Good Ventures/GiveWell support donations made to GiveWell

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 as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) 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 March 2020. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country United States
Facebook page GiveWell.org
Websitehttps://www.givewell.org
Donate pagehttps://secure.givewell.org/support-givewell
Transparency and financials pagehttps://www.givewell.org/about/official-records
Donation case pagehttps://blog.givewell.org/2015/12/25/december-2015-update-on-givewells-funding-needs/
Twitter usernamegivewell
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GiveWell
Timelines wiki pagehttps://timelines.issarice.com/wiki/Timeline_of_GiveWell
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=GiveWell
Key peopleHolden Karnofsky|Elie Hassenfeld
Launch date2007

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Donor–donee relationship

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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 13 500,000 542,683 20,000 50,000 50,000 56,250 500,000 500,000 500,000 675,000 751,179 1,186,840 1,994,850
Meta-philanthropy 13 500,000 542,683 20,000 50,000 50,000 56,250 500,000 500,000 500,000 675,000 751,179 1,186,840 1,994,850

Donation amounts by cause area and year

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Note: Cause area classification used here may not match that used by donor for all cases.

Cause area Number of donations Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2011
Meta-philanthropy (filter this donor) 13 7,054,883.00 751,179.00 530,764.00 2,494,850.00 1,743,090.00 740,000.00 745,000.00 50,000.00
Total 13 7,054,883.00 751,179.00 530,764.00 2,494,850.00 1,743,090.00 740,000.00 745,000.00 50,000.00

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

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 13)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
751,179.0032018-06Meta-philanthropyhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/givewell-general-support-2018-- Grant for general operating support. Grant page on Good Ventures site not up at the time of insertion, hence linking to Open Philanthropy Project page.
530,764.0052017-10Meta-philanthropyhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-general-support1-- Grant for general operating support. See https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/givewell-general-support-2017 for a cross-posting of the grant.
500,000.0062016-09Meta-philanthropyhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-top-charity-participation-grants-2016-- Grant to support GiveWell in giving $100,000 participation grants to charities for completing the first round of its top charity application process for 2017. Unused funds will be allocated to top charities at the end of 2017. See https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/givewell-top-charity-participation-grants-2016 for a cross-posting of the grant.
1,994,850.0012016-06Meta-philanthropyhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-general-support-- Grant for general operating support.
1,186,840.0022015-08Meta-philanthropyhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-general-support-august-2015-- Grant for general operating support.
56,250.00102015-01Meta-philanthropyhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-open-philanthropy-project-website-construction-- Grant to support 50% of the costs of redesigning http://www.openphilanthropy.org (the new website).
500,000.0062015-01Meta-philanthropyhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-top-charity-participation-grants-2015-- Grant to support GiveWell in giving $100,000 participation grants to charities for completing the first round of its top charity application process for 2015. Unused funds will be allocated to top charities at the end of 2015. See https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/givewell-top-charity-participation-grants-2015 for a cross-posting of the grant.
500,000.0062014-05Meta-philanthropyhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-top-charity-participation-grants-- Grant to support GiveWell in giving $100,000 participation grants to charities for completing the first round its top charity application process for 2014. The process has become more intensive in 2014. Unused funds will be allocated to top charities at the end of 2014.
240,000.0092014-03Meta-philanthropyhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-general-support-march-2014-- Grant for general operating support.
675,000.0042013-11Meta-philanthropyhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-research-november-2013-- Grant to cover research-related expenses.
20,000.00132013-06Meta-philanthropyhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-research-june-2013-- Grant to support investigation into the history of philanthropy and investigation of funding opportunities in policy advocacy.
50,000.00112013-01Meta-philanthropyhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-general-support-january-2013-- Grant for general operating support, i.e., finding the best giving opportunities and writing up findings.
50,000.00112011-12Meta-philanthropyhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-general-support-december-2011-- Grant for general operating support, i.e., finding the best giving opportunities and writing up findings.