Our selection process is highly influenced by the work of the effective altruism (EA) project. While we mostly select EA charities, we also find a few organizations each year that we believe are doing important work that is harder to quantify. Maximizing our positive impact is our #1 goal. We also talk to our community of donors regularly and collaboratively find the charities that address our biggest challenges.
GiveWell is a nonprofit dedicated to finding outstanding giving opportunities through in-depth analysis. Thousands of hours of research have gone into finding their top-rated charities. They’re evidence-backed, thoroughly vetted, and underfunded.
GiveWell was a featured Altruist nonprofit in 2016 & 2017. We follow their work closely, and we are bullish about selecting their outstanding charity recommendations.