Frequently Asked Questions



What about security and fees?

We have partnered with to process payments. Donational uses smart and secure online payments to ensure that your donations are simple and secure. Their mission also aligns closely with ours:

“We believe that effective programs, backed by scientific data, are the best way forward in cause areas both global and local, big and small.”

Donational currently offers the lowest fee available on any payment processing platform at 5.2%. The Charity Experiment does not keep any portion of your donations.



Is my donation tax deductible?

The Charity Experiment is a fiscally sponsored project of Social Good Fund (46-1323531), which is a public 501c3 organization recognized by the IRS. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent permissible by law.

Read more about fiscal sponsorship here.



how do you choose charitable organizations?

We rely heavily on the research of well-established and reputable organizations such as GiveWell, Effective Altruism, The Life You Can Save, Animal Charity Evaluators, Charity Navigator, ImpactMatters and more. 

We also personally reach out to leadership within each and every charitable organization that is nominated in order to open up a line of communication. Our goal is to provide as much value as possible by raising not only donations but also awareness.

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When will recurring donations be charged?

When you begin your commitment to monthly giving, you have the opportunity to select which date in the future that you would like to be charged. Once chosen, you will be charged on a recurring basis on the same day each month.

You may log in to your Donational account to change the date that you are charged.