Where to donate money right now
The COVID-19 crisis is affecting all of us in a way no other crisis has. If you’re coping and able to help someone worse off, now is the time to act. Giving directly is a fast, efficient, proven, and empowering way to do so. You can donate money to charities in minutes using Give to Africa platform.
But it can be intimidating to know how to pick the best charity in Africa, especially when there are thousands of worthy causes to choose from, and especially when the world’s in the midst of a massive pandemic and economic calamity that’s causing huge pain and suffering at home and abroad. These past few months, we’ve written on how to think through where to give and how to help address our rolling crises.
Covid-19 Relief Fund for Africa-Protect our Slums
Develops and supports local leaders, catalyzes positive change and alleviates poverty in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Driven by local needs, our programs advance health, education, ethnic cooperation, gender equality and economic development.
The Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, is a microcosm of many of the world’s most challenging issues — poverty, poor health care, ethnic conflict, water shortage, HIV/AIDS, and lack of women’s rights. With more than 700,000 residents, Kibera is one of the most densely populated urban settlements in the world and east Africa’s largest slum.
We believe that solutions to poverty are best realized when those affected by it drive change. Outsiders can help by mobilizing people, advising, networking, and providing resources. Ultimately, however, the community has the knowledge and the motivation necessary to solve problems.
We also work to improve basic healthcare, sanitation, and education. GivetoAfrica saves lives, prevents ethnic and religious violence, and creates opportunities in a place that outsiders often cast away as hopeless.
Serving as a model for holistic, community-based urban development worldwide, GivetoAfrica has helped grassroots organizations develop youth-based programs in six other nations and dozens of communities in Kenya. We envision a world where the poor have a voice in their futures and opportunities for healthy growth.
Give to Africa currently lists top charities in Africa . Its recommendation, if you find it hard to get a trustworthy charity in Africa to donate to , you can donate to the Give to Africa Impact Fund, which goes directly to vetted charities based on Give to Africa’s assessment of where the money is most helpful given groups’ funding needs.
“Basically, it’s the best way for a donor to donate money and take advantage of our up-to-date research, as we’re continually assessing and reprioritizing our top charities’ needs,” Give to Africa research analyst Catherine Jones told me. “We also think it’s a great fit for recurring donors since it allows each future gift to be used to support the highest-value projects we can find at that time.”
Why Donate Money to Africa
Give to Africa choose these charities based on how much good additional donations would do, not necessarily how good the groups are overall; in other words, these are organizations that can put new funding to use, rather than sitting on it.