Living Goods donations received

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Basic donee information

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Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ship_of_Girls

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 8 250,000 1,160,109 100,000 100,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 499,847 500,000 2,650,000 4,781,021 4,781,021
5 250,000 700,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 2,650,000 2,650,000
Global health 2 499,847 2,640,434 499,847 499,847 499,847 499,847 499,847 499,847 4,781,021 4,781,021 4,781,021 4,781,021 4,781,021
FIXME 1 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Living Goods

Donor Total 2018 2017 2015 2014 2007
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 5,280,868.00 0.00 5,280,868.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Mulago Foundation (filter this donee) 2,650,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,650,000.00
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donee) 850,000.00 100,000.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 0.00
Barr Foundation (filter this donee) 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 9,280,868.00 100,000.00 5,530,868.00 750,000.00 250,000.00 2,650,000.00

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

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

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (8 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 8)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities100,000.0082018-01--http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/iodine-global-network-general-support-december-2017GiveWell Grant is the $100,000 for being a standout charity. Grant announced on 2017-11-27 at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/ along with GiveWell top and standout charities list.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation499,847.0042017-10-04Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to surface learnings and create a model mechanism to facilitate government's contracting of community health provision to non-state actors; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Uganda.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation4,781,021.0012017-09-21Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to fund the creation of a new Community Health Innovation Network to research, test, and prove the viability of emerging diagnostic and health technologies that extend beyond the lab setting to reach global clients at the community level; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities250,000.0052017-01--http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/living-goods-general-support2GiveWell Grant for general support to a 2016 GiveWell standout charity. Grant announced on 2016-11-28 at https://blog.givewell.org/2016/11/28/updated-top-charities-giving-season-2016/#Sec3a along with GiveWell top and standout charities list.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities250,000.0052015-12--http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/living-goods-general-support1GiveWell Grant to standout charity announced on 2015-11-20 at https://blog.givewell.org/2015/11/18/our-updated-top-charities-for-giving-season-2015/#Sec4a along with grants to other GiveWell top and standout charities.
Barr Foundation500,000.0032015-03-02FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To provide operating support and help Living Goods scale its work in Uganda.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities250,000.0052014-12-01--http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/living-goods-general-supportGiveWell Grant to standout charity announced at https://blog.givewell.org/2014/12/01/our-updated-top-charities/ based on GiveWell charity recommendations in the same post; see also https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/November-2014 and the review https://www.givewell.org/charities/living-goods.
Mulago Foundation2,650,000.0022007--https://mulagofoundation.org/Portfolio/living-goods-- Donation date is not a single date but rather when funding began. Rainer fellow in . Mulago’s reasons for investing: “We have solutions -- like malaria medication -- that save lives, but these products do little good if they don't reach the people who need them most. Living Goods solves this challenge with an Avon Lady-like network of dynamic women who sell high-impact health products and deliver health education door-to-door in their communities. The result has been a 25% decrease in child mortality in the communities where Living Goods works.”.