Tithing - Charity Donation
& Wealth Creation

The concept of tithing or regular charity donation has its roots in many of the world's religions - but how does it apply to you?

If you're working towards financial independence, it's a great idea to include some form of charity donation in your overall financial plan.

Why? The paradox of tithing is that when you give money away, you are demonstrating that you have more than enough and you open up a channel to attract more money into your life. You don't need to contribute large sums at first, but it's good practice to work your way up to minimum of 10% of your income.

If you belong to a church and have a tithing program in place, great. Otherwise there are lots of reputable organizations that accept charity donations for a number of different causes.

Here is a short list of organizations, many of which have offices in a number of countries. You can do a search for your local branch via one of the search engines, or just do a general search for "charity donation".

[This web site contributes monthly to Unitus and Save The Children, and annually to several other organizations on this list.]

  • Global Poverty

    • Unitus
      Unitus strives to help alleviate global poverty by offering microfinance services to the world's working poor. For example, a small donation can help a stall seller in Calcutta increase her business and better feed and educate her family. Watch the videos and be inspired.

  • People in Need

    • The Salvation Army
      The Salvation Army is a Christian relief organization founded in 1865 in London, England and now represented in countries around the world.

    • Red Cross
      Founded in 1863, the International Red Cross offers humanitarian aid in war zones and areas affected by natural disasters.

    • Medicins Sans Frontieres
      An international humanitarian aid organization providing emergency medical aid in more than 80 countries.

  • Children's Charities

    • Save The Children
      Sponsor a child through this worldwide children's charity.

    • Unicef
      Unicef works to protect, educate and nurture children across the globe.

    • World Vision
      World Vision works with children and communities to improve their standard of living.

    • Christian Blind Mission International
      The primary aim of this organization is to restore sight to blind children in impoverished countries.

    • Vision Australia
      Vision Australia provides a range of essential services to blind or vision impaired individuals, including braille and mobility training.

    • Make A Wish Foundation
      This Australian organization grants wishes for young people with a life-threatening illness.

  • Environment & Wildlife

    • Sierra Club
      The Sierra Club is the oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the US.

    • Greenpeace
      Greenpeace has been defending the environment since 1971 and is now an international organization with offices in 40 countries.

    • Audubon Society
      The National Audubon Society's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife.

    • Wildlife Warriors
      Wildlife Warriors is the organization set up by the late Steve Irwin to protect endangered wildlife.

  • Animal Welfare

    • Animal Welfare League
      Sponsor an animal through the Animal Welfare League's web site.

    • International Fund For Animal Welfare
      This animal welfare organization has been campaigning on behalf of endangered animals for over three decades.

    • RSPCA
      Founded in 1824 in London, England, the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is now an international organization dedicated to the protection of animals.

    • Humane Society
      The Humane Society works for the protection of domestic animals and wildlife.