Though the bulk of our giving in global health and development is centered around GiveWell recommendations, learning and experimentation, and scientific research, we occasionally support promising opportunities that fall outside of those areas. This includes GiveWell’s operations, policy advocacy, and some programs that do not fit clearly into our other thematic areas. It is possible some of these miscellaneous grants will grow into their own thematic areas over time.

Our Work

Blog Post 6/2016

Between a recent case study on the Center for Global Development (CGD) and our review of CGD’s track record, we’ve now assembled a full story - spanning 16 years - of a philanthropist having outsized impact by making a long-term bet on a new institution.

Grant 6/2019
$3,000,000

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended this grant to the Center for Global Development (CGD), a think tank that conducts research on and promotes improvements to rich-world policies that affect the global poor, for general support.

Grant 7/2018
$153,750

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended this GiveWell grant to One for the World, which does outreach to university students encouraging them to pledge a percentage of their incomes to effective charities, for general support.

Grant 6/2018
$751,179

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended this grant to GiveWell for general operating support, which we expect will increase the availability of high-quality information and analysis about charities and giving opportunities.

Grant 2/2018
$49,942

This grant supports a project titled “Policymaking during the Ebola Outbreak: Implications for Future Pandemics” that will analyze the political pressures around travel restrictions during a global catastrophic biological risk event as well as the role of military response in shaping outcomes.

Blog Post 1/2018

A little over a year ago, the HistPhil blog put up a post by Tamara Mann Tweel about a now-published report we commissioned her to work on, regarding the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)’s role in global price drops for antiretroviral drugs (which can be crucial in treating HIV/AIDS).

Grant 10/2017
$530,764

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended this grant to GiveWell for general operating support, which we expect will increase the availability of high-quality information and analysis about charities and giving opportunities.

Grant 2/2016
$3,000,000

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended this grant to the Center for Global Development (CGD) to support its research on and promotion of improvements to rich-world policies that affect the global poor.

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