Donation & Payment Options
We strive to make it easy to donate to effective charities. To that end, we offer a number of donation and donation payment methods.
Donations made via thelifeyoucansave.org are tax-deductible in the U.S. For information about tax-deductibility in other countries, please view our Tax Deductibility page.
Credit Card donations to our recommended charities can be made here on our website.
The Life You Can Save does not take any percentage of your donation, though you may specifically make a donation to us to help us distribute our book to more people and keep our website running.
When donating by credit card, 3% is deducted by our third-party donation platform, Network For Good, to cover credit card fees and other costs.
For donations of $1,000 or more, we recommend donating by check, Zelle, ACH or wire transfer to help keep admin costs to a minimum. Please see details below.
To donate by check or through Zelle, ACH or wire transfer please fill out this form. After you submit the form, you will receive an email with a unique donation reference number and information about how to complete the donation.
100% of your donation will be granted to the charity or charities of your choice. We do not incur any fees when you choose one of the above payment options.
The Life You Can Save does not take any percentage of your donation, though you may specifically designate part of your donation to us to help us distribute our book to more people and keep our website running.
PayPal can be used to make donations designated to our 90/10 Fund, the All Charities Fund or to The Life You Can Save itself.
To donate via PayPal to the 90/10 fund or the All Charities Fund, please click here. The PayPal fee is 2.2% + $0.3 per transaction.
To donate via PayPal to The Life You Can Save itself, please click here. PayPal does not charge any fees on donations made via this page.
Donations via these PayPal accounts are tax-deductible in the U.S. Your donation receipt will come from Paypal.
To donate through a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) with Fidelity, Schwab or BNY Direct, please click here.
This tool will connect you to your DAF provider’s website where you will complete your donation request as normal. The DAF Direct tool allows TLYCS to know about any donations you make to TLYCS.
For other DAF Providers or if you have any questions about donations through DAFs, please contact Angela Kalayjian.
To donate in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), or Ether (ETH), please click here.
All cryptocurrency donations will be used to fund The Life You Can Save’s work. If you wish to designate cryptocurrency donations to a specific recommended charity, please contact Angela Kalayjian prior to making the donation.
Access The Life You Can Save’s account number, brokerage name and DTC number to facilitate your gift of appreciated assets.
To learn more about including The Life You Can Save or our recommended charities in your will, please check out our Gifts in Wills page or contact Angela Kalayjian. Also, you can create your own legal will today with FreeWill at no cost.
Many companies provide matching gifts for all or part of their employees’ donations. Please visit Double the Donation to see if your company will match your gift.
To have your company match a gift made by credit card via our donation platform, Network For Good, please follow these helpful instructions.
To have your company match a gift made by check, Zelle or other payment methods via The Life You Can Save you can often simply provide the donation receipt to your employer. If you have any questions or if your employer requires more information from The Life You Can Save, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.