The smarter, more effective way to donate
Give For Good is a charity donation platform that invests your donations in green and social stocks. Every year, the charities you choose get the interest — forever! This way, every one-time donation by you becomes a stable source of recurring income for the charity.
Charities need more support than ever
- 1 billion people in the world live on < 1 dollar per day
- 274,000 children die every year from malaria
- >60% of girls from rural areas do not attend secondary school
- 64% of all rainforest is destroyed or degraded
- 30,000 species are driven to extinction every year
Give For Good
Give a stable income
Give For Good is a charity donation platform that provides a sustainable, annual income for charities. Each donation you make via Give For Good is invested and every year we transfer the interest on the investment to the charity you choose. This way, the charity gets a stable, annual income — forever. Thanks to your one-time donation!
"This is why we are called Give For Good: we help you create positive impact that continues forever!"
4 easy steps
How it works
You make a donation to a charity via Give For Good. You choose the charity + the amount.
We invest your donation in ethical, sustainable and social investment funds. Your invested donation generates a profit.
Every year, we transfer the profits to the charity. These transfers keep going for good and even become bigger every year.
You do good
The result: a stable, annual income for your favorite charity that goes on forever and that gets bigger every year!
Bonus: double impact
Plus, a bonus double impact: the investment also supports ethical, sustainable and social businesses. Your share in a better world!
If Give For Good had been founded 100 years earlier, in 1920, and you had donated an amount for a charity in that year, then the charity would have received the following amounts:
- after 9 years: your original donation
- after 50 years: already more than 6 times your original donation
- after 100 years: more than 25 times your original donation! All because of your one-time donation a century earlier!
Figure 1. Amount of money that would have been transferred to charity, if Give For Good had been founded 100 years earlier (in 1920), and you had invested $10 for a charity in that year via Give For Good.
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Frequently asked questions
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, 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 from 1920 to 2020!
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 (so 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
There are two big reasons for Give For Good to invest in stocks:
- The average interest is higher. The average interest on stocks in the past 150 years was 7,0% per year, while the average interest on government bonds was 2,3%. Interest on savings accounts is commonly lower than that on bonds.
- Long-term, investing in stocks is safer, with less risk than bank savings or bonds. Many people think that the opposite is true, and that saving and bonds are safer than investing in stocks. While this is not true for saving at a bank (we all know well that banks can go bankrupt), this is true for bonds, but only in the short term. If you invest for longer than five years, stocks are less risky.
It is possible to invest in stocks safely and with a reliable interest. To achieve this, you have to follow two rules:
- invest in many businesses at the same time
- hold 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!
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 a special effect: 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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Or click on one of the links below to get more information about several special forms of donating and about how to join Give For Good as a charity: