MaxMind and its founder gladly donate over 50% of corporate profits to charities.
Global health and development
A dollar can go a long way to improving people's health and income in the developing world. Here are a few examples:
- Medication to treat parasitic worms improves child health, school participation, and income later in life. It costs about 50 cents to treat a child per year.
- Fortification of salt with iodine improves cognitive development in iodine deficient children for only few cents per person, per year.
We help fund:
- Schistosomiasis Control Initiative to treat parasitic worms in children.
- PMA2020 survey in Uganda to measure the impact of ongoing schistosomiasis (parasitic worm) control programs.
- Deworm the World to treat parasitic worms in children.
- Iodine Global Network to advocate for national salt iodization programs.
- Against Malaria Foundation to provide long-lasting insecticide-treated nets to protect against malaria.
We are funding research into gene drives with the potential to help eradicate several major diseases:
- Schistosomiasis with the Brindley Lab at George Washington University.
- Zika, dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever through Omar Akbari's research on a major vector, Aedes albopictus, at UC Riverside.
Access to contraceptives
Increasing access to contraceptives through voluntary means supports the healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies. Pregnancies that are spaced at least two years apart result in reduced infant mortality. Contraceptives also save lives by reducing unintended high risk pregnancies and abortions.
We help fund:
- Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
- Male Contraception Initiative for research into developing new male contraceptive methods.
- Development Media International's randomized controlled trial in Burkina Faso to test whether a mass media family planning and gender equality campaign can increase the uptake of modern contraceptive methods.
- Young 1ove to provide information to youth to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS in Botswana.
Our goals are to:
- Raise awareness of mistreatment of animals on factory farms.
- Reduce meat consumption and improve conditions for farm animals.
- Develop meat alternatives.
We help fund:
- Research into cultured meat at King's College through New Harvest.
- Animal Equality
- The Humane League
- Good Food Institute
- Research on the effectiveness of animal advocacy at Animal Charity Evaluators and Faunalytics.
We would like to thank our customers for making it possible for us to support these impactful organizations. We would also like to thank the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, GiveWell, and Animal Charity Evaluators for providing useful giving recommendations.