Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund donations made

This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of December 2019. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United Kingdom
Affiliated organizations (current or former; restricted to potential donees or others relevant to donation decisions)Centre for Effective Altruism
Websitehttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/global-development
Donations URLhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/
Regularity with which donor updates donations datairregular
Regularity with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)irregular
Lag with which donor updates donations datamonths
Lag with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)days
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)

Brief history: This is one of four Effective Altruism Funds that are a program of the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA). The creation of the funds was inspired by the success of the EA Giving Group donor-advised fund run by Nick Beckstead, and also by the donor lottery run in December 2016 by Paul Christiano and Carl Shulman (see https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/WvPEitTCM8ueYPeeH/donor-lotteries-demonstration-and-faq for more). EA Funds were introduced on 2017-02-09 in the post https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/a8eng4PbME85vdoep/introducing-the-ea-funds and launched on 2017-02-28 in the post http://effective-ahttps://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/iYoSAXhodpxJFwdQz/ea-funds-beta-launch The first round of allocations was announced on 2017-04-20 at https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/MsaS8JKrR8nnxyPkK/update-on-effective-altruism-funds The funds allocation information appears to have next been updated in November 2017; see https://www.facebook.com/groups/effective.altruists/permalink/1606722932717391/ for more

Brief notes on broad donor philosophy and major focus areas: Since its inception, the fund has had Elie Hassenfeld of GiveWell as its fund manager. The fund has made grants in global health and development to GiveWell-aligned organizations. It has mostly been used to make grants under GiveWell Incubation Grants as well as provide further funding to GiveWell top and standout charities

Notes on grant decision logistics: Money from the fund is supposed to be granted about thrice a year, with the target months being December, March and July. Actual grant months may differ from the target months. The amount of money granted with each decision cycle depends on the amount of money available in the Fund as well as on the available donation opportunities

Notes on grant publication logistics: Grant details are published on the EA Funds website, and linked to from the Fund page. Grants are usually of two types: (1) Grants that are also GiveWell Incubation Grants, so they will be cross-posted to the GiveWell Incubation Grants page on GiveWell's site (but are listed only with donor Effective Altruism Funds on the donations list website), (2) Grants that are decided along with and similarly to GiveWell discretionary regranting

Notes on grant financing: Money in the Global Health and Development Fund only includes funds explicitly donated for that Fund. In each grant round, the amount of money that can be allocated is limited by the balance available in the fund at that time

This entity is also a donee.

Donor donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 6 331,126 791,021 60,000 60,000 150,000 150,000 331,126 331,126 1,000,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,705,000 1,705,000
Global health 4 331,126 899,032 60,000 60,000 60,000 331,126 331,126 331,126 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,705,000 1,705,000 1,705,000
Seasonal intracountry migration 1 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000
Global health and development 1 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000

Donation amounts by cause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given cause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

Note: Cause area classification used here may not match that used by donor for all cases.

Cause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2019 2018 2017
Global health (filter this donor) 4 4 3,596,126.00 1,765,000.00 1,500,000.00 331,126.00
Global health and development (filter this donor) 1 1 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00
Seasonal intracountry migration (filter this donor) 1 1 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00
Total 6 6 4,746,126.00 2,765,000.00 1,500,000.00 481,126.00

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Donation amounts by subcause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given subcause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Subcause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2019 2018 2017
Global health/malaria 2 2 2,036,126.00 1,705,000.00 0.00 331,126.00
Global health/deworming 1 1 1,500,000.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00
Global health and development 1 1 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00
Seasonal intracountry migration 1 1 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00
Global health 1 1 60,000.00 60,000.00 0.00 0.00
Classified total 6 6 4,746,126.00 2,765,000.00 1,500,000.00 481,126.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 6 6 4,746,126.00 2,765,000.00 1,500,000.00 481,126.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2019 2018 2017
Malaria Consortium (filter this donor) Global health/malaria FB Tw WP Site GW 1,705,000.00 1,705,000.00 0.00 0.00
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (filter this donor) Global health/deworming Tw WP Site GW 1,500,000.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00
Innovation in Government Initiative (filter this donor) 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00
Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donor) Global health/malaria FB Tw WP Site GW CN GS TW 331,126.00 0.00 0.00 331,126.00
No Lean Season (filter this donor) 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00
Instiglio (filter this donor) 60,000.00 60,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- 4,746,126.00 2,765,000.00 1,500,000.00 481,126.00

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Donation amounts by influencer and year

If you hover over a cell for a given influencer and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Influencer Number of donations Number of donees Total 2019 2018 2017
Elie Hassenfeld 3 3 1,981,126.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 481,126.00
GiveWell|Elie Hassenfeld|Natalie Crispin|Andrew Martin|Isabel Arjmand 1 1 1,705,000.00 1,705,000.00 0.00 0.00
James Snowden 1 1 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00
GiveWell|Elie Hassenfeld|James Snowden 1 1 60,000.00 60,000.00 0.00 0.00
Classified total 6 6 4,746,126.00 2,765,000.00 1,500,000.00 481,126.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 6 6 4,746,126.00 2,765,000.00 1,500,000.00 481,126.00

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Donation amounts by disclosures and year

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Donation amounts by country and year

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For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Country Number of donations Number of donees Total 2019 2017
Burkina Faso|Nigeria|Chad 1 1 1,705,000.00 1,705,000.00 0.00
Bangladesh 1 1 150,000.00 0.00 150,000.00
Classified total 2 2 1,855,000.00 1,705,000.00 150,000.00
Unclassified total 4 4 2,891,126.00 1,060,000.00 331,126.00
Total 6 6 4,746,126.00 2,765,000.00 481,126.00

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Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (13 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
80,000 Hours Annual Review – December 20182019-05-07Benjamin Todd 80,000 HoursOpen Philanthropy Project Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Effective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund 80,0000 Hours Donee periodic updateEffective altruism/movement growth/career counselingThis blog post is the annual self-review by 80,000 Hours, originally written in December 2018. Publication was deferred because 80,000 Hours was waiting to hear back on the status of some large grants (in particular, one from the Open Philanthropy Project), but most of the content is still from the December 2018 draft. The post goes into detail about 80,000 Hours' progress in 2018, impact and plan changes, and future expansion plans. Funding gaps are discussed (the funding gap for 2019 is $400,000, and further money will be saved for 2020 and 2021). Grants from the Open Philanthropy Project, BERI, and the Effective Altruism Funds (EA Meta Fund) are mentioned
My 2018 donations2019-01-20Ben Kuhn Ben Kuhn Effective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Ben Kuhn donor-advised fund GiveWell GiveWell top charities Ben Kuhn donor-advised fund Effective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Periodic donation list documentationGlobal health and developmentKuhn describes his decision to allocate his donation amount ($70,000, calculated as 50% of his income for the year) between GiveWell, GiveWell top charities, and his own donor-advised fund managed by Fidelity. Kuhn also discusses how he has been out of the loop of the latest developments in effective altruism, which is part of the reason his grants for this year are so boring. However, he is happy with recent management changes and increased grantmaking activity from the Effective Altruism Funds, and they are currently his default choice of where to allocate money from his donor-advised fund in 2019, if he does not find a better donation target. Kuhn also discusses some logistical aspects of his donation, such as: need to make some of his 2018 donations in 2019 and use of the donor-advised fund to channel his donation to GiveWell
Announcing new EA Funds management teams2018-10-27Marek Duda Effective Altruism ForumEffective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Broad donor strategyAnimal welfare|Global health|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismThe post announces the transition of the Effective Altruism Funds manaagement to teams, with a chair, team members, and advisors. The EA Community Fund is renamed the EA Meta Fund, and has chair Luke Ding and team Denise Melchin, Matt Wage, Alex Foster, and Tara MacAulay, with advisor Nick Beckstead. The long-term future fund has chair Matt Fallshaw, and team Helen Toner, Oliver Habryka, Matt Wage, and Alex Zhu, with advisors Nick Beckstead and Jonas Vollmer. The animal welfare fund has chair Lewis Bollard (same as before) and team Jamie Spurgeon, Natalie Cargill, and Toni Adleberg. The global development fund continues to be solely managed by Elie Hassenfeld. The granting schedule will be thrice a year: November, February, and June for all funds except the Global Development Fund, which will be in December, March, and July.
EA Funds - An update from CEA2018-08-07Marek Duda Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Broad donor strategyAnimal welfare|Global health|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismMarek Duda gives an update on work on the EA Funds donation platform, the departure of Nick Beckstead from managing the EA Community and Long-Term Future Funds, and the experimental creation of "Junior" Funds
Update on Partnerships with External Donors2018-05-16Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectOpen Philanthropy Project Future Justice Fund Accountable Justice Action Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Accountable Justice Action Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Miscellaneous commentaryCriminal justice reform,Animal welfareThe Open Philanthropy Project describes how it works with donors other than Good Ventures (the foundation under Dustin Moskovitz and Cari Tuna that accounts for almost all Open Phil grantmaking). The blog post reiterates that the long-term goal is to inform many different funders, but that is not a short-term priority because the Open Philanthropy Project is not moving enough money to even achieve the total spend that Good Ventures is willing to go up to. The post mentions that Chloe Cockburn, the program officer for criminal justice reform, is working with other funders in criminal justice reform, and they have created a separate vehicle, the Accountable Justice Action Fund, to pool resources. Also, Mike and Kaitlyn Krieger, who previously worked with the Open Philanthropy Project, now have their own criminal justice-focused Future Justice Fund, and are getting help from Cockburn to allocate money from the fund. For causes outside of criminal justice reform, the role of Effective Altruism Funds (whose grantmaking is managed by Open Philanthropy Project staff members) is mentioned. Also, Lewis Bollard is said to have moved ~10% as much money through advice to other donors as he has moved through the Open Philanthropy Project
How to improve EA Funds2018-04-04Henry Stanley Effective Altruism ForumEffective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Evaluator review of doneeAnimal welfare|Global health|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismHenry Stanley echoes thoughts expressed in his previous post http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1k9/ea_funds_hands_out_money_very_infrequently_should/ and argues for regular disbursement, holding funds in interest-bearing assets, and more clarity about fund manager bandwidth. Comments also discuss Effective Altruism Grants
Where, why and how I donated in 20172018-02-01Ben Kuhn Ben Kuhn Open Philanthropy Project Effective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Effective Altruism Grants GiveWell GiveWell top charities EA Giving Group Effective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Periodic donation list documentationGlobal health and developmentKuhn describes his decision to allocate his donation amount ($60,000, calculated as 50% of his income for the year) between GiveWell, GiveWell top charities, and his own donor-advised fund managed by Fidelity. Kuhn also discusses the Open Philanthropy Project, EA Funds, and EA Grants, and the EA Giving Group he donated to the previous year
EA Funds hands out money very infrequently - should we be worried?2018-01-31Henry Stanley Effective Altruism ForumEffective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Miscellaneous commentaryAnimal welfare|Global health|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismHenry Stanley expresses concern that the Effective Altruism Funds hands out money very infrequently. Commenters include Peter Hurford (who suggests a percentage-based approach), Elie Hassenfeld, the manager of the global health and development fund, and Evan Gaensbauer, a person well-connected in effective altruist social circles
What is the status of EA funds? They seem pretty dormant2017-12-10Ben West Effective Altruism Facebook groupEffective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Miscellaneous commentaryAnimal welfare|Global health|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismBen West, wondering whether to donate to the Effective Altruism Funds for his end-of-year donation, wonders whether the Funds are dormant, since no donations from the fund have been announced since April. In the comments, Marek Duda of the Centre for Effective Altruism reports that the Funds pages have been updated to include some recent donations, and West updates his post to note that
Discussion: Adding New Funds to EA Funds2017-06-01Kerry Vaughan Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Broad donor strategyAnimal welfare|Global health|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismKerry Vaughan of Effective Altruism Funds discusses the alternatives being considered regarding expanding the number of funds, and asks readers for opinions
Update on Effective Altruism Funds2017-04-20Kerry Vaughan Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Periodic donation list documentationAnimal welfare|Global health|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismKerry Vaughan provides a progress report on the beta launch of EA Funds, and says it will go on beyond beta. The post includes information on reception of EA Funds so far, money donated to the funds, and fund allocations for the money donated so far
EA Funds Beta Launch2017-02-28Tara MacAulay Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund LaunchAnimal welfare|Global health|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismTara MacAulay of the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA), the parent of Effective Altruism Funds, describes the beta launch of the project. CEA will revisit within three months to decide whether to make the EA Funds permanent
Introducing the EA Funds2017-02-09William MacAskill Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund LaunchAnimal welfare|Global health|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismWilliam MacAskill of the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) proposes EA Funds, inspired by the Shulman/Christiano donor lottery from 2016-12, while also incorporating elements of the EA Giving Group run by Nick Beckstead

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

DoneeAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 6)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Instiglio60,000.0062019-04-29Global healthhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/global-development/payouts/1qrRBknrSXGe4825arATUbGiveWell Elie Hassenfeld James Snowden Donation process: GiveWell found an interesting donation opportunity with Instiglio that fit into GiveWell Incubation Grants and would normally be funded by Good Ventures. Since this is a more high-risk high-reward grant than typical for GiveWell Incubation Grants, they decided to use funds from the Global Health and Development Fund rather than request money from Good Ventures

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: The grant is intended to cover a portion of the design costs for the initial technical specification of a new Health Outcomes Fund, intended to be between $50 million and $100 million, focused on primary health care. Partners working with Instiglio and likely contirbutors to the fund include GiveWell, UBS Optimus, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The fund should allow funders in global health and development to fund programs based on results, while reducing the transaction costs of a typical results-based contract. Design decisions include metric pricing, the selection of implementers and payment metrics, and verification and evaluation methodologies.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: GiveWell has four reason to recommend donating to the fund: (1) GiveWell can help push the fund to adopt its values of cost-effectiveness and transparency. (2) Participating in the fund may lead GiveWell to work with and influence international aid agencies toward GiveWell's approach. (3) GiveWell may also learn and update its approach from working with the other agencies. (4) The result-based financing method being tried by this fund may be worthwhile. Reservations include (a) Skepticism of some arguments for results-based financing. (b) Uncertainty about whether GiveWell will contribute to the fund after initial scoping. (c) Lower cost-effectiveness than the top GiveWell-recommended charities. The reason for funding through EA Funds rather than Good Ventures is the greater risk and reward, making it more suited for the fund

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): Likely a sufficient amount for this initial phase of scoping. No explicit amount-related discussions are included
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Likely determined by the stage of the fund

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: GiveWell writes: "We are uncertain whether we will contribute funding to the Outcomes Fund once the scope is finalized. We would guess that there is sufficient alignment between partners to co-design a fund which meets our minimum criteria for cost-effectiveness, but we are uncertain whether this is the case."

Other notes: The grant is also listed under GiveWell Incubation Grants and has a page there: https://www.givewell.org/research/incubation-grants/april-2019-instiglio.
Malaria Consortium1,705,000.0012019-03-12Global health/malariahttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/global-development/payouts/659BJJ1NQSu4xWdZvjE1bBGiveWell Elie Hassenfeld Natalie Crispin Andrew Martin Isabel Arjmand Donation process: GiveWell looked at the funding gap and value of marginal funds for each of its top charities. Two charities that competed closely for the discretionary regrant were Malaria Consortium and Against Malaria Foundation. The blog post https://blog.givewell.org/2019/03/29/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2018/ has a lengthy section "Comparing Malaria Consortium and AMF" that applies the six principles in https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/#Principles to compare the two options, ultimately deciding on allocating 100% to Malaria Consortium. The funds held by the Effective Altruism Global Health and Development Fund were also granted to Malaria Consortium. There was discussion of holding funds for work investigating opportunities in public health regulation https://blog.givewell.org/2019/02/07/how-givewells-research-is-evolving/ but ultimately, the grant investigators decided to grant all the money to Malaria Consortium

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Malaria Consortium expects to use the funding (earmarked for seasonal malaria chemoprevention) on these projects, in decreasing order of priority: (1) Contribute to filling a potential funding gap in Burkina Faso, (2) Scale up further in Nigeria and Chad in 2020, (3) Fund the continuation of programs into 2021.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: Malaria Consortium is operating in a domain, seasonal malaria chemprevention, that GiveWell considers highly cost-effective, and is estimated at delivering 8.3x as much value per unit money as cash transfers. Reasons for selecting Malaria Consortium over the Against Malaria Foundation include: stronger organizational management at Malaria Consortium, and more cooperation from Malaria Consortium in helping with GiveWell's evaluation process

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount of $1.705 million is based on the funds available in the Effective Altruism Global Health and Development Fund. This money is on top of the $8.4 million being directly regranted by GiveWell
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This discretionary regrant is done every quarter, for the completed quarter. This particular grant is for Q4 2018 (September to December) and would therefore be expected to be in Q1 2019. Also, grants from the EA Global Health and Development Fund are supposed to be made in March, which probably explains the timing

Other notes: The reasoning for the allocation is described in detail in the blog post https://blog.givewell.org/2019/03/29/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2018/ (published 2019-03-29). Affected countries: Burkina Faso|Nigeria|Chad.
Innovation in Government Initiative1,000,000.0032019-01-29Global health and developmenthttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/global-development/payouts/39NNV4WFeKGsbrbHMZboHNJames Snowden Grant recommended by GiveWell Incubation Grants in December 2018 https://www.givewell.org/research/incubation-grants/innovation-in-government-initiative/december-2018-grant It is not listed under GiveWell Incubation Grants on the Donations List Website because the grant is not financed by the typical funding source of GiveWell Incubation Grants (namely, Good Ventures). Rather, it was financed by the Effective Altruism Funds. The grant is of a more exploratory nature than GiveWell Incubation Grants generally are. Grantee was (from 2015 to December 2018) known as the Government Partnership Initiative (GPI). Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative1,500,000.0022018-04-30Global health/deworminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/global-development/payouts/6os9pZr9kcMaCgmMiUwMcUElie Hassenfeld Grant made for the same reasons as the GiveWell discretionary regrant https://blog.givewell.org/2018/04/06/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2017/ made concurrently. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
No Lean Season150,000.0052017-10-17Seasonal intracountry migrationhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/global-development/payouts/3xW9fK4U7YqMsKaQgGG8SoElie Hassenfeld Elie Hassenfeld recommended No Lean Season on 2017-09-27 after receiving a phone call from Karen Levy saying that No Lean Season had failed to raise funds to meet the unexpectedly high demand for money from borrowers. Hassenfeld recommended the grant amount because Levy told him that would enable the program to continue operating uninterrupted. This was before No Lean Season became a GiveWell top charity. Affected countries: Bangladesh; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Against Malaria Foundation331,126.0042017-06-27Global health/malariahttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/global-development/payouts/5usCuBFHQk2UcQ0WYOIUEkElie Hassenfeld Grant discussed at http://effective-altruism.com/ea/19d/update_on_effective_altruism_funds/ along with reasoning, though the amount at the time was not the full amount (just $311,562). Grant to AMF because Hassenfeld believes it is the highest expected value opportunity in the domain. Also, all funding opportunities in GiveWell Incubation Grants have been fully met to his satisfaction, so no need to use this fund for that money. Hassenfeld is allocating the money immediately as he does not expect the situation to change over the next six months. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.

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