Tax Deductibility of Donations to GiveWell Worldwide

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Published: April 2022; Last updated: November 2022

United States

GiveWell is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization in the US. US donors are able to claim tax deductions for donations to GiveWell to the extent permitted by US tax laws. We are registered as The Clear Fund, and our federal tax ID (EIN) is 20-8625442.

If you've donated securities or cryptocurrency to GiveWell and need us to sign a form 8283 for tax purposes, please email us at donations@givewell.org to request a secure form to complete electronically. In order to protect sensitive information such as your social security number, we ask that you do not send us a pre-filled form via email.

You can find information about how to donate here. You can find information on 2022 end-of-year tax deadlines here.

Netherlands

GiveWell is a Public Benefit Organization (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling, or ANBI) in the Netherlands. Dutch donors are able to claim tax deductions for donations to GiveWell to the extent permitted by Dutch tax laws. We are registered as The Clear Fund, and our RSIN is 8262.78.516.

Dutch donors interested in setting up a periodic gift agreement should email donations@givewell.org. Please do not include a BSN or any other private information in your initial email to us.

Our donation options for Dutch donors are the same as for US donors. You can find information about how to donate here.

United Kingdom

GiveWell UK is a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation in the UK. Donations to GiveWell UK are tax deductible for UK donors, subject to UK tax laws, and are eligible for Gift Aid. Our charity number is 1196392.

Please note: at this time, GiveWell UK is only able to accept donations via credit/debit card, PayPal, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) account, recurring direct debit, or bank/wire transfer; we are not able to accept physical cheques, stocks, or securities. For information about donating in the UK, please see here.

Other Countries

Donations to GiveWell or GiveWell UK are not tax deductible for donors in other countries; however, GiveWell has established agreements in some countries with organizations that are able to direct tax-deductible donations to us or to our recommended charity programs. These options are listed below. For countries that are not listed, we unfortunately are not aware of tax-deductible options for donating to us or to our recommended charities.

If you decide to donate through any of the organizations below, we ask that you also submit our donation report form, which helps us measure our impact by tracking donations that are influenced by our research but not made directly through GiveWell.

Australia

Canada

  • Direct your donation according to our Top Charities Fund (we updated the name of this fund in September 2022; more information here), donate to any of our top charities, or support GiveWell’s operations through RC Forward
  • Donate directly to the Against Malaria Foundation

Denmark

  • Direct your donation to our Top Charities Fund (we updated the name of this fund in September 2022; more information here), our All Grants Fund, or any of our top charities through Giv Effektivt.
  • Donate directly to the Against Malaria Foundation

Germany

  • Direct your donation according to our Top Charities Fund (we updated the name of this fund in September 2022; more information here), donate to some of our top charities, or support GiveWell’s operations through Effektiv Spenden
  • Donate directly to the Against Malaria Foundation

Ireland

Italy

New Zealand

Norway

  • Direct your donation according to our Top Charities Fund (we updated the name of this fund in September 2022; more information here), or donate to some of our top charities through Gi Effektivt

South Africa

Spain

Sweden

  • Direct your donation according to our Top Charities Fund (we updated the name of this fund in September 2022; more information here) or donate to some of our top charities through Ge Effekivt
  • Donate directly to the Against Malaria Foundation

Switzerland

  • Direct your donation according to our Top Charities Fund (we updated the name of this fund in September 2022; more information here), donate to some of our top charities, or support GiveWell’s operations through Effektiv Spenden

Other EU countries

If your country is not listed above, you may still be able to make a tax-deductible donation to the Against Malaria Foundation via Transnational Giving Europe. Please see this page to find out if donations are eligible in your country.

Countries not listed

Unfortunately, there are a number of countries where people wish to use our research but none of our top-rated charities are tax deductible. In some countries, donors may be able to take advantage of donor-advised funds or fiscal sponsorship organizations in order to make tax-deductible gifts to our top charities.

In general, we think that differences in effectiveness between charities are sufficiently large that in cases where the best giving opportunity may not be tax deductible, it makes sense to give a smaller post-tax donation to the best organization rather than a larger pre-tax donation to a tax-deductible organization. However, we understand that donors may have different intuitions on this question and are hoping to eventually have tax-deductible giving opportunities in other countries with many GiveWell users.


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