We believe that every life has value — and that philanthropic dollars can go particularly far by helping those who are living in poverty by global standards.

Most of our giving in this category is to organizations recommended by GiveWell, with whom we have a close relationship. We are excited to support cost-effective interventions to save and improve lives in low- and middle-income countries. An additional subset of our giving supports scientific research we believe can help address diseases that disproportionately afflict the global poor.

Key Partner

GiveWell is a nonprofit dedicated to finding outstanding giving opportunities through in-depth analysis. Its top charities are evidence-backed, thoroughly vetted, and underfunded. Read more about our partnership with GiveWell.

Grantmaking Process

We are not accepting unsolicited proposals at this time.

GiveWell has conducted extensive searches for promising giving opportunities. If you know of opportunities that might be a good fit for GiveWell, you can submit them for consideration.

For more information, see our Guide for Grantseekers

Global Health & Development, at a glance

  • 226 Grants

  • $856.0 Million

  • 4 Portfolio

Sample Grants

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