Kiva is a wonderful website that lets you invest in people all over the world. Their mission statement reads, “Kiva’s mission is to connect people, through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty.” Take time to read through the different options. A Kiva gift certificate is a great present to give as well and is available in denominations of $25-$10000.
Pachamama Alliance works with the Achuar, an indigenous people in Southeast Ecuador, to ensure the long-term well-being of their lands and culture. They sponsor journeys to the Amazon Rainforest. This is an option that combines fun, education and an introduction to a particular cause with a “soul stirring, life changing journey.” Click here for specific dates and details of available trips. You’ve got the money, so now just find the time!
I have to be honest. If you really have unlimited funds to donate, you need more guidance than my small website can give you. Your support matters and it is important to get it right. The Charity Navigator is a site worth exploring. Specifically, you may want to check out this list that they’ve pulled together.