How Many Lives Have You Saved?

How Many Lives Have You Saved?


Lifesaving foreign assistance funding represents one percent of the U.S. budget; just one penny on the federal dollar. And yet this penny is incredibly powerful. It saves millions of lives every year, addresses the root causes of poverty, decreases dependency, and builds stronger, more resilient societies. The President has proposed a budget to slash U.S. foreign assistance. This funding has long been a key pillar in our nation's leadership role in saving lives and bringing about a safer, more prosperous and more equitable world.

If you pay taxes, then you’re helping to save lives. Enter your annual income below to discover the power of your contributions. Foreign assistance saves lives. Let’s save foreign assistance. #DontCutLives

Your $ toward foreign assistance could provide:

How we got these numbers:

  • Motley Fool reports the average federal income tax rate is 13.5%
  • Roughly 1% of the federal budget goes to foreign aid.
  • We're multiplying your income by 13.5%, then 1%, then comparing it to the cost of relief programs the U.S. Government operates around the world.

Important: Taxes are complicated! Thanks to all of the variables that figure into taxes owed and taxed paid, everyone’s contributions are unique. The numbers generated here are estimates designed to illustrate how one person - YOU - saves lives just by being an average taxpayer.

*CARE is not recording any incomes entered into this calculator.



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