If you're curious or looking for ideas, these were my top picks in 2010:
- Partners in Health
- Second Harvest
- Doctors Without Borders
- Project Respite 2.0
- International Rescue Committee
- Berkeley Free Clinic
- Donors Choose
A lot of it is international aid, because the effectiveness per dollar seems pretty high there. Second Harvest and Project Respite are due to fundraising efforts by Google coworkers. Berkeley Free Clinic was a shot at doing something local.
It was not very disciplined, though. When I looked back to make this list, I was a little surprised that it was spread out among so many different organizations. I think it might be more efficient to focus on the highest-impact ones, if such a thing can be determined.
- Deworm the World
- Population Services International
- Innovations for Poverty Action
- Village Reach
- Stop TB Partnership
- Against Malaria Foundation
Which charities do you like, and why? Any important ones that you think are missing?