Our recommended donation amounts are designed to have a barely noticeable impact on your standard of living — and a life-saving impact on those in extreme poverty.
Not sure how much to donate – use the calculator below:
Calculate your suggested annual pledge amount. Enter your pre-tax annual income.
If donations to foreign aid organizations are tax deductible in your country, enter your gross income. If they are not, enter your income after tax. The Life You Can Save does not record, collect or share your personal income data. To learn how we calculate our suggested pledge amounts, read our FAQ.
Thank you for doing your part to end world poverty.
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Give 10% of your donation to The Life You Can Save itself?
The Life You Can Save is free to use, but not to operate. For every dollar The Life You Can Save spends on operation, we estimate that we raise $15 for our "best charities". Help us spread the message of effective giving to a broader audience?
90% of your donation will go to the funds you've selected and 10% to The Life You Can Save itself
100% of your donation will go to the fund you've selected
Living in Australia?
If you are living in Australia, you can make a tax-deductible donation through The Life You Can Save Australia’s website.