Which charities does Amazon support?

Donate automatically to charity every time you shop with AmazonSmile

You shop a lot on Amazon, don't you? So why not get Amazon to donate to charity whenever you do? AmazonSmile is an easy way to donate a little money to a charity of your choice with every purchase on Amazon. When you shop at smile.amazon.com (instead of www.amazon.com), Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of everything you buy to the charity you choose. You don't pay anything extra, so there is no reason not to.

You can even install a browser extension that will automatically redirect you to smile.amazon.com every time you visit Amazon, so you never have to remember. Let's begin.

Step one: choose your charity

There are over a million charities registered with AmazonSmile. The first time you visit smile.amazon.com, you will be asked to choose one.

Amazon has five Spotlight charities that are advertised. However, you can use the search box to find another one to support. Most of the major American charities are available.

When you have decided on a charity, click the "Select" button. All purchases you make support this.

If you can't remember which charity you selected, you can see which charity you are supporting under the Amazon search bar.

To select a different charity for support, go to your Amazon account page.

Under Settings, select Change Charity.

You can again select one of the Spotlight charities or search for your own.

Second step: Load AmazonSmile automatically every time

For AmazonSmile to work, you must visit smile.amazon.com whenever you want to buy something. Nothing you buy from the regular Amazon website matters.

If you're thinking of going to AmazonSmile yourself, that's great. For most people, it's best to add a browser extension that will redirect you automatically:

  • For Google Chrome, check out Always Smile.
  • For Firefox, check out Smile Redirect.
  • For Safari, check out KeepOnSmiling.

I couldn't find an extension directing you to AmazonSmile for Microsoft Edge. If you know of any, please let us know. We will add it to this post.


AmazonSmile is a great way to send some extra money to a charity that you support every year. All you have to do is remember to go to smile.amazon.com or use an extension to redirect you. Amazon will do the rest.