How to Help

One of the best ways to help is to tell friends and family about direct giving. Word of mouth is one of the most common ways people hear about us.

Looking to get more involved? Check out out a few of our favorite ways to help us grow – and put more funds in the hands of recipients.

Raise Funds:


The best way to have an impact is to donate funds. Read more if you’ve already given or are currently unable to.

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Create a custom fundraiser

Raise funds around your birthday, wedding, bicycle trip or another idea. You can also create a fundraiser on Facebook or Instagram.

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Passively raise funds at no cost to you:

Raise money every time you open a new tab

Tab for a Cause is a free browser extension that generates donations to charity for each tab you open. You can select GiveDirectly as the charity to receive your donation.

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Select GiveDirectly as your Amazon Smile charity

If you shop on Amazon and activate Amazon Smile, 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to the charity you choose.

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Engage at work:

Organize a talk for your organization

We’ve done lunch-and-learns, retreat discussions, and presentations at organizations like Google, Apple, and Microsoft Research.

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Get your donations matched by your employer

Check if your employer matches donations — if not, consider making a suggestion at your company. You can also raise funds at your organization with a match drive.

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Spread the word:

Spread the word to friends & family

Have your friends Venmo @GiveDirectly the next time you split a check, or text a recent article to 3 friends.

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Add a GiveDirectly link to your email signature

On average, we send 121 business emails per day. Adding a short note to your personal and work email signatures is an easy, unintrusive way to share the idea of direct giving.

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