The Life You Can Save is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by the philosopher Peter Singer and based on the basic tenet of Effective Altruism: leading an ethical life involves using a portion of personal wealth and resources to efficiently alleviate the effects of extreme poverty.
The Life You Can Save enhances and supports the Effective Altruism movement. Through public outreach, we provide information and promote community participation in activities that reduce poverty and economic inequality.
As Peter Singer argues in his book, if everyone who can afford to contribute to reducing extreme poverty were to give a modest portion of their income to effective development charities, extreme poverty would be eliminated.
In pursuit of these developments in popular thinking, we are working hard to spread our message through public outreach, through the proliferation of local groups of informed givers and through a global online community. We encourage people to donate by providing the information and technical tools to make a public pledge. We support those who are not yet ready to pledge by inviting them to participate in our community and the Effective Altruism movement. We keep abreast of issues surrounding philanthropy, global poverty and charity cost-effectiveness, and we share the latest news with our followers.