Support us to help reduce involuntary suffering.

Your generous donation helps us research cooperative and effective strategies to reduce involuntary suffering.

  • Donors from the UK can claim Gift Aid on donations to CLR made through the form below.
  • Donors from Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands can also donate tax-deductibly using the form below
  • Donors from the USA can donate tax-deductibly through the Giving What We Can platform (CLR, CLR Fund)
  • Donors from all other countries can donate to us using the below form, but unfortunately tax deduction will not be available

You can find answers to frequently asked questions below. If the FAQ doesn't answer your question, please send us an email at

If you'd prefer to make a restricted donation to our grantmaking project the CLR Fund, please use the donation form on the CLR Fund page.

  1. 1 Amount
  2. 2 Payment
  3. 3 Finish

Frequently Asked Questions

  • You can make either one-off or regular monthly donations.
  • We offer multiple payment methods but encourage donors to use direct debit by default since the fees are low and we can track payments with less effort. For larger donations (over 5000 USD) we recommend bank transfers.
  1. Registration: Choose the bank transfer option in the form. You will see the transfer instructions in the last step, which you will also receive via email.
  2. Transfer: Make the transfer using the reference code specified in the instructions.
  3. Confirmation: You will receive an email from us confirming receipt of the transfer at the latest five weeks after we receive your payment.

Currently, we can offer tax-deductible donations in the following countries:

  • Donors from the UK can claim Gift Aid on donations to CLR directly through the form above
  • Donors in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands can make tax-deductible donations through the form above. Such donations are made through our partner organisation Effective Altruism Foundation.
    • Detailed tax-deductibility information for such donors can be found on these pages for donors in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands respectively.
    • Donors in Switzerland wishing to make donations via bank transfer in CHF (rather than via credit card or direct debit) can support us via Such donations are received by Effektiv Spenden Schweiz, a Swiss charitable association which collects donations on our behalf.
  • Donors in the USA can support us tax-deductibly through the Giving What We Can platform (CLR, CLR Fund).

If applicable, you will receive a tax receipt by the organization on whose accounts you have donated. For the countries mentioned above, these organizations are:

If you have questions about your tax receipt, you can contact the organization in question directly.

CLR and EAF send a single receipt via email at the beginning of the relevant tax year, which includes all your donations in the preceding year, as long as your donations totaled at least 100.– and were made directly to CLR or EAF. We can only issue receipts if all fields in the registration form—including the address field—were filled out.

  • For donations from UK donors, the relevant tax year runs from April to March. If you don't get your receipt by the end of April, contact us.
  • For donors in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands, the tax year runs from January to December. If you don't get your receipt by the end of January, contact us.

Donation receipts are issued in the name of the account holder from which the donation is made.  Keep in mind that a donation is included in a given year if we receive the donation in that year, independently of when you make the transfer. Please keep this in mind for donations via bank transfer made soon before the end of the tax year, since they could reach our accounts after the year boundary.

If you choose to donate with, CLR will claim an additional 25% on the value of your donation from the UK government, reclaiming taxes that you paid/will pay. You can read details about this on the government website here. There is also a useful post about Gift Aid and UK income tax here.

To be eligible for Gift Aid, you must confirm that you are a UK taxpayer, and understand that if you pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax in the current tax year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations, it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

If you believe you are no longer eligible for Gift Aid, or would like us to stop claiming Gift Aid on your recurring donation, please contact us at

If you believe you are no longer eligible for Gift Aid, or would like us to stop claiming Gift Aid on your recurring donation, please contact us at

For donations made via the above form, payment processors charge a small fee that is deducted from your donation:

  • Bank transfer: typically no fee, although your bank may charge for international transfers (recommended for large donations)
  • Direct debit: 1%, capped at 2 euros (recommended)
  • Credit card: 2-3%
  • PayPal (for donors in Switzerland): 2.5% for CHF donations, 5.2% for other currencies

You can find detailed information about our activities and goals as well as our financial situation on our transparency site. CLR’s finances are checked annually by an independent auditor.

If you'd like to stay up to date with our activities, you can follow us on social media via Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

To change the amount of your monthly donation, please fill in the donation registration form again with your updated preferences. For donations via bank transfer, you can then adjust the standing order with the new reference number / purpose.

If you wish to change or cancel your monthly direct debit or credit card donation, please send us an email at We will cancel your donation and you can set up a new one on this website.

You can update your personal details when registering a new donation via our website. Alternatively, you can send us an email at

CLR only collects personal details necessary for the donation process. For instance, we need your contact details (email and postal address) to send an annual tax receipt. We keep your personal details strictly confidential. You can find more information on this topic in our Privacy Policy.

Giving What We Can can accept donations in cryptocurrency on our behalf, and donations in stocks made in the USA. For details see their FAQ page. If you'd like to make a large donation in stocks from another country, please contact us at

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