The Life You Can Save (TLYCS) is a nonprofit organization that encourages individuals to donate 1% of their income to effective charities. TLYCS was founded by Peter Singer, following the release of his book, The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty.


In 2020, TLYCS moved over $18 million to their recommended charities, either through the website's donation platform or as a direct result of their outreach activities.[1]


As of March 2022, TLYCS recommends the following charities:

Further reading

Charlie Bresler (2015) 'The Life You Can Save', in Ryan Carey (ed.), The Effective Altruism Handbook, 1st ed., Oxford: The Centre for Effective Altruism, pp. 117-119.

The Life You Can Save. Official website.

Donate to The Life You Can Save.

charity evaluation | donation pledge | effective giving | intervention evaluation | Peter Singer | The Life You Can Save

  1. ^

    The Life You Can Save (2021) Annual report 2020, The Life You Can Save.