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Donate to GiveWell

GiveWell (a.k.a. The Clear Fund) is a federally recognized tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Documentation is available in our official records.

Donate online

Using the button below, you can make a donation to support GiveWell's operations:


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

Note: you can also donate to GiveWell in support of our recommended charities. GiveWell collects no fees from donations to its recommended charities. Once we have reviewed and approved your request to grant a donation to our recommended charities, 100% of your donation (after credit card fees) will be used to support the charity or charities of your choice (more details on the grant approval process here).

Donate by mail

You can donate to GiveWell (a.k.a. The Clear Fund) 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).

You may give a donation to support GiveWell's operations or you may choose to give funds designated for granting to recommended charities. If you would like us to grant your donation to recommended charities, please specify this by completing and mailing in our top charities or standout charities check donation form (see here for the difference between top and standout charities) with your check donation. Please note that donor requests to grant donations to our recommended charities are subject to our approval (details on our grant approval process are available here). If you do not designate how you would like your donation to be used, we will treat it as an unrestricted donation, which we may choose to either use for operating expenses or to grant to recommended charities.