Charity Directory

On this page we list some service providers that may be useful for donors.

Donor Advisers
Charities Aid Foundation: - the largest provider of charity accounts in the UK including Donor Advised Funds
I.G.Advisors: - consultancy that bridges the gap between fundraisers, businesses and philanthropists
Philanthropy Impact: - useful online resources mainly aimed at helping financial advisers
Prism the Gift Fund: - providers of Donor Advised Funds, can also advise on charity selection and administer foundations.
The Giving Department: - founded by Steve Wickham, advises family offices and several major grant makers and corporates on philanthropy selection
The Life You Can Save: Peter Singer's website with recommendations for charities with effective programmes (US focus). Also see book & TED talk).
Donor Platforms
Global Returns Project: - curated list of environmental charities
The Big Give: - UK leaders for online matched giving campaigns
The Funding Network: - hold regular group meetings (virtual or physical) at which three small charities pitch for funding. Founded by Fred Mulder CBE
Tythe: - curated portfolio of charities with focus on the environment and climate change
WhatImpact: - knowledge sharing, resource sharing and connectivity between donors and charities or social enterprises
Investors in Community: Site with UK volunteering opportunities
NCVO: This NCVO webpage has some useful information and links to external sources of volunteering opportunities.
Reach Volunteering: - UK based site that connects people with at least 3 years professional experience.
Volunteer Match: - Site that facilitates micro volunteering.
Recent Blogs
Selection Education News
Environmental charities really can make a difference

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How much of my donation actually goes to charity?

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What are the tax benefits of donating to charity?

Donations to charity are tax deductible in most cases, so it's important to make full use of them. Most people have heard of Gift Aid.…more

Carbon Offsets alone are not enough

Every day, more people and organisations demonstrate their recognition of the climate crisis by committing to become 'Carbon Neutral'. The first and most important part…more

Which areas of philanthropy are most effective?

The text of this post is taken from an article on the Effective Altruism forum. It suggests that you can achieve the most impact by…more

Running out of time to save our planet

Although the latest IPCC report has a few encouraging data points, you can't get away from the overwhelming likelihood that, barring a miracle or an…more

What is the Disasters Emergency Committee?

The Disasters Emergency Committee ("DEC") is a registered UK charity that acts as an umbrella fund raising organisation for 15 large charities. It was originally…more

EQ Foundation is Money Marketing Charity Champion

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Effective charities and their impact

The best charities can be more than 100 times more effective than others so it pays to be selective. Giving is Great can help you…more

A Guide to Charity Volunteering

Helping others fulfils a deep need in our souls and usually results in a feeling of connection and self worth. There are tens of thousands…more