finding worthy charities

Karen and I are trying to decide on some charitable organzations to which we can give, and I was doing a little research today.  I found one one rather cool website called GiveWell.org:  http://givewell.org/

GiveWell seems to be objective and on the level; I can’t say for sure that they do not have an agenda favoring the charities they recommend; everyone should read up on this stuff and decide for themselves.  Nevertheless, GiveWell ranks these two organizations most highly:

1. Against Malaria Foundation:  http://news.againstmalaria.com/page/About-the-Against-Malaria-Foundation.aspx

2. Schistosomiasis Control Initiative: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/schisto

Please note:  both of the orgs listed above are apparently based in the UK.  That may or may not be a problem for you if you are inclined to act more locally than globally.

Another website that seems to be highly touted with respect to rating charitable organizations is Charity Navigator:  http://www.charitynavigator.org/

Charity Navigator seems to cover a lot more ground than other similar websites, so that is an upside.  One downside for me is that their website is a bit cumbersome and confusing to navigate (no pun intended), at least for me.  Perhaps I will like it better after I study it more.

I hope you find this interesting.  Happy giving!

 

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About goldenbearflyer

Robert Martz is a writer who doesn't make any money writing, so he keeps a day job in finance. He lives and works in Walnut Creek, CA. He began blogging in 2011 as a way of taking responsibility for and finding a place to put his thoughts and feelings. He loves to eat, cook, and travel. He volunteers, practices yoga, runs, bicycles, hikes, and explores nature with passion and a child-like sense of wonder. He is inspired by his amazing friends, doers and other writers. Check out another of his blogs at http://goldenbearflyer.webnode.com/.
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