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Donors in the Netherlands can now make tax-deductible gifts through GiveWell

Added October 2022: From 2020 to 2022 we used the name “Maximum Impact Fund” to refer to the fund used to support the highest-priority funding needs among our top charities each quarter. In September 2022, we changed the name of this fund to the “Top Charities Fund” to better describe what opportunities this fund supports; more information here.

We’re excited to announce that donations to GiveWell are now tax-deductible in the Netherlands!

Dutch donors can make donations on the GiveWell donate page. Our top recommendation for all donors is to give to GiveWell’s Maximum Impact Fund, which we grant regularly to our recommended charities according to where we believe donations can do the most good.

Additional details for donors in the Netherlands

GiveWell is a registered Public Benefit Organization (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling, or ANBI) in the Netherlands. Our status is listed here, under our legal name, The Clear Fund. Our identification number, or RSIN, is 8262.78.516.

We are happy to accept one-time donations, recurring donations, and five-year gift agreements (periodic gift agreements) for donors in the Netherlands. [The following was edited on 6/14/21 to reflect an update in our process and guidance for donors] Dutch donors who are interested in setting up a periodic agreement should email (Please do not include a social security number in your email to us.)

Information for donors outside of the Netherlands

Our donors have requested additional giving options outside of the United States. The Netherlands is the first country in which we have registered outside of the U.S. We plan to register in additional countries going forward.

Current information about tax-deductibility for GiveWell donors outside of the Netherlands and the United States may be found here.

We would like to thank Effective Altruism Netherlands for their help with our registration process. Thank you!


  • This is a very good idea. Perhaps the governments of other countries will do the same. Such organizations do not have to pay taxes.

  • Jan-Willem van Putten on February 11, 2021 at 7:58 am said:

    No problem, was great helping you!

  • Ofhsoupkitchen on February 24, 2021 at 6:58 am said:

    This is very helpful for the donors. Human is the only one who can help to those unfortunate people. Love the world!

  • Ofhsoupkitchen on May 19, 2021 at 8:02 am said:

    The great news is that we live in unprecedented times where your donations can do an astonishing amount of good.

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