Since our founding in 2013, The Life You Can Save has been committed to helping people living in extreme global poverty through the power of effective giving. In the past, our organization has focused on supporting effective charities that improve health and increase economic opportunity in the world’s poorest communities. And we are now proud to recommend nearly two dozen charities whose cost-effective, evidence-based interventions in these critical areas improve the livelihood of thousands of people each year.
But we follow our mission wherever it leads, and we have long had the goal of expanding our list of recommendations to include effective charities that are working to address other issues known to disproportionately affect those in extreme poverty, especially climate change.
Climate change impacts everyone everywhere, but it hits those in extreme poverty the hardest (learn more here). As the effects of global warming become more evident and extreme, we have been working diligently to expand our list of recommended effective charities to include organizations focused on climate change. And because the effects of climate change are globally distributed and the primary contributors to climate change are more affluent nations, we have elected to seek out and support effective charities committed to fighting climate change no matter where they operate.
With the threat of climate change in view, I am delighted to announce that we are now recommending three US-based effective charities focused on addressing climate change: