We’ve built a community of people who are passionate about giving, who bring diverse ideas, experiences and perspectives, and who can freely discuss the best ways to give.

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Guiding Principles

The following are the guiding principles of People’s Foundation. These principles are open for discussion, and can be added, subtracted or changed as the community sees fit. Any potential amendment can be put up for discussion and will be decided by a vote.

Donor over charity:

The community will always represent the interest of the donor, and not be used as a fundraising tool for specific charities.

All lives are equal:

Race, religion, color, creed, gender and sexual orientation of benefactors and beneficiaries will not play a role in charity selection.

Effectiveness above all:

All discussions should revolve around the effectiveness and impact of charities. We will aim to identify effective charities for each cause.

Informed debate:

All metrics for charity evaluation are welcome, though we will avoid ranking charities. Members will use their trusted judgement to recommend charities.

All charities welcome:

Charities of any size in any country can be suggested, provided they are registered within their jurisdiction and have a website that can accept donations.

Total transparency:

All discussions are public, given they fall within our guiding principles and community rules..

Your questions are unique, but here are frequently asked.

How do you create a list of causes to support?

Our list is designed to capture the causes that people most care about at any given point in time. We update the list regularly to reflect our changing world, and we’re happy to hear suggestions on causes that we may have overlooked.

I'd like to volunteer, how can I join?

Fantastic! We’re always looking for extra sets of hands, so if you’re interested in helping us help the world, send your resume to

How do you decide which charities to fund?

We rely on our Community of people who are passionate about giving, people who understand how charities work and what makes them effective. Through a public forum the community will rigorously evaluate charities and do their best to rely on available evidence and data.

Can I donate publicly traded stocks, real estate, life insurance or cryptocurrency?

Some charities can accept different method of donations, we suggest looking into the recommended charity's website.

Do you have fees?

People’s Foundation does not have fees and we are not compensated by the charities we select. When you donate directly to the charity, they may have their own transactional fees on credit card donations.

Why do you believe this model works?

We believe that individual perspective, as well intentioned as it can be, is not enough. By including more voices in a democratic way, we get a more rounded view of the most pressing issues in the world.

Is the People's Foundation a registered charity?

People's Foundation is not a registered charity and we do not accept donations. You can look at us as an advisory group that looks for effective giving opportunities.

Is my contribution tax deductible?

We recommend charities all over the world, and some charities may not be registered in the country you reside. We find that the impact of an effective donation will outweigh the foregone tax benefit.

What do you do with my email?

We rely on your feedback to select charities, and we collect that feedback via email. Don’t worry, we don’t share your email with third parties or the charities we select!


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