Frequently Asked Questions
You can donate to any charity on the USA IRS list of organizations that are tax-exempt charities under Section 501(c)(3). If you can’t find a charity on the IRS list but believe it should be there, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, your donations are fully tax-deductible in the US. You will receive a receipt for all your donations made from our partner Every.org. While donations are currently only tax-deductible in the US, you can donate from anywhere in the world.
Yes, you can donate from anywhere in the world. However, you can only donate to charities that are legally recognized in the US. Note that many international charities have a branch in the US, in which case you can donate to them. At this point your donations are fully tax-deductible in the US but not yet in other countries. That said, your donation, in particular into our matching system, could still be incredibly useful, no matter where you're donating from.
We rely on research by experts at GiveWell, Animal Charity Evaluators, Founders Pledge, and Open Philanthropy Project. More generally, our thinking is informed by effective altruism — a philosophy and social movement that uses reason and evidence to figure out how to do the most good. The research that informs effective altruism points to charities working in three broad areas: global health and poverty alleviation, animal welfare, and global catastrophic risks.
We do not claim that our selected recommended charities are the only highly effective charities in the world. The selection of recommended charities is our attempt to present you with a short but inexhaustive portfolio of charities that are considered highly effective according to the principles of effective altruism. Our list might change in the future. If you believe we should include further highly effective charities, please contact us. You can learn more about effective charities here.
Yes. The donors who provided the matching funding would likely not have donated to the specific charities that you have chosen. Therefore, by making a donation through Giving Multiplier, you don't just decide to which charities your own money goes to but you also decide to which specific charities the added (i.e. matched) amounts—that were provided by the matching funders—go to. Note that most matching funders likely would have donated their amounts to a highly effective charity per default. But they would not have donated to your favorite charity and it's unlikely that they would have donated to exactly the effective charity that you have chosen.
The goal of Giving Multiplier is to encourage new donors to give more to super-effective charities — donors who wouldn't necessarily give to super-effective charities before visiting Giving Multiplier. If you are already a committed effective altruist or if you were already planning to donate to super-effective charities anyway, then you could do more good by supporting our matching system.
If you donate into our matching system, all of your donations will eventually be donated to charity. Your matching funds will be used for the current or subsequent donation cycle to match other people's donations. This means, the amount will be split up and donated to various charities that other people have chosen. Overall, more will go to effective than less effective charities. This is a strategy to motivate more people to give more to highly effective charities. We strive to use your donations optimally, maximizing the total amount given to effective charities. Any matching funds that are unused after 6 months, will automatically be donated to the effective charity that you chose. In case you didn't choose an effective charity, we will consult with experts to choose an effective charity that should receive the unused matching funds.
No, we are completely non-profit and take no fees or overhead from our donors. Donations made with credit or debit cards incur transaction fees from our processing partners to reach the nonprofit you'd like to support. However, you can also donate via bank transaction in which case there won't be any fees, which means that 100% of your donation goes to charity.
When you donate via Giving Multiplier, donations are processed by our trusted partner Every.org. Every.org is a US 501(c)(3) nonprofit that allows donors to easily give to multiple charities. Each donation you make via Giving Multiplier goes first to Every.org. They will issue you a receipt for your donation and forward your donation to the charities you have selected during the next monthly billing cycle.
Absolutely. Your donation transactions are secured through Every.org. Your connection to both GivingMultiplier.org and Every.org is encrypted.
No, we will never share your information with anyone else, unless you give us explicit permission to do so. The only party that will receive information from us is our trusted partner Every.org. They will process your donation and will not share your information with anyone else without your explicit permission.
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