Sleio: The Charitable Search Engine


Recently, a colleague of mine sent me a Tweet to check out Sleio, which officially launched on May 6th of this year. It is a unique company that has the potential to help disrupt things in a positive way for charity. Sleio is a search engine that donates 100% of its profits to charity from Internet searches and affiliate commissions. By going through its FAQ, I was able to determine that it uses the results from Google to provide you with the best search results. So, this seems to be a win/win for the individual and the charity.

Individuals set Sleio as their default search engine and when they click a link when doing an Internet search or buy a product through one of the 30,000 retail websites Sleio, in turn, distributes the profits to the charities of choice designated by the individual under the Sleio charitable umbrella. I will say, that I searched the site and was not able to find any affiliate retail websites and it appears, at present, that you are only able to do a search.

At present, the organizations you are able to support by using Sleio as your default search engine are as follows:

Charity Water – seeks to bring safe and clean drinking water to every person on the planet.

Khan Academy – which works to change education by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere in the world.

Kiva – allows individuals to help fight poverty and connect people throughout the world through micro-lending for as little as $25 USD.

Electronic Frontier Foundation – which defends civil liberties in a digital world.

Watsi – a crowd-funding platform, which enables someone to donate as little as $5 USD to directly fund life-changing medical care for people in need.

Cancer Research Institute – which is a non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to harnessing the immune system’s power to conquer all cancers.

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) – whose mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.

UNICEF – whose mission is to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path.

Medicines Sans Frontieres – which is a medical organization that provides emergency aid to individuals in need.

Hope for Paws – rescues dogs and all other animals that are suffering on the streets and in the shelters.

Immunity Project – which is dedicated to developing an HIV vaccine.

The Seasteading Institute – will enable floating cities and the next generation of pioneers to peacefully test new ideas for government.

I am looking forward to seeing how Sleio operates in the days and weeks ahead. If you have a moment, check it out for yourself and perhaps do a search.

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Posted: May 24, 2014

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2 thoughts on “Sleio: The Charitable Search Engine

  1. Thanks for this info, but I I’ve been using for years because it allowed me to ADD the non-profit that I support. I find that with Sleio, you have to support the organizations they propose, none of which I would choose because they’re either too big or too specific. What makes you recommend this? Thanks. –IJK

    • Thanks for your comment. And, you are correct. It is a new search engine and currently, you do have to support one of their partners. With growth, obviously there comes the possibility for more charities to support. In addition, I liked the idea of 100% of the profits going to charity so I appreciated this particular company’s business model.

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