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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page cgdev
Websitehttp://www.cgdev.org/
Twitter usernamecgdev
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_for_Global_Development

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 82 400,000 1,070,637 -134,315 48,355 100,000 200,000 275,000 400,000 887,205 1,358,618 1,897,497 2,984,885 10,000,000
Global health 13 221,692 1,217,825 -134,315 87,975 87,975 125,000 221,692 221,692 499,831 914,025 1,250,154 1,832,683 10,000,000
4 48,238 238,310 5,000 5,000 5,000 48,238 48,238 48,238 400,000 400,000 500,000 500,000 500,000
Scientific research 7 1,897,497 1,702,602 10,000 10,000 333,550 887,205 887,205 1,897,497 2,000,000 2,000,000 3,139,038 3,650,927 3,650,927
Special Projects 1 21,000 21,000 21,000 21,000 21,000 21,000 21,000 21,000 21,000 21,000 21,000 21,000 21,000
Sectors not specified 2 25,000 1,014,435 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 2,003,870 2,003,870 2,003,870 2,003,870 2,003,870
Population 31 300,000 1,002,173 40,000 50,000 100,000 125,000 250,000 300,000 400,000 1,500,000 2,400,000 2,900,000 5,000,000
Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness 2 49,942 149,971 49,942 49,942 49,942 49,942 49,942 49,942 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
History of philanthropy 1 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
FIXME 7 450,000 705,286 200,000 200,000 262,000 425,000 425,000 450,000 900,000 900,000 1,200,000 1,500,000 1,500,000
Family planning 2 257,152 753,576 257,152 257,152 257,152 257,152 257,152 257,152 1,250,000 1,250,000 1,250,000 1,250,000 1,250,000
Global health and development 3 3,000,000 2,100,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000
Financial policy and administrative management 4 1,358,618 1,546,874 349,859 349,859 349,859 1,358,618 1,358,618 1,358,618 1,494,132 1,494,132 2,984,885 2,984,885 2,984,885
Migration policy 3 1,184,720 1,231,536 709,888 709,888 709,888 709,888 1,184,720 1,184,720 1,184,720 1,800,000 1,800,000 1,800,000 1,800,000
Agriculture 1 1,348,994 1,348,994 1,348,994 1,348,994 1,348,994 1,348,994 1,348,994 1,348,994 1,348,994 1,348,994 1,348,994 1,348,994 1,348,994
Multisector aid 1 1,646,648 1,646,648 1,646,648 1,646,648 1,646,648 1,646,648 1,646,648 1,646,648 1,646,648 1,646,648 1,646,648 1,646,648 1,646,648

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Center for Global Development

Donor Total 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 40,135,546.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6,240,593.00 4,343,503.00 3,496,507.00 1,089,975.00 4,722,217.00 0.00 5,748,186.00 -134,315.00 25,000.00 0.00 4,603,880.00 10,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 31,088,355.00 0.00 0.00 3,697,000.00 0.00 3,150,000.00 335,000.00 3,198,355.00 0.00 2,400,000.00 5,000,000.00 2,400,000.00 757,000.00 1,500,000.00 6,200,000.00 621,000.00 90,000.00 100,000.00 1,640,000.00
Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donee) 10,678,100.00 250,000.00 4,043,438.00 49,942.00 1,800,000.00 3,000,000.00 0.00 1,184,720.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 3,600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 900,000.00
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 1,337,000.00 0.00 0.00 425,000.00 650,000.00 0.00 262,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nathan Cummings Foundation (filter this donee) 905,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00
Smith Richardson Foundation (filter this donee) 48,238.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 48,238.00 0.00 0.00
Total 87,792,239.00 250,000.00 4,043,438.00 4,171,942.00 8,690,593.00 10,493,503.00 4,593,507.00 5,873,050.00 5,072,217.00 2,400,000.00 10,748,186.00 2,265,685.00 2,282,000.00 1,500,000.00 10,803,880.00 11,821,000.00 138,238.00 100,000.00 2,545,000.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (4 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Suggestions for Individual Donors from Open Philanthropy Staff - 20192019-12-18Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectChloe Cockburn Jesse Rothman Michelle Crentsil Amanda Hungerfold Lewis Bollard Persis Eskander Alexander Berger Chris Somerville Heather Youngs Claire Zabel National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls Life Comes From It Worth Rises Wild Animal Initiative Sinergia Animal Center for Global Development International Refugee Assistance Project California YIMBY Engineers Without Borders 80,000 Hours Centre for Effective Altruism Future of Humanity Institute Global Priorities Institute Machine Intelligence Research Institute Ought Donation suggestion listCriminal justice reform|Animal welfare|Global health and development|Migration policy|Effective altruism|AI safetyContinuing an annual tradition started in 2015, Open Philanthropy Project staff share suggestions for places that people interested in specific cause areas may consider donating. The sections are roughly based on the focus areas used by Open Phil internally, with the contributors to each section being the Open Phil staff who work in that focus area. Each recommendation includes a "Why we recommend it" or "Why we suggest it" section, and with the exception of the criminal justice reform recommendations, each recommendation includes a "Why we haven't fully funded it" section. Section 5, Assorted recomendations by Claire Zabel, includes a list of "Organizations supported by our Committed for Effective Altruism Support" which includes a list of organizations that are wiithin the purview of the Committee for Effective Altruism Support. The section is approved by the committee and represents their views
Suggestions for Individual Donors from Open Philanthropy Project Staff - 20182018-12-20Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectChloe Cockburn Lewis Bollard Amanda Hungerford Alexander Berger Luke Muelhhauser National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls Texas Organizing Project Effective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund The Humane League Center for Global Development International Refugee Assistance Project Donor lottery Donation suggestion listCriminal justice reform|Animal welfare|Global health and development|Migration policy|Effective altruismOpen Philanthropy Project staff give suggestions on places that might be good for individuals to donate to. Each suggestion includes a section "Why I suggest it", a section explaining why the Open Philanthropy Project has not funded (or not fully funded) the opportunity, and links to relevant writeups. The post continues a tradition of similar posts published once a year
Suggestions for individual donors from Open Philanthropy Project staff2015-12-23Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectChloe Cockburn Lewis Bollard Alexander Berger Nick Beckstead Howie Lempel Alliance for Safety and Justice Bronx Freedom Fund The Humane League The Humane Society of the United States Center for Global Development Center for Popular Democracy Ploughshares Fund Donation suggestion listCriminal justice reform|Animal welfare|Global healthOpen Philanthropy Project staff describe suggestions for best donation opportunities for individual donors in their specific areas. The post was originally published to the GiveWell blog
Staff members’ personal donations for giving season 20152015-12-09Elie Hassenfeld GiveWellElie Hassenfeld Holden Karnofsky Natalie Crispin Alexander Berger Timothy Telleen-Lawton Sean Conley Josh Rosenberg Jake Marcus Rebecca Raible Milan Griffes Helen Toner Sophie Monahan Laura Muñoz Catherine Hollander Andrew Martin Claire Zabel Nicole Ross Lewis Bollard GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation GiveWell GiveDirectly Wikimedia Foundation Center for Global Development Martha’s Table Country Dance and Song Society Northwest Health Law Advocates Mercy For Animals The Humane League Animal Charity Evaluators Raising for Effective Giving Humane Society of te United States Periodic donation list documentationGiveWell and Open Philanthropy Project staff describe their annual donation plans for 2015. Some of these are tentative and get superseded by further events. Also, not all employees are present in the document (participation is optional). Amounts donated are not included, per a decision by GiveWell

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (82 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 82)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Open Philanthropy Project250,000.00532020-03Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness/COVID-19https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity/center-global-development-covid-19-local-response-guidelinesAndrew Snyder-Beattie Jacob Trefethen Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support work led by Jeremy Konyndyk on developing COVID-19 response guidelines and decision support tools to disseminate to local leaders. The guidelines and tools are intended to help local leaders take appropriate measures to limit the spread of the virus."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant is made around the time that COVID-19 is declared a global pandemic, and as efforts to fight the pandemic are ramping up. The grant page notes: "Konyndyk was formerly the director of the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, where he managed an annual budget of more than $1.4 billion and helped lead the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak."

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The grant is made around the time that COVID-19 is declared a global pandemic, and as efforts to fight the pandemic are ramping up. Announced: 2020-03-18.
Open Philanthropy Project3,000,000.0062019-06Global health and developmenthttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/center-global-development-general-support-2019Alexander Berger Jacob Trefethen Donation process: This is a grant renewal of another grant of the same size three years ago. The grant page says: "Our renewal decision at this stage was based largely on our previous decision and the view that three years was too short a window on which to update for a mature but hits-based organization like CGD."

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: Grantee "is a think tank that conducts research on and promotes improvements to rich-world policies that affect the global poor." For the previous grant: "CGD says it used to conduct research on aid effectiveness, U.S. development policy, universal basic income in India, and taxes on tobacco, alcohol, and sugar."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant renews a previous grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/center-global-development-general-support-2016 and the reasons remain the same as specified in that grant write-up. The grant page says: "Our renewal decision at this stage was based largely on our previous decision and the view that three years was too short a window on which to update for a mature but hits-based organization like CGD."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The grant amount as well as structure of the grant exactly match the February 2016 grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/center-global-development-general-support-2016 namely $3 million over 3 years

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing determined by the end of the previous three-year grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/center-global-development-general-support-2016 made in Februay 2016 (the renewal, in June 2019, is four months ago)
Intended funding timeframe in months: 36

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: According to the grant page: "We expect to undertake a more thorough evaluation of CGD’s performance approximately two years into this grant, which would be five years into our overall support." Announced: 2019-09-05.
Open Philanthropy Project709,888.00342019-03Migration policy/international labor mobilityhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/immigration-policy/center-global-development-labor-mobility-partnershipsAlexander Berger Grant over 1.5 years to the Center for Global Development to support a working group on and incubation of a new organization aimed at enhancing international labor mobility. The new organization, called LaMP (Labor Mobility Partnerships), hopes to assist countries negotiating new legal channels for migration on terms of mutual benefit and to generate research and evidence on effective labor mobility regimes, in the ultimate service of reducing global poverty and inequality. Rebekah Smith and Lant Pritchett, who will be working together on the incubation and launch, proposed the idea for this type of organization in a 2016 CGD working paper https://www.cgdev.org/sites/default/files/goldilocks-solution-just-right-promotion-labor-mobility.pdf. Announced: 2019-04-19.
Open Philanthropy Project333,550.00462019-01Scientific research/human health and wellbeinghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/scientific-research/miscellaneous/center-for-global-development-gene-drive-researchAlexander Berger Discretionary grant to support research on the assessment and regulation of gene drive technology. CGD plans to use this grant to identify key political and social considerations that may inform global decisions on the development and deployment of gene drive technology, particularly with respect to malaria. CGD will conduct interviews and site visits to develop a better understanding of regulatory, social, and political considerations at play in different contexts. The research will be led by Gyude Moore, CGD visiting fellow and former Minister of Public Works in Liberia. Announced: 2019-02-15.
Hewlett Foundation150,000.00602018-11-20Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-global-development-for-support-of-the-birdsall-house-conference-and-related-networking-and-mentoring-events/-- For Support Of The Birdsall House Conference And Related Networking And Mentoring Events.
Hewlett Foundation50,000.00712018-08-09Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-global-development-for-center-for-global-developments-diversity-and-inclusion-activities/-- For Center For Global Development's Diversity And Inclusion Activities.
Hewlett Foundation3,000,000.0062018-07-09Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-global-development-for-general-operating-support-4/-- For General Operating Support.
Ford Foundation425,000.00412018-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To research the socioeconomic effects of implementation of the Basel III regulatory framework on emerging market economies, and to influence standard-setting bodies to consider country and economic development context and address the issues identified. Affected regions: 9###Africa###33@@@58###Asia###33@@@936###South America###34; 9177417###Female@@@9177418###Male@@@9190990###No Intention; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Hewlett Foundation47,000.00762018-05-22Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-global-development-for-organizational-planning/-- For Organizational Planning.
Hewlett Foundation450,000.00392018-03-12Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-global-development-for-a-project-to-develop-an-institutional-capacity-building-initiative-in-sub-saharan-africa/-- For A Project To Develop An Institutional Capacity Building Initiative In Sub-Saharan Africa.
Open Philanthropy Project49,942.00732018-02Biosecurity and pandemic preparednesshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity/center-for-global-development-pandemic-policy-project-jeremy-konyndykJaime Yassif Grant to support a project on "Policymaking during the Ebola Outbreak: Implications for Future Pandemics" led by Jeremy Konyndyk. Announced: 2018-03-08.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation499,831.00382017-10-20Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a procurement study that will result in an agency-specific action plan for implementation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation3,650,927.0032017-10-02Scientific research/scientific institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to use research, evidence, and thoughtful engagement to improve the quality of development finance; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation257,152.00522017-09-13Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate actionable recommendations to enhance the impact of donor support to family planning and health, consistent with FP2020 goals and commitments, in a sample of focus countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Ford Foundation450,000.00392017-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For research to identify challenges for emerging markets’ financial stability and development resulting from global implementation of the Basel III regulatory framework, and for related policy advocacy to advance economic inclusion. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,832,683.00182017-04-04Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a procurement study that will result in an agency-specific action plan for implementation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Open Philanthropy Project1,800,000.00192017-03Migration policy/international labor mobilityhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/immigration-policy/center-global-development-migration-programAlexander Berger Grant supports work at CGD of Michael Clemens and his team. Continues a 2014 grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/immigration-policy/center-global-development-labor-mobility-research for the same purpose. Announced: 2017-06-27.
Ford Foundation200,000.00582017-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For policy research and analysis to curtail international tax evasion and avoidance and promote policy reforms for more transparent solutions within international businesses and the financial sectors. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation2,984,885.0092016-08-29Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to examine how governments can leverage digital payment and identity infrastructure to improve public service delivery and reduce poverty; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,358,618.00252016-08-11Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to address crucial gaps in the understanding of the connection between anti-money laundering policy, derisking, cross-border payment flows, and the impact on recipients in order to make recommendations for beneficial policy actions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Hewlett Foundation2,900,000.00102016-07-11Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-global-development-for-general-operating-support-3/-- For General Operating Support.
Hewlett Foundation125,000.00612016-07-11Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-global-development-for-the-rethink-program/-- For The "Rethink" Program.
Hewlett Foundation125,000.00612016-07-11Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-global-development-for-the-rethink-program/-- For The "Rethink" Program.
Open Philanthropy Project3,000,000.0062016-02Global health and developmenthttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/miscellaneous/center-global-development-general-support-2016Alexander Berger Donation process: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/center-global-development-general-support-2016#Our_process says: "In mid-2014 [...] we told CGD that we were interested in funding more policy outreach work. In October 2014, CGD sent us a proposal for a $2.3 million grant to create a “Do Fund”, which would support policy outreach work for three years. In follow-up conversations, CGD told us that it would prefer unrestricted funding, and we shifted to considering that. [...] CGD sent us an outline of some hypothetical activities that it might undertake with different levels of additional unrestricted funding [...]. Before reaching a decision, we investigated the case studies summarized above to improve our understanding of CGD’s track record."

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The funding is unrestricted, but as part of the grant proposal, the grantee, CGD, shared a list of activities it may use the funds for: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/center-global-development-general-support-2016#Grant_timeline_and_proposed_activities The activities include various forms of additional research, hiring people (consultants, associates, researchers) and expanding a fellowship exchange program

Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/center-global-development-general-support-2016#Considerations_in_favor_of_and_against_the_grant says: "We see our unrestricted grant to CGD as a way to support an organization with values closely aligned with ours. We think it is likely that CGD has produced a great deal more value for the global poor than it has spent as an organization, and the potential future activities that CGD has shared to date generally strike us as promising, so we see further unrestricted funding as an attractive grant opportunity. As is fairly typical of our policy grants, our modal guess is that this grant will have limited, if any, humanitarian impact, but that there is a sufficient probability of a very large positive impact to justify the grant." Earlier sections in the grant page discuss proposed activities and track record

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): Amount of $3 million (which is to be distributed in three annual installments of $1 million each) determined based on what CGD requested (initially, $2.3 million), as well as what Open Phil considers an appropriate level of fundings

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing determined partly by the completion of the timeframe for the previous grant, and also by the time it took Open Phil and CGD to work out the case for the grant
Intended funding timeframe in months: 36

Donor retrospective of the donation: Followup conversation with Todd Moss and Kathy Smith of grantee organization at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/sites/default/files/Todd_Moss_Kathy_Smith_06-21-16_%28public%29.pdf on 2016-06-21. The grant would be renewed at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/center-global-development-general-support-2019 in June 2019 for the same amount ($3 million over 3 years) for the same reasons. This suggests that Open Phil would continue to endorse the reasoning behind the grant Announced: 2016-02-24.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation349,859.00452015-11-30Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop evidence-based, actionable policy recommendations to support health financing improvement processes in India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
Hewlett Foundation60,000.00702015-11-11Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-global-development-for-an-executive-transition/-- For An Executive Transition.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation125,000.00612015-10-23Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce and disseminate a collection of case studies to improving the understanding of global health progress and catalyzing action among a broad array of audiences; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation125,000.00612015-10-23Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce and disseminate a collection of case studies to improving the understanding of global health progress and catalyzing action among a broad array of audiences; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Ford Foundation262,000.00512015-10-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For an exploration of ways to modernize and reform U.S. and multilateral development finance and impact investing vehicles to improve their risk appetite, transparency and development impact. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,646,648.00202015-09-30Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the international development agenda and institutions for efficient and inclusive development by helping to accelerate the pace at which private sector investments incorporate the poor, multilateral development bank reform includes inclusive an; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Hewlett Foundation275,000.00502015-07-13Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-global-development-for-a-multi-country-field-study-of-u-s-government-approaches-to-country-ownership/-- For A Multi-country Field Study Of U.S. Government Approaches To Country Ownership.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,250,000.00282015-05-21Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate actionable recommendations to enhance the impact of donor support to family planning and health, consistent with FP2020 goals and commitments, in a sample of focus countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Nathan Cummings Foundation500,000.00362015--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/2015.pdf--
Hewlett Foundation48,355.00742014-11-21Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-global-development-for-the-videoconferencing-project-1/-- For The Videoconferencing Project.
Hewlett Foundation500,000.00362014-11-17Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-global-development-for-the-program-activities-and-institutional-growth-of-the-center-for-global-development-in-europe/-- For The Program Activities And Institutional Growth Of The Center For Global Development In Europe.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation914,025.00312014-10-15Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to implement and evaluate a performance-based financing scheme for antiretroviral service delivery at the facility and provider level in select countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation87,975.00682014-09-10Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce and disseminate a collection of case studies to improving the understanding of global health progress and catalyzing action among a broad array of audiences; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation87,975.00682014-09-10Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce and disseminate a collection of case studies to improving the understanding of global health progress and catalyzing action among a broad array of audiences; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Hewlett Foundation250,000.00532014-07-14Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-global-development-for-the-rethink-project/-- For The "Rethink" Project.
Hewlett Foundation2,400,000.00112014-07-14Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-global-development-for-general-operating-support-2/-- For General Operating Support.
Open Philanthropy Project1,184,720.00302014-03Migration policy/international labor mobilityhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/immigration-policy/center-global-development-labor-mobility-research-- Grant supports the CGD research agenda on labor mobility, including 75% of the time of Michael Clemens. Followup conversation with Michael Clemens and Cynthis Rathinasamy of grantee organization at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/sites/default/files/Michael_Clemens_and_Cynthia_Rathinasamy_12-15-2015_%28public%29.pdf on 2015-12-15 and again at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/sites/default/files/Michael_Clemens_Cynthia_Rathinasamy_06-21-16_%28public%29.pdf on 2016-06-21.
Nathan Cummings Foundation400,000.00422014--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/2014.pdf--
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,897,497.00172013-11-06Scientific research/scientific institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to explore policy options and propose specific mechanisms and tools to enable donors, governments and the private sector to effectively respond to the main challenges posed by middle income countries and rising domestic revenues from extractive resources; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,494,132.00242013-08-26Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to address regulatory standards for financial inclusion through a multi-stakeholder Task Force and strategic policy outreach to identify and enable financial regulatory frameworks that drive innovation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation221,691.50562013-07-15Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce and disseminate a collection of case studies to improving the understanding of global health progress and catalyzing action among a broad array of audiences; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation221,691.50562013-07-15Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce and disseminate a collection of case studies to improving the understanding of global health progress and catalyzing action among a broad array of audiences; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Open Philanthropy Project300,000.00472013-07Global health and developmenthttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/center-global-development-general-supportAlexander Berger Donation process: This grant was made by Good Ventures with input from GiveWell, before the Open Philanthropy Project was a clear and distinct entity.

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The grant page says the grant is "to the Center for Global Development (CGD) in July 2013 for general operating support. The grant will support CGD’s research on topics related to global poverty and inequality."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "We’ve found CGD to be a valuable resource as we explore potential future focus areas for Good Ventures. Learn more about our rationale for awarding this grant and how CGD is informing our work. This award is a “learning grant,” meaning that it’s designed to help us learn more about an organization or cause we find promising. This grant is unrestricted so that the organization can decide for itself how best to translate the funds into impact." The linked blog post with the rationale is https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/grant-center-global-development-cgd

Donor retrospective of the donation: Followup conversation with Todd Moss and Kathy Smith of grantee organization at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/sites/default/files/Todd_Moss_and_Kathy_Smith_12-15-2015_%28public%29.pdf on 2015-12-15. Followup grants https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/miscellaneous/center-global-development-general-support-2016 and https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/center-global-development-general-support-2019 suggest that the grant would be considered a success and Open Phil would continue to endorse its reasoning Intended funding timeframe in months: 1.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation887,205.00332013-06-20Scientific research/scientific institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to establish a working group to understand potential for greater use of fiscal federalism in country financing in developing countries to foster progress towards the health MDGs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Open Philanthropy Project50,000.00712013-06History of philanthropyhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/research/history-of-philanthropy/update-millions-saved-project-- Grant for an update to the Millions Saved project.
Hewlett Foundation2,400,000.00112012-07-16Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-global-development-for-general-operating-support-1/-- For General Operating Support.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,348,994.00262011-11-01Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute to the reform of UN Food Agencies and increase their development effectiveness, helping improve food security and enhance agricultural productivity; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,250,154.00272011-10-17Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To define what a holistic value for money (V4M) agenda should and should not include and provide an agenda of practical policies and practices for global health funders to implement a value for money approach to programming.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Hewlett Foundation5,000,000.0022011-06-13Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-global-development-for-general-operating-support-0/-- For General Operating Support.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation3,139,038.0052011-05-31Scientific research/scientific institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the efficiency of U.S. foreign assistance in order to better reduce global poverty; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation10,000.00802011-03-01Scientific research/scientific institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a conference on development themes for the G20 Summit. Conference grant for a day of discussions about development themes for the G20. Investment start date: 3/1/2011 to end date: 4/30/2011. Grantee name: Center for Global Development; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-134,315.00822010-06-17Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to extend support for the Policy Research Network and to inform donor decision-making in global health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Hewlett Foundation2,400,000.00112010-03-22Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-global-development-for-general-operating-support/-- For General Operating Support.
Hewlett Foundation250,000.00532009-11-18Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-global-development-for-improving-and-coordinating-trade-preference-programs-in-developed-and-emerging-economies/-- For Improving And Coordinating Trade Preference Programs In Developed And Emerging Economies.
Hewlett Foundation400,000.00422009-11-02Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-global-development-for-a-project-to-identify-donors-and-countries-to-try-a-cash-on-delivery-approach-to-education-aid/-- For A Project To Identify Donors And Countries To Try A "Cash On Delivery" Approach To Education Aid.
Hewlett Foundation107,000.00652009-09-22Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-global-development-for-a-project-to-lead-a-discussion-on-issues-in-aid-modalities-to-achieve-universal-basic-education/-- For A Project To Lead A Discussion On Issues In Aid Modalities To Achieve Universal Basic Education.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation25,000.00782009-04-13Sectors not specifiedhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for general operating support. Center for Global Development's Embassy Progressive Dinner. Investment start date: 4/14/2009 to end date: 5/13/2009. Grantee name: Center for Global Development; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
MacArthur Foundation1,500,000.00222009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To advance research and policy development on the impacts of migration on development and on helping poor countries attain the benefits of globalization (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Hewlett Foundation1,500,000.00222008-11-17Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-global-development-for-research-and-dissemination-on-the-economic-impacts-of-population-and-reproductive-health/-- For Research And Dissemination On The Economic Impacts Of Population And Reproductive Health.
Hewlett Foundation2,000,000.00152007-11-19Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-global-development-for-the-international-initiative-for-impact-evaluation-3ie/-- For The International Initiative For Impact Evaluation (3IE).
Hewlett Foundation300,000.00472007-11-19Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-global-development-for-research-on-how-population-growth-impacts-greenhouse-gas-emissions/-- For Research On How Population Growth Impacts Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
Hewlett Foundation300,000.00472007-11-19Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-global-development-for-research-on-how-population-growth-impacts-greenhouse-gas-emissions/-- For Research On How Population Growth Impacts Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation2,003,870.00142007-09-17Sectors not specifiedhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the base of evidence about development program effectiveness by establishing the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, an entity that would coordinate, fund and disseminate the results from rigorous impact evaluations; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation2,000,000.00152007-09-17Scientific research/scientific institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the base of evidence about development program effectiveness by establishing the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, an entity that would coordinate, fund and disseminate the results from rigorous impact evaluations; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South America|Africa|Asia.
Hewlett Foundation3,600,000.0042007-02-26Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-global-development-for-general-support/-- For General Support.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation600,010.00352007-02-09Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute to improved donor practices by disseminating analyses of major international funding for HIV/AIDS prevention; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Hewlett Foundation200,000.00582006-12-04Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-global-development-for-activities-promoting-improved-collection-and-use-of-demographic-and-reproductive-health-data-for-development/-- For Activities Promoting Improved Collection And Use Of Demographic And Reproductive Health Data For Development.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation10,000,000.0012006-11-30Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to amplify the impact of policy research and outreach on key public policy debates affecting health, education, governance and economic outcomes in the developing world; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Hewlett Foundation21,000.00792006-10-16Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-global-development-for-the-videoconferencing-project/-- For The Videoconferencing Project.
Hewlett Foundation400,000.00422006-10-16Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-global-development-for-general-operating-support-of-the-population-dynamics-and-economic-development-program/-- For General Operating Support Of The Population Dynamics And Economic Development Program.
MacArthur Foundation1,200,000.00292006FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For general support to advance research and policy development on the impacts of migration on development and on helping poor countries attain the benefits of globalization (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Hewlett Foundation90,000.00672005-04-20Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-global-development-for-the-preparation-of-a-one-day-meeting-on-population-economic-development-and-reproductive-health/-- For The Preparation Of A One-day Meeting On Population, Economic Development, And Reproductive Health.
Smith Richardson Foundation48,238.00752005--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
Hewlett Foundation100,000.00662004-10-25Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-global-development-for-preparation-of-a-research-agenda-on-population-and-development-issues/-- For Preparation Of A Research Agenda On Population And Development Issues.
Hewlett Foundation40,000.00772003-12-16Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-global-development-for-a-mapping-project-to-document-existing-multilateral-overseas-development-assistance-programs/-- For A Mapping Project To Document Existing Multilateral Overseas Development Assistance Programs.
Hewlett Foundation1,600,000.00212003-10-20Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-global-development-for-research-and-policy-analysis-of-foreign-assistance-and-aid-delivery-programs-and-for-a-project-on-access-to-basic-education/-- For Research And Policy Analysis Of Foreign Assistance And Aid Delivery Programs And For A Project On Access To Basic Education.
Nathan Cummings Foundation5,000.00812003--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/2003_audited_financials.pdf--
MacArthur Foundation900,000.00322003FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For research on ways the benefits of globalization can be more equitably distributed (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..