GiveWell 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 December 2019. 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.

Table of contents

Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country United States
Facebook page GiveWell.org
Websitehttps://www.givewell.org
Donate pagehttps://secure.givewell.org/support-givewell
Transparency and financials pagehttps://www.givewell.org/about/official-records
Donation case pagehttps://blog.givewell.org/2015/12/25/december-2015-update-on-givewells-funding-needs/
Twitter usernamegivewell
Effective Altruism Hubgivewell
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GiveWell
Timelines wiki pagehttps://timelines.issarice.com/wiki/Timeline_of_GiveWell
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=GiveWell
Key peopleHolden Karnofsky|Elie Hassenfeld
Launch date2007

This entity has also influenced donations by others.

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 82 1,000 96,908 0 38 100 159 500 1,000 3,000 7,887 50,000 240,000 1,994,850
Charity evaluator 26 100 546 0 0 20 40 100 100 150 400 500 2,000 6,000
Charity evaluation 30 1,000 2,818 20 50 131 200 500 1,000 1,200 3,986 5,800 7,887 11,250
8 1,400 4,100 100 100 900 1,400 1,400 1,400 3,000 6,000 10,000 10,000 10,000
Meta-philanthropy 13 500,000 542,683 20,000 50,000 50,000 56,250 500,000 500,000 500,000 675,000 751,179 1,186,840 1,994,850
Effective altruism 5 200,000 152,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 100,000 100,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee GiveWell

Donor Total 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Good Ventures/GiveWell support (filter this donee) 7,054,883.00 0.00 751,179.00 530,764.00 2,494,850.00 1,743,090.00 740,000.00 745,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 760,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 100,000.00 60,000.00
Ben Kuhn (filter this donee) 28,800.00 1,400.00 0.00 1,400.00 0.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 6,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Andrew Kokemoor (filter this donee) 21,250.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 11,250.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Christopher Smowton (filter this donee) 15,774.94 0.00 0.00 0.00 7,887.47 7,887.47 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Justin Telles (filter this donee) 12,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 7,000.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
adam baker (filter this donee) 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Elizabeth Van Nostrand (filter this donee) 9,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6,000.00 3,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Aaron Gertler (filter this donee) 7,070.00 0.00 2,000.00 750.00 1,650.00 1,635.00 1,035.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
David Barry (filter this donee) 6,775.61 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,789.96 3,985.65 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Matt Caulfield (filter this donee) 5,800.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,800.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Dan Munro (filter this donee) 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,000.00 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ozy Brennan (filter this donee) 2,032.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,032.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jason Harner (filter this donee) 1,600.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000.00 600.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Greg Fitzgerald (filter this donee) 1,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Kyle Lackinger (filter this donee) 1,200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nicholas Link (filter this donee) 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Luca Masters (filter this donee) 523.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 523.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Alexandre Zani (filter this donee) 500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nora Koci (filter this donee) 400.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200.00 200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
JP Addison (filter this donee) 360.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 360.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
James Harris (filter this donee) 318.13 0.00 0.00 0.00 318.13 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Rafe Saltman (filter this donee) 238.62 0.00 0.00 0.00 79.54 159.08 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Oliver Base (filter this donee) 131.46 0.00 0.00 0.00 131.46 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise (filter this donee) 100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Edward Martin (filter this donee) 65.73 0.00 0.00 0.00 65.73 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Cullen O'Keefe (filter this donee) 50.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Max Broad (filter this donee) 30.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 30.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Christopher O'Bleness (filter this donee) 20.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20.00 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 0.00 0.00
Ajeya Cotra (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 7,946,422.49 1,400.00 753,179.00 532,914.00 2,547,437.29 1,796,357.20 1,154,135.00 751,000.00 200,000.00 150,000.00 60,000.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (49 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
My 2018 donations2019-01-20Ben Kuhn Ben Kuhn Effective Altruism Funds Ben Kuhn donor-advised fund GiveWell GiveWell top charities Ben Kuhn donor-advised fund Effective Altruism Funds Periodic donation list documentationGlobal health and developmentKuhn describes his decision to allocate his donation amount ($70,000, calculated as 50% of his income for the year) between GiveWell, GiveWell top charities, and his own donor-advised fund managed by Fidelity. Kuhn also discusses how he has been out of the loop of the latest developments in effective altruism, which is part of the reason his grants for this year are so boring. However, he is happy with recent management changes and increased grantmaking activity from the Effective Altruism Funds, and they are currently his default choice of where to allocate money from his donor-advised fund in 2019, if he does not find a better donation target. Kuhn also discusses some logistical aspects of his donation, such as: need to make some of his 2018 donations in 2019 and use of the donor-advised fund to channel his donation to GiveWell
EA Giving Tuesday Donation Matching Initiative 2018 Retrospective2019-01-06Avi 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 developmentAnimal 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 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
My 2018 donations2018-11-23Vipul Naik Effective Altruism ForumVipul Naik GiveWell top charities Machine Intelligence Research Institute Donor lottery Periodic donation list documentationGlobal health and development|AI safetyThe blog post describes an allocation of $2,000 to GiveWell for regranting to top charities, and $500 each to MIRI and the $500,000 donor lottery. The latter two donations are influenced by Issa Rice, who describes his reasoning at https://issarice.com/donation-history#section-3 Vipul Naik's post explains the reason for donating now rather than earlier or later, the reason for donating this amount, and the selection of recipients. The post is also cross-posted at https://vipulnaik.com/blog/my-2018-donations/ and https://github.com/vipulnaik/working-drafts/blob/master/eaf/my-2018-donations.md
Update on No Lean Season’s top charity status2018-11-19Catherine Hollander GiveWellGood Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities No Lean Season Evaluator update on doneeSeasonal intracountry migrationGiveWell announces the removal of No Lean Season from its list of top charities, in advance of the annual top charity list refresh. The primary reason is that the results of the 2017 RCT suggest that the program did not successfully induce migration. No Lean Season has over two years of funding remaining, which would allow them to use the information to tweak the program further, allowing for re-evaluation by GiveWell in 2019. Evidence Action has a related blog post at https://www.evidenceaction.org/blog-full/why-test-at-scale-no-lean-season
Publishing more frequent updates to our cost-effectiveness model2018-10-02Catherine Hollander GiveWell Evaluator quantification approachThe document describes changes GiveWell has made to allow for more frequent updates to its cost-effectiveness model. It describes how, starting May 2017, GiveWell started with versioned releases of its cost-effectiveness models, publishing five versions in 2017. In 2017, each release was accompanied by PDF release notes. Starting 2018, GiveWell shifted to having a changelog, available at https://www.givewell.org/how-we-work/our-criteria/cost-effectiveness/cost-effectiveness-models/changelog In addition, by having a dedicated staff member (Christian Smith) to manage cost-effectiveness models, GiveWell could manage much more frequent updates to the model
Where, why and how I donated in 20172018-02-01Ben Kuhn Ben Kuhn Open Philanthropy Project Effective Altruism Funds Effective Altruism Grants GiveWell GiveWell top charities EA Giving Group Effective Altruism Funds Periodic donation list documentationGlobal health and developmentKuhn describes his decision to allocate his donation amount ($60,000, calculated as 50% of his income for the year) between GiveWell, GiveWell top charities, and his own donor-advised fund managed by Fidelity. Kuhn also discusses the Open Philanthropy Project, EA Funds, and EA Grants, and the EA Giving Group he donated to the previous year
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
2017 Cost-effectiveness analysis — Version 52017-11-27GiveWell Evaluator quantification approachVersion 5 of cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) spreadsheet that underlies top charity recmomendations. This version is published at the same time as the 2017 top charity recommendations https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/ and is the model used to inform those recommendations. The PDF of release notes is https://www.givewell.org/files/DWDA%202009/Interventions/CEA_release_notes_2017_V5.pdf See https://www.givewell.org/how-we-work/our-criteria/cost-effectiveness/cost-effectiveness-models for the full list of cost-effectiveness models
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
2017 Cost-effectiveness analysis — Version 42017-11-08GiveWell Evaluator quantification approachVersion 4 of cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) spreadsheet that underlies top charity recommendations. Announced on mailing list at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/newly-published-givewell-materials/9e-6UgIc2wA and PDF of release notes is at http://files.givewell.org/files/DWDA%202009/Interventions/2017_GiveWell_cost-effectiveness_analysis_Version_4_Release_notes.pdf See https://www.givewell.org/how-we-work/our-criteria/cost-effectiveness/cost-effectiveness-models for the full list of cost-effectiveness models
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
2017 Cost-effectiveness analysis - Version 32017-10-27GiveWell Evaluator quantification approachVersion 3 of cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) spreadsheet that underlies top charity recommendations. Announced on mailing list at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/newly-published-givewell-materials/PwjTUQHFT-A (2017-10-27) and with release notes http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Ffiles.givewell.org%2Ffiles%2FDWDA%25202009%2FInterventions%2F2017_GiveWell_cost-effectiveness_analysis_Version_3_Release_notes.pdf&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNGPmpBl6YHDdmGCVFh8G_58-VXqhA and PDF of release notes is at http://files.givewell.org/files/DWDA%202009/Interventions/2017_GiveWell_cost-effectiveness_analysis_Version_3_Release_notes.pdf&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNGPmpBl6YHDdmGCVFh8G_58-VXqhA See https://www.givewell.org/how-we-work/our-criteria/cost-effectiveness/cost-effectiveness-models for the full list of cost-effectiveness models
Fear and Loathing at Effective Altruism Global 20172017-08-16Scott Alexander Slate Star CodexOpen Philanthropy Project GiveWell Centre for Effective Altruism Center for Effective Global Action Raising for Effective Giving 80,000 Hours Wild-Animal Suffering Research Qualia Research Institute Foundational Research Institute Miscellaneous commentaryScott Alexander describes his experience at Effective ALtruism Global 2017. He describes how the effective altruism movement has both the formal-looking, "suits" people who are in charge of large amounts of money, and the "weirdos" who are toying around with ideas that seem strange and are not mainstream even within effective altruism. However, he feels that rather than being two separate groups, the two groups blend into and overlap with each other. He sees this as a sign that the effective altruism movement is composed of genuinely good people who are looking to make a difference, and explains why he thinks they are succeeding
2017 Cost-effectiveness analysis - Version 22017-08-16GiveWell Evaluator quantification approachVersion 2 of cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) spreadshett for 2017. See http://givewell.org/files/DWDA%202009/Interventions/2017_GiveWell_cost-effectiveness_analysis_Version_2_Release_notes.pdf for the release notes. See https://www.givewell.org/how-we-work/our-criteria/cost-effectiveness/cost-effectiveness-models for the full list of cost-effectiveness models
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
2017 Cost-effectiveness analysis - Version 12017-05-20GiveWell Evaluator quantification approachVersion 1 of cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) spreadsheet for 2017. This is the first CEA to be explicitly given a named version as well as release notes. See http://files.givewell.org/files/DWDA%202009/Interventions/2017_GiveWell_cost-effectiveness_analysis_Version_1_Release_notes.pdf for the release notes. See https://www.givewell.org/how-we-work/our-criteria/cost-effectiveness/cost-effectiveness-models for the full list of cost-effectiveness models
Update on our views on cataract surgery2017-05-11Catherine Hollander GiveWell Review of current state of cause areaGlobal health/cataracy surgeryThe document discusses uncertainty around funding cataract surgery, specifically around whether it is talent-constrained or funding-constrained, and other questions around marginal impact and quantification
Charity evaluators: a first model and open questions2017-04-25Dominik Peters Tom Sittler Oxford Prioritisation ProjectOxford Prioritisation Project GiveWell Animal Charity Evaluators Review of current state of cause areaCharity evaluatorThe abstract says: "We describe a simple simulation model for the recommendations of a charity evaluator like GiveWell or ACE. The model captures some real-world phenomena, such as initial overconfidence in impact estimates. We are unsure how to choose the parameters of the underlying distributions, and are happy to receive feedback on this." See http://effective-altruism.com/ea/19g/charity_evaluators_first_model_and_open_questions/ for a cross-post with comments
Allocation of discretionary funds and new recommendation for donors2017-04-03Natalie Crispin GiveWellGiveWell discretionary regranting GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Deworm the World Initiative Periodic donation list documentationGlobal healthGiveWell announces that it will allocate $4.9 million dollars of discretionary funds as follows: $4.4 million to the Against Malaria Foundation, and $0.5 million to the Deworm the World Initiative. Further, it updates its recommendation to donors, saying they should give all money at the margin to the Against Malaria Foundation. This updates the November 2016 recommendation to give to AMF and the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative in a 3:1 ratio
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
Discretionary grant making and implications for donor agency2016-12-19Andrew Martin GiveWellGiveWell discretionary regranting Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Broad donor strategyExplains the difference between giving GiveWell money to grant at its own discretion and donating to current GiveWell top and standout charities
AMF and Population Ethics2016-12-12Ajeya Cotra GiveWell Against Malaria Foundation Reasoning supplementGlobal health/malariaAjeya Cotra of GiveWell responds to a blog post https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/4WWXNKWHXQNFk3afc/are-you-sure-you-want-to-donate-to-the-against-malaria by Michael Plant arguing that, under various possible population ethics stances, the Against Malaria Foundation is not the best use of donations. Cotra's post first summarizes Plant's argument, then explains why in GiveWell's views, its recommendation of AMF is compatible with most population ethics stances
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
Are You Sure You Want To Donate To The Against Malaria Foundation?2016-12-05Michael Plant Effective Altruism Forum GiveWell Against Malaria Foundation Evaluator review of doneeGlobal health/malariaMichael Plant considers four different population ethics stances and argues that, under each of them, Against Malaria Foundation is unlikely to be the best place to donate. The post is cross-posted to his blog at http://www.plantinghappiness.co.uk/are-you-sure-you-want-to-donate-to-the-against-malaria-foundation/ and earns a response from GiveWell at https://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/12/amf-population-ethics/
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
What we’ve learned about SCI this year2016-06-20Andrew Martin GiveWell Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Evaluator update on doneeGlobal health/dewormingDiscovery of some financial errors, but affirmed continued top charity status for now
GiveWell money moved in 2015: a review of my forecast and some future predictions2016-05-15Vipul 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 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 implications2015-12-19Vipul 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
Peter McCluskey's favorite charities2015-12-06Peter McCluskey Peter McCluskey Center for Applied Rationality Future of Humanity Institute AI Impacts GiveWell GiveWell top charities Future of Life Institute Centre for Effective Altruism Brain Preservation Foundation Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies Electronic Frontier Foundation Methuselah Mouse Prize SENS Research Foundation Foresigh Institute Evaluator consolidated recommendation listThe page discusses the favorite charities of Peter McCluskey and his opinion on their current room for more funding in light of their financial situation and expansion plans
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
Staff members’ personal donations – giving season 20142014-12-17Holden Karnofsky GiveWellElie Hassenfeld Holden Karnofsky Natalie Crispin Alexander Berger Eliza Scheffler Timothy Telleen-Lawton Josh Rosenberg Ben Rachbach Jake Marcus Rebecca Raible Milan Griffes Tyler Heishman GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Deworm the World Initiative GiveWell standout charities Periodic donation list documentationGiveWell staff describe their annual donation plans for 2014. 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 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
Evaluating GiveWell as a startup idea based on Paul Graham's philosophy2014-04-12Vipul Naik LessWrong GiveWell Miscellaneous commentaryCharity evaluatorThe blog post looks at the GiveWell founding story and compares it with essays from Paul Graham on the journeys of successful startups
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
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
Deciding between two outstanding charities2011-12-08Holden Karnofsky GiveWell Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Reasoning supplementGlobal health/malaria and dewormingProvided more in-depth coverage of tradeoffs between the two top charities, supplementing the announcement post at https://blog.givewell.org/2011/11/29/top-charities-for-holiday-season-2011-against-malaria-foundation-and-schistosomiasis-control-initiative/
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 (82 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 82)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Ben Kuhn1,400.00382019-01-20--https://www.benkuhn.net/ea/GiveWell See https://www.benkuhn.net/giving-2018 for more context. Although the donation was made in January 2019, it is considered part of the donation for 2018; the reason for making the donation in 2019 was due to fewer liquid finances in December to make the donation. The total donation amount for the year of $70,000 was calculated as 50% of total income for the year. The allocation of $1,400 was calculated as 2% of the total donation amount. Logistics-wise, the donation was made via the donor-advised fund, and along with the donation of $12,600 to GiveWell top charities (i.e., a donation of $14,000 was made to GiveWell with 10% marked as an unrestricted donation to GiveWell). Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 2.00%.
Aaron Gertler2,000.00362018-11-27Charity evaluatorhttps://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- Timed to coincide with matching funds from Facebook's Giving Tuesday event. The match was successful, so Facebook matched the full $2000. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 50.00%.
Good Ventures/GiveWell support751,179.0032018-06Meta-philanthropyhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/givewell-general-support-2018-- Grant for general operating support. Grant page on Good Ventures site not up at the time of insertion, hence linking to Open Philanthropy Project page.
Ben Kuhn1,400.00382017-12-30--https://www.benkuhn.net/ea/GiveWell See https://www.benkuhn.net/giving-2017 for more context. The total donation amount for the year of $60,000 was calculated as 50% of total income for the year. The intended allocation to GiveWell was 2% (which would be $1200), but due to a miscalculation, a little more was allocated. After accounting for the employer match of $10,000 for another donations, the donation amount worked out to 18% of the total donation (including employer match) for the year. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 2.33%.
Alexander Berger----2017-12-18Charity evaluatorhttps://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%.
Aaron Gertler750.00452017-11-28Charity evaluatorhttps://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- 40% of donations made by Facebook on Giving Tuesday to qualify for matching by Facebook and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 42.86%.
Good Ventures/GiveWell support530,764.0052017-10Meta-philanthropyhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-general-support1-- Grant for general operating support. See https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/givewell-general-support-2017 for a cross-posting of the grant.
Ozy Brennan2,032.00352016-12-22Charity evaluatorhttps://thingofthings.wordpress.com/2016/12/22/donations-post-2016/-- I do not currently have any particular expertise in charity evaluation. I don’t predict that I will acquire such expertise in the near future, and I am concerned that if I save my money until I have acquired this expertise then all of the tastiest low-hanging fruit will have been plucked by the time I get around to donating. GiveWell seems to me to be highly competent as an organization and to agree with my values; therefore, I think they are a reasonable proxy for what a hypothetical version of me who knew more would donate to.
Alexander Berger----2016-12-09Charity evaluatorhttps://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2016/GiveWell Same reasons as in 2015: set a norm of donors giving to GiveWell to support their research. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 5.00%.
Aaron Gertler750.00452016-09-10Charity evaluatorhttps://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- Operational funding.
Good Ventures/GiveWell support500,000.0062016-09Meta-philanthropyhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-top-charity-participation-grants-2016-- Grant to support GiveWell in giving $100,000 participation grants to charities for completing the first round of its top charity application process for 2017. Unused funds will be allocated to top charities at the end of 2017. See https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/givewell-top-charity-participation-grants-2016 for a cross-posting of the grant.
Good Ventures/GiveWell support1,994,850.0012016-06Meta-philanthropyhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-general-support-- Grant for general operating support.
Aaron Gertler900.00442016-02-01--https://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- Operational funding. 90% of the donations that day, the other 10% went to CFAR. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 90.00%.
Greg Fitzgerald1,500.00372016Charity evaluation/global health/povertyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Christopher Smowton7,887.47242016Charity evaluation/global health/povertyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Edward Martin65.73692016Charity evaluation/global health/povertyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Dan Munro4,000.00312016Charity evaluation/global health/povertyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
David Barry2,789.96342016Charity evaluation/global health/povertyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Luca Masters523.00482016Charity evaluation/global health/povertyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Nora Koci200.00552016Charity evaluation/global health/povertyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Oliver Base131.46622016Charity evaluation/global health/povertyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Alexandre Zani500.00492016Charity evaluation/global health/povertyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
James Harris318.13542016Charity evaluation/global health/povertyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Jason Harner1,000.00412016Charity evaluation/global health/povertyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
JP Addison360.00532016Charity evaluation/global health/povertyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Andrew Kokemoor11,250.00192016Charity evaluation/global health/povertyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Justin Telles7,000.00262016Charity evaluation/global health/povertyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Christopher O'Bleness20.00762016Charity evaluation/global health/povertyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Kyle Lackinger1,200.00402016Charity evaluation/global health/povertyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Cullen O'Keefe50.00702016Charity evaluation/global health/povertyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
adam baker10,000.00202016Charity evaluation/global health/povertyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Rafe Saltman79.54682016Charity evaluation/global health/povertyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Max Broad30.00752016Charity evaluation/global health/povertyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Elizabeth Van Nostrand6,000.00272015-12-31Charity evaluatorhttps://acesounderglass.com/2015/12/31/2015-donations/-- Needed to use up company matching before quitting and GiveWell is never a bad choice. Employer match: Google matched 6,000.00.
Ben Kuhn10,000.00202015-12-31--https://www.benkuhn.net/ea/GiveWell Employer match: Wave matched 10,000.00.
Alexander Berger----2015-12-09Charity evaluatorhttps://blog.givewell.org/2015/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-for-giving-season-2015/GiveWell Reduced from 10% to 5% from last year. Reasons for donating a bit to GiveWell same as last year: wants to set and follow a norm of donating a bit to GiveWell. Due to increase in money moved (relative to cost of running GiveWell), reducing percentage from 10% to 5%. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 5.00%.
Aaron Gertler495.00512015-10-16Charity evaluatorhttps://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- Monthly donation. 55% of total monthly donation. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 55.00%.
Aaron Gertler500.00492015-09-17Charity evaluatorhttps://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- Monthly donation. Support for GiveWell operations. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Aaron Gertler400.00522015-08-09Charity evaluatorhttps://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- Monthly donation. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Good Ventures/GiveWell support1,186,840.0022015-08Meta-philanthropyhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-general-support-august-2015-- Grant for general operating support.
Aaron Gertler100.00642015-07-25Charity evaluatorhttps://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- Monthly donation. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Aaron Gertler50.00702015-05-23Charity evaluatorhttps://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- Monthly donation. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Aaron Gertler40.00732015-01-31Charity evaluatorhttps://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- In memory of a friend.
Aaron Gertler50.00702015-01-27Charity evaluatorhttps://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- In memory of a friend.
Christopher Smowton7,887.47242015Charity evaluation/global health/povertyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Dan Munro1,000.00412015Charity evaluation/global health/povertyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
David Barry3,985.65322015Charity evaluation/global health/povertyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Nora Koci200.00552015Charity evaluation/global health/povertyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Nicholas Link1,000.00412015Charity evaluation/global health/povertyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Good Ventures/GiveWell support56,250.00152015-01Meta-philanthropyhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-open-philanthropy-project-website-construction-- Grant to support 50% of the costs of redesigning http://www.openphilanthropy.org (the new website).
Good Ventures/GiveWell support500,000.0062015-01Meta-philanthropyhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-top-charity-participation-grants-2015-- Grant to support GiveWell in giving $100,000 participation grants to charities for completing the first round of its top charity application process for 2015. Unused funds will be allocated to top charities at the end of 2015. See https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/givewell-top-charity-participation-grants-2015 for a cross-posting of the grant.
Jason Harner600.00472015Charity evaluation/global health/povertyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Andrew Kokemoor10,000.00202015Charity evaluation/global health/povertyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Justin Telles5,000.00302015Charity evaluation/global health/povertyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Rafe Saltman159.08582015Charity evaluation/global health/povertyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Matt Caulfield5,800.00292015Charity evaluation/global health/povertyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Ben Kuhn10,000.00202014-12-31--https://www.benkuhn.net/ea/--
Elizabeth Van Nostrand3,000.00332014-12-29--https://acesounderglass.com/2014/12/29/how-to-figure-out-how-much-to-donate/--
Alexander Berger----2014-12-17Charity evaluatorhttps://blog.givewell.org/2014/12/17/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2014/GiveWell Does not like dynamic of asking people familiar with GiveWel work to donate entirely to GiveWell instead of top charities, and thinks a 10% to GiveWell rule makes more sense. So, doing that himself. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 10.00%.
Aaron Gertler100.00642014-12-02Charity evaluatorhttps://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- Monthly donation. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Hewlett Foundation200,000.00102014-11-17Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/givewell-for-general-operating-support-3/-- For General Operating Support.
Hewlett Foundation200,000.00102014-11-17Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/givewell-for-general-operating-support-3/-- For General Operating Support.
Aaron Gertler100.00642014-11-02Charity evaluatorhttps://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- Monthly donation. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Aaron Gertler125.00632014-09-30Charity evaluatorhttps://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- Monthly donation. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Aaron Gertler38.00742014-09-07Charity evaluatorhttps://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- Monthly donation. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Aaron Gertler152.00592014-07-23Charity evaluatorhttps://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- Monthly donation. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Aaron Gertler150.00602014-07-03Charity evaluatorhttps://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- Monthly donation. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Aaron Gertler20.00762014-06-05Charity evaluatorhttps://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- Gift for a friend.
Aaron Gertler200.00552014-05-29Charity evaluatorhttps://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- Birthday donation.
Good Ventures/GiveWell support500,000.0062014-05Meta-philanthropyhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-top-charity-participation-grants-- Grant to support GiveWell in giving $100,000 participation grants to charities for completing the first round its top charity application process for 2014. The process has become more intensive in 2014. Unused funds will be allocated to top charities at the end of 2014.
Aaron Gertler150.00602014-03-07Charity evaluatorhttps://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- First donation after becoming an effective altruist.
Good Ventures/GiveWell support240,000.0092014-03Meta-philanthropyhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-general-support-march-2014-- Grant for general operating support.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise100.00642014-02-01--https://www.jefftk.com/donationsGiveWell
Ben Kuhn6,000.00272013-11-22--https://www.benkuhn.net/ea/--
Good Ventures/GiveWell support675,000.0042013-11Meta-philanthropyhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-research-november-2013-- Grant to cover research-related expenses.
Good Ventures/GiveWell support20,000.00182013-06Meta-philanthropyhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-research-june-2013-- Grant to support investigation into the history of philanthropy and investigation of funding opportunities in policy advocacy.
Ajeya Cotra----2013Charity evaluatorhttps://eahub.org/user/ajeya-cotra-- Old entry in EA Hub profile. No amount or other details specified. The donor would later join the Open Philanthropy Project (then still a part of GiveWell) as an employee, but as of the time of this donation was a student.
Good Ventures/GiveWell support50,000.00162013-01Meta-philanthropyhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-general-support-january-2013-- Grant for general operating support, i.e., finding the best giving opportunities and writing up findings.
Hewlett Foundation200,000.00102012-11-12Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/givewell-for-general-operating-support-2/-- For General Operating Support.
Good Ventures/GiveWell support50,000.00162011-12Meta-philanthropyhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-general-support-december-2011-- Grant for general operating support, i.e., finding the best giving opportunities and writing up findings.
Hewlett Foundation100,000.00132011-11-14Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/givewell-for-general-operating-support-1/-- For General Operating Support.
Hewlett Foundation60,000.00142010-11-24Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/givewell-for-general-operating-support-0/-- For General Operating Support.