My name is Julius (@juliu) and this is the third iteration on a tool to help you find charities you can trust.
More about my personal motivations and other work at Juliushuijnk.nl.
In 2006 I created Helpalot.org. It had about 300+ accounts and over 100 charity projects. After a few years I had to pull the plug, because I couldn't find the time to do it properly. More about Helpalot.org.
Ten years later, in 2016, I made a new attempt with a more clear focus; It was no longer a social network, but a search engine for all charities in the world. More and more relevant context could be added, perhaps in later stages even social. After a couple of months, I ran into technical problems when my database grew and put the project on pause.
At then end of 2019 I rebooted the project and decided the platform had to run on public data, should be open source (code on Github), and I would automate as much as possible with scripts, allowing me to add more content and features with as little time as possible.
Follow the progress at @charitiusorg.
Quick & simple to use
There is no need to limit your search by base country.
You are in control
As close to the facts as possible, using official sources for the core information.
Context from external sources
Make it easy to research charities by proving access to different perspectives.
No conflicts of interests.
don't push a message or charity
Back to the search engine.