GiveWell is a nonprofit dedicated to finding outstanding giving opportunities and publishing its full analysis to help donors decide where to give. Open Philanthropy was originally incubated as part of GiveWell. GiveWell’s recommended charities represent the best opportunities we’re aware of to help low-income people with relatively high confidence and relatively short time horizons. These charities implement programs that avert deaths and reduce poverty. You can learn more about GiveWell’s top charities and standout charities.

Our Work

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.

Blog Post 12/2019

We asked GiveWell to make a recommendation — both in terms of the total amount donated and in terms of the distribution between recipient charities. GiveWell recommended, and we plan to approve, an allocation of $54.6 million for its top charities in 2019.

Grant 3/2019
$2,500,000

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended this grant to the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) for general operating support due to its status as a GiveWell top charity.

Grant 1/2019
$100,000

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended this grant to the Iodine Global Network due to its status as a GiveWell standout charity.

Grant 1/2019
$100,000

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended this grant to Living Goods due to its status as a GiveWell standout charity.

Grant 1/2019
$9,700,000

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

Blog Post 12/2018

We coordinated with GiveWell on how to recommend grants from Good Ventures — both in terms of the total amount donated and in terms of the distribution between recipient charities. GiveWell recommended, and we plan to approve, an allocation of $64 million for top charities in 2018.

Press 12/2018
from The New York Times

Nicholas Kristof’s annual holiday giving guide includes GiveWell-recommended charities like the Iodine Global Network, deworming, and efforts to fight malaria.

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