IDinsight — Embedded GiveWell Team

Organization Name 
Award Date 
11/2016
Grant Amount 
$314,752
Purpose 
To establish an IDinsight team embedded to support GiveWell.
Topic (focus area) 

Published: March 2017

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

Good Ventures, with input from GiveWell, granted $314,752 to IDinsight as one of GiveWell’s Incubation Grants to support the development of potential future top charities. This grant is in addition to Good Ventures’ June 2016 grant of $1,985,000 to IDinsight for general operating support.

IDinsight supports and conducts rigorous evaluations of development interventions, often involving randomized controlled trials, with an explicit focus on providing useful data to inform funders and policy makers. This new funding is intended to support preliminary work by IDinsight to improve the monitoring of GiveWell top charities or to support the development of future top charities, and fund two full-time staff and part of the salaries of several other staff for one year. See GiveWell’s writeup of this grant for more details.