Express your values with your finances

Right now the problems in our country are heavy on all our hearts.  As we each wrestle with how to personally respond to injustice, unemployment and unrest, charitable donations can be a powerful tool to align your finances with your beliefs. Even small contributions can make a big difference! Plus, as a part of the […]

Right now the problems in our country are heavy on all our hearts.  As we each wrestle with how to personally respond to injustice, unemployment and unrest, charitable donations can be a powerful tool to align your finances with your beliefs. Even small contributions can make a big difference!

Plus, as a part of the COVID-19 relief CARES Act there is currently an extra federal tax incentive to encourage charitable giving in tough times.  Learn more here.

As Fred Rogers of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood said:

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

Who are the helpers who you respect? Can you make a donation to help the helpers? 

Here are some 501(c)(3)s that people on Team Long Game recommend as helpers to consider supporting:

Concerned about racial inequality?  The Equal Justice Initiative focuses on ending mass incarceration and challenging racial and economic injustice.

Want to support families impacted by COVID-19?  Donations to GiveDirectly are proven to be efficient and effective ways to directly support those who are most in need.

Looking for helpers who have stood the test of time?  For over 125 years United Way has focused on “advancing the common good” through health, education and financial stability projects.

Passionate about something else?  GiveWell provides in-depth research on the effectiveness of non-profit organizations, and Charity Navigator helps you discover helpers who share your values.

We each hold power in the choices we make about how we save, spend, and give. Let’s take action in the midst of the challenges and help each other change the world for the better.

With love,
Team Long Game

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