EA Giving Tuesday

Donation matching initiative

We're preparing for Giving Tuesday 2021—join us!

EA Giving Tuesday organizes people around a shared goal: to direct Facebook’s matching funds to highly effective nonprofits, by donating quickly on Giving Tuesday. This year, $8 million USD in Facebook matching funds are available on Giving Tuesday (Tuesday, November 30, 2021).

The EA Giving Tuesday team supports both donors and highly effective nonprofits, to make it as easy as possible to participate in this unique matching opportunity.

What are the matching program details this year? Facebook is offering $8 million USD in matching funds, with a 100% match for the first $2 million USD and a 10% match ($6 million USD) for the following $60 million USD. There will be a match limit of $20,000 USD per donor and $100,000 USD per nonprofit. The 100% match will begin on November 30, 2021, at 8:00 am EST (that’s 5:00 am PST) and will end seconds later. We expect that donating very fast will be especially important this year.

How has it gone in previous years? Over the past three years (2018, 2019 and 2020), the hundreds of donors that were coordinated by EA Giving Tuesday donated over $3.4 million to highly effective nonprofits, and overall 42% of donated amounts ($1.5 million) received a match from Facebook. This section of our 2020 retrospective breaks down donated and matched amounts year by year.

Who organizes EA Giving Tuesday? The EA Giving Tuesday team and Rethink Charity organize this project. EA Giving Tuesday is motivated by effective altruism (EA), and many people in the EA community help us immensely.

How do I learn more or participate? Sign up to receive updates, read our FAQ, ask in our Facebook group, or email us at contact@eagivingtuesday.org.


Donors outside of the United States: Unfortunately, this donation matching opportunity may be less valuable for you, because of potential for lower donation limits and loss of tax benefits. Please see our FAQ entry on this for more info.

Total amounts donated and matched in 2020

Looking for more donated and matched amount details? Visit our donated and matched page.

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Questions? Read our FAQ or email us at contact@eagivingtuesday.org.