The Life You Can Save's Panel of Experts has designated two organizations as "Approved Evaluators": GiveWell and ImpactMatters.
GiveWell conducts detailed analysis to identify the best giving opportunities for donors who want to help people suffering in extreme poverty. GiveWell's evaluations are extremely thorough, and the organization applies a very high standard in its recommendations. As such, a "Top Charity" or "Standout Charity" recommendation from GiveWell constitutes a passing grade.
ImpactMatters provides recommendations based on in-depth “impact audits” of nonprofits, and reports ratings along multiple dimensions. The Panel has defined thresholds along each of these dimensions for accepting an ImpactMatters recommendation. These are detailed in the table below.
The Life You Can Save is a movement of people fighting extreme poverty. We hold that an ethical life involves using some of our wealth and resources to save and improve the lives of those less fortunate than us.
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