Amazon Smile donations to John Bogle Foundation [and other charities]

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Amazon Smile donations to John Bogle Foundation [and other charities]

Post by LeeMKE » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:42 am

This just in from Amazon:
This is your quarterly AmazonSmile donation notification. Your charity, John C Bogle Center for Financial Literacy, recently received a quarterly donation of $106.06 thanks to customers shopping at smile.amazon.com.

To date, AmazonSmile has donated a total of:
$1,336.58 to John C Bogle Center for Financial Literacy
$134,890,393.33 to all charities
Thank you for supporting John C Bogle Center for Financial Literacy by shopping at smile.amazon.com.
If you shop at Amazon, you can set up your account for a charitable donation each time you purchase. Amazon makes the donation, so you don't get the deduction, but most of us here would agree we owe a debt to John Bogle and want to help spread the word about personal financial management.

To start, just go to Smile.Amazon.com, login and choose your charity. Then bookmark the link to use when shopping at Amazon and all purchases will be credited with a donation. (Not quite all, but almost everything is eligible.)
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Re: Amazon Smile donations to John Bogle Foundation

Post by BUBear29 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:01 am

I just received the same email, but my charity is St Jude Children’s Hospital which just received a quarterly donation of $415.616.45 - pretty remarkable!
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Re: Amazon Smile donations to John Bogle Foundation

Post by 7eight9 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:47 am

In the interest of more data points - American Red Cross - $3,251,400.16.

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Re: Amazon Smile donations to John Bogle Foundation

Post by MJS » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:00 am

Charity:water, $105,666.70 this quarter.
Charity Navigator, https://www.charitynavigator.org, is sometimes useful for vetting organizations.

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Re: Amazon Smile donations to John Bogle Foundation

Post by bh7785 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:20 pm

You have generated $28.94

Your current charity:
The Nature Conservancy
has received $3,046,719.90

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Re: Amazon Smile donations to John Bogle Foundation

Post by retiredjg » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:45 pm

I'm curious if there is a difference in Amazon Smile and donating by using the Boglehead link to enter Amazon (which is what I do). Anybody know?

The one difference I know is that using the Boglehead link seems to be anonymous and I'm not sure that Smile is. I know I can tell which smile program other people use if they send me an email with information about something they have purchased.

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Re: Amazon Smile donations to John Bogle Foundation

Post by runner3081 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:00 pm

A very small charity, Clothes For Kids (as a reference point) received $56.08 for the quarter and $815.21 overall.

https://clothesforkids.org/

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Re: Amazon Smile donations to John Bogle Foundation

Post by Broken Man 1999 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:08 pm

Big Cat Rescue for me.

Local entity helping to remove big cats from idiot owners.


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Re: Amazon Smile donations to John Bogle Foundation [and other charities]

Post by LadyGeek » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:24 pm

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues (how we spend our money and our time). I also retitled the thread to include charities other than the John Bogle Foundation.
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Re: Amazon Smile donations to John Bogle Foundation

Post by fru-gal » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:31 pm

BUBear29 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:01 am
I just received the same email, but my charity is St Jude Children’s Hospital which just received a quarterly donation of $415.616.45 - pretty remarkable!
Are you sure that's the quarterly donation and not the total ever donation?

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Re: Amazon Smile donations to John Bogle Foundation [and other charities]

Post by Mapmaker » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:15 pm

Your current charity
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation has received $24,308.87 as of May 2019

All charities have received $134,890,393.33 as of May 2019

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Re: Amazon Smile donations to John Bogle Foundation [and other charities]

Post by Elric » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:25 pm

The Tor project (https://www.torproject.org/ ) for me:
Your charity, Tor Project, recently received a quarterly donation of $685.70 thanks to customers shopping at smile.amazon.com.

To date, AmazonSmile has donated a total of:
$10,705.65 to Tor Project
$134,890,393.33 to all charities
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