GiveDirectly donations received

This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of March 2023. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country United States
Facebook page givedirectly
Websitehttps://www.givedirectly.org/
Donate pagehttps://www.givedirectly.org/give-now#
Donation case pagehttps://www.givedirectly.org/research-at-give-directly
Twitter usernameGive_Directly
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GiveDirectly
GiveWell reviewhttps://www.givewell.org/charities/give-directly
Instagram usernamegivedirectly
Key peoplePaul Niehaus|Rohit Wanchoo|Michael Faye|Jeremy Shapiro
Launch date2009

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 110 250 617,922 0 0 20 80 167 250 657 1,840 5,200 1,000,000 25,000,000
Cash transfers 102 250 607,453 0 0 20 70 150 250 600 1,594 5,200 500,000 25,000,000
5 1,000 2,133 0 0 0 120 120 1,000 1,000 4,547 4,547 5,000 5,000
Global poverty 2 540 500,270 540 540 540 540 540 540 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
FIXME 1 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee GiveDirectly

Donor Total 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donee) 54,850,000.00 0.00 2,500,000.00 5,000,000.00 9,750,000.00 25,000,000.00 12,000,000.00 0.00 600,000.00
Google.org (filter this donee) 6,400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 2,400,000.00
Pineapple Fund (filter this donee) 5,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 5,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitalik Buterin (filter this donee) 1,000,000.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
GiveWell discretionary regranting (filter this donee) 608,900.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 438,900.00 170,000.00 0.00 0.00
Haseeb Qureshi (filter this donee) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00
Jalex Stark (filter this donee) 20,000.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Luca Masters (filter this donee) 11,200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6,000.00 5,200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Matthew Dahlhausen (filter this donee) 5,140.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,140.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise (filter this donee) 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
adam baker (filter this donee) 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Elizabeth Van Nostrand (filter this donee) 4,547.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,547.00 0.00 0.00
Jason Harner (filter this donee) 4,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,000.00 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Alexandre Zani (filter this donee) 3,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Michelle Taylor (filter this donee) 2,957.80 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,971.87 985.93 0.00 0.00 0.00
Alfredo Parra (filter this donee) 2,409.21 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,409.21 0.00 0.00 0.00
Cole Gleason (filter this donee) 2,289.44 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,202.74 86.70 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jacob Falkovich (filter this donee) 2,200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Dan Munro (filter this donee) 2,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Lovkush Agarwal (filter this donee) 1,945.58 0.00 0.00 0.00 105.17 1,840.41 0.00 0.00 0.00
Luke Freeman (filter this donee) 1,594.26 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,594.26 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tom Lucena (filter this donee) 1,355.12 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,355.12 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ben Kuhn (filter this donee) 1,120.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 120.00 0.00
Jay Feldman (filter this donee) 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800.00 200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Aaron Gertler (filter this donee) 900.00 0.00 50.00 250.00 600.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sophia Cyna (filter this donee) 876.84 0.00 0.00 0.00 797.13 79.71 0.00 0.00 0.00
Matt Reardon (filter this donee) 750.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500.00 250.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Isabel Juniewicz (filter this donee) 700.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Adam Nightingale (filter this donee) 657.29 0.00 0.00 0.00 657.29 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
David Barry (filter this donee) 557.99 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 557.99 0.00 0.00 0.00
Gwern Branwen (filter this donee) 540.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 540.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Michael Sesser (filter this donee) 500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 250.00 250.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vipul Naik (filter this donee) 500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500.00
Jacob Steinhardt (filter this donee) 500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Catherine Low (filter this donee) 484.32 0.00 0.00 0.00 484.32 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ivan Rosales (filter this donee) 440.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 240.00 200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Steve Merrick (filter this donee) 400.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Aahan Rashid (filter this donee) 357.94 0.00 0.00 0.00 119.31 238.63 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tessa Alexanian (filter this donee) 335.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 335.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
William Grunow (filter this donee) 299.94 0.00 0.00 0.00 299.94 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Cornelis Haupt (filter this donee) 225.45 0.00 0.00 0.00 58.41 167.04 0.00 0.00 0.00
Max Broad (filter this donee) 200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Enrico Calvanese (filter this donee) 197.19 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 197.19 0.00 0.00 0.00
Richard Clarke (filter this donee) 170.90 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 170.90 0.00 0.00 0.00
Robert Flatow (filter this donee) 150.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Kyle Lackinger (filter this donee) 150.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Christopher O'Bleness (filter this donee) 130.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 130.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Christopher Bryant (filter this donee) 118.31 0.00 0.00 0.00 118.31 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Oliver Base (filter this donee) 105.17 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 105.17 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nick Brown (filter this donee) 79.71 0.00 0.00 0.00 79.71 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Alexandra Rastad (filter this donee) 70.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 70.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Peter Hurford (filter this donee) 66.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 46.00 0.00 20.00
Håkon Harnes (filter this donee) 63.39 0.00 0.00 0.00 63.39 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Peter O'Brien (filter this donee) 42.84 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 42.84 0.00 0.00 0.00
Anders Kuvaas Herting (filter this donee) 38.03 0.00 0.00 0.00 38.03 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vidur Kapur (filter this donee) 34.18 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 34.18 0.00 0.00 0.00
Marius Hobbhahn (filter this donee) 23.74 0.00 0.00 0.00 23.74 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Akhil Jalan (filter this donee) 21.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 21.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bradley Tjandra (filter this donee) 19.93 0.00 0.00 0.00 19.93 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Cullen O'Keefe (filter this donee) 12.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 12.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Samuel Hilton (filter this donee) 10.19 0.00 0.00 0.00 10.19 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sophie Monahan (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Alexander Berger (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Future Justice Fund (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Andrew Martin (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Josh Rosenberg (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Michael Levine (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Rebecca Raible (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Holden Karnofsky (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Natalie Crispin (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Elie Hassenfeld (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Isabel Arjmand (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 67,971,385.76 20,000.00 3,500,050.00 10,000,250.00 9,791,186.86 27,459,665.90 14,174,593.00 25,120.00 3,000,520.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (39 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Staff members’ personal donations for giving season 20192019-12-10Catherine Hollander GiveWellElie Hassenfeld Natalie Crispin Josh Rosenberg Catherine Hollander Andrew Martin Isabel Arjmand Nicole Zok Dan Brown Olivia Larsen Steph Stojanovic James Snowden Michael Eddy Kimberly Huynh Teryn Mattox Jim Bobowski GiveWell top charities Malaria Consortium GiveDirectly StrongMinds Cool Earth Clean Air Task Force ProPublica Sogorea Te Land Trust Stonewall (UK) Afrinspire Against Malaria Foundation One for the World Centre for Pesticide Suicide Prevention Young1ove Namati Astraea Foundation UHAI-EASHRI The Other Foundation Colombia Diversa The Trevor Project Médecins Sans Frontières Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Periodic donation list documentationContinuing an annual tradition started in 2013, GiveWell staff members describe where they are donating. Some of the main themes: staff members deciding whether to donate directly to specific GiveWell top charities or donate to GiveWell for regranting to top charities. While most people choose the latter, a few choose the former for reasons including tax advantages, opinion of other family members, and slightly different moral weights than those used by GiveWell. Donors also talk about setting aside small portions of their giving for other kinds of causes, including animal welfare, AI safety, climate change, mental health, social justice, and local philanthropy. Amounts donated are not included, per a decision by GiveWell
Recommendation to Open Philanthropy for Grants to Top Charities2019-11-26GiveWellOpen Philanthropy Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities Malaria Consortium Helen Keller International Sightsavers Against Malaria Foundation END Fund GiveDirectly Development Media International Dispenses for Safe Water Food Fortification Initiative Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development, and Evaluation Iodine Global Network Living Goods Project Healthy Children Periodic donation list documentationGlobal health and developmentThe document details GiveWell's recommendation in 2019 for grants by Good Ventures (via the Open Philanthropy Project) to GiveWell top and standout charities. The overall amount of money recommended for allocation is $54.6 million, and the document explains that Open Phil's calculation that it may make sense to spend down more slowly was the reason for reducing the allocation from last year. It discusses the principles used for allocation: (1) Put significant weight on cost-effectiveness estimates, (2) Consider additional information not explicitly modeled about the organization, (3) Consider additional information not explicitly modeled about the funding gap, (4) Assess funding gaps at the margin, (5) Default to not imposing restrictions on charity spending, (6) Default to funding on a 3-year horizon, and (7) Ensure charities are incentivized to engage with the process. The three charities that get significant grants are Malaria Consortium for its SMC program ($33.9 million), Helen Keller International ($9.7 million), and Sightsavers ($2.7 million). Against Malaria Foundation, END Fund, and GiveDirectly receive the minimum "incentive grant" amount of $2.5 million that all top charities should receive. The top charity Deworm the World Initiative is not given an incentive grant because it received a previous grant through GiveWell discretionary grant that more than covers the incentive grant amount. 8 standout charities get $100,000 each
Announcing our 2019 top charities2019-11-26Catherine Hollander GiveWellGiveWell discretionary regranting Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities Malaria Consortium Against Malaria Foundation Helen Keller International Deworm the World Initiative Sightsavers END Fund GiveDirectly Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Evaluator consolidated recommendation listGlobal health and developmentGiveWell annual top charrities list. As in previous years, GiveWell recomemnds that donors donate to GiveWell to regrant to top charities at its discretion, but also provides its current ranked list of top charities to help donors make an informed decision. Its ranked list (from best to worst) is: Malaria Consortium (seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) program), Against Malaria Foundation, Helen Keller International (vitamin A suppplementation), charities that treat parasitic worm infections (Evidence Action's Deworm the World Initiative, Sightsavers, END Fund), and GiveDirectly. From the perspective of cause areas, the rank is: malaria > vitamin A supplementation > deworming > cash transfers. This is consistent with, and highly influenced by, the cost-effectiveness estimates that GiveWell uses. The post highlights Malaria Consortium as the charity to select for donors who want to give directly to a charity. The post links to a number of more in-depth write-ups explaining the charity ranking, as well as to https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation which describes the recommendation to Open Philanthropy Project (and indirectly, to Good Ventures) on how to allocate funding to the top charities in 2019
A Bizarre Baraza: Why One Village Refused Funds — Then Changed Its Mind2019-10-24Heidi Hirvonen GiveDirectly GiveDirectly Miscellaneous commentaryCash transfersThis blog post on the GiveDirectly website talks about a village that initially resisted GiveDirectly's offer of unconditional cash transfers to the villagers, and how the first two barazas (village meetings) did not go well. The blog post includes three learnings from the experience: (1) the chief must be present at the baraza, (2) targeting criteria (namely, that everybody will receive cash transfers) should be stressed early on in the baraza, (3) it's important to be flexible in the baraza; for instance, if it looks like people have significant questions or concerns, it may be better to address them first rather than finish the whole 45-minute presentation. Cross-posted to the Effective Altruism Forum at https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/3vsPLxTrTFzJHQL6g/a-bizarre-baraza-why-one-village-refused-funds-then-changed (GW, IR)
Reflecting on the Last Decade: 10 Things We Got Right & Wrong2019-10-16GiveDirectly GiveDirectly Donee periodic updateCash transfersIn this self-reflection blog post, GiveDirectly describes ten things they believe they got right, and ten things they believe they got wrong, over the last decade. Cross-posted to the Effective Altruism Forum at https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/qjD9LjdJj4xzuCQoW/the-last-decade-10-things-we-got-right-and-wrong (GW, IR)
GiveWell’s Top Charities Are (Increasingly) Hard to Beat2019-07-09Alexander Berger Open PhilanthropyOpen Philanthropy GiveDirectly Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Target Malaria JustLeadershipUSA Broad donor strategyGlobal health and development|Criminal justice reform|Scientific researchIn the blog post, Alexander Berger discusses how, originally, Open Philanthropy Project donations for near-term human well-being (primarily in the areas of criminal justice reform and scientific research) are compared against a cost-effectiveness benchmark of direct cash transfers, which is set as 100x (every $1 donated should yield $100 in benefits). However, since GiveWell has recently made its cost-effectiveness calculations for top charities more thorough, and now estimates that top charities are 5-15x as cost-effective as cash (or 500-1500x, with 1000x as a median), Berger is now comparing all the existing near-term human well-being grants against the 1000x benchmarks. He finds that, using the back-of-the-envelope calculations (BOTECs) done at the time of justifying the grants, many of the criminal justice reform grants do not clear the bar; in total only $32 million of the grants clears the bar, and about half of it is a single grant to Target Malaria. Berger links to https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GsE2_TNWn0x6MWL1PTdkZT2vQNFW8VFBslC5qjk4sgo/edit?ts=5cc10604 for some sample BOTECs.
GiveWell Top Charities Explained: GiveDirectly2019-01-08Ozy Brennan GiveDirectly Evaluator review of doneeCash transfersThe blog post gives an overview of GiveWell top charity GiveDirectly, mostly drawing upon research collated by GiveWell as well as GiveDirectly's own website. It first discusses the general case for cash, making the argument that people are often better equipped to know how to spend money for themselves than outsiders are. However, it notes that there are cases where it may be easier for informed outsiders to identify some better opportunities, specifically related to preventative health care (that people generally tend to undervalue). This effect is even greater for populations that are lower in literacy and access to information. The blog post concludes with reasons you might donate to GiveDirectly: "(a) You need a lot of warmfuzzies in order to motivate yourself to donate. (b) You think encouraging cash benchmarking is really important, and giving GiveDirectly more money will help that. (c) You want to encourage charities to do more RCTs on their programs by rewarding the charity that does that most enthusiastically. (d) You care about increasing people’s happiness and don’t care about saving the lives of small children, and prefer a certainty of a somewhat good outcome to a small chance of a very good outcome. (e) You believe, in principle, that we should let people make their own decisions about their lives. (f) You want an intervention that definitely has at least a small positive effect. (g) You have just looked at GDLive and are no longer responsible for your actions."
EA Giving Tuesday Donation Matching Initiative 2018 Retrospective (GW, IR)2019-01-06Avi Norowitz Effective Altruism ForumAvi Norowitz William Kiely Against Malaria Foundation Malaria Consortium GiveWell Effective Altruism Funds Alliance to Feed the Earth in Disasters Effective Animal Advocacy Fund The Humane League The Good Food Institute Animal Charity Evaluators Machine Intelligence Research Institute Faunalytics Wild-Aniaml Suffering Research GiveDirectly Center for Applied Rationality Effective Altruism Foundation Cool Earth Schistosomiasis Control Initiative New Harvest Evidence Action Centre for Effective Altruism Animal Equality Compassion in World Farming USA Innovations for Poverty Action Global Catastrophic Risk Institute Future of Life Institute Animal Charity Evaluators Recommended Charity Fund Sightsavers The Life You Can Save One Step for Animals Helen Keller International 80,000 Hours Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Vegan Outreach Encompass Iodine Global Network Otwarte Klatki Charity Science Mercy For Animals Coalition for Rainforest Nations Fistula Foundation Sentience Institute Better Eating International Forethought Foundation for Global Priorities Research Raising for Effective Giving Clean Air Task Force The END Fund Miscellaneous commentaryThe blog post describes an effort by a number of donors coordinated at https://2018.eagivingtuesday.org/donations to donate through Facebook right after the start of donation matching on Giving Tuesday. Based on timestamps of donations and matches, donations were matched till 14 seconds after the start of matching. Despite the very short time window of matching, the post estimates that $469,000 (65%) of the donations made were matched
Where ACE Staff Are Giving In 2018 and Why2018-12-21Erika Alonso Animal Charity EvaluatorsSofia Davis-Fogel Toni Adleberg Erika Alonso Gina Stuessy Kathryn Asher Jamie Spurgeon Trent Grassian Melissa Guzikowski Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries Otwarte Klatki Animal Equality Encompass Sinergia Animal Mercy For Animals Compassion in World Farming USA The Humane League L214 International Rescue Committee New York Public Library Give Power Animal Charity Evaluators Recommended Charity Fund The Good Food Institute Effective Animal Advocacy Fund StrongMinds Global Catastrophic Risk Institute New Harvest We Animals Against Malaria Foundation GiveWell top charities Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies Beckley Foundation Christopher Sebastian Animal Aid GiveDirectly Periodic donation list documentationAnimal welfare|Global catastrophic risks|Global health and developmentContinuing an annual tradition started in 2016, Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) staff describe where they donated or plan to donate in 2018. Unlike 2017, there is no mention of the Effective Altruism Funds, with most funds-style donations going to the ACE-run Recommended Charity Fund and Effective Animal Advocacy Fund. Donation amounts are not disclosed, likely by policy
Staff members’ personal donations for giving season 20182018-12-10Catherine Hollander GiveWellElie Hassenfeld Natalie Crispin Josh Rosenberg Devin Jacob Catherine Hollander Andrew Martin Christian Smith Isabel Arjmand James Snowden Dan Brown Olivia Larsen Amar Radia GiveWell top charities Donor lottery GiveDirectly International Refugee Assistance Project RAICES National Immigration Law Center CALmatters Center for Investigative Reporting ProPublica Malaria Consortium Against Malaria Foundation StrongMinds Planned Parenthood Action Fund Cool Earth Causa Justa::Just Cause Initiate Justice Sorea Te Land Trust No Means No Worldwide Stonewall (UK) Afrinspire Effective Altruism Funds Periodic donation list documentationGiveWell staff members describe where they are donating in 2018. The majority are donating most of their money to GiveWell top charities (i.e., to GiveWell for discretionary regranting). A few explicitly donate to Malaria Consortium, Against Malaria Foundation, and GiveDirectly. Many staff members announce intent to donate a small fraction of their donation budget for animal welfare charities, but explicit names of animal welfare charities are not included. A number of donors mention donating small amounts to charities focused on justice-related themes and local causes. Not all employees are present in the document (participation is optional). Amounts donated are not included, per a decision by GiveWell
Response to concerns about GiveWell’s spillovers analysis2018-12-06Josh Rosenberg GiveWellGiveWell discretionary regranting Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities GiveDirectly Reasoning supplementCash transfersThe blog post explains in more detail how GiveWell came to its conclusions in its recent analysis of spillover effects from GiveDirectly's cash transfer program. In particular, it responds to a series of tweets from economist Berk Özler expressing concern over GiveWell for (1) using an unpublished paper as a key study, (2) placing little weight on some papers in its analysis of spillover effects, (3) focusing solely on consumption. While replying to the concerns, the GiveWell blog post also explains some of the broader principles used by GiveWell to determine when to use private information, and what evidence to review and what outcomes to consider
Our updated top charities for giving season 20182018-11-26Catherine Hollander GiveWellGiveWell discretionary regranting Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities GiveWell top charities Malaria Consortium Helen Keller International Against Malaria Foundation Deworm the World Initiative Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Sightsavers END Fund GiveDirectly Evaluator consolidated recommendation listGlobal health and developmentGiveWell annual top charities list. GiveWell recommends that donors donate to GiveWell to regrant to top charities at its discretion, but also provides details on the individual top charities so that people can make an informed decision. In addition, the amounts determined for GiveWell discretionary regranting and for donation by Good Ventures are also included, though details of the amount recommended to Good Ventures are in a separate blog post https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/
Our recommendation to Good Ventures2018-11-26Andrew Martin Catherine Hollander Elie Hassenfeld James Snowden Josh Rosenberg GiveWellGood Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities Malaria Consortium Helen Keller International Against Malaria Foundation Deworm the World Initiative Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Sightsavers END Fund GiveDirectly Periodic donation list documentationGlobal health and developmentThe document explains, along with a detailed rationale, the amounts that GiveWell is recommending to Good Ventures to grant to each of its top charities for the 2018 end-of-year giving season. The corresponding acknowledgement post from the Open Philanthropy Project was published on 2018-12-12 at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/2018-allocation-givewell-top-charities
Where the ACE Staff Members Are Giving in 2017 and Why2017-12-26Allison Smith Animal Charity EvaluatorsJon Bockman Allison Smith Toni Adleberg Sofia Davis-Fogel Kieran Greig Jamie Spurgeon Erika Alonso Eric Herboso Gina Stuessy Animal Charity Evaluators The Good Food Institute Vegan Outreach A Well-Fed World Better Eating International Encompass Direct Action Everywhere Animal Charity Evaluators Recommended Charity Fund Against Malaria Foundation Animal equality The Nonhuman Rights Project AnimaNaturalis Internacional The Humane League GiveDirectly Food Empowerment Project Mercy For Animals New Harvest StrongMinds Centre for Effective Altruism Effective Altruism Funds Machine Intelligence Research Institute Donor lottery Sentience Institute Wild-Animal Suffering Research Periodic donation list documentationAnimal welfare|AI safety|Global health and development|Effective altruismContinuing an annual tradition started in 2016, Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) staff describe where they donated or plan to donate in 2017. Donation amounts are not disclosed, likely by policy
Staff Members’ Personal Donations for Giving Season 20172017-12-18Holden Karnofsky Open PhilanthropyHolden Karnofsky Alexander Berger Nick Beckstead Helen Toner Claire Zabel Lewis Bollard Ajeya Cotra Morgan Davis Michael Levine GiveWell top charities GiveWell GiveDirectly EA Giving Group Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Effective Altruism Funds Sentience Institute Encompass The Humane League The Good Food Institute Mercy For Animals Compassion in World Farming USA Animal Equality Donor lottery Against Malaria Foundation GiveDirectly Periodic donation list documentationOpen Philanthropy Project staff members describe where they are donating this year, and the considerations that went into the donation decision. By policy, amounts are not disclosed. This is the first standalone blog post of this sort by the Open Philanthropy Project; in previous years, the corresponding donations were documented in the GiveWell staff members donation post.
Staff members’ personal donations for giving season 20172017-12-11Josh Rosenberg GiveWellElie Hassenfeld Natalie Crispin Josh Rosenberg Sophie Monahan Catherine Hollander Andrew Martin Chelsea Tabart Christian Smith Isabel Arjmand James Snowden GiveWell top charities Effective Altruism Funds No Lean Season Against Malaria Foundation GiveDirectly Causa Justa::Just Cause Planned Parenthood ProPublica Earthjustice Periodic donation list documentationGiveWell staff describe where they are donating in 2017. Not all employees are present in the document (participation is optional). Amounts donated are not included, per a decision by GiveWell
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
Approaches to Moral Weights: How GiveWell Compares to Other Actors2017-11-07GiveWell GiveWell top charities Deworm the World Initiative Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Against Malaria Foundation Malaria Consortium GiveDirectly Evaluator quantification approachIn-depth look at how the way GiveWell uses moral weights in cost-effectiveness analyses (such as the value of saving lives) compares with the way governments and others in public policy use it. One difference is that the target population GiveWell deals with is often in low and middle income countries (LMIC) for which estimates of the value of a life saved are more murky. The document also talks of the different moral weights associated with saving people at different ages. See https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/07/how-givewell-and-mainstream-policymakers-compare-the-good-achieved-by-different-programs/ for a blog post by Josh Rosenberg announcing and summarizing the report. The earlier blog post https://blog.givewell.org/2017/06/01/how-givewell-uses-cost-effectiveness-analyses/ is also referenced. Also see https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/newly-published-givewell-materials/xeSpZ512VFw (2017-11-07) for the mailing list announcement
How GiveWell uses cost-effectiveness analyses2017-06-01Catherine Hollander GiveWell Against Malaria Foundation GiveDirectly GiveWell top charities Evaluator quantification approachProvides an in-depth lok at how GiveWell does cost-effectiveness analyses, including a list of the kinds of subjective inputs that go into the modeling. The later blog post https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/07/how-givewell-and-mainstream-policymakers-compare-the-good-achieved-by-different-programs/ summarizing the report https://www.givewell.org/how-we-work/our-criteria/cost-effectiveness/comparing-moral-weights references this
One For The World's Top Picks For 20172017-04-02Rossa O'Keeffe-O'Donovan One for the World Against Malaria Foundation Living Goods Population Services International GiveDirectly Possible Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Deworm the World Initiative Fistula Foundation Evaluator consolidated recommendation listGlobal health and developmentOne for the World relies on a portfolio of 18 charities selected by The Life You Can Save, which in turn relies on research by others such as GiveWell. Within that portfolio, One for the World selects based on five criteria: direct impact, simplicity of programs, track record, cultural fit, existing recommendations. It has preference for a diverse portfolio. The six selected charities are: Against Malaria Foundation, Living Goods, Population Services International, GiveDirectly, and Possible. Charities that narrowly missed being in the Top Picks are Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, Deworm the World Initiative (Evidence Action), and Fistula Foundation
Where I gave and why in 2016 2017-01-06Ben Kuhn Effective Altruism ForumBen Kuhn EA Giving Group GiveWell GiveDirectly Periodic donation list documentationGlobal health and developmentOriginally posted at http://www.benkuhn.net/giving-2016 and cross-posted to Effective Altruism Forum due to evidence that people like donation write-ups
Donations for 20162016-12-28Jacob Steinhardt Jacob Steinhardt Donor lottery GiveWell top charities GiveDirectly Blue Ribbon Study Panel Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Periodic donation list documentationBiosecurity and pandemic preparedness,International relations,Global health and developmentExplanation for donation choices, also mention experimental funding of smaller projects
Good Ventures and Giving Now vs. Later (2016 Update)2016-12-28Holden Karnofsky Open PhilanthropyGood 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
Where the ACE Staff Members are Giving in 2016 and Why2016-12-23Leah Edgerton Animal Charity EvaluatorsAllison Smith Jacy Reese Toni Adleberg Gina Stuessy Kieran Grieg Eric Herboso Erika Alonso Animal Charity Evaluators Animal Equality Vegan Outreach Act Asia Faunalytics Farm Animal Rights Movement Sentience Politics Direct Action Everywhere The Humane League The Good Food Institute Collectively Free Planned Parenthood Future of Life Institute Future of Humanity Institute GiveDirectly Machine Intelligence Research Institute The Humane Society of the United States Farm Sanctuary StrongMinds Periodic donation list documentationAnimal welfare|AI safety|Global catastrophic risksAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) staff describe where they donated or plan to donate in 2016. Donation amounts are not disclosed, likely by policy
Staff members’ personal donations for giving season 20162016-12-09Natalie Crispin GiveWellElie Hassenfeld Holden Karnofsky Natalie Crispin Alexander Berger Timothy Telleen-Lawton Josh Rosenberg Rebecca Raible Helen Toner Sophie Monahan Laura Muñoz Catherine Hollander Andrew Martin Lewis Bollard Chelsea Tabart Sarah Ward Chris Somerville Ajeya Cotra Chris Smith Isabel Arjmand A political campaign GiveWell top charities International Genetically Engineered Machine Foundation UPMC Center for Health Security Donor lottery EA Giving Group GiveDirectly Center for Applied Rationality Malaria Consortium Animal Charity Evaluators Northwest Health Law Advocates StrongMinds Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative The Humane Society of the United States The Humane League Mercy For Animals Humane Society International Compassion in World Farming USA The Good Food Institute Citizens for Farm Animal Protection END Fund Causa Justa Planned Parenthood International Refugee Assistance Project Periodic donation list documentationGiveWell and Open Philanthropy Project staff describe their annual donation plans for 2016. 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
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
Mid-year update to top charity recommendations2016-06-23Natalie Crispin GiveWell GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Deworm the World Initiative GiveDirectly Evaluator consolidated recommendation listGlobal health and developmentFirst mid-year refresh of top charities from GiveWell. No change to charity list, and no donation recommended for Good Ventures
GiveWell money moved in 2015: a review of my forecast and some future predictions (GW, IR)2016-05-15Vipul Naik Effective Altruism Forum GiveWell GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation GiveDirectly Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Deworm the World Initiative Miscellaneous commentaryGlobal health and developmentThe post is a follow-up to the forecasting post https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/JRZipptLFXvJQEvQh/givewell-money-moved-forecasts-and-implications (GW, IR) in light of GiveWell's official report of money moved and web traffic for 2015 at https://blog.givewell.org/2016/05/13/givewells-money-moved-web-traffic-2015/ The post identifies the key reasons for the significant underestimation of money moved in the forecasting post, and some phenomena highlighted by the difference between the forecast and what transpired in reality
Where should you donate to have the most impact during giving season 2015?2015-12-24Robert Wiblin 80,000 Hours Against Malaria Foundation Giving What We Can GiveWell AidGrade Effective Altruism Outreach Animal Charity Evaluators Machine Intelligence Research Institute Raising for Effective Giving Center for Applied Rationality Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Ploughshares Fund Future of Humanity Institute Future of Life Institute Centre for the Study of Existential Risk Charity Science Deworm the World Initiative Schistosomiasis Control Initiative GiveDirectly Evaluator consolidated recommendation listGlobal health and development,Effective altruism/movement growth,Rationality improvement,Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness,AI risk,Global catastrophic risksRobert Wiblin draws on GiveWell recommendations, Animal Charity Evaluators recommendations, Open Philanthropy Project writeups, staff donation writeups and suggestions, as well as other sources (including personal knowledge and intuitions) to come up with a list of places to donate
GiveWell money moved forecasts and implications (GW, IR)2015-12-19Vipul Naik Effective Altruism Forum GiveWell GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation GiveDirectly Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Deworm the World Initiative Miscellaneous commentaryGlobal health and developmentThe blog post includes predictions on how much money GiveWell top charities will raise as part of the 2015 end-of-year giving season
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
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
Staff members’ personal donations2013-12-12Holden Karnofsky GiveWellHolden Karnofsky Elie Hassenfeld Alexander Berger Natalie Crispin Eliza Scheffler Timothy Telleen-Lawton Sean Conley Josh Rosenberg Ben Rachbach Howie Lempel Jake Marcus GiveDirectly Mercy For Animals Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Against Malaria Foundation Deworm the World Initiative The Humane Society of the United States Periodic donation list documentationGiveWell staff describe their annual donation plans for 2013. 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
Our Giving Season Plans2013-12-03Cari Tuna Good VenturesGood Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities GiveDirectly Deworm the World Initiative Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Periodic donation list documentationGlobal health and developmentGood Ventures announced $2 million to GiveDirectly, $1.5 million to DtWI, and $750000 to SCI. Also announced up to $5 million in matching funds for GiveDirectly, despite disagreement from GiveWell
GiveWell’s top charities for giving season 20132013-12-01Holden Karnofsky GiveWellGood Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities Against Malaria Foundation GiveDirectly Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Deworm the World Initiative Evaluator consolidated recommendation listGlobal health and developmentAgainst Malaria Foundation not in top charities list (it was in 2013) due to room for more funding issues. Good Ventures allocations not included in this post
Join Wall Street. Save the world.2013-03-31Dylan Matthews Washington PostJason Trigg Matt Wage Peter Singer Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation GiveDirectly Miscellaneous commentaryGlobal healthThe Washington Post article introduces the concept of "earning to give" to the general public, taking the examples of Jason Trigg and Matt Wage, who deliberately chose careers in finance in order to earn more, to give more. It discusses the philosophy of Peter Singer which has been inspirational to these individuals. The Boston-based couple Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise, who donate a large amount of money every year to charity, are also discussed.
Our top charities for the 2012 giving season2012-11-26Holden Karnofsky GiveWell Against Malaria Foundation GiveDirectly Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Evaluator consolidated recommendation listGlobal health and developmentGiveDirectly promoted from standout to top charity, other two charities same as for 2011
Top charities for holiday season 2011: Against Malaria Foundation and Schistosomiasis Control Initiative2011-11-29Holden Karnofsky GiveWell Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative GiveDirectly Innovations for Poverty Action Nyaya Health Pratham Small Enterprise Foundation Evaluator consolidated recommendation listGlobal health and developmentAgainst Malaria Foundation and Schistosomiasis Control Initiative were the top charities; the others were standouts

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (110 donations)

Graph of top 10 donors by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 110)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Jalex Stark20,000.00202019Cash transfershttp://www.jalexstark.com/donations/2019.html-- Donation process: The donor looked through the research papers https://www.givedirectly.org/research-at-give-directly/ and writes: "The key (anec)data that drive my donations are excerpts from interviews with transfer recipients."

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The donor says that GiveDirectly "gives cash directly to people living in poverty."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The donor writes: "The key (anec)data that drive my donations are excerpts from interviews with transfer recipients. They describe using the money for things like water-resistant roofing, schooling for children, and building wells. Here I optimize jointly for the probability that my donation improves some specific person's lives and the expected value of the magnitude of improvement."

Other notes: Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities2,500,000.0062018-12Cash transfershttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givedirectly-general-support-december-2018GiveWell Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Good Ventures, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget is based on guidelines set by the Open Philanthropy Project. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/ Charity status updates in 2018 are at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/updates-in-november-2018#GiveDirectly

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: Grant for general operating support, which has GiveWell top charity status; see http://www.givewell.org/charities/give-directly GiveDirectly transfers cash to households in developing countries via mobile phone-linked payment services. It targets extremely low-income households.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: GiveWell recommends GiveDirectly for the following reasons: (1) Program has strong track record and low burden of proof. (2) Strong monitoring process. (3) Documented success. (4) Standout transparency. (5) Room for more funding. The full GiveWell review is at https://www.givewell.org/charities/give-directly and the top charity selection is at https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-updated-top-charities-for-giving-season-2018/

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): GiveWell explains the principles affecting its decision of how much money to allocate to each charity in https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/ (1) Put significant weight on our cost-effectiveness estimates. (2) Consider additional information about an organization that we have not explicitly modeled. (3) Assess charities’ funding gaps at the margin, i.e., where they would spend additional funding, where possible. (4) Default towards not imposing restrictions on charity spending. (5) Fund on a three-year horizon, unless we are particularly uncertain whether we will want to continue recommending a program in the future. (6) Ensure charities are incentivized to engage with our process. Ultimately, GiveWell decides to only allocate to GiveDirectly the minimum amount for top charities, i.e., $2.5 million

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Part of GiveWell's end-of-year recommendations for Good Ventures, so the timing is determined by the timing of end-of-year recommendations (which is usually the week after Thanksgiving in the United States). The grant is made by Good Ventures shortly after the recommendations

Other notes: Even accounting for this grant, GiveWell identifies a remaining funding gap of over $100 million for GiveDirectly; this is the largest identified room for more funding of all GiveWell top charities. The grant page on the Open Philanthropy Project website is at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/givedirectly-general-support-december-2018.
Aaron Gertler50.00822018-11-28Cash transfershttps://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- Gift for a friend. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Vitalik Buterin1,000,000.00122018-03-27Global povertyhttps://givedirectly.org/blog-post?id=1228348992037272486-- OmiseGO also contributes to this donation.
Pineapple Fund5,000,000.0042017-12-27FIXMEhttps://pineapplefund.org/--
Michael Levine----2017-12-18Cash transfershttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2017#MikeGiveWell Donation of 30% to GiveDirectly, which deviates from the GiveWell recommendation for people who want to directly donate to GiveWell top charities (70% to Against Malaria Foundation, 30% to Schistosomiasis Control Initiative) because, as donor states: "I see value in having direct cash transfers serve as a benchmark for other interventions, and in part because I want to signal my excitement about GiveDirectly’s new universal basic income project, even if my contribution will not meaningfully advance that specific work.". Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Alexander Berger----2017-12-18Cash transfershttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2017#AlexanderGiveWell Same allocation as in 2016, for same reasons. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Isabel Arjmand----2017-12-11Cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2017/12/11/staff-members-personal-donations-for-giving-season-2017/#Isabel-- Donor is supporting GiveWell because it is an "exceptionally strong, innovative organization with high potential for ‘upside,’ including the potential to serve as a model for other organizations." Donor views rationale for giving to GiveDirectly as somewhere in between the rationale for the GiveWell top charities (75% of total charity budget) and the rationale for the allocation of the remaining 20%. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities2,500,000.0062017-12Cash transfershttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givedirectly-general-support-december-2017GiveWell Grant is the $2.5 million minimum for being a top 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.
Aaron Gertler250.00562017-08-15Cash transfershttps://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- Money to support the basic income experiment.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities2,500,000.0062017-01Cash transfershttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givedirectly-general-support3GiveWell Grant for general support to a 2016 GiveWell top 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.
Ben Kuhn1,000.00372016-12-31--https://www.benkuhn.net/ea/--
Jacob Steinhardt500.00492016-12-28Cash transfershttps://jsteinhardt.wordpress.com/2016/12/28/donations-for-2016/GiveWell + a student of Pascaline Dupas Although donation was announced on this day we do not know when it was made. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Sophie Monahan----2016-12-09Cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2016/GiveWell Some differences with GiveWell re: cost-effectiveness estimates. Believes all charities recommended by GiveWell are roughly equal, but GiveWell prioritizes GiveDirectly lowest. Hence, donating to GiveDirectly. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Isabel Arjmand----2016-12-09--https://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2016/-- One of a few organizations supported with the 1/3 of the charitable donation budget reserved for donations outside of GiveWell recommendations. Although GiveDirectly does happen to be a GiveWell top charity (unlike the other donees for this allocation) the donor classifies it as a non-GiveWell-influenced expense because her reasons for supporting it are as a model of distributive justice that she would like to see further developed.
Alexander Berger----2016-12-09Cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2016/GiveWell Same reasons as in 2015: outstanding organization and valuable for cash benchmark. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Aaron Gertler600.00462016-04-17Cash transfershttps://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- The donation resulted from their basic income announcement, though I gave unrestricted funding. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise5,000.00252016-02-24--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities9,750,000.0022016-01Cash transfershttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givedirectly-general-support2GiveWell Intent to make grant 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 charities.
Anders Kuvaas Herting38.03852016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 300.00 NOK (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Christopher O'Bleness130.00702016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 130.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Kyle Lackinger150.00682016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 150.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Lovkush Agarwal105.17742016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 80.00 GBP (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Sophia Cyna797.13432016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 1,000.00 AUD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Catherine Low484.32522016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 650.00 NZD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Samuel Hilton10.19922016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 7.75 GBP (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Cullen O'Keefe12.00912016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 12.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Robert Flatow150.00682016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 150.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
adam baker5,000.00252016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 5,000.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Aahan Rashid119.31722016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 150.00 CAD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Max Broad200.00622016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 200.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Jay Feldman800.00422016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 800.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Bradley Tjandra19.93902016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 25.00 AUD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Michael Sesser250.00562016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 250.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Matt Reardon500.00492016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 500.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Luke Freeman1,594.26352016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 2,000.00 AUD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Isabel Juniewicz700.00442016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 700.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
William Grunow299.94552016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 4,000.00 ZAR (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Tessa Alexanian335.00542016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 335.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Dan Munro1,000.00372016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 1,000.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Future Justice Fund----2016Cash transfershttps://www.futurejusticefund.org/incomesecurity-- For Basic Income Study. Affected countries: Kenya.
Christopher Bryant118.31732016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 90.00 GBP (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Jacob Falkovich2,200.00322016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 2,200.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Luca Masters6,000.00222016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 6,000.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Tom Lucena1,355.12362016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 1,700.00 AUD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Ivan Rosales240.00602016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 240.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Akhil Jalan21.00882016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 21.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Cole Gleason2,202.74312016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 2,202.74 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Marius Hobbhahn23.74872016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 20.00 EUR (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Cornelis Haupt58.41812016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 73.43 CAD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Michelle Taylor1,971.87332016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 1,500.00 GBP (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Nick Brown79.71772016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 100.00 AUD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Steve Merrick400.00532016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 400.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Alexandre Zani3,000.00282016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 3,000.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Håkon Harnes63.39802016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 500.00 NOK (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Adam Nightingale657.29452016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 500.00 GBP (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Jason Harner3,000.00282016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 3,000.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Rebecca Raible----2015-12-09Cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2015/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-for-giving-season-2015/GiveWell Donor thinks of GiveDirectly as an important tool helping donors evaluate the quality of other giving opportunities. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Alexander Berger----2015-12-09Cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2015/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-for-giving-season-2015/GiveWell Outstanding organization and valuable for setting cash transfer benchmark. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Andrew Martin----2015-12-09Cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2015/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-for-giving-season-2015/GiveWell Slight deviation from the GiveWell recommendation by donating 10% to GiveDirectly because of attraction to GiveDirectly as an opportunity with a low burden of proof. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Josh Rosenberg----2015-12-09Cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2015/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-for-giving-season-2015/GiveWell Large potential upside, reward to GiveDirectly for being an outstanding organization, and funds directly to individuals to spend for themselves. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Gwern Branwen540.00482015-11Global povertyhttps://github.com/gwern/gwern.net/commit/9df40516566c42249a374a143d2c8d5b5de96149#diff-e96709060d038c15656ffed1e89f630dR434-- In a LessWrong comment Gwern mentions the amount as $500 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/YEo5cysddE27bEd5B/bragging-thread-december-2015#3hW8Nci3LW36enwLT (GW, IR).
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities25,000,000.0012015-08-03Cash transfershttp://www.goodventures.org/research-and-ideas/blog/announcing-a-25-million-grant-to-givedirectlyGiveWell One-off grant to top charity over three years also announced at https://blog.givewell.org/2015/08/03/good-ventures-25-million-grant-to-givedirectly/.
GiveWell discretionary regranting133,000.00152015-07Cash transfershttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmakingGiveWell Grant uses money donated between January and May 2015. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
GiveWell discretionary regranting292,600.00142015-03Cash transfershttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmakingGiveWell Grant uses money donated between November and December 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Enrico Calvanese197.19652015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 150.00 GBP (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Lovkush Agarwal1,840.41342015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 1,400.00 GBP (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Sophia Cyna79.71772015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 100.00 AUD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Google.org2,000,000.00102015Cash transfershttps://www.google.org/our-work/economic-opportunity/-- Grant to expand cash transfer program in Rwanda. Affected countries: Rwanda.
Aahan Rashid238.63612015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 300.00 CAD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Jay Feldman200.00622015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 200.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Michael Sesser250.00562015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 250.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Matt Reardon250.00562015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 250.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Dan Munro1,000.00372015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 1,000.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
David Barry557.99472015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 700.00 AUD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Alfredo Parra2,409.21302015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 2,030.00 EUR (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Luca Masters5,200.00232015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 5,200.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Peter O'Brien42.84842015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 32.59 GBP (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Ivan Rosales200.00622015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 200.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
GiveWell discretionary regranting13,300.00212015-01Cash transfershttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmakingGiveWell Grant uses money donated between July and October 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Alexandra Rastad70.00792015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 70.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Cole Gleason86.70762015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 86.70 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Vidur Kapur34.18862015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 26.00 GBP (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Cornelis Haupt167.04672015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 210.00 CAD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Richard Clarke170.90662015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 130.00 GBP (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Michelle Taylor985.93412015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 750.00 GBP (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Oliver Base105.17742015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 80.00 GBP (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Matthew Dahlhausen5,140.00242015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 5,140.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Jason Harner1,000.00372015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/-- Currency info: donation given as 1,000.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).
Elizabeth Van Nostrand4,547.00272014-12-29--https://acesounderglass.com/2014/12/29/how-to-figure-out-how-much-to-donate/--
Alexander Berger----2014-12-17Cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2014/12/17/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2014/GiveWell Correct target after removing 10% for GiveWell and adjusting for non-donation to Deworm the World Initiative. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Elie Hassenfeld----2014-12-17Cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2014/12/17/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2014/GiveWell Donated jointly with wife. Higher allocation to GiveDirectly (45%) relative to GiveWell allocation (13%), citing less weight to explicit cost-effectiveness and more weight to organizational strength. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities5,000,000.0042014-12-01Cash transfershttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givedirectly-general-supportGiveWell Grant 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/give-directly/December-2014-review. Affected countries: Kenya.
GiveWell discretionary regranting60,000.00182014-08Cash transfershttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmakingGiveWell Grant uses money donated between April and June 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Peter Hurford46.00832014-06-17Cash transfershttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
GiveWell discretionary regranting110,000.00162014-05Cash transfershttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmakingGiveWell Grant uses money donated between January and March 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Google.org2,000,000.00102014Cash transfers/evidence basehttps://www.google.org/our-work/economic-opportunity/-- Grant to provide evidence to inform governments, funders, and NGOs about how unconditional cash transfers impact the local economy, in order to promote widespread adoption among governments.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities7,000,000.0032014-01Cash transfershttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givedirectly-general-support-december-and-january-2013GiveWell Grant announced at http://www.goodventures.org/research-and-ideas/blog/our-giving-season-plans on 2013-12-03 by Cari Tuna, including 2 million unconditional + 5 million in matches. Full match amount paid out. Match was not approved by GiveWell. Grant based on GiveWell top charities list at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/November-2013 and https://blog.givewell.org/2013/12/01/givewells-top-charities-for-giving-season-2013/ and the 2013 review: https://www.givewell.org/international/top-charities/give-directly/November-2013-review. Affected countries: Kenya.
Natalie Crispin----2013-12-12Cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2013/12/12/staff-members-personal-donations/-- Crispin notes that she considered splitting between GiveDirectly and the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) but decided against it because of her greater considence in GiveDirectly. She also says she decided against Deworm the World Initiative for the same reasons as Holden Karnofsky. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Holden Karnofsky----2013-12-12Cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2013/12/12/staff-members-personal-donations/GiveWell First considers not giving, then makes some argument on why it is better to give. Then looks at confidence multipliers for global health interventions relative to GiveDirectly and thinks they are not robust enough to overcome the case for GiveDirectly. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Alexander Berger----2013-12-12Cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2013/12/12/staff-members-personal-donations/GiveWell Actually, split evenly between giving now and waiting, but all the amount actually given went to GiveDirectly. Two main upside points: (1) May not remain a GiveWell top recommendation, so more need to grow enough to develop a non-GiveWell funding stream, (2) Helps to set cash as a baseline for recommendations. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Elie Hassenfeld----2013-12-12Cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2013/12/12/staff-members-personal-donations/GiveWell Agrees with reasoning by Holden (in same blog post) but discounts deworming cost-effectiveness estimates entirely. Asked GiveDirectly not to include donation in Good Ventures match. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Josh Rosenberg----2013-12-12Cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2013/12/12/staff-members-personal-donations/GiveWell Split donation in half, one half for giving now and the other half for giving next year at the latest. The half to give now went entirely to GiveDirectly. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Ben Kuhn120.00712013-07-06--https://www.benkuhn.net/ea/--
Haseeb Qureshi25,000.00192013Cash transfershttps://eahub.org/user/haseeb-qureshiGiveWell Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities500,000.00132012-12-28Cash transfershttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givedirectly-general-support-december-2012GiveWell Grant made by Good Ventures and announced at http://www.goodventures.org/research-and-ideas/blog/year-end-grants-to-givewells-top-charities based on GiveWell top charity recommendations https://blog.givewell.org/2012/11/26/our-top-charities-for-the-2012-giving-season/ and https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/November-2012 and the 2012 review: https://www.givewell.org/charities/give-directly/November-2012-review.
Vipul Naik500.00492012-12-24Cash transfershttps://vipulnaik.com/donation-history/GiveWell Donation process: Based on an understanding of GiveWell recommendations as well as additional judgment

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: GiveDirectly uses these funds to support its unconditional cash transfer programs

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The donation page says: "GiveDirectly was at the time rated #2 by GiveWell and they hoped to raise money in a 7:2:1 ratio for their top three charities respectively, but I believed that the actual skew of funds raised would be biased against GiveDirectly because of its relatively less tested concept. My $500 donation was therefore a corrective to what I perceived would be an imbalance in the way money would flow to the top charities, and a suspicion that AMF would end up raising more money than they could allocate in the short term."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The donation page says: "n 2012, my financial position had still not recovered from the huge expenses in 2010 and 2011, and other expenses of mine had also increased [...] However, I was still committed to the idea of effective altruism. For these reasons, I decided to still make a donation, but with a budget of $500, that was low compared to previous years.

Donor retrospective of the donation: The donation page says: "My $500 donation was therefore a corrective to what I perceived would be an imbalance in the way money would flow to the top charities, and a suspicion that AMF would end up raising more money than they could allocate in the short term. Both suspicions turned out to be true" and links to https://blog.givewell.org/2013/03/12/givewell-annual-review-for-2012-details-on-givewells-money-moved-and-web-traffic/ and https://www.givewell.org/charities/AMF/2013-review
Peter Hurford20.00892012-12-18Cash transfershttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Google.org2,400,000.0092012-12Cash transfershttps://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/12/can-4-economists-build-the-most-economically-efficient-charity-ever/266510/-- Grantee page is at https://www.google.org/our-work/economic-opportunity/give-directly/ and explains reasons for Google being excited about the Good Ventures approach of unconditional cash transfers. Affected countries: Kenya.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities100,000.00172012-05Cash transfershttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givedirectly-general-support-may-2012GiveWell Along with grants to five other standout charities, see http://www.goodventures.org/research-and-ideas/blog/grants-to-standout-charities from 2012-08-06. Amount of 100000 for GiveDirectly was twice the amount of 50000 for each of the other top and standout charities. Affected countries: Kenya.