Médecins Sans Frontières donations received

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Basic donee information

Facebook page msf.english
Twitter usernameMSF
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A9decins_Sans_Fronti%C3%A8res

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 2 95,706 1,297,853 95,706 95,706 95,706 95,706 95,706 95,706 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000
1 95,706 95,706 95,706 95,706 95,706 95,706 95,706 95,706 95,706 95,706 95,706 95,706 95,706
Global health 1 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Médecins Sans Frontières

Donor Total 2014 1998
Google.org (filter this donee) 2,500,000.00 2,500,000.00 0.00
W. K. Kellogg Foundation (filter this donee) 95,706.00 0.00 95,706.00
Total 2,595,706.00 2,500,000.00 95,706.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (1 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Staff members’ personal donations for giving season 20192019-12-10Catherine Hollander GiveWellElie Hassenfeld Natalie Crispin Josh Rosenberg Catherine Hollander Andrew Martin Isabel Arjmand Nicole Zok Dan Brown Olivia Larsen Steph Stojanovic James Snowden Michael Eddy Kimberly Huynh Teryn Mattox Jim Bobowski GiveWell top charities Malaria Consortium GiveDirectly StrongMinds Cool Earth Clean Air Task Force ProPublica Sogorea Te Land Trust Stonewall (UK) Afrinspire Against Malaria Foundation One for the World Centre for Pesticide Suicide Prevention Young1ove Namati Astraea Foundation UHAI-EASHRI The Other Foundation Colombia Diversa The Trevor Project Médecins Sans Frontières Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Periodic donation list documentationContinuing an annual tradition started in 2013, GiveWell staff members describe where they are donating. Some of the main themes: staff members deciding whether to donate directly to specific GiveWell top charities or donate to GiveWell for regranting to top charities. While most people choose the latter, a few choose the former for reasons including tax advantages, opinion of other family members, and slightly different moral weights than those used by GiveWell. Donors also talk about setting aside small portions of their giving for other kinds of causes, including animal welfare, AI safety, climate change, mental health, social justice, and local philanthropy. Amounts donated are not included, per a decision by GiveWell

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (2 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 2)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Google.org2,500,000.0012014Global health/crisis response/Ebolahttps://www.google.org/our-work/crisis-response/msf-ebola/-- Supported through funding from Google.org, MSF mobilized thousands of staff to support immediate relief efforts, trained nearly 600 first responders and thousands of West African health staff in patient care, safety precautions, and safe burials. At the height of the outbreak, MSF operated 650 beds in isolation and had 4,475 staff on the ground providing care to 10,200+ people. Upon seeing how difficult it was to track patients’ medical information during the Ebola outbreak, Google engineers also contributed to the development of products that could help doctors better manage and organize patient records while working in the field. The first of these efforts was dubbed Project Buendia - an open source medical system app with a simple UI that could be navigated by doctors in full protective gear to eliminate the need for paper records. Later, Google engineers also developed a prototype for a waterproof, sterilizable tablet that was covered in polycarbonate and can be dipped in chlorine disinfectant.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation95,706.0021998-07-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1998/07/health-svcs-for-poor-in-rio-de-janeiro-0062644-- Purpose: Provide health services to poor people in Rio de Janeiro through the implementation of a network among Civil Society Organizations and health professionals interested in developing voluntary work; Grant period: 1998-07-01 to 2000-09-30. Affected countries: Brazil.