Our New Partnership with The Life You Can Save

We’re thrilled to announce our new Partnership with The Life You Can Save (TLYCS), an advocacy and educational outreach organization that raises awareness for the ~700M men, women, and children living in extreme poverty. TLYCS was founded by world-renowned Princeton ethicist and philosopher Peter Singer, who was deemed “the world’s most influential living philosopher” by The New Yorker.

This partnership will provide One for the World with access to thought leadership, funding, infrastructure, and part-time staff. It will also allow TLYCS to broaden their reach by targeting different segments including undergraduate and graduate students.

As part of this new venture, there are a couple of changes to our existing structure that we’d like to share:

We’re merging our charity selection process. We will leverage TLYCS’ own charity selection process to monitor and optimize our portfolio. This effort draws heavily on independent charity evaluators including GiveWell, Impact Matters, and more. It is also spearheaded by a Panel of Experts:

  • Peter Singer, Princeton philosopher, philanthropist and author of The Life You Can Save
  • Dean Karlan, Yale economist, President and Founder of Innovations for Poverty Action and Founder of Impact Matters
  • Caroline Fiennes, Director of Giving Evidence, author of It Ain’t What You Give, It’s the Way that You Give It, and board member of of Charity Navigator, Center for Effective Philanthropy, and The Cochrane Collaboration
  • Eric Friedman, private donor and author of Reinventing Philanthropy: A Framework for More Effective Giving


Please note that the selection process will continue to be supervised by Rossa O'Keeffe-O'Donovan, Economics PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania and OFTW Advisory Board member since inception.

Our portfolio will expand to include 17 organizations, 5 of which we already recommended. This expansion is our effort to address a wider range of societal issues and appeal to a broader base of donors, while remaining committed to our core mission of supporting organizations that are proven to help the world’s poor in the most effective way possible. You can read more about our 17 organizations here.

At One for the World, we’re committed to innovating and creating partnerships that allow us to achieve our vision of making giving widespread and helping eliminate extreme poverty starting with 1% of the developed world’s income. This partnership is our latest effort to better serve our donors and beneficiaries.

In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to info@1fortheworld.org with any questions.