In the past, many of our charities have been run by religious organisations. we used to presume that they would do the right thing. Today PR companies create a foundation for every celebrity/idol that has ten minutes of fame.
We give to these charities under the presumption they do good. Some are genuine some not. A guide from my brief research is that a minimum of 65% of the money raised should go to projects that benefit the intended recipients. Cynical as I am many of the celebrity foundations are more about maintaining celebrity profiles, staying on the front page looking good.
Before you give your money away have a quick check of the organisation. Some celebrities are doing well, others not.
Google charity check. Most places have one. In Oz it’s here at the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).
Remember the best way to give is actually called Tax. And the best way to decide where that money goes is by informed democratic voting.