Donate to GiveWell for the support of SCI

Donate online

Using the button below, you can make a one-time or recurring donation to GiveWell. We will use the entirety of your donation to support the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI). GiveWell collects no fees from donations to its recommended charities.

If you have any trouble using the form linked above, we can also accept credit and debit card donations through Paypal.

Donate by mail

You can donate to GiveWell by sending a check made out to GiveWell to:

    182 Howard Street #208
    San Francisco, CA 94105

If you choose to send a check, please also complete our check donation form and send it in with your check donation (Microsoft Word version here).

Common questions

Why does GiveWell collect donations on behalf of its recommended charities? For two main reasons: (1) It allows us to track our own impact on donations and (2) it gives us a chance to ask you if you'd like to receive updates on GiveWell's research.

Does GiveWell charge fees on donations to its recommended charities? No, GiveWell collects no fees from donations to its recommended charities. 100% of your donation (after credit charge fees) will be used to support the charity or charities of your choice.

Will my donation be tax-deductible? GiveWell (a.k.a. The Clear Fund) is a federally-recognized tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. We are able to make grants for the support of our recommended charities, and U.S. donors are able to take tax deductions for donations to GiveWell to the extent permitted by US tax laws.

UK tax-payers can give directly to SCI at Gifts made in this way are eligible for UK gift aid but are not eligible for U.S. tax deductions.

(More information on tax-deductibility of donations to our top charities)

Can I give directly to the charity instead? Yes, but it's important to us to track donations made due to our research. If you choose to give directly (rather than through our site), please let us know through our donation report form. Click here to donate directly to SCI.

Other questions? Please don't hesitate to email us at

Donating as a gift for a friend or family member? Download, fill in and print our gift acknowledgement letter (DOC).