GiveWell discretionary regranting donations made to Deworm the World Initiative

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Basic donor information

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Country United States
Affiliated organizations (current or former; restricted to potential donees or others relevant to donation decisions)GiveWell
Best overview URLhttps://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/19/discretionary-grant-making-and-implications-for-donor-agency/
Websitehttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking
Donations URLhttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking
Page on philosophy informing donationshttps://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/19/discretionary-grant-making-and-implications-for-donor-agency/
Regularity with which donor updates donations datacontinuous updates
Regularity with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)continuous updates
Lag with which donor updates donations datadays
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: GiveWell has given donors the option to give money to Givewell to allocate to top charities. This differed from simply giving to GiveWell top charities using the recommended allocation, because GiveWell would determine the best use of marginal funds at the time of each regrant decision. GiveWell began highlighting discretionary regranting in late 2016, and announced some major discretionary regrants in 2017. For giving seasons 2017, Givewell recommended that donors give to GiveWell for discretionary regranting

Brief notes on broad donor philosophy and major focus areas: Same focus areas that inform GiveWell top charity recommendations. Top areas in recent years have included malaria, deworming, vitamin A supplementation, cash transfers, and seasonal intracountry migration

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

Notes on grant publication logistics: In 2017, decisions were published in blog posts. As per https://blog.givewell.org/2017/09/12/september-open-thread/#comment-946059 and https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/#comment-946301 GiveWell plans to add a page listing all discretionary regrants

Notes on grant financing: Money for the grants mostly comes from funds donated by donors to "GiveWell top charities" for regranting at its discretion. In the case of regrant to the Against Malaria Foundation, the original donors show up in the Against Malaria Foundation donor list

Full donor page for donor GiveWell discretionary regranting

Basic donee information

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Country United States
Websitehttps://www.evidenceaction.org/dewormtheworld/
Donate pagehttps://www.evidenceaction.org/give
Donation case pagehttps://www.evidenceaction.org/dewormtheworld/
Twitter usernamedewormtheworld
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deworm_the_World_Initiative
GiveWell reviewhttps://www.givewell.org/charities/deworm-world-initiative
Launch date2007
NotesThe initiative is run by Evidence Action, which also runs some other evidence-based programs in domains related to global health and global poverty. Previously, it was supported by the Partnership for Child Development and Innovations for Poverty Action, and simply called "Deworm the World". The program was originally created by MIT Professor Kristin J. Forbes in 2007 along with Esther Duflo, as an initiative of the Forum of Young Global Leaders. It has worked with te Clinton Health Access Initiative and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab

Full donee page for donee Deworm the World Initiative

Donor–donee relationship

Item Value

Donor–donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 8 67,000 462,638 6,700 6,700 10,000 20,000 67,000 67,000 147,400 500,000 700,000 2,250,000 2,250,000
Global health 8 67,000 462,638 6,700 6,700 10,000 20,000 67,000 67,000 147,400 500,000 700,000 2,250,000 2,250,000

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 Total 2017 2015 2014
Global health (filter this donor) 8 3,701,100.00 3,450,000.00 221,100.00 30,000.00
Total 8 3,701,100.00 3,450,000.00 221,100.00 30,000.00

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

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Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (8 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 8)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
700,000.0022017-11-27Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmakingGiveWell Grant uses money donated between July and September 2017. See https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/ for more details. This is part of $15.9 million GiveWell is attempting to allocate to Deworm the World Initiative; the remaining $15.2 million will come from Good Ventures. Affected countries: India|Kenya; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
2,250,000.0012017-08-30Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmakingGiveWell Grant uses money donated between January and June 2017. Blog post https://blog.givewell.org/2017/08/30/why-were-allocating-discretionary-funds-to-the-deworm-the-world-initiative/ announces $2.25 million in made and planned grants to Deworm the World Initiative from funds given to GiveWell to regrant at its discretion (see https://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/19/discretionary-grant-making-and-implications-for-donor-agency/ for more background on how this differs from GiveWell top charities). This is the entirety of the money being granted or considered for granting at this time; the blog post explains why the grant is being made to Deworm the World Initiative even though GiveWell continues to recommend Against Malaria Foundation as the top charity that donors should allocate 100% of their donations to. Amount includes $1.25 million already granted and an additional $1 million that is planned for granting in the next month or two. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
500,000.0032017-04-03Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmakingGiveWell Grant uses money donated between October and December 2016. Blog post https://blog.givewell.org/2017/04/03/allocation-of-discretionary-funds/ announces $0.5 million to Deworm the World Initiative from the funds GiveWell has for discretionary regranting (see https://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/19/discretionary-grant-making-and-implications-for-donor-agency/ for more background on how this differs from GiveWell top charities), to fill most of an unfilled $0.53 million Execution Level 2 funding gap. This is out of a total of $4.9 million in granted money (the remaining $4.4 million went to the Against Malaria Foundation, with the highest priority of funding gap). The funding to Deworm the World Initiative was decided over other alternatives, including Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, the END Fund, GiveDirectly, Malaria Consortium, and Sightsavers. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
67,000.0052015-07Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmakingGiveWell Grant uses money donated between January and May 2015. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
147,400.0042015-03Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmakingGiveWell Grant uses money donated between November and December 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
6,700.0082015-01Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmakingGiveWell Grant uses money donated between July and October 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
20,000.0062014-08Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmakingGiveWell Grant uses money donated between April and June 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
10,000.0072014-05Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmakingGiveWell Grant uses money donated between January and March 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.