GiveDirectly — General Support 2013

A recipient in Kenya rests on the motorbike he bought with a cash transfer from GiveDirectly and checks his mobile phone. (Photo courtesy of GiveDirectly)
Organization Name 
Award Date 
1/2014
Grant Amount 
$7,000,000
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 $2 million to GiveDirectly in December 2013 and matched $5 million in additional donations to GiveDirectly from December 3, 2013 through January 31, 2014. Both grants were for general operating support in recognition of GiveDirectly’s earning a “top charity” ranking from GiveWell in 2013. See GiveWell’s review of GiveDirectly for more about its activities and to follow its progress.