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We pool donations from our IGF community.

We find exceptional opportunities to multiply outcomes 100x.

Together, we maximize positive impact on humans, animals and earth.

Give smarter.

Multiply your impact.

No fees, ever

We pay all fees. Every penny reaches charities.

Tax-deductible

We email you

monthly receipts.

Impact stories

Shared regularly with IGF community.

 
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Why donate to the best charities at strategic times?

According to researchers at Oxford, people believe that the best charities are only 1.5x times more effective than the average charity.
 
This is dead wrong. 
Charitable impact evaluators confirm that the best charities can be 100-1,000x more impactful per dollar donated. 
There are also strategic times to donate to the best charities that further multiplies impact. 
The Impact Giving Fund is sort of like a 99% Off sale with a Buy 1, Get 5 Free coupon. But the promotion is not for a 6th pair of shoes, but for the health and wellbeing of humans, animals and this earth we all depend on.
 

How it works

1. You sign up with a debit card.

2. Donation automatically processed monthly.

We cover all associated fees so 100 cents of every dollar reaches the best charities. Tax-deductible receipt sent via email.

3. Donations pooled and dispersed at opportune times.

Always researching and discussing with partners/collaborators truly exceptional opportunities to maximize the charitable impact of every dollar.

4. Allocation and impact reports sent to all contributors.

 

Partners

Huge thank you to Rethink Charity and their registered 501c3 affiliate charities. They provide support in conducting further due diligence on all donation recipients, processing donations, managing tax-deductible receipting, and helping identify exceptional granting opportunities.
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Collaborators

I regularly speak with trusted informal allies (thinkers, leaders, researchers, ethicists, cause-area experts, impact evaluators and impact auditors) involved with the following--among many other--institutions:
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Why give through IGF?

This is my life. I spend my time thinking about, speaking about, researching and evaluating how we can do the most good with our time, energy and resources. And I’m in touch with MANY other people doing the same thing.

When investing, you can spend a lot of time researching your best investment opportunities, or you can pay a financial advisor to do this for you.
 
Think of me as doing what your financial advisor would do to maximize your ROI, but I don’t charge any fees, and the R (return) is 10-1,000x as many lives saved, years of suffering averted, acres of rainforest protected, animals spared from torture, future crises averted, etc.
 

Allocating donations

Where
To the most effective and cost-effective initiatives addressing the greatest, most neglected, most tractable problems faced by humans, animals and earth.
We actively monitor and consider all of the following cause areas:
When
I continually research charity effectiveness, speak to the most informed people in the world, and hunt for truly exceptional opportunities to maximize the impact of your donated dollars. When I find one, I allocate funds.
 
This may mean simply passing your donations on to the best charities in the world when they lack funding.
 
This may mean taking advantage of donation matching opportunities when they arise.
 
This may mean funding the growth/scaling-up of incredibly promising young organizations with very strong evidence to support their potential.
 
This may mean helping to fill partially met grants of other such organizations when it’s the case the grant wouldn’t otherwise be filled.
 
Most importantly, I’ll be looking for the highest possible expected value I can find which will achieve the greatest counterfactual impact. 
 

Methodology

         SCALE         
 

How many are affected by the problem? How badly does the problem affect them?

     TRACTABILITY   

 

Relative to how large the problem is, how easily/reliably can it be improved? Can we realistically make meaningful progress on this issue at this time?

 NEGLECTEDNESS 
 

How much attention is given to the problem, and how many resources are currently spent to solve it? In other words, is it a ‘crowded’ area? By the law of diminishing returns, your donation is likely to have more impact on a challenge where fewer people are already helping relative to the scale of that challenge.

 ROBUST EVIDENCE 

 

This means we look for interventions that have been studied, and we look for those studies to be methodologically sound and reliable. For instance: are we confident that any impact measured has actually been caused by the specific intervention, and not by a separate, unknown factor? Do the studies avoid possible biases? Do they show consistent effects?

       EFFECTIVE      

 

Does the evidence show that the intervention has positive outcomes, and achieves its goals?

   COST-EFFECTIVE   

 

How large is the impact per dollar spent? In other words, if you donate a set amount of money, how much good does it do compared to spending the same amount on another strategy? Quantifying impact is much easier for certain types of interventions- such as vaccines, than for others- such as policy advocacy campaigns. However, in most cases, estimations can be made using a variety of methods.

 

 

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