To find out how efficient and effective your favorite charities are,
and how they spend your money, try this link. http://www.charitynavigator.org/
Amma -- www.amma.org
Amma is an Indian spiritual leader that is the head of one of the most amazing
charitable organizations in the world. They have no telemarketing, and charge
no fees to attend any of her world-wide events. Everything is in the form of
a donation - sales of books, T-shirts, etc., of which 100% of the profits go
to her charities.
She donated over $25M to Tsunami relief, has started hospitals
for the poor, orphanages for thousands of children, and low cost or free housing
She donated over $1M to hurricane Katrina victims by having people
helping on the ground right after the event occurred. This is my family's favorite
The Jane Goodall Institute -- www.janegoodall.org
Their "Roots and Shoots" program is helping to
create grass roots environmental changes world-wide.
Jane Goodall has been one of my heroes for a long
time and is a tireless visionary and "actionary."