Charity

Everything You Need to Know About Choosing (and Giving to) a Charity

Eileen Heisman, CEO of the National Philanthropic Trust, offers advice on vetting organizations before opening your heart (and your wallet).

The Ice Bucket Challenge Helped Researchers Find a Key ALS Gene

This breakthrough discovery may provide a new target for therapy development.

4 Meaningful Ways to Give Back

To celebrate our 15th anniversary, Real Simple is partnering with four stellar organizations that transform lives—by educating kids, housing families, feeding the homebound, and saving animals.

How to Make Charitable Donations Really Count

If you're not a Rockefeller, a Gates, or a Zuckerberg, what can you do to maximize the impact of your charitable contributions? Follow these expert strategies for giving the most bang with each buck.

6 Ways to Have Healthy Holidays

The holidays bring their own set of challenges: too much food, too many parties, too much stress, too little time. Stay on the healthy track with these tips.

6 Products With a Charitable Purpose

Unique ideas with proceeds that support worthy causes around the world.

10 Free Ways to Donate to Charity

Use these simple ideas to make contributions to worthy causes without spending a dime.

What Does Your $100 Donation Buy?

Probably more than you think. Here, six organizations show the large amount of good that a C-note can do.

10 Gifts That Give Back

Unique ideas that also support worthy causes from our 2012 gift guide.

10 Tips for Donating to Charity

Making a charitable donation not only helps those in need, it also has important tax benefits for you.