Disaster Relief

If disaster relief is your primary concern then donation to the Humanitarian Coalition is the best idea.  It’s an grouping of several foreign developmental and disaster relief organizations that pool their money together and operated in a coordinated effort using their individual strengths together rather than trying to do everything independently, overlapping each other and duplicating administration costs.  These sorts of national partnerships are forming all over the world and is in my estimation the best way to donate money in a crisis.

The Humanitarian Coalition: "Together -- Saving Move Lives." (CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam Quebec, Plan Canada, Save the Children)

All of these charities had good ratings for money efficiency. Save the Children was not in my top charities not because it wasn't good, but because it wasn't focused on foreign development. However, they are well suited for disaster relief along with the other partners.

This page is based on my 2011 Charity Assessment.