Which organization do you donate to?

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Which organization do you donate to?

Postby Sekha » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:41 pm

Alas, a lot of the well-known charities turn out to use donations for private profit. I have little time to look for a good organization to donate to. Can anyone give any advice?
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Re: Which organization do you donate to?

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:07 pm

http://www.kiva.org/team/theravada_buddhists

I know some people don't consider kiva to be much of a 'charity' since the recipients have to re-pay the loan, but most donors don't take the money back and instead re-loan to someone else, changing more lives. And then most add even more money to their pool so that they can loan to more people and groups.

http://www.dhammaloka.org.au/ and the nuns' monastery building fund

Other bhikkhuni monasteries and funds.

Local temples and Dhamma centers in your area are another option.

http://theofferingbowl.com/ Practitioners who need funds to attend retreats or other Dhamma / Dharma activities.
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Re: Which organization do you donate to?

Postby Sekha » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:14 pm

sorry, I forgot to mention it is Typhoon-oriented info I am looking for at the moment.

As for Kiva, I have read a lot about it not being really what lenders think it is. In the end, people get money for a ridiculously high interest rate and if they can't pay back, they are in even more serious trouble than they were before.

This may also be of interest, although it's a bit old: http://www.tacticalphilanthropy.com/200 ... he-public/
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Re: Which organization do you donate to?

Postby Justsit » Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:25 pm

You may be able to find some useful information at Charity Navigator.
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Re: Which organization do you donate to?

Postby santa100 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:15 pm

From a similar thread..

viewtopic.php?f=42&t=19121#p267589
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