Are you looking for charities to donate to around Christmas?🎄🎁 Then we’ve got something for you! What if we told you that some charities are 100x more effective than others? EA Maastricht has some suggestions for you!
Our top recommendations are:
1) Climate Change: "Clean Air Task Force" promotes climate-protecting technologies and policies like zero-carbon fuels, carbon capture and tackling methane pollution in order to achieve zero-emissions.🌳 If you care about tackling the climate crisis and strengthen adaptation measures, your money will help a great deal!
2) Global Health: “Strong Minds” improves mental health and resilience in Africa.💭 Concretly, they provide free therapy to low-income women suffering from depression in Uganda and Zambia. Having treated >140.000 women has already resulted in better child nutrition, more frequent school visits and improved family-wellbeing. ✅ If you think women empowerment and combating mental health is an important cause area, this charity is for you!
3) Animal Welfare and Global Food Security: “The Good Food Institute” promotes plant-based meat alternatives. 🌱 Apart from the extreme suffering of 19.6 billion chickens 🐓, 1.4 billion cattle🐮, and 980 million pigs 🐷 worldwide, global livestock is responsible for 80% of rainforest destruction, environmental damage and anti-biotic resistance. Supporting the GFI on its mission to promote plant-based and cell-made proteins thus helps animals, the environment and feeds more people with fewer resources!
EA Maastricht is a local Effective Altruism group trying to do the most good with our limited time and resources. We support effective charities through awareness-raising and fundraising. Moreover, we are a group of curious people who love philosophical discussions and caring about the world's most pressing issues.
Cause area: Multiple cause areas The Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is an international nonprofit that promotes technical and policy change for the climate. CATF values pragmatism and believes all promising options should be explored to prevent catastrophic climate change.
Cause area: Improving human wellbeing StrongMinds is scaling effective depression treatment in sub-Saharan Africa, leveraging existing government and NGO infrastructure to bring proven therapy to its patients’ communities.
Cause area: Improving animal welfare 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.