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GiveDirectly — General Support (January 2017)

A GiveDirectly staffer makes announcements to people in attendance to receive cash transfers in Uganda. (Photo courtesy of GiveWell)
Organization Name 
Award Date 
1/2017
Grant Amount 
$2,500,000
Purpose 
For general support
Topic (focus area) 

Published: April 2017

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

Good Ventures awarded a grant of $2,500,000 to GiveDirectly for general operating support in January 2017, in recognition of the organization’s earning a “top charity” ranking from GiveWell in 2016.

GiveWell recommends charities that (1) focus on programs with a strong track record and excellent cost-effectiveness, (2) can use additional funding to expand their core programs and (3) are exceptionally transparent. Our grants to GiveWell-recommended charities are intended to help these outstanding organizations scale their programs and to signal the importance of qualities like cost-effectiveness and transparency to other charities and donors. Read GiveWell’s review of GiveDirectly to learn more about the charity’s activities and follow its progress.