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Table of contents

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (20 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeNotes
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: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund 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 discretionary regranting Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities GiveDirectly Reasoning supplementThe blog post explains in more detail how GiveWell came to its conclusions in its recent analysis of spillover effects from GiveDirectly's cash transfer program. In particular, it responds to a series of tweets from economist Berk Özler expressing concern over GiveWell for (1) using an unpublished paper as a key study, (2) placing little weight on some papers in its analysis of spillover effects, (3) focusing solely on consumption. While replying to the concerns, the GiveWell blog post also explains some of the broader principles used by GiveWell to determine when to use private information, and what evidence to review and what outcomes to consider
Our updated top charities for giving season 20182018-11-26Catherine Hollander GiveWellGiveWell discretionary regranting Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities GiveWell top charities Malaria Consortium Helen Keller International Against Malaria Foundation Deworm the World Initiative Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Sightsavers END Fund GiveDirectly Evaluator consolidated recommendation listGiveWell annual top charities list. GiveWell recommends that donors donate to GiveWell to regrant to top charities at its discretion, but also provides details on the individual top charities so that people can make an informed decision. In addition, the amounts determined for GiveWell discretionary regranting and for donation by Good Ventures are also included, though details of the amount recommended to Good Ventures are in a separate blog post https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/
Our recommendation to Good Ventures2018-11-26Andrew Martin Catherine Hollander Elie Hassenfeld James Snowden Josh Rosenberg GiveWellGood Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities Malaria Consortium Helen Keller International Against Malaria Foundation Deworm the World Initiative Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Sightsavers END Fund GiveDirectly Periodic donation list documentationThe document explains, along with a detailed rationale, the amounts that GiveWell is recommending to Good Ventures to grant to each of its top charities for the 2018 end-of-year giving season. The corresponding acknowledgement post from the Open Philanthropy Project was published on 2018-12-12 at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/2018-allocation-givewell-top-charities
Update on No Lean Season’s top charity status2018-11-19Catherine Hollander GiveWellGood Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities No Lean Season Evaluator update on doneeGiveWell 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
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: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund 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
Update on Investigating Neglected Goals in Biological Research2017-11-30Nick Beckstead Open Philanthropy ProjectOpen Philanthropy Project Good Ventures/not recommended by GiveWell or Open Philanthropy Project Target Malaria Broad donor strategyThe blog post describes the way the Open Philanthropy Project is identifying neglected goals in biological research. Previously the hope was to investigate sub-areas deeply and produce write-ups. Now, the approach is more "opportunistic": rather than do public write-ups, staff look out for good opportunities for shovel-ready or highly promising grants in the specific topics identified as having strong potential
Our top charities for giving season 20172017-11-27Natalie Crispin GiveWellGiveWell discretionary regranting Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Malaria Consortium Deworm the World Initiative Helen Keller International Sightsavers END Fund No Lean Season GiveDirectly Development Media International Dispensers for Safe Water Food Fortification Initiative Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Iodine Global Network Living Goods Project Healthy Children Evaluator consolidated recommendation listGiveWell annual top charity refresh, also announced amounts recommended for Good Ventures to donate to top charities. Added two new top charities
Allocation of discretionary funds and new recommendation for donors2017-04-03Natalie Crispin GiveWellGiveWell discretionary regranting GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Deworm the World Initiative Periodic donation list documentationGiveWell 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
Good Ventures and Giving Now vs. Later (2016 Update)2016-12-28Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectGood Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Deworm the World Initiative GiveDirectly Malaria Consortium Sightsavers END Fund Development Media International Food Fortification Initiative Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Iodine Global Network Living Goods Project Healthy Children Reasoning supplementExplanation of reasoning that led to $50 million allocation to GiveWell top charities
Discretionary grant making and implications for donor agency2016-12-19Andrew Martin GiveWellGiveWell discretionary regranting Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Broad donor strategyExplains the difference between giving GiveWell money to grant at its own discretion and donating to current GiveWell top and standout charities
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 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 END Fund Development Media International Food Fortification Initiative Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Iodine Global Network Living Goods Project Healthy Children Evaluator consolidated recommendation listGiveWell annual top charity refresh, also announced amounts recommended for Good Ventures to donate to top charities. Added three new top charities
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 Evaluator consolidated recommendation listNo 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 Evaluator consolidated recommendation listAgainst 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
Our Giving Season Plans2013-12-03Cari Tuna Good VenturesGood Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities GiveDirectly Deworm the World Initiative Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Periodic donation list documentationGood Ventures announced $2 million to GiveDirectly, $1.5 million to DtWI, and $750000 to SCI. Also announced up to $5 million in matching funds for GiveDirectly, despite disagreement from GiveWell
GiveWell’s top charities for giving season 20132013-12-01Holden Karnofsky GiveWellGood Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities Against Malaria Foundation GiveDirectly Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Deworm the World Initiative Evaluator consolidated recommendation listAgainst Malaria Foundation not in top charities list (it was in 2013) due to room for more funding issues. Good Ventures allocations not included in this post

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (217 donations)

DonorDoneeAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLNotes
GiveWell discretionary regrantingAgainst Malaria Foundation4,700,000.002019-06Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking 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 every quarter, for the completed 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: The donation is announced and explained in the blog post https://blog.givewell.org/2019/06/12/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q1-2019/. Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesSchistosomiasis Control Initiative2,500,000.002019-03Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/schistosomiasis-control-initiative-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 Good Ventures, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget is based on guidelines set by the Open Philanthropy Project. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/ Charity status updates in 2018 are at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/updates-in-november-2018#Schistosomiasis_Control_Initiative_SCI

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

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

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

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

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

Other notes: Even accounting for this grant, GiveWell identifies a remaining funding gap of $16.9 million for Against Malaria Foundation. The grant page on the Open Philanthropy Project website is at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/schistosomiasis-control-initiative-general-support-december-2018.
GiveWell discretionary regrantingMalaria Consortium8,400,000.002019-03Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking 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 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. 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

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: 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.
Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development FundInnovation in Government Initiative1,000,000.002019-01-29Global health and developmenthttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/global-development/payouts/39NNV4WFeKGsbrbHMZboHN Grant recommended by GiveWell Incubation Grants in December 2018 https://www.givewell.org/research/incubation-grants/innovation-in-government-initiative/december-2018-grant It is not listed under GiveWell Incubation Grants on the Donations List Website because the grant is not financed by the typical funding source of GiveWell Incubation Grants (namely, Good Ventures). Rather, it was financed by the Effective Altruism Funds. The grant is of a more exploratory nature than GiveWell Incubation Grants generally are. Grantee was (from 2015 to December 2018) known as the Government Partnership Initiative (GPI). Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
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 top charities (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: 100.00%.
Ben KuhnGiveWell top charities12,600.002019-01-20--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: 100.00%.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesSightsavers9,700,000.002019-01Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/sightsavers-deworming-programs-january-2019 Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Good Ventures, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget is based on guidelines set by the Open Philanthropy Project. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/ Charity status updates in 2018 are at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/updates-in-november-2018#Sightsavers-_deworming_program

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

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

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

Other notes: Even accounting for this grant, GiveWell identifies a remaining funding gap of $1.6 million for Sightsavers deworming programs. The grant page on the Open Philanthropy Project website is at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/sightsavers-deworming-2019.
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.
Vipul NaikGiveWell top charities2,000.002018-12-22Global health and developmenthttps://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/dznyZNkAQMNq6HtXf/my-2018-donations In the explanatory blog post, the author says: "For the money directly allocated by me, GiveWell top charities won as a default baseline because the alternatives were not yet compelling enough.". Employer match: LiftIgniter matched 100.00; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 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.
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.
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.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesMalaria Consortium26,600,000.002018-12Global health/malariahttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/malaria-consortium-seasonal-malaria-chemoprevention-2018 Donation process: The grant is based on GiveWell's recommendation. GiveWell made the recommendations as part of its end-of-year recommendations to Good Ventures, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget is based on guidelines set by the Open Philanthropy Project. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/ Charity status updates in 2018 are at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/updates-in-november-2018#Malaria_Consortium-s_seasonal_malaria_chemoprevention_program

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

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

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

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

Other notes: Even accounting for this grant, GiveWell identifies a remaining funding gap of $43.9 million for Malaria Consortium, and identifies Malaria Consortium as the best target for donations at the current margin. The grant page on the Open Philanthropy Prject website is at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/malaria-consortium-seasonal-malaria-chemoprevention-december-2018. Affected countries: Nigeria|Burkina Faso|Chad.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesDeworm the World Initiative10,400,000.002018-12Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/deworm-the-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 Good Ventures, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget is based on guidelines set by the Open Philanthropy Project. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/ Charity status updates in 2018 are at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/updates-in-november-2018#Evidence_Action-s_Deworm_the_World_Initiative

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

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

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

Other notes: Even accounting for this grant, GiveWell identifies a remaining funding gap of $27 million for Deworm the World Initiative. The grant page on the Open Philanthropy Project website is at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/deworm-world-initiative-general-support-december-2018.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesHelen Keller International6,500,000.002018-12Global health/nutrition/Vitamin A supplementationhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/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 Good Ventures, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget is based on guidelines set by the Open Philanthropy Project. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/ Charity status updates in 2018 are at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/updates-in-november-2018#Sightsavers-_deworming_program

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant to support the Vitamin A supplementation (VAS) program, which has GiveWell top charity status; see https://www.givewell.org/charities/helen-keller-international HKI provides technical assistance, engages in advocacy, and contributes funding to government-run vitamin A supplementation programs.

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

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

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

Other notes: Even accounting for this grant, GiveWell identifies a remaining funding gap of $20.6 million for HKI's VAS program. The grant page on the Open Philanthropy Project website is at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/helen-keller-international-vitamin-a-supplementation-december-2018.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesAgainst Malaria Foundation2,500,000.002018-12Global health/malariahttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/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 Good Ventures, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget is based on guidelines set by the Open Philanthropy Project. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/ Charity status updates in 2018 are at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/updates-in-november-2018#Against_Malaria_Foundation_AMF

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

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

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

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

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

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

Other notes: Even accounting for this grant, GiveWell identifies a remaining funding gap of $72.5 million for Against Malaria Foundation. The grant page on the Open Philanthropy Project website is at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/against-malaria-foundation-general-support-december-2018.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesThe END Fund2,500,000.002018-12Global health/deworminghttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/the-end-fund-deworming-programs-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 Good Ventures, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget is based on guidelines set by the Open Philanthropy Project. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/ Charity status updates in 2018 are at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/updates-in-november-2018#The_END_Fund-s_deworming_program

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

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

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

Other notes: Even accounting for this grant, GiveWell identifies a remaining funding gap of $45.8 million for The END Fund. The grant page on the Open Philanthropy Project website is at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/end-fund-deworming-programs-2018.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charitiesGiveDirectly2,500,000.002018-12Cash transfershttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/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 Good Ventures, along with allocations to other GiveWell top and standout charities. The total budget is based on guidelines set by the Open Philanthropy Project. GiveWell explains the process in detail at https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-recommendation-to-good-ventures/ Charity status updates in 2018 are at https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities/updates-in-november-2018#GiveDirectly

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

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

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

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

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

Other notes: Even accounting for this grant, GiveWell identifies a remaining funding gap of over $100 million for GiveDirectly; this is the largest identified room for more funding of all GiveWell top charities. The grant page on the Open Philanthropy Project website is at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-health-and-development/miscellaneous/givedirectly-general-support-december-2018.
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.
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.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseMalaria Consortium20.002018-11-26Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations Donation via Facebook Fundraisers.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseAgainst Malaria Foundation120.002018-11-26Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations Donation via Facebook Fundraisers.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseAgainst Malaria Foundation40.002018-11-19Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations Donation via Facebook Fundraisers.
GiveWell discretionary regrantingMalaria Consortium1,100,000.002018-11Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking 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 discretionary regrantingAgainst Malaria Foundation2,870,000.002018-08Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking 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: 100.00%.
GiveWell discretionary regrantingSchistosomiasis Control Initiative1,230,000.002018-08Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking 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: 100.00%.
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 Philanthropy ProjectOne 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 discretionary regrantingAgainst Malaria Foundation2,072,000.002018-05Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking 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: 100.00%.
GiveWell discretionary regrantingSchistosomiasis Control Initiative888,000.002018-05Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking 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: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development FundSchistosomiasis Control Initiative1,500,000.002018-04-30Global health/deworminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/global-development/payouts/6os9pZr9kcMaCgmMiUwMcU Grant made for the same reasons as the GiveWell discretionary regrant https://blog.givewell.org/2018/04/06/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2017/ made concurrently. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
GiveWell discretionary regrantingSchistosomiasis Control Initiative5,600,000.002018-03Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking 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 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.
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: 100.00%.
Ben KuhnGiveWell top charities12,600.002017-12-30--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 top charities 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: 100.00%.
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 top charities 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: 100.00%.
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 top charities 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: 100.00%.
Alexander BergerGiveWell top charities--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: 100.00%.
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: 100.00%.
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: 100.00%.
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 top charities (70% to Against Malaria Foundation, 30% to Schistosomiasis Control Initiative). Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
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 top charities (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: 100.00%.
Isabel ArjmandGiveWell top charities--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: 100.00%.
Andrew MartinGiveWell top charities--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 top charities--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%.
Josh RosenbergGiveWell top charities--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: 100.00%.
Christian SmithGiveWell top charities--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%.
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%.
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 discretionary regrantingDeworm the World Initiative700,000.002017-11-27Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking 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%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development FundNo Lean Season150,000.002017-10-17Seasonal intracountry migrationhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/global-development/payouts/3xW9fK4U7YqMsKaQgGG8So Elie Hassenfeld recommended No Lean Season on 2017-09-27 after receiving a phone call from Karen Levy saying that No Lean Season had failed to raise funds to meet the unexpectedly high demand for money from borrowers. Hassenfeld recommended the grant amount because Levy told him that would enable the program to continue operating uninterrupted. This was before No Lean Season became a GiveWell top charity. Affected countries: Bangladesh; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
GiveWell discretionary regrantingDeworm the World Initiative2,250,000.002017-08-30Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking 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 discretionary regrantingAgainst Malaria Foundation2,500,000.002017-08Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking 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: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development FundAgainst Malaria Foundation331,126.002017-06-27Global health/malariahttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/global-development/payouts/5usCuBFHQk2UcQ0WYOIUEk Grant discussed at http://effective-altruism.com/ea/19d/update_on_effective_altruism_funds/ along with reasoning, though the amount at the time was not the full amount (just $311,562). Grant to AMF because Hassenfeld believes it is the highest expected value opportunity in the domain. Also, all funding opportunities in GiveWell Incubation Grants have been fully met to his satisfaction, so no need to use this fund for that money. Hassenfeld is allocating the money immediately as he does not expect the situation to change over the next six months. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
GiveWell discretionary regrantingAgainst Malaria Foundation2,100,000.002017-04-03Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking 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: 100.00%.
GiveWell discretionary regrantingDeworm the World Initiative500,000.002017-04-03Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking Grant uses money donated between October and December 2016. Blog post https://blog.givewell.org/2017/04/03/allocation-of-discretionary-funds/ announces $0.5 million to Deworm the World Initiative from the funds GiveWell has for discretionary regranting (see https://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/19/discretionary-grant-making-and-implications-for-donor-agency/ for more background on how this differs from GiveWell top charities), to fill most of an unfilled $0.53 million Execution Level 2 funding gap. This is out of a total of $4.9 million in granted money (the remaining $4.4 million went to the Against Malaria Foundation, with the highest priority of funding gap). The funding to Deworm the World Initiative was decided over other alternatives, including Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, the END Fund, GiveDirectly, Malaria Consortium, and Sightsavers. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
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.
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.
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.
Ben KuhnGiveWell top charities5,000.002016-12-31--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 top charities2,500.002016-12-28Global 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: 100.00%.
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: 100.00%.
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.
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: 100.00%.
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: 100.00%.
Alexander BergerGiveWell top charities--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: 100.00%.
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: 100.00%.
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: 100.00%.
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: 100.00%.
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: 100.00%.
Elie HassenfeldGiveWell top charities--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 top charities--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: 100.00%.
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%.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseAgainst Malaria Foundation134.582016-12-05Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations
GiveWell discretionary regrantingAgainst Malaria Foundation500,000.002016-12Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking Grant uses money donated between July and September 2016. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
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 discretionary regrantingAgainst Malaria Foundation300,000.002016-09Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking 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 discretionary regrantingAgainst Malaria Foundation200,000.002016-06Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking 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 discretionary regrantingAgainst Malaria Foundation1,000,000.002016-04Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking Grant uses money donated between January and February 2016. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
GiveWell discretionary regrantingAgainst Malaria Foundation1,600,000.002016-02Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking Grant uses money donated in December 2015. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
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 discretionary regrantingAgainst Malaria Foundation800,000.002016-01Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking Grant uses money donated between October and November 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.
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
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%.
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: 100.00%.
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: 100.00%.
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: 100.00%.
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: 100.00%.
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: 100.00%.
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: 100.00%.
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: 100.00%.
Rebecca RaibleGiveWell top charities--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: 100.00%.
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: 100.00%.
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%.
GiveWell discretionary regrantingAgainst Malaria Foundation600,000.002015-12Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking 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 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.
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 discretionary regrantingAgainst Malaria Foundation667,000.002015-07Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking Grant uses money donated between January and May 2015. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
GiveWell discretionary regrantingGiveDirectly133,000.002015-07Cash transfershttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking Grant uses money donated between January and May 2015. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
GiveWell discretionary regrantingSchistosomiasis Control Initiative133,000.002015-07Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking Grant uses money donated between January and May 2015. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
GiveWell discretionary regrantingDeworm the World Initiative67,000.002015-07Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking Grant uses money donated between January and May 2015. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
GiveWell discretionary regrantingAgainst Malaria Foundation1,467,400.002015-03Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking Grant uses money donated between November and December 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
GiveWell discretionary regrantingGiveDirectly292,600.002015-03Cash transfershttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking Grant uses money donated between November and December 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
GiveWell discretionary regrantingSchistosomiasis Control Initiative292,600.002015-03Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking Grant uses money donated between November and December 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
GiveWell discretionary regrantingDeworm the World Initiative147,400.002015-03Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking Grant uses money donated between November and December 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 discretionary regrantingAgainst Malaria Foundation66,700.002015-01Global health/malariahttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking Grant uses money donated between July and October 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
GiveWell discretionary regrantingGiveDirectly13,300.002015-01Cash transfershttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking Grant uses money donated between July and October 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
GiveWell discretionary regrantingSchistosomiasis Control Initiative13,300.002015-01Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking Grant uses money donated between July and October 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
GiveWell discretionary regrantingDeworm the World Initiative6,700.002015-01Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking Grant uses money donated between July and October 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Rebecca RaibleGiveWell top charities--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%.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseGiveWell top charities6,443.002014-12-31--https://www.jefftk.com/donations
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseGiveWell top charities57,763.002014-12-20--https://www.jefftk.com/donations
Holden KarnofskyGiveWell top charities--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%.
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: 100.00%.
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: 100.00%.
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: 100.00%.
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: 100.00%.
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: 100.00%.
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: 100.00%.
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: 100.00%.
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: 100.00%.
Josh RosenbergGiveWell top charities--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%.
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 discretionary regrantingGiveDirectly60,000.002014-08Cash transfershttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking Grant uses money donated between April and June 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
GiveWell discretionary regrantingSchistosomiasis Control Initiative20,000.002014-08Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking Grant uses money donated between April and June 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
GiveWell discretionary regrantingDeworm the World Initiative20,000.002014-08Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking Grant uses money donated between April and June 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
GiveWell discretionary regrantingGiveDirectly110,000.002014-05Cash transfershttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking Grant uses money donated between January and March 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
GiveWell discretionary regrantingSchistosomiasis Control Initiative80,000.002014-05Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking Grant uses money donated between January and March 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
GiveWell discretionary regrantingDeworm the World Initiative10,000.002014-05Global health/deworminghttps://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking Grant uses money donated between January and March 2014. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia WiseGiveWell top charities4,250.002014-02-01--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 top charities13,000.002013-12-28--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 top charities1,550.002013-12-09--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/
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/
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 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Against Malaria Foundation Alexander Berger (filter this donor), Andrew Martin (filter this donor), Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund (filter this donor), Elie Hassenfeld (filter this donor), GiveWell discretionary regranting (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), Sophie Monahan (filter this donor) Global health/malaria FB Tw WP Site GW CN GS TW 71,853,561.58 4,700,000.00 7,538,848.00 22,578,466.00 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
Malaria Consortium Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund (filter this donor), GiveWell discretionary regranting (filter this donor), Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donor), Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise (filter this donor) Global health/malaria FB Tw WP Site GW 70,714,717.00 10,105,000.00 27,709,717.00 32,900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
GiveDirectly Alexander Berger (filter this donor), Andrew Martin (filter this donor), Elie Hassenfeld (filter this donor), GiveWell discretionary regranting (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), Rebecca Raible (filter this donor), Sophie Monahan (filter this donor), Vipul Naik (filter this donor) Cash transfers FB Tw WP Site GW 55,484,900.00 0.00 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 discretionary regranting (filter this donor), Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donor) Global health/deworming Tw WP Site GW 46,311,100.00 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
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Alexander Berger (filter this donor), Andrew Martin (filter this donor), Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund (filter this donor), Elie Hassenfeld (filter this donor), GiveWell discretionary regranting (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) Global health/deworming Tw WP Site GW 33,521,931.00 2,500,000.00 11,718,000.00 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
Sightsavers Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 15,150,000.00 9,700,000.00 2,500,000.00 2,950,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Helen Keller International Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 13,700,000.00 0.00 13,700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
No Lean Season Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund (filter this donor), Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donor), Sophie Monahan (filter this donor) 11,650,000.00 0.00 0.00 11,650,000.00 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) 10,000,000.00 0.00 2,500,000.00 2,500,000.00 5,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Innovation in Government Initiative Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund (filter this donor) 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 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) FB Tw WP Site 850,000.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Iodine Global Network Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donor) 850,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Development Media International Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donor) WP 850,000.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Living Goods Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donor) WP 850,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Project Healthy Children Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donor) WP 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Food Fortification Initiative Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donor) 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
One for the World Luke Ding (filter this donor), Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donor) 205,000.00 0.00 205,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
GiveWell top charities 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 117,706.00 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
Dispensers for Safe Water Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Instiglio Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund (filter this donor) 60,000.00 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 8,350.00 45,000.00
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 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
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 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 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 50,000.00 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 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
GiveWell Alexander Berger (filter this donor), Ben Kuhn (filter this donor), Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise (filter this donor) Charity evaluation/global health/poverty FB Tw WP Site TW 12,900.00 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 69.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total ---- -- 334,285,234.58 28,079,000.00 78,873,565.00 115,827,466.00 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|Elie Hassenfeld|James Snowden

Donor Donees Total 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) 285,185,500.00 12,200,000.00 63,300,000.00 107,200,000.00 49,885,500.00 26,000,000.00 21,250,000.00 2,250,000.00 2,350,000.00 750,000.00 0.00 0.00
GiveWell discretionary regranting (filter this donee) Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donee), Deworm the World Initiative (filter this donee), GiveDirectly (filter this donee), Malaria Consortium (filter this donee), Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (filter this donee) 43,510,000.00 13,100,000.00 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
Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund (filter this donee) Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donee), Innovation in Government Initiative (filter this donee), Instiglio (filter this donee), Malaria Consortium (filter this donee), No Lean Season (filter this donee), Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (filter this donee) 4,746,126.00 2,765,000.00 1,500,000.00 481,126.00 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 top charities (filter this donee), Malaria Consortium (filter this donee), Nurse Family Partnership (filter this donee), Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (filter this donee) 477,468.58 0.00 106,565.00 71,000.00 75,214.58 84,152.00 68,556.00 47,950.00 24,031.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donee) One for the World (filter this donee) 153,750.00 0.00 153,750.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 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 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 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 top charities (filter this donee) 43,000.00 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 35,000.00
Vipul Naik (filter this donee) GiveDirectly (filter this donee), GiveWell top charities (filter this donee), VillageReach (filter this donee) 10,850.00 0.00 2,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500.00 0.00 8,350.00 0.00
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 10,000.00
Neil Sinhababu (filter this donee) Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donee) 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jacob Steinhardt (filter this donee) GiveDirectly (filter this donee), GiveWell top charities (filter this donee) 3,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,000.00 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 top charities (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
Andrew Martin (filter this donee) Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donee), GiveDirectly (filter this donee), GiveWell top charities (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
Isabel Arjmand (filter this donee) Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donee), GiveWell top charities (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
Elie Hassenfeld (filter this donee) Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donee), Deworm the World Initiative (filter this donee), GiveDirectly (filter this donee), GiveWell top charities (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
Josh Rosenberg (filter this donee) Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donee), GiveDirectly (filter this donee), GiveWell top charities (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
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
Christian Smith (filter this donee) GiveWell top charities (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
Rebecca Raible (filter this donee) GiveDirectly (filter this donee), GiveWell top charities (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
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
Alexander Berger (filter this donee) Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donee), GiveDirectly (filter this donee), GiveWell (filter this donee), GiveWell top charities (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
Total -- 334,285,234.58 28,079,000.00 78,873,565.00 115,827,466.00 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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