Frequently Asked Question

How much should I give to effective charities?


There is no single answer to this question as it depends on your personal circumstances and motivations. The most common amount members of Giving What We Can report giving is 10% of their income and we think that this is generally a good standard, especially for most people in high-income countries.

However, some other suggested standards for giving include giving what you can afford, giving what you won't miss, giving at an average level, or giving generously. Whatever you decide, it is important to also give effectively to maximise your impact.

We write more about the different ways to approach deciding how much to give in our article: "How much money should we donate to charity?".

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