WHAT WE DO

The Life You Can Save was founded by Peter Singer to promote the approach of effective giving. We make it easy to support interventions proven to reduce suffering and premature death, and to improve lives and livelihoods, for people living in extreme poverty (less than $1.90 per day). The Life You Can Save recommends charities based on their effectiveness and evidence, ensuring that donations have the greatest impact possible.

Why donate to our charities?

To determine if donating to our recommended charities is a good fit for you, please consider these statements:

  • I want to support charities that accomplish more good per dollar.
  • Charities should measure their impact and share their results transparently.
  • If I could provide immense benefit to someone at a minimal cost to myself, I would.
  • A life in the United States has the same value as a life in Africa, India, Asia etc.

If you agree with these statements then our recommended charities are a great option for you. Our recommendations are based on robust research on effectiveness and the charities have been proven to provide immense benefit to people living in poverty, at a relatively low cost.

 

THE WHY AND HOW OF EFFECTIVE ALTRUISM

In his TedTalk, our founder, the philosopher Peter Singer, asks provocative questions that will help you reconsider why and how you give—no matter what amount!

CALCULATE YOUR IMPACT

WHAT IMPACT WILL YOUR DONATION HAVE ON SOME OF OUR TOP CHARITIES

We designed this Impact Calculator to help answer the first question on a donor's mind:
"Where does my money go?"

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