Give For Good

Give charities a gift that keeps on giving — for good!

We invest your donation and the charity you choose gets interest every year — forever!

Give charities a gift that keeps on giving — for good!

We invest your donation and the charity you choose gets interest every year — forever!

We need to do better

Charities help to address the most important issues of our time

It is 2022 and:

  • 274,000 children < 5 years of age die needlessly every year from malaria
  • 1 billion people in the world live on < 1 dollar per day
  • 64% of the world’s tropical rainforest has been destroyed or degraded
  • 30,000 species are driven to extinction every year
  • just 39 percent of girls from rural areas attend secondary school worldwide

We need charities now more than ever and they need a stable, annual income. 

Give For Good

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Give a stable income

Give For Good is a charity donation platform that helps you support the future of your favorite charities. Each donation you make via Give For Good is invested and every year we transfer the interest on your investment to the charity you choose. This way, the charity gets a stable, annual income and you make impact with your donation that is much greater than with a regular donation. Plus, the charity receives support forever, all based on your one-time donation! 

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"This is why we are called Give For Good: we help you create impact for good that continues for good !"

4 easy steps

How it works

Step 1

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Choose charity
+ amount

You make a donation to a charity via Give For Good. You choose the charity + the amount.

Step 2

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Ethical
investing

We invest your donation in ethical, sustainable and social investment funds. Every year, your invested donation generates a profit.

Step 3

50-50 investment method

Profit goes
to charity

Every year, we transfer the profits to the charity. These transfers keep going for good and even become bigger every year.

Step 4

your impact on charities

Your impact
lasts forever

Your impact: support for your favorite charity that goes on forever and is much more than your original donation! (it really continues forever)

Bonus: double impact​

Plus, a bonus double impact: the investment also supports ethical, sustainable and social businesses. Your share in a better world!

An example

If Give For Good had been established 100 years ago and you had donated an amount for a charity in that year, then the charity would have received in profits from the investment:

  • after 21 years: your initial donation
  • after 50 years: already more than 4 times your initial donation
  • after 100 years: more than 25 times your initial donation. All because of your one-time donation 100 years ago!

Figure 1. 50-year projection of money transferred to charity over time, after a one-time donation of $10 via Give For Good

Calculate here below how much the charity is estimated to get because of your one-time donation!

Calculate it yourself!

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Calculate yourself here below how much charities are expected to have received after an X number of years because of your one-time donation:

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Dozens of charities to choose from via Give For Good website

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If your favorite charity is not listed here, email us!

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Give For Good FAQ

Interest rates vary per year, but long-term results are remarkably reliable for stock investments (7.0% interest on average per year). This means that if you make a one-time donation of $ 10 today, more than 4 times your initial donation amount is estimated to end up with the charity in the next 50 years. Over the next 100 years, this is estimated to grow to more than 25 times your initial donation! This is so much because the amount grows exponentially through an interest-on-interest effect. See the graph above for a visual representation of these data!

The support continues forever: it is a gift that keeps on giving! The charity receives interest on your donation every year, even when you have just made a one-time donation.

To cover our costs, we ask a % of the interest on the donations that we invest for donors. This is on purpose a % of the interest, and not of the donation itself. This way, we only get money if the charities get money!

Legally, we can never ask more than 10% of the interest. At the moment, we ask 5%. Our long-term goal is that this will become 0%. Just like to any other charity, people can donate to us. We hope that in time, these donations will be enough to cover our costs.

Suppose: you invest $ 100 for your favorite charity and that in the first year there is a 10% interest (amounting to $10). Then:

  • $ 4.75 is transferred to the charity for which you invested the donation
  • $ 4.75 is added to the original $ 100. As a result, next year’s interest is made not on $ 100, but on $ 104.75! This way, the charity gets a little bit more support every year.
  • $ 0.50 is transferred to us at Give for Good to cover our operational costs

You can invest safely and with a reliable long-term interest by:

  1. investing in many businesses at the same time and
  2. holding those investments for a long time

By holding to these two rules, we know the interest on the donations will move to the average interest on all stocks combined: 7.0% per year.

How do we know this? By studying more than 150 years of stock market history. Read more here!

All investments are done through an ethical, sustainable and social investment fund. This means that there are no investments in unethical sectors, such as fossil fuels and weapons. Instead, ethical, sustainable and social businesses receive extra support. You can read more about our investments here.

Each year, we transfer 50% of the interest to the charity. The reason for transferring 50% — and not 100% — is that the other 50% is used to increase the invested value of your donation. This way, the charities get a little bit more every year! This is because this 50-50 method generates an “interest-on-interest” effect. This results in your invested donation, and with it the money that is transferred to the charity each year, growing exponentially. So based on your one-time donation, the charity not only gets ever-continuing financial support, but it gets an ever-growing amount! In time, this results in more money for the charities than if we transferred 100% of the interest to them.

We encourage people to do both: support charities now AND support their futures. When you support charities directly, they will spend your money directly. The difference with Give For Good is that with us, your one-time donation results in a stable income for the charity year in, year out. Many charities are not allowed to invest money like this themselves as a source of income (only as a reserve), because of government regulations. Also, practically, they generally do not offer the option to label your donation as an investment. That is why Give For Good exists! 

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Donate now via Give For Good to your favorite charity and we’ll make it a gift that keeps on giving: a donation that generates interest for that charity every year!