Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 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; 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 2018. See the about page for more details.

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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 Open Philanthropy Project
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)days
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)

Brief history: Starting in 2011, when GiveWell first started working with Good Ventures, Good Ventures has been making grants to GiveWell top and standout charities. Over time, they have worked more closely together on deciding the amounts to be granted, and incorporating these into the room for more funding that is communicated to other donors. The grants are almost always announced along with the year-end recommendation refresh in late November. Starting 2016, the decision of "how much in total to allocate" was moved over to the Open Philanthropy Project, and the grants began being listed in the Open Philanthropy Project database. The decision on how to split the allocation between specific top and standout charities remains with GiveWell

Brief notes on broad donor philosophy and major focus areas: The focus areas are the areas that GiveWell top and standout charities operate in, which are usually 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: GiveWell receives a total budget from the Open Philanthropy Project of money that can be granted to top charities. The budget was $50 million in end 2016 and $75 million in end 2017. It grants some minimum amount to all top charities ($2.5 million per charity in 2017) and a smaller minimum amoun to all standout charities ($100,000 in 2017). For the rest of its total allocated amount, it allocates the money to the highest-priority funding gaps, using a greedy algorithm. Some top charities may end up getting no money other than the $2.5 million minimum. According to https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/#comment-946042 the willingness of other donors to fund specific charities is not a factor in the decision

Notes on grant publication logistics: The grants are not published separately on the GiveWell website; rather, the amounts and rationale are described in a long blog post along with the description of the refreshed top charity recommendations (see https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/ for the 2017 version). The grants later show up in the databases of the Open Philanthropy Project (that signs off on them, despite not being involved in the individual grant decisions) and Good Ventures (that provides the actual financing)

Notes on grant financing: The financing for the grants comes from Good Ventures, which may give the money directly or via the Open Philanthropy Project Fund held by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The total budget is set by the Open Philanthropy Project. The actual grants are usually made between December and February, after the announcement of the grant amounts in November.

Miscellaneous notes: For grants already published in the Good Ventures database, we use the date there as the authoritative grant date. For grants not yet published, we use the date of the donation announcement

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 2013 2012 2011
Global health (filter this donor) 41 13 156,735,500.00 102,550,000.00 40,135,500.00 500,000.00 9,000,000.00 2,250,000.00 1,550,000.00 750,000.00
Cash transfers (filter this donor) 8 1 52,350,000.00 5,000,000.00 9,750,000.00 25,000,000.00 12,000,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00
Seasonal intracountry migration (filter this donor) 1 1 11,500,000.00 11,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
(filter this donor) 5 2 1,100,000.00 350,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Education (filter this donor) 2 2 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00
Water (filter this donor) 1 1 100,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global poverty (filter this donor) 1 1 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
Microloans (filter this donor) 1 1 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
Total 60 21 221,985,500.00 119,500,000.00 49,885,500.00 26,000,000.00 21,250,000.00 2,250,000.00 2,350,000.00 750,000.00

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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 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Global health/malaria 8 2 80,075,500.00 50,480,000.00 22,845,500.00 0.00 5,000,000.00 0.00 1,250,000.00 500,000.00
Global health/deworming 17 5 66,660,000.00 43,620,000.00 17,040,000.00 0.00 3,250,000.00 2,250,000.00 250,000.00 250,000.00
Cash transfers 8 1 52,350,000.00 5,000,000.00 9,750,000.00 25,000,000.00 12,000,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00
Seasonal intracountry migration 1 1 11,500,000.00 11,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global health/nutrition/Vitamin A supplementation 1 1 7,200,000.00 7,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global health/nutrition/iodine 6 2 1,200,000.00 450,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global health/development communication 4 1 850,000.00 350,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global health 2 1 350,000.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global health/nutrition 2 1 350,000.00 100,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Education 2 2 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00
Water/basic drinking water supply and basic sanitation 1 1 100,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global health/regional healthcare 1 1 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
Global poverty/research 1 1 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
Microloans/global poverty 1 1 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
Classified total 55 20 220,885,500.00 119,150,000.00 49,885,500.00 25,500,000.00 21,000,000.00 2,250,000.00 2,350,000.00 750,000.00
Unclassified total 5 2 1,100,000.00 350,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 60 21 221,985,500.00 119,500,000.00 49,885,500.00 26,000,000.00 21,250,000.00 2,250,000.00 2,350,000.00 750,000.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
GiveDirectly (filter this donor) Cash transfers FB Tw WP Site GW 52,350,000.00 5,000,000.00 9,750,000.00 25,000,000.00 12,000,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00
Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donor) Global health/malaria FB Tw WP Site GW CN GS TW 47,175,500.00 17,580,000.00 22,845,500.00 0.00 5,000,000.00 0.00 1,250,000.00 500,000.00
Malaria Consortium (filter this donor) Global health/malaria FB Tw WP Site GW 32,900,000.00 32,900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Deworm the World Initiative (filter this donor) Global health/deworming Tw WP Site GW 32,210,000.00 19,670,000.00 10,790,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (filter this donor) Global health/deworming Tw WP Site GW 21,250,000.00 16,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 750,000.00 250,000.00 250,000.00
No Lean Season (filter this donor) 11,500,000.00 11,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The END Fund (filter this donor) 7,500,000.00 2,500,000.00 5,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Helen Keller International (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 7,200,000.00 7,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sightsavers (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 5,450,000.00 5,450,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Iodine Global Network (filter this donor) 850,000.00 100,000.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Development Media International (filter this donor) WP 850,000.00 350,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Living Goods (filter this donor) WP 850,000.00 350,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 850,000.00 350,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Food Fortification Initiative (filter this donor) 350,000.00 100,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Project Healthy Children (filter this donor) WP 350,000.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Dispensers for Safe Water (filter this donor) 100,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Innovations for Poverty Action (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
Possible (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
Pratham (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
Small Enterprise Foundation (filter this donor) WP 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
KIPP Houston (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
Total -- -- 221,985,500.00 119,500,000.00 49,885,500.00 26,000,000.00 21,250,000.00 2,250,000.00 2,350,000.00 750,000.00

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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 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
GiveWell 60 21 221,985,500.00 119,500,000.00 49,885,500.00 26,000,000.00 21,250,000.00 2,250,000.00 2,350,000.00 750,000.00
Classified total 60 21 221,985,500.00 119,500,000.00 49,885,500.00 26,000,000.00 21,250,000.00 2,250,000.00 2,350,000.00 750,000.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 60 21 221,985,500.00 119,500,000.00 49,885,500.00 26,000,000.00 21,250,000.00 2,250,000.00 2,350,000.00 750,000.00

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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 2017 2014 2012 2011
Burkina Faso,Nigeria,Chad 1 1 27,900,000.00 27,900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
India,Kenya 1 1 15,200,000.00 15,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Kenya 3 1 12,100,000.00 0.00 12,000,000.00 100,000.00 0.00
Bangladesh 1 1 11,500,000.00 11,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Burkina Faso,Mali 1 1 7,200,000.00 7,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Malawi 1 1 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00
India 1 1 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
Nepal 1 1 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
South Africa 1 1 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
United States 1 1 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
Classified total 12 10 74,600,000.00 61,800,000.00 12,000,000.00 300,000.00 500,000.00
Unclassified total 48 15 147,385,500.00 57,700,000.00 9,250,000.00 2,050,000.00 250,000.00
Total 60 21 221,985,500.00 119,500,000.00 21,250,000.00 2,350,000.00 750,000.00

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Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (7 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Our top charities for giving season 20172017-11-27Natalie Stone-Crispin GiveWellGiveWell discretionary regranting 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 global povertyGiveWell annual top charity refresh, also announced amounts recommended for Good Ventures to donate to top charities. Added two new top charities
Good Ventures and Giving Now vs. Later (2016 Update)2016-12-28Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectGood Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Deworm the World Initiative GiveDirectly Malaria Consortium Sightsavers END Fund Development Media International Food Fortification Initiative Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Iodine Global Network Living Goods Project Healthy Children Reasoning supplementGlobal health and global povertyExplanation of reasoning that led to $50 million allocation to GiveWell top charities
Our updated top charities for giving season 20162016-11-28Natalie Stone-Crispin GiveWellGood Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Deworm the World Initiative GiveDirectly Malaria Consortium Sightsavers END Fund Development Media International Food Fortification Initiative Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Iodine Global Network Living Goods Project Healthy Children Evaluator consolidated recommendation listGlobal health and global povertyGiveWell annual top charity refresh, also announced amounts recommended for Good Ventures to donate to top charities. Added three new top charities
Our updated top charities for giving season 20152015-11-20Elie Hassenfeld Josh Rosenberg GiveWellGood Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Deworm the World Initiative GiveDirectly Development Media International Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Iodine Global Network Living Goods Evaluator consolidated recommendation listGLobal health and global povertyNo change to charity list; significant funding recommended from Good Ventures. This would be later classified as Open Philanthropy Project spending
Our updated top charities2014-12-01Elie Hassenfeld GiveWellGood Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Deworm the World Initiative GiveDirectly Development Media International Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Iodine Global Network Living Goods Evaluator consolidated recommendation listGlobal health and global povertyAgainst Malaria Foundation returned to top charities list. Amounts donated by Good Ventures would later be classified as Open Philanthropy Project spending
Our Giving Season Plans2013-12-03Cari Tuna Good VenturesGood Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities GiveDirectly Deworm the World Initiative Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Periodic donation list documentationGlobal health and global povertyGood Ventures announced $2 million to GiveDirectly, $1.5 million to DtWI, and $750000 to SCI. Also announced up to $5 million in matching funds for GiveDirectly, despite disagreement from GiveWell
GiveWell’s top charities for giving season 20132013-12-01Holden Karnofsky GiveWellGood Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities Against Malaria Foundation GiveDirectly Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Deworm the World Initiative Evaluator consolidated recommendation listGlobal health and global povertyAgainst Malaria Foundation not in top charities list (it was in 2013) due to room for more funding issues. Good Ventures allocations not included in this post

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (60 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Malaria Consortium27,900,000.002017-11-27Global health/malariahttps://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/GiveWell Grant specific to the seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) program. It comprises a $2.5 million minimum for being a top charity, and a $25.4 million grant to cover part of the funding gap for SMC in Burkina Faso, Nigeria, and Chad over the next three years. Affected countries: Burkina Faso,Nigeria,Chad.
Deworm the World Initiative15,200,000.002017-11-27Global health/deworminghttps://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/GiveWell Grant includes a $2.5 million minimum for being a top charity, $3 million to meet funding gaps in India and Kenya over the next three years, and $10.4 million to meet three years of funding for a new program in Pakistan and reserves to protect against funding shortfalls in India, but subtracting $0.7 million which is expected to be granted as GiveWell discretionary regranting. Affected countries: India,Kenya.
No Lean Season11,500,000.002017-11-27Seasonal intracountry migrationhttps://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/GiveWell Grant includes a $2.5 million minimum for being a top charity, and $9 million to meet the full funding gap over three years for implementing the program in Bangladesh. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
Helen Keller International7,200,000.002017-11-27Global health/nutrition/Vitamin A supplementationhttps://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/GiveWell Grant includes a $2.5 million minimum for being a top charity, and $4.7 million to meet funding gaps over three years in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Guinea—countries that have missed recent vitamin A campaigns due to lack of funding. Affected countries: Burkina Faso,Mali.
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative2,500,000.002017-11-27Global health/deworminghttps://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/GiveWell Grant is the $2.5 million minimum for being a top charity.
Sightsavers2,500,000.002017-11-27Global health/deworminghttps://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/GiveWell Grant restricted to the deworming program. It is the $2.5 million minimum for being a top charity.
The END Fund2,500,000.002017-11-27Global health/deworminghttps://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/GiveWell Grant restricted to the deworming program. It is the $2.5 million minimum for being a top charity.
Against Malaria Foundation2,500,000.002017-11-27Global health/malariahttps://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/GiveWell Grant is the $2.5 million minimum for being a top charity.
GiveDirectly2,500,000.002017-11-27Cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/GiveWell Grant is the $2.5 million minimum for being a top charity.
Development Media International100,000.002017-11-27Global health/development communicationhttps://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/GiveWell Grant is the $100,000 for being a standout charity.
Dispensers for Safe Water100,000.002017-11-27Water/basic drinking water supply and basic sanitationhttps://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/GiveWell Grant is the $100,000 for being a standout charity. Grantee is a program of Evidence Action; two other Evidence Action programs (Deworm the World Initiative and No Lean Season) are GiveWell top charities at the time of this grant.
Food Fortification Initiative100,000.002017-11-27Global health/nutritionhttps://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/GiveWell Grant is the $100,000 for being a standout charity.
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition100,000.002017-11-27Global health/nutrition/iodinehttps://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/GiveWell Grant is the $100,000 for being a standout charity. Grant is for Universal Salt Iodization Program.
Iodine Global Network100,000.002017-11-27Global health/nutrition/iodinehttps://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/GiveWell Grant is the $100,000 for being a standout charity.
Living Goods100,000.002017-11-27--https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/GiveWell Grant is the $100,000 for being a standout charity.
Project Healthy Children100,000.002017-11-27Global healthhttps://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/GiveWell Grant is the $100,000 for being a standout charity.
Malaria Consortium5,000,000.002017-02Global health/malariahttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/malaria-consortium-seasonal-malaria-chemopreventionGiveWell Grant specific to the Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) program, a 2016 GiveWell top charity program. Grant announced on 2016-11-28 at https://blog.givewell.org/2016/11/28/updated-top-charities-giving-season-2016/#Sec3a along with GiveWell top charities list -- this was the first inclusion of a Malaria Consortium program as a top or standout charity and the first grant from Good Ventures.
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative13,500,000.002017-01Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/malaria-consortium-seasonal-malaria-chemopreventionGiveWell Grant for general support to a 2016 GiveWell top charity. Grant announced on 2016-11-28 at https://blog.givewell.org/2016/11/28/updated-top-charities-giving-season-2016/#Sec3a along with GiveWell top and standout charities list.
GiveDirectly2,500,000.002017-01Cash transfershttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givedirectly-general-support3GiveWell Grant for general support to a 2016 GiveWell top charity. Grant announced on 2016-11-28 at https://blog.givewell.org/2016/11/28/updated-top-charities-giving-season-2016/#Sec3a along with GiveWell top and standout charities list.
Against Malaria Foundation15,080,000.002017-01Global health/malariahttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/against-malaria-foundation-general-support2GiveWell Grant for general support to a 2016 GiveWell top charity. Grant announced on 2016-11-28 at https://blog.givewell.org/2016/11/28/updated-top-charities-giving-season-2016/#Sec3a along with GiveWell top and standout charities list. The grant appears to show up in AMF records (see https://www.againstmalaria.com/Milestones.aspx?tab=money section "Money raised") on January 18, causing a bump for AMF lifetime money raised from ~$101 million to ~$116 million.
Deworm the World Initiative4,470,000.002017-01Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/deworm-the-world-initiative-general-support2GiveWell Grant for general support to a 2016 GiveWell top charity. Grant announced on 2016-11-28 at https://blog.givewell.org/2016/11/28/updated-top-charities-giving-season-2016/#Sec3a along with GiveWell top and standout charities list.
Living Goods250,000.002017-01--http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/living-goods-general-support2GiveWell Grant for general support to a 2016 GiveWell standout charity. Grant announced on 2016-11-28 at https://blog.givewell.org/2016/11/28/updated-top-charities-giving-season-2016/#Sec3a along with GiveWell top and standout charities list.
Project Healthy Children250,000.002017-01Global healthhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/project-healthy-children-general-supportGiveWell Grant for general support to a 2016 GiveWell standout charity. Grant announced on 2016-11-28 at https://blog.givewell.org/2016/11/28/updated-top-charities-giving-season-2016/#Sec3a along with GiveWell top and standout charities list.
Development Media International250,000.002017-01Global health/development communicationhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/development-media-international-general-support2GiveWell Grant for general support to a 2016 GiveWell standout charity. Grant announced on 2016-11-28 at https://blog.givewell.org/2016/11/28/updated-top-charities-giving-season-2016/#Sec3a along with GiveWell top and standout charities list.
Sightsavers2,950,000.002017-01Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/sightsavers-dewormingGiveWell Grant for deworming program, a 2016 GiveWell top charity program. Grant announced on 2016-11-28 at https://blog.givewell.org/2016/11/28/updated-top-charities-giving-season-2016/#Sec3a along with GiveWell top and standout charities list.
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition250,000.002017-01Global health/nutrition/iodinehttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/the-end-fund-dewormingGiveWell Grant to standout charity for Universal Salt Iodization program. Grant announced on 2016-11-28 at https://blog.givewell.org/2016/11/28/updated-top-charities-giving-season-2016/#Sec3a along with GiveWell top and standout charities list.
Food Fortification Initiative250,000.002016-12Global health/nutritionhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/food-fortification-initiative-general-supportGiveWell Grant for general support to a 2016 GiveWell standout charity. Grant announced on 2016-11-28 at https://blog.givewell.org/2016/11/28/updated-top-charities-giving-season-2016/#Sec3a along with GiveWell top and standout charities list.
The END Fund5,000,000.002016-12Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/the-end-fund-dewormingGiveWell Grant for deworming program, a 2016 GiveWell top charity program. Grant announced on 2016-11-28 at https://blog.givewell.org/2016/11/28/updated-top-charities-giving-season-2016/#Sec3a along with GiveWell top and standout charities list.
Iodine Global Network250,000.002016-12Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/the-end-fund-dewormingGiveWell Grant for general operating support to a standout charity focused on improving iodine content in food. Grant announced on 2016-11-28 at https://blog.givewell.org/2016/11/28/updated-top-charities-giving-season-2016/#Sec3a along with GiveWell top and standout charities list.
Against Malaria Foundation22,845,500.002016-01Global health/malariahttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/against-malaria-foundation-general-support1GiveWell Intent to make grant announced on 2015-11-20 at https://blog.givewell.org/2015/11/18/our-updated-top-charities-for-giving-season-2015/#Sec4a along with grants to other GiveWell top charities.
GiveDirectly9,750,000.002016-01Cash transfershttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givedirectly-general-support2GiveWell Intent to make grant announced on 2015-11-20 at https://blog.givewell.org/2015/11/18/our-updated-top-charities-for-giving-season-2015/#Sec4a along with grants to other GiveWell top charities.
Deworm the World Initiative10,790,000.002016-01Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/deworm-the-world-initiative-general-support1GiveWell Intent to make grant announced on 2015-11-20 at https://blog.givewell.org/2015/11/18/our-updated-top-charities-for-giving-season-2015/#Sec4a along with grants to other GiveWell top charities.
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative1,000,000.002016-01Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/schistosomiasis-control-initiative-general-support1GiveWell Intent to make grant announced on 2015-11-20 at https://blog.givewell.org/2015/11/18/our-updated-top-charities-for-giving-season-2015/#Sec4a along with grants to other GiveWell top charities.
Living Goods250,000.002015-12--http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/living-goods-general-support1GiveWell Grant to standout charity announced on 2015-11-20 at https://blog.givewell.org/2015/11/18/our-updated-top-charities-for-giving-season-2015/#Sec4a along with grants to other GiveWell top and standout charities.
Iodine Global Network250,000.002015-12--http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/iodine-global-network-general-supportGiveWell Grant to standout charity announced on 2015-11-20 at https://blog.givewell.org/2015/11/18/our-updated-top-charities-for-giving-season-2015/#Sec4a along with grants to other GiveWell top and standout charities.
Development Media International250,000.002015-12Global health/development communicationhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/development-media-international-general-support1GiveWell Grant to standout charity announced on 2015-11-20 at https://blog.givewell.org/2015/11/18/our-updated-top-charities-for-giving-season-2015/#Sec4a along with grants to other GiveWell top and standout charities.
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition250,000.002015-10Global health/nutrition/iodinehttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/global-alliance-for-improved-nutrition-general-support1GiveWell Grant to standout charity for Universal Salt Iodization Program announced on 2015-11-20 at https://blog.givewell.org/2015/11/18/our-updated-top-charities-for-giving-season-2015/#Sec4a along with grants to other GiveWell top and standout charities.
GiveDirectly25,000,000.002015-08-03Cash transfershttp://www.goodventures.org/research-and-ideas/blog/announcing-a-25-million-grant-to-givedirectlyGiveWell One-off grant to top charity over three years also announced at https://blog.givewell.org/2015/08/03/good-ventures-25-million-grant-to-givedirectly/.
GiveDirectly5,000,000.002014-12-01Cash transfershttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givedirectly-general-supportGiveWell Grant announced at https://blog.givewell.org/2014/12/01/our-updated-top-charities/ based on GiveWell charity recommendations in the same post; see also https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/November-2014 and the review https://www.givewell.org/charities/give-directly/December-2014-review. Affected countries: Kenya.
Against Malaria Foundation5,000,000.002014-12-01Global health/malariahttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/against-malaria-foundation-general-supportGiveWell Grant to top charity announced at https://blog.givewell.org/2014/12/01/our-updated-top-charities/ based on GiveWell charity recommendations in the same post; see also https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/November-2014 and the review https://www.givewell.org/charities/AMF/2014-review.
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative3,000,000.002014-12-01Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/schistosomiasis-control-initiative-general-supportGiveWell Grant to top charity announced at https://blog.givewell.org/2014/12/01/our-updated-top-charities/ based on GiveWell charity recommendations in the same post; see also https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/November-2014 and the review https://www.givewell.org/charities/schistosomiasis-control-initiative/November-2014-review.
Deworm the World Initiative250,000.002014-12-01Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/deworm-the-world-initiative-general-supportGiveWell Grant to standout charity announced at https://blog.givewell.org/2014/12/01/our-updated-top-charities/ based on GiveWell charity recommendations in the same post; see also https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/November-2014 and the review https://www.givewell.org/international/top-charities/deworm-world-initiative/November-2014-review.
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition250,000.002014-12-01Global health/nutrition/iodinehttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/global-alliance-for-improved-nutrition-general-supportGiveWell Grant for Universal Salt Iodization Program, a standout charity. Grant announced at https://blog.givewell.org/2014/12/01/our-updated-top-charities/ based on GiveWell charity recommendations in the same post; see also https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/November-2014 and the review https://www.givewell.org/charities/GAIN/December-2014-version.
Development Media International250,000.002014-12-01Global health/development communicationhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/development-media-international-general-supportGiveWell Grant to standout charity announced at https://blog.givewell.org/2014/12/01/our-updated-top-charities/ based on GiveWell charity recommendations in the same post; see also https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/November-2014 and the review https://www.givewell.org/charities/DMI/2014-review.
Iodine Global Network250,000.002014-12-01Global health/nutrition/iodinehttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/ign-general-supportGiveWell Grant to standout charity announced at https://blog.givewell.org/2014/12/01/our-updated-top-charities/ based on GiveWell charity recommendations in the same post; see also https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/November-2014 and the review https://www.givewell.org/charities/IGN.
Living Goods250,000.002014-12-01--http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/living-goods-general-supportGiveWell Grant to standout charity announced at https://blog.givewell.org/2014/12/01/our-updated-top-charities/ based on GiveWell charity recommendations in the same post; see also https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/November-2014 and the review https://www.givewell.org/charities/living-goods.
GiveDirectly7,000,000.002014-01Cash transfershttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givedirectly-general-support-december-and-january-2013GiveWell Grant announced at http://www.goodventures.org/research-and-ideas/blog/our-giving-season-plans on 2013-12-03 by Cari Tuna, including 2 million unconditional + 5 million in matches. Full match amount paid out. Match was not approved by GiveWell. Grant based on GiveWell top charities list at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/November-2013 and https://blog.givewell.org/2013/12/01/givewells-top-charities-for-giving-season-2013/ and the 2013 review: https://www.givewell.org/international/top-charities/give-directly/November-2013-review. Affected countries: Kenya.
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative750,000.002013-12-03Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/schistosomiasis-control-initiative-general-support-december-2013GiveWell Grant announced at http://www.goodventures.org/research-and-ideas/blog/our-giving-season-plans on 2013-12-03 by Cari Tuna. Grant based on GiveWell top charities list at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/November-2013 and https://blog.givewell.org/2013/12/01/givewells-top-charities-for-giving-season-2013/ and the 2013 review: https://www.givewell.org/charities/schistosomiasis-control-initiative/November-2013-review.
Deworm the World Initiative1,500,000.002013-12-03Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/deworm-the-world-initiative-general-support-december-2013GiveWell Grant announced at http://www.goodventures.org/research-and-ideas/blog/our-giving-season-plans on 2013-12-03 by Cari Tuna. Grant based on GiveWell top charities list at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/November-2013 and https://blog.givewell.org/2013/12/01/givewells-top-charities-for-giving-season-2013/ and the 2013 review: https://www.givewell.org/charities/deworm-world-initiative/November-2013-review.
Against Malaria Foundation1,250,000.002012-12-28Global health/malariahttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/against-malaria-foundation-general-support-december-2012GiveWell Grant made by Good Ventures and announced at http://www.goodventures.org/research-and-ideas/blog/year-end-grants-to-givewells-top-charities based on GiveWell top charity recommendations https://blog.givewell.org/2012/11/26/our-top-charities-for-the-2012-giving-season/ and https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/November-2012 and the 2012 review: https://www.givewell.org/charities/AMF/2012-review.
GiveDirectly500,000.002012-12-28Cash transfershttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givedirectly-general-support-december-2012GiveWell Grant made by Good Ventures and announced at http://www.goodventures.org/research-and-ideas/blog/year-end-grants-to-givewells-top-charities based on GiveWell top charity recommendations https://blog.givewell.org/2012/11/26/our-top-charities-for-the-2012-giving-season/ and https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/November-2012 and the 2012 review: https://www.givewell.org/charities/give-directly/November-2012-review.
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative250,000.002012-12-28Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/schistosomiasis-control-initiative-general-support-december-2012GiveWell Grant made by Good Ventures and announced at http://www.goodventures.org/research-and-ideas/blog/year-end-grants-to-givewells-top-charities based on GiveWell top charity recommendations https://blog.givewell.org/2012/11/26/our-top-charities-for-the-2012-giving-season/ and https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/November-2012 and the 2012 review: https://www.givewell.org/charities/schistosomiasis-control-initiative/November-2012-review.
GiveDirectly100,000.002012-05Cash transfershttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givedirectly-general-support-may-2012GiveWell Along with grants to five other standout charities, see http://www.goodventures.org/research-and-ideas/blog/grants-to-standout-charities from 2012-08-06. Amount of 100000 for GiveDirectly was twice the amount of 50000 for each of the other top and standout charities. Affected countries: Kenya.
Possible50,000.002012-05Global health/regional healthcarehttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/nyaya-health-general-support-may-2012GiveWell Along with grants to five other standout charities, see http://www.goodventures.org/research-and-ideas/blog/grants-to-standout-charities from 2012-08-06. Affected countries: Nepal.
KIPP Houston50,000.002012-05Educationhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/kipp-houston-general-support-may-2012GiveWell Grant to support KIPP Houston’s efforts to improve learning outcomes for underserved youth in Houston. Along with grants to five other standout charities, see http://www.goodventures.org/research-and-ideas/blog/grants-to-standout-charities from 2012-08-06. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Texas; affected cities: Houston.
Small Enterprise Foundation50,000.002012-05Microloans/global povertyhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/small-enterprise-foundation-general-support-may-2012GiveWell Grant to support SEF’s efforts to help alleviate poverty by providing microloans to women in South Africa. Along with grants to five other standout charities, see http://www.goodventures.org/research-and-ideas/blog/grants-to-standout-charities from 2012-08-06. Affected countries: South Africa.
Innovations for Poverty Action50,000.002012-05Global poverty/researchhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/innovations-for-poverty-action-general-support-may-2012GiveWell Grant for general support. Along with grants to five other standout charities, see http://www.goodventures.org/research-and-ideas/blog/grants-to-standout-charities from 2012-08-06.
Pratham50,000.002012-05Educationhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/pratham-general-support-may-2012GiveWell Grant for general support. Along with grants to five other standout charities, see http://www.goodventures.org/research-and-ideas/blog/grants-to-standout-charities from 2012-08-06. Affected countries: India.
Against Malaria Foundation500,000.002011-12-23Global health/malariahttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/against-malaria-foundation-general-support-december-2011GiveWell Grant made by Good Ventures and announced at https://blog.givewell.org/2011/12/23/guest-post-from-cari-tuna/ based on GiveWell top charity list at https://blog.givewell.org/2011/11/29/top-charities-for-holiday-season-2011-against-malaria-foundation-and-schistosomiasis-control-initiative/ and https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/November-2011 and the 2011 review: https://www.givewell.org/charities/AMF/2011-review. Affected countries: Malawi.
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative250,000.002011-12-23Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/schistosomiasis-control-initiative-general-support-december-2011GiveWell Grant made by Good Ventures and announced at https://blog.givewell.org/2011/12/23/guest-post-from-cari-tuna/ based on GiveWell top charity list at https://blog.givewell.org/2011/11/29/top-charities-for-holiday-season-2011-against-malaria-foundation-and-schistosomiasis-control-initiative/ and the 2011 review: https://www.givewell.org/charities/schistosomiasis-control-initiative/November-2011-review.

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 30 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
Adam Nightingale 4 4 21 0.1905 0.4364 0.7617
Isabel Juniewicz 4 4 21 0.1905 0.4364 0.8078
Luke Freeman 4 4 21 0.1905 0.4364 0.6382
Peter O'Brien 4 4 21 0.1905 0.4364 0.6159
Cullen O'Keefe 5 4 22 0.1818 0.3904 0.3745
GiveWell discretionary regranting 5 4 22 0.1818 0.3904 0.6567
Jason Harner 5 4 22 0.1818 0.3904 0.7934
Elie Hassenfeld 6 4 23 0.1739 0.3563
Oliver Base 6 4 23 0.1739 0.3563 0.6673
Catherine Low 7 4 24 0.1667 0.3299 0.5723
Samuel Hilton 8 4 25 0.16 0.3086 0.3434
David Barry 9 4 26 0.1538 0.291 0.5294
Catherine Hollander 3 3 21 0.1429 0.378
Joel Troughton 3 3 21 0.1429 0.378 0.6574
Matthew Dahlhausen 3 3 21 0.1429 0.378 0.816
Richard Clarke 3 3 21 0.1429 0.378 0.594
Robert Flatow 3 3 21 0.1429 0.378 0.7323
Sophie Monahan 3 3 21 0.1429 0.378
Steve Merrick 3 3 21 0.1429 0.378 0.7673
Tom Lucena 3 3 21 0.1429 0.378 0.6803
Aahan Rashid 4 3 22 0.1364 0.3273 0.767
Alfredo Parra 4 3 22 0.1364 0.3273 0.4022
Andrew Martin 4 3 22 0.1364 0.3273
Håkon Harnes 4 3 22 0.1364 0.3273 0.6773
Kat Steiner 4 3 22 0.1364 0.3273 0.6084
Luca Masters 4 3 22 0.1364 0.3273 0.8142
William Grunow 4 3 22 0.1364 0.3273 0.7962
Alexander Berger 5 3 23 0.1304 0.2928
Alexandre Zani 5 3 23 0.1304 0.2928 0.85
Henry Cooksley 5 3 23 0.1304 0.2928 0.6656