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All International Charities We Considered (2008-2009 Report)

A note on this page's publication date

The content we created in 2009 to report on the process used in our 2008-2009 report on international aid appears below. It does not reflect our current research process.

Scope of this report

This report seeks to identify top charities that focus on developing-world direct aid, through:
  • Health programs. (We believe this area is most promising, as discussed here.)
  • Education programs. (We believe this area is less promising, as discussed here.)
  • Economic empowerment programs: agriculture assistance, microfinance, business support, and other programs aimed directly at raising incomes. (We believe this area is less promising, as discussed here.)

What we look for

We seek charities that we can confidently recommend to individual, casual (i.e., non-professional, non-expert) donors. We feel that such charities should be:
  • Proven. Casual donors should not fund experiments; they should fund charities that can and do demonstrate their impact in terms of lives changed. More on this criterion here.
  • Cost-effective. We seek charities that provide high "bang for the buck," in terms of changing many lives (significantly) for relatively little money. Available cost-effectiveness estimates involve a great deal of uncertainty and approximation; we consider all programs within a certain range to be "highly cost-effective" and distinguish between them based on other factors. More on this criterion here.
  • Scalable, i.e., able to use more funds productively. It isn't enough to identify a strong program; we seek to identify strong programs that can productively use more donor funding. As such, we do not recommend projects and programs within charities (all our recommendations apply to organizations, not sub-programs), and we do not recommend charities that show signs of being overfunded. More on this criterion here.
  • Transparent. All of the information necessary to assess the three criteria above should be shared, upon request, if not publicly on the charity's website. Donors should prefer charities that they - or others like them - can personally vet and hold accountable if they so choose.

Our evaluation process

Narrowing the field

We considered over 300 charities for our 2008-2009 report on international aid. We could not conduct in-depth investigations (which generally involved speaking at length with their representatives) for all of these charities. We used the following two heuristics to narrow the field (note that these heuristics are further discussed and defended at this blog post). Heuristic 1: Charity stands out for publishing M&E (monitoring and evaluation) reports. This is our primary way of identifying promising charities. A charity meets this criterion and receives a "Yes" under this column (see table below) if it freely publishes - on its website - substantial evidence regarding impact that (a) discusses how the impacts of projects or programs were evaluated, including what information was collected and how it was collected; (b) discusses the actual impact of the project, using measures that fit the guidelines laid out here. A "Yes" under this column indicates a serious commitment both to transparency and to impact evaluation (which we discuss the importance of here). Any charity within the scope of this report can qualify for further investigation by conducting an impact evaluation (as we have defined it) and posting it publicly on its website. Heuristic 2: Charity stands out for program selection. As discussed here, many program types have particularly strong evidence bases, enough to lower the burden of proof on a charity running them. A charity receives a "Yes" under this column (see table below) if it is devoted entirely to what we consider "priority programs" (details of "priority programs" available here), or if it publishes enough financial information to make it clear that 75% or more of its recent funding is devoted to what we consider "priority programs." We believe this heuristic is less important and less indicative of a charity's likely quality than Heuristic 1. We used it with the reasoning that charities without strong commitments to transparency and evaluation - but whose programs require an unusually low degree of evaluation - might still have enough information available to give us confidence, if contacted. In practice, this did not often occur (i.e., most of our high-scoring charities pass Heuristic 1 whether or not they pass Heuristic 2). We see Heuristic 1 as a meaningful indicator of a charity's suitability; we see Heuristic 2 as a "bonus" heuristic that allowed us to do more investigation while still narrowing the field.

In-depth investigations

Charities that passed either of the heuristics detailed above were investigated further, sometimes to the point of in-depth conversations with their representatives and review of more materials. The "More information" column links to the details of how we settled on the final rating for any charity that we investigated.

All charities considered

We considered 510 organizations for this report (for more information, see our process for finding charities page):

List of charities we examined

This table presents the charities we considered for our initial international aid report, which was published July 1, 2009. The table below also provides each charity's performance on our heuristics. For an up-to-date listing, see our charities page.
CharityWebsiteProgram areaStands out for program selectionStands out for publishing M&E reportsQualifies for further investigationMore information
Village ReachMain site
Programs
M&E
Health system strengthening; focus on expanding immunization coverageYesYesYesCharity review
Donate now
Stop TB Partnership (Stop TB)Main site
Programs
M&E
Tuberculosis case finding and treatmentYesYesYesCharity review
Donate now
Against Malaria FoundationMain site
Programs
M&E
Distribution of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) YesYesYesCharity review
Donate now
PSIMain site
Programs
M&E
Condom promotion and distribution NoYesYesCharity review
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and MalariaMain site
Programs
M&E
Diverse health programsNoYesYesCharity review
Partners in HealthMain site
Programs
Primary careYesNoYesCharity review
Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI)Main site
Programs
M&E
Expanding immunization coverageYesYesYesCharity review
Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)Main site
Programs
M&E
Disease eradication (polio)NoYesYesEradication programs
BRACMain site
Programs
M&E
Economic empowermentNoYesYesCharity review
PrathamMain site
Programs
M&E
EducationNoYesYesCharity review
The Carter CenterMain site
Programs
M&E
Diverse programsNoYesYesCharity review
AMREFMain site
Programs
M&E
Highly diverse programsNoYesYesCharity review
CAREMain site
Programs
M&E
Highly diverse programsNoYesYesCharity review
Aravind Eye CareMain site
Programs
Surgeries (missions and support of local surgeons)YesNoYesCharity review
ReSurge International (formerly Interplast)Main site
Programs
Surgeries (missions and support of local surgeons)YesNoYesCharity review
Living GoodsMain sitePrimary careYesNoYesCharity review
Doctors without Borders, USAMain site
Programs
Diverse health programsNoNoNoCharity review
The Hunger ProjectMain siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNoCharity review
African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC)Main site
M&E
Mass drug administraiton to control river blindness (onchocerciasis)YesYesYesCharity review
Global Elimination of Trachoma (GET 2020)Main site
Programs
M&E
SAFE Strategy to control trachoma NoYesYesReview not completed
International Trachoma Initiative (ITI)Main site
Programs
M&E
SAFE Strategy to control trachoma NoYesYesReview not completed
Village Enterprise FundMain site
Programs
M&E
Economic empowermentNoYesYesCharity review
Global Network for Neglected Tropical Disease ControlMain siteDisease control (multiple diseases)YesNoYesCharity review
Schistosomiasis Control InitiativeMain siteDisease control (multiple diseases)YesNoYesCharity review
Measles InitiativeMain siteExpanding immunization coverageYesNoYesCharity review
Bugando Medical CentreMain site
Programs
Primary careYesNoYesReview not completed
Roberto Clemente -Santa Ana Clinic IncMain site
Programs
Primary careYesNoYesCharity review
Mothers2MothersMain site
M&E
HIV/AIDS prevention and treatmentNoYesYesCharity review
Deworm the WorldMain siteCombination deworming program (mass drug administration) YesNoYesCharity review
Healthstore Foundation Main sitePrimary careYesNoYesCharity review
CURE InternationalMain site
Programs
Surgeries (missions and support of local surgeons)NoNoNoSurgery charities
Fistula FoundationMain site
Programs
Surgeries (missions and support of local surgeons)YesNoYesCharity review
Fred Hollows FoundationMain siteSurgeries (missions and support of local surgeons)YesNoYesCharity review
ORBIS InternationalMain site
Programs
Surgeries (missions and support of local surgeons)YesNoYesSurgery charities
The Smile TrainMain site
Programs
Surgeries (missions and support of local surgeons)YesNoYesCharity review
ICCIDDMain site
Programs
Vitamin fortificationYesNoYesCharity review
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)Main siteVitamin supplementation/fortificationYesNoYesCharity review
Water For People Main siteWater infrastructure programsNoNoNoWater charities
Waterpartners International Inc Main site
Programs
Water infrastructure programsNoNoNoWater charities
Blood:Water MissionMain site
Programs
Water infrastructure programsNoNoNoWater charities
Lifewater InternationalMain site
Programs
Water infrastructure programsNoNoNoWater charities
Living Water International Main siteWater infrastructure programsNoNoNoWater charities
Malawi Freshwater ProjectMain siteWater infrastructure programsNoNoNoWater charities
PlayPumps InternationalMain site
Programs
Water infrastructure programsNoNoNoWater charities
Ryan's Well FoundationMain siteWater infrastructure programsNoNoNoWater charities
Water Missions International Main siteWater infrastructure programsNoNoNoWater charities
WaterAidMain site
Programs
Water infrastructure programsNoNoNoWater charities
Global GivingMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNoOur take on this model
KivaMain site
Programs
Economic empowermentNoNoNoOur take on this model
AquayaMain siteWater programs research and technology developmentNoNoNo
Straws for LifeMain site
Programs
Water filtrationNoNoNo
DKT InternationalMain site
Programs
Condom promotion and distribution NoNoNo
African Comprehensive HIV/Aids Partnership (ACHAP)Main siteDiverse HIV/AIDS programsNoNoNo
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS FoundationMain site
Programs
Diverse HIV/AIDS programsNoNoNo
Keep A Child AliveMain siteDiverse HIV/AIDS programsNoNoNo
MTCT Plus InitiativeMain siteDiverse HIV/AIDS programsNoNoNo
Until There's A Cure FoundationMain site
Programs
Diverse HIV/AIDS programsNoNoNo
International Planned Parenthood FederationMain site
Programs
Family planning servicesNoNoNo
Pathfinder InternationalMain siteFamily planning servicesNoNoNo
Population Media CenterMain siteFamily planning servicesNoNoNo
World Bicycle ReliefMain siteBicycles for health workersNoNoNo
Prevention International: No Cervical CancerMain siteCervical cancer screeningNoNoNo
EMAS CanadaMain siteDiverse health programsNoNoNo
Helen Keller InternationalMain siteDiverse health programsNoNoNo
Hope Through HealthMain site
Programs
Diverse health programsNoNoNo
International Eye Foundation Main site
Programs
Diverse health programsNoNoNo
Management Sciences for Health (MSH)Main site
Programs
Diverse health programsNoNoNo
MerlinMain siteDiverse health programsNoNoNo
The Global School Health InitiativeMain siteDiverse health programsNoNoNo
Vision 2020Main site
Programs
Diverse health programsNoNoNo
International Kids FundMain site
Programs
Flying children to U.S. hospitalsNoNoNo
Feed My Starving Children Main site
Programs
Food aidNoNoNo
Meds & Food for KidsMain siteFood aidNoNoNo
Gift of Life InternationalMain site
Programs
Heart surgery for childrenNoNoNo
Jamaican Children's Heart Fund Inc.Main site
Programs
Heart surgery for childrenNoNoNo
International Leprosy AssociationMain siteLeprosy treatment/controlNoNoNo
The Leprosy Mission InternationalMain siteLeprosy treatment/controlNoNoNo
Physicians for PeaceMain siteMedical missions (sending doctors overseas)NoNoNo
Project MedishareMain siteMedical missions (sending doctors overseas)NoNoNo
Remote Area MedicalMain site
Programs
Medical missions (sending doctors overseas)NoNoNo
UNFPA (End Fistula Campaign)Main siteMultiple programs related to obstetric fistulaNoNoNo
West Africa Fistula Center FoundationMain siteMultiple programs related to obstetric fistulaNoNoNo
ACCION InternationalMain siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
ArariwaMain siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
Arzu, Inc.Main siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
ATINCHIKMain siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
BandhanMain site
Programs
Economic empowermentNoNoNo
Business Council for PeaceMain siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
Caja Municipal de Ahorro y Credito de Ica S.AMain siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
Caja Nacional del SuresteMain siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
Ciudad Saludable Main siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
Compartamos Banco Main site
Programs
Economic empowermentNoNoNo
Consorcio de Organizaciones Privadas de Promoción al Desarrollo de la Micro y Pequeña Empresa (COPEME)Main siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
Credito con Educacion Rural (CRECER) Main siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
Digital Divide DataMain siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
DrumNetMain site
Programs
Economic empowermentNoNoNo
EcofuturoMain siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
FairBankMain siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
FINCA InternationalMain site
Programs
Economic empowermentNoNoNo
FINCA PeruMain siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
First Isabela Cooperative (FICO)Main siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
First Macro Bank (FMB)Main siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
First Valley BankEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
Friends Of Wwb Usa Inc Main siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
Fundación ParaguayaMain siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
Grameen FoundationMain site
Programs
Economic empowermentNoNoNo
Grameen Trust Chiapas Main siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
Green Bank, Inc.Main siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
Helping Afghan Women ProjectMain site
Programs
Economic empowermentNoNoNo
Instituto Poblano para la Productividad Competitiva (IPPC)Main siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
International Development Enterprises Main siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
International Development Enterprises (India)Main siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
Kashf FoundationMain siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
KickstartMain site
Programs
Economic empowermentNoNoNo
K-Rep Development AgencyMain siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
Manuela Ramos Main siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
MicroDreamsMain siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
Microenterprise Access to Banking (MABS) Main siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
Mumuadu Rural BankMain siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
ODEFMain siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
One Acre FundMain siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
Opportunity InternationalMain siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
PADMEMain siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
PeopleAidMain siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
PRISMAMain siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
Pro MujerMain site
Programs
Economic empowermentNoNoNo
PRODIFAMMain siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
Project Muso LadamunenMain site
Programs
Economic empowermentNoNoNo
Rural Bank of MabitacMain siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
Serrv International Inc Main siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
Small Enterprise Education And Promotion Network Main siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
Soroptimist InternationalMain siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
TechnoServeMain site
Programs
Economic empowermentNoNoNo
TreeAidMain siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
Trickle UpMain site
Programs
Economic empowermentNoNoNo
Unitus Inc Main siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
VipaniMain siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
VisionSpring (AKA Scojo Foundation)Main siteEconomic empowermentNoNoNo
Women for Women InternationalMain site
Programs
Economic empowermentNoNoNo
Sleeping Children Around the WorldMain site
Programs
Economic empowerment (provision of bedkits)NoNoNo
Build ChangeMain siteEconomic empowerment (provision of shelter)NoNoNo
Domes for the WorldMain siteEconomic empowerment (provision of shelter)NoNoNo
niall mellon township trustMain site
Programs
Economic empowerment (provision of shelter)NoNoNo
SOLAR ELECTRIC LIGHT FUNDMain site
Programs
EnergyNoNoNo
Light Up The World FoundationMain site
Programs
Provision of lightingNoNoNo
Afghan Institute of LearningMain siteEducationNoNoNo
American Assistance for Cambodia/Japan Relief for Cambodia (2)Main siteEducationNoNoNo
AWaPoMain site
Programs
EducationNoNoNo
CAMFEDMain siteEducationNoNoNo
CIDA City Campus Main siteEducationNoNoNo
CO-IDMain siteEducationNoNoNo
Escuela Nueva FoundationMain siteEducationNoNoNo
Friends of African VIllage LibrariesMain siteEducationNoNoNo
Injaz al-ArabMain siteEducationNoNoNo
Namlo InternationalMain siteEducationNoNoNo
OneKid OneWorldMain site
Programs
EducationNoNoNo
Orphans of RwandaMain site
Programs
EducationNoNoNo
Room to ReadMain site
Programs
EducationNoNoNo
Root FoundationMain site
Programs
EducationNoNoNo
Serve The ChildrenMain siteEducationNoNoNo
The School of St. JudeMain siteEducationNoNoNo
MVPMain siteComprehensive aid package, village-by-villageNoNoNo
AmericaresMain site
Programs
Supply shippingNoNoNo
Gleaning for the WorldMain site
Programs
Supply shippingNoNoNo
Global Aid NetworkMain site
Programs
Supply shippingNoNoNo
Global Operations And Development- Giving Children Hope Main site
Programs
Supply shippingNoNoNo
K.I.D.SMain site
Programs
Supply shippingNoNoNo
Medical Missionaries Inc Main siteSupply shippingNoNoNo
Medshare International Main siteSupply shippingNoNoNo
SAFERMain siteSupply shippingNoNoNo
100 FriendsMain siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
Action Against Hunger USAMain siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
ADRAMain siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
AfricareMain siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
Aga Khan Foundation, USAMain siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
Aga Khan Planning and Building ServicesMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Alola FoundationMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
American Jewish World ServiceMain siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
American Near East Refugee AidMain siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
American Red Cross InternationalMain siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
American Refugee Committee InternationalMain siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
Anchor International MinistriesMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Badin Rural Development SocietyMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Barakat, Inc.Main site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Barefoot College (Social Work and Research Centre)Main siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
BETHANY CHILDREN SUPPORT NETWORK - KENYAMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Bruce PeruMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Canadian Crossroads InternationalMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
CaritasMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Catholic Relief ServicesMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Central Asia Institute (4)Main site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Chad Relief FoundationMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
CHF InternationalMain siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
Child Family Health International Main site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Child Health FoundationMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Childcare WorldwideMain siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
Children InternationalMain siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
Christian Children's FundMain siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
Christian Fellowship and Care FoundationMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Christian Foundation for Children and AgingMain siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
Christian Relief Fund Main site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Church World ServicesMain siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
Compassion InternationalMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Concern AmericaMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Convoy Of Hope Main site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
CUSO-VSOMain siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
Deutsche WelthungerhilfeMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Development and PeaceMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
DiakoniaMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Direct Relief InternationalMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Doctors Of The World-u S A Inc Main site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
EcoLogic Development FundMain siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
EngenderHealthMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Episcopal Relief and DevelopmentMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Family Care International Inc Main siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
Feed The Children Inc Main site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Food for LifeMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Food For The Hungry Inc Main siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
food for the poor, inc.Main site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Foundation for Development of Needy Communities (FDNC)Main site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Franciscan Family ApostolateMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Free Africa FoundationMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Free The ChildrenMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Freedom From HungerMain siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
Genesis FoundationMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Global Action Main siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
Global Fund For Women Inc Main site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Global Resource AllianceMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
GOALMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Gram VikasMain siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
Healing Hands International Inc Main site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Heifer Project InternationalMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Hidaya FoundationMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Hope for African Children Initiative (HACI)Main site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Hope for the NationsMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
HOPE WorldwideMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
ICCDR,BMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
INMED Partnerships for ChildrenMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
International AidMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
International Disaster Emergency Service Inc Main site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
International Medical CorpsMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
International Orthodox Christian CharitiesMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
International Relief And Development Inc Main site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
International Youth FoundationMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
invisible children, incMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Islamic Relief, USAMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Joint Compassion Keepers (JCK)Main site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Kenya Society for the BlindMain siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
Lions Club International FoundationMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Love A Child, Inc.Main site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Lutheran World ReliefMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
MA CenterMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
MADREMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Mahboba's PromiseMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Map International Main siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
Marie Stopes InternationalMain siteReproductive healthNoNoNo
Mennonite Central Committee (3)Main site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Mercy CorpsMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Mercy ShipsMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Near East Foundation Main site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Nepalese Youth Opportunity FundMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Net for Life (program of World Bible Society)Main siteNet for Life focuses on the distribution of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs). World Bible Society has highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Niramaya FoundationMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Norwegian Church AidMain siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
Norwegian People's AidMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Norwegian Refugee CouncilMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Nuru InternationalMain siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
OICIMain siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
Operation BlessingMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Operation Mercy-usa Main siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
Oprah's Angel NetworkMain siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
Outreach AfricaMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Oxfam AmericaMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
PACSAMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
PATHMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
PCDAMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Plan USAMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Population and Community Development AssociationMain siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
Practical ActionMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
PRASADMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Project Concern InternationalMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Project Hope Main site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Quaker Bolivia LinkMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Relief InternationalMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Resplendent HopeMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Samaritan's PurseMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Sauti Moja (3)Main site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Save the ChildrenMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Seva FoundationMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Seva MandirMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Sight Savers InternationalMain siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
Sindh Agricultural and Forestry Workers' Coordinating Organization (SAFWCO) Main siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
Slums Information Development and resource Centres (SIDAREC)Main site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
SNV Netherlands Development OrganizationMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
STAYING ALIVE FOUNDATIONMain siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
Stephen Lewis Foundation (2)Main site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
SurfAid InternationalMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Tear AustraliaMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
TearfundMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Terre des Hommes International FederationMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
The $10 Club (2)Main siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
The Fabretto Children's FoundationMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
The Guatemalan ProjectMain siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
Think on These Things Ministries InternationalMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
TreesWaterPeople.ORGMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
UNICEFMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
United Methodist Committee for ReliefMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
United Nations Development Fund for WomenMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
Voices of HopeMain siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo
WaterCan/EauViveMain siteWater and sanitationNoNoNo
Wells of HopeMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
World EducationMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
World Neighbors Inc Main site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
World ReliefMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
World VisionMain site
Programs
Highly diverse programsNoNoNo
ZahanaMain siteHighly diverse programsNoNoNo

List of charities we excluded for alternative reasons

These are charities we looked at, but did not consider further for one of the following reasons:
  • Scope - the charity's program was outside the scope we could cover in this report (e.g., slavery, refugees, orphans and other abandoned children) or focused on research or advocacy as opposed to direct provision of services.
  • Cannot donate - if an organization does not accept individual donations, we did not consider them further. This applied also to organizations that had existed, but no longer do or intiatives run by for-profit companies.
  • No website - if no website existed for an organization, we did not continue reviewing it. This includes organizations whose only website was non-English.
  • Too small - if a charity's previous year's expenses were less than $200,000 we did not continue further with it.
OrganizationReason excluded
Accelerating Access Initiative to HIV Care (AAI)No website
Action TB ProgrammeNo website
Aeras, Global TB Vaccine FoundationScope
AfDevInfoScope
Affordable Medicines Facility for Malaria (AMFm) Taskforce (previously Global ACT Subsidy) Cannot donate
Aflatoun (formerly Child Savings International) Scope
Al AmanaNo website
Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR)Scope
Alliance for Microbicide Development (AMD)Scope
Amazon Conservation Team Scope
AmendisNo website
American Council on Renewable EnergyScope
AMMORNo website
Amnesty InternationalScope
Anti-Slavery InternationalScope
ApopoScope
Artesunate Suppository for Emergency Treatment of Severe MalariaNo website
BørnefondenNo website
Be A HEROScope
BenetechScope
Best Buddies InternationalScope
BioRegional Development GroupScope
BODHINo website
caravane d' evangelisation et de conseil socialNo website
Center for Gender Health and Gender EquityScope
Centre for Environment and Human DevelopmentNo website
Ceres, Inc. Scope
CHARITY CAMP CHILDRENS HOMENo website
Children's Vaccine Initiative (CVI) (Historical)Cannot donate
Children's Vaccine Programme at PATH (CVP at PATH)Cannot donate
Citizen SchoolsScope
Clean Water ActionScope
College SummitScope
Committee for Democracy in Information Technology (CDI)Scope
community wake organizationNo website
Concept FoundationNo website
CONRADScope
Conservation Stewards Program at Conservation InternationalScope
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Contraceptive Research and DevelopmentScope
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Easter SealsScope
EcoPeace (Friends of the Earth Middle EastScope
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European Malaria Vaccine Initiative (EMVI)Scope
Farm SanctuaryScope
Foundation for Innovative New DiagnosticsScope
Free the SlavesScope
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Gaia AmazonasScope
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Global alliance for TB Drug Development (GATB)Scope
Global Alliance to Eliminate Leprosy (GAEL)Cannot donate
Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF)Scope
Global Business Council on HIV & AIDS (GBC)Scope
Global Campaign for MicrobicidesScope
Global Collaboration for Development of Pesticides for Public Health (GCDPP)Scope
Global Footprint NetworkScope
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Global Heritage FundScope
Global Microbicide Project (GMP)Scope
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Global Task Force on Cholera ControlScope
Go Green InitiativeScope
GSK African Malaria PartnershipCannot donate
Habitat for Humanity of Kent CountyScope
Half the Sky FoundationScope
Health Care Without HarmScope
Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative (HINARI)Scope
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HIV/AIDS INFO AFRICAScope
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House of IDEA orphanage centreNo website
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ICS AfricaNo website
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Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety (IFCS)Scope
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)Scope
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International Center for Transitional JusticeScope
International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Reqs for Registration of Pharmaceutical Human Use (ICH)Scope
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International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM)Scope
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International Rescue CommitteeScope
International Women's Development AgencyNo website
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Japanese Pharmaceutical, Ministry of Health, WHO Malaria Drug Partnership (JPMW)No website
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Kupu Kupu FoundationScope
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LewaUSAScope
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MazonScope
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Medicins Sans Frontieres Drugs for Neglected Diseases (MSF DND)Scope
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Micronutrient Initiative (MI)Cannot donate
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Network on Sustained Elimination of Iodine Deficiency Disorders(IDD)Cannot donate
New Hope Africa Children MinistriesScope
New Hope Africa Children Ministries - UgandaScope
Nyaya HealthToo small
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One by OneToo small
ONE SpiritScope
Operation OFToo small
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PeaceWorks FoundationScope
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ProhijarNo website
Refugees InternationalScope
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Save DafurScope
Secure the FutureCannot donate
Sequella Global Tuberculosis Foundation (SGTBF)No website
Shanti BhavanScope
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Sleeping Sickness Initiative (SSI)No website
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Socially Sensitives - Bentota - Sri Lanka.No website
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SOOTHEZAMBIANo website
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SpandanaNo website
Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR)Scope
St. Judes Children Research HospitalScope
St.Labre Indian SchoolScope
Stepping Forward.. for the World's ChildrenNo website
Strathmore UniversityScope
Syringes – Autodestruct Development (Historical)Cannot donate
Tam Tam AfricaToo small
Team ContinuumScope
TENDER HANDS INITIATIVEScope
The BanyanNo website
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Worldwide Fistula FundToo small
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