GiveDirectly — General Support (December 2012)

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)
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To support GiveDirectly’s efforts to provide cash grants to poor households in the developing world
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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.