We have identified below the charities which we believe to the the "most efficient" way of supporting aid projects financially while receiving a tax incentive for doing so.


The Africa Project is an all-volunteer organization based in Southern California where 100% of the donations go directly to serve the needs of AIDS orphans and AIDS education in rural Africa, in a region of the world with the highest percentage of AIDS victims per capita anywhere on Earth.  Board members and volunteers travel at their own expense to Nkandla, South Africa each year to visit and support the Sizanani Outreach which serves rural families with home-based healthcare, and the Sizanani Center, an orphanage which takes care of young children whose parents have died of AIDS. For more information and to donate, visit www.theafricaproject.com.

logo-crsCatholic Relief Services is one of the largest and most efficient aid organizations on Earth, serving people in more than 100 countries under the leadership of Catholic Bishops in the United States.  This is not a missionary arm of the church, but a true humanitarian charity, with administrative support from local and international Catholic institutions to keep the overhead costs down.  As a result, 93% of any donations given go DIRECTLY to services and programs, with only 7% for administration, fundraising and awareness.  To donate or learn more, visit www.crs.org.