Donation Discussion - alternatives to the Against Malaria Foundationpost by ancientcampus · 2014-10-28T03:00:38.494Z · LW · GW · Legacy · 11 comments
About a year and a half ago, I made a donation to the Against Malaria Foundation. This was during jkaufman's generous matching offer.
That was 20 months ago, and my money is still in the "underwriting" phase - funding projects that are still, of yet, just plans and no nets.
Now, the AMF has had a reasonable reason it was taking longer than expected:
"A provisional, large distribution in a province of the [Democratic Republic of the Congo] will not proceed as the distribution agent was unable to agree to the process requested by AMF during the timeframe needed by our co-funding partner."
So they've hit a snag, the earlier project fell through, and they are only now allocating my money to a new project. Don't get me wrong, I am very glad they are telling me where my money is going, and especially glad it didn't just end up in someone's pocket instead. With that said, though, I still must come to this conclusion:
The AMF seems to have more money than they can use, right now.
So, LW, I have the following questions:
- Is this a problem? Should one give their funds to another charity for the time being?
- Regardless of your answer to the above, are there any recommendations for other transparent, efficient charities? [other than MIRI]
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