GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund donations made

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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
Best overview URLhttps://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/19/discretionary-grant-making-and-implications-for-donor-agency/
Websitehttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund
Donations URLhttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund
Page on philosophy informing donationshttps://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/19/discretionary-grant-making-and-implications-for-donor-agency/
Regularity with which donor updates donations datacontinuous updates
Regularity with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)continuous updates
Lag with which donor updates donations datamonths
Lag with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)months
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)

Brief history: GiveWell's Maximum Impact Fund began as a "discretionary regranting" option where donors could give money to GiveWell to allocate to its top charities. This differed from simply giving to GiveWell top charities using the recommended allocation, because GiveWell would determine the best use of marginal funds at the time of each regrant decision. GiveWell began highlighting discretionary regranting with https://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/19/discretionary-grant-making-and-implications-for-donor-agency/ in late 2016, and announced some major discretionary regrants in 2017. Starting with the 2017 giving season, GiveWell's recommendation to donors has been to give it the money for discretionary regranting. Per https://www.givewell.org/sources/blog-post/q1-q2-2020-discretionary-funding-allocation discretionary regranting was renamed to "Maximum Impact Fund" in the first half of 2020.

Brief notes on broad donor philosophy and major focus areas: The fund makes grants to GiveWell top charities, that are within the broad domain of global health and development. Top areas in recent years have included malaria, deworming, vitamin A supplementation, cash transfers, and seasonal intracountry migration.

Notes on grant decision logistics: For each discretionary regrant, which may be done about once a quarter, GiveWell looks at the most pressing of the needs of its top charities, and regrants funds based on those. Grant decisions have to be approved by the board. The grants using funds obtained by the end of a quarter are usually made within the next quarter.

Notes on grant publication logistics: Shortly after making the grant for a quarter, GiveWell publishes a blog post announcing and explaining the grant(s), and also updates https://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund to include the grant and link to the blog post. In addition to public announcement, individual donors are also notified where "their" money ended up getting allocated.

Notes on grant financing: Money for the grants mostly comes from funds that are either donated directly to the Maximum Impact Fund (by earmarking the donation to GiveWell as being for top charities) or, in some cases, from unrestricted donations to GiveWell that are in excess of what GiveWell needs for operations. In some cases, grants made via donors explicitly for specific charities but done through the fund may also be included. As a general rule, all available money in the Maximum Impact Fund at the end of a quarter is granted out by the end of the next quarter, so no reserve or buffer is built up in the Maximum Impact Fund. In the case of regrant to the Against Malaria Foundation, the original donors show up in the Against Malaria Foundation donor list.

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 48 800,000 2,431,458 6,700 20,000 80,000 200,000 500,000 800,000 1,230,000 2,072,000 2,600,000 8,400,000 25,900,000
Global health 43 1,000,000 2,700,026 6,700 20,000 133,000 300,000 700,000 1,000,000 1,500,000 2,250,000 2,870,000 8,400,000 25,900,000
Cash transfers 5 110,000 121,780 13,300 13,300 13,300 60,000 60,000 110,000 110,000 133,000 133,000 292,600 292,600

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 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Global health (filter this donor) 43 6 116,101,100.00 39,400,000.00 28,900,000.00 18,000,000.00 13,760,000.00 8,050,000.00 4,400,000.00 3,461,100.00 130,000.00
Cash transfers (filter this donor) 5 1 608,900.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 438,900.00 170,000.00
Total 48 7 116,710,000.00 39,400,000.00 28,900,000.00 18,000,000.00 13,760,000.00 8,050,000.00 4,400,000.00 3,900,000.00 300,000.00

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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 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Global health/malaria 23 3 87,431,100.00 25,900,000.00 27,400,000.00 15,400,000.00 6,930,000.00 4,600,000.00 4,400,000.00 2,801,100.00 0.00
Global health/nutrition/vitamin A supplementation 5 3 17,600,000.00 13,500,000.00 1,500,000.00 2,600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global health/deworming 15 2 11,070,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6,830,000.00 3,450,000.00 0.00 660,000.00 130,000.00
Cash transfers 5 1 608,900.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 438,900.00 170,000.00
Classified total 48 7 116,710,000.00 39,400,000.00 28,900,000.00 18,000,000.00 13,760,000.00 8,050,000.00 4,400,000.00 3,900,000.00 300,000.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 48 7 116,710,000.00 39,400,000.00 28,900,000.00 18,000,000.00 13,760,000.00 8,050,000.00 4,400,000.00 3,900,000.00 300,000.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donor) Global health/malaria FB Tw WP Site GW CN GS TW 62,343,100.00 26,900,000.00 11,700,000.00 7,000,000.00 4,942,000.00 4,600,000.00 4,400,000.00 2,801,100.00 0.00
Malaria Consortium (filter this donor) Global health/malaria FB Tw WP Site GW 25,200,000.00 0.00 15,700,000.00 8,400,000.00 1,100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Helen Keller International (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 15,100,000.00 11,000,000.00 1,500,000.00 2,600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (filter this donor) Global health/deworming Tw WP Site GW 8,256,900.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 7,718,000.00 0.00 0.00 438,900.00 100,000.00
Deworm the World Initiative (filter this donor) Global health/deworming Tw WP Site GW 3,701,100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,450,000.00 0.00 221,100.00 30,000.00
Sightsavers (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,500,000.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
GiveDirectly (filter this donor) Cash transfers FB Tw WP Site GW 608,900.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 438,900.00 170,000.00
Total -- -- 116,710,000.00 39,400,000.00 28,900,000.00 18,000,000.00 13,760,000.00 8,050,000.00 4,400,000.00 3,900,000.00 300,000.00

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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 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
GiveWell 48 7 116,710,000.00 39,400,000.00 28,900,000.00 18,000,000.00 13,760,000.00 8,050,000.00 4,400,000.00 3,900,000.00 300,000.00
Classified total 48 7 116,710,000.00 39,400,000.00 28,900,000.00 18,000,000.00 13,760,000.00 8,050,000.00 4,400,000.00 3,900,000.00 300,000.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 48 7 116,710,000.00 39,400,000.00 28,900,000.00 18,000,000.00 13,760,000.00 8,050,000.00 4,400,000.00 3,900,000.00 300,000.00

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Donation amounts by disclosures and year

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Donation amounts by country and year

If you hover over a cell for a given country 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.

Country Number of donations Number of donees Total 2021 2020 2019 2017
Nigeria|Democratic Republic of the Congo 1 1 25,900,000.00 25,900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Democratic Republic of the Congo|Guinea 1 1 11,700,000.00 0.00 11,700,000.00 0.00 0.00
Cameroon|Nigeria 1 1 11,000,000.00 11,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Burkina Faso|Nigeria|Chad 1 1 8,400,000.00 0.00 0.00 8,400,000.00 0.00
Democratic Republic of the Congo 2 1 7,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 7,000,000.00 0.00
Chad 2 2 2,500,000.00 2,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Côte d’Ivoire 1 1 1,500,000.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00
India|Kenya 1 1 700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00
Classified total 10 5 68,700,000.00 39,400,000.00 13,200,000.00 15,400,000.00 700,000.00
Unclassified total 38 6 48,010,000.00 0.00 15,700,000.00 2,600,000.00 7,350,000.00
Total 48 7 116,710,000.00 39,400,000.00 28,900,000.00 18,000,000.00 8,050,000.00

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

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Announcing our 2019 top charities2019-11-26Catherine Hollander GiveWellGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund 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 listGlobal health and developmentGiveWell 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
Response to concerns about GiveWell’s spillovers analysis2018-12-06Josh Rosenberg GiveWellGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities GiveDirectly Reasoning supplementCash transfersThe blog post explains in more detail how GiveWell came to its conclusions in its recent analysis of spillover effects from GiveDirectly's cash transfer program. In particular, it responds to a series of tweets from economist Berk Özler expressing concern over GiveWell for (1) using an unpublished paper as a key study, (2) placing little weight on some papers in its analysis of spillover effects, (3) focusing solely on consumption. While replying to the concerns, the GiveWell blog post also explains some of the broader principles used by GiveWell to determine when to use private information, and what evidence to review and what outcomes to consider
Our updated top charities for giving season 20182018-11-26Catherine Hollander GiveWellGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund 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 Maximum Impact Fund 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 top charities for giving season 20172017-11-27Natalie Crispin GiveWellGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund 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
Allocation of discretionary funds and new recommendation for donors2017-04-03Natalie Crispin GiveWellGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Deworm the World Initiative Periodic donation list documentationGlobal healthGiveWell announces that it will allocate $4.9 million dollars of discretionary funds as follows: $4.4 million to the Against Malaria Foundation, and $0.5 million to the Deworm the World Initiative. Further, it updates its recommendation to donors, saying they should give all money at the margin to the Against Malaria Foundation. This updates the November 2016 recommendation to give to AMF and the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative in a 3:1 ratio
Discretionary grant making and implications for donor agency2016-12-19Andrew Martin GiveWellGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Broad donor strategyExplains the difference between giving GiveWell money to grant at its own discretion and donating to current GiveWell top and standout charities

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (48 donations)

Graph of top 10 donees by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

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DoneeAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 48)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Helen Keller International11,000,000.0042021-06Global health/nutrition/vitamin A supplementationhttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Donation process: https://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund/allocation-q1-2021#How_did_we_arrive_at_our_allocation explains the seven principles followed in deciding the allocation: "Principle 1: Put significant weight on our cost-effectiveness estimates. Principle 2: Consider additional information that we have not explicitly modeled about an organization. Principle 3: Consider additional information that we have not explicitly modeled about a funding gap. Principle 4: Assess charities' funding gaps at the margin, i.e., how they would spend additional funding, where possible. Principle 5: Default to not imposing restrictions on charities' spending. Principle 6: Default to funding on a three-year horizon, modifying to preserve our options for the future where doing so is low-cost. Principle 7: Ensure charities are incentivized to engage with our process." There are more details in the document.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: The grant page says: "$3.5 million will fund VAS campaigns in Cameroon in the second half of 2021 through the first half of 2024. $7.5 million will fund VAS campaigns in Nigeria in the second half of 2021 through the end of 2024."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page https://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund/allocation-q1-2021#Helen_Keller_International has "Case for the grant" sections for both the Nigeria and Cameroon grants. Estimates for cost-effectiveness were 24x cash for Nigeria (with an uncertainty and a lower estimate of 8x cash) and 28x for Cameroon. There are more details on te grant page.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount matches the intended use of funds: "$3.5 million will fund VAS campaigns in Cameroon in the second half of 2021 through the first half of 2024. $7.5 million will fund VAS campaigns in Nigeria in the second half of 2021 through the end of 2024." It does not use up the entirety of available funds for granting; an additional $2.5 million is granted to other grantees.
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 81.48%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This discretionary regrant is done for each quarter, usually within 2 to 3 months of the end of the quarter. This particular grant is for Q1 2021 (January to March) and would therefore be expected to be in Q2 2021, which it is.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 42

Other notes: Affected countries: Cameroon|Nigeria; announced: 2021-08-31.
Sightsavers1,500,000.00172021-06Global health/nutrition/vitamin A supplementationhttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Donation process: https://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund/allocation-q1-2021#How_did_we_arrive_at_our_allocation explains the seven principles followed in deciding the allocation: "Principle 1: Put significant weight on our cost-effectiveness estimates. Principle 2: Consider additional information that we have not explicitly modeled about an organization. Principle 3: Consider additional information that we have not explicitly modeled about a funding gap. Principle 4: Assess charities' funding gaps at the margin, i.e., how they would spend additional funding, where possible. Principle 5: Default to not imposing restrictions on charities' spending. Principle 6: Default to funding on a three-year horizon, modifying to preserve our options for the future where doing so is low-cost. Principle 7: Ensure charities are incentivized to engage with our process." There are more details in the document.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to partially fund deworming MDA in 2022-2024 in six regions of Chad that it has classified as "Priority 1" regions."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund/allocation-q1-2021#Sightsavers has a "Case for the grant" section that estimates the cost-effectiveness of the grant as 14x cash. It includes more details, and also talks about Priority 2 regions that were ultimately not funded by the grant.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount only partially funds the programs it funds; it covers $1.5 million out of $13.5 million available for granting. The exact reasons for allocating this particular amount to this grantee are not described.
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 11.11%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This discretionary regrant is done for each quarter, usually within 2 to 3 months of the end of the quarter. This particular grant is for Q1 2021 (January to March) and would therefore be expected to be in Q2 2021, which it is.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 36

Other notes: Affected countries: Chad; announced: 2021-08-31.
Against Malaria Foundation1,000,000.00222021-06Global health/nutrition/vitamin A supplementationhttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Donation process: https://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund/allocation-q1-2021#How_did_we_arrive_at_our_allocation explains the seven principles followed in deciding the allocation: "Principle 1: Put significant weight on our cost-effectiveness estimates. Principle 2: Consider additional information that we have not explicitly modeled about an organization. Principle 3: Consider additional information that we have not explicitly modeled about a funding gap. Principle 4: Assess charities' funding gaps at the margin, i.e., how they would spend additional funding, where possible. Principle 5: Default to not imposing restrictions on charities' spending. Principle 6: Default to funding on a three-year horizon, modifying to preserve our options for the future where doing so is low-cost. Principle 7: Ensure charities are incentivized to engage with our process." There are more details in the document.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to fund long-lasting insecticide-treated net (LLIN) distributions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in 2023, [...] We estimate that AMF's room for more funding for DRC in 2023 is about $2.9 million [...] Therefore, we believe the actual effect of this grant will be to free up $1 million of AMF's future revenue to use for other LLIN campaigns."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund/allocation-q1-2021#Against_Malaria_Foundation estimates the grant as 15x cash, along with a range of estimates depending on how thte funds end up funging (15x for Nigeria, 9x for Togo, 17x for Uganda).

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount only partially funds the programs it funds ($1 million out of $2.9 million); it covers $1 million out of $13.5 million available for granting. The exact reasons for allocating this particular amount to this grantee are not described.
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 7.41%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This discretionary regrant is done for each quarter, usually within 2 to 3 months of the end of the quarter. This particular grant is for Q1 2021 (January to March) and would therefore be expected to be in Q2 2021, which it is.

Other notes: Affected countries: Chad; announced: 2021-08-31.
Against Malaria Foundation25,900,000.0012021-03Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Donation process: This grant was decided along with several other grant decisions and funding recommendations made in January and Febuary 2021 that https://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund/grants-jan-feb-2021 documents; the Malaria Consortium also received a large sum of money as part of the process but via Open Philanthropy.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support its work in Nigeria in 2021-22 ($21.4 million) and in DRC in 2022-23 ($5.9 million)."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund/grants-jan-feb-2021#Case_for_these_grants gives estimates of AMF's work in Nigeria as 15x cash and Congo as 13x cash. It identifies the Nigeria opportunity as time-sensitive, and the Congo opportunity as potentially time-sensitive. It also reports having completed a review of monitoring results of AMF's Congo distribution, and being satisfied with the results.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The entire amount of funds donated to the GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund for Q4 2020 was granted to AMF. The amount in Q4 is generally higher than in other quarters due to greater amounts of giving during Giving Season.
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 for each quarter, usually within 2 to 3 months of the end of the quarter. This particular grant is for Q4 2020 (October to December) and would therefore be expected to be in Q1 2021, which it is. The decision process for this quarter is combined with the grant recommendations to Open Philanthropy to recommend to Good Ventures.

Other notes: Some other grants to AMF are also recommended alongside this: a total of about $1.5 million from Effective Altruism Funds ($0.7 million), Effective Altruism Australia ($0.3 million), Effektiv Spenden ($0.4 million), and RC Forward ($0.1 million), each of which offer their own version of the Maximum Impact Fund. In addition, GiveWell suggested to a separate donor to donate $20 million to AMF. Affected countries: Nigeria|Democratic Republic of the Congo; announced: 2021-06-24.
Malaria Consortium3,800,000.0082020-12Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Donation process: GiveWell looked at the funding gap and value of marginal funds for each of its top charities. The decision to allocate these funds happened shortly after the annual top charity refresh and the updated recommendations https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Our_recommended_allocation_to_Open_Philanthropy to Good Ventures (via Open Philanthropy) on how much annual support to give to each top charity. It therefore took into account the amounts already recommended to Open Philanthropy, and calculated the best use of funds at the margin after that.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant to support the Malaria Consortium's Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) program.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://www.givewell.org/sources/blog-post/our-recommendations-for-giving-in-2020#2 says: "We decided where to allocate the Maximum Impact Fund donations at the same time as we made our recommendation to Open Philanthropy. We decided to allocate Maximum Impact Fund donations to Malaria Consortium's SMC program because it was the highest priority gap after we accounted for our recommendation to Open Philanthropy. However, we could have instead chosen to allocate them to the highest priority gap before our recommendation to Open Philanthropy was accounted for, Helen Keller International's vitamin A supplementation program, since our Maximum Impact Fund decision and Open Philanthropy recommendation were made at the same time. In each case, the overall effect would be the same [...]."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The entirety of funds available in the Maximum Impact Fund from Q3 2020 was granted to Malaria Consortium, as it was the highest-priority funding need identified.
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 for each quarter, usually within 2 to 3 months of the end of the quarter. This particular grant is for Q3 2020 (July to September) and would therefore be expected to be in Q4 2020, which it is. The decision process for this quarter is combined with the grant recommendations to Open Philanthropy to recommend to Good Ventures.

Other notes: Announced: 2020-11-19.
Against Malaria Foundation11,700,000.0032020-09Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Donation process: https://blog.givewell.org/2020/10/13/maximum-impact-fund-update-we-estimate-givewell-donors-15-3-million-to-the-against-malaria-foundation-will-save-over-3000-lives/ says: "We typically allocate flexible donations to our top charities every quarter. However, we delayed allocating the donations we received to “Grants to recommended charities at GiveWell’s discretion” in the first quarter of 2020. We wanted to better understand the impact of the growing COVID-19 pandemic on charities’ budgets and plans before making a decision about where funding would have the greatest impact. [...] We considered making grants to Malaria Consortium’s seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) program and Helen Keller International (HKI)’s vitamin A supplementation program, as we estimated that they were similarly cost-effective to AMF when we began our decisionmaking process."

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: https://blog.givewell.org/2020/10/13/maximum-impact-fund-update-we-estimate-givewell-donors-15-3-million-to-the-against-malaria-foundation-will-save-over-3000-lives/ says: "AMF supports the distribution of insecticide-treated nets in areas with high rates of malaria. The nets stop mosquitoes from biting and spreading the disease. We estimate our donors’ support for AMF will collectively save over 3,000 lives, mostly of young children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Guinea. Without this grant, we think net distributions in DRC and Guinea would have been delayed."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://blog.givewell.org/2020/10/13/maximum-impact-fund-update-we-estimate-givewell-donors-15-3-million-to-the-against-malaria-foundation-will-save-over-3000-lives/ says: "AMF was a top contender for receiving this grant because of its high estimated impact per dollar. It is continuing its work during the pandemic, with some delays and modifications. [...] As of June 2020, AMF had committed nearly all of this [past $70 million] funding and held only around $4 million in uncommitted funds. [...] There is a strong case the distributions would be delayed without this grant, as funding needs to be secured well before nets are provided. [...] We investigated AMF’s current monitoring practices in detail this year and believe AMF meets our high standards. [...] our investigation into [Malaria Consortium SMC and Helen Keller International Vitamin A supplementation] current plans and budgets did not turn up urgent funding needs."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The entirety of funds available in the Maximum Impact Fund from Q1 and Q2 2020 was granted to Against Malaria Foundation, as it was the highest-priority funding need identified.
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 grant round included allocation of funds for two quarters (Q1 and Q2 2020) in Q3 2020. https://blog.givewell.org/2020/10/13/maximum-impact-fund-update-we-estimate-givewell-donors-15-3-million-to-the-against-malaria-foundation-will-save-over-3000-lives/ explains the allocation delay: "We typically allocate flexible donations to our top charities every quarter. However, we delayed allocating the donations we received to “Grants to recommended charities at GiveWell’s discretion” in the first quarter of 2020. We wanted to better understand the impact of the growing COVID-19 pandemic on charities’ budgets and plans before making a decision about where funding would have the greatest impact."

Other notes: An additional $3.6 million in unrestricted funding available to GiveWell is also allocated to Against Malaria Foundation, bringing its total funding in this round to $15.3 million. In addition, GiveWell announces that it had granted $8 million in flexible funding to the Malaria Consortium's SMC program in June. Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo|Guinea; announced: 2020-10-13.
Helen Keller International1,500,000.00172020-03Global health/nutrition/vitamin A supplementationhttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Donation process: According to https://blog.givewell.org/2020/03/17/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2019/#allocationprocess "We decide how to allocate discretionary funds by reviewing which of our top charities’ unmet funding needs, or “funding gaps,” are the most cost-effective and time-sensitive. In January 2020, we asked HKI, Malaria Consortium, and SCI Foundation (SCI) for updates on their funding needs. [...] We did not request updated funding information from our other five top charities. [...] We were not informed of any opportunities this quarter outside of the information we received from HKI, Malaria Consortium, and SCI."

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant to support the vitamin A supplementation (VAS) program, which has GiveWell top charity status.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://blog.givewell.org/2020/03/17/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2019/#hki says: "In 2019, HKI told us that it did not expect Global Affairs Canada (GAC) to renew its support for VAS programs in Côte d’Ivoire and Kenya from 2020 onward. HKI confirmed in January 2020 that GAC had not renewed its funding. We consider HKI’s VAS program in Côte d’Ivoire to be highly cost-effective. Our top priority for fourth-quarter discretionary funds is filling the $1.5 million funding gap left by GAC in Côte d’Ivoire from 2020 to 2022."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The funding gap for Côte d’Ivoire is $1.5 million, and is the highest-priority funding gap identified. Since the total funds available of $13.4 million are in excess of this funding gap, the entire funding gap is filled by the grant.
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 11.19%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This discretionary regrant is done for each quarter, usually within 2 to 3 months of the end of the quarter. This particular grant is for Q4 2019 (October to December) and would therefore be expected to be in Q1 2020, which it is.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 34

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: Since this grant fills the highest-priority funding gaps, there are no immediate plans for further grants.

Donor retrospective of the donation: The next grants from the Maximum Impact Fund to Helen Keller International would be for Q1 2021; see https://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund/allocation-q1-2021 for details. This would be for different countriees.

Other notes: https://blog.givewell.org/2020/03/17/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2019/#uncertainties discusses some uncertainties. For HKI: "We don’t know whether, in the absence of a GiveWell grant to HKI, VAS campaigns in the districts formerly funded by GAC would be skipped or if HKI would reallocate other available funding to support these campaigns. Reallocation of HKI’s available funding would make its funding gap in Côte d’Ivoire less time-sensitive but would leave funding gaps for other work in a year or two. These new gaps would be our top priority to fill due to their high cost-effectiveness. We haven’t resolved this question because we believe our discretionary grant to HKI will support the most cost-effective unfunded work we are aware of, regardless of time-sensitivity.". Affected countries: Côte d’Ivoire; announced: 2020-03-17.
Malaria Consortium11,900,000.0022020-03Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Donation process: According to https://blog.givewell.org/2020/03/17/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2019/#allocationprocess "We decide how to allocate discretionary funds by reviewing which of our top charities’ unmet funding needs, or “funding gaps,” are the most cost-effective and time-sensitive. In January 2020, we asked HKI, Malaria Consortium, and SCI Foundation (SCI) for updates on their funding needs. [...] We did not request updated funding information from our other five top charities. [...] We were not informed of any opportunities this quarter outside of the information we received from HKI, Malaria Consortium, and SCI."

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant for the seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) program. https://blog.givewell.org/2020/03/17/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2019/#malariaconsortium says: "We estimate that Malaria Consortium can now effectively absorb approximately $36 million for SMC programs in 2022 in Burkina Faso, Chad, Nigeria, and Togo. [...] We allocated the remaining $11.9 million in fourth-quarter discretionary funds to Malaria Consortium’s SMC program as our second priority."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: According to https://blog.givewell.org/2020/03/17/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2019/ the Malaria Consortium SMC program was identified as the second highest priority of three programs considered for this round of funding, behind Helen Keller International's Vitamin A supplementation but ahead of SCI. Since the funding gap for HKI's priority program of $1.5 million was well under the $13.4 million in allocatable funds, all the remainder of the funding was granted to Malaria Consortium.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): A total of $13.4 million from Q4 2019 was available for granting in this round, of which $1.5 million was allocated to the higher-priority Helen Keller International Vitamin A supplementation program. Since the remainder of $11.9 million was much less than the $36 million in funds that GiveWell believed Malaria Consortium could absorb, the entirely of that remainder was allocated to Malaria Consortium. The amount of $13.4 million was higher than in most quarters, partly because Q4 in general sees more giving, and partly because of increased emphasis by GiveWell on donating to the Maximum Impact Fund rather than directly to top charities.
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 88.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This discretionary regrant is done for each quarter, usually within 2 to 3 months of the end of the quarter. This particular grant is for Q4 2019 (October to December) and would therefore be expected to be in Q1 2020, which it is.

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: While further grants are not explicitly discussed, the fact that a significant funding gap remains for Malaria Consortium's SMC program ($36 million - $11.9 million = $24.1 million), future rounds are likely to include grants to the program barring new information.

Donor retrospective of the donation: The next grant from the Maximum Impact Fund would end up selecting Against Malaria Foundation due to some new information, but Malaria Consortium would receive funding in https://www.givewell.org/sources/blog-post/our-recommendations-for-giving-in-2020#2 for Q3 2020.

Other notes: https://blog.givewell.org/2020/03/17/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2019/#uncertainties discusses uncertainties. For this grant: "It is possible that other funders will also step in to fill some of this gap. In particular, we believe that one funder that supported SMC coverage in part of Burkina Faso in 2020 may choose to extend its support through 2022; this would decrease Malaria Consortium’s room for more funding by around $8 million. Even if this occurs, Malaria Consortium would still have a significant unfilled gap ($16.1 million) for its work in 2022.". Announced: 2020-03-17.
Helen Keller International2,600,000.00102019-12Global health/nutrition/vitamin A supplementationhttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Donation process: GiveWell looked at the funding gap and value of marginal funds for each of its top charities. The decision to allocate these funds happened shortly after the annual top charity refresh and the updated recommendations https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Our_recommended_allocation_to_Open_Philanthropy to Good Ventures (via Open Philanthropy) on how much annual support to give to each top charity. It therefore took into account the amounts already recommended to Open Philanthropy, and calculated the best use of funds at the margin after that. The main competing charity for this grant was Sightsavers (deworming).

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant to support the vitamin A supplementation (VAS) program, which has GiveWell top charity status.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: According to https://blog.givewell.org/2019/12/19/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q3-2019/#OurProcess "The first of these principles is to put significant weight on our cost-effectiveness estimates, which aim to capture total improvement in well-being per dollar spent. These estimates suggested that HKI’s VAS program had a very high priority funding gap (28x cash overall in the seven countries listed above)." The reason to select this instead of Sightsavers' deworming program: "we were considering changes to our deworming cost-effectiveness model and were uncertain whether we would estimate Sightsavers’ cost-effectiveness as higher or lower than HKI’s."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount is the amount donated by donors to GiveWell for discretionary regranting to top charities in Q3 2019; GiveWell allocates the money separately for each quarter.
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 for each quarter, usually within 2 to 3 months of the end of the quarter. This particular grant is for Q3 2019 (July to September) and would therefore be expected to be in Q4 2019, which it is.

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: https://blog.givewell.org/2019/12/19/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q3-2019/#BottomLine says: "We believe that Malaria Consortium’s program has the highest impact per additional dollar donated today. After the Open Philanthropy grant and the Q3 discretionary funding, additional donations to HKI’s VAS program would support funding gaps that we model as less cost-effective than the funding gaps on Malaria Consortium’s current margin."

Donor retrospective of the donation: The next round https://blog.givewell.org/2020/03/17/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2019/ would grant a furtheer $1.5 million to Helen Keller International's program, and consider the funding gap closed with the grant.

Other notes: Announced: 2019-12-19.
Against Malaria Foundation2,300,000.00122019-08Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell 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/2019/08/21/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q2-2019/ goes over the comparison with Malaria Consortium, and has a section "Process for deciding where to allocate fund" describing the process and linking to a previous post https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/#Principles for more information

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: AMF will use additional funding to support a distribution of nets scheduled for 2020 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in 2020 or 2021. https://blog.givewell.org/2019/08/21/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q2-2019/#AdditionalFunding has more details.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The section https://blog.givewell.org/2019/08/21/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q2-2019/#OtherPossibilities says: "Weighing these factors, we ultimately chose AMF over Malaria Consortium based on its somewhat higher modeled cost-effectiveness and more time-sensitive funding need." This is the same decision made for allocating the previous quarter's discretionary funds, as described at https://blog.givewell.org/2019/06/12/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q1-2019/

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount is the amount donated by donors to GiveWell for discretionary regranting to top charities in Q2 2019; GiveWell allocates the money separately for each quarter
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 for each quarter, usually within 2 to 3 months of the end of the quarter. This particular grant is for Q2 2019 (April to June) and would therefore be expected to be in Q3 2019, which it is.

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: The section https://blog.givewell.org/2019/08/21/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q2-2019/#OtherPossibilities says: "We now model additional funding to AMF as roughly 33 percent more cost-effective than additional funding to Malaria Consortium’s SMC program, as a result of adjusting the chance of additional funding supporting nets in DRC from 87 percent to 75 percent. We have not received any new information to update us on the time sensitivity of Malaria Consortium’s funding needs, and we continue to view Malaria Consortium as stronger than AMF on unmodeled qualitative factors."

Other notes: Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo; announced: 2019-08-21.
Against Malaria Foundation4,700,000.0072019-06Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell 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/2019/06/12/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q1-2019/ has a section "Our process" describing how GiveWell decided to support AMF instead of Malaria Consortium.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: AMF expects to allocate all funding that it receives in the near future toward distributing insecticide-treated nets in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2020. More is explained in https://blog.givewell.org/2019/06/12/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q1-2019/ in the "What AMF will do with additional funding" section.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: In the section "Updates since March 2019" of the blog post https://blog.givewell.org/2019/06/12/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q1-2019/ GiveWell explains why it selected AMF instead of Malaria Consortium for this discretionary regrant, even though the previous quarter, it had selected MC. The two main reasons listed are: (1) An error correction in the cost-effectiveness estimate for AMF, described at https://www.givewell.org/how-we-work/our-criteria/cost-effectiveness/cost-effectiveness-models/changelog-2019#Version_3_Published_March_21_2019 has increased GiveWell's cost-effectiveness estimate for AMF, (2) After the previous quarter's discretionary regrant to MC in March 2019 described at https://blog.givewell.org/2019/03/29/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2018/ GiveWell thinks MC has less room for more funding.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount is the amount donated by donors to GiveWell for discretionary regranting to top charities in Q1 2019; GiveWell allocates the money separately for each quarter
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 for each quarter, usually within 2 to 3 months of the end of the quarter. This particular grant is for Q1 2019 (January to March) and would therefore be expected to be in Q2 2019, which it is.

Other notes: Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo; announced: 2019-06-12.
Malaria Consortium8,400,000.0052019-03Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell 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

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 $8.4 million includes $7.6 million in discretionary funds directly available to GiveWell for regranting, and an additiona $0.8 million held by the Centre for Effective Altruism on its behalf. $1.7 million from the Effective Altruism Funds (Global Health and Development Fund) is also allocated to Malaria Consortium along with this $8.4 million
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 for each quarter, usually within 2 to 3 months of the end of the quarter. This particular grant is for Q4 2018 (September to December) and would therefore be expected to be in Q1 2019. The discretionary regranting is relatively delayed compared to normal (it is usually completed within two months after the end of the quarter). The reason for the delay is likely that GiveWell waited for the end-of-year giving season to finish in order to better assess the remaining room for more funding. The amount is also larger than the amounts regranted in other quarters, reflecting more giving in Q4 in general.

Donor retrospective of the donation: Although not an explicit retrospective, the blog post discussing the next GiveWell discretionary regrant https://blog.givewell.org/2019/06/12/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q1-2019/ describes some of GiveWell's updated thinking about the same problem.

Other notes: Affected countries: Burkina Faso|Nigeria|Chad; announced: 2019-03-29.
Malaria Consortium1,100,000.00212018-11Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell 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%.
Against Malaria Foundation2,870,000.0092018-08Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell See https://blog.givewell.org/2018/08/28/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q2-2018/ for more detail. Grant uses money donated between April and June 2018 (i.e., Q2 2018) of $1.2 million, as well as $2.9 million of unrestricted funds ($1.8 million held in reserve, and $1.1 million from a single donor donating $2.1 million). 70% of this total of $4.1 million is allocated to AMF in line with the general recommendation to donors to give 70% to AMF and 30% to SCI. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative1,230,000.00202018-08Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell See https://blog.givewell.org/2018/08/28/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q2-2018/ for more details. Grant uses money donated between April and June 2018 (i.e., Q2 2018) of $1.2 million, as well as $2.9 million of unrestricted funds ($1.8 million held in reserve, and $1.1 million from a single donor donating $2.1 million). 30% of this total of $4.1 million is allocated to SCI in line with the general recommendation to donors to give 70% to AMF and 30% to SCI. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Against Malaria Foundation2,072,000.00152018-05Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated between January and March 2018 (i.e., Q1 2018). See https://blog.givewell.org/2018/06/04/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q1-2018/ for more details. Note that the grantmaking page rounds the total to $3.0 million, but the blog post specifies the amount as $2.96 million; we are using 70% of the latter. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative888,000.00242018-05Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated between January and March 2018 (i.e., Q1 2018). See https://blog.givewell.org/2018/06/04/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q1-2018/ for more details. Note that the grantmaking page rounds the total to $3.0 million, but the blog post specifies the amount as $2.96 million; we are using 30% of the latter. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative5,600,000.0062018-03Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated between October and December 2017 (i.e., Q4 2017). See https://blog.givewell.org/2018/04/06/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2017/ for more details. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Deworm the World Initiative700,000.00262017-11-27Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated between July and September 2017. See https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/ for more details. This is part of $15.9 million GiveWell is attempting to allocate to Deworm the World Initiative; the remaining $15.2 million will come from Good Ventures. Affected countries: India|Kenya; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Deworm the World Initiative2,250,000.00132017-08-30Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated between January and June 2017. Blog post https://blog.givewell.org/2017/08/30/why-were-allocating-discretionary-funds-to-the-deworm-the-world-initiative/ announces $2.25 million in made and planned grants to Deworm the World Initiative from funds given to GiveWell to regrant at its discretion (see https://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/19/discretionary-grant-making-and-implications-for-donor-agency/ for more background on how this differs from GiveWell top charities). This is the entirety of the money being granted or considered for granting at this time; the blog post explains why the grant is being made to Deworm the World Initiative even though GiveWell continues to recommend Against Malaria Foundation as the top charity that donors should allocate 100% of their donations to. Amount includes $1.25 million already granted and an additional $1 million that is planned for granting in the next month or two. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Against Malaria Foundation2,500,000.00112017-08Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated between January and February 2017. Blog post https://blog.givewell.org/2017/04/03/allocation-of-discretionary-funds/ announces $4.4 million grant to AMF from the funds GiveWell has for discretionary regranting (see https://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/19/discretionary-grant-making-and-implications-for-donor-agency/ for more background on how this differs from GiveWell top charities). This is because AMF has the largest remaining Execution Level 1 gap based on the funding gaps identified in November 2016, and reports of funds raised as of February 2017. An additional $0.5 million is being granted to Deworm the World Initiative, and GiveWell recommends that donors giving now should donate all their money to the Against Malaria Foundation. Although a total grant of $4.4 million is announced, only $2.1 million is allocated at the time. The remaining $2.5 million (a bit more than the original estimate would suggest) for donations between January and February 2017 is paid out in August 2017. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Against Malaria Foundation2,100,000.00142017-04-03Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated between October and December 2016. Blog post https://blog.givewell.org/2017/04/03/allocation-of-discretionary-funds/ announces $4.4 million grant to AMF from the funds GiveWell has for discretionary regranting (see https://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/19/discretionary-grant-making-and-implications-for-donor-agency/ for more background on how this differs from GiveWell top charities). This is because AMF has the largest remaining Execution Level 1 gap based on the funding gaps identified in November 2016, and reports of funds raised as of February 2017. An additional $0.5 million is being granted to Deworm the World Initiative, and GiveWell recommends that donors giving now should donate all their money to the Against Malaria Foundation. Although a total grant of $4.4 million is announced, only $2.1 million out of that is allocated at this time; the rest would be granted in April. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Deworm the World Initiative500,000.00292017-04-03Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated between October and December 2016. Blog post https://blog.givewell.org/2017/04/03/allocation-of-discretionary-funds/ announces $0.5 million to Deworm the World Initiative from the funds GiveWell has for discretionary regranting (see https://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/19/discretionary-grant-making-and-implications-for-donor-agency/ for more background on how this differs from GiveWell top charities), to fill most of an unfilled $0.53 million Execution Level 2 funding gap. This is out of a total of $4.9 million in granted money (the remaining $4.4 million went to the Against Malaria Foundation, with the highest priority of funding gap). The funding to Deworm the World Initiative was decided over other alternatives, including Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, the END Fund, GiveDirectly, Malaria Consortium, and Sightsavers. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Against Malaria Foundation500,000.00292016-12Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated between July and September 2016. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Against Malaria Foundation300,000.00312016-09Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated between May and June 2016. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Against Malaria Foundation200,000.00342016-06Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated between March and April 2016. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Against Malaria Foundation1,000,000.00222016-04Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated between January and February 2016. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Against Malaria Foundation1,600,000.00162016-02Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated in December 2015. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Against Malaria Foundation800,000.00252016-01Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated between October and November 2015. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Against Malaria Foundation600,000.00282015-12Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated between June and September 2015. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Against Malaria Foundation667,000.00272015-07Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated between January and May 2015. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
GiveDirectly133,000.00362015-07Cash transfershttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated between January and May 2015. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative133,000.00362015-07Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated between January and May 2015. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Deworm the World Initiative67,000.00402015-07Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated between January and May 2015. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Against Malaria Foundation1,467,400.00192015-03Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated between November and December 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
GiveDirectly292,600.00322015-03Cash transfershttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated between November and December 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative292,600.00322015-03Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated between November and December 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Deworm the World Initiative147,400.00352015-03Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated between November and December 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Against Malaria Foundation66,700.00412015-01Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated between July and October 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
GiveDirectly13,300.00452015-01Cash transfershttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated between July and October 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative13,300.00452015-01Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated between July and October 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Deworm the World Initiative6,700.00482015-01Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated between July and October 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
GiveDirectly60,000.00422014-08Cash transfershttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated between April and June 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative20,000.00432014-08Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated between April and June 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Deworm the World Initiative20,000.00432014-08Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated between April and June 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
GiveDirectly110,000.00382014-05Cash transfershttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated between January and March 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative80,000.00392014-05Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated between January and March 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Deworm the World Initiative10,000.00472014-05Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Grant uses money donated between January and March 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.

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