Making a Check Donation to Support GiveWell

Thanks for your interest in donating to GiveWell's unrestricted fund!

We will use your donation to support our work of finding outstanding giving opportunities and sharing the full details of our analysis to help donors decide where to give. We may use these funds to either support our operating expenses (most likely) or grant out to charities at our discretion.

Please complete our donation form below prior to making your donation. Doing so will:

  • enable us to match your contact information with the checks we receive and send you a receipt; and
  • reduce the administrative cost associated with processing your donation.

Donations received without an accompanying donation form submission or identifying information on the physical check will be treated as anonymous donations to our unrestricted fund.

Checks can be made out to GiveWell and mailed to:

1714 Franklin Street #100335
Oakland, CA 94612

Please note that donations to GiveWell are irrevocable in most cases and donor requests to grant donations to our recommended charities are subject to our approval (more details on GiveWell's approval process here).

If you have any questions about how to donate via check, please email us at before making your donation.

Donation form