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Why not march forth in the name of more happiness? If everyone on Earth were just a little happier, what impact would we see in the level of violence or human suffering? It may be impossible to know. But perhaps we can expect more smiles. This goal will strive to support the organizations that are making the world a happier place. It is certain there is no magic path to happiness, but let's keep positive attitude.

Happiness is a state of mind or feeling characterized by contentment, satisfaction, or joy. A variety disciplines have tried to define happiness and identify its sources. While direct measurement of happiness is difficult, tools such as The Oxford Happiness Questionnaire have been developed by researchers. Research describe three kinds of happiness: pleasure, engagement, and meaning. Psychologist have identified a number of attributes that correlate with happiness: relationships and social interaction, extraversion, marital status, employment, health, democratic freedom, optimism, chemical endorphins, religious involvement, income and proximity to other happy people.
Philosophers and religious thinkers often define happiness in terms of living a good life, or flourishing, rather than simply as an emotion.

Focus Organizations

When you select this goal as a benefit of your Charitable Fund, your distributions will be split among these organizations.

Organization City State Financial
Smile Train, Inc. New York NY 65
Make A Wish Foundation of America Phoenix AZ 47
Minnesota Public Radio dba American Public Media St Paul MN 56
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. Washington DC 59
Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption Dublin OH 42

Charitable Goals at Open Endowment represent a concrete outcome that we want to see become a reality. Our research team is constantly looking for the most effective and innovative organizations working on each goal. The organizations above are currently the "best in class" of the non-profits in our database. However, the focus organizations may change as we gather more research and information.

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