I’m new to effective altruism, and also to online forums in general. I’m interested in philanthropy, charity, altruism, and more generally, giving. Regarding personal or biographical information, if it’s okay I would prefer to remain anonymous. Nonetheless I would love to have the opportunity to potentially become part of the community.
If possible I would like some guidance as to the right organisations to donate money to. I hope this is the right place to post this (if not, perhaps I could be pointed in the right direction?). I hope my post is not too detailed! I have chosen this forum to ask this question because I am particularly interested in effective altruism.
I would like to give money to between 1 and 4+ organisations. I’ve researched the topic and am considering EA’s Global Health and Development Fund; the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN); the Fistula Foundation; and ChildFund. I am also strongly considering giving money in order to attempt to help the COVID-19 crisis; and to attempt to help the global warming situation (especially in Africa). I’m considering other organisations and causes, but so far these are the primary ones.
Perhaps I could learn your perspective(s) regarding this. Again, if this is not the place to ask this question, perhaps I could learn where that place may be. Regardless, effective altruism has appealed to me for a long time and I would love to have the opportunity to become part of the community in some way.
Thanks a lot!
The Global Health and Development Fund that you mentioned would be a good choice. Note that the fund’s 2 most recent payouts have been related to respiratory disease including COVID-19, which fits with what you’re interested in supporting (see the Payout Reports section of the fund’s page).
For more COVID-19 donation opportunities, see the post Prioritizing COVID-19 interventions & individual donations.
For charities working on global warming, see Founders Pledge climate change recommendations.
Thanks a lot for your advice!