell’s top charities, which are evidence-backed, high-impact, and highly cost-effective opportunities to save and improve the lives of people living in low- and lower-middle-income countries.

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Animal welfare recommendations

The Humane League (Corporate campaign programs)
The Humane League

Corporate Animal Welfare Campaigns

The Humane League exists to end the abuse of animals raised for food. It does this by influencing the policies of the world’s biggest companies, demanding legislation, and empowering others to take action and leave animals off their plates. We specifically recommend The Humane League’s work on corporate campaigns for chicken welfare.

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Faunalytics
Faunalytics

Animal Welfare Research

Faunalytics maintains the largest database of animal advocacy research, works with animal advocacy organisations on projects to improve their impact, and produces original animal advocacy research.

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Good Food Institute
Good Food Institute

Alternative Protein Field Building

The Good Food Institute (GFI) is an international nonprofit working to improve the food system by developing and promoting plant- and cell-based alternatives to animal products.

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Animal Charity Evaluators: Recommended Charity Fund
Recommended Charities Fund

by Animal Charity Evaluators

Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) Recommended Charity Fund supports the highest-value funding opportunities among its recommended charities, which are those that have the greatest impact helping animals per dollar.

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EA Hong Kong’s Top Recommendations

Effective altruism is the global community and research field growing around the idea that if it’s good to make an impact, it’s even better to make as large an impact as possible. The problem is that there are limited resources, but unlimited causes of suffering. So effective altruism researches how best to use the resources, and takes action. It’s a combination of both compassion and rationality.


When you choose one charity, there is an opportunity cost. When you give your money to one charity, you lose the opportunity to give that money to another charity. Since the difference in impact between the most and least cost-effective interventions can be more than a thousand-fold — in many cases ignoring cost-effectiveness in global health means losing almost all the value that we could create — there is thus a moral imperative to fund the most cost-effective interventions.


People who want to do good invariably start from a place of compassion and caring about the suffering of others and tragedies that happen around them and around the world. And it’s because we want to make sure we do as much good as possible that rationality is needed to help overcome cognitive biases and evaluate different actions objectively. So one way to think about it is that the heart is the engine, and the head provides the steering.


At EA Hong Kong, we have picked out the charities and organisations that we believe can do the most good under different cause areas. We have partnered with Giving What We Can to direct donations to these charities through this page. This list is continually being updated based on the latest available research.