Your generous donation helps us research cooperative and effective strategies to reduce involuntary suffering. We finance ourselves exclusively through private donations.
Donations to support the Foundational Research Institute are tax deductible for donors in Germany, Switzerland, the USA (via bank transfer), and the Netherlands. Learn more here.
All donations are processed by our partner organisation, the Effective Altruism Foundation (EAF). You can find answers to frequently asked questions about donations as well as a point of contact in EAF's FAQ. From the FAQ:
What does the donation process involve step by step?
- Registration: so that we can document your donations correctly internally, you can share your donation preferences with us through online registration using the form above. In order to keep administrative costs to a minimum, we ask you please to make individual contributions of at least ten Euros.
- Transfer: after successful registration you can select a payment method. You can make your donation immediately on this site, or on the same site you will find the relevant information for your payment method.
- Tax donation receipt: see the answer below.
When and how do I receive a tax donation receipt?
Annually in January, we will send you a general receipt for your donations over the preceding year, so long as you donated from one of the countries named above and your donations totalled at least 100 Euros. Donors from the USA will receive their tax exemption directly from GiveWell. For donations from Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands, you will receive an annual exemption from us via email, or by letter if we do not have an email address for you. Please fill in the relevant fields in the registration form.