Make a $10 donation into $35

post by WilliamKiely · 2020-12-01T19:52:36.749Z · EA · GW · 19 comments

Update March 2021: This donation match appears to be available indefinitely.

Facebook's Giving Tuesday donation match ran out quickly this morning, but here's one that's still available: will donate $25 to any 501(c)(3) nonprofit up to $250,000 in total for each new referred user who donates $10 or more. This works out to a 250% counterfactual match on $10 in donations--higher than Facebook's, just with a lower limit.


  1. Join with:
  2. Donate $10 to a nonprofit of your choice.
  3. Receive $25 in credit immediately.
  4. Donate the $25 you received to a nonprofit of your choice.

I'd recommend just donating via card to save on time, rather than connect your bank account which would save on fees.

The whole process can be completed in less than ~5 minutes and appears to be available to everyone regardless of what country you're in, so I'd suggest taking 5 minutes to make a $10 donation now. Happy Giving Tuesday!

Update Two Weeks In:

As of December 16th, $3,800 in matching referral funds has been given to 152 people who joined using my referral link. These 152 people have made 327 donations ("Joins") on the platform so far totaling $6,075 given to nonprofits (including the matching referral funds). The breakdown of which nonprofits these donations were made to is shown below.

Thank you to everyone who shared this opportunity to get it in front of more people!

The $250,000 in matching referral funds offered by are nowhere close to being exhausted and will therefore very likely continue to exist until at least December 25th. So please feel free to continue to share this post with your friends and ask them to consider donating to an effective charity!


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comment by Darius_M (Darius_Meissner) · 2020-12-01T21:16:13.028Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

I just did this and can attest to it working and being as easy as described in the post. Thanks a lot for the recommendation! 

Replies from: Davidmanheim
comment by Davidmanheim · 2020-12-02T10:59:46.337Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Ditto, ~3 minutes, +$35 for MIRI.

comment by marswalker (Will Kirkpatrick) · 2020-12-01T21:19:15.251Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Anyone financially strapped? PM me and I'll venmo you cash to cover it! 

Does anyone know how the 25$ credit is rewarded? I.E. is it directly applied to the donation you made or is it credited to the account that makes the donation? 

Replies from: tinaroh, WilliamKiely
comment by tinaroh · 2020-12-01T21:31:30.216Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

It's credited to the account that makes the donation, so that you can direct it elsewhere if you want. You can see it in your Payments tab:

Replies from: Jeffray_Behr
comment by Jeffray_Behr · 2020-12-19T23:52:37.378Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

I just donated $10 but didn't see the $25 credit applied anywhere on my "Payments" tab

Replies from: WilliamKiely
comment by WilliamKiely · 2020-12-21T20:22:44.276Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

I see you joined via my link, but also see that you somehow joined somewhat differently than everyone else (on my Joins tab it says you "joined William Kiely", but does not say this for anyone else on my Joins tab) . I'm not sure what's going on.

Anyway, I'll PM you a $25 gift card now that you can give to a charity of your choice. (I have a few of these for an independent reason.)

comment by WilliamKiely · 2020-12-01T21:44:10.313Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Tina (co-founder of just replied to your comment with:

It's credited to the account that makes the donation, so that you can direct it elsewhere if you want. You can see it in your Payments tab:

Unfortunately since she is a new user I think her comment is being hidden until she gets above the 10-karma threshold (if I'm not mistaken... I have a vague recollection of there being a 10-karma threshold that caused me trouble once). Upvote her comment here [EA(p) · GW(p)] so it's visible. EDIT: Okay, it's now over 10-karma and still hidden; I don't know what the issue is.

Replies from: tinaroh
comment by tinaroh · 2020-12-01T22:14:34.136Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Thank you for the assist and for this post! We're seeing the EA crowd coming in strong :)

comment by frankieaw · 2020-12-02T13:22:10.453Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

thanks for easy fuzzies :)

comment by RyanCarey · 2020-12-11T18:12:43.554Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Done - just sent $50 to the Future of Life Institute.

comment by WilliamKiely · 2020-12-01T19:56:31.161Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Note: I think it's unlikely the $250,000 will be used up (by 10,000 new users) by the December 25th end date. Why? The most popular user on the site is Tim Ferriss with 462 followers, followed by the founder of Uber and two co-founders of They're trying to get traction, but that's hard.

Replies from: konrad
comment by konrad · 2020-12-04T13:51:47.733Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Just got an email saying 230k are still left, so worth pushing this further. 

comment by jared_m · 2020-12-03T14:25:57.887Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

+$35 for Clean Air Task Force, and +1 that it's a straightforward and very clean interface that took a pleasant 2-3 minutes. Thanks for sharing this here!

comment by Neel Nanda · 2020-12-02T08:53:33.725Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Thanks for sharing! I just donated

comment by WilliamKiely · 2020-12-01T19:54:51.024Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Not sure where to donate? Just amplify where other EAs donated on Facebook this morning rather than take time to think about it now. E.g. Against Malaria Foundation or Machine Intelligence Research Institute.

Replies from: Ryan Wilcox
comment by Ryan Wilcox · 2020-12-03T05:17:37.656Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Hi William, I'm going to shamelessly throw this in here for your consideration: (If there was ever an appropriate place to do this on EA forum, this seems as good as any.) Suvita's work is backed by Charity Entrepreneurship and Founders Pledge. And their programs have been recommended by Giving What We Can. Cheers!

comment by tobytrem · 2020-12-02T11:02:23.784Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Thanks a lot! 

comment by WilliamKiely · 2020-12-05T14:07:12.538Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Moving these post updates to the comments:

24-Hour Update: Already 103 people have joined downstream of this post, with at least $1,275 of matching funds allocated (and probably more like ~$2,200, assuming the 85% donated/joined rate (=51/60) holds for all 103 people). Wow! Thank you for your generosity everyone!

68-Hour Update: The dashboard reports that only $12,605 of the $250,000 matching dollars available have been used so far. Assuming the 87% donated/joined rate (=109/225) holds for all 228 people who have joined downstream of this post, the amount of matching dollars directed to EA-aligned nonprofits by all of your donations downstream of this post is approximately ~$4,970, or 39% of all matching funds used so far. Once again, wow! And thank you for continuing to share this great opportunity!

90-Hour Update: We just reached at least $3,000 in matching funds allocated (and probably more like ~$5,475, assuming the 87% donated/joined rate (=120/137) holds for all 251 people). That's a lot of money for effective charities! Thank you for your generosity everyone!

The dashboard reports that only $13,030 of the $250,000 matching dollars available have been used so far, confirming that it is very likely this opportunity is not going to run out before the December 25th end date. Thank you for continuing to share this great opportunity and helping to direct this money to the nonprofits that will use it to do the most good!

comment by Lumpyproletariat · 2020-12-05T05:14:41.638Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

I sent my free money towards the Malaria Consortium. Thank you to the people who spent the money, and the people who made me aware such was happening. 

I don't like having online accounts that are connected to my real info, especially financial info. No particular rationale, I just hang out in a weird part of mind-space and get anxious when I haven't cleaned up after myself. I'm having difficulties deleting my account--when I try it wants me to choose an application to do so with. I'm using Firefox on Ubuntu, if that matters--but it seems like this is something I should be able to do entirely on the website?