GiveWell unrestricted donations made

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Basic donor information

We do not have any donor information for the donor GiveWell unrestricted 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 3,600,000 3,600,000 3,600,000 3,600,000 3,600,000 3,600,000 3,600,000 3,600,000 3,600,000 3,600,000 3,600,000 3,600,000 3,600,000
Global health 1 3,600,000 3,600,000 3,600,000 3,600,000 3,600,000 3,600,000 3,600,000 3,600,000 3,600,000 3,600,000 3,600,000 3,600,000 3,600,000

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 3,600,000.00 3,600,000.00
Total 1 1 3,600,000.00 3,600,000.00

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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 3,600,000.00 3,600,000.00
Classified total 1 1 3,600,000.00 3,600,000.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00
Total 1 1 3,600,000.00 3,600,000.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2020
Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donor) Global health/malaria FB Tw WP Site GW CN GS TW 3,600,000.00 3,600,000.00
Total -- -- 3,600,000.00 3,600,000.00

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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 3,600,000.00 3,600,000.00
Classified total 1 1 3,600,000.00 3,600,000.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00
Total 1 1 3,600,000.00 3,600,000.00

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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 2020
Democratic Republic of the Congo|Guinea 1 1 3,600,000.00 3,600,000.00
Classified total 1 1 3,600,000.00 3,600,000.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00
Total 1 1 3,600,000.00 3,600,000.00

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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
Against Malaria Foundation3,600,000.0012020-09Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fundGiveWell Donation process: This amount was granted along with the allocation of $11.7 million for Q1/Q2 2020 from the GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund, and the selection of grantees followed the same 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."

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): While the reasons for the amount are not discussed, it's likely that this was the amount GiveWell could allocate of its unrestricted funding after making sure it had enouogh for its operating costs.
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): The grant is timed to be along with the grant from the Maximum Impact Fund. 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: Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo|Guinea; announced: 2020-10-13.

Similarity to other donors

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