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Blog Post 7/2019

Our thinking on prioritizing across different causes has evolved as we’ve made more grants. This post explores the high bar set by the best global health and development interventions, and what we’re learning about the relative performance of some of our other grantmaking areas that seek to help people today.

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Grant 2/2020
$100,000

Open Philanthropy recommended this grant to the Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development, and Evaluation (gui2de) to support its Zusha! Road Safety Campaign, due to its status as a GiveWell standout charity.

Grant 2/2020
$33,926,000

Open Philanthropy recommended this grant to the Malaria Consortium to support seasonal malaria chemoprevention programs, due to its status as a GiveWell top charity.

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Grant 1/2020
$100,000

Open Philanthropy recommended this grant to Development Media International via GiveWell for general support, due to its status as a GiveWell standout charity.

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Grant 1/2020
$100,000

Open Philanthropy recommended this grant to the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) to support its Universal Salt Iodization program, due to its status as a GiveWell standout charity.

Grant 1/2020
$9,709,000

Open Philanthropy recommended this grant to Helen Keller International to support vitamin A supplementation work, due to its status as a GiveWell top charity.

Grant 1/2020
$100,000

Open Philanthropy recommended this grant to Living Goods for general support, due to its status as a GiveWell standout charity.

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Grant 1/2020
$2,710,100

Open Philanthropy recommended this grant to Sightsavers to support deworming programs, due to its status as a GiveWell top charity.

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