Making a Donation via PayPal

Thank you for your interest in donating to GiveWell!

You can now make donations via PayPal using our main donation form here.

One-time donations: To make a one-time donation via PayPal, simply complete the donation form and choose “PayPal” as your payment method during checkout. You will be prompted to sign in to your PayPal account to complete the transaction.

Recurring donations: At this time, PayPal’s recurring donation functionality is limited. We recommend that you choose ACH or Credit Card for monthly or quarterly donations.

If you have a recurring donation via PayPal that you set up prior to November 1, 2022, we recommend that you cancel it and create a new donation via our new donation form. GiveWell is unable to cancel or modify recurring PayPal donations made on our legacy system. You can find instructions on how to cancel your PayPal donation here.

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).

GiveWell (aka The Clear Fund) is a federally recognized tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization in the US and a registered charity in the Netherlands with tax-deductible status (a Public Benefit Organization). US and Dutch donors are able to take tax deductions for donations to GiveWell to the extent permitted by local tax laws. Please check this page for how to make tax-deductible donations to support GiveWell and our top charities from other countries.

Please note: GiveWell itself does not charge any fees when taking donations for the support of our recommended charities, but PayPal charges standard credit card processing fees. More information on processing fees can be found here.


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