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Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (38 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesAffected influencersDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Staff members’ personal donations for giving season 20192019-12-10Catherine Hollander GiveWellElie Hassenfeld Natalie Crispin Josh Rosenberg Catherine Hollander Andrew Martin Isabel Arjmand Nicole Zok Dan Brown Olivia Larsen Steph Stojanovic James Snowden Michael Eddy Kimberly Huynh Teryn Mattox Jim Bobowski GiveWell top charities Malaria Consortium GiveDirectly StrongMinds Cool Earth Clean Air Task Force ProPublica Sogorea Te Land Trust Stonewall (UK) Afrinspire Against Malaria Foundation One for the World Centre for Pesticide Suicide Prevention Young1ove Namati Astraea Foundation UHAI-EASHRI The Other Foundation Colombia Diversa The Trevor Project Médecins Sans Frontières Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Periodic donation list documentationContinuing an annual tradition started in 2013, GiveWell staff members describe where they are donating. Some of the main themes: staff members deciding whether to donate directly to specific GiveWell top charities or donate to GiveWell for regranting to top charities. While most people choose the latter, a few choose the former for reasons including tax advantages, opinion of other family members, and slightly different moral weights than those used by GiveWell. Donors also talk about setting aside small portions of their giving for other kinds of causes, including animal welfare, AI safety, climate change, mental health, social justice, and local philanthropy. Amounts donated are not included, per a decision by GiveWell
Recommendation to Open Philanthropy for Grants to Top Charities2019-11-26GiveWellOpen Philanthropy Malaria Consortium Helen Keller International Sightsavers Against Malaria Foundation The 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 GiveWell 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, The 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 Maximum Impact Fund Malaria Consortium Against Malaria Foundation Helen Keller International Deworm the World Initiative Sightsavers The END Fund GiveDirectly Schistosomiasis Control Initiative GiveWell 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, The 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
Evidence Action is shutting down No Lean Season2019-06-06Catherine Hollander GiveWell No Lean Season GiveWell Evaluator update on doneeSeasonal intracountry migrationGiveWell blogs about Evidence Action's announcement that it is shutting down No Lean Season: https://www.evidenceaction.org/blog-full/why-we-are-shutting-down-no-lean-season Like the original Evidence Action blog post, GiveWell cites two main reasons for closing the program: Investigation into allegations against Evidence Action’s implementing partner, and mixed evidence of impact for the program. GiveWell explains why it still has a high opinion of Evidence Action, but notes three questions derived from these developments: (a) selection of implementing partners, (b) process for hiring and evaluating staff, and (c) financial oversight. GiveWell expects to ask Evidence Action to redirect to Deworm the World Initiative the unused funds donated via GiveWell for No Lean Season. Donors who have a different preference for their donated money are asked to contact donations@givewell.org by July 31
Staff members’ personal donations for giving season 20182018-12-10Catherine Hollander GiveWellElie Hassenfeld Natalie Crispin Josh Rosenberg Devin Jacob Catherine Hollander Andrew Martin Christian Smith Isabel Arjmand James Snowden Dan Brown Olivia Larsen Amar Radia GiveWell top charities Donor lottery GiveDirectly International Refugee Assistance Project RAICES National Immigration Law Center CALmatters Center for Investigative Reporting ProPublica Malaria Consortium Against Malaria Foundation StrongMinds Planned Parenthood Action Fund Cool Earth Causa Justa::Just Cause Initiate Justice Sorea Te Land Trust No Means No Worldwide Stonewall (UK) Afrinspire Effective Altruism Funds Periodic donation list documentationGiveWell staff members describe where they are donating in 2018. The majority are donating most of their money to GiveWell top charities (i.e., to GiveWell for discretionary regranting). A few explicitly donate to Malaria Consortium, Against Malaria Foundation, and GiveDirectly. Many staff members announce intent to donate a small fraction of their donation budget for animal welfare charities, but explicit names of animal welfare charities are not included. A number of donors mention donating small amounts to charities focused on justice-related themes and local causes. Not all employees are present in the document (participation is optional). Amounts donated are not included, per a decision by GiveWell
Response to concerns about GiveWell’s spillovers analysis2018-12-06Josh Rosenberg GiveWellGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund Open Philanthropy GiveDirectly GiveWell 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 Maximum Impact Fund Open Philanthropy GiveWell top charities Malaria Consortium Helen Keller International Against Malaria Foundation Deworm the World Initiative Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Sightsavers The END Fund GiveDirectly GiveWell 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 Maximum Impact Fund 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 The END Fund GiveDirectly GiveWell 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 GiveWell 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
Publishing more frequent updates to our cost-effectiveness model2018-10-02Catherine Hollander GiveWell GiveWell Evaluator quantification approachThe document describes changes GiveWell has made to allow for more frequent updates to its cost-effectiveness model. It describes how, starting May 2017, GiveWell started with versioned releases of its cost-effectiveness models, publishing five versions in 2017. In 2017, each release was accompanied by PDF release notes. Starting 2018, GiveWell shifted to having a changelog, available at https://www.givewell.org/how-we-work/our-criteria/cost-effectiveness/cost-effectiveness-models/changelog In addition, by having a dedicated staff member (Christian Smith) to manage cost-effectiveness models, GiveWell could manage much more frequent updates to the model
Staff members’ personal donations for giving season 20172017-12-11Josh Rosenberg GiveWellElie Hassenfeld Natalie Crispin Josh Rosenberg Sophie Monahan Catherine Hollander Andrew Martin Chelsea Tabart Christian Smith Isabel Arjmand James Snowden GiveWell top charities Effective Altruism Funds No Lean Season Against Malaria Foundation GiveDirectly Causa Justa::Just Cause Planned Parenthood ProPublica Earthjustice Periodic donation list documentationGiveWell staff describe where they are donating in 2017. Not all employees are present in the document (participation is optional). Amounts donated are not included, per a decision by GiveWell
2017 Cost-effectiveness analysis — Version 52017-11-27GiveWell GiveWell Evaluator quantification approachVersion 5 of cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) spreadsheet that underlies top charity recmomendations. This version is published at the same time as the 2017 top charity recommendations https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/ and is the model used to inform those recommendations. The PDF of release notes is https://www.givewell.org/files/DWDA%202009/Interventions/CEA_release_notes_2017_V5.pdf See https://www.givewell.org/how-we-work/our-criteria/cost-effectiveness/cost-effectiveness-models for the full list of cost-effectiveness models
Our top charities for giving season 20172017-11-27Natalie Crispin GiveWellGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund 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 The 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 GiveWell 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
2017 Cost-effectiveness analysis — Version 42017-11-08GiveWell GiveWell Evaluator quantification approachVersion 4 of cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) spreadsheet that underlies top charity recommendations. Announced on mailing list at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/newly-published-givewell-materials/9e-6UgIc2wA and PDF of release notes is at http://files.givewell.org/files/DWDA%202009/Interventions/2017_GiveWell_cost-effectiveness_analysis_Version_4_Release_notes.pdf See https://www.givewell.org/how-we-work/our-criteria/cost-effectiveness/cost-effectiveness-models for the full list of cost-effectiveness models
Approaches to Moral Weights: How GiveWell Compares to Other Actors2017-11-07GiveWellGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund Open Philanthropy GiveWell top charities Deworm the World Initiative Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Against Malaria Foundation Malaria Consortium GiveDirectly GiveWell Evaluator quantification approachIn-depth look at how the way GiveWell uses moral weights in cost-effectiveness analyses (such as the value of saving lives) compares with the way governments and others in public policy use it. One difference is that the target population GiveWell deals with is often in low and middle income countries (LMIC) for which estimates of the value of a life saved are more murky. The document also talks of the different moral weights associated with saving people at different ages. See https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/07/how-givewell-and-mainstream-policymakers-compare-the-good-achieved-by-different-programs/ for a blog post by Josh Rosenberg announcing and summarizing the report. The earlier blog post https://blog.givewell.org/2017/06/01/how-givewell-uses-cost-effectiveness-analyses/ is also referenced. Also see https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/newly-published-givewell-materials/xeSpZ512VFw (2017-11-07) for the mailing list announcement
2017 Cost-effectiveness analysis - Version 32017-10-27GiveWell GiveWell Evaluator quantification approachVersion 3 of cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) spreadsheet that underlies top charity recommendations. Announced on mailing list at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/newly-published-givewell-materials/PwjTUQHFT-A (2017-10-27) and with release notes http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Ffiles.givewell.org%2Ffiles%2FDWDA%25202009%2FInterventions%2F2017_GiveWell_cost-effectiveness_analysis_Version_3_Release_notes.pdf&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNGPmpBl6YHDdmGCVFh8G_58-VXqhA and PDF of release notes is at http://files.givewell.org/files/DWDA%202009/Interventions/2017_GiveWell_cost-effectiveness_analysis_Version_3_Release_notes.pdf&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNGPmpBl6YHDdmGCVFh8G_58-VXqhA See https://www.givewell.org/how-we-work/our-criteria/cost-effectiveness/cost-effectiveness-models for the full list of cost-effectiveness models
2017 Cost-effectiveness analysis - Version 22017-08-16GiveWell GiveWell Evaluator quantification approachVersion 2 of cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) spreadshett for 2017. See http://givewell.org/files/DWDA%202009/Interventions/2017_GiveWell_cost-effectiveness_analysis_Version_2_Release_notes.pdf for the release notes. See https://www.givewell.org/how-we-work/our-criteria/cost-effectiveness/cost-effectiveness-models for the full list of cost-effectiveness models
How GiveWell uses cost-effectiveness analyses2017-06-01Catherine Hollander GiveWellGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund Open Philanthropy Against Malaria Foundation GiveDirectly GiveWell top charities GiveWell Evaluator quantification approachProvides an in-depth lok at how GiveWell does cost-effectiveness analyses, including a list of the kinds of subjective inputs that go into the modeling. The later blog post https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/07/how-givewell-and-mainstream-policymakers-compare-the-good-achieved-by-different-programs/ summarizing the report https://www.givewell.org/how-we-work/our-criteria/cost-effectiveness/comparing-moral-weights references this
2017 Cost-effectiveness analysis - Version 12017-05-20GiveWell GiveWell Evaluator quantification approachVersion 1 of cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) spreadsheet for 2017. This is the first CEA to be explicitly given a named version as well as release notes. See http://files.givewell.org/files/DWDA%202009/Interventions/2017_GiveWell_cost-effectiveness_analysis_Version_1_Release_notes.pdf for the release notes. See https://www.givewell.org/how-we-work/our-criteria/cost-effectiveness/cost-effectiveness-models for the full list of cost-effectiveness models
Update on our views on cataract surgery2017-05-11Catherine Hollander GiveWell GiveWell Review of current state of cause areaGlobal health/cataract surgeryThe document discusses uncertainty around funding cataract surgery, specifically around whether it is talent-constrained or funding-constrained, and other questions around marginal impact and quantification
Allocation of discretionary funds and new recommendation for donors2017-04-03Natalie Crispin GiveWellGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Deworm the World Initiative GiveWell Periodic donation list documentationGlobal healthGiveWell announces that it will allocate $4.9 million dollars of discretionary funds as follows: $4.4 million to the Against Malaria Foundation, and $0.5 million to the Deworm the World Initiative. Further, it updates its recommendation to donors, saying they should give all money at the margin to the Against Malaria Foundation. This updates the November 2016 recommendation to give to AMF and the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative in a 3:1 ratio
Discretionary grant making and implications for donor agency2016-12-19Andrew Martin GiveWellGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative GiveWell Broad donor strategyExplains the difference between giving GiveWell money to grant at its own discretion and donating to current GiveWell top and standout charities
AMF and Population Ethics2016-12-12Ajeya Cotra GiveWell Against Malaria Foundation GiveWell Reasoning supplementGlobal health/malariaAjeya Cotra of GiveWell responds to a blog post https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/4WWXNKWHXQNFk3afc/are-you-sure-you-want-to-donate-to-the-against-malaria (GW, IR) by Michael Plant arguing that, under various possible population ethics stances, the Against Malaria Foundation is not the best use of donations. Cotra's post first summarizes Plant's argument, then explains why in GiveWell's views, its recommendation of AMF is compatible with most population ethics stances
Staff members’ personal donations for giving season 20162016-12-09Natalie Crispin GiveWellElie Hassenfeld Holden Karnofsky Natalie Crispin Alexander Berger Timothy Telleen-Lawton Josh Rosenberg Rebecca Raible Helen Toner Sophie Monahan Laura Muñoz Catherine Hollander Andrew Martin Lewis Bollard Chelsea Tabart Sarah Ward Chris Somerville Ajeya Cotra Chris Smith Isabel Arjmand A political campaign GiveWell top charities International Genetically Engineered Machine Foundation UPMC Center for Health Security Donor lottery EA Giving Group GiveDirectly Center for Applied Rationality Malaria Consortium Animal Charity Evaluators Northwest Health Law Advocates StrongMinds Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative The Humane Society of the United States The Humane League Mercy For Animals Humane Society International Compassion in World Farming USA The Good Food Institute Citizens for Farm Animal Protection The END Fund Causa Justa Planned Parenthood International Refugee Assistance Project Periodic donation list documentationGiveWell and Open Philanthropy Project staff describe their annual donation plans for 2016. Some of these are tentative and get superseded by further events. Also, not all employees are present in the document (participation is optional). Amounts donated are not included, per a decision by GiveWell
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 The END Fund Development Media International Food Fortification Initiative Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Iodine Global Network Living Goods Project Healthy Children GiveWell 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
Mid-year update to top charity recommendations2016-06-23Natalie Crispin GiveWell GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Deworm the World Initiative GiveDirectly GiveWell Evaluator consolidated recommendation listGlobal health and developmentFirst mid-year refresh of top charities from GiveWell. No change to charity list, and no donation recommended for Good Ventures
What we’ve learned about SCI this year2016-06-20Andrew Martin GiveWell Schistosomiasis Control Initiative GiveWell Evaluator update on doneeGlobal health/dewormingDiscovery of some financial errors, but affirmed continued top charity status for now
Staff members’ personal donations for giving season 20152015-12-09Elie Hassenfeld GiveWellElie Hassenfeld Holden Karnofsky Natalie Crispin Alexander Berger Timothy Telleen-Lawton Sean Conley Josh Rosenberg Jake Marcus Rebecca Raible Milan Griffes Helen Toner Sophie Monahan Laura Muñoz Catherine Hollander Andrew Martin Claire Zabel Nicole Ross Lewis Bollard GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation GiveWell GiveDirectly Wikimedia Foundation Center for Global Development Martha’s Table Country Dance and Song Society Northwest Health Law Advocates Mercy For Animals The Humane League Animal Charity Evaluators Raising for Effective Giving Humane Society of te United States Periodic donation list documentationGiveWell and Open Philanthropy Project staff describe their annual donation plans for 2015. Some of these are tentative and get superseded by further events. Also, not all employees are present in the document (participation is optional). Amounts donated are not included, per a decision by GiveWell
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 GiveWell 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
Staff members’ personal donations – giving season 20142014-12-17Holden Karnofsky GiveWellElie Hassenfeld Holden Karnofsky Natalie Crispin Alexander Berger Eliza Scheffler Timothy Telleen-Lawton Josh Rosenberg Ben Rachbach Jake Marcus Rebecca Raible Milan Griffes Tyler Heishman GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Deworm the World Initiative GiveWell standout charities Periodic donation list documentationGiveWell staff describe their annual donation plans for 2014. Some of these are tentative and get superseded by further events. Also, not all employees are present in the document (participation is optional). Amounts donated are not included, per a decision by GiveWell
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 GiveWell 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
Staff members’ personal donations2013-12-12Holden Karnofsky GiveWellHolden Karnofsky Elie Hassenfeld Alexander Berger Natalie Crispin Eliza Scheffler Timothy Telleen-Lawton Sean Conley Josh Rosenberg Ben Rachbach Howie Lempel Jake Marcus GiveDirectly Mercy For Animals Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Against Malaria Foundation Deworm the World Initiative The Humane Society of the United States Periodic donation list documentationGiveWell staff describe their annual donation plans for 2013. Some of these are tentative and get superseded by further events. Also, not all employees are present in the document (participation is optional). Amounts donated are not included, per a decision by 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 GiveWell 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
Our take on “earning to give”2013-06-26Holden Karnofsky GiveWell Miscellaneous commentaryGlobal healthHolden Karnofsky writes about GiveWell's broad take on earning to give: as a broadening of the set of options available in order to do the most good, and a way to challenge the narrative that working at a nonprofit is the best way to have an impact. Karnofsky also points out that donation isn't the only way somebody at a for-profit job contributes to the world; their work could also have positive flow-through effects. Overall, Karnofsky advocates for "systematicity" in exploring various options and excitement about doing the most good possible.
Our top charities for the 2012 giving season2012-11-26Holden Karnofsky GiveWell Against Malaria Foundation GiveDirectly Schistosomiasis Control Initiative GiveWell Evaluator consolidated recommendation listGlobal health and developmentGiveDirectly promoted from standout to top charity, other two charities same as for 2011
Deciding between two outstanding charities2011-12-08Holden Karnofsky GiveWell Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative GiveWell Reasoning supplementGlobal health/malaria and dewormingProvided more in-depth coverage of tradeoffs between the two top charities, supplementing the announcement post at https://blog.givewell.org/2011/11/29/top-charities-for-holiday-season-2011-against-malaria-foundation-and-schistosomiasis-control-initiative/
Top charities for holiday season 2011: Against Malaria Foundation and Schistosomiasis Control Initiative2011-11-29Holden Karnofsky GiveWell Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative GiveDirectly Innovations for Poverty Action Nyaya Health Pratham Small Enterprise Foundation GiveWell Evaluator consolidated recommendation listGlobal health and developmentAgainst Malaria Foundation and Schistosomiasis Control Initiative were the top charities; the others were standouts
Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence2011-04-30Holden Karnofsky GiveWellOpen Philanthropy Machine Intelligence Research Institute Evaluator review of doneeAI safetyIn this email thread on the GiveWell mailing list, Holden Karnofsky gives his views on the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence (SIAI), the former name for the Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI). The reply emails include a discussion of how much weight to give to, and what to learn from, the support for MIRI by Peter Thiel, a wealthy early MIRI backer. In the final email in the thread, Holden Karnofsky includes an audio recording with Jaan Tallinn, another wealthy early MIRI backer. This analysis likely influences the review https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/6SGqkCgHuNr7d4yJm/thoughts-on-the-singularity-institute-si (GW, IR) published by Karnofsky next year, as well as the initial position of the Open Philanthropy Project (a GveWell spin-off grantmaker) toward MIRI.

Money moved infomation for influencer GiveWell (106 rows)

Identified donees Identified donors Amount accounted (current USD) Amount influence claimed (current USD) Start date End date Document Notes
Malaria Consortium Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 32,900,000.00 27,900,000.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2017 All donations are documented; the actual donation url is http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/malaria-consortium-seasonal-malaria-chemoprevention-december-2017 and the recommendation to donate is at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/
Malaria Consortium Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 0.00 5,000,000.00 2016-02-01 2017-01-31 Interim update on GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2016 All donations are documented
Malaria Consortium All donors other than ones specified 0.00 1,224,571.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2017 Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Malaria Consortium All donors other than ones specified 0.00 51,379.00 2016-02-01 2017-01-31 Interim update on GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2016 Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Deworm the World Initiative Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 15,200,000.00 15,200,000.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2017 All donations are documented; the actual donation url is http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/deworm-the-world-initiative-general-support-december-2017 and the recommendation to donate is at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/
Deworm the World Initiative Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 4,470,000.00 4,470,000.00 2016-02-01 2017-01-31 Interim update on GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2016 All donations are documented
Deworm the World Initiative Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 10,790,000.00 10,800,000.00 2015-02-01 2016-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2015 Annual Review All donations are documented
Deworm the World Initiative Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 250,000.00 256,667.00 2014-02-01 2015-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2014 Annual Review All donations are documented
Deworm the World Initiative Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 1,500,000.00 1,500,000.00 2013-02-01 2014-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2013 Annual Review All donations are documented
Deworm the World Initiative GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund 3,450,000.00 3,450,000.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 Discretionary grantmaking All donations are documented; the full list of discretionary grants (that includes the grants in this time period) is at https://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking though note that a grant we are counting as $2.25 million is rounded to $2.3 million on this page
Deworm the World Initiative GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund 214,400.00 214,400.00 2015-02-01 2016-01-31 Discretionary grantmaking All donations are documented; the full list of discretionary grants (that includes the grants in this time period) is at https://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking
Deworm the World Initiative GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund 36,700.00 36,700.00 2014-02-01 2015-01-31 Discretionary grantmaking All donations are documented; the full list of discretionary grants (that includes the grants in this time period) is at https://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking
Deworm the World Initiative All donors other than ones specified 0.00 264,083.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2017 Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures and GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund
Deworm the World Initiative All donors other than ones specified 0.00 2,942,621.00 2016-02-01 2017-01-31 Interim update on GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2016 Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Deworm the World Initiative All donors other than ones specified 0.00 865,668.00 2015-02-01 2016-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2015 Annual Review Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Deworm the World Initiative All donors other than ones specified 0.00 841,344.00 2014-02-01 2015-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2014 Annual Review Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Deworm the World Initiative All donors other than ones specified 0.00 642,836.00 2013-02-01 2014-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2013 Annual Review Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
No Lean Season Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 11,500,000.00 11,500,000.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2017 All donations are documented; the actual donation url is http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/evidence-action-no-lean-season-december-2017 and the recommendation to donate is at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/
No Lean Season All donors other than ones specified 0.00 358,478.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2017 Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Helen Keller International Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 7,200,000.00 7,200,000.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2017 All donations are documented; the actual donation url is http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/helen-keller-international-vitamin-a-supplementation and the recommendation to donate is at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/
Helen Keller International All donors other than ones specified 0.00 476,101.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2017 Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 0.00 2,500,000.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2017 All donations are documented; the actual donation url is http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/schistosomiasis-control-initiative-general-support-2018 (note that though the donation is formally listed as happening in March 2018, the decision was made in November 2017, so it is attributed to the February 2017 to January 2018 time period) and the recommendation to donate is at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 13,500,000.00 13,500,000.00 2016-02-01 2017-01-31 Interim update on GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2016 All donations are documented
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 2015-02-01 2016-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2015 Annual Review All donations are documented
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 3,000,000.00 3,013,333.00 2014-02-01 2015-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2014 Annual Review All donations are documented
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 750,000.00 750,000.00 2013-02-01 2014-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2013 Annual Review All donations are documented
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative All donors other than ones specified 15,000.00 9,595,706.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2017 Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative All donors other than ones specified 0.00 3,068,093.00 2016-02-01 2017-01-31 Interim update on GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2016 Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative All donors other than ones specified 0.00 2,231,789.00 2015-02-01 2016-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2015 Annual Review Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative All donors other than ones specified 0.00 3,227,103.00 2014-02-01 2015-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2014 Annual Review Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative All donors other than ones specified 0.00 1,440,184.00 2013-02-01 2014-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2013 Annual Review Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund 425,600.00 425,600.00 2015-02-01 2016-01-31 Discretionary grantmaking All donations are documented; the full list of discretionary grants (that includes the grants in this time period) is at https://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund 113,300.00 113,300.00 2014-02-01 2015-01-31 Discretionary grantmaking All donations are documented; the full list of discretionary grants (that includes the grants in this time period) is at https://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking
Sightsavers Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 2,500,000.00 2,500,000.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2017 All donations are documented; the actual donation url is http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/sightsavers-deworming-programs-january-2018 and the recommendation to donate is at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/
Sightsavers Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 2,950,000.00 2,950,000.00 2016-02-01 2017-01-31 Interim update on GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2016 All donations are documented
Sightsavers All donors other than ones specified 0.00 160,107.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2017 Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Sightsavers All donors other than ones specified 0.00 150,867.00 2016-02-01 2017-01-31 Interim update on GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2016 Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
The END Fund Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 2,500,000.00 2,500,000.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2017 All donations are documented; the actual donation url is http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/the-end-fund-deworming-program and the recommendation to donate is at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/
The END Fund Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 5,000,000.00 5,000,000.00 2016-02-01 2017-01-31 Interim update on GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2016 All donations are documented
The END Fund All donors other than ones specified 0.00 342,723.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2017 Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
The END Fund All donors other than ones specified 0.00 419,274.00 2016-02-01 2017-01-31 Interim update on GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2016 Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Against Malaria Foundation Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 2,500,000.00 2,500,000.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2017 All donations are documented; the actual donation url is http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/against-malaria-foundation-general-support3 and the recommendation to donate is at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/
Against Malaria Foundation Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 15,080,000.00 15,080,000.00 2016-02-01 2017-01-31 Interim update on GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2016 All donations are documented
Against Malaria Foundation Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 22,845,500.00 22,845,518.00 2015-02-01 2016-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2015 Annual Review All donations are documented
Against Malaria Foundation Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 5,000,000.00 5,066,667.00 2014-02-01 2015-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2014 Annual Review All donations are documented
Against Malaria Foundation GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund 4,600,000.00 4,600,000.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 Discretionary grantmaking All donations are documented; the full list of discretionary grants (that includes the grants in this time period) is at https://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking
Against Malaria Foundation GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund 3,600,000.00 3,600,000.00 2016-02-01 2017-01-31 Discretionary grantmaking All donations are documented; the full list of discretionary grants (that includes the grants in this time period) is at https://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking
Against Malaria Foundation GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund 3,534,400.00 3,534,400.00 2015-02-01 2016-01-31 Discretionary grantmaking All donations are documented; the full list of discretionary grants (that includes the grants in this time period) is at https://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking
Against Malaria Foundation GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund 66,700.00 66,700.00 2014-02-01 2015-01-31 Discretionary grantmaking All donations are documented; the full list of discretionary grants (that includes the grants in this time period) is at https://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking
Against Malaria Foundation All donors other than ones specified 50,000.00 13,340,328.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2017 Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures and GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund
Against Malaria Foundation All donors other than ones specified 97,485.58 13,898,436.00 2016-02-01 2017-01-31 Interim update on GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2016 Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Against Malaria Foundation All donors other than ones specified 96,802.00 11,911,209.00 2015-02-01 2016-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2015 Annual Review Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Against Malaria Foundation All donors other than ones specified 5,300.00 3,967,778.00 2014-02-01 2015-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2014 Annual Review Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Against Malaria Foundation All donors other than ones specified 33,400.00 2,490,588.00 2013-02-01 2014-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2013 Annual Review Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
GiveDirectly Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 2,500,000.00 2,500,000.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2017 All donations are documented; the actual donation url is http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givedirectly-general-support-december-2017 and the recommendation to donate is at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/
GiveDirectly Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 2,500,000.00 2,500,000.00 2016-02-01 2017-01-31 Interim update on GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2016 All donations are documented
GiveDirectly Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 34,750,000.00 34,750,000.00 2015-02-01 2016-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2015 Annual Review All donations are documented
GiveDirectly Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 5,000,000.00 5,013,333.00 2014-02-01 2015-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2014 Annual Review All donations are documented
GiveDirectly Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 7,000,000.00 7,000,000.00 2013-02-01 2014-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2013 Annual Review All donations are documented
GiveDirectly All donors other than ones specified 0.00 7,500,198.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2017 Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
GiveDirectly All donors other than ones specified 0.00 15,809,418.00 2016-02-01 2017-01-31 Interim update on GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2016 Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
GiveDirectly All donors other than ones specified 0.00 18,938,784.00 2015-02-01 2016-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2015 Annual Review Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
GiveDirectly All donors other than ones specified 0.00 3,878,187.00 2014-02-01 2015-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2014 Annual Review Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
GiveDirectly All donors other than ones specified 0.00 3,482,865.00 2013-02-01 2014-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2013 Annual Review Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
GiveDirectly GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund 425,600.00 425,600.00 2015-02-01 2016-01-31 Discretionary grantmaking All donations are documented; the full list of discretionary grants (that includes the grants in this time period) is at https://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking
GiveDirectly GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund 183,300.00 183,300.00 2014-02-01 2015-01-31 Discretionary grantmaking All donations are documented; the full list of discretionary grants (that includes the grants in this time period) is at https://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking
Iodine Global Network Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 100,000.00 100,000.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2017 All donations are documented; the actual donation url is http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/iodine-global-network-general-support-december-2017 and the recommendation to donate is at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/
Iodine Global Network Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 250,000.00 250,000.00 2016-02-01 2017-01-31 Interim update on GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2016 All donations are documented
Iodine Global Network Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 250,000.00 250,000.00 2015-02-01 2016-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2015 Annual Review All donations are documented
Iodine Global Network All donors other than ones specified 0.00 471,431.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2017 Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Iodine Global Network All donors other than ones specified 0.00 389,521.00 2016-02-01 2017-01-31 Interim update on GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2016 Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Iodine Global Network All donors other than ones specified 0.00 609,685.00 2015-02-01 2016-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2015 Annual Review Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Iodine Global Network All donors other than ones specified 250,000.00 28,530.00 2014-02-01 2015-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2014 Annual Review Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Development Media International Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 100,000.00 100,000.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2017 All donations are documented; the actual donation url is http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/development-media-international-general-support-december-2017 and the recommendation to donate is at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/
Development Media International Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 250,000.00 250,000.00 2015-02-01 2016-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2015 Annual Review All donations are documented
Development Media International Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 250,000.00 350,000.00 2014-02-01 2015-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2014 Annual Review All donations are documented
Development Media International All donors other than ones specified 0.00 309,303.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2017 Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Development Media International All donors other than ones specified 0.00 249,920.00 2015-02-01 2016-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2015 Annual Review Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Development Media International All donors other than ones specified 0.00 162,132.00 2014-02-01 2015-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2014 Annual Review Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 100,000.00 100,000.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2017 All donations are documented; the actual donation url is http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/global-alliance-for-improved-nutrition-universal-salt-iodization and the recommendation to donate is at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 250,000.00 250,000.00 2016-02-01 2017-01-31 Interim update on GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2016 All donations are documented
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 250,000.00 250,000.00 2015-02-01 2016-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2015 Annual Review All donations are documented
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 250,000.00 350,000.00 2014-02-01 2015-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2014 Annual Review All donations are documented
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition All donors other than ones specified 0.00 125,806.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2017 Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition All donors other than ones specified 0.00 362,144.00 2016-02-01 2017-01-31 Interim update on GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2016 Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition All donors other than ones specified 0.00 244,309.00 2015-02-01 2016-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2015 Annual Review Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition All donors other than ones specified 0.00 34,792.00 2014-02-01 2015-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2014 Annual Review Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Food Fortification Initiative Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 100,000.00 100,000.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2017 All donations are documented; the actual donation url is http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/food-fortification-initiative-general-support-december-2017 and the recommendation to donate is at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/
Food Fortification Initiative Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 250,000.00 250,000.00 2016-02-01 2017-01-31 Interim update on GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2016 All donations are documented
Food Fortification Initiative All donors other than ones specified 0.00 50,242.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2017 Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Food Fortification Initiative All donors other than ones specified 0.00 112,678.00 2016-02-01 2017-01-31 Interim update on GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2016 Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Project Healthy Children Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 100,000.00 100,000.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2017 All donations are documented; the actual donation url is http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/project-healthy-children-general-support-december-2017 and the recommendation to donate is at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/
Project Healthy Children Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 250,000.00 250,000.00 2016-02-01 2017-01-31 Interim update on GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2016 All donations are documented
Project Healthy Children All donors other than ones specified 0.00 40,302.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2017 Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Project Healthy Children All donors other than ones specified 0.00 127,360.00 2016-02-01 2017-01-31 Interim update on GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2016 Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Dispensers for Safe Water Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 100,000.00 100,000.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2017 All donations are documented; the actual donation url is http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/evidence-action-dispensers-for-safe-water-program and the recommendation to donate is at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/
Dispensers for Safe Water All donors other than ones specified 0.00 35,453.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2017 Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Living Goods Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 100,000.00 100,000.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2017 All donations are documented; the actual donation url is http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/living-goods-general-support-january-2018 and the recommendation to donate is at https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/
Living Goods Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 250,000.00 250,000.00 2016-02-01 2017-01-31 Interim update on GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2016 All donations are documented
Living Goods Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 250,000.00 250,000.00 2015-02-01 2016-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2015 Annual Review All donations are documented
Living Goods Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 250,000.00 350,000.00 2014-02-01 2015-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2014 Annual Review All donations are documented
Living Goods All donors other than ones specified 0.00 26,615.00 2017-02-01 2018-01-31 GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2017 Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Living Goods All donors other than ones specified 0.00 142,685.00 2016-02-01 2017-01-31 Interim update on GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2016 Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Living Goods All donors other than ones specified 0.00 88,896.00 2015-02-01 2016-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2015 Annual Review Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
Living Goods All donors other than ones specified 0.00 64,833.00 2014-02-01 2015-01-31 GiveWell Metrics Report - 2014 Annual Review Totality of donations excluding those from Good Ventures
All other donees than ones specified All other donors than ones specified 328,110,234.00 -- -- --

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (265 donations)

DonorDoneeAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLNotes
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund99,475.002021-12-12Global health and developmenthttps://www.jefftk.com/donations Donor reason for selecting the donee: The donor allocates 50% of their Giving Season donation each year to GiveWell-recommended charities, usually the Maximum Impact Fund or the top charity. In 2021, all the GiveWell-influenced donations (50% of $400,000 = $200,000) would be to the Maximum Impact Fund; this particular donation is the last of the donations and about half of the total.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The total amount donated by the donor to the donee for the 2021 Giving Season ($200,000) is 50% of the donor's total donations for that Giving Season ($400,000), and the total donation amount is targeted to be around 50% of the donor's AGI ($782,158). This donation ($99,475) is the residual portion of the $200,000 after the previous donations of $100,000, $25, aand $500.
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 24.87%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This donation is timed for the 2021 Giving Season.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund25.002021-11-29Global health and developmenthttps://www.jefftk.com/donations Donor reason for selecting the donee: The donor allocates 50% of their Giving Season donation each year to GiveWell-recommended charities, usually the Maximum Impact Fund or the top charity. In 2021, all the GiveWell-influenced donations (50% of $400,000 = $200,000) would be to the Maximum Impact Fund.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The total amount donated by the donor to the donee ($200,000) for the 2021 Giving Season is about 50% of the donor's total donations ($400,000) for that Giving Season, and the total donation amount is targeted to be around 50% of the donor's AGI (though in this particular year it fell short). This particular donation is fairly small and may have been made to test specific payment methods.
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 0.01%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The donation is timed for the beginning of 2021 Giving Season; the donor generally makes their donations in this period. This particular donation is fairly small and may have been made to test specific payment methods.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund500.002021-11-29Global health and developmenthttps://www.jefftk.com/donations Donor reason for selecting the donee: The donor allocates 50% of their Giving Season donation each year to GiveWell-recommended charities, usually the Maximum Impact Fund or the top charity. In 2021, all the GiveWell-influenced donations (50% of $400,000 = $200,000) would be to the Maximum Impact Fund.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The total amount donated by the donor to the donee ($200,000) for the 2021 Giving Season is about 50% of the donor's total donations ($400,000) for that Giving Season, and the total donation amount is targeted to be around 50% of the donor's AGI (though in this particular year it fell short). This particular donation is fairly small and may have been made to test specific payment methods.
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 0.13%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The donation is timed for the beginning of 2021 Giving Season; the donor generally makes their donations in this period. This particular donation is fairly small and may have been made to test specific payment methods.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund100,000.002021-11-23Global health and developmenthttps://www.jefftk.com/donations Donor reason for selecting the donee: The donor allocates 50% of their Giving Season donation each year to GiveWell-recommended charities, usually the Maximum Impact Fund or the top charity. In 2021, all the GiveWell-influenced donations (50% of $400,000 = $200,000) would be to the Maximum Impact Fund; this particular donation is half of the total $200,000.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The total amount donated by the donor to the donee ($200,000) for the 2021 Giving Season is about 50% of the donor's total donations ($400,000) for that Giving Season, and the total donation amount is targeted to be around 50% of the donor's AGI (though in this particular year it fell short). This particular donation of $100,000 is half the total amount donated by the donor to the donee .
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 25.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The donation is timed for the beginning of 2021 Giving Season; the donor generally makes their donations in this period.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundAgainst Malaria Foundation8,700,000.002021-11Global health/malaria/bednetshttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This discretionary regrant is done for each quarter, usually within 2 to 3 months of the end of the quarter. This particular grant is for Q3 2021 (July to September) and would therefore be expected to be in Q4 2021, which it is.

Other notes: Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundNew Incentives9,400,000.002021-08Cash transfers/conditional cash transfershttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Donation process: The grant page lists seven principles followed in the grant allocation: "Principle 1: Put significant weight on our cost-effectiveness estimates. Principle 2: Consider additional information that we have not explicitly modeled about an organization. Principle 3: Consider additional information that we have not explicitly modeled about a funding gap. Principle 4: Assess charities' funding gaps at the margin, i.e., how they would spend additional funding, where possible. Principle 5: Default to not imposing restrictions on charities' spending. Principle 6: Default to funding on a three-year horizon, modifying to preserve our options for the future where doing so is low-cost. Principle 7: Ensure charities are incentivized to engage with our process."

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to fund the scale-up of its conditional cash transfers for infant immunization program in North West Nigeria in 2021 and to maintain the program at that scale through 2023." https://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund/allocation-q2-2021#How_we_expect_this_grant_will_be_used says: "This $9.4 million grant is intended to cover New Incentives' operating costs for the additional 18 LGAs from the time of expansion in 2021 through 2023. This expansion will allow New Incentives to increase the total number of infants enrolled in the program in 2021-2023 from an estimated 600,000 to an estimated 1.1 million, covering roughly 45% of the total infants in the three Nigerian states in which the program operates: Jigawa, Katsina, and Zamfara."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: This is a followup to a grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/new-incentives-general-support-2021 made by Open Philanthropy. https://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund/allocation-q2-2021#How_we_expect_this_grant_will_be_used says: "Since receiving that grant, New Incentives has been able to expand its program more quickly than anticipated. [...] New Incentives told us that without this additional funding, it would not be able to expand its program beyond the initial 17 LGAs in 2021, and program expansion would pause in July 2021." The potential scale-up possible with the grant was the main reason for donating.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount is based on the total available amount for granting ($14 million) and the size of the need for New Incentives' program, per the seven principles of grant allocation used.
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 67.14%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This discretionary regrant is done for each quarter, usually within 2 to 3 months of the end of the quarter. This particular grant is for Q2 2021 (April to June) and would therefore be expected to be in Q3 2021, which it is.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 29

Other notes: While the write-ups for previous grant rounds were done as blog posts, the write-up for this grant round is published as a separate page. It is also delayed to over three months after the grant. Affected countries: Nigeria; announced: 2012-12-02.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundAgainst Malaria Foundation2,300,000.002021-08Global health/malaria/bednetshttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Donation process: https://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund/allocation-q1-2021#How_did_we_arrive_at_our_allocation explains the seven principles followed in deciding the allocation: "Principle 1: Put significant weight on our cost-effectiveness estimates. Principle 2: Consider additional information that we have not explicitly modeled about an organization. Principle 3: Consider additional information that we have not explicitly modeled about a funding gap. Principle 4: Assess charities' funding gaps at the margin, i.e., how they would spend additional funding, where possible. Principle 5: Default to not imposing restrictions on charities' spending. Principle 6: Default to funding on a three-year horizon, modifying to preserve our options for the future where doing so is low-cost. Principle 7: Ensure charities are incentivized to engage with our process." There are more details in the document.

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: https://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund/allocation-q2-2021#How_we_expect_this_grant_will_be_used-0 says: "The funding opportunities AMF is considering supporting are: (1) Purchasing additional LLINs to be delivered in nationwide campaigns in Togo and Uganda. (2) Filling the remaining funding gap for LLIN distributions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). (3) Shortening the length of time that passes between LLIN distributions in three Nigerian states where distributions are currently supported by PMI."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund/allocation-q2-2021#amfcase says: "AMF's overall portfolio is cost-effective. We estimate that the opportunities listed above are above our cost-effectiveness threshold: DRC (13x cash), Nigeria (15x cash), Togo (9x cash), and Uganda (17x cash).36 For DRC and Nigeria, these estimates include our recent work to model the cost-effectiveness of reducing the amount of time that passes between LLIN distributions. [...] Instead, we're proposing this grant based on the third principle for maximizing cost-effectiveness over time: we are recommending this grant because we have a sufficiently high degree of certainty that a contribution to AMF's overall portfolio is above our cost-effectiveness threshold."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount is determined by the total amount available ($14 million) and the $9.4 million already granted to New Incentives for a more time-sensitive need. The remaining amount ($4.6 million) is split equally between AMF and Malaria Consortium, both of which have substantial room for more funding that is similarly cost-effective but not time-sensitive.
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 16.43%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This discretionary regrant is done for each quarter, usually within 2 to 3 months of the end of the quarter. This particular grant is for Q2 2021 (April to June) and would therefore be expected to be in Q3 2021, which it is.

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: https://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund/allocation-q2-2021#amfcase says: "AMF has much more room for more funding above our cost-effectiveness threshold than will be filled by this grant. We consequently expect to direct much more funding to it in 2021. [...] We expect to do more work to refine our estimates of AMF's cost-effectiveness and room for more funding, which will inform the total amount of funding we ultimately direct to AMF this year."

Donor retrospective of the donation: The fund allocation for Q3 2021 allocates the entire $8.7 million for that quarter to AMF, suggesting a continued positive evaluation of AMF's work. As of December 2021, no write-up on the grant has been published.

Other notes: https://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund/allocation-q2-2021#amfcase describes some risks and reservations about the grant. Affected countries: Togo|Uganda|Democratic Republic of the Congo|Nigeria; announced: 2012-12-02.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundMalaria Consortium2,300,000.002021-08Global health/malaria/seasonal malaria chemopreventionhttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Donation process: https://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund/allocation-q1-2021#How_did_we_arrive_at_our_allocation explains the seven principles followed in deciding the allocation: "Principle 1: Put significant weight on our cost-effectiveness estimates. Principle 2: Consider additional information that we have not explicitly modeled about an organization. Principle 3: Consider additional information that we have not explicitly modeled about a funding gap. Principle 4: Assess charities' funding gaps at the margin, i.e., how they would spend additional funding, where possible. Principle 5: Default to not imposing restrictions on charities' spending. Principle 6: Default to funding on a three-year horizon, modifying to preserve our options for the future where doing so is low-cost. Principle 7: Ensure charities are incentivized to engage with our process." There are more details in the document.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: https://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund/allocation-q2-2021#How_we_expect_this_grant_will_be_used-3 says: "We estimate that Malaria Consortium has room for more funding of about $100 million for SMC campaigns in 2022-24.40 Roughly $75 million of this total would be used to maintain its programs at their current scale (i.e., to reach a similarly sized target population of children as will be reached in 2021, after accounting for annual population growth) in Burkina Faso, Nigeria, and Togo in 2023-24. [...] We expect that Malaria Consortium will use this grant to support one or multiple of these opportunities, but we are uncertain which activities in particular this funding will enable. Our understanding is that maintaining these programs at their current scale is Malaria Consortium's top priority for additional funding."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund/allocation-q2-2021#mccase says: "Instead, we're proposing this grant based on the third principle for maximizing cost-effectiveness over time: we are recommending this grant because we have a sufficiently high degree of certainty that a contribution to Malaria Consortium's overall portfolio is above our cost-effectiveness threshold."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount is determined by the total amount available ($14 million) and the $9.4 million already granted to New Incentives for a more time-sensitive need. The remaining amount ($4.6 million) is split equally between AMF and Malaria Consortium, both of which have substantial room for more funding that is similarly cost-effective but not time-sensitive.
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 16.43%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This discretionary regrant is done for each quarter, usually within 2 to 3 months of the end of the quarter. This particular grant is for Q2 2021 (April to June) and would therefore be expected to be in Q3 2021, which it is.

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: https://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund/allocation-q2-2021#mccase says: "Malaria Consortium has much more room for more funding above our cost-effectiveness threshold than will be filled by this grant. We consequently expect to direct much more funding to it in 2021. [...] We expect to do more work to refine our estimates of Malaria Consortium's cost-effectiveness and room for more funding, which will inform the total amount of funding we ultimately direct to Malaria Consortium this year."

Other notes: https://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund/allocation-q2-2021#mcrisks describes some risks and reservations about the grant. Affected countries: Burkina Faso|Nigeria|Togo; announced: 2012-12-02.
Jacob SteinhardtGiveWell900.002021-06-23Global health and developmenthttps://bounded-regret.ghost.io/donations-19-20/ Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: These funds are to direct support GiveWell's operating expenses. This is in contrast with unrestricted support to GiveWell, that could get reallocated by GiveWell to its top charities when it has excess funds.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The donation post talks of a 14% donation to the GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund, and adds: "Finally, GiveWell recommends allocating 10% of the donation to them to operating expenses, which I rounded up [from 10% of 14% = 1.4%] to 2%."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The donation post talks of a 14% donation to the GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund, and adds: "Finally, GiveWell recommends allocating 10% of the donation to them to operating expenses, which I rounded up [from 10% of 14% = 1.4%] to 2%." It also includes context on the total amount ($45,000): "Each year I aim to donate around 10% of my income. [...] The impact of COVID-19 on poor countries made me better appreciate how much better I have it than most of the world, so I tried to donate closer to 20% of my 2020 income, and that will be my goal moving forward as well. Between 2019 and 2020, this came out to $45,000 in total."
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 2.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The donation post says: "Each year I aim to donate around 10% of my income. In 2019, I fell behind on this, probably due to the chaos of COVID-19 (but really this was just an embarassing logistical failure on my part). I've recently, finally, finished processing donations for 2019 and 2020."

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: The donation post says: "Finally, I feel that giving only 2% to GiveWell created perverse incentives: if GHDF hadn't existed, I would have donated more to GiveWell and thus given more to cover their operating costs. Since GHDF is run by the CEO of GiveWell, it seems incorrect to penalize GiveWell for GHDF's existence, so moving forward I will allocate 10% of my {GiveWell + GHDF} donation to cover operating expenses."
Jacob SteinhardtGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund6,300.002021-06-23Global health and developmenthttps://bounded-regret.ghost.io/donations-19-20/ Intended use of funds (category): Regranting

Intended use of funds: The GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund regrants money quarterly to GiveWell top charities based on which ones have the most cost-effective and time-sensitive funding need.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: This 14% allocation should be viewed along with another of the donor's global health and development donations: 12% to the EA Funds (Global Health and Development Fund). The donation post says: "I had decided that I wanted around 20% of my donations to go toward helping the global poor in a relatively straightforward way (i.e. not through research about what to do in the future, but direct interventions that will help today). Based on my estimate of their portfolios, the 14% + 12% mix between these two funds got me to the 20% target while also allocating some money towards research."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): This 14% allocation should be viewed along with another of the donor's global health and development allocation: 12% to the EA Funds (Global Health and Development Fund). The donation post says: "I had decided that I wanted around 20% of my donations to go toward helping the global poor in a relatively straightforward way (i.e. not through research about what to do in the future, but direct interventions that will help today). Based on my estimate of their portfolios, the 14% + 12% mix between these two funds got me to the 20% target while also allocating some money towards research." It also includes context on the total amount ($45,000): "Each year I aim to donate around 10% of my income. [...] The impact of COVID-19 on poor countries made me better appreciate how much better I have it than most of the world, so I tried to donate closer to 20% of my 2020 income, and that will be my goal moving forward as well. Between 2019 and 2020, this came out to $45,000 in total."
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 14.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The donation post says: "Each year I aim to donate around 10% of my income. In 2019, I fell behind on this, probably due to the chaos of COVID-19 (but really this was just an embarassing logistical failure on my part). I've recently, finally, finished processing donations for 2019 and 2020."

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: The donation post suggests that the donor will not be granting to the GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund any more, saying: "In retrospect, I think a better allocation would have been 40% to GHDF and 5% to GiveWell. The reason is that GHDF is actively managed by someone who I trust, who has similar goals than me, and who is significantly more informed than I am, so I would expect whatever allocation Elie chooses to be better than what I chose above. In addition, I have grown more comfortable with higher-risk donations; I was already fairly comfortable with them, allocating ~80% to high-risk/high-reward opportunities, but I'd now feel okay with up to ~90%."
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundHelen Keller International11,000,000.002021-06Global health/nutrition/vitamin A supplementationhttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Donation process: https://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund/allocation-q1-2021#How_did_we_arrive_at_our_allocation explains the seven principles followed in deciding the allocation: "Principle 1: Put significant weight on our cost-effectiveness estimates. Principle 2: Consider additional information that we have not explicitly modeled about an organization. Principle 3: Consider additional information that we have not explicitly modeled about a funding gap. Principle 4: Assess charities' funding gaps at the margin, i.e., how they would spend additional funding, where possible. Principle 5: Default to not imposing restrictions on charities' spending. Principle 6: Default to funding on a three-year horizon, modifying to preserve our options for the future where doing so is low-cost. Principle 7: Ensure charities are incentivized to engage with our process." There are more details in the document.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: The grant page says: "$3.5 million will fund VAS campaigns in Cameroon in the second half of 2021 through the first half of 2024. $7.5 million will fund VAS campaigns in Nigeria in the second half of 2021 through the end of 2024."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page https://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund/allocation-q1-2021#Helen_Keller_International has "Case for the grant" sections for both the Nigeria and Cameroon grants. Estimates for cost-effectiveness were 24x cash for Nigeria (with an uncertainty and a lower estimate of 8x cash) and 28x for Cameroon. There are more details on te grant page.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount matches the intended use of funds: "$3.5 million will fund VAS campaigns in Cameroon in the second half of 2021 through the first half of 2024. $7.5 million will fund VAS campaigns in Nigeria in the second half of 2021 through the end of 2024." It does not use up the entirety of available funds for granting; an additional $2.5 million is granted to other grantees.
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 81.48%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This discretionary regrant is done for each quarter, usually within 2 to 3 months of the end of the quarter. This particular grant is for Q1 2021 (January to March) and would therefore be expected to be in Q2 2021, which it is.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 42

Other notes: Affected countries: Cameroon|Nigeria; announced: 2021-08-31.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundSightsavers1,500,000.002021-06Global health/nutrition/vitamin A supplementationhttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Donation process: https://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund/allocation-q1-2021#How_did_we_arrive_at_our_allocation explains the seven principles followed in deciding the allocation: "Principle 1: Put significant weight on our cost-effectiveness estimates. Principle 2: Consider additional information that we have not explicitly modeled about an organization. Principle 3: Consider additional information that we have not explicitly modeled about a funding gap. Principle 4: Assess charities' funding gaps at the margin, i.e., how they would spend additional funding, where possible. Principle 5: Default to not imposing restrictions on charities' spending. Principle 6: Default to funding on a three-year horizon, modifying to preserve our options for the future where doing so is low-cost. Principle 7: Ensure charities are incentivized to engage with our process." There are more details in the document.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to partially fund deworming MDA in 2022-2024 in six regions of Chad that it has classified as "Priority 1" regions."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund/allocation-q1-2021#Sightsavers has a "Case for the grant" section that estimates the cost-effectiveness of the grant as 14x cash. It includes more details, and also talks about Priority 2 regions that were ultimately not funded by the grant.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount only partially funds the programs it funds; it covers $1.5 million out of $13.5 million available for granting. The exact reasons for allocating this particular amount to this grantee are not described.
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 11.11%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This discretionary regrant is done for each quarter, usually within 2 to 3 months of the end of the quarter. This particular grant is for Q1 2021 (January to March) and would therefore be expected to be in Q2 2021, which it is.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 36

Other notes: Affected countries: Chad; announced: 2021-08-31.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundAgainst Malaria Foundation1,000,000.002021-06Global health/nutrition/vitamin A supplementationhttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Donation process: https://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund/allocation-q1-2021#How_did_we_arrive_at_our_allocation explains the seven principles followed in deciding the allocation: "Principle 1: Put significant weight on our cost-effectiveness estimates. Principle 2: Consider additional information that we have not explicitly modeled about an organization. Principle 3: Consider additional information that we have not explicitly modeled about a funding gap. Principle 4: Assess charities' funding gaps at the margin, i.e., how they would spend additional funding, where possible. Principle 5: Default to not imposing restrictions on charities' spending. Principle 6: Default to funding on a three-year horizon, modifying to preserve our options for the future where doing so is low-cost. Principle 7: Ensure charities are incentivized to engage with our process." There are more details in the document.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to fund long-lasting insecticide-treated net (LLIN) distributions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in 2023, [...] We estimate that AMF's room for more funding for DRC in 2023 is about $2.9 million [...] Therefore, we believe the actual effect of this grant will be to free up $1 million of AMF's future revenue to use for other LLIN campaigns."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund/allocation-q1-2021#Against_Malaria_Foundation estimates the grant as 15x cash, along with a range of estimates depending on how thte funds end up funging (15x for Nigeria, 9x for Togo, 17x for Uganda).

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount only partially funds the programs it funds ($1 million out of $2.9 million); it covers $1 million out of $13.5 million available for granting. The exact reasons for allocating this particular amount to this grantee are not described.
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 7.41%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This discretionary regrant is done for each quarter, usually within 2 to 3 months of the end of the quarter. This particular grant is for Q1 2021 (January to March) and would therefore be expected to be in Q2 2021, which it is.

Other notes: Affected countries: Chad; announced: 2021-08-31.
Open PhilanthropySchistosomiasis Control Initiative3,129,000.002021-03Global health/deworminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/schistosomiasis-control-initiative-general-support-2021 Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Open Philanthropy, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget of $100 million is set by Open Philanthropy, but GiveWell decided to allocate only $70 million in end-of-year grantmaking and defers the remaining $30 million to early 2021. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation (published February 2021).

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#SCI_Foundation says: "We estimate that SCI's overall cost-effectiveness is 10x cash, which is right at our current funding threshold. We focus on SCI's overall cost-effectiveness because, based on our past experience with SCI and our understanding that SCI has access to a substantial amount of non-GiveWell-driven flexible funding, we don't currently believe that we can either predict or drive how SCI will use marginal funding. [...] our estimate of SCI's overall cost-effectiveness is quite sensitive to our estimates for its three most cost-effective country programs. [...] SCI's current and expected funding, along with this grant of $3.1 million, will allow SCI to maintain its current work through 2022."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#SCI_Foundation says: "SCI's current and expected funding, along with this grant of $3.1 million, will allow SCI to maintain its current work through 2022."
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 4.47%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Part of GiveWell's end-of-year recommendations for Open Philanthropy, 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 Open Philanthropy shortly after the recommendations.

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#SCI_Foundation says: "SCI will be facing a large budget shortfall in 2023. We plan to decide in the next year whether we believe that SCI's use of additional funding in 2022 and 2023 is competitive with other opportunities to which we could direct funding. We plan to do further work on our worm burden assessment and have further conversations with SCI about how its choices of which countries to work with affect our estimate of its cost-effectiveness."

Donor retrospective of the donation: SCI continues to remain a GiveWell top charity in 2021.

Other notes: See https://www.givewell.org/charities/sci-foundation/November-2020-version for GiveWell's review of SCI at the time of the grant recommendation.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundAgainst Malaria Foundation25,900,000.002021-03Global health/malaria/bednetshttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Donation process: This grant was decided along with several other grant decisions and funding recommendations made in January and Febuary 2021 that https://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund/grants-jan-feb-2021 documents; the Malaria Consortium also received a large sum of money as part of the process but via Open Philanthropy.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support its work in Nigeria in 2021-22 ($21.4 million) and in DRC in 2022-23 ($5.9 million)."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund/grants-jan-feb-2021#Case_for_these_grants gives estimates of AMF's work in Nigeria as 15x cash and Congo as 13x cash. It identifies the Nigeria opportunity as time-sensitive, and the Congo opportunity as potentially time-sensitive. It also reports having completed a review of monitoring results of AMF's Congo distribution, and being satisfied with the results.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The entire amount of funds donated to the GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund for Q4 2020 was granted to AMF. The amount in Q4 is generally higher than in other quarters due to greater amounts of giving during Giving Season.
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This discretionary regrant is done for each quarter, usually within 2 to 3 months of the end of the quarter. This particular grant is for Q4 2020 (October to December) and would therefore be expected to be in Q1 2021, which it is. The decision process for this quarter is combined with the grant recommendations to Open Philanthropy to recommend to Good Ventures.

Other notes: Some other grants to AMF are also recommended alongside this: a total of about $1.5 million from Effective Altruism Funds ($0.7 million), Effective Altruism Australia ($0.3 million), Effektiv Spenden ($0.4 million), and RC Forward ($0.1 million), each of which offer their own version of the Maximum Impact Fund. In addition, GiveWell suggested to a separate donor to donate $20 million to AMF. Affected countries: Nigeria|Democratic Republic of the Congo; announced: 2021-06-24.
Open PhilanthropySightsavers2,796,000.002021-02Global health/deworminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/sightsavers-deworming-2021 Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Open Philanthropy, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget of $100 million is set by Open Philanthropy, but GiveWell decided to allocate only $70 million in end-of-year grantmaking and defers the remaining $30 million to early 2021. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation (published February 2021).

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Sightsavers-_deworming_program says the grant is "to continue, through 2022, Sightsavers' deworming programs that have previously been funded by GiveWell-directed funding. This includes deworming programs in several states in Nigeria ($1.5 million, 30x cash), Cameroon ($1.2 million, 15x cash), and DRC ($200,000, 2x cash)."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Our_recommended_allocation_to_Open_Philanthropy puts the grant in the bucket of "Limited support to programs that we have funded in the past that are less cost-effective than the needs we're prioritizing." It further says: "Many of these programs are only slightly less cost-effective than the programs we recommend on the margin (the programs that we model as more than 10x cash, listed in the next bullet). We may want to fund these programs in the future if available funding for our top charities outpaces new giving opportunities or if new information increases our estimate of their cost-effectiveness. We also think this funding could be justified on the basis of being responsible funders—i.e., not making large changes in our funding each year, which may help charities in their ability to plan."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount is the total amount that falls under the bucket of "Limited support to programs that we have funded in the past that are less cost-effective than the needs we're prioritizing." https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Sightsavers-_deworming_program has details on programs the amount will fund. It also lists funding gaps not being filled right now, for different reasons for the different gaps: desire to get Sightsavers to agree to more thorough data collection, as well as a low estimate of or high skepticism about cost-effectiveness.
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 3.99%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Part of GiveWell's end-of-year recommendations for Open Philanthropy, 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 Open Philanthropy shortly after the recommendations.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Sightsavers-_deworming_program lists unfuded opportunities of sizes $5.4 million (Chad), $1.3 million (Senegal), and $300,000 (Nigeria). For the first two, GiveWell plans to discuss more with Sightsavers and possibly recommend grants in the future.

Donor retrospective of the donation: A followup grant from the GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund for the program in Chad in 2021 (see https://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund/allocation-q1-2021 for details) suggests continued satisfaction with the grantee. Sightsavers' deworming program would continue to remain a GiveWell top charity in 2021.

Other notes: See https://www.givewell.org/charities/sightsavers/November-2020-version for GiveWell's review of Sightsavers at the time of the grant recommendation. Affected countries: Nigeria|Cameroon|Demoocratic Republic of the Congo.
Open PhilanthropyGlobal Alliance for Improved Nutrition50,000.002021-02Global health/nutrition/iodinehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/global-alliance-improved-nutrition-universal-salt-iodization-january-2021 Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Open Philanthropy, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget of $100 million is set by Open Philanthropy, but GiveWell decided to allocate only $70 million in end-of-year grantmaking and defers the remaining $30 million to early 2021. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation (published February 2021).

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant to "support the Universal Salt Iodization program."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: At the time of the grant, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition's Universal Salt Iodization Program was a GiveWell standout charity, per https://www.givewell.org/charities/other-charities/November-2020-version and https://www.givewell.org/charities/other-charities/November-2020-version and https://www.givewell.org/charities/GAIN-May-2017-version (May 2017 review). It therefore qualified for the $50,000 end-of-year incentive grant recommendation that all GiveWell standout charities received.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount of $50,000 is the amount of the incentive grant chosen for standout charities in 2020. https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Size_of_incentive_grants explains the reason for chosing the amount: "We also reduced our incentive grant recommendations for standout charities [from $100,000] to $50,000. Once a standout charity has been added to our list, we ask it to have one conversation with us each year and to review the notes we write to summarize what we learned from that conversation. We believe a smaller grant of $50,000 is appropriate for the time commitment this requires from standout charities."
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 0.07%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Part of GiveWell's end-of-year recommendations for Open Philanthropy, 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 Open Philanthropy shortly after the recommendations.

Donor retrospective of the donation: https://blog.givewell.org/2021/10/05/discontinuing-standout-charity-designation/ (November 2021) announces discontinuation of the standout charity designation, and says: "We’ve recommended that Open Philanthropy make a $100,000 exit grant to each standout charity on our list."
Open PhilanthropyGeorgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development, and Evaluation50,000.002021-02--https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/gui2de-zusha-road-safety-campaign-december-2020 Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Open Philanthropy, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget of $100 million is set by Open Philanthropy, but GiveWell decided to allocate only $70 million in end-of-year grantmaking and defers the remaining $30 million to early 2021. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation (published February 2021).

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant to "support the Zusha! Road Safety Campaign."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: At the time of the grant, Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development, and Evaluation's Zusha! Road Safety Campaign was a GiveWell standout charity, per https://www.givewell.org/charities/other-charities/November-2020-version and https://www.givewell.org/charities/zusha-road-safety-campaign-June-2018-version (June 2018 review). It therefore qualified for the $50,000 end-of-year incentive grant recommendation that all GiveWell standout charities received.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount of $50,000 is the amount of the incentive grant chosen for standout charities in 2020. https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Size_of_incentive_grants explains the reason for chosing the amount: "We also reduced our incentive grant recommendations for standout charities [from $100,000] to $50,000. Once a standout charity has been added to our list, we ask it to have one conversation with us each year and to review the notes we write to summarize what we learned from that conversation. We believe a smaller grant of $50,000 is appropriate for the time commitment this requires from standout charities."
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 0.07%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Part of GiveWell's end-of-year recommendations for Open Philanthropy, 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 Open Philanthropy shortly after the recommendations.

Donor retrospective of the donation: https://blog.givewell.org/2021/10/05/discontinuing-standout-charity-designation/ (November 2021) announces discontinuation of the standout charity designation, and says: "We’ve recommended that Open Philanthropy make a $100,000 exit grant to each standout charity on our list."
Open PhilanthropyNew Incentives16,785,244.002021-01Cash transfers/conditional cash transfershttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/new-incentives-general-support-2021 Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Open Philanthropy, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget of $100 million is set by Open Philanthropy, but GiveWell decided to allocate only $70 million in end-of-year grantmaking and defers the remaining $30 million to early 2021. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation (published February 2021).

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#New_Incentives says the amount will allow New Incentives to: "(1) Scale as fast as it believes it can in 2021 ($5.6 million needed in total; New Incentives has $1.2 million remaining from previous grants that it can use). (2) Maintain the scale it projects it will achieve at the end of 2021 in 2022 and 2023 ($12.4 million)."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Our_recommended_allocation_to_Open_Philanthropy describes the overall thinking behind the grant. This grant is listed under "fully-vetted opportunities for 2021-2022 that are more than 10x cash" and in particular this grant is listed as 11x cash.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#New_Incentives gives the breakdown of the amount funded. It also says about donating more: "We decided to wait until 2021 to make this decision so that we could observe how its initial scale-up proceeds."
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 23.98%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Part of GiveWell's end-of-year recommendations for Open Philanthropy, 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 Open Philanthropy shortly after the recommendations.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 36

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#New_Incentives says: "Before the end of 2021, we expect to decide whether to recommend additional funding that would enable New Incentives to scale up to new clinics in 2022. We decided to wait until 2021 to make this decision so that we could observe how its initial scale-up proceeds."

Donor retrospective of the donation: A followup grant in August 2021 from the GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund at the recommendation of GiveWell suggests continued satisfaction with the grantee.

Other notes: Affected countries: Nigeria.
Open PhilanthropyGiveDirectly500,000.002021-01Cash transfers/unconditional cash transfershttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/givedirectly-general-support-2021 Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Open Philanthropy, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget of $100 million is set by Open Philanthropy, but GiveWell decided to allocate only $70 million in end-of-year grantmaking and defers the remaining $30 million to early 2021. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation (published February 2021).

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Our_recommended_allocation_to_Open_Philanthropy describes the grant as an incentive grant since the grantee is a GiveWell top charity.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The size of the grant is chosen as the standard size of the incentive grant of $500,000. https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Size_of_incentive_grants explains the reason for reducing the incentive grant size from $2.5 million to $500,000: "We considered the cases where an organization is on our top charity list, but due to relatively lower cost-effectiveness, we are not prioritizing its funding needs most highly—i.e. we don't expect to grant donations from the Maximum Impact Fund to it or recommend that Open Philanthropy make a grant to it beyond the incentive grant. In those cases, we felt that the amount of time we asked from the organization's staff to engage with us was not commensurate with the $2.5 million grants we had been making. We considered other grants we've made and our perception of norms in international development and decided to change the standard amount of these grants to $500,000 for top charities."
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 0.71%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Part of GiveWell's end-of-year recommendations for Open Philanthropy, 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 Open Philanthropy shortly after the recommendations.

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#END_Fund-s_deworming_program says: "GiveDirectly is significantly less cost-effective (1x cash) than the other funding gaps recommended here." It is likely that GiveDirectly will only receive the annual incentive grant from Open Philanthropy and nothing more.

Donor retrospective of the donation: GiveDirectly would continue to remain a GiveWell top charity in 2021.

Other notes: See https://www.givewell.org/charities/give-directly/November-2020-version for GiveWell's review of GiveDirectly at the time of the grant recommendation.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund70,000.002020-12-16Global health and developmenthttps://www.jefftk.com/donations Donor reason for selecting the donee: The donor allocates 50% of their Giving Season donation each year to GiveWell-recommended charities, usually the Maximum Impact Fund or the top charity. These donations to the Maximum Impact Fund make up the remainder of the amount the donor intended to donate after accounting for the amount successfully donated on Giving Tuesday and before.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): This final donation seems intended to reach the donor's intended target for total 2020 donations in this area.
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 26.44%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This donation is made 15 days after Giving Tuesday, by which time the donor likely has more complete information on how many donations were successfully processed and how much more to donate to meet the intended donation target.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseMalaria Consortium62,475.002020-12-01Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations Donor reason for selecting the donee: The donor allocates 50% of their Giving Season donation each year to GiveWell-recommended charities, usually the Maximum Impact Fund or the top charity. Since donations to the Maximum Impact Fund don't qualify for the Giving Tuesday Facebook match, the portion of the donation on Giving Tuesday is being made directly to the top charity.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): See https://www.jefftk.com/p/giving-tuesday-2020 where the donor explains the strategy for trying to use Facebook's Giving Tuesday donation matching as much as possible. It explains: "As in previous years, they have a limit of $20k/person and $2,499/donation. More details and instructions at EA Giving Tuesday. I am planning to (nearly) max out all of my credit cards, and donate over $20k. [...] You can donate with a credit card, and Facebook is covering the processing fees. This means that you can get cash back on donations, which is 1-2% of potentially quite a lot of money." In this case, it looks like 25 donations were made for $2,499 each.
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 23.60%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This portion of the donor's donation to the donee is timed for Giving Tuesday (Tuesday 2020-12-01) with the goal of taking advantage of Facebook's donation matching. See https://www.jefftk.com/p/giving-tuesday-2020 for more details.

Other notes: Facebook's match amount for these donations works out to $7,497. This seems to be three times the maximum matchable amount per donations ($2,499). The split between 10% matching and 100% matching is not clear, though by numerical considerations at least one donation appears to have been 100% matched.
Open PhilanthropyMalaria Consortium27,076,756.002020-12Global health/malaria/seasonal malaria chemopreventionhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/malaria-consortium-seasonal-malaria-chemoprevention-december-2020 Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Open Philanthropy, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget of $100 million is set by Open Philanthropy, but GiveWell decided to allocate only $70 million in end-of-year grantmaking and defers the remaining $30 million to early 2021. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation (published February 2021).

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Malaria_Consortium-s_seasonal_malaria_chemoprevention_program breaks down the programs funded by this money plus $3.8 million from the GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund: (1) "Extend its funding runway for its current programs in Burkina Faso, Chad, Nigeria, and Togo through 2022 ($20.8 million) at the scale Malaria Consortium expects to achieve in 2021." (2) "Expand to newly-eligible states or local government areas (LGAs) in Nigeria in 2022 and maintain work in those new areas in 2023 ($7.8 million). We estimate that the cost-effectiveness of SMC in Nigeria is 14x cash." (3) "Put $2.2 million toward continuing its work in 2023."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Our_recommended_allocation_to_Open_Philanthropy describes the overall thinking behind the grant. Malaria Consoortium gets a grant because it is a GiveWell top charity, and additionoally gets a lot of additional money as the best opportunity (with $24.1 million of the funding at 14x cash) among the top charities.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Malaria_Consortium-s_seasonal_malaria_chemoprevention_program breaks down the programs funded by this money plus $3.8 million from the GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund, It also lists several other unfunded opportunities that are not being filled at this time.
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 38.68%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Part of GiveWell's end-of-year recommendations for Open Philanthropy, 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 Open Philanthropy shortly after the recommendations.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 36

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Malaria_Consortium-s_seasonal_malaria_chemoprevention_program lists some funding opportunities that are not being filled at this time because they are not sufficiently cost-effective and/or time-sensitive. SOme of them may be funded in the future.

Donor retrospective of the donation: Followup grants from the GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund to Malaria Consortium in 2021 at GiveWell's recommendation suggest continued satisfaction with the grantee.

Other notes: See https://www.givewell.org/charities/malaria-consortium/November-2020-version for GiveWell's review of Malaria Consortium at the time of the grant recommendation. Affected countries: Burkina Faso|Chad|Nigeria|Togo.
Open PhilanthropyHelen Keller International8,059,000.002020-12Global health/nutrition/Vitamin A supplementationhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/helen-keller-international-vitamin-a-supplementation-december-2020 Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Open Philanthropy, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget of $100 million is set by Open Philanthropy, but GiveWell decided to allocate only $70 million in end-of-year grantmaking and defers the remaining $30 million to early 2021. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation (published February 2021).

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Helen_Keller_International-s_vitamin_A_supplementation_program says the grant is to (1) "Extend its funding runway for its current programs through 2023 ($5.4 million). We estimate that the cost-effectiveness of these programs is 15-50x cash." (2) "Expand to Benue State, Nigeria ($2.6 million for 2021-2023). We estimate that the cost-effectiveness of VAS in Nigeria is 25x cash."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Our_recommended_allocation_to_Open_Philanthropy describes the overall thinking behind the grant. This grant is listed under "fully-vetted opportunities for 2021-2022 that are more than 10x cash" and in particular this grant is listed as over 15x cash.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Helen_Keller_International-s_vitamin_A_supplementation_program gives the expected breakdown in spending of the grant. It also lists various funding gaps that it chose not to fill, including expansion to Cameroon, expansion to Kenya, and expansion to one more Nigerian state. Although these opportunities are also estimated to be 10x or more cash, GiveWell does not recommend any of them since they are not time-sensitive and other funders might fill some of these gaps.
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 11.51%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Part of GiveWell's end-of-year recommendations for Open Philanthropy, 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 Open Philanthropy shortly after the recommendations.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 36

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Helen_Keller_International-s_vitamin_A_supplementation_program lists some other funding gaps of HKI that are not yet being funded, despite being over 10x cash. Some of these might be recommendd in the future.

Donor retrospective of the donation: The HKI Vitamin A supplementation program would continue to be recommended by GiveWell in 2021 and get GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund money in 2021 at GiveWell's recommendation, suggesting continued satisfaction with the grantee.

Other notes: See https://www.givewell.org/charities/helen-keller-international/November-2020-version for GiveWell's review of Helen Keller International at the time of the grant recommendation.
Open PhilanthropyAgainst Malaria Foundation6,651,000.002020-12Global health/malaria/bednetshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/against-malaria-foundation-general-support-2020 Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Open Philanthropy, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget of $100 million is set by Open Philanthropy, but GiveWell decided to allocate only $70 million in end-of-year grantmaking and defers the remaining $30 million to early 2021. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation (published February 2021).

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Against_Malaria_Foundation says: "This is the amount that we estimate will allow AMF to fund all the campaigns it is considering implementing that require commitments before August 2021. [...] We expect that AMF will use this funding for campaigns in DRC (15x cash) and/or Guinea (14x cash) in 2022."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Our_recommended_allocation_to_Open_Philanthropy describes the overall thinking behind the grant. This grant is listed under "fully-vetted opportunities for 2021-2022 that are more than 10x cash" and in particular this grant is listed as 14x cash.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Against_Malaria_Foundation says: "This is the amount that we estimate will allow AMF to fund all the campaigns it is considering implementing that require commitments before August 2021. It is possible that this is an underestimate, as we are assuming AMF will continue to receive a relatively high amount of revenue from individual donors, based on recent trends. This risk is mitigated by the fact that we will have the opportunity to check whether this assumption has held up when we revisit AMF's room for more funding in January 2021."
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 9.50%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Part of GiveWell's end-of-year recommendations for Open Philanthropy, 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 Open Philanthropy shortly after the recommendations.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Against_Malaria_Foundation says: "Funding gaps that AMF told us about that we are not recommending filling at this time include those for distributions that will occur in 2023 (totaling $37.8 million). We are not recommending funding these gaps at this time because (a) we want to review recently-available monitoring results from AMF's recent distributions in DRC before committing additional funding to distributions there, and (b) these gaps are less time-sensitive (we expect that AMF will need to commit funding to these distributions in the latter half of 2021 to avoid delaying them). We expect to revisit AMF's room for more funding as part of our January 2021 recommendation to Open Philanthropy."

Donor retrospective of the donation: Against Malaria Foundation would continue to be a GiveWell top charity in 2021 as well as receive grants from the GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund at GiveWell's recommendation in 2021, suggesting contined satisfaction with the grantee.

Other notes: See https://www.givewell.org/charities/amf/November-2020-Version for GiveWell's review of Against Malaria Foundation at the time of the grant recommendation. Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo|Guinea.
Open PhilanthropyDeworm the World Initiative4,103,000.002020-12Global health/deworminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/evidence-action-deworm-the-world-initiative Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Open Philanthropy, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget of $100 million is set by Open Philanthropy, but GiveWell decided to allocate only $70 million in end-of-year grantmaking and defers the remaining $30 million to early 2021. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation (published February 2021).

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Evidence_Action-s_Deworm_the_World_Initiative lists these intended uses: (1) "Extend its funding runway for its programs in Kenya ($1.9 million, 32x cash) and in three states in Nigeria ($1.9 million, 13-16x cash) through 2023. (2)Conduct scoping work in Ghana and Indonesia and do a prevalence survey in Ghana ($300,000)."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Our_recommended_allocation_to_Open_Philanthropy lists $3.8 million of the $4.1 million in this grant as being under "The most cost-effective opportunities we know of for 2023" and estimates it as 13-30+ as good as cash.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Evidence_Action-s_Deworm_the_World_Initiative describes the programs funded by this grant, whose cost totals to the grant amount. It also notes another funding gap that it estimates at 5x cash that is being left unfunded: "Extending its funding runway through 2023 for its programs in Pakistan and Lagos State, Nigeria."
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 5.86%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Part of GiveWell's end-of-year recommendations for Open Philanthropy, 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 Open Philanthropy shortly after the recommendations.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 36

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Evidence_Action-s_Deworm_the_World_Initiative says: "Funding gaps that Deworm the World told us about that we are not recommending filling at this time: Extending its funding runway through 2023 for its programs in Pakistan and Lagos State, Nigeria. [...] We plan to discuss the future of these programs with Deworm the World, including getting further feedback on our worm burden update."

Donor retrospective of the donation: Deworm the World Initiative continues to remain a GiveWell top charity in 2021.

Other notes: See https://www.givewell.org/charities/deworm-world-initiative/November-2020-version for GiveWell's review of Deworm the World Initiative at the time of the grant recommendation. Affected countries: Kenya|Nigeria|Ghana|Indonesia.
Open PhilanthropyThe END Fund500,000.002020-12Global health/deworminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/end-fund-general-support-2020 Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Open Philanthropy, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget of $100 million is set by Open Philanthropy, but GiveWell decided to allocate only $70 million in end-of-year grantmaking and defers the remaining $30 million to early 2021. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation (published February 2021).

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant to support The END Fund's deworming programs.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Our_recommended_allocation_to_Open_Philanthropy describes the grant as an incentive grant since the grantee is a GiveWell top charity.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The size of the grant is chosen as the standard size of the incentive grant of $500,000. https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Size_of_incentive_grants explains the reason for reducing the incentive grant size from $2.5 million to $500,000: "We considered the cases where an organization is on our top charity list, but due to relatively lower cost-effectiveness, we are not prioritizing its funding needs most highly—i.e. we don't expect to grant donations from the Maximum Impact Fund to it or recommend that Open Philanthropy make a grant to it beyond the incentive grant. In those cases, we felt that the amount of time we asked from the organization's staff to engage with us was not commensurate with the $2.5 million grants we had been making. We considered other grants we've made and our perception of norms in international development and decided to change the standard amount of these grants to $500,000 for top charities."
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 0.71%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Part of GiveWell's end-of-year recommendations for Open Philanthropy, 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 Open Philanthropy shortly after the recommendations.

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#END_Fund-s_deworming_program says: "We completed a project in October that changed the worm burden adjustment in our cost-effectiveness analysis and increased our estimate of the END Fund's cost-effectiveness from 5x cash to 11x cash. We have lower confidence in this estimate than we do for our other deworming top charities. Based on past experience with cost-effectiveness estimates that we have low confidence in, we expect this estimate to go down as we continue to work on it. We had previously deprioritized work on improving this estimate, due to both the low cost-effectiveness of the program and challenges in understanding what the END Fund was funding with marginal GiveWell-directed dollars. Given the recent increase in our estimate of the END Fund's cost-effectiveness, we plan to consider whether to increase our time investment in understanding the END Fund's cost-effectiveness."

Donor retrospective of the donation: The END Fund would continue to be a GiveWell top charity in 2021.

Other notes: See https://www.givewell.org/charities/end-fund/November-2020-version for GiveWell's review of The END Fund at the time of the grant recommendation.
Open PhilanthropyDevelopment Media International50,000.002020-12Global healthhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/development-media-international-general-support-december-2020 Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Open Philanthropy, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget of $100 million is set by Open Philanthropy, but GiveWell decided to allocate only $70 million in end-of-year grantmaking and defers the remaining $30 million to early 2021. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation (published February 2021).

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Donor reason for selecting the donee: At the time of the grant, Development Media International was a GiveWell standout chraity, per https://www.givewell.org/charities/other-charities/November-2020-version and https://www.givewell.org/charities/DMI-July-2021-Version (July 2021 review). It therefore qualified for the $50,000 end-of-year incentive grant recommendation that all GiveWell standout charities received.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount of $50,000 is the amount of the incentive grant chosen for standout charities in 2020. https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Size_of_incentive_grants explains the reason for chosing the amount: "We also reduced our incentive grant recommendations for standout charities [from $100,000] to $50,000. Once a standout charity has been added to our list, we ask it to have one conversation with us each year and to review the notes we write to summarize what we learned from that conversation. We believe a smaller grant of $50,000 is appropriate for the time commitment this requires from standout charities."
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 0.07%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Part of GiveWell's end-of-year recommendations for Open Philanthropy, 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 Open Philanthropy shortly after the recommendations.

Donor retrospective of the donation: https://blog.givewell.org/2021/10/05/discontinuing-standout-charity-designation/ (November 2021) announces discontinuation of the standout charity designation, and says: "We’ve recommended that Open Philanthropy make a $100,000 exit grant to each standout charity on our list."
Open PhilanthropyDispensers for Safe Water50,000.002020-12Global healthhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/development-media-international-general-support-december-2020 Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Open Philanthropy, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget of $100 million is set by Open Philanthropy, but GiveWell decided to allocate only $70 million in end-of-year grantmaking and defers the remaining $30 million to early 2021. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation (published February 2021).

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Donor reason for selecting the donee: At the time of the grant, Dispensers for Safe Water was a GiveWell standout charity, per https://www.givewell.org/charities/other-charities/November-2020-version and https://www.givewell.org/charities/dispensers-for-safe-water-December-2018-version (December 2018 review). It therefore qualified for the $50,000 end-of-year incentive grant recommendation that all GiveWell standout charities received.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount of $50,000 is the amount of the incentive grant chosen for standout charities in 2020. https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Size_of_incentive_grants explains the reason for chosing the amount: "We also reduced our incentive grant recommendations for standout charities [from $100,000] to $50,000. Once a standout charity has been added to our list, we ask it to have one conversation with us each year and to review the notes we write to summarize what we learned from that conversation. We believe a smaller grant of $50,000 is appropriate for the time commitment this requires from standout charities."
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 0.07%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Part of GiveWell's end-of-year recommendations for Open Philanthropy, 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 Open Philanthropy shortly after the recommendations.

Donor retrospective of the donation: https://blog.givewell.org/2021/10/05/discontinuing-standout-charity-designation/ (November 2021) announces discontinuation of the standout charity designation, and says: "We’ve recommended that Open Philanthropy make a $100,000 exit grant to each standout charity on our list."
Open PhilanthropyFood Fortification Initiative50,000.002020-12Global health/nutritionhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/food-fortification-initiative-general-support-2020 Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Open Philanthropy, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget of $100 million is set by Open Philanthropy, but GiveWell decided to allocate only $70 million in end-of-year grantmaking and defers the remaining $30 million to early 2021. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation (published February 2021).

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Donor reason for selecting the donee: At the time of the grant, Food Fortification Initiative was a GiveWell standout charity, per https://www.givewell.org/charities/other-charities/November-2020-version and https://www.givewell.org/charities/food-fortification-initiative-March-2017-version (March 2017 review). It therefore qualified for the $50,000 end-of-year incentive grant recommendation that all GiveWell standout charities received.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount of $50,000 is the amount of the incentive grant chosen for standout charities in 2020. https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Size_of_incentive_grants explains the reason for chosing the amount: "We also reduced our incentive grant recommendations for standout charities [from $100,000] to $50,000. Once a standout charity has been added to our list, we ask it to have one conversation with us each year and to review the notes we write to summarize what we learned from that conversation. We believe a smaller grant of $50,000 is appropriate for the time commitment this requires from standout charities."
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 0.07%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Part of GiveWell's end-of-year recommendations for Open Philanthropy, 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 Open Philanthropy shortly after the recommendations.

Donor retrospective of the donation: https://blog.givewell.org/2021/10/05/discontinuing-standout-charity-designation/ (November 2021) announces discontinuation of the standout charity designation, and says: "We’ve recommended that Open Philanthropy make a $100,000 exit grant to each standout charity on our list."
Open PhilanthropyIodine Global Network50,000.002020-12Global health/nutrition/iodinehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/iodine-global-network-general-support-december-2020 Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Open Philanthropy, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget of $100 million is set by Open Philanthropy, but GiveWell decided to allocate only $70 million in end-of-year grantmaking and defers the remaining $30 million to early 2021. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation (published February 2021).

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Donor reason for selecting the donee: At the time of the grant, Iodine Global Network was a GiveWell standout charity, per https://www.givewell.org/charities/other-charities/November-2020-version and https://www.givewell.org/charities/IGN-December-2014-version (December 2014 review). It therefore qualified for the $50,000 end-of-year incentive grant recommendation that all GiveWell standout charities received.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount of $50,000 is the amount of the incentive grant chosen for standout charities in 2020. https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Size_of_incentive_grants explains the reason for chosing the amount: "We also reduced our incentive grant recommendations for standout charities [from $100,000] to $50,000. Once a standout charity has been added to our list, we ask it to have one conversation with us each year and to review the notes we write to summarize what we learned from that conversation. We believe a smaller grant of $50,000 is appropriate for the time commitment this requires from standout charities."
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 0.07%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Part of GiveWell's end-of-year recommendations for Open Philanthropy, 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 Open Philanthropy shortly after the recommendations.

Donor retrospective of the donation: https://blog.givewell.org/2021/10/05/discontinuing-standout-charity-designation/ (November 2021) announces discontinuation of the standout charity designation, and says: "We’ve recommended that Open Philanthropy make a $100,000 exit grant to each standout charity on our list."
Open PhilanthropyLiving Goods50,000.002020-12--https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/living-goods-general-support-december-2020 Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Open Philanthropy, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget of $100 million is set by Open Philanthropy, but GiveWell decided to allocate only $70 million in end-of-year grantmaking and defers the remaining $30 million to early 2021. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation (published February 2021).

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Donor reason for selecting the donee: At the time of the grant, Living Goods was a GiveWell standout charity, per https://www.givewell.org/charities/other-charities/November-2020-version and https://www.givewell.org/charities/living-goods-November-2014-version (November 2014 review). It therefore qualified for the $50,000 end-of-year incentive grant recommendation that all GiveWell standout charities received.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount of $50,000 is the amount of the incentive grant chosen for standout charities in 2020. https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Size_of_incentive_grants explains the reason for chosing the amount: "We also reduced our incentive grant recommendations for standout charities [from $100,000] to $50,000. Once a standout charity has been added to our list, we ask it to have one conversation with us each year and to review the notes we write to summarize what we learned from that conversation. We believe a smaller grant of $50,000 is appropriate for the time commitment this requires from standout charities."
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 0.07%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Part of GiveWell's end-of-year recommendations for Open Philanthropy, 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 Open Philanthropy shortly after the recommendations.

Donor retrospective of the donation: https://blog.givewell.org/2021/10/05/discontinuing-standout-charity-designation/ (November 2021) announces discontinuation of the standout charity designation, and says: "We’ve recommended that Open Philanthropy make a $100,000 exit grant to each standout charity on our list."
Open PhilanthropyProject Healthy Children50,000.002020-12Global health/nutritionhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/project-healthy-children-general-support-december-2020 Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Open Philanthropy, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget of $100 million is set by Open Philanthropy, but GiveWell decided to allocate only $70 million in end-of-year grantmaking and defers the remaining $30 million to early 2021. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation (published February 2021).

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Donor reason for selecting the donee: At the time of the grant, Project Healthy Children was a GiveWell standout charity, per https://www.givewell.org/charities/other-charities/November-2020-version and https://www.givewell.org/charities/project-healthy-children-March-2017-version (March 2017 review). It therefore qualified for the $50,000 end-of-year incentive grant recommendation that all GiveWell standout charities received.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount of $50,000 is the amount of the incentive grant chosen for standout charities in 2020. https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Size_of_incentive_grants explains the reason for chosing the amount: "We also reduced our incentive grant recommendations for standout charities [from $100,000] to $50,000. Once a standout charity has been added to our list, we ask it to have one conversation with us each year and to review the notes we write to summarize what we learned from that conversation. We believe a smaller grant of $50,000 is appropriate for the time commitment this requires from standout charities."
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 0.07%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Part of GiveWell's end-of-year recommendations for Open Philanthropy, 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 Open Philanthropy shortly after the recommendations.

Donor retrospective of the donation: https://blog.givewell.org/2021/10/05/discontinuing-standout-charity-designation/ (November 2021) announces discontinuation of the standout charity designation, and says: "We’ve recommended that Open Philanthropy make a $100,000 exit grant to each standout charity on our list."
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundMalaria Consortium3,800,000.002020-12Global health/malaria/seasonal malaria chemopreventionhttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Donation process: GiveWell looked at the funding gap and value of marginal funds for each of its top charities. The decision to allocate these funds happened shortly after the annual top charity refresh and the updated recommendations https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Our_recommended_allocation_to_Open_Philanthropy to Good Ventures (via Open Philanthropy) on how much annual support to give to each top charity. It therefore took into account the amounts already recommended to Open Philanthropy, and calculated the best use of funds at the margin after that.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant to support the Malaria Consortium's Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) program. https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2020/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Malaria_Consortium-s_seasonal_malaria_chemoprevention_program breaks down the programs funded by this money plus $27 million from Open Philanthropy: (1) "Extend its funding runway for its current programs in Burkina Faso, Chad, Nigeria, and Togo through 2022 ($20.8 million) at the scale Malaria Consortium expects to achieve in 2021." (2) "Expand to newly-eligible states or local government areas (LGAs) in Nigeria in 2022 and maintain work in those new areas in 2023 ($7.8 million). We estimate that the cost-effectiveness of SMC in Nigeria is 14x cash." (3) "Put $2.2 million toward continuing its work in 2023."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://www.givewell.org/sources/blog-post/our-recommendations-for-giving-in-2020#2 says: "We decided where to allocate the Maximum Impact Fund donations at the same time as we made our recommendation to Open Philanthropy. We decided to allocate Maximum Impact Fund donations to Malaria Consortium's SMC program because it was the highest priority gap after we accounted for our recommendation to Open Philanthropy. However, we could have instead chosen to allocate them to the highest priority gap before our recommendation to Open Philanthropy was accounted for, Helen Keller International's vitamin A supplementation program, since our Maximum Impact Fund decision and Open Philanthropy recommendation were made at the same time. In each case, the overall effect would be the same [...]."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The entirety of funds available in the Maximum Impact Fund from Q3 2020 was granted to Malaria Consortium, as it was the highest-priority funding need identified.
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This discretionary regrant is done for each quarter, usually within 2 to 3 months of the end of the quarter. This particular grant is for Q3 2020 (July to September) and would therefore be expected to be in Q4 2020, which it is. The decision process for this quarter is combined with the grant recommendations to Open Philanthropy to recommend to Good Ventures.

Other notes: Announced: 2020-11-19.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundAgainst Malaria Foundation11,700,000.002020-09Global health/malaria/bednetshttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Donation process: https://blog.givewell.org/2020/10/13/maximum-impact-fund-update-we-estimate-givewell-donors-15-3-million-to-the-against-malaria-foundation-will-save-over-3000-lives/ says: "We typically allocate flexible donations to our top charities every quarter. However, we delayed allocating the donations we received to “Grants to recommended charities at GiveWell’s discretion” in the first quarter of 2020. We wanted to better understand the impact of the growing COVID-19 pandemic on charities’ budgets and plans before making a decision about where funding would have the greatest impact. [...] We considered making grants to Malaria Consortium’s seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) program and Helen Keller International (HKI)’s vitamin A supplementation program, as we estimated that they were similarly cost-effective to AMF when we began our decisionmaking process."

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: https://blog.givewell.org/2020/10/13/maximum-impact-fund-update-we-estimate-givewell-donors-15-3-million-to-the-against-malaria-foundation-will-save-over-3000-lives/ says: "AMF supports the distribution of insecticide-treated nets in areas with high rates of malaria. The nets stop mosquitoes from biting and spreading the disease. We estimate our donors’ support for AMF will collectively save over 3,000 lives, mostly of young children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Guinea. Without this grant, we think net distributions in DRC and Guinea would have been delayed."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://blog.givewell.org/2020/10/13/maximum-impact-fund-update-we-estimate-givewell-donors-15-3-million-to-the-against-malaria-foundation-will-save-over-3000-lives/ says: "AMF was a top contender for receiving this grant because of its high estimated impact per dollar. It is continuing its work during the pandemic, with some delays and modifications. [...] As of June 2020, AMF had committed nearly all of this [past $70 million] funding and held only around $4 million in uncommitted funds. [...] There is a strong case the distributions would be delayed without this grant, as funding needs to be secured well before nets are provided. [...] We investigated AMF’s current monitoring practices in detail this year and believe AMF meets our high standards. [...] our investigation into [Malaria Consortium SMC and Helen Keller International Vitamin A supplementation] current plans and budgets did not turn up urgent funding needs."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The entirety of funds available in the Maximum Impact Fund from Q1 and Q2 2020 was granted to Against Malaria Foundation, as it was the highest-priority funding need identified.
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This grant round included allocation of funds for two quarters (Q1 and Q2 2020) in Q3 2020. https://blog.givewell.org/2020/10/13/maximum-impact-fund-update-we-estimate-givewell-donors-15-3-million-to-the-against-malaria-foundation-will-save-over-3000-lives/ explains the allocation delay: "We typically allocate flexible donations to our top charities every quarter. However, we delayed allocating the donations we received to “Grants to recommended charities at GiveWell’s discretion” in the first quarter of 2020. We wanted to better understand the impact of the growing COVID-19 pandemic on charities’ budgets and plans before making a decision about where funding would have the greatest impact."

Other notes: An additional $3.6 million in unrestricted funding available to GiveWell is also allocated to Against Malaria Foundation, bringing its total funding in this round to $15.3 million. In addition, GiveWell announces that it had granted $8 million in flexible funding to the Malaria Consortium's SMC program in June. Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo|Guinea; announced: 2020-10-13.
GiveWell unrestrictedAgainst Malaria Foundation3,600,000.002020-09Global health/malaria/bednetshttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Donation process: This amount was granted along with the allocation of $11.7 million for Q1/Q2 2020 from the GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund, and the selection of grantees followed the same process.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: https://blog.givewell.org/2020/10/13/maximum-impact-fund-update-we-estimate-givewell-donors-15-3-million-to-the-against-malaria-foundation-will-save-over-3000-lives/ says: "AMF supports the distribution of insecticide-treated nets in areas with high rates of malaria. The nets stop mosquitoes from biting and spreading the disease."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://blog.givewell.org/2020/10/13/maximum-impact-fund-update-we-estimate-givewell-donors-15-3-million-to-the-against-malaria-foundation-will-save-over-3000-lives/ says: "AMF was a top contender for receiving this grant because of its high estimated impact per dollar. It is continuing its work during the pandemic, with some delays and modifications. [...] As of June 2020, AMF had committed nearly all of this [past $70 million] funding and held only around $4 million in uncommitted funds. [...] There is a strong case the distributions would be delayed without this grant, as funding needs to be secured well before nets are provided. [...] We investigated AMF’s current monitoring practices in detail this year and believe AMF meets our high standards. [...] our investigation into [Malaria Consortium SMC and Helen Keller International Vitamin A supplementation] current plans and budgets did not turn up urgent funding needs."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): While the reasons for the amount are not discussed, it's likely that this was the amount GiveWell could allocate of its unrestricted funding after making sure it had enouogh for its operating costs.
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The grant is timed to be along with the grant from the Maximum Impact Fund. https://blog.givewell.org/2020/10/13/maximum-impact-fund-update-we-estimate-givewell-donors-15-3-million-to-the-against-malaria-foundation-will-save-over-3000-lives/ explains the allocation delay: "We typically allocate flexible donations to our top charities every quarter. However, we delayed allocating the donations we received to “Grants to recommended charities at GiveWell’s discretion” in the first quarter of 2020. We wanted to better understand the impact of the growing COVID-19 pandemic on charities’ budgets and plans before making a decision about where funding would have the greatest impact."

Other notes: Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo|Guinea; announced: 2020-10-13.
GiveWell flexible fundingMalaria Consortium8,000,000.002020-06Global health/malaria/seasonal malaria chemopreventionhttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Donation process: This funding comes from a flexible funding $8 million grant from a donor that is partially restricted to GiveWell’s “top life improving nonprofit/s,” as first mentioned in https://blog.givewell.org/2020/03/17/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2019/ (2020-03-17) at which time GiveWell is considering making that grant to SCI.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant for the seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) program. After a $11.9 million grant made in March 2020 using Q4 2019 funds, a remaining funding gap of ~$24 million remained; this $8 million goes toward closing that funding gap.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The reasons are likely similar to the reasons outlined in https://blog.givewell.org/2020/03/17/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2019/ for the previous grant from the Maximum Impact Fund: the Malaria Consortium SMC program was identified as the second highest priority of three programs considered for this round of funding, behind Helen Keller International's Vitamin A supplementation but ahead of SCI. Since the funding gap for HKI's priority program of $1.5 million was well under the $13.4 million in allocatable funds, all the remainder of the funding was granted to Malaria Consortium.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount is precisely the amount that the donor of the flexible funds provided.
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): According to https://www.givewell.org/sources/blog-post/q1-q2-2020-discretionary-funding-allocation#10 "The donor requested that we grant the funds immediately, rather than holding them to disburse with "Grants to recommended charities at GiveWell's discretion." We selected Malaria Consortium for the high cost-effectiveness of its planned work."

Donor retrospective of the donation: https://www.givewell.org/sources/blog-post/q1-q2-2020-discretionary-funding-allocation#10 says: "Taking the $8 million into account, we saw Malaria Consortium's remaining funding needs as less time-sensitive than AMF's when we considered granting the other flexible funds we received in the first half of 2020."

Other notes: Although this grant is listed and discussed along with grants from the GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund, the grant itself is not from the Maximum Impact Fund. Announced: 2020-10-13.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundHelen Keller International1,500,000.002020-03Global health/nutrition/vitamin A supplementationhttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Donation process: According to https://blog.givewell.org/2020/03/17/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2019/#allocationprocess "We decide how to allocate discretionary funds by reviewing which of our top charities’ unmet funding needs, or “funding gaps,” are the most cost-effective and time-sensitive. In January 2020, we asked HKI, Malaria Consortium, and SCI Foundation (SCI) for updates on their funding needs. [...] We did not request updated funding information from our other five top charities. [...] We were not informed of any opportunities this quarter outside of the information we received from HKI, Malaria Consortium, and SCI."

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.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://blog.givewell.org/2020/03/17/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2019/#hki says: "In 2019, HKI told us that it did not expect Global Affairs Canada (GAC) to renew its support for VAS programs in Côte d’Ivoire and Kenya from 2020 onward. HKI confirmed in January 2020 that GAC had not renewed its funding. We consider HKI’s VAS program in Côte d’Ivoire to be highly cost-effective. Our top priority for fourth-quarter discretionary funds is filling the $1.5 million funding gap left by GAC in Côte d’Ivoire from 2020 to 2022."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The funding gap for Côte d’Ivoire is $1.5 million, and is the highest-priority funding gap identified. Since the total funds available of $13.4 million are in excess of this funding gap, the entire funding gap is filled by the grant.
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 11.19%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This discretionary regrant is done for each quarter, usually within 2 to 3 months of the end of the quarter. This particular grant is for Q4 2019 (October to December) and would therefore be expected to be in Q1 2020, which it is.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 34

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: Since this grant fills the highest-priority funding gaps, there are no immediate plans for further grants.

Donor retrospective of the donation: The next grants from the Maximum Impact Fund to Helen Keller International would be for Q1 2021; see https://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund/allocation-q1-2021 for details. This would be for different countriees.

Other notes: https://blog.givewell.org/2020/03/17/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2019/#uncertainties discusses some uncertainties. For HKI: "We don’t know whether, in the absence of a GiveWell grant to HKI, VAS campaigns in the districts formerly funded by GAC would be skipped or if HKI would reallocate other available funding to support these campaigns. Reallocation of HKI’s available funding would make its funding gap in Côte d’Ivoire less time-sensitive but would leave funding gaps for other work in a year or two. These new gaps would be our top priority to fill due to their high cost-effectiveness. We haven’t resolved this question because we believe our discretionary grant to HKI will support the most cost-effective unfunded work we are aware of, regardless of time-sensitivity.". Affected countries: Côte d’Ivoire; announced: 2020-03-17.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundMalaria Consortium11,900,000.002020-03Global health/malaria/seasonal malaria chemopreventionhttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Donation process: According to https://blog.givewell.org/2020/03/17/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2019/#allocationprocess "We decide how to allocate discretionary funds by reviewing which of our top charities’ unmet funding needs, or “funding gaps,” are the most cost-effective and time-sensitive. In January 2020, we asked HKI, Malaria Consortium, and SCI Foundation (SCI) for updates on their funding needs. [...] We did not request updated funding information from our other five top charities. [...] We were not informed of any opportunities this quarter outside of the information we received from HKI, Malaria Consortium, and SCI."

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant for the seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) program. https://blog.givewell.org/2020/03/17/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2019/#malariaconsortium says: "We estimate that Malaria Consortium can now effectively absorb approximately $36 million for SMC programs in 2022 in Burkina Faso, Chad, Nigeria, and Togo. [...] We allocated the remaining $11.9 million in fourth-quarter discretionary funds to Malaria Consortium’s SMC program as our second priority."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: According to https://blog.givewell.org/2020/03/17/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2019/ the Malaria Consortium SMC program was identified as the second highest priority of three programs considered for this round of funding, behind Helen Keller International's Vitamin A supplementation but ahead of SCI. Since the funding gap for HKI's priority program of $1.5 million was well under the $13.4 million in allocatable funds, all the remainder of the funding was granted to Malaria Consortium.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): A total of $13.4 million from Q4 2019 was available for granting in this round, of which $1.5 million was allocated to the higher-priority Helen Keller International Vitamin A supplementation program. Since the remainder of $11.9 million was much less than the $36 million in funds that GiveWell believed Malaria Consortium could absorb, the entirely of that remainder was allocated to Malaria Consortium. The amount of $13.4 million was higher than in most quarters, partly because Q4 in general sees more giving, and partly because of increased emphasis by GiveWell on donating to the Maximum Impact Fund rather than directly to top charities.
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 88.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This discretionary regrant is done for each quarter, usually within 2 to 3 months of the end of the quarter. This particular grant is for Q4 2019 (October to December) and would therefore be expected to be in Q1 2020, which it is.

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: While further grants are not explicitly discussed, the fact that a significant funding gap remains for Malaria Consortium's SMC program ($36 million - $11.9 million = $24.1 million), future rounds are likely to include grants to the program barring new information.

Donor retrospective of the donation: The next grant from the Maximum Impact Fund would end up selecting Against Malaria Foundation due to some new information, but Malaria Consortium would receive funding in https://www.givewell.org/sources/blog-post/our-recommendations-for-giving-in-2020#2 for Q3 2020.

Other notes: https://blog.givewell.org/2020/03/17/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2019/#uncertainties discusses uncertainties. For this grant: "It is possible that other funders will also step in to fill some of this gap. In particular, we believe that one funder that supported SMC coverage in part of Burkina Faso in 2020 may choose to extend its support through 2022; this would decrease Malaria Consortium’s room for more funding by around $8 million. Even if this occurs, Malaria Consortium would still have a significant unfilled gap ($16.1 million) for its work in 2022.". Announced: 2020-03-17.
Open PhilanthropyMalaria Consortium33,926,000.002020-02Global health/malaria/seasonal malaria chemopreventionhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/malaria-consortium-seasonal-malaria-chemoprevention-february-2020 Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Open Philanthropy, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget is based on guidelines set by Open Philanthropy. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation (published November 2019).

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Malaria_Consortium-s_SMC_program says: "This funding will enable Malaria Consortium to spend: (1) $30.1 million to fully fill its funding gaps in its three current countries of operation—Burkina Faso, Chad, and Nigeria—through 2021. This figure includes scaling up operations to cover additional areas in each country. Cost-effectiveness: 16x cash, (2) $3.8 million to expand its SMC program to a fourth country. Malaria Consortium has told us that this will most likely be Togo. Cost-effectiveness: 18x cash for Togo."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Our_process says: "This work is highly cost-effective. We model this funding gap as 17x cash. In addition, Malaria Consortium performs well on our qualitative measures of organizational strength; this assessment supports our view that this gap is highly cost-effective to fill. The funding gap is time-sensitive. Malaria Consortium will need to begin planning for 2021 in 2020." https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/qualitative-assessments has the lined qualitative assessments. https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Principles_we_followed lists the general principles followed.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount is chosen to be sufficient to cover Malaria Consortium's funding gaps till 2021. https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Malaria_Consortium-s_SMC_program says: "We are choosing not to recommend that Open Philanthropy fill some or all of Malaria Consortium's funding gap for 2022—a funding gap of $35.6 million at an estimated cost-effectiveness of 17x cash—in order to preserve our options for the future. We do not expect that having funding for 2022 would affect how Malaria Consortium operates in 2020."

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Part of GiveWell's end-of-year recommendations for Open Philanthropy, 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 Open Philanthropy shortly after the recommendations.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 23

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Malaria_Consortium-s_SMC_program says: "However, we think that the 2022 funding gap is the most cost-effective unfilled option among our top charities, and we're excited for individual donors to close this gap. Malaria Consortium's SMC program is our recommendation for donors who want to give directly to a specific charity."

Donor retrospective of the donation: Malaria Consortium would continue to remain a GiveWell top charity in 2020 and 2021, and receive several additional grants from the GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund and Open Philanthropy on GiveWell's recommendation.

Other notes: See https://www.givewell.org/charities/malaria-consortium/November-2019-version for GiveWell's review of Malaria Consortium at the time of the grant recommendation. Affected countries: Burkina Faso|Chad|Nigeria|Togo.
Open PhilanthropyHelen Keller International9,709,000.002020-01Global health/nutrition/Vitamin A supplementationhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/helen-keller-international-vitamin-a-supplementation-january-2020 Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Open Philanthropy, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget is based on guidelines set by Open Philanthropy. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation (published November 2019).

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Helen_Keller_International-s_VAS_program gives the expected allocation of this money plus $2.6 million from the GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund: "$5.5 million to continue its work in five countries (Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Niger), including supplementing its budgets in 2020 and 2021 and extending its funding runway to 2022. Cost-effectiveness: 31x cash, $4.5 million to start a new program in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with funding to cover 2020-2022. Cost-effectiveness: 27x cash, $2.4 million to expand its program to Bauchi State, Nigeria, with funding to cover 2020-2022. Cost-effectiveness: 25x cash."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Our_process says: "This work is highly cost-effective. We estimate that it is 28 times as cost-effective as cash transfers ("28x cash") overall, and, by country, ranges from 19x cash to 38x cash."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Helen_Keller_International-s_VAS_program gives the expected allocation of this money plus $2.6 million from the GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund. It further says: "We chose not to recommend that Open Philanthropy provide funding for HKI to begin new programs in Cameroon ($1.8 million at 14x cash) and Kenya ($1.5 million at 11x cash). When we model multiple funding gaps as having similar cost-effectiveness, we generally prefer continuing programs to starting new ones, in order to avoid undue disruption."

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Part of GiveWell's end-of-year recommendations for Open Philanthropy, 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 Open Philanthropy shortly after the recommendations.

Donor retrospective of the donation: Helen Keller International would continue to retain GiveWell top charity status in the coming years and continue receiving annual grants from Open Philanthropy at GiveWell's recommendation.

Other notes: See https://www.givewell.org/charities/helen-keller-international/November-2019-version for GiveWell's review of Helen Keller International at the time of the grant recommendation. Affected countries: Guinea|Mali|Burkina Faso|Côte d'Ivoire|Niger|Democratic Republic of the Congo|Nigeria.
Open PhilanthropySightsavers2,710,100.002020-01Global health/deworminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/sightsavers-deworming-january-2020 Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Open Philanthropy, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget is based on guidelines set by Open Philanthropy. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation (published November 2019).

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Sightsavers-_deworming_program gives the breakdown of expected spending for the Sightsavers deworming program: "(1) $0.3 million to extend deworming in Yobe State, Nigeria through 2022. We estimate that Sightsavers' average cost-effectiveness is 9x cash (2) $1.3 million to expand its program in Cameroon to new regions, with funding to cover 2020-2022. We estimate that Sightsavers' average cost-effectiveness is 9x cash. (3) $1.1 million to expand its program in DRC to a new province, with funding to cover 2020-2022. We estimate that Sightsavers' average cost-effectiveness is 9x cash."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The Sightsavers deworming program is a GiveWell top charity, and therefore receives the $2.5 million incentive grant that all top charities receive, per https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Principles_we_followed Principle 7: "To this end, since 2016, we have recommended that Open Philanthropy provide a minimum “incentive grant” to top charities ($2.5 million) and standout charities ($100,000)."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Sightsavers-_deworming_program says: "After receiving an incentive grant of $2.5 million, Sightsavers would have a small funding gap for two programs. We are recommending a grant of $2.7 million total in order to fill that gap."

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Part of GiveWell's end-of-year recommendations for Open Philanthropy, 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 Open Philanthropy shortly after the recommendations.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 36

Donor retrospective of the donation: Helen Keller International would continue to retain GiveWell top charity status in the coming years and continue receiving annual grants from Open Philanthropy at GiveWell's recommendation.

Other notes: See https://www.givewell.org/charities/sightsavers/November-2019-version for GiveWell's review of Sightsavers at the time of the grant recommendation. Affected countries: Nigeria|Cameroon|Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseMalaria Consortium40,000.002019-12-03Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations Donation via GiveWell. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 17.02%.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseMalaria Consortium25,037.002019-12-03Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations Donation via Facebook Fundraisers; $2,499 matched by Facebook for Giving Tuesday. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 10.65%.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseAgainst Malaria Foundation22,491.002019-12-03Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations Donation via Facebook Fundraisers; $12,495 matched by Facebook for Giving Tuesday. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 9.57%.
Open PhilanthropyAgainst Malaria Foundation2,500,000.002019-12Global health/deworminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/against-malaria-foundation-general-support-december-2019 Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Open Philanthropy, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget is based on guidelines set by Open Philanthropy. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation (published November 2019).

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Donor reason for selecting the donee: Against Malaria Foundation is a GiveWell top charity, and therefore receives the $2.5 million incentive grant that all top charities receive, per https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Principles_we_followed Principle 7: "To this end, since 2016, we have recommended that Open Philanthropy provide a minimum “incentive grant” to top charities ($2.5 million) and standout charities ($100,000)."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount ($2.5 million) is chosen since it is the size of the incentive grant (per https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Principles_we_followed Principle 7). https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Against_Malaria_Foundation says: "We decided not to recommend filling AMF's room for more funding beyond the $2.5 million incentive grant."

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Part of GiveWell's end-of-year recommendations for Open Philanthropy, 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 Open Philanthropy shortly after the recommendations.

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Against_Malaria_Foundation says: "Over the next few months, we plan to revisit the possibility of making a large grant to AMF. Our decision will rely on what 2020 distribution agreements AMF signs in the near future (if any); how well we are able to answer outstanding questions we have about AMF's monitoring; and, if available, results from AMF's 2019 distributions in DRC, where it is likely to commit marginal funding. We estimate that AMF's average cost-effectiveness is 17x cash."

Donor retrospective of the donation: Against Malaria Foundation would continue to remain a GiveWell top charity in 2020 and 2021, and receive several additional grants from the GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund and Open Philanthropy on GiveWell's recommendation.

Other notes: See https://www.givewell.org/charities/amf/November-2019-Version for GiveWell's review of Against Malaria Foundation at the time of the grant recommendation.
Open PhilanthropyThe END Fund2,500,000.002019-12Global health/deworminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/end-fund-general-support-2019 Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Open Philanthropy, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget is based on guidelines set by Open Philanthropy. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation (published November 2019).

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The END Fund's deworming program is a GiveWell top charity, and therefore receives the $2.5 million incentive grant that all top charities receive, per https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Principles_we_followed Principle 7: "To this end, since 2016, we have recommended that Open Philanthropy provide a minimum “incentive grant” to top charities ($2.5 million) and standout charities ($100,000)."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount ($2.5 million) is chosen since it is the size of the incentive grant (per https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Principles_we_followed Principle 7). https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation#END_Fund-s_deworming_program says: "We only recommended the $2.5 million incentive grant. The END Fund’s estimated cost-effectiveness is lower than that of Deworm the World Initiative and Sightsavers' deworming program."

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Part of GiveWell's end-of-year recommendations for Open Philanthropy, 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 Open Philanthropy shortly after the recommendations.

Donor retrospective of the donation: The END Fund's deworming program would continue to remain a GiveWell top charity in 2020 and 2021.

Other notes: See https://www.givewell.org/charities/end-fund/November-2019-version for GiveWell's review of The END Fund's deworming program at the time of the grant recommendation.
Open PhilanthropyGiveDirectly2,500,000.002019-12Cash transfers/unconditional cash transfershttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/givedirectly-general-support-december-2019 Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Open Philanthropy, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget is based on guidelines set by Open Philanthropy. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation (published November 2019).

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Donor reason for selecting the donee: GiveDirectly is a GiveWell top charity, and therefore receives the $2.5 million incentive grant that all top charities receive, per https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Principles_we_followed Principle 7: "To this end, since 2016, we have recommended that Open Philanthropy provide a minimum “incentive grant” to top charities ($2.5 million) and standout charities ($100,000)."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount ($2.5 million) is chosen since it is the size of the incentive grant (per https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Principles_we_followed Principle 7).

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Part of GiveWell's end-of-year recommendations for Open Philanthropy, 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 Open Philanthropy shortly after the recommendations.

Donor retrospective of the donation: GiveDirectly would continue to remain a GiveWell top charity in 2020 and 2021.

Other notes: See https://www.givewell.org/charities/give-directly/November-2019-version for GiveWell's review of GiveDirectly at the time of the grant recommendation.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundHelen Keller International2,600,000.002019-12Global health/nutrition/vitamin A supplementationhttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Donation process: GiveWell looked at the funding gap and value of marginal funds for each of its top charities. The decision to allocate these funds happened shortly after the annual top charity refresh and the updated recommendations https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Our_recommended_allocation_to_Open_Philanthropy to Good Ventures (via Open Philanthropy) on how much annual support to give to each top charity. It therefore took into account the amounts already recommended to Open Philanthropy, and calculated the best use of funds at the margin after that. The main competing charity for this grant was Sightsavers (deworming).

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. https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/2019/open-philanthropy-recommendation#Helen_Keller_International-s_VAS_program gives the expected allocation of this money plus $9.7 million from Open Philanthropy: "$5.5 million to continue its work in five countries (Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Niger), including supplementing its budgets in 2020 and 2021 and extending its funding runway to 2022. Cost-effectiveness: 31x cash, $4.5 million to start a new program in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with funding to cover 2020-2022. Cost-effectiveness: 27x cash, $2.4 million to expand its program to Bauchi State, Nigeria, with funding to cover 2020-2022. Cost-effectiveness: 25x cash."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: According to https://blog.givewell.org/2019/12/19/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q3-2019/#OurProcess "The first of these principles is to put significant weight on our cost-effectiveness estimates, which aim to capture total improvement in well-being per dollar spent. These estimates suggested that HKI’s VAS program had a very high priority funding gap (28x cash overall in the seven countries listed above)." The reason to select this instead of Sightsavers' deworming program: "we were considering changes to our deworming cost-effectiveness model and were uncertain whether we would estimate Sightsavers’ cost-effectiveness as higher or lower than HKI’s."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount is the amount donated by donors to GiveWell for discretionary regranting to top charities in Q3 2019; GiveWell allocates the money separately for each quarter.
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This discretionary regrant is done for each quarter, usually within 2 to 3 months of the end of the quarter. This particular grant is for Q3 2019 (July to September) and would therefore be expected to be in Q4 2019, which it is.

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: https://blog.givewell.org/2019/12/19/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q3-2019/#BottomLine says: "We believe that Malaria Consortium’s program has the highest impact per additional dollar donated today. After the Open Philanthropy grant and the Q3 discretionary funding, additional donations to HKI’s VAS program would support funding gaps that we model as less cost-effective than the funding gaps on Malaria Consortium’s current margin."

Donor retrospective of the donation: The next round https://blog.givewell.org/2020/03/17/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2019/ would grant a furtheer $1.5 million to Helen Keller International's program, and consider the funding gap closed with the grant.

Other notes: Affected countries: Guinea|Mali|Burkina Faso|Côte d'Ivoire|Niger|Democratic Republic of the Congo|Nigeria; announced: 2019-12-19.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseAgainst Malaria Foundation29,997.002019-11-24Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations Donation via Facebook Fundraisers. Employer match: Google matched 6,000.00; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 12.76%.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseAgainst Malaria Foundation2,501.002019-11-24Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations Donation via Facebook Fundraisers. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 1.06%.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundAgainst Malaria Foundation2,300,000.002019-08Global health/malaria/bednetshttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Donation process: GiveWell looked at the funding gap and value of marginal funds for each of its top charities. Two charities that competed closely for the discretionary regrant were Malaria Consortium and Against Malaria Foundation. The blog post https://blog.givewell.org/2019/08/21/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q2-2019/ goes over the comparison with Malaria Consortium, and has a section "Process for deciding where to allocate fund" describing the process and linking to a previous post https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/#Principles for more information

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: AMF will use additional funding to support a distribution of nets scheduled for 2020 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in 2020 or 2021. https://blog.givewell.org/2019/08/21/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q2-2019/#AdditionalFunding has more details.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The section https://blog.givewell.org/2019/08/21/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q2-2019/#OtherPossibilities says: "Weighing these factors, we ultimately chose AMF over Malaria Consortium based on its somewhat higher modeled cost-effectiveness and more time-sensitive funding need." This is the same decision made for allocating the previous quarter's discretionary funds, as described at https://blog.givewell.org/2019/06/12/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q1-2019/

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount is the amount donated by donors to GiveWell for discretionary regranting to top charities in Q2 2019; GiveWell allocates the money separately for each quarter
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This discretionary regrant is done for each quarter, usually within 2 to 3 months of the end of the quarter. This particular grant is for Q2 2019 (April to June) and would therefore be expected to be in Q3 2019, which it is.

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: The section https://blog.givewell.org/2019/08/21/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q2-2019/#OtherPossibilities says: "We now model additional funding to AMF as roughly 33 percent more cost-effective than additional funding to Malaria Consortium’s SMC program, as a result of adjusting the chance of additional funding supporting nets in DRC from 87 percent to 75 percent. We have not received any new information to update us on the time sensitivity of Malaria Consortium’s funding needs, and we continue to view Malaria Consortium as stronger than AMF on unmodeled qualitative factors."

Other notes: Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo; announced: 2019-08-21.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundAgainst Malaria Foundation4,700,000.002019-06Global health/malaria/bednetshttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Donation process: GiveWell looked at the funding gap and value of marginal funds for each of its top charities. Two charities that competed closely for the discretionary regrant were Malaria Consortium and Against Malaria Foundation. The blog post https://blog.givewell.org/2019/06/12/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q1-2019/ has a section "Our process" describing how GiveWell decided to support AMF instead of Malaria Consortium.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: AMF expects to allocate all funding that it receives in the near future toward distributing insecticide-treated nets in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2020. More is explained in https://blog.givewell.org/2019/06/12/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q1-2019/ in the "What AMF will do with additional funding" section.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: In the section "Updates since March 2019" of the blog post https://blog.givewell.org/2019/06/12/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q1-2019/ GiveWell explains why it selected AMF instead of Malaria Consortium for this discretionary regrant, even though the previous quarter, it had selected MC. The two main reasons listed are: (1) An error correction in the cost-effectiveness estimate for AMF, described at https://www.givewell.org/how-we-work/our-criteria/cost-effectiveness/cost-effectiveness-models/changelog-2019#Version_3_Published_March_21_2019 has increased GiveWell's cost-effectiveness estimate for AMF, (2) After the previous quarter's discretionary regrant to MC in March 2019 described at https://blog.givewell.org/2019/03/29/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2018/ GiveWell thinks MC has less room for more funding.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount is the amount donated by donors to GiveWell for discretionary regranting to top charities in Q1 2019; GiveWell allocates the money separately for each quarter
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This discretionary regrant is done for each quarter, usually within 2 to 3 months of the end of the quarter. This particular grant is for Q1 2019 (January to March) and would therefore be expected to be in Q2 2019, which it is.

Other notes: Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo; announced: 2019-06-12.
Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development FundInstiglio60,000.002019-04-29Global healthhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/global-development/payouts/1qrRBknrSXGe4825arATUb Donation process: GiveWell found an interesting donation opportunity with Instiglio that fit into GiveWell Incubation Grants and would normally be funded by Good Ventures. Since this is a more high-risk high-reward grant than typical for GiveWell Incubation Grants, they decided to use funds from the Global Health and Development Fund rather than request money from Good Ventures

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: The grant is intended to cover a portion of the design costs for the initial technical specification of a new Health Outcomes Fund, intended to be between $50 million and $100 million, focused on primary health care. Partners working with Instiglio and likely contirbutors to the fund include GiveWell, UBS Optimus, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The fund should allow funders in global health and development to fund programs based on results, while reducing the transaction costs of a typical results-based contract. Design decisions include metric pricing, the selection of implementers and payment metrics, and verification and evaluation methodologies.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: GiveWell has four reason to recommend donating to the fund: (1) GiveWell can help push the fund to adopt its values of cost-effectiveness and transparency. (2) Participating in the fund may lead GiveWell to work with and influence international aid agencies toward GiveWell's approach. (3) GiveWell may also learn and update its approach from working with the other agencies. (4) The result-based financing method being tried by this fund may be worthwhile. Reservations include (a) Skepticism of some arguments for results-based financing. (b) Uncertainty about whether GiveWell will contribute to the fund after initial scoping. (c) Lower cost-effectiveness than the top GiveWell-recommended charities. The reason for funding through EA Funds rather than Good Ventures is the greater risk and reward, making it more suited for the fund

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): Likely a sufficient amount for this initial phase of scoping. No explicit amount-related discussions are included
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Likely determined by the stage of the fund

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: GiveWell writes: "We are uncertain whether we will contribute funding to the Outcomes Fund once the scope is finalized. We would guess that there is sufficient alignment between partners to co-design a fund which meets our minimum criteria for cost-effectiveness, but we are uncertain whether this is the case."

Other notes: The grant is also listed under GiveWell Incubation Grants and has a page there: https://www.givewell.org/research/incubation-grants/april-2019-instiglio.
Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development FundMalaria Consortium1,705,000.002019-03-12Global health/malariahttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/global-development/payouts/659BJJ1NQSu4xWdZvjE1bB Donation process: GiveWell looked at the funding gap and value of marginal funds for each of its top charities. Two charities that competed closely for the discretionary regrant were Malaria Consortium and Against Malaria Foundation. The blog post https://blog.givewell.org/2019/03/29/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2018/ has a lengthy section "Comparing Malaria Consortium and AMF" that applies the six principles in https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/#Principles to compare the two options, ultimately deciding on allocating 100% to Malaria Consortium. The funds held by the Effective Altruism Global Health and Development Fund were also granted to Malaria Consortium. There was discussion of holding funds for work investigating opportunities in public health regulation https://blog.givewell.org/2019/02/07/how-givewells-research-is-evolving/ but ultimately, the grant investigators decided to grant all the money to Malaria Consortium

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Malaria Consortium expects to use the funding (earmarked for seasonal malaria chemoprevention) on these projects, in decreasing order of priority: (1) Contribute to filling a potential funding gap in Burkina Faso, (2) Scale up further in Nigeria and Chad in 2020, (3) Fund the continuation of programs into 2021.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: Malaria Consortium is operating in a domain, seasonal malaria chemprevention, that GiveWell considers highly cost-effective, and is estimated at delivering 8.3x as much value per unit money as cash transfers. Reasons for selecting Malaria Consortium over the Against Malaria Foundation include: stronger organizational management at Malaria Consortium, and more cooperation from Malaria Consortium in helping with GiveWell's evaluation process

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount of $1.705 million is based on the funds available in the Effective Altruism Global Health and Development Fund. This money is on top of the $8.4 million being directly regranted by GiveWell
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This discretionary regrant is done every quarter, for the completed quarter. This particular grant is for Q4 2018 (September to December) and would therefore be expected to be in Q1 2019. Also, grants from the EA Global Health and Development Fund are supposed to be made in March, which probably explains the timing

Other notes: The reasoning for the allocation is described in detail in the blog post https://blog.givewell.org/2019/03/29/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2018/ (published 2019-03-29). Affected countries: Burkina Faso|Nigeria|Chad.
Open PhilanthropySchistosomiasis Control Initiative2,500,000.002019-03Global health/deworminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/schistosomiasis-control-initiative-general-support-december-2018 Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Open Philanthropy, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget is based on guidelines set by Open Philanthropy. 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 Open Philanthropy, 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 Open Philanthropy 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.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundMalaria Consortium8,400,000.002019-03Global health/malaria/seasonal malaria chemopreventionhttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Donation process: GiveWell looked at the funding gap and value of marginal funds for each of its top charities. Two charities that competed closely for the discretionary regrant were Malaria Consortium and Against Malaria Foundation. The blog post https://blog.givewell.org/2019/03/29/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2018/ has a lengthy section "Comparing Malaria Consortium and AMF" that applies the six principles in https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/#Principles to compare the two options, ultimately deciding on allocating 100% to Malaria Consortium

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Malaria Consortium expects to use the funding (earmarked for seasonal malaria chemoprevention) on these projects, in decreasing order of priority: (1) Contribute to filling a potential funding gap in Burkina Faso, (2) Scale up further in Nigeria and Chad in 2020, (3) Fund the continuation of programs into 2021.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: Malaria Consortium is operating in a domain, seasonal malaria chemprevention, that GiveWell considers highly cost-effective, and is estimated at delivering 8.3x as much value per unit money as cash transfers. Reasons for selecting Malaria Consortium over the Against Malaria Foundation include: stronger organizational management at Malaria Consortium, and more cooperation from Malaria Consortium in helping with GiveWell's evaluation process

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount of $8.4 million includes $7.6 million in discretionary funds directly available to GiveWell for regranting, and an additiona $0.8 million held by the Centre for Effective Altruism on its behalf. $1.7 million from the Effective Altruism Funds (Global Health and Development Fund) is also allocated to Malaria Consortium along with this $8.4 million
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This discretionary regrant is done for each quarter, usually within 2 to 3 months of the end of the quarter. This particular grant is for Q4 2018 (September to December) and would therefore be expected to be in Q1 2019. The discretionary regranting is relatively delayed compared to normal (it is usually completed within two months after the end of the quarter). The reason for the delay is likely that GiveWell waited for the end-of-year giving season to finish in order to better assess the remaining room for more funding. The amount is also larger than the amounts regranted in other quarters, reflecting more giving in Q4 in general.

Donor retrospective of the donation: Although not an explicit retrospective, the blog post discussing the next GiveWell discretionary regrant https://blog.givewell.org/2019/06/12/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q1-2019/ describes some of GiveWell's updated thinking about the same problem.

Other notes: Affected countries: Burkina Faso|Nigeria|Chad; announced: 2019-03-29.
Ben KuhnGiveWell1,400.002019-01-20--https://www.benkuhn.net/ea/ See https://www.benkuhn.net/giving-2018 for more context. Although the donation was made in January 2019, it is considered part of the donation for 2018; the reason for making the donation in 2019 was due to fewer liquid finances in December to make the donation. The total donation amount for the year of $70,000 was calculated as 50% of total income for the year. The allocation of $1,400 was calculated as 2% of the total donation amount. Logistics-wise, the donation was made via the donor-advised fund, and along with the donation of $12,600 to GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund (i.e., a donation of $14,000 was made to GiveWell with 10% marked as an unrestricted donation to GiveWell). Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 2.00%.
Ben KuhnGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund12,600.002019-01-20--https://www.benkuhn.net/ea/ See https://www.benkuhn.net/giving-2018 for more context. Although the donation was made in January 2019, it is considered part of the donation for 2018; the reason for making the donation in 2019 was due to fewer liquid finances in December to make the donation. The total donation amount for the year of $70,000 was calculated as 50% of total income for the year. The allocation of $12,600 was calculated as 18% of the total donation amount. Logistics-wise, the donation was made via the donor-advised fund, and along with the donation of $1,400 to GiveWell (i.e., a donation of $14,000 was made to GiveWell with 10% marked as an unrestricted donation to GiveWell). Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 18.00%.
Open PhilanthropySightsavers9,700,000.002019-01Global health/deworminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/sightsavers-deworming-2019 Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Open Philanthropy, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget is based on guidelines set by Open Philanthropy. 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 Open Philanthropy, 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 Open Philanthropy 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.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseAgainst Malaria Foundation16,000.002018-12-27Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations The selection of PayPal Giving Fund was because it allowed the couple to earn cash back (2%) and also have PayPal match 1% ($150) to the charity. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 7.63%.
Vipul NaikGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund2,000.002018-12-22Global health and developmenthttps://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/dznyZNkAQMNq6HtXf/my-2018-donations Donation process: Part of a set of year-end donations made in 2018

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Money to GiveWell for regranting to its top charities (through GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund) based on GiveWell's assessment of which charity can make the best use of funds at the margin

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The section https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/dznyZNkAQMNq6HtXf/my-2018-donations#The_selection_of_recipients (GW, IR) goes into detail on this, comparing GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund with Effective Altruism Funds and various rising stars. The summary says: "For the money directly allocated by me, GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund won as a default baseline because the alternatives were not yet compelling enough."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The section https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/dznyZNkAQMNq6HtXf/my-2018-donations#My_reason_for_choosing_this_amount_to_donate (GW, IR) goes into detail on this. It works out the total amount of $3,000 ($2,000 direct + $1,000 donated based on recommendations from Issa Rice) based on a few heuristics; $500/year for 6 years, 1% of income, and the right size where it justifies transaction costs
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The section https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/dznyZNkAQMNq6HtXf/my-2018-donations#My_reason_for_donating_now_rather_than_earlier_or_later (GW, IR) goes into detail on this. It talks about how the author stopped making donations after 2012, to focus on building a savings buffer and funding contract work, and how the situation has recently changed enough to make it worth considering a standard charity donation

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: The section https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/dznyZNkAQMNq6HtXf/my-2018-donations#Summary (GW, IR) says: "I hope to continue working on projects like the Donations list website on my personal time and through contract work. I also hope to get a clearer picture of a number of things that might lead to more interesting donation decisions in the future."

Other notes: Employer match: LiftIgniter matched 100.00.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseAgainst Malaria Foundation15,000.002018-12-09Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations The selection of PayPal Giving Fund was because it allowed the couple to earn cash back (2%) and also have PayPal match 1% ($150) to the charity. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 7.16%.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseAgainst Malaria Foundation17,800.002018-12-05Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations The selection of PayPal Giving Fund was because it allowed the couple to earn cash back (2%) and also have PayPal match 1% ($178) to the charity. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 8.49%.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseAgainst Malaria Foundation17,900.002018-12-03Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations The selection of PayPal Giving Fund was because it allowed the couple to earn cash back (2%) and also have PayPal match 1% ($179) to the charity. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 8.54%.
Open PhilanthropyMalaria Consortium26,600,000.002018-12Global health/malaria/seasonal malaria chemopreventionhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/malaria-consortium-seasonal-malaria-chemoprevention-december-2018 Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Open Philanthropy, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget is based on guidelines set by Open Philanthropy. 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 Open Philanthropy, 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 Open Philanthropy 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. See https://www.givewell.org/charities/malaria-consortium/November-2018-version for GiveWell's review of Malaria Consortium at the time of the grant recommendation. Affected countries: Nigeria|Burkina Faso|Chad.
Open PhilanthropyDeworm the World Initiative10,400,000.002018-12Global health/deworminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/deworm-world-initiative-general-support-december-2018 Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Open Philanthropy, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget is based on guidelines set by Open Philanthropy. 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 Open Philanthropy, 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 Open Philanthropy 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.
Open PhilanthropyHelen Keller International6,500,000.002018-12Global health/nutrition/Vitamin A supplementationhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/helen-keller-international-vitamin-a-supplementation-december-2018 Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Open Philanthropy, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget is based on guidelines set by Open Philanthropy. 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 Open Philanthropy, 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 Open Philanthropy 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.
Open PhilanthropyAgainst Malaria Foundation2,500,000.002018-12Global health/malaria/bednetshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/against-malaria-foundation-general-support-december-2018 Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Open Philanthropy, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget is based on guidelines set by Open Philanthropy. 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 Open Philanthropy, 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 Open Philanthropy 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. See https://www.givewell.org/charities/amf/November-2018-version for GiveWell's review of AMF at the time of the grant recommendation.
Open PhilanthropyThe END Fund2,500,000.002018-12Global health/deworminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/end-fund-deworming-programs-2018 Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Open Philanthropy, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget is based on guidelines set by Open Philanthropy. 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 Open Philanthropy, 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 Open Philanthropy 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.
Open PhilanthropyGiveDirectly2,500,000.002018-12Cash transfers/unconditional cash transfershttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/givedirectly-general-support-december-2018 Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Open Philanthropy, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget is based on guidelines set by Open Philanthropy. 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 Open Philanthropy, 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 Open Philanthropy 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.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseMalaria Consortium9,697.002018-11-27Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations Donation via Facebook Fundraisers. Of this amount, $7,497 was matched by Facebook as part of its Giving Tuesday match. See the post https://www.jefftk.com/p/facebook-donation-match for more context,. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 4.65%.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseAgainst Malaria Foundation29,988.002018-11-27Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations Donation via Facebook Fundraisers. Of this amount, $19,992 was matched by Facebook as part of its Giving Tuesday match. See the post https://www.jefftk.com/p/facebook-donation-match for more context,. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 14.31%.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseMalaria Consortium20.002018-11-26Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations Donation via Facebook Fundraisers. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 0.01%.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseAgainst Malaria Foundation120.002018-11-26Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations Donation via Facebook Fundraisers. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 0.06%.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseAgainst Malaria Foundation40.002018-11-19Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations Donation via Facebook Fundraisers. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 0.02%.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundMalaria Consortium1,100,000.002018-11Global health/malaria/seasonal malaria chemopreventionhttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund See https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-updated-top-charities-for-giving-season-2018/ for more detail. Grant uses money donated between July and September 2018 (i.e., Q3 2018) of $1.1 million. The entire amount was donated to Malaria Consortium because that was identified by GiveWell at the time as the charity with the most pressing funding gap to fill. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundAgainst Malaria Foundation2,870,000.002018-08Global health/malaria/bednetshttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund See https://blog.givewell.org/2018/08/28/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q2-2018/ for more detail. Grant uses money donated between April and June 2018 (i.e., Q2 2018) of $1.2 million, as well as $2.9 million of unrestricted funds ($1.8 million held in reserve, and $1.1 million from a single donor donating $2.1 million). 70% of this total of $4.1 million is allocated to AMF in line with the general recommendation to donors to give 70% to AMF and 30% to SCI. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 70.00%.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundSchistosomiasis Control Initiative1,230,000.002018-08Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund See https://blog.givewell.org/2018/08/28/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q2-2018/ for more details. Grant uses money donated between April and June 2018 (i.e., Q2 2018) of $1.2 million, as well as $2.9 million of unrestricted funds ($1.8 million held in reserve, and $1.1 million from a single donor donating $2.1 million). 30% of this total of $4.1 million is allocated to SCI in line with the general recommendation to donors to give 70% to AMF and 30% to SCI. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 30.00%.
Luke DingOne for the World51,250.002018-07Effective altruism/fundraisinghttps://www.1fortheworld.org/blog/evanoppgrant The grant was also announced by GiveWell, the main influencer of the grant, on the page https://www.givewell.org/about/impact/one-for-the-world/july-2018-grant which also said it is a July 2018 grant. It is accompanied by a grant from the Open Philanthropy Project of $153,750 (so the two grants are in a 3:1 ratio) also influenced by GiveWell. As of the time of entering this, the grant from the Open Philanthropy Project is not listed in the Open Philanthropy Project grants database. Also, the GiveWell page on the grant does not explicitly name either donor. The two grants together are expected to cover two years of costs, including budget for a COO (which they succeeded in doing: Evan McVail joined as COO for a year) and a CEO in 2019.
Open PhilanthropyOne for the World153,750.002018-07Effective altruism/fundraisinghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/one-for-the-world-general-support The grant was announced and discussed on the donee blog at https://www.1fortheworld.org/blog/evanoppgrant The grant was also announced by GiveWell, the main influencer of the grant, on the page https://www.givewell.org/about/impact/one-for-the-world/july-2018-grant which also said it is a July 2018 grant. It is accompanied by a grant from Luke Ding of $51,250 (so the two grants are in a 3:1 ratio) also influenced by GiveWell. As of the time of entering this, the grant from the Open Philanthropy Project is not listed in the Open Philanthropy Project grants database. Also, the GiveWell page on the grant does not explicitly name either donor. The two grants together are expected to cover two years of costs, including budget for a COO (which they succeeded in doing: Evan McVail joined as COO for a year) and a CEO in 2019.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundAgainst Malaria Foundation2,072,000.002018-05Global health/malaria/bednetshttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Grant uses money donated between January and March 2018 (i.e., Q1 2018). See https://blog.givewell.org/2018/06/04/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q1-2018/ for more details. Note that the grantmaking page rounds the total to $3.0 million, but the blog post specifies the amount as $2.96 million; we are using 70% of the latter. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 70.00%.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundSchistosomiasis Control Initiative888,000.002018-05Global health/malaria/bednetshttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Grant uses money donated between January and March 2018 (i.e., Q1 2018). See https://blog.givewell.org/2018/06/04/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q1-2018/ for more details. Note that the grantmaking page rounds the total to $3.0 million, but the blog post specifies the amount as $2.96 million; we are using 30% of the latter. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 30.00%.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesSchistosomiasis Control Initiative2,500,000.002018-03Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/schistosomiasis-control-initiative-general-support-2018 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.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundSchistosomiasis Control Initiative5,600,000.002018-03Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Grant uses money donated between October and December 2017 (i.e., Q4 2017). See https://blog.givewell.org/2018/04/06/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2017/ for more details. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesHelen Keller International7,200,000.002018-01Global health/nutrition/Vitamin A supplementationhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/helen-keller-international-vitamin-a-supplementation 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesSightsavers2,500,000.002018-01Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/sightsavers-deworming-programs-january-2018 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesLiving Goods100,000.002018-01--http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/iodine-global-network-general-support-december-2017 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.
Ben KuhnGiveWell1,400.002017-12-30--https://www.benkuhn.net/ea/ See https://www.benkuhn.net/giving-2017 for more context. The total donation amount for the year of $60,000 was calculated as 50% of total income for the year. The intended allocation to GiveWell was 2% (which would be $1200), but due to a miscalculation, a little more was allocated. After accounting for the employer match of $10,000 for another donations, the donation amount worked out to 18% of the total donation (including employer match) for the year. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 2.33%.
Ben KuhnGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund12,600.002017-12-30--https://www.benkuhn.net/ea/ See https://www.benkuhn.net/giving-2017 for more context. The total donation amount of $60,000 was calculated as 50% of total income for the year. The intended allocation to GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund was 18% (which would be $10,800) but due to a miscalculation, a little more was allocated. After accounting for the employer match of $10,000 for another donations, the donation amount worked out to 18% of the total donation (including employer match) for the year. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 21.00%.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseSchistosomiasis Control Initiative15,000.002017-12-27Global health/deworminghttps://www.jefftk.com/donations See https://www.jefftk.com/p/2017-donations for more background on the donation decision. Out of a total donation amount of $142,000 for 2017, the budget for GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund is 50%; of this, 21% goes to the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (this is a little less than the recommended 30%). We get 21% of 50% of $142,000, which is $15,000. The donation is via GiveWell. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 10.50%.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseAgainst Malaria Foundation50,000.002017-12-21Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations See https://www.jefftk.com/p/2017-donations for more background on the donation decision. Out of a total donation amount of $142,000 for 2017, the budget for GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund is 50%; of this, 79% goes to the Against Malaria Foundation (this is a little higher than the 70% recommended by GiveWell); this works out to $56,000. Out of this, $6000 was already donated in January. The couple chose to donate directly to the top charities rather than to GiveWell for regranting, in order for Jeff to be able to participate in donation matching at work. The selection of PayPal Giving Fund was because it allowed the couple to use a 2% cash-back credit card and also give the charity an extra 1% match from PayPal (so $500). Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 35.20%.
Alexander BergerGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund--2017-12-18Global health and cash transfershttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2017#Alexander Same allocation as in 2016, for same reasons. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 80.00%.
Alexander BergerGiveWell--2017-12-18Charity evaluatorhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2017#Alexander Same allocation as in 2016, for same reasons. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 5.00%.
Alexander BergerGiveDirectly--2017-12-18Cash transfershttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2017#Alexander Same allocation as in 2016, for same reasons. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 5.00%.
Michael LevineAgainst Malaria Foundation--2017-12-18Global health/malariahttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2017#Mike Donation of 70% to Against Malaria Foundation, consistent with the GiveWell recommendation for people who want to directly donate to GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund (70% to Against Malaria Foundation, 30% to Schistosomiasis Control Initiative). Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 70.00%.
Michael LevineGiveDirectly--2017-12-18Cash transfershttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2017#Mike Donation of 30% to GiveDirectly, which deviates from the GiveWell recommendation for people who want to directly donate to GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund (70% to Against Malaria Foundation, 30% to Schistosomiasis Control Initiative) because, as donor states: "I see value in having direct cash transfers serve as a benchmark for other interventions, and in part because I want to signal my excitement about GiveDirectly’s new universal basic income project, even if my contribution will not meaningfully advance that specific work.". Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 30.00%.
Andrew MartinGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund--2017-12-11Global health and cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2017/12/11/staff-members-personal-donations-for-giving-season-2017/#Andrew Donor decided to grant to GiveWell for regranting, rather than directly donating to top charities, because of his belief in the importance of the flexibility GiveWell gets to provide funding to whichever charities have the most pressing funding needs. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Elie HassenfeldGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund--2017-12-11Global health and cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2017/12/11/staff-members-personal-donations-for-giving-season-2017/#Elie Donation to GiveWell for discretionary regranting; this is what GiveWell recommends to donors. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Christian SmithGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund--2017-12-11Global health and cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2017/12/11/staff-members-personal-donations-for-giving-season-2017/#Christian Donor decided to grant to GiveWell for regranting, and believes more strongly in the research process of GiveWell and the importance of the funding gaps. Donor also considered animal welfare and the far future, but ultimately decided to focus on supporting causes in global health and development. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Josh RosenbergGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund--2017-12-11Global health and cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2017/12/11/staff-members-personal-donations-for-giving-season-2017/#Josh Believes that these are among the most effective ways to help people, and knows the team has intensely scrutinized these giving opportunities. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 80.00%.
Sophie MonahanNo Lean Season--2017-12-11Seasonal intracountry migrationhttps://blog.givewell.org/2017/12/11/staff-members-personal-donations-for-giving-season-2017/#Sophie The donor selected this charity because of more interest in reducing near-term poverty for adults and children, even though GiveWell met the most critical room for more funding needs. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Isabel ArjmandGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund--2017-12-11Global health and cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2017/12/11/staff-members-personal-donations-for-giving-season-2017/#Isabel Donation of 75% of the charity budget allocated based on the GiveWell headline recommendation: giving to GiveWell for discretionary regranting to top charities. Donor considered giving directly to Malaria Consortium, as she believes its funding gap to be the highest-impact among the top charities, but ultimately decided to trust GiveWell with the money instead. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 75.00%.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesMalaria Consortium27,900,000.002017-12Global health/malariahttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/malaria-consortium-seasonal-malaria-chemoprevention-december-2017 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesDeworm the World Initiative15,200,000.002017-12Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/deworm-the-world-initiative-general-support-december-2017 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesNo Lean Season11,500,000.002017-12Seasonal intracountry migrationhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/evidence-action-no-lean-season-december-2017 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesThe END Fund2,500,000.002017-12Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/the-end-fund-deworming-programs 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesAgainst Malaria Foundation2,500,000.002017-12Global health/malariahttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/against-malaria-foundation-general-support3 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesGiveDirectly2,500,000.002017-12Cash transfershttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givedirectly-general-support-december-2017 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesDevelopment Media International100,000.002017-12Global health/development communicationhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/development-media-international-general-support-december-2017 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesDispensers for Safe Water100,000.002017-12Water/basic drinking water supply and basic sanitationhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/evidence-action-dispensers-for-safe-water-program 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesFood Fortification Initiative100,000.002017-12Global health/nutritionhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/food-fortification-initiative-general-support-december-2017 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesGlobal Alliance for Improved Nutrition100,000.002017-12Global health/nutrition/iodinehttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/global-alliance-for-improved-nutrition-universal-salt-iodization 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesIodine Global Network100,000.002017-12Global health/nutrition/iodinehttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/iodine-global-network-general-support-december-2017 Grant is the $100,000 for being a standout charity.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesProject Healthy Children100,000.002017-12Global healthhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/project-healthy-children-general-support-december-2017 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.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundDeworm the World Initiative700,000.002017-11-27Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund 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%.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundDeworm the World Initiative2,250,000.002017-08-30Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund 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%.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundAgainst Malaria Foundation2,500,000.002017-08Global health/malaria/bednetshttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Grant uses money donated between January and February 2017. Blog post https://blog.givewell.org/2017/04/03/allocation-of-discretionary-funds/ announces $4.4 million grant to AMF 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). This is because AMF has the largest remaining Execution Level 1 gap based on the funding gaps identified in November 2016, and reports of funds raised as of February 2017. An additional $0.5 million is being granted to Deworm the World Initiative, and GiveWell recommends that donors giving now should donate all their money to the Against Malaria Foundation. Although a total grant of $4.4 million is announced, only $2.1 million is allocated at the time. The remaining $2.5 million (a bit more than the original estimate would suggest) for donations between January and February 2017 is paid out in August 2017. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 51.00%.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundAgainst Malaria Foundation2,100,000.002017-04-03Global health/malaria/bednetshttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Grant uses money donated between October and December 2016. Blog post https://blog.givewell.org/2017/04/03/allocation-of-discretionary-funds/ announces $4.4 million grant to AMF 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). This is because AMF has the largest remaining Execution Level 1 gap based on the funding gaps identified in November 2016, and reports of funds raised as of February 2017. An additional $0.5 million is being granted to Deworm the World Initiative, and GiveWell recommends that donors giving now should donate all their money to the Against Malaria Foundation. Although a total grant of $4.4 million is announced, only $2.1 million out of that is allocated at this time; the rest would be granted in April. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 42.90%.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundDeworm the World Initiative500,000.002017-04-03Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund 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: 10.20%.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesMalaria Consortium5,000,000.002017-02Global health/malariahttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/malaria-consortium-seasonal-malaria-chemoprevention 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.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseAgainst Malaria Foundation6,000.002017-01-05Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations See http://www.givinggladly.com/2016/12/two-standard-donations-and-one-new-one.html for more on the thinking and context. Employer match: Google matched 6,000.00.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesSchistosomiasis Control Initiative13,500,000.002017-01Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/malaria-consortium-seasonal-malaria-chemoprevention 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesGiveDirectly2,500,000.002017-01Cash transfershttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givedirectly-general-support3 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesAgainst Malaria Foundation15,080,000.002017-01Global health/malariahttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/against-malaria-foundation-general-support2 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesDeworm the World Initiative4,470,000.002017-01Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/deworm-the-world-initiative-general-support2 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesLiving Goods250,000.002017-01--http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/living-goods-general-support2 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesProject Healthy Children250,000.002017-01Global healthhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/project-healthy-children-general-support 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesDevelopment Media International250,000.002017-01Global health/development communicationhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/development-media-international-general-support2 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesSightsavers2,950,000.002017-01Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/sightsavers-deworming 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesGlobal Alliance for Improved Nutrition250,000.002017-01Global health/nutrition/iodinehttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/the-end-fund-deworming 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.
Haseeb QureshiAgainst Malaria Foundation11,340.002017Global health/malariahttps://medium.freecodecamp.org/yearly-donations-and-why-you-should-give-now-not-later-cba890cabfbe Donation process: The announcement post says that the donor is donating 33% of his pre-tax income, as usual. This money is being allocated between different charities, based on the donor's assessment

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The announcement post says: "The Against Malaria Foundation is a non-profit that funds and distributes anti-malarial bednets in malaria-ravaged countries, primarily in Africa and Asia."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The annoucement post calls the donee "the same organization I donate to every year, and the #1 top ranked charity on Givewell for multiple years." It also says: "A single bednet can be funded and distributed for ~$4, making them perhaps the most cost-effective life-saving intervention in the world."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The total amount the donor is giving awaay is $45,370, which is 33% of pre-tax income. The allocation of 25% to AMF is the same as the previous two years
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 25.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): End-of-year round of donations of 33% of income in the year; this is part of the donor's earning-to-give strategy

Other notes: Announced: 2017-12-31.
Ben KuhnGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund5,000.002016-12-31--https://www.benkuhn.net/ea/ See https://www.benkuhn.net/giving-2016 for more context.
Neil SinhababuAgainst Malaria Foundation5,000.002016-12-30Global health/malariahttp://neilsinhababu.blogspot.com/2016/12/2016-utilitarian-financial-activity.html Best use of money as judged by GiveWell.
Jacob SteinhardtGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund2,500.002016-12-28Global health and developmenthttps://jsteinhardt.wordpress.com/2016/12/28/donations-for-2016/ Although donation was announced on this day we do not know when it was made. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 25.00%.
Jacob SteinhardtGiveDirectly500.002016-12-28Cash transfershttps://jsteinhardt.wordpress.com/2016/12/28/donations-for-2016/ Although donation was announced on this day we do not know when it was made. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 5.00%.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseAgainst Malaria Foundation10,000.002016-12-24Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations See http://www.givinggladly.com/2016/12/two-standard-donations-and-one-new-one.html for more on the thinking and context.
Alexander BergerGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund--2016-12-09Global health and cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2016/ Less than the 90% last year. Partly because of less urgency around top charities, and optimism regarding better opportunities to be found by the Open Philanthropy Project. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 80.00%.
Alexander BergerGiveWell--2016-12-09Charity evaluatorhttps://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2016/ Same reasons as in 2015: set a norm of donors giving to GiveWell to support their research. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 5.00%.
Alexander BergerGiveDirectly--2016-12-09Cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2016/ Same reasons as in 2015: outstanding organization and valuable for cash benchmark. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 5.00%.
Andrew MartinAgainst Malaria Foundation--2016-12-09Global health/malariahttps://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2016/ Donation in line with GiveWell recommendation (75% to Against Malaria Foundation, 25% to Schistosomiasis Control Initiative). Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 75.00%.
Andrew MartinSchistosomiasis Control Initiative--2016-12-09Global health/deworminghttps://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2016/ Donation in line with GiveWell recommendation (75% to Against Malaria Foundation, 25% to Schistosomiasis Control Initiative). Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 25.00%.
Elie HassenfeldGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund--2016-12-09Global health and cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2016/ This donation covered all the end-of-year giving, and all giving left from after the donation to "a political campaign".
Josh RosenbergGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund--2016-12-09Global health and cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2016/ Believed in collective wisdom of GiveWell. Rather than dissent by donating elsewhere, considered it more productive to raise issues in debate and have combined wisdom of fellow staffers. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 65.00%.
Sophie MonahanGiveDirectly--2016-12-09Cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2016/ Some differences with GiveWell re: cost-effectiveness estimates. Believes all charities recommended by GiveWell are roughly equal, but GiveWell prioritizes GiveDirectly lowest. Hence, donating to GiveDirectly. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Isabel ArjmandAgainst Malaria Foundation--2016-12-09Global health/malariahttps://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2016/ Donation in line with GiveWell headline recommendation (75% to Against Malaria Foundation, 25% to Schistosomiasis Control Initiative), but applied to 2/3 of the total charity spend of the donor. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 50.00%.
Isabel ArjmandSchistosomiasis Control Initiative--2016-12-09Global health/deworminghttps://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2016/ Donation in line with GiveWell headline recommendation (75% to Against Malaria Foundation, 25% to Schistosomiasis Control Initiative), but applied to 2/3 of the total charity spend of the donor. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 16.70%.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseAgainst Malaria Foundation134.582016-12-05Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesFood Fortification Initiative250,000.002016-12Global health/nutritionhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/food-fortification-initiative-general-support 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesThe END Fund5,000,000.002016-12Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/the-end-fund-deworming 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesIodine Global Network250,000.002016-12Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/the-end-fund-deworming 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.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundAgainst Malaria Foundation500,000.002016-12Global health/malaria/bednetshttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Grant uses money donated between July and September 2016. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundAgainst Malaria Foundation300,000.002016-09Global health/malaria/bednetshttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Grant uses money donated between May and June 2016. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseAgainst Malaria Foundation55,000.002016-06-25Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseAgainst Malaria Foundation11.002016-06-12Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations Chosen by participants in a Giving Game.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseNurse Family Partnership69.002016-06-12--https://www.jefftk.com/donations Chosen by participants in a Giving Game.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundAgainst Malaria Foundation200,000.002016-06Global health/malaria/bednetshttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Grant uses money donated between March and April 2016. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseAgainst Malaria Foundation10,000.002016-05-11Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundAgainst Malaria Foundation1,000,000.002016-04Global health/malaria/bednetshttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Grant uses money donated between January and February 2016. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundAgainst Malaria Foundation1,600,000.002016-02Global health/malaria/bednetshttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Grant uses money donated in December 2015. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesAgainst Malaria Foundation22,845,500.002016-01Global health/malariahttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/against-malaria-foundation-general-support1 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesGiveDirectly9,750,000.002016-01Cash transfershttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givedirectly-general-support2 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesDeworm the World Initiative10,790,000.002016-01Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/deworm-the-world-initiative-general-support1 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesSchistosomiasis Control Initiative1,000,000.002016-01Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/schistosomiasis-control-initiative-general-support1 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.
Haseeb QureshiAgainst Malaria Foundation12,650.002016Global health/malariahttps://haseebq.com/2016-donations-and-some-thoughts/ Donation process: The announcement post says: "In 2016, my donations totaled $50,600. My finances this year were little more complicated, but that was my best estimate of 33% of my pre-tax income. (That income does not include RSUs; whenever I can liquidate them, I will also donate 33% of their value.) Below are the organizations I donated to and why."

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The announcement post says: "The Against Malaria Foundation distributes low-cost anti-mosquito bednets in parts of Africa that are ravaged by malaria."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The announcement post says: "AMF has been repeatedly ranked by Givewell as the dollar-for-dollar most impactful charity in the world. It’s important to make speculative and high-risk altruistic investments. But there is some straightforward value in just rewarding and spreading the word about organizations that rock at saving lives (and in the worst case, to have no doubt that one’s donations are having real positive impact). I also donated to them in 2015, and good chance I’ll donate again in 2017."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The total amount the donor is giving away is $50,600, which is 33% of pre-tax income. The allocation of 25% to Against Malaria Foundation is likely determined by the needs of other recipients; it is also the same percentage as allocated in 2015
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 25.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): End-of-year round of donations of 33% of income in the year; this is part of the donor's earning-to-give strategy

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: The announcement post says: "good chance I’ll donate again in 2017"

Donor retrospective of the donation: The donor would make a similar donation to Against Malaria Foundation in 2017 https://medium.freecodecamp.org/yearly-donations-and-why-you-should-give-now-not-later-cba890cabfbe

Other notes: Announced: 2017-01-29.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundAgainst Malaria Foundation800,000.002016-01Global health/malaria/bednetshttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Grant uses money donated between October and November 2015. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Ben KuhnGiveWell10,000.002015-12-31--https://www.benkuhn.net/ea/ Employer match: Wave matched 10,000.00.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseAgainst Malaria Foundation79,152.002015-12-28Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations
Alexander BergerAgainst Malaria Foundation--2015-12-09Global health/malariahttps://blog.givewell.org/2015/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-for-giving-season-2015/ More confidence in cost-effectiveness model and in GiveWell recommendation to donate almost all to AMF. 10% for other causes for other reasons. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 90.00%.
Alexander BergerGiveWell--2015-12-09Charity evaluatorhttps://blog.givewell.org/2015/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-for-giving-season-2015/ Reduced from 10% to 5% from last year. Reasons for donating a bit to GiveWell same as last year: wants to set and follow a norm of donating a bit to GiveWell. Due to increase in money moved (relative to cost of running GiveWell), reducing percentage from 10% to 5%. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 5.00%.
Alexander BergerGiveDirectly--2015-12-09Cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2015/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-for-giving-season-2015/ Outstanding organization and valuable for setting cash transfer benchmark. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 5.00%.
Andrew MartinAgainst Malaria Foundation--2015-12-09Global health/malariahttps://blog.givewell.org/2015/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-for-giving-season-2015/ Slight deviation from the GiveWell recommendation of donating 100% to AMF (instead, donating only 90%) because of attraction to GiveDirectly as an opportunity with a low burden of proof. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 90.00%.
Andrew MartinGiveDirectly--2015-12-09Cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2015/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-for-giving-season-2015/ Slight deviation from the GiveWell recommendation by donating 10% to GiveDirectly because of attraction to GiveDirectly as an opportunity with a low burden of proof. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 10.00%.
Elie HassenfeldAgainst Malaria Foundation--2015-12-09Global health/malariahttps://blog.givewell.org/2015/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-for-giving-season-2015/ More confidence in cost-effectiveness model and in GiveWell recommendation to donate all to AMF. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Josh RosenbergAgainst Malaria Foundation--2015-12-09Global health/malariahttps://blog.givewell.org/2015/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-for-giving-season-2015/ More confidence in cost-effectiveness model and in GiveWell recommendation to donate almost all to AMF. 10% for other causes for other reasons. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 80.00%.
Josh RosenbergGiveDirectly--2015-12-09Cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2015/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-for-giving-season-2015/ Large potential upside, reward to GiveDirectly for being an outstanding organization, and funds directly to individuals to spend for themselves. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 10.00%.
Rebecca RaibleGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund--2015-12-09Global health and cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2015/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-for-giving-season-2015/ Although the GiveWell recommendation is to donate to the Against Malaria Foundation, donor believes that giving to GiveWell for regranting allows for more flexibility in the use of funds based on new information. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 80.00%.
Rebecca RaibleGiveDirectly--2015-12-09Cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2015/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-for-giving-season-2015/ Donor thinks of GiveDirectly as an important tool helping donors evaluate the quality of other giving opportunities. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 10.00%.
Sophie MonahanAgainst Malaria Foundation--2015-12-09Global health/malariahttps://blog.givewell.org/2015/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-for-giving-season-2015/ Following GiveWell recommendation, does not believe there is information that gives her reason to do better than overall GiveWell recommendation. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Holden KarnofskyAgainst Malaria Foundation--2015-12-09Global health/malariahttps://blog.givewell.org/2015/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-for-giving-season-2015/ Though not directly involved with top charity selection, found the top charity vetting process much more convincing this year, and placed more confidence in cost-effectiveness estimates. Considered other top charities seriously. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesLiving Goods250,000.002015-12--http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/living-goods-general-support1 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesIodine Global Network250,000.002015-12--http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/iodine-global-network-general-support 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesDevelopment Media International250,000.002015-12Global health/development communicationhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/development-media-international-general-support1 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.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundAgainst Malaria Foundation600,000.002015-12Global health/malaria/bednetshttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Grant uses money donated between June and September 2015. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesGlobal Alliance for Improved Nutrition250,000.002015-10Global health/nutrition/iodinehttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/global-alliance-for-improved-nutrition-general-support1 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.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseAgainst Malaria Foundation5,000.002015-08-30Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesGiveDirectly25,000,000.002015-08-03Cash transfershttp://www.goodventures.org/research-and-ideas/blog/announcing-a-25-million-grant-to-givedirectly 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/.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundAgainst Malaria Foundation667,000.002015-07Global health/malaria/bednetshttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Grant uses money donated between January and May 2015. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 66.70%.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundGiveDirectly133,000.002015-07Cash transfers/unconoditional cash transfershttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Grant uses money donated between January and May 2015. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 13.30%.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundSchistosomiasis Control Initiative133,000.002015-07Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Grant uses money donated between January and May 2015. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 13.30%.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundDeworm the World Initiative67,000.002015-07Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Grant uses money donated between January and May 2015. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 6.70%.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundAgainst Malaria Foundation1,467,400.002015-03Global health/malaria/bednetshttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Grant uses money donated between November and December 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 66.70%.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundGiveDirectly292,600.002015-03Cash transfers/unconoditional cash transfershttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Grant uses money donated between November and December 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 13.30%.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundSchistosomiasis Control Initiative292,600.002015-03Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Grant uses money donated between November and December 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 13.30%.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundDeworm the World Initiative147,400.002015-03Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Grant uses money donated between November and December 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 13.30%.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundGiveDirectly13,300.002015-01Cash transfers/unconoditional cash transfershttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Grant uses money donated between July and October 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 13.30%.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundSchistosomiasis Control Initiative13,300.002015-01Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Grant uses money donated between July and October 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 13.30%.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundDeworm the World Initiative6,700.002015-01Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Grant uses money donated between July and October 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 6.70%.
Rebecca RaibleGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund--2015-01Global health and cash transfershttps://eahub.org/user/rebecca-raible Old entry in EA Hub profile. For reasoning, see https://blog.givewell.org/2014/12/17/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2014/. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Haseeb QureshiAgainst Malaria Foundation5,300.002015Global health/malariahttps://haseebq.com/my-first-year-earning-to-give-a-retrospective/ Donation process: The announcement post says: "In all I gave 33% of my pre-tax income, which since I started my job in June, amounts to $21,200 USD I donated to high-impact charities." The allocation of this $21,200 is based on analysis of the individual target charities

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The donee "distributes low-cost anti-mosquito bednets in parts of Africa that are ravaged by malaria"

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The announcement post says of the donee: "AMF is ranked by Givewell as the most marginally impactful charity in the world."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The announcement post says: "In all I gave 33% of my pre-tax income, which since I started my job in June, amounts to $21,200 USD I donated to high-impact charities." AMF gets 25% of this money; the amount it gets is likely constrained by the needs of other recipients
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 25.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): End-of-year round of donations of 33% of income in the year; this is part of the donor's earning-to-give strategy

Donor retrospective of the donation: The donor would continue to donate to Against Malaria Foundation for the next two years; see https://haseebq.com/2016-donations-and-some-thoughts/ and https://medium.freecodecamp.org/yearly-donations-and-why-you-should-give-now-not-later-cba890cabfbe but would stop donating to it in 2018

Other notes: Announced: 2015-12-31.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundAgainst Malaria Foundation66,700.002015-01Global health/malaria/bednetshttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Grant uses money donated between July and October 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 66.70%.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund6,443.002014-12-31--https://www.jefftk.com/donations
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund57,763.002014-12-20--https://www.jefftk.com/donations
Alexander BergerGiveWell--2014-12-17Charity evaluatorhttps://blog.givewell.org/2014/12/17/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2014/ Does not like dynamic of asking people familiar with GiveWel work to donate entirely to GiveWell instead of top charities, and thinks a 10% to GiveWell rule makes more sense. So, doing that himself. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 10.00%.
Alexander BergerAgainst Malaria Foundation--2014-12-17Global health/malariahttps://blog.givewell.org/2014/12/17/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2014/ Giving a bit more to AMF than the recommended allocation that would work, because it seems more promising. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 70.00%.
Alexander BergerSchistosomiasis Control Initiative--2014-12-17Global health/deworminghttps://blog.givewell.org/2014/12/17/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2014/ Less than GiveWell allocation target because of increased funding to AMF and 10% for GiveWell operations. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 10.00%.
Alexander BergerGiveDirectly--2014-12-17Cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2014/12/17/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2014/ Correct target after removing 10% for GiveWell and adjusting for non-donation to Deworm the World Initiative. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 10.00%.
Elie HassenfeldAgainst Malaria Foundation--2014-12-17Global health/malariahttps://blog.givewell.org/2014/12/17/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2014/ Donated jointly with wife. Lower allocation to AMF (45%) relative to GiveWell allocation (67%), citing less weight to explicit cost-effectiveness and more weight to organizational strength. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 45.00%.
Elie HassenfeldGiveDirectly--2014-12-17Cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2014/12/17/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2014/ Donated jointly with wife. Higher allocation to GiveDirectly (45%) relative to GiveWell allocation (13%), citing less weight to explicit cost-effectiveness and more weight to organizational strength. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 45.00%.
Elie HassenfeldSchistosomiasis Control Initiative--2014-12-17Global health/deworminghttps://blog.givewell.org/2014/12/17/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2014/ Donated jointly with wife. Lower allocation to SCI (5%) relative to GiveWell allocation (13%), citing less weight to explicit cost-effectiveness and more weight to organizational strength. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 5.00%.
Elie HassenfeldDeworm the World Initiative--2014-12-17Global health/deworminghttps://blog.givewell.org/2014/12/17/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2014/ Donated jointly with wife. Lower allocation to DtWI (5%) relative to GiveWell allocation (7%), citing less weight to explicit cost-effectiveness and more weight to organizational strength. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 5.00%.
Josh RosenbergGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund--2014-12-17Global health and cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2014/12/17/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2014/ More convinced of GiveWell allocation recommendation, so following that. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Holden KarnofskyGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund--2014-12-17Global health and cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2014/12/17/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2014/ Giving opportunities in 2014 better than 2013, so giving a bit but to regrant to top charities. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesGiveDirectly5,000,000.002014-12-01Cash transfershttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givedirectly-general-support 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesAgainst Malaria Foundation5,000,000.002014-12-01Global health/malariahttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/against-malaria-foundation-general-support 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesSchistosomiasis Control Initiative3,000,000.002014-12-01Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/schistosomiasis-control-initiative-general-support 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesDeworm the World Initiative250,000.002014-12-01Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/deworm-the-world-initiative-general-support 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesGlobal Alliance for Improved Nutrition250,000.002014-12-01Global health/nutrition/iodinehttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/global-alliance-for-improved-nutrition-general-support 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesDevelopment Media International250,000.002014-12-01Global health/development communicationhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/development-media-international-general-support 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesIodine Global Network250,000.002014-12-01Global health/nutrition/iodinehttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/ign-general-support 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesLiving Goods250,000.002014-12-01--http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/living-goods-general-support 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.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundGiveDirectly60,000.002014-08Cash transfers/unconoditional cash transfershttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Grant uses money donated between April and June 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 60.00%.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundSchistosomiasis Control Initiative20,000.002014-08Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Grant uses money donated between April and June 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 20.00%.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundDeworm the World Initiative20,000.002014-08Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Grant uses money donated between April and June 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 20.00%.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundGiveDirectly110,000.002014-05Cash transfers/unconoditional cash transfershttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Grant uses money donated between January and March 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 55.00%.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundSchistosomiasis Control Initiative80,000.002014-05Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Grant uses money donated between January and March 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 40.00%.
GiveWell Maximum Impact FundDeworm the World Initiative10,000.002014-05Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/maximum-impact-fund Grant uses money donated between January and March 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 5.00%.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund4,250.002014-02-01--https://www.jefftk.com/donations
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseGiveWell100.002014-02-01--https://www.jefftk.com/donations
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesGiveDirectly7,000,000.002014-01Cash transfershttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givedirectly-general-support-december-and-january-2013 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.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund13,000.002013-12-28--https://www.jefftk.com/donations
Alexander BergerGiveDirectly--2013-12-12Cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2013/12/12/staff-members-personal-donations/ Actually, split evenly between giving now and waiting, but all the amount actually given went to GiveDirectly. Two main upside points: (1) May not remain a GiveWell top recommendation, so more need to grow enough to develop a non-GiveWell funding stream, (2) Helps to set cash as a baseline for recommendations. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Elie HassenfeldGiveDirectly--2013-12-12Cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2013/12/12/staff-members-personal-donations/ Agrees with reasoning by Holden (in same blog post) but discounts deworming cost-effectiveness estimates entirely. Asked GiveDirectly not to include donation in Good Ventures match. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Josh RosenbergGiveDirectly--2013-12-12Cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2013/12/12/staff-members-personal-donations/ Split donation in half, one half for giving now and the other half for giving next year at the latest. The half to give now went entirely to GiveDirectly. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Holden KarnofskyGiveDirectly--2013-12-12Cash transfershttps://blog.givewell.org/2013/12/12/staff-members-personal-donations/ First considers not giving, then makes some argument on why it is better to give. Then looks at confidence multipliers for global health interventions relative to GiveDirectly and thinks they are not robust enough to overcome the case for GiveDirectly. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseGiveWell Maximum Impact Fund1,550.002013-12-09--https://www.jefftk.com/donations
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesSchistosomiasis Control Initiative750,000.002013-12-03Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/schistosomiasis-control-initiative-general-support-december-2013 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesDeworm the World Initiative1,500,000.002013-12-03Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/deworm-the-world-initiative-general-support-december-2013 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.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseAgainst Malaria Foundation1,000.002013-08-08Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseAgainst Malaria Foundation10,000.002013-07-01Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseAgainst Malaria Foundation10,000.002013-06-26Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseAgainst Malaria Foundation6,000.002013-04-26Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations Employer match: Google matched 5,800.00.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseAgainst Malaria Foundation400.002013-02-08Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseAgainst Malaria Foundation6,000.002013-02-04Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations Employer match: Google matched 5,800.00.
Haseeb QureshiGiveDirectly25,000.002013Cash transfershttps://eahub.org/user/haseeb-qureshi Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesAgainst Malaria Foundation1,250,000.002012-12-28Global health/malariahttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/against-malaria-foundation-general-support-december-2012 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesGiveDirectly500,000.002012-12-28Cash transfershttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givedirectly-general-support-december-2012 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesSchistosomiasis Control Initiative250,000.002012-12-28Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/schistosomiasis-control-initiative-general-support-december-2012 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.
Vipul NaikGiveDirectly500.002012-12-24Cash transfershttps://vipulnaik.com/donation-history/ Donation process: Based on an understanding of GiveWell recommendations as well as additional judgment

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: GiveDirectly uses these funds to support its unconditional cash transfer programs

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The donation page says: "GiveDirectly was at the time rated #2 by GiveWell and they hoped to raise money in a 7:2:1 ratio for their top three charities respectively, but I believed that the actual skew of funds raised would be biased against GiveDirectly because of its relatively less tested concept. My $500 donation was therefore a corrective to what I perceived would be an imbalance in the way money would flow to the top charities, and a suspicion that AMF would end up raising more money than they could allocate in the short term."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The donation page says: "n 2012, my financial position had still not recovered from the huge expenses in 2010 and 2011, and other expenses of mine had also increased [...] However, I was still committed to the idea of effective altruism. For these reasons, I decided to still make a donation, but with a budget of $500, that was low compared to previous years.

Donor retrospective of the donation: The donation page says: "My $500 donation was therefore a corrective to what I perceived would be an imbalance in the way money would flow to the top charities, and a suspicion that AMF would end up raising more money than they could allocate in the short term. Both suspicions turned out to be true" and links to https://blog.givewell.org/2013/03/12/givewell-annual-review-for-2012-details-on-givewells-money-moved-and-web-traffic/ and https://www.givewell.org/charities/AMF/2013-review
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseAgainst Malaria Foundation19,000.002012-09-18Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations Employer match: Google matched 12,000.00.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseSchistosomiasis Control Initiative31.002012-05-28Global health/deworminghttps://www.jefftk.com/donations
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesGiveDirectly100,000.002012-05Cash transfershttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givedirectly-general-support-may-2012 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesPossible50,000.002012-05Global health/regional healthcarehttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/nyaya-health-general-support-may-2012 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesKIPP Houston50,000.002012-05Educationhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/kipp-houston-general-support-may-2012 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesSmall Enterprise Foundation50,000.002012-05Microloans/global povertyhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/small-enterprise-foundation-general-support-may-2012 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesInnovations for Poverty Action50,000.002012-05Global poverty/researchhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/innovations-for-poverty-action-general-support-may-2012 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesPratham50,000.002012-05Educationhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/pratham-general-support-may-2012 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.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseAgainst Malaria Foundation5,000.002012-01-29Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesAgainst Malaria Foundation500,000.002011-12-23Global health/malariahttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/against-malaria-foundation-general-support-december-2011 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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesSchistosomiasis Control Initiative250,000.002011-12-23Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/schistosomiasis-control-initiative-general-support-december-2011 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.
Vipul NaikVillageReach5,100.002010-12-22Global health/vaccinationhttps://vipulnaik.com/donation-history/ Donation process: According to https://blog.givewell.org/2011/08/05/guest-post-from-vipul-naik/ "In October 2010, I returned to considering VillageReach for my next donation. I talked over the phone with Holden of GiveWell. I shared some concerns: [...] Holden addressed my questions, and, shortly thereafter, GiveWell elaborated further in the blog posts https://blog.givewell.org/2010/11/10/health-system-strengthening-sustainability-accountability/ and https://blog.givewell.org/2010/11/17/after-extraordinary-and-unorthodox-comes-the-valley-of-death/ "

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: Funding for VillageReach's work of last-mile delivery of vaccines

Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://blog.givewell.org/2011/08/05/guest-post-from-vipul-naik/ says: "I was reasonably convinced that low-income country health systems was low-hanging fruit for donor money. The approach of GiveWell's top charity VillageReach (GiveWell review here) impressed me." Further: "Holden addressed my questions [about VillageReach and GiveWell's review of it]"

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The donation is explained as being a straightforward, relatively low-risk donation made after exhausting a budget for a high-risk, speculative donation, as per https://blog.givewell.org/2011/08/05/guest-post-from-vipul-naik/ "[I]n September 2010, I made a donation covering part of the costs of a new research project [...] However, such opportunities are rare and inherently risky. In October 2010, I returned to considering VillageReach for my next donation."

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: According to https://blog.givewell.org/2011/08/05/guest-post-from-vipul-naik/ "I talked over the phone with VillageReach employee John Beale about VillageReach's activities, to help me in future donation decisions." and "I planned to make my next donation in April 2011 [contingent on GiveWell updates]"

Donor retrospective of the donation: As https://blog.givewell.org/2011/08/05/guest-post-from-vipul-naik/ explains, the donor ultimately did not continue supporting VillageReach. The planned April 2011 support was not given. The donor said that either of two things would have convinced him to donate, but neither seemed to hold: "(1) [VillageReach] could deliver demonstrably greater benefits by rolling out their program much more quickly, and they could do so by getting funding more quickly. (2) GiveWell could identify other top charities so that, once VillageReach's funding gap was closed, other donors could donate instead to these other top charities."

Other notes: See more of the thought process behind the donation at https://blog.givewell.org/2011/08/05/guest-post-from-vipul-naik/ Also, https://vipulnaik.com/donation-history/ says: "This was my first time making such a large donation using my debit card. Predictably, it led to some back-and-forth with the bank because the transaction was initially blocked for security reasons. I later realized that it would have been better to use a check or ACH, as it would have saved on something in the range of $100+ in transaction fees, while also reducing the need for back-and-forth with the bank.".
Vipul NaikVillageReach2,000.002010-05-22Global health/vaccinationhttps://vipulnaik.com/donation-history/
Vipul NaikVillageReach1,250.002010-01-16Global health/vaccinationhttps://vipulnaik.com/donation-history/
Dario AmodeiVillageReach10,000.002009Global health/vaccinationhttps://blog.givewell.org/2010/06/03/my-donation-for-2009-guest-post-from-dario-amodei/ Compared against Stop TB. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Ian TurnerVillageReach35,000.002009--https://blog.givewell.org/2010/10/28/the-process-of-giving-a-personal-story-guest-post-from-ian-turner/ Last minute decision change from Population Services International based on news that VillageReach is starting a new program similar to its original pilot. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.

Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Donors influenced Cause area Metadata Total 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Malaria Consortium Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund (filter this donor), GiveWell flexible funding (filter this donor), GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund (filter this donor), Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donor), Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise (filter this donor), Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) Global health/malaria FB Tw WP Site GW 157,844,985.00 2,300,000.00 84,765,231.00 10,170,037.00 27,709,717.00 32,900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Against Malaria Foundation Alexander Berger (filter this donor), Andrew Martin (filter this donor), Elie Hassenfeld (filter this donor), GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund (filter this donor), GiveWell unrestricted (filter this donor), Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donor), Haseeb Qureshi (filter this donor), Holden Karnofsky (filter this donor), Isabel Arjmand (filter this donor), Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise (filter this donor), Josh Rosenberg (filter this donor), Michael Levine (filter this donor), Neil Sinhababu (filter this donor), Open Philanthropy (filter this donor), Sophie Monahan (filter this donor) Global health/malaria FB Tw WP Site GW CN GS TW 136,228,424.58 37,900,000.00 21,951,000.00 9,554,989.00 7,538,848.00 22,247,340.00 27,338,295.58 2,890,552.00 5,000,000.00 33,400.00 1,274,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00
GiveDirectly Alexander Berger (filter this donor), Andrew Martin (filter this donor), Elie Hassenfeld (filter this donor), GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund (filter this donor), Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donor), Haseeb Qureshi (filter this donor), Holden Karnofsky (filter this donor), Jacob Steinhardt (filter this donor), Josh Rosenberg (filter this donor), Michael Levine (filter this donor), Open Philanthropy (filter this donor), Rebecca Raible (filter this donor), Sophie Monahan (filter this donor), Vipul Naik (filter this donor) Cash transfers FB Tw WP Site GW 58,484,900.00 500,000.00 0.00 2,500,000.00 2,500,000.00 5,000,000.00 9,750,500.00 25,438,900.00 12,170,000.00 25,000.00 600,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Deworm the World Initiative Elie Hassenfeld (filter this donor), GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund (filter this donor), Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donor), Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) Global health/deworming Tw WP Site GW 50,414,100.00 0.00 4,103,000.00 0.00 10,400,000.00 23,120,000.00 10,790,000.00 221,100.00 280,000.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Helen Keller International GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund (filter this donor), Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donor), Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 46,568,000.00 11,000,000.00 19,268,000.00 2,600,000.00 13,700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Alexander Berger (filter this donor), Andrew Martin (filter this donor), Elie Hassenfeld (filter this donor), GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund (filter this donor), Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donor), Isabel Arjmand (filter this donor), Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise (filter this donor), Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) Global health/deworming Tw WP Site GW 35,150,931.00 3,129,000.00 0.00 2,500,000.00 10,218,000.00 13,515,000.00 1,000,000.00 438,900.00 3,100,000.00 750,000.00 250,031.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00
New Incentives GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund (filter this donor), Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 26,185,244.00 26,185,244.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sightsavers GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund (filter this donor), Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donor), Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 22,156,100.00 4,296,000.00 2,710,100.00 9,700,000.00 2,500,000.00 2,950,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The END Fund Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donor), Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 13,000,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 2,500,000.00 2,500,000.00 2,500,000.00 5,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
No Lean Season Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donor), Sophie Monahan (filter this donor) 11,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 11,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donor), Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 900,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Iodine Global Network Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donor), Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 900,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Development Media International Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donor), Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) WP 900,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Living Goods Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donor), Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) WP 900,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Food Fortification Initiative Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donor), Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 400,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Project Healthy Children Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donor), Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) WP 400,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund Alexander Berger (filter this donor), Andrew Martin (filter this donor), Ben Kuhn (filter this donor), Christian Smith (filter this donor), Elie Hassenfeld (filter this donor), Holden Karnofsky (filter this donor), Isabel Arjmand (filter this donor), Jacob Steinhardt (filter this donor), Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise (filter this donor), Josh Rosenberg (filter this donor), Rebecca Raible (filter this donor), Vipul Naik (filter this donor) Charity evaluation/global health/poverty FB Tw WP Site 394,006.00 206,300.00 70,000.00 12,600.00 2,000.00 12,600.00 7,500.00 0.00 68,456.00 14,550.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
One for the World Luke Ding (filter this donor), Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 205,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 205,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Dispensers for Safe Water Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donor), Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 150,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Instiglio Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund (filter this donor) 60,000.00 0.00 0.00 60,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
VillageReach Dario Amodei (filter this donor), Ian Turner (filter this donor), Vipul Naik (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 53,350.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 8,350.00 45,000.00
Possible Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Pratham Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Innovations for Poverty Action Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Small Enterprise Foundation Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donor) WP 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development, and Evaluation Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
KIPP Houston Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
GiveWell Alexander Berger (filter this donor), Ben Kuhn (filter this donor), Jacob Steinhardt (filter this donor), Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise (filter this donor) Charity evaluation/global health/poverty FB Tw WP Site TW 13,800.00 900.00 0.00 1,400.00 0.00 1,400.00 0.00 10,000.00 100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nurse Family Partnership Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise (filter this donor) 69.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 69.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total ---- -- 563,108,909.58 85,617,444.00 133,667,331.00 39,599,026.00 77,373,565.00 115,346,340.00 54,386,364.58 29,999,452.00 21,618,556.00 2,322,950.00 2,374,531.00 750,000.00 8,350.00 45,000.00

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Donation amounts by donor and year for influencer GiveWell

Donor Donees Total 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donee) Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donee), Development Media International (filter this donee), Deworm the World Initiative (filter this donee), Dispensers for Safe Water (filter this donee), Food Fortification Initiative (filter this donee), GiveDirectly (filter this donee), Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (filter this donee), Helen Keller International (filter this donee), Innovations for Poverty Action (filter this donee), Iodine Global Network (filter this donee), KIPP Houston (filter this donee), Living Goods (filter this donee), Malaria Consortium (filter this donee), No Lean Season (filter this donee), Possible (filter this donee), Pratham (filter this donee), Project Healthy Children (filter this donee), Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (filter this donee), Sightsavers (filter this donee), Small Enterprise Foundation (filter this donee), The END Fund (filter this donee) 221,985,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 12,300,000.00 107,200,000.00 49,885,500.00 26,000,000.00 21,250,000.00 2,250,000.00 2,350,000.00 750,000.00 0.00 0.00
Open Philanthropy (filter this donee) Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donee), Development Media International (filter this donee), Deworm the World Initiative (filter this donee), Dispensers for Safe Water (filter this donee), Food Fortification Initiative (filter this donee), Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development, and Evaluation (filter this donee), GiveDirectly (filter this donee), Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (filter this donee), Helen Keller International (filter this donee), Iodine Global Network (filter this donee), Living Goods (filter this donee), Malaria Consortium (filter this donee), New Incentives (filter this donee), One for the World (filter this donee), Project Healthy Children (filter this donee), Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (filter this donee), Sightsavers (filter this donee), The END Fund (filter this donee) 187,198,850.00 23,310,244.00 93,034,856.00 19,700,000.00 51,153,750.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund (filter this donee) Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donee), Deworm the World Initiative (filter this donee), GiveDirectly (filter this donee), Helen Keller International (filter this donee), Malaria Consortium (filter this donee), New Incentives (filter this donee), Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (filter this donee), Sightsavers (filter this donee) 139,410,000.00 62,100,000.00 28,900,000.00 18,000,000.00 13,760,000.00 8,050,000.00 4,400,000.00 3,900,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
GiveWell flexible funding (filter this donee) Malaria Consortium (filter this donee) 8,000,000.00 0.00 8,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
GiveWell unrestricted (filter this donee) Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donee) 3,600,000.00 0.00 3,600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund (filter this donee) Instiglio (filter this donee), Malaria Consortium (filter this donee) 1,765,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,765,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise (filter this donee) Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donee), GiveWell (filter this donee), GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund (filter this donee), Malaria Consortium (filter this donee), Nurse Family Partnership (filter this donee), Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (filter this donee) 929,969.58 200,000.00 132,475.00 120,026.00 106,565.00 71,000.00 75,214.58 84,152.00 68,556.00 47,950.00 24,031.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Haseeb Qureshi (filter this donee) Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donee), GiveDirectly (filter this donee) 54,290.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 11,340.00 12,650.00 5,300.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Luke Ding (filter this donee) One for the World (filter this donee) 51,250.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 51,250.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ben Kuhn (filter this donee) GiveWell (filter this donee), GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund (filter this donee) 43,000.00 0.00 0.00 14,000.00 0.00 14,000.00 5,000.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ian Turner (filter this donee) VillageReach (filter this donee) 35,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 35,000.00
Vipul Naik (filter this donee) GiveDirectly (filter this donee), GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund (filter this donee), VillageReach (filter this donee) 10,850.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500.00 0.00 8,350.00 0.00
Jacob Steinhardt (filter this donee) GiveDirectly (filter this donee), GiveWell (filter this donee), GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund (filter this donee) 10,200.00 7,200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Dario Amodei (filter this donee) VillageReach (filter this donee) 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00
Neil Sinhababu (filter this donee) Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donee) 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Rebecca Raible (filter this donee) GiveDirectly (filter this donee), GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sophie Monahan (filter this donee) Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donee), GiveDirectly (filter this donee), No Lean Season (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Michael Levine (filter this donee) Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donee), GiveDirectly (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Alexander Berger (filter this donee) Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donee), GiveDirectly (filter this donee), GiveWell (filter this donee), GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund (filter this donee), Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Josh Rosenberg (filter this donee) Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donee), GiveDirectly (filter this donee), GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Isabel Arjmand (filter this donee) Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donee), GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund (filter this donee), Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Andrew Martin (filter this donee) Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donee), GiveDirectly (filter this donee), GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund (filter this donee), Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Elie Hassenfeld (filter this donee) Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donee), Deworm the World Initiative (filter this donee), GiveDirectly (filter this donee), GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund (filter this donee), Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Christian Smith (filter this donee) GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Holden Karnofsky (filter this donee) Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donee), GiveDirectly (filter this donee), GiveWell Maximum Impact Fund (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- 563,108,909.58 85,617,444.00 133,667,331.00 39,599,026.00 77,373,565.00 115,346,340.00 54,386,364.58 29,999,452.00 21,618,556.00 2,322,950.00 2,374,531.00 750,000.00 8,350.00 45,000.00

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