Whether you want to donate to charity in your own name or make a contribution in someone else’s name as a gift, you might feel overwhelmed trying to figure out where to give this year. If you’re particularly interested in supporting communities that have been heavily affected by COVID-19, Charity Navigator has a list of nonprofits focused on the pandemic. If you want to support issues of racial justice, Give Blck is a searchable database of Black-founded nonprofits. Once you find a charity you want to give money to, you can also look it up on Charity Navigator, which rates organizations on their financial health, transparency, and accountability. (Keep in mind that Charity Navigator tends to focus on larger nonprofits, so smaller charities may not appear in its rating system.)
If you would prefer to donate your time through volunteer work, the Gates Foundation–backed PowerOf platform can help you find opportunities by cause, location, and age appropriateness. And if you’re looking for a small way to give back through your regular shopping, one utterly simple idea is to buy not from Amazon but from AmazonSmile—it’s the same site, only with “smile” added to the front of the URL. AmazonSmile allows you to select a charity, school, or place of worship to receive 0.5% of your eligible purchases.
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