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A donation platform for the future
As explained on our homepage for donors, Give for Good is a charity donation platform that focuses on the future. We invest the donations of individuals and businesses in the stock market and transfer the profits every year to charity.
Why donate via Give for Good
- we turn one-time donations into a source of ever-continuing and ever-growing income for charities
- thus, if you donate via Give for Good your business makes a lasting impact to create a better future!
How it works
You make a one-time donation to a charity via Give for Good. You choose the charity + the amount.
50% of the profit is transferred directly to the charity and 50% is used to increase the invested amount. Through an interest-on-interest effect the amount for charity becomes bigger every year.
Interest rates vary per year, but long-term results are remarkably reliable for stock investments (7.0% interest on average per year). Here below you can see an estimate of how much money will reach the charity over the next 50 years, if you make a one-time donation of $ 10 today, based on that average interest on stocks. More than 3 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 projected to grow to more than 20 times your initial donation (this is so much because the amount grows exponentially through an interest-on-interest effect).
Figure 1. 50-year projection of money transferred to charity over time, after a one-time donation of $10 via Give for Good
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:
- investing in many businesses at the same time and
- 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!
"We Give for Good"-certification
In exchange for your support, you get the “We Give for Good”-certification that you can place on your website and on any promotional materials. When your clients click the certification, they are taken to this website.
Donate now and give a gift that keeps giving to a charity: a donation that generates interest for them every year!