Global Health & Development

We have not yet identified focus areas for this category.

We believe that every life has equal value — and that philanthropic dollars can go particularly far by helping those who are living in poverty by global standards. Currently, the best giving opportunities we’ve found in this category are recommended by GiveWell. (Read more about the Open Philanthropy Project’s relationship to GiveWell here.)

The Open Philanthropy Project makes grants to both top charities (which focus on programs with a strong track record and excellent cost-effectiveness, can use additional funding to expand their core programs, and are exceptionally transparent) and Incubation Grants (which support the development of potential future top charities).

In the future, we may consider additional causes in global health & development.