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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

Donor donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 68 1,000,000 4,193,904 50,000 100,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 1,000,000 2,500,000 3,000,000 7,000,000 13,500,000 27,900,000
Global health 48 1,500,000 4,529,906 50,000 100,000 250,000 250,000 500,000 1,500,000 2,500,000 4,470,000 7,200,000 15,080,000 27,900,000
Education 2 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
Microloans 1 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
Global poverty 1 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
5 250,000 220,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Water 1 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
Cash transfers 9 2,500,000 6,094,444 100,000 100,000 500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 5,000,000 7,000,000 9,750,000 25,000,000 25,000,000
Seasonal intracountry migration 1 11,500,000 11,500,000 11,500,000 11,500,000 11,500,000 11,500,000 11,500,000 11,500,000 11,500,000 11,500,000 11,500,000 11,500,000 11,500,000

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 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Global health (filter this donor) 48 13 217,435,500.00 12,200,000.00 60,700,000.00 90,350,000.00 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) 9 1 54,850,000.00 0.00 2,500,000.00 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 0.00 0.00 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 0.00 100,000.00 250,000.00 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 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00
Water (filter this donor) 1 1 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 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 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 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
Total 68 21 285,185,500.00 12,200,000.00 63,300,000.00 107,200,000.00 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 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Global health/malaria 10 2 109,175,500.00 0.00 29,100,000.00 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 21 5 91,760,000.00 12,200,000.00 17,900,000.00 38,620,000.00 17,040,000.00 0.00 3,250,000.00 2,250,000.00 250,000.00 250,000.00
Cash transfers 9 1 54,850,000.00 0.00 2,500,000.00 5,000,000.00 9,750,000.00 25,000,000.00 12,000,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00
Global health/nutrition/Vitamin A supplementation 2 1 13,700,000.00 0.00 13,700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Seasonal intracountry migration 1 1 11,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 11,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global health/nutrition/iodine 6 2 1,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 450,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global health/development communication 4 1 850,000.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global health 2 1 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global health/nutrition 2 1 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 250,000.00 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 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00
Water/basic drinking water supply and basic sanitation 1 1 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 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 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 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 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
Classified total 63 20 284,085,500.00 12,200,000.00 63,200,000.00 106,950,000.00 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 0.00 100,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 68 21 285,185,500.00 12,200,000.00 63,300,000.00 107,200,000.00 49,885,500.00 26,000,000.00 21,250,000.00 2,250,000.00 2,350,000.00 750,000.00

Graph of spending by subcause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total
Malaria Consortium (filter this donor) Global health/malaria FB Tw WP Site GW 59,500,000.00 0.00 26,600,000.00 32,900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
GiveDirectly (filter this donor) Cash transfers FB Tw WP Site GW 54,850,000.00 0.00 2,500,000.00 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 49,675,500.00 0.00 2,500,000.00 17,580,000.00 22,845,500.00 0.00 5,000,000.00 0.00 1,250,000.00 500,000.00
Deworm the World Initiative (filter this donor) Global health/deworming Tw WP Site GW 42,610,000.00 0.00 10,400,000.00 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 23,750,000.00 2,500,000.00 2,500,000.00 13,500,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 750,000.00 250,000.00 250,000.00
Sightsavers (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 15,150,000.00 9,700,000.00 2,500,000.00 2,950,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Helen Keller International (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 13,700,000.00 0.00 13,700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
No Lean Season (filter this donor) 11,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 11,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The END Fund (filter this donor) 10,000,000.00 0.00 2,500,000.00 2,500,000.00 5,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Iodine Global Network (filter this donor) 850,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Development Media International (filter this donor) WP 850,000.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Living Goods (filter this donor) WP 850,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 250,000.00 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 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Project Healthy Children (filter this donor) WP 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Food Fortification Initiative (filter this donor) 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Dispensers for Safe Water (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 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 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 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 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 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 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
Total -- -- 285,185,500.00 12,200,000.00 63,300,000.00 107,200,000.00 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 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
GiveWell 68 21 285,185,500.00 12,200,000.00 63,300,000.00 107,200,000.00 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 68 21 285,185,500.00 12,200,000.00 63,300,000.00 107,200,000.00 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 0.00 0.00
Total 68 21 285,185,500.00 12,200,000.00 63,300,000.00 107,200,000.00 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 2018 2017 2014 2012 2011
Burkina Faso|Nigeria|Chad 1 1 27,900,000.00 0.00 27,900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nigeria|Burkina Faso|Chad 1 1 26,600,000.00 26,600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
India|Kenya 1 1 15,200,000.00 0.00 15,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Kenya 3 1 12,100,000.00 0.00 0.00 12,000,000.00 100,000.00 0.00
Bangladesh 1 1 11,500,000.00 0.00 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 0.00
Malawi 1 1 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00
India 1 1 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
Nepal 1 1 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
South Africa 1 1 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
United States 1 1 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
Classified total 13 10 101,200,000.00 33,800,000.00 54,600,000.00 12,000,000.00 300,000.00 500,000.00
Unclassified total 55 16 183,985,500.00 29,500,000.00 52,600,000.00 9,250,000.00 2,050,000.00 250,000.00
Total 68 21 285,185,500.00 63,300,000.00 107,200,000.00 21,250,000.00 2,350,000.00 750,000.00

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Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (13 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Recommendation to Open Philanthropy for Grants to Top Charities2019-11-26GiveWellOpen Philanthropy Project Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities Malaria Consortium Helen Keller International Sightsavers Against Malaria Foundation END Fund GiveDirectly Development Media International Dispenses for Safe Water Food Fortification Initiative Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development, and Evaluation Iodine Global Network Living Goods Project Healthy Children Periodic donation list documentationGlobal health and developmentThe document details GiveWell's recommendation in 2019 for grants by Good Ventures (via the Open Philanthropy Project) to GiveWell top and standout charities. The overall amount of money recommended for allocation is $54.6 million, and the document explains that Open Phil's calculation that it may make sense to spend down more slowly was the reason for reducing the allocation from last year. It discusses the principles used for allocation: (1) Put significant weight on cost-effectiveness estimates, (2) Consider additional information not explicitly modeled about the organization, (3) Consider additional information not explicitly modeled about the funding gap, (4) Assess funding gaps at the margin, (5) Default to not imposing restrictions on charity spending, (6) Default to funding on a 3-year horizon, and (7) Ensure charities are incentivized to engage with the process. The three charities that get significant grants are Malaria Consortium for its SMC program ($33.9 million), Helen Keller International ($9.7 million), and Sightsavers ($2.7 million). Against Malaria Foundation, END Fund, and GiveDirectly receive the minimum "incentive grant" amount of $2.5 million that all top charities should receive. The top charity Deworm the World Initiative is not given an incentive grant because it received a previous grant through GiveWell discretionary grant that more than covers the incentive grant amount. 8 standout charities get $100,000 each
Announcing our 2019 top charities2019-11-26Catherine Hollander GiveWellGiveWell discretionary regranting 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 discretionary regranting 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 discretionary regranting 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 discretionary regranting 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 recommendation to Good Ventures2018-11-26Andrew Martin Catherine Hollander Elie Hassenfeld James Snowden Josh Rosenberg GiveWellGood Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities Malaria Consortium Helen Keller International Against Malaria Foundation Deworm the World Initiative Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Sightsavers END Fund GiveDirectly Periodic donation list documentationGlobal health and developmentThe document explains, along with a detailed rationale, the amounts that GiveWell is recommending to Good Ventures to grant to each of its top charities for the 2018 end-of-year giving season. The corresponding acknowledgement post from the Open Philanthropy Project was published on 2018-12-12 at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/2018-allocation-givewell-top-charities
Update on No Lean Season’s top charity status2018-11-19Catherine Hollander GiveWellGood Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities No Lean Season Evaluator update on doneeSeasonal intracountry migrationGiveWell announces the removal of No Lean Season from its list of top charities, in advance of the annual top charity list refresh. The primary reason is that the results of the 2017 RCT suggest that the program did not successfully induce migration. No Lean Season has over two years of funding remaining, which would allow them to use the information to tweak the program further, allowing for re-evaluation by GiveWell in 2019. Evidence Action has a related blog post at https://www.evidenceaction.org/blog-full/why-test-at-scale-no-lean-season
Our top charities for giving season 20172017-11-27Natalie 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 developmentGiveWell 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 developmentExplanation of reasoning that led to $50 million allocation to GiveWell top charities
Our updated top charities for giving season 20162016-11-28Natalie 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 developmentGiveWell 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 developmentAgainst 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 developmentGood 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 developmentAgainst 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 (68 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 68)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative2,500,000.00232019-03Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/schistosomiasis-control-initiative-general-support-2019GiveWell Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Good Ventures, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget is based on guidelines set by the Open Philanthropy Project. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/ Charity status updates in 2018 are at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/updates-in-november-2018#Schistosomiasis_Control_Initiative_SCI

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: Grant for general operating support, which has GiveWell top charity status; see https://www.givewell.org/charities/Schistosomiasis-Control-Initiative SCI works with governments in sub-Saharan Africa to create or scale up programs that treat schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) (deworming). Its role has primarily been to identify country recipients, provide funding to governments for government-implemented programs, provide advisory support, and conduct monitoring and evaluation on the process and outcomes of the programs.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: GiveWell recommends Schistosomiasis Control Initiative for the following reasons: (1) Program has strong track record and excellent cost-effectiveness. (2) Organization has strong track record. (3) Standout transparency. (4) Room for more funding. The full GiveWell review is at https://www.givewell.org/charities/Schistosomiasis-Control-Initiative and the top charity selection is at https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-updated-top-charities-for-giving-season-2018/

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): GiveWell explains the principles affecting its decision of how much money to allocate to each charity in https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/ (1) Put significant weight on our cost-effectiveness estimates. (2) Consider additional information about an organization that we have not explicitly modeled. (3) Assess charities’ funding gaps at the margin, i.e., where they would spend additional funding, where possible. (4) Default towards not imposing restrictions on charity spending. (5) Fund on a three-year horizon, unless we are particularly uncertain whether we will want to continue recommending a program in the future. (6) Ensure charities are incentivized to engage with our process. Ultimately, GiveWell decides to only allocate to the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative the minimum amount for top charities, i.e., $2.5 million. It is relevant that organizational factors not modeled explicitly are marked "Relatively weak" by GiveWell for SCI

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Part of GiveWell's end-of-year recommendations for Good Ventures, so the timing is determined by the timing of end-of-year recommendations (which is usually the week after Thanksgiving in the United States). The grant is made by Good Ventures shortly after the recommendations

Other notes: Even accounting for this grant, GiveWell identifies a remaining funding gap of $16.9 million for Against Malaria Foundation. The grant page on the Open Philanthropy Project website is at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/schistosomiasis-control-initiative-general-support-december-2018.
Sightsavers9,700,000.00122019-01Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/sightsavers-deworming-programs-january-2019GiveWell Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Good Ventures, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget is based on guidelines set by the Open Philanthropy Project. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/ Charity status updates in 2018 are at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/updates-in-november-2018#Sightsavers-_deworming_program

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant to support deworming programs, which have GiveWell top charity status; see https://www.givewell.org/charities/sightsavers More specifically, these programs include advocating for, funding, and monitoring programs that treat schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) (deworming)

Donor reason for selecting the donee: GiveWell recommends the Sightsavers deworming program for the following reasons: (1) Strong track record and excellent cost-effectiveness. (2) Moderately strong monitoring process. (3) Standout transparency. (4) Room for more funding. The full GiveWell review is at https://www.givewell.org/charities/sightsavers and the top charity selection is at https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-updated-top-charities-for-giving-season-2018/

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): GiveWell explains the principles affecting its decision of how much money to allocate to each charity in https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/ (1) Put significant weight on our cost-effectiveness estimates. (2) Consider additional information about an organization that we have not explicitly modeled. (3) Assess charities’ funding gaps at the margin, i.e., where they would spend additional funding, where possible. (4) Default towards not imposing restrictions on charity spending. (5) Fund on a three-year horizon, unless we are particularly uncertain whether we will want to continue recommending a program in the future. (6) Ensure charities are incentivized to engage with our process. Ultimately, GiveWell decides to allocate $6-10 million two of its deworming charities and to Helen Keller International; Sightsavers ends up getting $9.7 million

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Part of GiveWell's end-of-year recommendations for Good Ventures, so the timing is determined by the timing of end-of-year recommendations (which is usually the week after Thanksgiving in the United States). The grant is made by Good Ventures shortly after the recommendations

Other notes: Even accounting for this grant, GiveWell identifies a remaining funding gap of $1.6 million for Sightsavers deworming programs. The grant page on the Open Philanthropy Project website is at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/sightsavers-deworming-2019.
Malaria Consortium26,600,000.0022018-12Global health/malariahttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/malaria-consortium-seasonal-malaria-chemoprevention-2018GiveWell Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Good Ventures, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget is based on guidelines set by the Open Philanthropy Project. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/ Charity status updates in 2018 are at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/updates-in-november-2018#Malaria_Consortium-s_seasonal_malaria_chemoprevention_program

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant for the seasonal malaria chemoprevention program, which has GiveWell top charity status; see https://www.givewell.org/charities/malaria-consortium The program distributes preventive anti-malarial drugs to children 3 to 59 months old in order to prevent illness and death from malaria

Donor reason for selecting the donee: Malaria Consortium's seasonal malaria chemoprevention program is recommended as a GiveWell top charity for these reasons: (1) program with a strong evidence base and strong cost-effectiveness, (2) track record of demonstrated past success, (3) room for more funding. The full GiveWell review is at https://www.givewell.org/charities/malaria-consortium and the top charity selection is at https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-updated-top-charities-for-giving-season-2018/

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): GiveWell explains the principles affecting its decision of how much money to allocate to each charity in https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/ (1) Put significant weight on our cost-effectiveness estimates. (2) Consider additional information about an organization that we have not explicitly modeled. (3) Assess charities’ funding gaps at the margin, i.e., where they would spend additional funding, where possible. (4) Default towards not imposing restrictions on charity spending. (5) Fund on a three-year horizon, unless we are particularly uncertain whether we will want to continue recommending a program in the future. (6) Ensure charities are incentivized to engage with our process. Based on these, GiveWell decided to recommend fully funding Malaria Consortium’s seasonal malaria chemoprevention program in Nigeria, Burkina Faso, and Chad.

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Part of GiveWell's end-of-year recommendations for Good Ventures, so the timing is determined by the timing of end-of-year recommendations (which is usually the week after Thanksgiving in the United States). The grant is made by Good Ventures shortly after the recommendations

Donor retrospective of the donation: The discretionary regranting decisions https://blog.givewell.org/2019/03/29/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2018/ (to Malaria Consortium) and https://blog.givewell.org/2019/06/12/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q1-2019/ (to Against Malaria Foundation) can be viewed as a retrospective on this decision, insofar as they consider further funding gaps for Malaria Consortium after the grant

Other notes: Even accounting for this grant, GiveWell identifies a remaining funding gap of $43.9 million for Malaria Consortium, and identifies Malaria Consortium as the best target for donations at the current margin. The grant page on the Open Philanthropy Prject website is at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/malaria-consortium-seasonal-malaria-chemoprevention-december-2018. Affected countries: Nigeria|Burkina Faso|Chad.
Deworm the World Initiative10,400,000.00102018-12Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/deworm-the-world-initiative-general-support-december-2018GiveWell Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Good Ventures, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget is based on guidelines set by the Open Philanthropy Project. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/ Charity status updates in 2018 are at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/updates-in-november-2018#Evidence_Action-s_Deworm_the_World_Initiative

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant for general operating support, which has GiveWell top charity status; see https://www.givewell.org/charities/deworm-world-initiative The grantee advocates for, supports, and evaluates government-run school-based deworming programs.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: GiveWell recommends Deworm the World Initiative for these reasons: (1) Program with strong track record and excellent cost-effectiveness. (2) Strong monitoring process. (30 Standout transparency. (4) Room for more funding. The full GiveWell review is at https://www.givewell.org/charities/deworm-world-initiative and the top charity selection is at https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-updated-top-charities-for-giving-season-2018/

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): GiveWell explains the principles affecting its decision of how much money to allocate to each charity in https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/ (1) Put significant weight on our cost-effectiveness estimates. (2) Consider additional information about an organization that we have not explicitly modeled. (3) Assess charities’ funding gaps at the margin, i.e., where they would spend additional funding, where possible. (4) Default towards not imposing restrictions on charity spending. (5) Fund on a three-year horizon, unless we are particularly uncertain whether we will want to continue recommending a program in the future. (6) Ensure charities are incentivized to engage with our process. Ultimately, GiveWell decides to allocate $6-10 million each to two of its deworming top charities and to Sightsacers; Deworm the World Initiative gets $10.4 million

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Part of GiveWell's end-of-year recommendations for Good Ventures, so the timing is determined by the timing of end-of-year recommendations (which is usually the week after Thanksgiving in the United States). The grant is made by Good Ventures shortly after the recommendations

Other notes: Even accounting for this grant, GiveWell identifies a remaining funding gap of $27 million for Deworm the World Initiative. The grant page on the Open Philanthropy Project website is at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/deworm-world-initiative-general-support-december-2018.
Helen Keller International6,500,000.00152018-12Global health/nutrition/Vitamin A supplementationhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/helen-keller-international-vitamin-a-supplementation-december-2018GiveWell Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Good Ventures, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget is based on guidelines set by the Open Philanthropy Project. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/ Charity status updates in 2018 are at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/updates-in-november-2018#Sightsavers-_deworming_program

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; see https://www.givewell.org/charities/helen-keller-international HKI provides technical assistance, engages in advocacy, and contributes funding to government-run vitamin A supplementation programs.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: GiveWell recommends HKI's VAS program for the following reasons: (1) Strong evidence base and strong cost-effectiveness. (2) Track record. (3) Standout transparency. (4) Room for more funding. The full GiveWell review is at https://www.givewell.org/charities/helen-keller-international and the top charity selection is at https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-updated-top-charities-for-giving-season-2018/

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): GiveWell explains the principles affecting its decision of how much money to allocate to each charity in https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/ (1) Put significant weight on our cost-effectiveness estimates. (2) Consider additional information about an organization that we have not explicitly modeled. (3) Assess charities’ funding gaps at the margin, i.e., where they would spend additional funding, where possible. (4) Default towards not imposing restrictions on charity spending. (5) Fund on a three-year horizon, unless we are particularly uncertain whether we will want to continue recommending a program in the future. (6) Ensure charities are incentivized to engage with our process. Ultimately, GiveWell decides to allocate $6-10 million two of its deworming charities as well as to HKI; HKI ends up getting $6.5 million

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Part of GiveWell's end-of-year recommendations for Good Ventures, so the timing is determined by the timing of end-of-year recommendations (which is usually the week after Thanksgiving in the United States). The grant is made by Good Ventures shortly after the recommendations

Other notes: Even accounting for this grant, GiveWell identifies a remaining funding gap of $20.6 million for HKI's VAS program. The grant page on the Open Philanthropy Project website is at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/helen-keller-international-vitamin-a-supplementation-december-2018.
Against Malaria Foundation2,500,000.00232018-12Global health/malariahttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/against-malaria-foundation-general-support-december-2018GiveWell Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Good Ventures, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget is based on guidelines set by the Open Philanthropy Project. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/ Charity status updates in 2018 are at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/updates-in-november-2018#Against_Malaria_Foundation_AMF

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: Grant for general operating support, which has GiveWell top charity status; see https://www.givewell.org/charities/amf AMF funds distributions of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) for protection against malaria in developing countries

Donor reason for selecting the donee: GiveWell recommends Against Malaria Foundation for the following reasons: (1) Excellent evidence of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. (2) Good monitoring process for checking long-term effects. (3) Room for more funding. (4) Transparency. The full GiveWell review is at https://www.givewell.org/charities/amf and the top charity selection is at https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-updated-top-charities-for-giving-season-2018/

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): GiveWell explains the principles affecting its decision of how much money to allocate to each charity in https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/ (1) Put significant weight on our cost-effectiveness estimates. (2) Consider additional information about an organization that we have not explicitly modeled. (3) Assess charities’ funding gaps at the margin, i.e., where they would spend additional funding, where possible. (4) Default towards not imposing restrictions on charity spending. (5) Fund on a three-year horizon, unless we are particularly uncertain whether we will want to continue recommending a program in the future. (6) Ensure charities are incentivized to engage with our process. Ultimately, GiveWell decides to only allocate to the Against Malaria Foundation the minimum amount for top charities, i.e., $2.5 million

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Part of GiveWell's end-of-year recommendations for Good Ventures, so the timing is determined by the timing of end-of-year recommendations (which is usually the week after Thanksgiving in the United States). The grant is made by Good Ventures shortly after the recommendations

Donor retrospective of the donation: The discretionary regranting decisions https://blog.givewell.org/2019/03/29/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2018/ (to Malaria Consortium) and https://blog.givewell.org/2019/06/12/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q1-2019/ (to Against Malaria Foundation) can be viewed as a retrospective on this decision, insofar as they consider further funding gaps for Against Malaria Foundation after the grant

Other notes: Even accounting for this grant, GiveWell identifies a remaining funding gap of $72.5 million for Against Malaria Foundation. The grant page on the Open Philanthropy Project website is at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/against-malaria-foundation-general-support-december-2018.
The END Fund2,500,000.00232018-12Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/the-end-fund-deworming-programs-december-2018GiveWell Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Good Ventures, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget is based on guidelines set by the Open Philanthropy Project. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/ Charity status updates in 2018 are at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/updates-in-november-2018#The_END_Fund-s_deworming_program

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant for deworming programs, which have GiveWell top charity status; see https://www.givewell.org/charities/end-fund The END Fund manages grants, provides technical assistance, and raises funding for controlling and eliminating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The grant is for the subset of these programs that treat schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) (deworming)

Donor reason for selecting the donee: GiveWell recommends The END Fund's deworming programs for the following reasons: (1) Deworming is a priority program with the possibility of string benefits at very low cost. (2) Organization is able to absorb additional funds to start and scale up deworming programs. (3) Standout transparency. The full GiveWell review is at https://www.givewell.org/charities/end-fund and the top charity selection is at https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-updated-top-charities-for-giving-season-2018/

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): GiveWell explains the principles affecting its decision of how much money to allocate to each charity in https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/ (1) Put significant weight on our cost-effectiveness estimates. (2) Consider additional information about an organization that we have not explicitly modeled. (3) Assess charities’ funding gaps at the margin, i.e., where they would spend additional funding, where possible. (4) Default towards not imposing restrictions on charity spending. (5) Fund on a three-year horizon, unless we are particularly uncertain whether we will want to continue recommending a program in the future. (6) Ensure charities are incentivized to engage with our process. Ultimately, GiveWell decides to only allocate to the END Fund the minimum amount for top charities, i.e., $2.5 million

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Part of GiveWell's end-of-year recommendations for Good Ventures, so the timing is determined by the timing of end-of-year recommendations (which is usually the week after Thanksgiving in the United States). The grant is made by Good Ventures shortly after the recommendations

Other notes: Even accounting for this grant, GiveWell identifies a remaining funding gap of $45.8 million for The END Fund. The grant page on the Open Philanthropy Project website is at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/end-fund-deworming-programs-2018.
GiveDirectly2,500,000.00232018-12Cash transfershttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givedirectly-general-support-december-2018GiveWell Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Good Ventures, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget is based on guidelines set by the Open Philanthropy Project. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/ Charity status updates in 2018 are at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/updates-in-november-2018#GiveDirectly

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: Grant for general operating support, which has GiveWell top charity status; see http://www.givewell.org/charities/give-directly GiveDirectly transfers cash to households in developing countries via mobile phone-linked payment services. It targets extremely low-income households.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: GiveWell recommends GiveDirectly for the following reasons: (1) Program has strong track record and low burden of proof. (2) Strong monitoring process. (3) Documented success. (4) Standout transparency. (5) Room for more funding. The full GiveWell review is at https://www.givewell.org/charities/give-directly and the top charity selection is at https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-updated-top-charities-for-giving-season-2018/

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): GiveWell explains the principles affecting its decision of how much money to allocate to each charity in https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/ (1) Put significant weight on our cost-effectiveness estimates. (2) Consider additional information about an organization that we have not explicitly modeled. (3) Assess charities’ funding gaps at the margin, i.e., where they would spend additional funding, where possible. (4) Default towards not imposing restrictions on charity spending. (5) Fund on a three-year horizon, unless we are particularly uncertain whether we will want to continue recommending a program in the future. (6) Ensure charities are incentivized to engage with our process. Ultimately, GiveWell decides to only allocate to GiveDirectly the minimum amount for top charities, i.e., $2.5 million

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Part of GiveWell's end-of-year recommendations for Good Ventures, so the timing is determined by the timing of end-of-year recommendations (which is usually the week after Thanksgiving in the United States). The grant is made by Good Ventures shortly after the recommendations

Other notes: Even accounting for this grant, GiveWell identifies a remaining funding gap of over $100 million for GiveDirectly; this is the largest identified room for more funding of all GiveWell top charities. The grant page on the Open Philanthropy Project website is at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/givedirectly-general-support-december-2018.
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative2,500,000.00232018-03Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/schistosomiasis-control-initiative-general-support-2018GiveWell Grant is the $2.5 million minimum for being a top charity. Grant announced on 2017-11-27 at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/ along with GiveWell top and standout charities list.
Helen Keller International7,200,000.00132018-01Global health/nutrition/Vitamin A supplementationhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/helen-keller-international-vitamin-a-supplementationGiveWell 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. Grant announced on 2017-11-27 at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/ along with GiveWell top and standout charities list. Affected countries: Burkina Faso|Mali.
Sightsavers2,500,000.00232018-01Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/sightsavers-deworming-programs-january-2018GiveWell Grant restricted to the deworming program. It is the $2.5 million minimum for being a top charity. Grant announced on 2017-11-27 at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/ along with GiveWell top and standout charities list.
Living Goods100,000.00562018-01--http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/iodine-global-network-general-support-december-2017GiveWell Grant is the $100,000 for being a standout charity. Grant announced on 2017-11-27 at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/ along with GiveWell top and standout charities list.
Malaria Consortium27,900,000.0012017-12Global health/malariahttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/malaria-consortium-seasonal-malaria-chemoprevention-december-2017GiveWell 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. Grant announced on 2017-11-27 at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/ along with GiveWell top and standout charities list. Affected countries: Burkina Faso|Nigeria|Chad.
Deworm the World Initiative15,200,000.0052017-12Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/deworm-the-world-initiative-general-support-december-2017GiveWell 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. Grant announced on 2017-11-27 at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/ along with GiveWell top and standout charities list. Affected countries: India|Kenya.
No Lean Season11,500,000.0082017-12Seasonal intracountry migrationhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/evidence-action-no-lean-season-december-2017GiveWell 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. Grant announced on 2017-11-27 at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/ along with GiveWell top and standout charities list. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
The END Fund2,500,000.00232017-12Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/the-end-fund-deworming-programsGiveWell Grant restricted to the deworming program. It is the $2.5 million minimum for being a top charity. Grant announced on 2017-11-27 at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/ along with GiveWell top and standout charities list.
Against Malaria Foundation2,500,000.00232017-12Global health/malariahttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/against-malaria-foundation-general-support3GiveWell Grant is the $2.5 million minimum for being a top charity. Grant announced on 2017-11-27 at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/ along with GiveWell top and standout charities list.
GiveDirectly2,500,000.00232017-12Cash transfershttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givedirectly-general-support-december-2017GiveWell Grant is the $2.5 million minimum for being a top charity. Grant announced on 2017-11-27 at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/ along with GiveWell top and standout charities list.
Development Media International100,000.00562017-12Global health/development communicationhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/development-media-international-general-support-december-2017GiveWell Grant is the $100,000 for being a standout charity. Grant announced on 2017-11-27 at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/ along with GiveWell top and standout charities list.
Dispensers for Safe Water100,000.00562017-12Water/basic drinking water supply and basic sanitationhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/evidence-action-dispensers-for-safe-water-programGiveWell 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. Grant announced on 2017-11-27 at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/ along with GiveWell top and standout charities list.
Food Fortification Initiative100,000.00562017-12Global health/nutritionhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/food-fortification-initiative-general-support-december-2017GiveWell Grant is the $100,000 for being a standout charity. Grant announced on 2017-11-27 at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/ along with GiveWell top and standout charities list.
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition100,000.00562017-12Global health/nutrition/iodinehttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/global-alliance-for-improved-nutrition-universal-salt-iodizationGiveWell Grant is the $100,000 for being a standout charity. Grant is for Universal Salt Iodization Program. Grant announced on 2017-11-27 at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/ along with GiveWell top and standout charities list.
Iodine Global Network100,000.00562017-12Global health/nutrition/iodinehttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/iodine-global-network-general-support-december-2017GiveWell Grant is the $100,000 for being a standout charity.
Project Healthy Children100,000.00562017-12Global healthhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/project-healthy-children-general-support-december-2017GiveWell Grant is the $100,000 for being a standout charity. Grant announced on 2017-11-27 at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/ along with GiveWell top and standout charities list.
Malaria Consortium5,000,000.00162017-02Global 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 Initiative13,500,000.0072017-01Global 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.
GiveDirectly2,500,000.00232017-01Cash 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 Foundation15,080,000.0062017-01Global 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 Initiative4,470,000.00202017-01Global 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 Goods250,000.00392017-01--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 Children250,000.00392017-01Global 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 International250,000.00392017-01Global 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.
Sightsavers2,950,000.00222017-01Global 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 Nutrition250,000.00392017-01Global 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 Initiative250,000.00392016-12Global 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 Fund5,000,000.00162016-12Global 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 Network250,000.00392016-12Global 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 Foundation22,845,500.0042016-01Global 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.
GiveDirectly9,750,000.00112016-01Cash 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 Initiative10,790,000.0092016-01Global 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 Initiative1,000,000.00352016-01Global 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 Goods250,000.00392015-12--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 Network250,000.00392015-12--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 International250,000.00392015-12Global 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 Nutrition250,000.00392015-10Global 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.
GiveDirectly25,000,000.0032015-08-03Cash 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/.
GiveDirectly5,000,000.00162014-12-01Cash 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 Foundation5,000,000.00162014-12-01Global 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 Initiative3,000,000.00212014-12-01Global 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 Initiative250,000.00392014-12-01Global 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 Nutrition250,000.00392014-12-01Global 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 International250,000.00392014-12-01Global 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 Network250,000.00392014-12-01Global 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 Goods250,000.00392014-12-01--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.
GiveDirectly7,000,000.00142014-01Cash 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 Initiative750,000.00362013-12-03Global 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 Initiative1,500,000.00332013-12-03Global 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 Foundation1,250,000.00342012-12-28Global 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.
GiveDirectly500,000.00372012-12-28Cash 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 Initiative250,000.00392012-12-28Global 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.
GiveDirectly100,000.00562012-05Cash 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.
Possible50,000.00642012-05Global 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 Houston50,000.00642012-05Educationhttp://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 Foundation50,000.00642012-05Microloans/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 Action50,000.00642012-05Global 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.
Pratham50,000.00642012-05Educationhttp://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 Foundation500,000.00372011-12-23Global 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 Initiative250,000.00392011-12-23Global 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.

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