Helen Keller International donations received

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Basic donee information

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Facebook page HelenKellerInternational
Websitehttp://www.hki.org
Twitter usernameHelenKellerIntl
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Keller_International
Instagram usernamehelenkellerintl

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 25 244,529 937,187 5,000 15,000 25,000 27,500 27,500 244,529 325,085 452,335 583,980 4,759,842 7,200,000
Global health 2 5,000 3,602,500 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 7,200,000 7,200,000 7,200,000 7,200,000 7,200,000
10 25,000 25,750 15,000 15,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 27,500 27,500 27,500 50,000
Women's equality organisations and institutions 2 120,440 279,736 120,440 120,440 120,440 120,440 120,440 120,440 439,031 439,031 439,031 439,031 439,031
Nutrition 7 505,639 1,660,668 244,529 244,529 325,085 439,031 439,031 505,639 583,980 583,980 4,759,842 4,766,571 4,766,571
Other 1 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000
Agriculture 2 452,335 1,366,519 452,335 452,335 452,335 452,335 452,335 452,335 2,280,702 2,280,702 2,280,702 2,280,702 2,280,702
Health 1 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Helen Keller International

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2012 2008 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 14,922,186.01 0.00 505,639.00 948,949.01 6,095,240.00 7,372,358.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donee) 7,200,000.00 7,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Michael and Susan Dell Foundation (filter this donee) 1,050,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
F.M. Kirby Foundation (filter this donee) 257,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 27,500.00 27,500.00 27,500.00 25,000.00 25,000.00 25,000.00 50,000.00 20,000.00 15,000.00 15,000.00
Total 23,429,686.01 7,200,000.00 505,639.00 948,949.01 6,095,240.00 7,372,358.00 27,500.00 777,500.00 327,500.00 25,000.00 25,000.00 25,000.00 50,000.00 20,000.00 15,000.00 15,000.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (6 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
GiveWell Top Charities Explained: Helen Keller International2019-01-07Ozy Brennan Helen Keller International Evaluator review of doneeGlobal health/nutrition/Vitamin A supplementationLinkposted in the Effective Altruism Forum at https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/eWhWTyasEeMPMtrid/givewell-top-charities-explained-helen-keller-international The blog post gives an overview of GiveWell top charity Helen Kellr International, mostly drawing upon research collated by GiveWell around the general benefits of Vitamin A supplementation. In particular, the results of the Cochrane Collaboration and DEVTA, and the discrepancy between them, is discussed. It concludes with reasons to donate to Helen Keller International: "(a) You want to save the lives of children under 6. (b) You want to donate to something that definitely won’t cause significant harm, even if it might not have an effect. (c) You’re optimistic about GiveWell’s further investigations finding that Helen Keller International is as effective as we thought, not less effective. (d) You think Helen Keller International’s technical assistance is more likely to be effective than GiveWell thinks it is. (e) You’re not too concerned about low rates of vitamin A deficiency or about the uncertainties associated with child mortality rates.
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
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
Two New Charity Partners For 20182018-01-03Rossa O'Keeffe-O'Donovan One for the World D-Rev Helen Keller International Evaluator consolidated recommendation listGlobal health and developmentOne for the World announces two new charities in the portfolio: D-Rev and Helen Keller International (the latter for its Vitamin A supplementation program). This is due to an addition of these two charities to the portfolio of The Life You Can Save. One for the World relies on the research of GiveWell and ImpactMatters to determine which charities become top picks
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

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (25 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 25)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities7,200,000.0012018-01Global health/nutrition/Vitamin A supplementationhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/helen-keller-international-vitamin-a-supplementationGiveWell Grant includes a $2.5 million minimum for being a top charity, and $4.7 million to meet funding gaps over three years in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Guinea—countries that have missed recent vitamin A campaigns due to lack of funding. 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. Affected countries: Burkina Faso|Mali.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation505,639.0072017-09-15Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct and communicate research related to promotion of foods that are consumed by children under age two with the goal of helping policymakers craft and enforce policies to safeguard infant and child health; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation583,980.0062016-11-16Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assess food fortification vehicles and technologies in Senegal in order to determine appropriate strategies for addressing micronutrient nutrition in Senegal and West Africa, including through the use of bouillon cubes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Senegal.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation244,529.23132016-01-05Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. General Operating Support for Country Offices, Phase 2. Investment start date: 1/5/2016 to end date: 4/30/2018. Grantee name: Helen Keller International, Inc.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation120,439.77142016-01-05Women's equality organisations and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. General Operating Support for Country Offices, Phase 2. Investment start date: 1/5/2016 to end date: 4/30/2018. Grantee name: Helen Keller International, Inc.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation452,335.3182015-12-22Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test an integrated and innovative women-centered homestead food production model as a means to improve food security, nutrition and women’s empowerment in Cambodia for future scale up; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Cambodia.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation439,031.3492015-12-22Women's equality organisations and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test an integrated and innovative women-centered homestead food production model as a means to improve food security, nutrition and women’s empowerment in Cambodia for future scale up; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Cambodia.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation439,031.3492015-12-22Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test an integrated and innovative women-centered homestead food production model as a means to improve food security, nutrition and women’s empowerment in Cambodia for future scale up; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Cambodia.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation4,759,842.0032015-10-21Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct and communicate research related to promotion of foods that are consumed by children under age two with the goal of helping policymakers craft and enforce policies to safeguard infant and child health; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation5,000.00252015-03-11Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide general operating support. 2015 Spirit of Helen Keller Gala. Investment start date: 3/11/2015 to end date: 3/27/2015. Grantee name: Helen Keller International, Inc.; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation2,280,702.0042012-10-26Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assess whether the consumption of beta-carotene-enhanced rice can contribute to the control of vitamin A deficiency in poor, rural populations; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the)|Bangladesh.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation4,766,571.0022012-10-11Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build empirical evidence around promotion of fortified complementary foods, home fortification products and encourage use to inform national, regional and global decision making to scale up nutrition interventions of infants and young children; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation325,085.00112012-10-11Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to Provide General Operating Support for HKI. General Operating Support for Country Offices. Investment start date: 10/11/2012 to end date: 7/31/2016. Grantee name: Helen Keller International, Inc.; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
F.M. Kirby Foundation27,500.00162008--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
Michael and Susan Dell Foundation750,000.0052006-12Healthhttps://web.archive.org/web/20080224064534/http://www.msdf.org:80/priorities/MasterList.aspx-- To enable a private sector led partnership to fortify cooking oil used in Burkina Faso in West Africa to combat Vitamin A deficiency, with the potential to avert 20,000 child deaths per year.
F.M. Kirby Foundation27,500.00162006--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
Michael and Susan Dell Foundation300,000.00122005-04Otherhttps://web.archive.org/web/20080224064534/http://www.msdf.org:80/priorities/MasterList.aspx-- To support distribution of micronutrients such as Vitamin A, iron, and zinc to approx. 250,000 children in Tsunami-affected regions in Indonesia to reduce mortality due to diseases such as malaria and diarrhea.
F.M. Kirby Foundation27,500.00162005--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
F.M. Kirby Foundation25,000.00192004--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
F.M. Kirby Foundation25,000.00192003--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
F.M. Kirby Foundation25,000.00192002--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
F.M. Kirby Foundation50,000.00152001--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
F.M. Kirby Foundation20,000.00222000--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
F.M. Kirby Foundation15,000.00231999--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
F.M. Kirby Foundation15,000.00231998--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--