FAQ - Commitment Contracts - Charities

Do I get to claim a charitable deduction if my stakes are forfeited to a charity?

No. To minimize our bookkeeping and legal costs, and to prevent you from benefiting financially from your unsuccessful contract, we do not provide tax receipts. In case you were wondering, stickK doesn't claim the charitable deduction either.

When does stickK donate my money to charity?

In order to reduce the number of transaction fees incurred, stickK accumulates the forfeited stakes and makes the charitable donations en masse during the holiday season at the end of each calendar year.

How can I find out where my forfeited charity money went?

While we don’t allow users to select a specific charity as their Recipient of Stakes, we do take great care in compiling the list of charities we send our users’ lost stakes to. If you’ve selected Charity as your Recipient of Stakes, your lost stakes will go to one or more of the following organizations—all organizations listed below are registered 501(c)(3) charities:

    • Doctors Without Borders
    • American Red Cross
    • US Fund for UNICEF
    • The United Way
    • American Diabetes Association
    • Children International
    • Donors Choose
    • Scholarship America
    • Charity Navigator
    • National MS Society
    • City Harvest
    • Operation Smile
    • Human Rights Watch
    • Innovations for Poverty Action
    • The DREAM Program

Note: stickK has not formed a partnership or any other relationship with these charities. We have merely identified them as recipients of unsolicited donations. As a result, the listing of a charity should not be interpreted as an endorsement of stickK by that charity.

What is an Anti-charity?

An Anti-charity is any organization whose views you strongly oppose, or one which promotes values that are contrary to your own.

The purpose of an Anti-charity is to provide an added incentive for you to achieve your goal. By designating an Anti-charity as your Recipient of Stakes, you'll certainly work that much harder to ensure that your money never falls into the wrong hands.

To be fair, we provide you with the option to choose an organization on either side of several highly controversial issues. We currently offer the following organizations as Anti-charities:

    • Americans United for Life
    • NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation
    • Nature Conservancy
    • The National Center for Public Policy Research
    • Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)
    • National Organization for Marriage
    • Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence
    • NRA Foundation
    • American Crossroads (Super PAC supporting Republican Party)
    • House Majority PAC (supporting House Democrats)
    • The Countryside Alliance
    • The League Against Cruel Sports
    • Stop Climate Chaos Coalition
    • The Scientific Alliance
    • Centre for European Reform
    • The Campaign for an Independent Britain
    • Centre Forum (Liberal Democrat)
    • Policy Exchange (Conservative)
    • The Fabian Society (Labour)
    • The Arsenal Fan Club
    • The Chelsea Fan Club
    • The Liverpool Fan Club
    • The Manchester United Fan Club

Note: stickK has not formed a partnership or any other relationship with these charities. We have merely identified them as recipients of unsolicited donations. As a result, the listing of a charity should not be interpreted as an endorsement of stickK by that charity.
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