[Question] Where are you donating in 2020 and why?

This post is intended as an open thread for anyone to share where you donated or plan to donate in 2020, and why. This is inspired by weeatquince’s post last year, and by Claire Zabel’s suggestion that people talk about donations earlier and more.

I encourage you to share regardless of how small or large a donation you’re making! (And you’re welcome to not share the dollar amount if you don’t want to.)

You can share as much or as little detail as you want (anything from 1 sentence simply describing where you’re giving, to multiple pages explaining your decision process and key considerations).

And if you have thoughts or feedback on someone else’s donation plans, I’d encourage you to share that in a reply to their “answer”, unless the person indicated they don’t want that. (But remember to be respectful and kind while doing this! See also supportive scepticism.)

Why commenting on this post might be useful:

  • You might get useful feedback on your donation plan

  • Readers might form better donation plans by learning about donation options you’re considering, seeing your reasoning, etc.

  • Commenting or reading might help you/​other people become or stay inspired to give (and to give effectively)

And I think now is a good time for this, given that Giving Tuesday is coming up on Dec 1, Giving What We Can are about to kick off their Pledge Drive and Effective Giving Advocacy Challenge, etc.