I am not saying give money to the Red Cross or United Way. I am not ever sure how my money is going to be spent at those places. Start locally and move up from there. Sometimes your time can be just as valuable as your money. I guess it depends on how much you give. Here are a list of America’s biggest givers.

(estimated lifetime giving)

Bill and Melinda Gates, Microsoft co-founders: $27.9 bn

Gordon and Betty Moore, Intel co-founders: $7.3 bn

George Soros, investor: $5.4 bn

Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway CEO: $2.7 bn

Eli and Edythe Broad, SunAmerica, KB Home founders: $1.8 bn

Source: Business Week