GiveWell Incubation Grants 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 (see his commits) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; please do not share this data without consulting with Vipul Naik. We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of December 2018.

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Affiliated organizations (current or former; restricted to potential donees or others relevant to donation decisions)GiveWell Good Ventures
Websitehttp://www.givewell.org/research/incubation-grants
Donations URLhttp://www.givewell.org/research/incubation-grants

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 2017 2016 2015 2014
Global health (filter this donor) 1 1 6,400,000.00 0.00 6,400,000.00 0.00 0.00
Seasonal intracountry migration (filter this donor) 4 1 2,920,643.00 0.00 2,499,851.00 0.00 420,792.00
Nonprofit ecosystem (filter this donor) 1 1 1,985,000.00 0.00 1,985,000.00 0.00 0.00
Conditional cash transfers (filter this donor) 5 1 1,688,587.00 820,000.00 668,587.00 100,000.00 100,000.00
Road safety (filter this donor) 1 1 900,000.00 900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Unconditional cash transfers (filter this donor) 1 1 350,000.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00
Consulting (filter this donor) 1 1 314,752.00 0.00 314,752.00 0.00 0.00
Global health and development (filter this donor) 3 3 234,382.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 34,382.00
Immunization (filter this donor) 1 1 200,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 18 9 14,993,364.00 1,720,000.00 12,418,190.00 300,000.00 555,174.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2017 2016 2015 2014
Results for Development Institute FB Tw WP Site 6,400,000.00 0.00 6,400,000.00 0.00 0.00
No Lean Season 2,920,643.00 0.00 2,499,851.00 0.00 420,792.00
IDinsight Site 2,334,134.00 0.00 2,299,752.00 0.00 34,382.00
New Incentives 1,688,587.00 820,000.00 668,587.00 100,000.00 100,000.00
Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation Development and Evaluation 900,000.00 900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Innovations for Poverty Action FB Tw WP Site 350,000.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00
Charity Science: Health 200,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00
Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab FB Tw WP Site 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00
Interactive Research and Development 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00
Total -- -- 14,993,364.00 1,720,000.00 12,418,190.00 300,000.00 555,174.00

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (18 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
New Incentives820,000.002017-04Conditional cash transfershttp://www.givewell.org/charities/new-incentives/april-2017-grant-- After an exit grant in 2016-11 for conditional cash transfers for maternal health, the new grant is for a new New Incentives program doing conditional cash transfers to create incentives for immunization. Evaluation would probably be in partnership with IDinsight starting 2017-09. Affected countries: Nigeria; announced: 2017-05-05.
Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation Development and Evaluation900,000.002017-01Road safetyhttp://www.givewell.org/charities/gui2de/january-2017-grant-- Grant for Zusha! Road Safety Campaign in Kenya. Affected countries: Kenya; announced: 2017-06-15.
No Lean Season1,687,500.002016-12Seasonal intracountry migration/potential top charityhttp://www.givewell.org/charities/evidence-action/december-2016-grant-- Grant to Evidence Action follows previous grants to expand seasonal migration program. Now operates in Bangladesh and Indonesia. Affected countries: Bangladesh,Indonesia; announced: 2017-05-11.
Charity Science: Health200,000.002016-11Immunization/potential top charityhttp://www.givewell.org/charities/charity-science/charity-science-health/november-2016-grant-- SMS immunization in India. Budget of 250000 per year, so 80% funding for a year. Affected countries: India.
New Incentives368,587.002016-11Conditional cash transfershttp://www.givewell.org/charities/new-incentives/november-2016-grant-- Exit grant, indicating end of relationship (and to give recipient time to transition gracefully). No longer a top charity contender. See http://www.givewell.org/charities/new-incentives/all-content for all GiveWell content on the organization.
IDinsight314,752.002016-10Consultinghttp://www.givewell.org/charities/IDinsight/october-2016-grant-- Grant for embedded GiveWell team. See http://www.givewell.org/charities/idinsight/all-content for all GiveWell content on the organization.
IDinsight1,985,000.002016-06Nonprofit ecosystemhttp://www.givewell.org/charities/IDinsight/june-2016-grant-- General support grant, to scale its model of supporting and evaluating development interventions. See http://www.givewell.org/charities/idinsight/all-content for all GiveWell content on the organization.
Innovations for Poverty Action350,000.002016-05Unconditional cash transfers/mindsethttp://www.givewell.org/international/charities/ipa/may-2016-grant-- Grant supports research by Richard Sedlmayr and colleagues in collaboration with GiveDirectly to test mindset engagement in the context of unconditional cash transfers.
Results for Development Institute6,400,000.002016-05Global health/pneumoniahttp://www.givewell.org/charities/results-for-development/may-2016-grant-- Grant for the Market Dynamics practice area’s pneumonia treatment program in Tanzania. The organization aims to use these funds to increase use of amoxicillin, the WHO-recommended first-line treatment for childhood pneumonia. Affected countries: Tanzania.
No Lean Season812,351.002016-03Seasonal intracountry migration/Potential top charityhttp://www.givewell.org/charities/evidence-action/march-2016-grant-- Grant to fully cover projected No Lean Season costs for 2016. Hope that it would become a GiveWell top charity in the long term. See http://www.givewell.org/charities/evidence-action/no-lean-season/all-content for all GiveWell content on the organization. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
New Incentives300,000.002016-03Conditional cash transfershttp://www.givewell.org/charities/new-incentives/march-2016-grant-- General support grant to New Incentives (that had received a grant previously, NULL, NULL, NULL), in the hope of creating a future top charity. See http://www.givewell.org/charities/new-incentives/all-content for all GiveWell content on the organization.
Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab100,000.002015-09Global health and development/immunization and cash incentiveshttp://www.givewell.org/JPAL-IRD-grant-- Grant for research on whether non-cash incentives increase child immunization rates. Affected countries: India,Pakistan.
Interactive Research and Development100,000.002015-09Global health and development/immunization and cash incentiveshttp://www.givewell.org/JPAL-IRD-grant-- Grant for research on whether non-cash incentives increase child immunization rates. Affected countries: India,Pakistan.
New Incentives100,000.002015-03Conditional cash transfers/Potential top charityhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/new-incentives-general-support-- Grant for general support, with a view to helping scale up a potential top charity. Follows up a grant of the same amount in 2014-01. See http://www.givewell.org/charities/new-incentives/all-content for all GiveWell content on the organization.
IDinsight34,382.002014-09Global health and development/scale-uphttp://www.givewell.org/charities/IDinsight/september-2014-grant-- Help with scaling up a high-potential development intervention in India. Affected countries: India.
No Lean Season250,000.002014-03Seasonal intracountry migration/potential top charityhttp://www.givewell.org/evidence-action/march-2014-grant-- Grant made to Evidence Action (which manages the program, and separately runs the Deworm the World Initiative) to support preliminary work and additional research on the No Lean Season program in Bangladesh. See http://www.givewell.org/charities/evidence-action/no-lean-season/all-content for all GiveWell content on the organization. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
No Lean Season170,792.002014-03Seasonal intracountry migrationhttp://www.givewell.org/evidence-action/march-2014-grant-- Second grant made to Evidence Action (which manages the program, and separately runs the Deworm the World Initiative) to support preliminary work and additional research on the No Lean Season program in Bangladesh.. See http://www.givewell.org/charities/evidence-action/no-lean-season/all-content for all GiveWell content on the organization. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
New Incentives100,000.002014-01Conditional cash transfers/Potential top charityhttp://www.givewell.org/charities/new-incentives/january-2014-grant-- First of the incubation grants, made to encourage the creation of new GiveWell top charities. See http://www.givewell.org/charities/new-incentives/all-content for all GiveWell content on the organization.

Similarity to other donors

The following table uses the Jaccard index and cosine similarity to compare the similarity of donors. We are showing the top 4 donors by the Jaccard index because we show up to 30 donors and show only donors with at least one donee in common.

Donor Number of distinct donees Number of donees in common (intersection) Union size Jaccard similarity Cosine similarity Weighted cosine similarity
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise 14 1 22 0.0455 0.0891 0
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 18 1 26 0.0385 0.0786 0
Google.org 160 1 168 0.0060 0.0264 0.0007
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 2111 4 2116 0.0019 0.029 0.0058