Giving Pledge

The Life You Can Save’s founder, Peter Singer, proposes a public standard (based on a sliding scale, depending on income) for all of us to follow in supporting effective charities.


Changing What's on Our Plate
TLYCS Volunteer José Oliveira, an art teacher in Portugal, reflects on items he gave up, like a few coffees and beers each week, allowing him to donate more towards addressing extreme poverty. Bonuses included feeling happier and healthier himself. Try his "Personal Luxuries" calculator with items from your own "plate".
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Peter Singer's Best Charities for 2017
We’re excited to announce our 2017 list of Best Charities working against global poverty. These 18 non-profit organizations perform innovative and cost-effective work to bring medical services, vital nutrients, and economic opportunities to many of the 702 million people living in extreme poverty today. They use evidence-backed interventions to give new hope to the world’s neediest men, women, and children.
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You're on the global rich list
Enter your income at globalrichlist.com and you will see the surprising truth – you’re probably among the 1 percent of richest people in the world.
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