Raise money for the world's most effective charities through your everyday online shoppings with no extra costs.
You can start helping people in extreme poverty with no extra effort or costs. After installing this extension, when you buy something online, people living in severe poverty will get medicines, bed nets, or financial aid. And you don't pay anything for that (our awesome partner stores do).
We partner with online stores to create a unique reward program, in which for every purchase a certain amount of the price is donated to world's most effective charities. By doing so you get an opportunity to make a real change with almost no effort, and the stores get more clients who have an incentive to keep buying from them and not their competition.
How does it work?
With our extension, when you visit one of our partners' store, you will see a special button at the top of your browser saying "start raising money". After clicking that button you will be asked to confirm your choice, and then redirected back to the store. From now on, for the next seven days, every purchase you make generates money for Altruisto. We use that money to cover our costs and donate the rest to carefully selected charities. Therefore we donate 100% of Altruisto's net profits. Currently, there are no salaries being paid, but it may change in the future if the project will need full-time developers. After that 7 day period, you will be asked to reconfirm that you still want to raise money for charities (the reconfirmation process will be automated in future versions).
The charities we've chosen to support have been recommended by GiveWell.org - an organization that does in-depth research into how well charities do what they are supposed to do and chooses the best ones. As a result, the charities we support are exceptional at improving the lives of people living in extreme poverty. Thanks to that, you don't have to spend your time verifying if the charity you want to support is good, do their job well, doesn't pay ridiculous salaries to the founders, etc.
Selected charities are evidence-backed, thoroughly vetted, and underfunded.
Because of all that you can be sure that the money they receive from your online shoppings is used to do as much good as possible. Also, because the charities are so efficient with their funds, every small purchase in Altruisto's partners' shops makes a real difference in someone's life.
There is an features that improves your online shopping experience and increases the amount of money you can raise for charities. It is turned off by default and you can turn it on either on the extension's options page or by clicking the extension icon in the top right of your browser.
The additional feature is called Suggestion Box. It shows a box in the bottom right of your browser when there is either a better price for given product, a coupon that you may use, some kind of promotion, or just some really good product you may be interested in.