High-impact, cost-effective giving measurably improves the lives of children and families

Every dollar you give will have a meaningful impact on a person’s life. From helping curb the main cause of disability in India to helping prevent the second-leading cause of death among children, our evidence-based programs are among the most cost-effective in the world. Multiple charity raters and effective altruism groups—including GiveWell, The Life You Can Save, and Charity Navigator—support or recommend our programs.

The best way to support our work is by giving to our unrestricted fund, which allows us the flexibility to take advantage of new and unexpected opportunities, to increase the cost-effectiveness of the organization as a whole, and to fill funding gaps of programs when needed.

Prefer to directly support one of our programs? Learn more about these high-impact, cost-effective giving opportunities by clicking the icons below.

Safe Water
Programming
Deworm the
World Initiative
Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation
Evidence Action
Accelerator
Maternal Syphilis Screening and Treatment

Safe Water
Programming

Our safe water portfolio includes Dispensers for Safe Water and an exciting new intervention, in-line chlorination – both of which are underpinned by evidence that safe water access can reduce child mortality by an astounding 25%. At a cost of $1.50 per person per year, Dispensers for Safe Water provides over 4 million people in rural Kenya, Uganda, and Malawi with free and reliable access to safe water – and we’re expanding to reach more than 9 million people in 2023. In-line chlorination has the potential to dramatically expand the number of people we can reach with life-saving access to safe drinking water by automatically treating communal piped water systems.

Dispensers for Safe Water is proven to be cost-effective. With this program, your gift can provide access to safe water to:

$50

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35 people

$100

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70 people

$250

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177 people

$500

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344 people

Deworm the
World Initiative

Supported by GiveWell every year since 2013 for cost-effective impact. At an average cost of $0.50 per treatment, deworming is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve a child’s health, education, and overall well-being. A recent study by Nobel laureate Michael Kremer and colleagues showed that receiving two to three additional years of deworming increased their income by 13% and consumption by 14% decades after treatment.

Your gift helps provide deworming treatment for a year to:

$50

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100 children

$100

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200 children

$250

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500 children

$500

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1000 children

Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation

At an estimated $0.50 per child per year in India, iron and folic acid supplementation offers a highly cost-effective way to help curb childhood disability. Rigorous evidence has shown that IFA supplementation halves the risk of anemia in children under 12—the leading cause of childhood disability in India.

Your gift helps provide a year's worth of treatment to:

$50

=

100 children

$100

=

200 children

$250

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500 children

$500

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1000 children

Evidence Action
Accelerator

We are working to scale the next generation of evidence-based and cost-effective interventions through a six-stage process, cutting the time it takes to transform robust research into impact for millions of people.

Your gift helps us find, develop, and test what works to measurably reduce poverty.

Maternal Syphilis
Screening and Treatment

A single penicillin shot given to expecting mothers can prevent stillbirths, infant deaths and debilitating child disabilities – we just need to know who to treat. A new, low-cost test offers the opportunity to do just that. 

Your gift helps to improve outcomes for thousands of mothers and their babies.

Ways to Give

We are committed to making your donation have the biggest possible impact. For larger donations (over $1,000), we recommend donating via ACH, check, or wire transfer, due to the processing fees incurred from online donations. We also accept cryptocurrency—more details below.

You may donate via credit card here.

Evidence Action uses the online donation platform Classy to process credit card donations; transactions are processed by WePay and will appear on a credit card statement as “WPY*EVIDENCE ACTION.”

Donations received through PayPal are allocated to our Evidence Action unrestricted fund and can be made here.

We ask you to please complete our Donation Form (alternatively, you can complete the form in PDF here and email it to [email protected]). This enables us to track and record your donation more efficiently. 

Account Name: Evidence Action 
Checking Account Number: 1361032868 
Routing Number (ABA): 255071981 
Bank: Capital One Bank 
1680 Capital One Drive 
McLean, VA 22102 

We ask you to please complete our Donation Form (alternatively, you can complete the form in PDF here and email it to [email protected]). This enables us to track and record your donation more efficiently.

Please make out your check to Evidence Action and send to:

Evidence Action

P.O. Box 65480

Washington, DC 20035-5480

Good news! We have partnered with several organizations to make your gift tax-deductible.

Australia: Donors can make a tax-deductible donation to Evidence Action through The Life You Can Save Australia or our Deworm the World Initiative through Effective Altruism Australia

Canada: Donors can make a tax-deductible donation to Evidence Action through RC Forward

Germany: Donors can make a tax-deductible donation to the Deworm the World Initiative through UES – Gemeinnützige GmbH für effektives Spenden or to Evidence Action through Effektiver Altruismus.

Netherlands: Donors can make a tax-deductible donation to the Deworm the World Initiative or Dispensers for Safe Water through Giving What We Can.

New Zealand: Donors can make a tax-deductible donation to Deworm the World Initiative or Dispensers for Safe Water through Effective Altruism New Zealand Charitable Trust.

Spain: Donors can make a tax-deductible donation to the Deworm the World Initiative through Fundación Ayuda Efectiva.

Switzerland: Donors can make a tax-deductible donation to the Deworm the World Initiative through Effektiv Spenden Schweiz or to Evidence Action through Effektiver Altruismus.

United Kingdom: Donors can make a tax-deductible donation to the Deworm the World Initiative or Dispensers for Safe Water through Giving What We Can.

Donors in other countries can donate to Evidence Action directly; however, such donations are not tax-deductible.

We ask you to please complete our Donation Form (alternatively, you can complete the form in PDF here and email it to [email protected]). This enables us to track and record your donation more efficiently.

Account Name: Evidence Action
Account Number: 1361032868
Routing Number (ABA): 065000090
SWIFT Code (for international wires): HIBKUS44
Bank: Capital One Bank
1680 Capital One Drive
McLean, VA 22102
United States

Prior to initiating the transfer of your stock to Evidence Action, please email [email protected] to let us know the number of shares we should expect. Please also complete the Evidence Action Donation Form (alternatively, you can complete the form in PDF here and email it to [email protected]).

Information for the delivering firm/broker to initiate a transfer via DTC (for shares held in “street name” with your broker):

Name: Evidence Action
Woodbury Financial Services
DTC Number: 0443
Evidence Action, Inc
Account Number: AUW183093

If you have any questions, please contact our advisor:

Put Phimmasone, Managing Partner
Private Investment Management Capital
+1 202-603-6094
[email protected]

If you have a donor-advised fund (DAF) at Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon, you can make a contribution to Evidence Action through your DAF here. Use the Designation option if you would like to contribute to a particular program; if blank, funds will go toward Evidence Action (Unrestricted).

We partner with The Giving Block to accept over 80 cryptocurrencies. If you would like to donate crypto to a specific Evidence Action program, please include the program name in the notes section so we can ensure that it gets designated correctly. 

Donating cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it on your taxes. This makes cryptocurrency donations one of the most tax efficient ways to support Evidence Action. 

.Please note that your donation receipt will be supplied by The Giving Block. If you have any questions regarding your crypto donation, please contact us at [email protected]

 

Any questions?

Answers to frequently asked questions can be found here. You can also reach us at [email protected].

Evidence Action is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in the United States, and contributions to us are tax deductible in the U.S. Our EIN number is 90-0874591. Our most recent audited financial statements and tax returns can be found here. You can view Evidence Action’s privacy policy here.