Nonprofit Chronicles

Journalism about foundations, nonprofits and their impact

Since I began reporting on foundations and nonprofits back in 2015, I’ve tried to make a habit of writing once a year about my own charitable giving.

I’ve done so for three reasons. First, I believe in transparency. If I write a story about GiveDirectly, say, readers should know that I’m also a donor. Second, I think it would be helpful if more people shared their giving practices. We might all get smarter about where to give and, perhaps, choose to give more. Third, I have the modest hope that–as someone who has paid careful attention to philanthropy and reported on many charities–my giving might influence others.

Charities to which I donated in 2022 include GiveWell, GiveDirectly, Animal Charity Evaluators, Martha’s Table, Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Science and the brand-new Roland Griffiths Fund.

I explain my thinking in this post at Medium.

Thanks for reading, and happy new year.

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