Sightsavers donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page sightsaversUK
Websitehttp://www.sightsavers.org/
Twitter usernameSightsavers
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sightsavers
Instagram usernamesightsavers

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Sightsavers

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2014
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 12,642,127.50 0.00 2,748,448.00 4,906,514.00 4,987,165.50
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donee) 5,450,000.00 2,500,000.00 2,950,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 18,092,127.50 2,500,000.00 5,698,448.00 4,906,514.00 4,987,165.50

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (5 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
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
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

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

DonorAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities2,500,000.002018-01Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/sightsavers-deworming-programs-january-2018GiveWell Grant restricted to the deworming program. It is the $2.5 million minimum for being a top 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 Foundation2,148,448.002017-11-13Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop the technical and operational bases for conducting onchocerciasis elimination mapping in low transmission settings in Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation600,000.002017-11-06Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the World Health Organization’s 2020 Roadmap on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and the London Declaration on NTDs, with coordination, communication, reporting, advocacy, and logistical support to key stakeholder groups who are committed to ; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities2,950,000.002017-01Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/sightsavers-dewormingGiveWell Grant for deworming 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 and standout charities list.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation4,906,514.002016-10-21Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop advocacy capacity and resource mobilization efforts toward achieving the London Declaration goals for Neglected Tropical Diseases and the WHO 2020 Roadmap; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation4,987,165.502014-11-06Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the World Health Organization’s 2020 Roadmap on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and the London Declaration on NTDs, with coordination, communication, reporting, advocacy, and logistical support to key stakeholder groups who are committed to ; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.