GiveWell — Top Charity “Participation” Grants (2016)

A GiveWell staffer with recipients of bednets from the Against Malaria Foundation, a GiveWell-recommended charity, in Ghana. (Photo courtesy of GiveWell)
Organization Name 
Award Date 
9/2016
Grant Amount 
$500,000
Purpose 
For incentive grants to potential GiveWell top charities.
Topic (focus area) 

Published: March 2017

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

From a nonprofit’s perspective, participating in GiveWell’s evaluation process involves a significant investment of time and effort and uncertainty about whether the investment will lead to a GiveWell recommendation. This grant will allow GiveWell to offer $100,000 incentive grants to organizations that complete the first round of evaluation in 2017, allow GiveWell to publish a write-up, and are promising enough to move on to the second, more intensive round of evaluation. GiveWell will allocate any funds left over at the end of the year to its recommended charities for 2017.