RC Forward: Human Empowerment Fund

RC Forward supports high-impact charities around the world. Donations going to our funds will be allocated to evidence-based charities. These charities have been recommended by charity evaluators like GiveWell and Life You Can Save so you know that your donation is making a big impact.

People often know what's best for them. Human Empowerment is about providing people with the knowledge and opportunities to make their lives better. Charities like these standout as excellent ways to empower who currently struggle to meet basic needs.

Currently, the Human Empowerment Fund allocates donations to the following charities based on recommendations from charity evaluators:

-GiveDirectly (direct cash transfers)
-Development Media International (health education radio programming)
-Living Goods (employing locals to sell health goods)

Our goal is to guide giving with reason and evidence, so you don't have to guess which charities will do the most good. We support many different kinds of charities, all unified by one thing: evidence showing they're among the best in the world. See for more information.

IMPORTANT: If you start your own campaign, anyone can give and be issued a tax receipt, but please make sure donors to your campaign know that these receipts are only valid for Canadian taxpayers.

RC Forward (teamed up with the Chimp Foundation) is giving Canadian donors the opportunity to donate tax deductibly to high-impact charities in and outside of Canada. Donate to our other funds or to specific charities by visiting

Tee Barnett and Baxter Bullock are co-founders of RC Forward, Students for High-Impact Charity (SHIC) and Executive Directors of Rethink Charity, organizations dedicated to teaching people about how to make the largest positive impact on the world with their time, skills, and money.

Baxter is a former high school math teacher who has traveled in over 30 countries. Tee earned his M.A. specializing in International Development from National Chengchi University (政治大學) in Taipei.


Useful Links:

RC Forward Homepage (to find all the funds and charities we support):

Global Health Fund:
GiveDirectly-specific page:
DMI-specific page:
Living Goods-specific page: