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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!

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.

Calculate your potential impactView our charities

 

WHAT WE DO

The Life You Can Save (TLYCS) was founded by Peter Singer to promote high impact philanthropy—giving that is informed, intentional, and impactful. TLYCS makes it easy to find well-researched charities that provide you—the donor—tremendous "bang for your buck" in improving lives of those living in extreme poverty. We also provide concise information to enhance your knowledge about the organizations you support and about effective giving.

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?"

CALCULATE

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