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Effective Poverty Reduction Fund


Charities that enable people in extreme poverty to improve their quality of life. Focus areas emphasize promoting economic self-sufficiency and empowering community leaders for compounding impact, and going beyond saving lives to reducing concrete measures of acute suffering. Charities selected had low overhead and high transparency in their activities with high effectiveness-per-dollar as determined by watchdogs such as Giving What We Can and GiveWell, and on the ground as opposed to policy or research and development work.

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Project Healthy Children

2 billion people suffer from malnutrition because their diets lack key vitamins and minerals. Sanku combats malnutrition and saves lives by giving small mills the tools they need to add vital nutrients to maize flour, a staple of the East African diet. Our innovative technology adds precise levels of nutrients into flour during processing and our business model offsets the cost of the nutrients added. Millers don't need to charge extra for their nutritious flour and families can afford to buy and eat healthy food everyday. Our mission: guarantee that every meal consumed by every mother and child contains live-saving nutrients, forever. To date, we have given 2.5 million East Africans access to the basic human right of nutritious food and we are on track to reach 25 million people by 2025.

New Incentives

At New Incentives, we implement evidence-based programming to save lives in a manner that does the most good per dollar. We do this by providing small cash incentives to caregivers in northern Nigeria in order to increase childhood vaccination rates and save lives.

Agape International Missions

AIM works to rescue, heal and empower survivors of sex trafficking to be free.

The END Fund

To control and eliminate the most prevalent neglected tropical diseases.

Living Goods

Living Goods saves lives at scale by supporting digitally enabled community health workers who deliver care on call – making it easy for families in low- and middle-income countries to get the care they need. To achieve this, we leverage smart mobile technology and real-time data to optimize outcomes, performance, and accountability. We work closely with governments and partners to strengthen national community health systems. We ensure health workers are effectively compensated, suevised and equipped. We nimbly innovate to deliver the greatest health outcomes at the lowest cost. And we always aim for national scale, co-creating financing solutions to make universal health coverage a reality.

Bridges to Prosperity, Inc.

Bridges to Prosperity envisions a world where poverty caused by rural isolation no longer exists. Rural isolation is a root cause of poverty, and we believe that connection is the foundation to opportunity. We work with local communities, partners and foundations, to build footbridges that connect residents to education, health care and economic opportunity. With a sophisticated data collection and evaluation program, we are able to prove that the value and impact of our work is sustained long after the opening celebration.

One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to grow more food and earn more money from their farms. Instead of giving handouts, we invest in farmers to generate a permanent gain in income. We supply a complete service bundle of seeds and fertilizer, financing, training, and market facilitation—and we deliver these services within walking distance of the rural farmers we serve. We measure success in our ability to make farmers more prosperous and we always put Farmers First.

Village Enterprise Fund, Inc.

Mission - Our mission is to end extreme poverty in rural Africa through entrepreneurship and innovation.

Oxfam-America Inc.

Oxfam is a global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice. We offer lifesavingsupport in times of crisis and advocate for economic justice, gender equality, and climate action.We demand equal rights and equal treatment so that everyone can thrive, not just survive. Thefuture is equal. Join us at

Population Services International

Founded in 1970, PSI makes it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. Working to reimagine healthcare, PSI puts the consumer at the center and wherever possible, bringing care to the front door. PSI approaches health care solutions from the consumers' perspective, improving the market for products and services, and developing solutions that are affordable, convenient, and effective, to help make universal health coverage a reality. PSI works in partnership with local governments, ministries of health and local organizations to create health solutions that are sustainable within the countries it operates.

The Fistula Foundation

Fistula Foundation is dedicated to treating women suffering from obstetric fistula, a devastating childbirth injury that leaves a woman incontinent. Surgery is the only cure. Fistula Foundation provides more life-transforming fistula repair surgeries than any other organization in the world. We believe that no woman should endure a life of misery and isolation simply for trying to bring a child into the world. We are committed to accountability and transparency, and receive the highest ratings from every industry watchdog group.

The Fred Hollows Foundation USA

We see a world in which no person is needlessly blind or vision impaired. We are an international development organization focusing on blindness prevention and Indigenous Australian health. We are independent, not-for-profit, politically unaligned and secular.

Seva Foundation

Seva is a global nonprofit eye care organization that works with local communities around the world to develop self-sustaining programs that preserve and restore sight.


GiveDirectly's mission is to reshape international giving, making unconditional, direct cash transfers to the poor the benchmark against which other interventions are evaluated. We believe the best way of achieving this mission is by maximizing cash delivered to the poor, with the ultimate aim of ending extreme poverty.

Helen Keller International, Inc.

Helen Keller International is a global health organization dedicated to eliminating preventable vision loss, malnutrition, and diseases of poverty.Co-founded by Helen Keller—and guided by her fierce optimism and belief in human potential—the organization delivers life changing health solutions to vulnerable families in places where the need is great but access to care is limited.In the U.S., Africa, and Asia, Helen Keller’s proven, science-based programs empower people to create opportunities in their own lives and build lasting change.

Evidence Action Inc

Evidence Action scales proven, rigorously evaluated development solutions to benefit millions of people around the world. We fill the gap between knowing “what works" and having impact at massive scale. We work according to the following principles: · Only scale interventions whose efficacy is backed by substantial rigorous evidence;· Target cost-effective interventions that can improve the lives of millions; · Identify innovative, appropriate financing mechanisms; · Build best practice operational models; · Voraciously self-evaluate, learn and improve our models for scaling.Evidence Action's two flagship programs are Deworm the World Initiative and Dispensers for Safe Water, serving a combined 40 million people in Southeast Asia and Eastern and Southern Africa.

Sightsavers International Inc

Mission Statement: Sightsavers' vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes, and where vision impaired people participate equally in society.New operations: Sightsavers has recently changed its operating presence in the United States so that we can operate more seamlessly with our global operations in over 30 countries.Sightsavers Inc. was newly incorporated in Missouri in November 2015 as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit (EIN: 47-4657747), to which we have transferred all of our US institutional and individual fundraising operations. These activities formerly operated under Sightsavers International, Inc., a separate 501(c)(3) non-profit incorporated in Delaware in 2000 (EIN: 31-1740776). Sightsavers International Inc. will continue to operate for the exclusive purpose of distributing the drug Mectizan® to treat the neglected tropical disease onchocerciasis (river blindness) in targeted African countries, through an in-kind drug donation from Merck & Co., Inc. that is valued at over $200 million annually. We will continue to include financial and program data of Sightsavers International, Inc. alongside that of Sightsavers Inc. in our publications and on platform profiles to provide the most transparent and comprehensive picture of Sightsavers activities in the US.


CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty, and achieve social justice. We seek a world of hope, inclusion, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live with dignity and security. We put women and girls in the center because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.

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