Effective Altruism is using evidence and research to determine how we can best use our resources to help others. Donors can direct their funds toward options that rigorous research shows give the most impact per dollar. The following is a list of effective non-profit organizations working on a number of important issues.

Climate Change

One Tree Planted

We make it simple for you to plant trees around the world. One dollar plants one tree.

Coalition for Rainforest Nations

The Coalition for Rainforest Nations (CfRN or the ‘Coalition) assists tropical governments, communities and peoples responsibly manage their rainforests. Healthy rainforests protect against a changing climate, generate needed biodiversity, and provide safe habitats.


BURN makes and distributes fuel-efficient stoves in Kenya. Their impact on fuel usage (and therefore GHG emissions) was validated by a recent randomized controlled trial or RCT), which sets it apart from the mixed results of other cookstove providers. Additionally, these stoves provided households with major economic benefits due to reduced fuel costs for cooking.

Combating Poverty

Give Directly

GiveDirectly is the leading global NGO specialized in delivering digital cash transfers. We’ve worked in challenging contexts across 8 countries, from Houston after Harvey to the most remote parts of Uganda, and launched 13 experimental evaluations (RCTs) with independent researchers documenting the impacts on recipients and on the local economy.


Oxfam is a global movement of people who are fighting inequality to beat poverty together. We tackle the inequalities that make and keep people poor. We save and protect lives in times of crisis, work with people to build resilience and rebuild their livelihoods and, because we want lasting solutions, we campaign for genuine, durable change.

Save Lives

Against Malaria Foundation

We protect people from malaria. We fund nets and ensure they are distributed and used. We show you where the nets go. We monitor and report their use and impact.

Evidence Action Deworm the World

A significant body of evidence shows that deworming works to improve children’s health, well-being, education, and long-term economic future.

Animal Charities

The Good Food Institute

Imagine a food system where the most affordable and delicious products are also good for our bodies and the planet.

The Human League

(THL)’s mission is to end the abuse of animals raised for food. THL engages in a variety of programs designed to persuade individuals and organizations to adopt behaviors that reduce farmed animal suffering.


Development Media International

(DMI) runs evidence-based media campaigns to change behaviours and improve lives in low-income countries..


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