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We recommend few charities by design, because we see ourselves as a finder of great giving opportunities rather than a charity evaluator. In other words, we're not seeking to classify large numbers of charities as "good" or "bad"; our mission is solely to identify, and thoroughly investigate, the best. Read about our charity selection process and how we rank organizations.

#1 Against Malaria Foundation

Distributing nets to protect against malaria

#2 Schistosomiasis Control Initiative

Treating people for parasite infections in sub-Saharan Africa

#3 END Fund's deworming program

Treating people for parasite infections in developing countries

#4 Malaria Consortium's SMC program

Distributing preventive anti-malarial drugs to children

#5 Sightsavers' deworming program

Treating people for parasite infections in developing countries

#6 Deworm the World Initiative

Treating children for parasite infections in developing countries

#7 GiveDirectly

Distributing cash to very poor individuals in Kenya and Uganda