Development Media International donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Development_Media_International

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 7 250,000 288,719 100,000 100,000 100,000 121,031 121,031 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 950,000 950,000
Global health 5 250,000 190,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
FIXME 1 121,031 121,031 121,031 121,031 121,031 121,031 121,031 121,031 121,031 121,031 121,031 121,031 121,031
1 950,000 950,000 950,000 950,000 950,000 950,000 950,000 950,000 950,000 950,000 950,000 950,000 950,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Development Media International

Donor Total 2017 2015 2014 2013
Mulago Foundation (filter this donee) 950,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 950,000.00
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donee) 850,000.00 350,000.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 0.00
Wellcome Trust (filter this donee) 121,031.00 0.00 0.00 121,031.00 0.00
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00
Total 2,021,031.00 350,000.00 250,000.00 471,031.00 950,000.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (5 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Our top charities for giving season 20172017-11-27Natalie Crispin GiveWellGiveWell discretionary regranting Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Malaria Consortium Deworm the World Initiative Helen Keller International Sightsavers END Fund No Lean Season GiveDirectly Development Media International Dispensers for Safe Water Food Fortification Initiative Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Iodine Global Network Living Goods Project Healthy Children Evaluator consolidated recommendation listGlobal health and developmentGiveWell annual top charity refresh, also announced amounts recommended for Good Ventures to donate to top charities. Added two new top charities
Good Ventures and Giving Now vs. Later (2016 Update)2016-12-28Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectGood Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Deworm the World Initiative GiveDirectly Malaria Consortium Sightsavers END Fund Development Media International Food Fortification Initiative Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Iodine Global Network Living Goods Project Healthy Children Reasoning supplementGlobal health and developmentExplanation of reasoning that led to $50 million allocation to GiveWell top charities
Our updated top charities for giving season 20162016-11-28Natalie Crispin GiveWellGood Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Deworm the World Initiative GiveDirectly Malaria Consortium Sightsavers END Fund Development Media International Food Fortification Initiative Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Iodine Global Network Living Goods Project Healthy Children Evaluator consolidated recommendation listGlobal health and developmentGiveWell annual top charity refresh, also announced amounts recommended for Good Ventures to donate to top charities. Added three new top charities
Our updated top charities for giving season 20152015-11-20Elie Hassenfeld Josh Rosenberg GiveWellGood Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Deworm the World Initiative GiveDirectly Development Media International Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Iodine Global Network Living Goods Evaluator consolidated recommendation listGLobal health and global povertyNo change to charity list; significant funding recommended from Good Ventures. This would be later classified as Open Philanthropy Project spending
Our updated top charities2014-12-01Elie Hassenfeld GiveWellGood Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Deworm the World Initiative GiveDirectly Development Media International Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Iodine Global Network Living Goods Evaluator consolidated recommendation listGlobal health and developmentAgainst Malaria Foundation returned to top charities list. Amounts donated by Good Ventures would later be classified as Open Philanthropy Project spending

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (7 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 7)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities100,000.0012017-12Global health/development communicationhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/development-media-international-general-support-december-2017GiveWell Grant is the $100,000 for being a standout charity. Grant announced on 2017-11-27 at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/ along with GiveWell top and standout charities list.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities250,000.0042017-01Global health/development communicationhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/development-media-international-general-support2GiveWell Grant for general support to a 2016 GiveWell standout charity. Grant announced on 2016-11-28 at https://blog.givewell.org/2016/11/28/updated-top-charities-giving-season-2016/#Sec3a along with GiveWell top and standout charities list.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities250,000.0042015-12Global health/development communicationhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/development-media-international-general-support1GiveWell Grant to standout charity announced on 2015-11-20 at https://blog.givewell.org/2015/11/18/our-updated-top-charities-for-giving-season-2015/#Sec4a along with grants to other GiveWell top and standout charities.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities250,000.0042014-12-01Global health/development communicationhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/development-media-international-general-supportGiveWell Grant to standout charity announced at https://blog.givewell.org/2014/12/01/our-updated-top-charities/ based on GiveWell charity recommendations in the same post; see also https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/November-2014 and the review https://www.givewell.org/charities/DMI/2014-review.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.0012014-04-16Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to promote maternal and child health in Burkina Faso by producing short entertaining films in the local language on health-related topics such as the importance of breastfeeding to be viewed and easily shared via mobile phone.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Burkina faso.
Wellcome Trust121,031.0032014-01-17FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- Can mass media campaigns reduce child mortality?. Affected regions: Greater London; affected countries: United Kingdom.
Mulago Foundation950,000.0072013--https://mulagofoundation.org/Portfolio/development-media-international-- Donation date is not a single date but rather when funding began. Rainer fellow in . Mulago’s reasons for investing: “DMI uses intensive media campaigns to drive life-saving behavior. By saturating markets with clever radio spots and talk shows, DMI is able to reach a national audience deeply enough to change cultural norms and make a lasting difference. A three-year rigorous study in Burkina Faso showed that their programming drives up demand for essential health services and saves kids’ lives at very low cost. Media is one of the most scalable interventions we know of and DMI is one of the best at using it to achieve social change.”.