Note: This grant was awarded while the Open Philanthropy Project was a partnership between GiveWell and Good Ventures.
Good Ventures awarded a grant of $500,000 to GiveDirectly for general operating support in recognition of GiveWell’s No. 2 charity ranking in 2012. We expect this grant to help us learn about the challenges and benefits of providing direct aid in the form of large, one-off cash transfers and of funding a young and promising organization. See GiveWell’s review of GiveDirectly for more about its activities and to follow its progress.