Rethink Charity Forward: Giving Platform for Canadian Donors

Re­think Char­ity has launched RC For­ward, Canada’s first cause-neu­tral dona­tion rout­ing fund for high-im­pact char­i­ties around the world.

Un­til now, Char­ity Science Outreach (CSO) has been ac­cept­ing dona­tions from Cana­di­ans to GiveWell-recom­mended char­i­ties. Many of these are not reg­istered char­i­ties in Canada, so CSO has been able to gen­er­ate re­ceipts with which donors can claim tax benefits. Through this ser­vice, CSO has dis­bursed over CAD $600,000 to effec­tive char­i­ties in the past year.

Now that the founders of Char­ity Science have turned their fo­cus to Char­ity Science Health, Re­think Char­ity has taken the reins with RC For­ward. We’ve ex­panded the list of tax-de­ductible or­ga­ni­za­tions to in­clude high-im­pact char­i­ties in cause ar­eas like an­i­mal welfare and far fu­ture risk, in ad­di­tion to global health and poverty. RC For­ward also fea­tures a new and in­tu­itive dona­tion plat­form, thanks to our part­ner­ship with the Char­i­ta­ble Im­pact Foun­da­tion (CHIMP).

Re­think Char­ity was founded by two former em­ploy­ees of Char­ity Science, one of whom—Bax­ter Bul­lock—has been run­ning Char­ity Science Outreach since early 2016. This means that donors will be in touch with the same con­tacts as be­fore, and will be offered the same dona­tion op­tions (and more).

There are cur­rently four cause area funds for un­re­stricted dona­tions—Global Health, Hu­man Em­pow­er­ment, An­i­mal Welfare, and Fu­ture Pros­per­ity—and nine char­i­ties to which donors can make di­rect gifts. Us­ing this new plat­form, on­line high-im­pact fundraisers can also be ini­ti­ated for any of the above funds or char­i­ties (more in­for­ma­tion on this soon).

RC For­ward will ini­ti­ate quar­terly dis­burse­ments to se­lected Cana­dian and Amer­i­can char­i­ties. All fees for cross-bor­der dona­tions made in 2017 will be gen­er­ously cov­ered by Char­ity Science. RC For­ward will strive to provide this ser­vice for no fees what­so­ever into 2018 and be­yond.

If you have any ques­tions, or are in­ter­ested in sup­port­ing RC For­ward’s op­er­a­tions, please email bax­ter@rtchar­ for more in­for­ma­tion.

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