GiveWell — General Support (2021)

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $3,600,295 to GiveWell for general support. GiveWell is a nonprofit dedicated to finding outstanding giving opportunities. We expect this grant to increase the availability of high-quality information and analysis about charities and giving opportunities, thereby increasing the impact of donors who use GiveWell’s research. Read more about Open Philanthropy’s relationship to GiveWell here.

GiveWell — General Support (October 2020)


GiveWell staff reviewed this page prior to publication.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $2,389,753 to GiveWell for general support. GiveWell is a nonprofit dedicated to finding outstanding giving opportunities. We expect this grant to increase the availability of high-quality information and analysis about charities and giving opportunities, thereby increasing the impact of donors who use GiveWell’s research. Read more about Open Philanthropy’s relationship to GiveWell here.

GiveWell — General Support (January 2020)

GiveWell and Malaria Consortium staff members after meeting to discuss their Burkina Faso seasonal malaria chemoprevention program. (Photo courtesy of GiveWell.)

GiveWell staff reviewed this page prior to publication.


Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $2,245,570 to GiveWell for general operating support. GiveWell is a nonprofit dedicated to finding outstanding giving opportunities. We expect this grant to increase the availability of high-quality information and analysis about charities and giving opportunities, thereby increasing the impact of donors who use GiveWell’s research. Read more about Open Philanthropy’s relationship to GiveWell here.

This grant provides 18 months of general operating support, including retroactive funding for a portion of GiveWell’s 2019 operating costs.

GiveWell — General Support (2018)

GiveWell at Manéah Health Centre in Coyah district outside of Conakry. (Photo courtesy of GiveWell)
GiveWell staff reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $751,179 to GiveWell for general operating support. GiveWell is a nonprofit dedicated to finding outstanding giving opportunities. We expect this grant to increase the availability of high-quality information and analysis about charities and giving opportunities, thereby increasing the impact of donors who use GiveWell’s research. Read more about the Open Philanthropy Project’s relationship to GiveWell here.

GiveWell — General Support (2017)

GiveWell staff members asking questions during a site visit to END Fund. (Photo courtesy of GiveWell)
Published: December 2017

GiveWell staff reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $530,764 to GiveWell, a nonprofit dedicated to finding outstanding giving opportunities, for general operating support. We expect this grant to increase the availability of high-quality information and analysis about charities and giving opportunities, thereby increasing the impact of donors who use GiveWell’s research. Read more about the Open Philanthropy Project’s relationship to GiveWell here.

GiveWell — Top Charity “Participation” Grants (2014)

Children lined up to be registered for a deworming pill distribution by the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, a GiveWell-recommended charity, at a school in Malawi. (Photo courtesy of GiveWell)

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 its first round of evaluation, 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 2014.

GiveWell — Top Charity “Participation” Grants (2015)

Eliminating iodine deficiency increases children’s cognitive development. Iodine Global Network received a GiveWell participation grant in 2014. (Photo courtesy of Iodine Global Network)

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 its first round of evaluation in 2015, 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 2015.

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)

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.