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Charitable donations for the long term

Gene ExpressionBy Razib KhanDec 31, 2011 12:14 AM

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My friend Holden Karnofsky always pings me at this time of the year. Holden is co-founder of GiveWell. If you're curious, you can look up more on the outfit yourself, I've talked about it enough over the years for you to get why I'm interested and a supporter. Holden is a numbers and data driven guy, and it turns out that 25% of the money given through their website last year was on December 31st. Here are their top charities. In purely selfish news (yes, I'm a heavy user) Wikipedia is also in need of cash. And yes, I give! (though that doesn't stop the constant stream of begging headshots)

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