Frequently Asked Questions

Can I donate to any charity?

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

Are donations tax-deductible?

Yes, your donations are fully tax-deductible in the US. You will receive a receipt for all your donations made from our partner While donations are currently only tax-deductible in the US, you can donate from anywhere in the world.

Important: The email confirmation from Giving Multiplier is NOT a tax receipt. Instead, please make sure to use the email you receive from For tax purposes, the charity is (rather than the specific charities to which you donated).

Can I donate from anywhere in the world or just the US?

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.

How do you identify charities that are highly effective?

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.

Do my matched donations have an impact?

If you make a split-donation through Giving Multiplier, you can expect to have an increased impact. Your multiplier impact may be different or more indirect than you might expect. The added matching funds are not fully counterfactual, but despite this you can have a counterfactually increased impact. On our transparency page, we explain in greater detail how our matching system works.

What if I was planning to donate to super-effective charities anyway?

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.

What happens if I become a matching funder?

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 12 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.

Do you charge a fee or overhead costs?

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.

How are donations processed?

When you donate via Giving Multiplier, donations are processed by our trusted partner 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 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. While donations are typically forwarded to charities at least once per month, in rare cases it can take up to three months.

Are my donations secure?

Absolutely. Your donation transactions are secured through Your connection to both and is encrypted.

Do you share my information with anyone?

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 They will process your donation and will not share your information with anyone else without your explicit permission.

Can I donate through a donor-advised fund (DAF)?

Yes, this is possible. To donate through a DAF, please first make a donation to our donation-processing partner by following the instructions here. Once has received your donation, you will have it available as a credit on Make sure that you are logged in on You can then go the Giving Multiplier website ( as usual and make a normal donation. At the payment stage, you will then be able to assign your credit to the charities of your choice (or alternatively assign the credit into our matching system). Please contact us if you have any questions.

Can I set up monthly recurring donations?

Not yet. However, you can already set up monthly recurring donations into our matching system. To do so, please make a donation on and select 'Monthly'.

My employer offers donation matching. Can I do this with Giving Multiplier?

Yes! If your employer uses Benevity, you can find us on their platform. (Please note that donations made through Benevity take closer to 2 months to process.)

I’m interested in making a large donation and would like to speak with the team. How should I get in touch?

For donations above $5,000, we are happy to provide personalized donation advice. Please complete this brief form or send an email to our Executive Director Matt Coleman (

How can I get in touch?

Send us an email at