GiveWell flexible funding donations made

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Basic donor information

We do not have any donor information for the donor GiveWell flexible funding in our system.

Donor donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 1 8,000,000 8,000,000 8,000,000 8,000,000 8,000,000 8,000,000 8,000,000 8,000,000 8,000,000 8,000,000 8,000,000 8,000,000 8,000,000
Global health 1 8,000,000 8,000,000 8,000,000 8,000,000 8,000,000 8,000,000 8,000,000 8,000,000 8,000,000 8,000,000 8,000,000 8,000,000 8,000,000

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 2020
Global health (filter this donor) 1 1 8,000,000.00 8,000,000.00
Total 1 1 8,000,000.00 8,000,000.00

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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 2020
Global health/malaria 1 1 8,000,000.00 8,000,000.00
Classified total 1 1 8,000,000.00 8,000,000.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00
Total 1 1 8,000,000.00 8,000,000.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2020
Malaria Consortium (filter this donor) Global health/malaria FB Tw WP Site GW 8,000,000.00 8,000,000.00
Total -- -- 8,000,000.00 8,000,000.00

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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 2020
GiveWell 1 1 8,000,000.00 8,000,000.00
Classified total 1 1 8,000,000.00 8,000,000.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00
Total 1 1 8,000,000.00 8,000,000.00

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Donation amounts by disclosures and year

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Donation amounts by country and year

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (1 donations)

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

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DoneeAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 1)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Malaria Consortium8,000,000.0012020-06Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Donation process: This funding comes from a flexible funding $8 million grant from a donor that is partially restricted to GiveWell’s “top life improving nonprofit/s,” as first mentioned in https://blog.givewell.org/2020/03/17/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2019/ (2020-03-17) at which time GiveWell is considering making that grant to SCI.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant for the seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) program. After a $11.9 million grant made in March 2020 using Q4 2019 funds, a remaining funding gap of ~$24 million remained; this $8 million goes toward closing that funding gap.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The reasons are likely similar to the reasons outlined in https://blog.givewell.org/2020/03/17/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2019/ for the previous grant from the Maximum Impact Fund: 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): The amount is precisely the amount that the donor of the flexible funds provided.
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): According to https://www.givewell.org/sources/blog-post/q1-q2-2020-discretionary-funding-allocation#10 "The donor requested that we grant the funds immediately, rather than holding them to disburse with "Grants to recommended charities at GiveWell's discretion." We selected Malaria Consortium for the high cost-effectiveness of its planned work."

Donor retrospective of the donation: https://www.givewell.org/sources/blog-post/q1-q2-2020-discretionary-funding-allocation#10 says: "Taking the $8 million into account, we saw Malaria Consortium's remaining funding needs as less time-sensitive than AMF's when we considered granting the other flexible funds we received in the first half of 2020."

Other notes: Although this grant is listed and discussed along with grants from the GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund, the grant itself is not from the Maximum Impact Fund. Announced: 2020-10-13.

Similarity to other donors

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