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What is Giving What We Can?


Giving What We Can is a global community of effective givers. We’re on a mission to make giving effectively and significantly a cultural norm.

We help donors to find high-impact causes and identify the best charities working to solve them. We provide the support, community, and information you need to maximise the impact of your charitable donations.

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We’re best known for The Giving What We Can Pledge to give at least 10% of lifetime income to the most effective charities. 8,841 people have taken The Pledge and 763 people have made other significant giving commitments. Additionally, over 30 companies have pledged 10% or more of profits. Together we’ve already given 378,517,490 and pledged $2.9 billion to highly effective charities.

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Each of us has an incredible opportunity to improve the world through charitable giving. Together, we can make the world much better for all its inhabitants, for generations to come.

We invite you to join us in giving more and giving more effectively.

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