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Lead Exposure Elimination project

 

LEEP works to improve the health, wellbeing, and potential of children worldwide by advocating for regulation of lead paint in countries with large and growing burdens of lead poisoning from paint. 

Your support is fundamental to achieving that impact.

 

How to donate

Update October 2022: if you’d like to make a donation larger than $10,000 in the next two months, please contact us contact@leadelimination.org. This is for operational purposes. Thanks!

DONATE FROM THE UNITED STATES

Donations to LEEP are tax-deductible in the US and can be made at the link below.

DONATE FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM

Donations in the UK are both tax-deductible and eligible for Gift Aid, if they are made through Effective Altruism Funds.

​You will have to sign up or login to Effective Altruism Funds. Once logged in, the donate button below will take you to a page for ‘Charity Entrepreneurship (Incubated Charities)’. In order for your donation to be directed to LEEP, please also complete the ‘Donation record form’ below.

If you do not wish to sign up to Effective Altruism Funds, you may instead use the ‘Donate from the US’ option, but your donation will not be tax-deductible or Gift Aid eligible.

DONATE FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY

You can donate to LEEP from other countries using the following link, but the donation will not be tax-deductible.
To make a larger donation, please contact us.

DONATE WITH CRYPTOCURRENCY

You can donate to LEEP using cryptocurrency by using the following link.
All cryptocurrencies are accepted.

Donation FAQs

What is your current fundraising goal?

We are aiming to raise $2 million to fund our operations through to the end of 2024. This would allow us to continue to expand our paint programs to approximately 15 more countries, and to pilot programs addressing other sources of lead exposure.

How cost effective is a donation to LEEP?

Quantifying future impacts is a difficult task, and there is always a significant degree of uncertainty. Moreover, LEEP is in its early stages, so concrete data on outcomes is still forthcoming. 

However, we performed a cost-effectiveness analysis on our paint program in Malawi, which suggested that LEEP’s interventions are highly cost effective and impactful, with an estimated cost per DALY-equivalent averted at $14. There are many uncertainties in this estimate that are explained in more detail here. Founders Pledge estimated that via LEEP’s work it costs $1 to prevent one child’s exposure to lead.

    Who else has supported LEEP?

    LEEP is recommended as a high-impact funding opportunity by Founders Pledge and is one of two organisations that Rethink Priorities recommended in its 2021 report for those who want to fund direct lead exposure work. LEEP has been awarded grants by Schmidt Futures, Greenbridge Family Foundation, and Founders Pledge. LEEP has also received many donations from individuals.

      Are donations to LEEP tax deductible?

      Donations from the US and UK are tax deductible. LEEP is a nonprofit with federal tax-exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. 

      Donations from other areas are accepted, but are not tax deductible.

      Is LEEP a registered charity?

      Yes. LEEP has federal tax-exempt status as a registered public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. EIN: 87-3016729.

      At present, LEEP also operates through a fiscal sponsorship with Players Philanthropy Fund (EIN: 27-6601178), a Maryland charitable trust with federal tax-exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

      Contributions to LEEP are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

      What are the best arguments against donating to LEEP?

      We think one of the strongest arguments against our work is that we are still a relatively early stage organisation, and despite promising progress have not conclusively proved our impact. We also have not had an in-depth external evaluation. 

      I am interested in making a donation over $10,000 to LEEP. What should I do?

      You should reach out to us. This way, we can ensure that LEEP is a good fit for you and fulfils your requirements. If so, we can assist you to make the donation via the most efficient avenue.

      I would like to send in a check. How should I do that?

      Checks should be made out to “Players Philanthropy Fund DBA LEEP.” They should then be mailed to our fiscal sponsor:

      Players Philanthropy Fund

      1122 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 201

      Towson, MD 21204

      If you plan on mailing a check, please contact us.

      Which other organisations should I support?

      Our team members are proud to support the work of GiveWell-recommended and ACE-recommended organisations, and we encourage you to do the same. We believe in the impact of these organisations and aim to replicate their successes.

      I have another question not discussed here, or would like more information.

      Feel free to contact usThe LEEP team is happy to answer any questions you might have.

      Thank you for your support