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 “Where the need is greatest” fund. It 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 cost-effective giving opportunities resulting in measurable impact by clicking the icons below.

Dispensers
for Safe Water
Deworm the
World Initiative
Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation
Evidence Action
Accelerator

Dispensers
for Safe Water

At a cost of $1.50 per person per year, Dispensers for Safe Water is one of the most cost-effective ways to help prevent child deaths from diarrhea-causing diseases.

Your gift provides access to safe water to:

$50

=

35 people

$100

=

70 people

$250

=

177 people

$500

=

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

=

100 children

$100

=

200 children

$250

=

500 children

$500

=

1000 children

Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation

At an estimated $0.60 cents 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

=

83 children

$100

=

166 children

$250

=

416 children

$500

=

833 children

Evidence Action
Accelerator

We are working to scale the next generation of evidence-based and cost-effective interventions, including an exciting new program to test and treat syphilis among pregnant women which could prevent thousands of child deaths and disabilities each year.

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

Other 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, wire transfer, or check, due to the processing fees incurred from online donations. We are also now accepting cryptocurrency—more details below.

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. 

For ACH (U.S. only): 

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.

To donate via check, please make out your check to Evidence Action and send to:

Evidence Action

P.O. Box 65480

Washington, DC 20035-5480

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.

For Wires (U.S. only):
Account Name: Evidence Action
Account Number: 1361032868
Routing Number (ABA#): 065000090
Bank: Capital One Bank
1680 Capital One Drive
McLean, VA 22102

 

For International Wires:

Account Name: Evidence Action
Account Number: 1361032868
Routing Number: 065000090
SWIFT Code: HIBKUS44
Bank: Capital One Bank
1680 Capital One Drive
McLean, VA 22102
United States

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

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

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 include the Evidence Action Donation Form.

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

 

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

Private Investment Management Capital

Managing Partner

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 “Where the Need Is Greatest”.

Evidence Action is now accepting cryptocurrency donations! We are partnering with The Giving Block and can accept over 50 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 to the correct place. Please note that your donation receipt will be supplied by The Giving Block.

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.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.