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Against Malaria Foundation Donate

Against Malaria Foundation

Against Malaria Foundation works to prevent the spread of malaria by distributing long-lasting, insecticide-treated mosquito nets to susceptible populations in developing countries. AMF has been active in 36 countries in Africa, Asia and South America, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Read more >

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Breakthrough Trust Donate

Breakthrough Trust

Breakthrough Trust is an India-based nonprofit that works to make violence against women and girls unacceptable by transforming the culture that permits violence. They work with nearly 1.5 million adolescents and young people in schools and communities to mold gender norms and beliefs before they solidify into behavior. As Breakthrough builds adolescent capacity by fostering aspiration, leadership, agency and negotiation skills, they enable a generational shift towards a gender-equal culture. Read more >

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Carbon180 Donate

Carbon180

Carbon180 is a climate–focused nonprofit on a mission to fundamentally rethink carbon. The organization champions the development and implementation of carbon removal technologies and practices– a critical but relatively neglected component of achieving climate goals. It does this through research, policy development and advocacy and innovation support. Read more >

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CEDOVIP Donate

CEDOVIP

CEDOVIP is a locally-led Ugandan based charity that establishes and supports groups running cost-effective, evidence-based, community-led programs aimed at shifting culture and gender norms and reducing violence. Operating throughout Kampala and northern Uganda, CEDOVIP’s program SASA! has supported nearly 200,000 women and trained nearly 200 groups. Read more >

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Clean Air Task Force Donate

Clean Air Task Force

The Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is an impact-focused non-profit that advocates for clean air policies. In addition, CATF promotes innovation in and adoption of neglected low-carbon technologies. Through policy change, technology innovation, and thought leadership, CATF drives impact to prevent catastrophic climate change through pragmatic solutions. Read more >

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Development Media International Donate

Development Media International

Development Media International runs large-scale media campaigns in low-income countries via radio, television, and mobile video. They work with local broadcasters to create informative and engaging programming that focuses on maternal and child health, nutrition, hygiene and sanitation, sexual reproductive health, and early childhood development. Read more >

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Educate Girls Donate

Educate Girls

Established by Safeena Husain in 2007, Educate Girls is a nonprofit that focuses on mobilizing communities for girls’ education in India’s rural and educationally disadvantaged areas. Strongly aligned with the ‘Right to Education Act, Educate Girls aims to achieve behavioral, social, and economic transformation for all girls toward an India where all children have equal opportunities to access quality education. Read more >

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Evergreen Collaborative Donate

Evergreen Collaborative

Evergreen Collaborative is creating the blueprint to defeat the climate crisis and build a clean energy future through actionable, ambitious policy proposals. Evergreen Collaborative seeks to influence Congress, the Executive Branch, and federal agencies through direct work with Hill offices and by coordinating with a wide coalition of other environmental groups. The organization was founded by former staffers of Washington State Governor Jay Inslee’s 2020 presidential campaign. Read more >

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Evidence Action Donate

Evidence Action

Evidence Action operates three main initiatives. Dispensers for Safe Water installs and maintains chlorine dispensers in rural Africa. The Deworm the World Initiative partners with governments in India, Nigeria, and Pakistan school-based deworming programs. And Evidence Action’s Accelerator drives new program development, testing and refining high-potential, cost-effective interventions. Read more >

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Fistula Foundation Donate

Fistula Foundation

Fistula Foundation is the global leader in treating obstetric fistula, a devastating childbirth injury that leaves women incontinent, humiliated, and often shunned by their communities. In addition to covering direct surgery costs, Fistula Foundation also supports training surgeons, equipping facilities, grassroots community outreach, and holistic post-surgery reintegration. Read more >

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The Fred Hollows Foundation Donate

The Fred Hollows Foundation

The Fred Hollows Foundation is a leading international development organisation with a vision for a world where no person is needlessly blind or vision impaired. The Foundation has restored sight to more than 2.5 million people around the world and has supported programs to deliver more than 200 million doses of antibiotics for trachoma. They work with communities to improve their own eye health through life-changing surgeries and treatments, training doctors and health workers and pushing for change at all levels. Read more >

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GiveDirectly Donate

GiveDirectly

GiveDirectly provides unconditional cash transfers using cell phone technology to some of the world’s poorest people, as well as refugees, urban youth, and disaster victims. They also are currently running a historic Universal Basic Income initiative, delivering a basic income to 20,000+ people in Kenya in a 12-year study. Read more >

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GAIN’s Salt Iodization Program Donate

GAIN’s Salt Iodization Program

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition's (GAIN's) mission is to increase the consumption of nutritious foods among vulnerable populations, especially women, girls, and children. They work to strengthen food systems — particularly salt iodization — by building partnerships between governments, the private sector, and communities to design and implement effective and sustainable nutrition programs. The specific program that The Life You Can Save recommends is GAIN's Salt Iodization program Read more >

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Helen Keller Intl Donate

Helen Keller Intl

Helen Keller Intl’s Vitamin A Supplementation programs provide critical nutrition to children around the world at-risk for vitamin A deficiency — a condition that can lead to blindness and death. Read more >

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Innovations for Poverty Action Donate

Innovations for Poverty Action

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy non-profit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor. Read more >

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Iodine Global Network Donate

Iodine Global Network

The Iodine Global Network is the leading global organization supporting the elimination of iodine deficiency, the most common cause of brain damage in newborns. IGN supports healthy iodine nutrition in virtually every country of the world through a safe, effective, and affordable solution: iodized salt. Read more >

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Living Goods Donate

Living Goods

Living Goods supports and trains local community health workers in Burkina Faso, Kenya and Uganda, the majority of whom are women, to deliver lifesaving medicines, health education, diagnoses, and health products to millions of people who need them. They focus especially on preventing and treating the leading causes of child deaths. Read more >

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Malaria Consortium Donate

Malaria Consortium

Malaria Consortium delivers programs that protect the poorest and most marginalized children in Africa and Asia from a range of deadly diseases, including malaria and pneumonia. We recommend their Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) project in particular. SMC is an extremely cost-effective and evidence-based way of protecting children under 5 from malaria. Read more >

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New Incentives Donate

New Incentives

New Incentives’ mission is to save lives in a way that does the most good per dollar. Guided by evidence, they provide cash incentives to increase childhood vaccination rates. Operating in northern Nigeria, an area with one of the highest child mortality rates and one of the lowest childhood vaccination rates in the world, New Incentives offers cash incentives, equivalent to ~$8 across six visits, to caregivers at government clinics after their children receive their routine vaccinations. A GiveWell top charity, the program is recognized as one of the most cost-effective ways to save a life. Read more >

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One Acre Fund Donate

One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund helps smallholder African farmers boost productivity by delivering a bundle of services directly to their doorsteps, including start-up financing, high-quality farming inputs, agricultural training, and market facilitation to help maximize profits. These tools help farmers increase their yield per acre, sales, and household income. Read more >

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Oxfam Donate

Oxfam

Oxfam is a confederation of 20 sister organizations working together to fight poverty, its causes, and its effects. Oxfam’s work focuses on long-term development programs, emergency assistance, and political advocacy on issues including agriculture, education, health, climate change, emergency response, and more. Read more >

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Population Services International Donate

Population Services International

Population Services International helps women live healthier and plan the families they desire. A large part of PSI’s work focuses on sexual and reproductive health and contraception, but they also are involved with HIV, malaria, water, sanitation and hygiene, and non-communicable diseases including diabetes, hypertension, and cervical cancer. Read more >

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Sanku – Project Healthy Children Donate

Sanku – Project Healthy Children

Sanku - Project Healthy Children's mission is to provide children everywhere with the simple, inexpensive, basic nutritional support they require to survive and thrive. Sanku - PHC focuses on achieving wide micronutrient coverage for at-risk communities in Africa and beyond. Read more >

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Teaching at the Right Level Africa Donate

Teaching at the Right Level Africa

Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) is a not-for-profit organization that supports governments and organizations across Africa to accelerate children’s foundational skill learning using the evidence-based TaRL approach. Read more >

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Unlimit Health Donate

Unlimit Health

Unlimit Health, formerly SCI Foundation, works with Ministries of Health and Education in sub-Saharan African countries to support programs controlling and eliminating two types of parasitic worm infections: schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis. The majority of programs treat school-aged children, but can also include at-risk adults. Read more >

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Seva Foundation Donate

Seva Foundation

Seva is a global nonprofit eye care organization. Their mission is to transform lives and strengthen communities by restoring sight and preventing blindness. Seva works with underserved communities in more than 20 countries across Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Read more >

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Village Enterprise Donate

Village Enterprise

Village Enterprise equips the extreme poor in Africa with resources to start sustainable businesses through a four-part program: entrepreneurship training, a cash grant, business mentoring, and a savings group. There is strong evidence that this leads to a significant and persistent increase in income. Read more >

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Based on your current selection, you have 27 charities to choose from.