Our Charities

One for the World has partnered with The Life You Can Save to compile a list of recommended charities based on extensive research and analysis. One for the World’s portfolio consists of 19 highly effective charities, of which we have designated five as One for the World Top Picks. Read more about our charity selection process here.

One for the World Top Picks


Provides free and cost-effective health care services, including hospitals, clinics and community health workers, to Nepal’s rural poor in partnership with government medical programs. For more information click here or visit the Possible website.


Project Healthy Children
Prevents debilitating conditions by fortifying staple foods with essential micronutrients such as Vitamin A, iron, folic acid and iodine. For more information click here or visit the Project Healthy Children website


Living Goods
Creates networks of micro-entrepreneurs and community health workers to deliver proven interventions and life-saving products, such as soap, fortified foods and medicines. For more information click here or visit the Living Goods website.


Provides unconditional cash transfers to some of the poorest people in Kenya and Uganda using cell phone technology. For more information click here or visit the GiveDirectly website.                                                                                                                                       


Against Malaria Foundation
Distributes long lasting insecticide treated bednets to prevent malaria transmission for a cost of $2.50 per net. For more information click here or visit the Against Malaria Foundation website.

The Rest of the One for the World Portfolio

DMI - Development Media International uses radio and TV campaigns on health issues to change behaviors and save lives.

D-Rev designs and delivers quality, low-cost medical devices that save and transform lives of the global poor.

Evidence Action scales up interventions proven to help the world's poor, such as clean water systems, deworming treatments and income-increasing labor mobility.

Fistula Foundation supports obstetric fistula repair, moving women from social ostracism to reentry into family and community.

Fred Hollows Foundation works to prevent and cure blindness and visual impairment among the extreme poor by training surgeons and other healthcare workers, funding treatments and surgeries, building and upgrading medical facilities, providing equipment, funding research and supporting advocacy.

GAIN - Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition uses salt iodization to protect against the most common cause of preventable brain damage at about 20 cents per person.

Helen Keller International's Vitamin A supplementation program provides critical nutrition to at-risk children around the world.

IGN - Iodine Global Network works towards universal salt iodization to prevent brain damage for pennies per person so all children can reach their full cognitive potential.

IPA - Innovations for Poverty Action researches and promotes poverty solutions that have impacted over 144 million people with improved health, education, and other benefits.

One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with financing and training to grow their way out of hunger and poverty.

Oxfam works to sustainably improve lives through advocacy, disaster relief, education, health, sanitation and women's rights.

Population Services International addresses major health challenges in the low income countries, with a particular focus on malaria control, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, family planning and maternal health, and common causes of child mortality.

Seva implements eye care programs that serve nearly one million children and adults in 20 countries annually, including $50 vision-restoring cataract surgeries.

Schistosomiasis Control Initiative facilitates school-based distributions of deworming tablets, protecting children from debilitating diseases and improving school attendance for less than $0.75 per child.

Village Enterprise empowers the ultra poor in rural Africa to lift themselves out of poverty through small sustainable businesses and savings groups.

Note that The Life You Can Save recommends 20 charities. However, one of these (The Fred Hollows Foundation) is not able to receive tax-deductible donations in the USA, so is not part of our portfolio.