GiveDirectly — General Support

A GiveDirectly field staffer demonstrates to a newly enrolled cash transfer recipient how to manage funds on her mobile phone, November 2012. (Photo courtesy of GiveWell)
Organization Name 
Award Date 
12/2012
Grant Amount 
$500,000
Purpose 
To support GiveDirectly’s efforts to provide cash grants to poor households in the developing world
Topic (focus area) 

Published: August 2016

Note: This grant was awarded while the Open Philanthropy Project was a partnership between GiveWell and Good Ventures.

Good Ventures awarded a grant of $500,000 to GiveDirectly for general operating support in recognition of GiveWell’s No. 2 charity ranking in 2012. We expect this grant to help us learn about the challenges and benefits of providing direct aid in the form of large, one-off cash transfers and of funding a young and promising organization. See GiveWell’s review of GiveDirectly for more about its activities and to follow its progress.