Malaria Consortium donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page MalariaConsortium
Websitehttp://www.malariaconsortium.org/
Donate pagehttp://www.malariaconsortium.org/support/donate.htm
Transparency and financials pagehttp://www.malariaconsortium.org/pages/international-aid-transparency-initiative.htm
Twitter usernameFightingMalaria
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaria_Consortium
GiveWell reviewhttps://www.givewell.org/charities/malaria-consortium
Instagram usernamemalaria_consortium

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 21 160,959 2,387,489 0 -97,293 400 9,697 100,000 160,959 298,366 1,100,000 3,273,903 5,000,000 27,900,000
Global health 21 160,959 2,387,489 0 -97,293 400 9,697 100,000 160,959 298,366 1,100,000 3,273,903 5,000,000 27,900,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Malaria Consortium

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2010 2009
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donee) 32,900,000.00 0.00 32,900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 16,126,146.99 0.00 298,366.00 0.00 512,955.00 342,184.99 3,373,903.00 1,498,738.00 100,000.00 10,000,000.00
GiveWell discretionary regranting (filter this donee) 1,100,000.00 1,100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise (filter this donee) 9,717.00 9,717.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jason Harner (filter this donee) 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 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 0.00 0.00
Catherine Hollander (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Chelsea Tabart (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 50,137,263.99 1,109,717.00 33,198,366.00 1,400.00 512,955.00 342,184.99 3,373,903.00 1,498,738.00 100,000.00 10,000,000.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (10 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
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
Givewell Top Charities Explained: Malaria Consortium2019-01-04Ozy Brennan Malaria Consortium Evaluator review of doneeGlobal health/malariaLinkposted in the Effective Altruism Forum at https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/yjyWjguauwD7oRARz/givewell-top-charities-explained-malaria-consortium The blog post gives an overview of GiveWell top charity Malaria Consortium, mostly drawing upon research collated by GiveWell (including research done by others, such as the Cochrane Collaboration). The post notes the low cost-per-life-saved-equivalent estimate of $2,292, better than that for Against Malaria Foundation, and discusses concerns about drug resistance. It ends with the following reasons people might be interested in donating to the Malaria Consortium: "(a) You care a lot about saving the lives of children under six. (b) You want to donate to a program that definitely works and is cost-effective, even if it might have other negative impacts. (c) You’re optimistic about making significant progress in eradicating malaria in the next few decades, or about malaria not developing drug resistance."
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
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
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
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
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

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (21 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 21)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise9,697.00152018-11-27Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donationsGiveWell Donation via Facebook Fundraisers. Of this amount, $7,497 was matched by Facebook as part of its Giving Tuesday match. See the post https://www.jefftk.com/p/facebook-donation-match for more context.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise20.00182018-11-26Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donationsGiveWell Donation via Facebook Fundraisers.
GiveWell discretionary regranting1,100,000.0072018-11Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmakingGiveWell See https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-updated-top-charities-for-giving-season-2018/ for more detail. Grant uses money donated between July and September 2018 (i.e., Q3 2018) of $1.1 million. The entire amount was donated to Malaria Consortium because that was identified by GiveWell at the time as the charity with the most pressing funding gap to fill. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities27,900,000.0012017-12Global health/malariahttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/malaria-consortium-seasonal-malaria-chemoprevention-december-2017GiveWell Grant specific to the seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) program. It comprises a $2.5 million minimum for being a top charity, and a $25.4 million grant to cover part of the funding gap for SMC in Burkina Faso, Nigeria, and Chad over the next three years. 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|Nigeria|Chad.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation298,366.0092017-04-28Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to engage communities in Mozambique to participate in mass drug administration programs for neglected tropical diseases by building trust between them and the health system and addressing misconceptions during organized meetings; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities5,000,000.0032017-02Global health/malariahttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/malaria-consortium-seasonal-malaria-chemopreventionGiveWell Grant specific to the Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) program, a 2016 GiveWell top charity program. 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 charities list -- this was the first inclusion of a Malaria Consortium program as a top or standout charity and the first grant from Good Ventures.
Catherine Hollander----2016-12-09Global health/malariahttps://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2016/-- This part of the donation (25% to Malaria Consortium) deviates from the recommended allocation by GiveWell (which suggested 25% to the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative). The reason for selecting Malaria Consortium is the high value placed by the donor on health outcomes relative to improving income. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 25.00%.
Chelsea Tabart----2016-12-09Global health/malariahttps://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2016/-- Donor, who is a GiveWell employee, finds that her values and assumptions (as entered in the public cost-effectiveness analysis spreadsheet provided by GiveWell) ranks seasonal malaria chemoprevention as the most cost-effective, evidence-backed giving opportunity. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 50.00%.
Steve Merrick400.00172016Global health/malariahttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Jason Harner1,000.00162016Global health/malariahttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation512,955.0082015-10-05Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the use of improved tools for measuring respiratory rate and oxygen saturation among community health workers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|South sudan|Ethiopia|Cambodia.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation160,958.81112014-08-26Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to scale up a sustainable strategy for integrated community case management of sick children in Mozambique and Uganda using highly motivated and well supervised community health workers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Mozambique.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation82,918.18142014-08-26Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to scale up a sustainable strategy for integrated community case management of sick children in Mozambique and Uganda using highly motivated and well supervised community health workers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Mozambique.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation195,601.00102014-07-03Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create evidence to support the maximization of benefit and sustaining of impact of a newly approved malaria control approach, Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC), through the development of a community delivery model; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-97,293.00192014-02-18Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to treat the traditional scarves worn by migrant workers along the Thai-Cambodia border with insecticides to reduce the overall malaria disease burden; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation3,273,903.0052013-11-08Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the use of improved tools for measuring respiratory rate and oxygen saturation among community health workers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|South sudan|Ethiopia|Cambodia.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.00122013-10-15Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to promote community participation in Mass Drug Administration campaigns by educating leaders and health workers about local perceptions of the diseases, and supporting dialogue sessions with the community to identify concerns.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Mozambique.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,498,738.0062012-11-05Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create evidence to support the maximization of benefit and sustaining of impact of a newly approved malaria control approach, Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC), through the development of a community delivery model; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.00122010-04-07Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to treat the traditional scarves worn by migrant workers along the Thai-Cambodia border with insecticides to reduce the overall malaria disease burden; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation6,600,000.0022009-10-09Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to scale up a sustainable strategy for integrated community case management of sick children in Mozambique and Uganda using highly motivated and well supervised community health workers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Mozambique.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation3,400,000.0042009-10-09Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to scale up a sustainable strategy for integrated community case management of sick children in Mozambique and Uganda using highly motivated and well supervised community health workers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Mozambique.