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Frequently Asked Questions

What if I have a problem donating by check? by wire? stock?
Problems donating? Please let us know at

Is my donation tax-deductible?
Donations are in USD and are tax-deductible in the United States to the extent allowed by law. Our federal EIN is 27-1661997.

How can I give by check from outside the US?
We do not accept checks from outside the United States. You can either wire us the money or pay via credit or debit card through one of the following organizations:

  • Australia: you can receive a tax receipt by visiting Effective Altruism Australia and selecting GiveDirectly from their list of recommended charities.
  • Canada: you can receive a tax receipt by donating through RC Forward.
  • Germany or Switzerland: you can give a tax-deductible donation via the Effective Altruism Foundation.
  • Netherlands: you can receive a tax receipt by donating above. GiveDirectly is registered as a Public Benefit Organization, RSIN: 8257 94 948. Please e-mail if you'd like to make a recurring donation.
  • New Zealand: you can give tax-deductible donations through Effective Altruism New Zealand.
  • UK: you can claim Gift Aid by donating through GiveDirectly UK.

Please note that we may not immediately acknowledge direct gifts through these alternative giving channels, as we typically receive payment details from them monthly or quarterly. Unless otherwise indicated, GiveDirectly will allocate your donation to any of our poverty alleviation cash transfer programs.

How can I give money via wire from outside the US?
We accept wire transfers from outside of the United States. Please email us at for the next steps.

Is it possible to donate mutual funds?
Yes, we accept mutual fund donations. Please email us for next steps

How can I give stock from outside the US?
We accept stock transfers from outside the United States. Please email us for next steps

What is your charity information for donor advised funds (DAFs)?
GiveDirectly, Inc.
Contact: Michael Faye, President
Church Street Station
P.O. Box 3221
New York, NY 10008
+1 646 504 4837
EIN: 27-1661997

Do you accept employee matching donations?
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