We don’t donate a ton but we give money to worthy causes when we can, as well as some regular donations. Here’s a run down of what we did in 2010. I don’t name specific charities or organizations only because I think that each person should do their research and give to those groups which they feel are best suited for their dollars.
This year a majority of our donations went to weekly giving at our church. We set it up so that the giving is automatic, which (in theory) encourages us to go to church more often. We have been somewhat lax in this regard.
I also gave a small amount to a church that I no longer attend, but that was a big part of my life growing up. It was my grandparent’s church. She passed away in 2009 and hadn’t been able to attend regularly for a few years due to declining health, but that church was a cornerstone of her (and my grandfather before he died as well) life.