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If you know exactly where you want your donation to go, you’re in the right place. Choose a charity by clicking on the cause areas below.

If you’re not sure where your donation should go, consider giving to a cause area through one of our funds.

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 baxter@rtcharity.org so we can provide you with alternative donation options that could cut back significantly on third-party fees.

The diseases easiest to battle are usually long gone in the developed world. This is because they’re extremely easy and cheap to treat and prevent. These are the ‘low-hanging fruit’ for reducing human suffering and saving lives.

The Against Malaria Foundation (AMF) distributes long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed nets in sub-Saharan Africa to combat malaria, one of the most common and easily preventable diseases facing the world today. Rigorous studies suggest these nets are the most cost-effective way of preventing malaria. More information about this charity.

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Evidence Action scales evidence-based and cost-effective programs to reduce the burden of poverty. They fill the gap between research about what works and implementing solutions for those in need. They operate in ten countries and measurably impact millions of lives every year through our programs. More information about this charity.

By default, donations will be allocated (at Evidence Action’s discretion) to the two projects recognized by GiveWell as top charities: Deworm the World and No Lean Season. If you would like your donation earmarked for a specific project, please fill out this form AFTER you make your donation.

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Project Healthy Children (PHC) – Micronutrient deficiencies are the leading cause of intellectual disability in children, preventable blindness among adults, and maternal death during childbirth. PHC supports governments to ensure the successful delivery of food fortification programmes for tens of millions of people. More information about this charity.

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The Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) works with Ministries of Health and Education in sub-Saharan Africa and Yemen to treat their populations for the parasitic “worm” infections, schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH). These infections affect the poorest and most marginalised communities in the world. More information about this charity.

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People often know what’s best for them. Human Empowerment is about providing people with the knowledge and opportunities to make their lives better.

GiveDirectly allows donors to give money directly to extremely poor households with no strings attached. It aims to drive efficiency in international giving by making direct transfers the benchmark on which others are evaluated. GiveDirectly is top-rated by leading charity evaluator GiveWell. More information about this charity.

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Living Goods employs local workers in developing countries to go door-to-door to sell affordable health and household goods and give basic health advice to low-income families. Living Goods is a top-ranked charity of The Life You Can Save and is on GiveWell’s standout charity list. More information about this charity.

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StrongMinds provides life-changing mental health care to Africa’s poorest women afflicted by the debilitating illness: depression. Our simple, evidence-based and cost-effective group talk therapy model has been delivered to over 25,000 women since 2014, as we strive to reach 2 million women by 2025. More information about this charity.

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Development Media International (DMI) runs television, radio, and mobile campaigns in developing countries to change health-related behaviours and save lives. DMI is the first organisation to have demonstrated that mass media campaigns implemented according to DMI’s methodology can change health-related behaviours and save lives. More information about this charity.

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Donations to DMI are routed through GiveWell. GiveWell has historically made grants in accordance with donors’ allocation preferences in all cases, but they retain the right to exercise final discretion over how funds are allocated.

Some of the best Animal Welfare charities focus on reducing the impact of factory farming. That’s because the atrocious conditions that these animals endure, and the large numbers of animals affected mean the scale of this problem exceeds that of any other human-caused animal suffering.

The Humane League works to reduce as much animal suffering as possible, as effectively as possible. Donations support hard-hitting corporate campaigns, which reform the way farm animals are treated, as well as education programs that inspire consumers to make more compassionate food choices. More information about this charity.

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Animal Equality is an international organization working with societies, governments and companies to end cruelty to farmed animals. They educate the public on factory farming, inspire compassionate eating, work with companies to change policies and engage policymakers to take action for animals. More information about this charity.

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The Good Food Institute (GFI) is dedicated to creating a healthy, humane and sustainable food supply. By working with scientists, entrepreneurs and investors, GFI is developing ideas to tackle poverty, climate change and animal welfare through the promotion of plant-based and clean meat, dairy, and eggs. More information about this charity.

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Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) is dedicated to our mission of finding and promoting the most effective ways to help animals. We use evidence-based research to assist compassionate donors, volunteers, and advocates in making informed decisions on how to help as many animals as possible. Please note that this is not for donations to ACE’s top charities. Give unrestricted donations to ACE’s top charities through the Animal Welfare Fund.

More information about this charity.

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One of the most effective ways of doing good is to take action now to reduce the chances of catastrophic harm occurring in the future. Charities like these are some of the best places to donate to ensure a brighter future.

The Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI) is a research nonprofit. MIRI’s mission is to develop tools for the design and analysis of general-purpose AI systems, with the aim of making such superintelligent systems more reliably aligned with human interests. More information on this charity.

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Center for Applied Rationality is an adult education non-profit working to train effectiveness, discernment, and debiased thinking. They run workshops that help people improve both the quality of their mental tool-kits and their fluency with them, as well as nudging them toward humanity’s most important and under-served problems. More information about this charity. 

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Climate change is real and caused by humans, but there are high-impact ways to combat it. These charities (mostly policy-focused) are a great place to start.

Clean Air Task Force (CATF) To protect our planet from the worst impacts of climate change, we must reduce carbon dioxide and other climate warming emissions nearly to zero within a few decades. The only way to do that is through unprecedented technical innovation that displaces the use of coal, oil, and gas – or scrubs the carbon out of those fuels – at an affordable cost. More information about this charity.

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Cool Earth helps prevent deforestation by partnering with indigenous villages to build sustainable livelihoods so they earn more by keeping rainforests standing, rather than clearing them. This reduces climate change and preserves the rich biodiversity of the rainforest. More information on this charity.

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Coalition for Rainforest Nations (CfRN) assists governments and communities in conserving their rainforests which directly slows climate change, protects biodiversity, and supports habitats. Having launched UNFCCC’s REDD+ Mechanism, the Coalition supports around 90% of the world’s remaining rainforests by incentivizing conservation. More information about this charity.

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Identifying high-impact charities is only half the battle. These charities focus on spreading the word and teaching people how to think critically about doing good.

GiveWell is a nonprofit dedicated to finding outstanding giving opportunities and publishing the full details of their analysis. They produce a shortlist of evidence-backed, cost-effective giving opportunities. These donations will likely help support GiveWell’s operating costs.

Please note that this is not for donations to GiveWell’s recommended charities. 

​Donations can be made​ to GiveWell’s top charities through the Global Health Fund or Human Empowerment Fund. Alternatively, you can donate to a specific recommended charity.
 

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Innovations for Poverty Action is a research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. Your donation will be used to invest in innovative research and the pursuit of our strategic goals-in particular the translation of evidence into practice and policy. More information about this charity.

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Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) is dedicated to our mission of finding and promoting the most effective ways to help animals. We use evidence-based research to assist compassionate donors, volunteers, and advocates in making informed decisions on how to help as many animals as possible. Please note that this is not for donations to ACE’s top charities. Give unrestricted donations to ACE’s top charities through the Animal Welfare Fund.

More information about this charity.

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

Identifying high-impact charities is only half the battle. These charities focus on spreading the word and teaching people how to think critically about doing good.

Center for Applied Rationality is an adult education non-profit working to train effectiveness, discernment, and debiased thinking. They run workshops that help people improve both the quality of their mental tool-kits and their fluency with them, as well as nudging them toward humanity’s most important and under-served problems. More information about this charity. 

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

The Life You Can Save, founded by renowned philosopher Peter Singer, aims to change the culture of giving in affluent countries such that dramatically more donations are allocated to highly impactful nonprofits that reduce suffering and premature death for people living in extreme poverty. 

Please note that this is not for donations to The Life You Can Save’s top charities. Give unrestricted donations to The Life You Can Save’s top charities through the Global Health Fund or Human Empowerment Fund. Alternatively you can donate to a specific recommended charity. 

More information about this charity.

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