Philippines charities vary widely in scope, focus, and effectiveness. Sometimes one can be overwhelmed with choices when looking to donate time and money. That was the situation I found myself in not long ago.
After living and working in the Philippines for a number of years I decided I wanted to give something back. Finding a good Philippines charity seemed like the answer but then we hear so much about how with some charities only 10 cents on the dollar actually goes towards helping those in need. Huge portions of our donations go towards supporting a charity bureaucracy! I couldn’t accept that.
That’s when I decided to start doing in depth research on Philippines charities. This involved extensive internet researching as well as visiting the head offices of the charities and some of their projects. I’ve seen some wonderful things happening in the Philippines. There are some really good programs which turn some of the worst situations you can imagine into bastions of hope, happiness and growth. I have been amazed by the energy and dedication of some of the volunteers I have seen. Many of these people are dedicating their entire lives to helping others. I figured the least I could do was use my internet experience to bring their efforts to the attention of those willing to support them. People like you.
I’m just getting started with this Philippines charity project, so please bear with me while my list of what I believe to be top Philippines charities grows.
Also note, this is a completely not for profit site. I am not asking for and will not accept any donations. I do, however, encourage those who are interested in donating to a Philippines charity to do so directly with that charity. I hope you enjoy browsing the information on this site. I hope it encourages you to give, knowing that your donation is going towards a great cause.
Here are the Philippines charities I like.