Giving Recommendations

Better preparation could reduce risk of pandemics. Image: Ebola virus.

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Where can your money do the most good?

Your donations can do an astonishing amount of good.

However, not all giving opportunities are equal.
You can have hundreds of times more impact depending on where you give.

Find the best giving opportunities

Solve problems that are big, solvable and neglected

Big

More to gain by solving the problem

Tractable

Fewer resources needed to make progress on the problem

Neglected

More opportunities to make progress



Help to solve the world's biggest problems

Global health and development

Support proven interventions, like anti-malarial bednets, to improve the lives of hundreds of millions of people.

Factory farming

Help to end the suffering of trillions of animals in cages.

Long-term future

Help humanity to survive and thrive over the long term by reducing risks to our future, including from pandemics, nuclear war, artificial intelligence, and runaway climate change.

Better problem-solving tools

Help researchers figure out what big problems we could be missing; support the development of better policies and institutions; spread ideas about effective giving to more people.

More causes

Give as a community

When we give together, we can coordinate to find the best opportunities.

Using EA Funds, you can pool your donations with other donors within our four major cause areas.
Experts in that cause area will grant funds to the best giving opportunities.
This helps us to fund excellent giving opportunities together as a community.

Donate via EA Funds

Tax-deductible in USA/UK

If you want to support an individual charity, we recommend looking at the organizations highlighted by these evaluators:

Many of these organisations can be donated to individually or in aggregate using the following grantmaking organisations:

OrganisationCausesTax-deductible
EA FundsVarious🇺🇸 🇬🇧
GiveWellGlobal Health & Development🇺🇸
Animal Charity EvaluatorsAnimal Welfare🇺🇸
Long-Term Risk FundLong-Term Future🇩🇪 🇨🇭 🇳🇱
RC ForwardVarious🇨🇦
Effective Altruism AustraliaGlobal Health & Development🇦🇺
EA FoundationVarious🇩🇪 🇨🇭 🇳🇱
Effective Altruism New ZealandGlobal Health & Development🇳🇿
The Life You Can SaveGlobal Health & Development🇺🇸 🇬🇧 🇦🇺 🇳🇱
Fundación Ayuda EfectivaGlobal Health & Development🇪🇸
Effektiv SpendenVarious🇩🇪
Effektiv AltruismeVarious🇳🇴