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|Global health (filter this donor)||4||2||0.00|
|Seasonal intracountry migration (filter this donor)||1||1||0.00|
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|Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donor)||Global health/malaria||FB Tw WP Site GW CN GS TW||0.00|
|Malaria Consortium (filter this donor)||Global health/malaria||FB Tw WP Site GW||0.00|
|No Lean Season (filter this donor)||0.00|
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|Title (URL linked)||Publication date||Author||Publisher||Affected donors||Affected donees||Document scope||Cause area||Notes|
|Staff members’ personal donations for giving season 2019||2019-12-10||Catherine Hollander||GiveWell||Elie 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 documentation||Continuing 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|
|Announcing our 2019 top charities||2019-11-26||Catherine Hollander||GiveWell||GiveWell discretionary regranting Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities||Malaria Consortium Against Malaria Foundation Helen Keller International Deworm the World Initiative Sightsavers END Fund GiveDirectly Schistosomiasis Control Initiative||Evaluator consolidated recommendation list||Global health and development||GiveWell annual top charrities list. As in previous years, GiveWell recomemnds that donors donate to GiveWell to regrant to top charities at its discretion, but also provides its current ranked list of top charities to help donors make an informed decision. Its ranked list (from best to worst) is: Malaria Consortium (seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) program), Against Malaria Foundation, Helen Keller International (vitamin A suppplementation), charities that treat parasitic worm infections (Evidence Action's Deworm the World Initiative, Sightsavers, END Fund), and GiveDirectly. From the perspective of cause areas, the rank is: malaria > vitamin A supplementation > deworming > cash transfers. This is consistent with, and highly influenced by, the cost-effectiveness estimates that GiveWell uses. The post highlights Malaria Consortium as the charity to select for donors who want to give directly to a charity. The post links to a number of more in-depth write-ups explaining the charity ranking, as well as to https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation which describes the recommendation to Open Philanthropy Project (and indirectly, to Good Ventures) on how to allocate funding to the top charities in 2019|
|Evidence Action is shutting down No Lean Season||2019-06-06||Catherine Hollander||GiveWell||No Lean Season||Evaluator update on donee||Seasonal intracountry migration||GiveWell blogs about Evidence Action's announcement that it is shutting down No Lean Season: https://www.evidenceaction.org/blog-full/why-we-are-shutting-down-no-lean-season Like the original Evidence Action blog post, GiveWell cites two main reasons for closing the program: Investigation into allegations against Evidence Action’s implementing partner, and mixed evidence of impact for the program. GiveWell explains why it still has a high opinion of Evidence Action, but notes three questions derived from these developments: (a) selection of implementing partners, (b) process for hiring and evaluating staff, and (c) financial oversight. GiveWell expects to ask Evidence Action to redirect to Deworm the World Initiative the unused funds donated via GiveWell for No Lean Season. Donors who have a different preference for their donated money are asked to contact firstname.lastname@example.org by July 31|
|Staff members’ personal donations for giving season 2018||2018-12-10||Catherine Hollander||GiveWell||Elie 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 documentation||GiveWell 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 2018||2018-11-26||Catherine Hollander||GiveWell||GiveWell 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 list||Global health and development||GiveWell 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/|
|Update on No Lean Season’s top charity status||2018-11-19||Catherine Hollander||GiveWell||Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities||No Lean Season||Evaluator update on donee||Seasonal intracountry migration||GiveWell announces the removal of No Lean Season from its list of top charities, in advance of the annual top charity list refresh. The primary reason is that the results of the 2017 RCT suggest that the program did not successfully induce migration. No Lean Season has over two years of funding remaining, which would allow them to use the information to tweak the program further, allowing for re-evaluation by GiveWell in 2019. Evidence Action has a related blog post at https://www.evidenceaction.org/blog-full/why-test-at-scale-no-lean-season|
|Publishing more frequent updates to our cost-effectiveness model||2018-10-02||Catherine Hollander||GiveWell||Evaluator quantification approach||The document describes changes GiveWell has made to allow for more frequent updates to its cost-effectiveness model. It describes how, starting May 2017, GiveWell started with versioned releases of its cost-effectiveness models, publishing five versions in 2017. In 2017, each release was accompanied by PDF release notes. Starting 2018, GiveWell shifted to having a changelog, available at https://www.givewell.org/how-we-work/our-criteria/cost-effectiveness/cost-effectiveness-models/changelog In addition, by having a dedicated staff member (Christian Smith) to manage cost-effectiveness models, GiveWell could manage much more frequent updates to the model|
|Staff members’ personal donations for giving season 2017||2017-12-11||Josh Rosenberg||GiveWell||Elie Hassenfeld Natalie Crispin Josh Rosenberg Sophie Monahan Catherine Hollander Andrew Martin Chelsea Tabart Christian Smith Isabel Arjmand James Snowden||GiveWell top charities Effective Altruism Funds No Lean Season Against Malaria Foundation GiveDirectly Causa Justa::Just Cause Planned Parenthood ProPublica Earthjustice||Periodic donation list documentation||GiveWell staff describe where they are donating in 2017. Not all employees are present in the document (participation is optional). Amounts donated are not included, per a decision by GiveWell|
|How GiveWell uses cost-effectiveness analyses||2017-06-01||Catherine Hollander||GiveWell||Against Malaria Foundation GiveDirectly GiveWell top charities||Evaluator quantification approach||Provides an in-depth lok at how GiveWell does cost-effectiveness analyses, including a list of the kinds of subjective inputs that go into the modeling. The later blog post https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/07/how-givewell-and-mainstream-policymakers-compare-the-good-achieved-by-different-programs/ summarizing the report https://www.givewell.org/how-we-work/our-criteria/cost-effectiveness/comparing-moral-weights references this|
|Update on our views on cataract surgery||2017-05-11||Catherine Hollander||GiveWell||Review of current state of cause area||Global health/cataracy surgery||The document discusses uncertainty around funding cataract surgery, specifically around whether it is talent-constrained or funding-constrained, and other questions around marginal impact and quantification|
|Staff members’ personal donations for giving season 2016||2016-12-09||Natalie Crispin||GiveWell||Elie 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 documentation||GiveWell 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|
|Staff members’ personal donations for giving season 2015||2015-12-09||Elie Hassenfeld||GiveWell||Elie Hassenfeld Holden Karnofsky Natalie Crispin Alexander Berger Timothy Telleen-Lawton Sean Conley Josh Rosenberg Jake Marcus Rebecca Raible Milan Griffes Helen Toner Sophie Monahan Laura Muñoz Catherine Hollander Andrew Martin Claire Zabel Nicole Ross Lewis Bollard||GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation GiveWell GiveDirectly Wikimedia Foundation Center for Global Development Martha’s Table Country Dance and Song Society Northwest Health Law Advocates Mercy For Animals The Humane League Animal Charity Evaluators Raising for Effective Giving Humane Society of te United States||Periodic donation list documentation||GiveWell and Open Philanthropy Project staff describe their annual donation plans for 2015. 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|
Graph of top 10 donees by amount, showing the timeframe of donations
|Donee||Amount (current USD)||Amount rank (out of 5)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Notes|
|Against Malaria Foundation||--||--||Global health/malaria||https://blog.givewell.org/2017/12/11/staff-members-personal-donations-for-giving-season-2017/#Catherine||--||Donation (90% to AMF) is based on trust in the GiveWell process and its recommendation of the AMF gap as the most important one to fill. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.|
|No Lean Season||--||--||Seasonal intracountry migration||https://blog.givewell.org/2017/12/11/staff-members-personal-donations-for-giving-season-2017/#Catherine||--||Like Sophie Monahan, the donor plans to support No Lean Season with 10% of her total giving to increase the visibility of the new top charity, and based on being impressed with its work. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.|
|Against Malaria Foundation||--||--||Global health/malaria||https://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2016/||--||This part of the donation was based on the recommended allocation by GiveWell (75% to AMF). Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.|
|Malaria Consortium||--||--||Global health/malaria||https://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: 100.00%.|
|Against Malaria Foundation||--||--||Global health/malaria||https://blog.givewell.org/2015/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-for-giving-season-2015/||--||This is the first giving season for the donor since she started working at GiveWell. She is convinced by the GiveWell charity evaluation process, and is therefore donating 95% based on the GiveWell recommendation. The remaining 5% will be donated to a charity working in the animal welfare/factory farming area, though the details are not yet decided. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.|
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