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Table of contents

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
Effective Altruism Hubgivedirectly
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

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee GiveDirectly

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donee) 52,350,000.00 0.00 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 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 5,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitalik Buterin (filter this donee) 1,000,000.00 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 0.00 438,900.00 170,000.00 0.00 0.00
Haseeb Qureshi (filter this donee) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00
Luca Masters (filter this donee) 11,200.00 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 5,140.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
adam baker (filter this donee) 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise (filter this donee) 5,000.00 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 4,547.00 0.00 0.00
Jason Harner (filter this donee) 4,000.00 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 3,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Michelle Taylor (filter this donee) 2,957.80 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 2,409.21 0.00 0.00 0.00
Cole Gleason (filter this donee) 2,289.44 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 2,200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Dan Munro (filter this donee) 2,000.00 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 0.00 105.17 1,840.41 0.00 0.00 0.00
Luke Freeman (filter this donee) 1,594.26 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 1,355.12 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ben Kuhn (filter this donee) 1,120.00 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 0.00 800.00 200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sophia Cyna (filter this donee) 876.84 0.00 0.00 797.13 79.71 0.00 0.00 0.00
Aaron Gertler (filter this donee) 850.00 0.00 250.00 600.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Matt Reardon (filter this donee) 750.00 0.00 0.00 500.00 250.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Isabel Juniewicz (filter this donee) 700.00 0.00 0.00 700.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Adam Nightingale (filter this donee) 657.29 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 0.00 557.99 0.00 0.00 0.00
Gwern Branwen (filter this donee) 540.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 540.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jacob Steinhardt (filter this donee) 500.00 0.00 0.00 500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Michael Sesser (filter this donee) 500.00 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 0.00 500.00
Catherine Low (filter this donee) 484.32 0.00 0.00 484.32 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ivan Rosales (filter this donee) 440.00 0.00 0.00 240.00 200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Steve Merrick (filter this donee) 400.00 0.00 0.00 400.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Aahan Rashid (filter this donee) 357.94 0.00 0.00 119.31 238.63 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tessa Alexanian (filter this donee) 335.00 0.00 0.00 335.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
William Grunow (filter this donee) 299.94 0.00 0.00 299.94 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Cornelis Haupt (filter this donee) 225.45 0.00 0.00 58.41 167.04 0.00 0.00 0.00
Max Broad (filter this donee) 200.00 0.00 0.00 200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Enrico Calvanese (filter this donee) 197.19 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 0.00 170.90 0.00 0.00 0.00
Robert Flatow (filter this donee) 150.00 0.00 0.00 150.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Kyle Lackinger (filter this donee) 150.00 0.00 0.00 150.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Christopher O'Bleness (filter this donee) 130.00 0.00 0.00 130.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Christopher Bryant (filter this donee) 118.31 0.00 0.00 118.31 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Oliver Base (filter this donee) 105.17 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 79.71 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Alexandra Rastad (filter this donee) 70.00 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 46.00 0.00 20.00
Håkon Harnes (filter this donee) 63.39 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 42.84 0.00 0.00 0.00
Anders Kuvaas Herting (filter this donee) 38.03 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 34.18 0.00 0.00 0.00
Marius Hobbhahn (filter this donee) 23.74 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 21.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bradley Tjandra (filter this donee) 19.93 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 12.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Samuel Hilton (filter this donee) 10.19 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
Alexander Berger (filter this donee) 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
Andrew Martin (filter this donee) 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
Michael Levine (filter this donee) 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
Holden Karnofsky (filter this donee) 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
Elie Hassenfeld (filter this donee) 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
Total 65,451,335.76 1,000,000.00 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 (25 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
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 Ventures2018-11-26Catherine Hollander 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
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 welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) staff describe where they donated or plan to donate in 2017
Staff Members’ Personal Donations for Giving Season 20172017-12-18Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectHolden 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 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
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 welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) staff describe where they donated or plan to donate in 2016
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
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
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
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 (107 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Vitalik Buterin1,000,000.002018-03-27Global povertyhttps://givedirectly.org/blog-post?id=1228348992037272486-- OmiseGO also contributes to this donation.
Pineapple Fund5,000,000.002017-12-27FIXMEhttps://pineapplefund.org/--
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: 5.00%.
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: 30.00%.
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: 5.00%.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities2,500,000.002017-12Cash 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 Gertler250.002017-08-15Cash transfershttp://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- Money to support the basic income experiment.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities2,500,000.002017-01Cash 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 Kuhn1,000.002016-12-31--https://www.benkuhn.net/ea/--
Jacob Steinhardt500.002016-12-28Cash 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: 5.00%.
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: 5.00%.
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%.
Aaron Gertler600.002016-04-17Cash transfershttp://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: 30.00%.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise5,000.002016-02-24--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Michael Sesser250.002016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Matt Reardon500.002016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Luke Freeman1,594.262016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Isabel Juniewicz700.002016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
William Grunow299.942016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Tessa Alexanian335.002016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Dan Munro1,000.002016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Christopher Bryant118.312016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Jacob Falkovich2,200.002016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Luca Masters6,000.002016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Tom Lucena1,355.122016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Ivan Rosales240.002016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Akhil Jalan21.002016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Cole Gleason2,202.742016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Marius Hobbhahn23.742016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Cornelis Haupt58.412016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Michelle Taylor1,971.872016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Nick Brown79.712016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Steve Merrick400.002016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Alexandre Zani3,000.002016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Håkon Harnes63.392016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Adam Nightingale657.292016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Jason Harner3,000.002016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Anders Kuvaas Herting38.032016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities9,750,000.002016-01Cash 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.
Christopher O'Bleness130.002016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Kyle Lackinger150.002016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Lovkush Agarwal105.172016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Sophia Cyna797.132016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Catherine Low484.322016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Future Justice Fund--2016Cash transfershttps://www.futurejusticefund.org/incomesecurity-- For Basic Income Study. Affected countries: Kenya.
Samuel Hilton10.192016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Cullen O'Keefe12.002016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Robert Flatow150.002016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
adam baker5,000.002016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Aahan Rashid119.312016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Max Broad200.002016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Jay Feldman800.002016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Bradley Tjandra19.932016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
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: 5.00%.
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: 10.00%.
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: 10.00%.
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: 10.00%.
Gwern Branwen540.002015-11Global 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities25,000,000.002015-08-03Cash 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 regranting133,000.002015-07Cash 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: 13.30%.
GiveWell discretionary regranting292,600.002015-03Cash 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: 13.30%.
Michael Sesser250.002015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Matt Reardon250.002015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Dan Munro1,000.002015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
David Barry557.992015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Alfredo Parra2,409.212015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Luca Masters5,200.002015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Peter O'Brien42.842015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Ivan Rosales200.002015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Alexandra Rastad70.002015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Cole Gleason86.702015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
GiveWell discretionary regranting13,300.002015-01Cash 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: 13.30%.
Vidur Kapur34.182015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Cornelis Haupt167.042015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Richard Clarke170.902015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Michelle Taylor985.932015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Oliver Base105.172015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Matthew Dahlhausen5,140.002015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Jason Harner1,000.002015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Enrico Calvanese197.192015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Lovkush Agarwal1,840.412015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Sophia Cyna79.712015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Aahan Rashid238.632015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Jay Feldman200.002015Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Google.org2,000,000.002015Cash transfershttps://www.google.org/our-work/economic-opportunity/-- Grant to expand cash transfer program in Rwanda. Affected countries: Rwanda.
Elizabeth Van Nostrand4,547.002014-12-29--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: 10.00%.
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: 45.00%.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities5,000,000.002014-12-01Cash 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 regranting60,000.002014-08Cash 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: 60.00%.
Peter Hurford46.002014-06-17Cash transfershttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
GiveWell discretionary regranting110,000.002014-05Cash 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: 55.00%.
Google.org2,000,000.002014Cash 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 charities7,000,000.002014-01Cash 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.
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%.
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%.
Ben Kuhn120.002013-07-06--https://www.benkuhn.net/ea/--
Haseeb Qureshi25,000.002013Cash transfershttps://eahub.org/user/haseeb-qureshi-- Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities500,000.002012-12-28Cash 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 Naik500.002012-12-24Cash transfershttps://vipulnaik.com/donation-history/GiveWell
Peter Hurford20.002012-12-18Cash transfershttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Google.org2,400,000.002012-12Cash 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 charities100,000.002012-05Cash 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.