i'm looking for, at the minimum:
- reputation: somewhere of good repute that will make good use of my money
no spam: somewhere that does not sell data, or send you mail or email trying to get more money from you.
- this is a big one. i used to donate 10% of my income, which was (1) too much tbh and (2) unsustainable with the amount of spam i got and fcc complaints i had to make.
- a focus on palestinians, esp. gaza: there are a number of charities focused on providing aide for victims of "the israel-hamas war", but israel is the aggressor nation, has billions in international funding for aide and warmaking, and has israel has inflicted several times more death and destruction against palesetinians and others than hamas inflicted on israelis a month ago. israel is saturated with aid, gaza is not, so i'd like to focus my aid on gaza.
i'd also like:
- somewhere with tax-deductible donations, because this means (1) i pay less taxes but also (2) the US govt gets less of my taxes
I used to identify with "effective altruism" when I simply wanted to make sure I was donating in a way that gave the best bang-for-my-buck. I actually heard of it here (or on TF). I think I'd still identify with the term if it weren't for cryptocoin drama.
Does anybody have advice here? I'm not a Moneybags McGee but I have spare money that I'd otherwise just be putting into savings.