Human Empowerment Fund

Donate to the Rethink Charity Human Empowerment Fund

Donate to a fund if you’d like your donation to remain unrestricted and passed on to the charities that need it most.

100% of your donation (minus credit card fees, if applicable) goes to the cause of your choice. Rethink Charity Forward will strive to extend its “zero fees” initiative indefinitely.

If you are making a donation of $1000 or more, or a monthly donation of $200 or more, please send an email to so we can provide you with alternative donation options that could cut back significantly on third-party fees.

Charity evaluator GiveWell recommends these charities as excellent at educating and empowering the extreme poor.

In April 2018 the Human Empowerment Fund distributed funds based on GiveWell’s recommendation of GiveDirectly:

  • 100% went to GiveDirectly (direct cash transfers)

All dollar and gift amounts on this donation page are in Canadian Dollars (CAD).

Money raised for the Human Empowerment Fund through RC Forward

People often know what’s best for them. Human Empowerment is about providing people with the knowledge and opportunities to make their lives better. Charities like these standout as excellent ways to empower who currently struggle to meet basic needs.

Here are all the Human Empowerment charities that you can donate to through RC Forward: