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GiveWell is a nonprofit charity evaluator based in San Francisco. They conduct and publish research into the most cost-effective giving opportunities in global health and development (GiveWell 2017).

History

GiveWell was started by Holden Karnofsky and Elie Hassenfeld in 2007 (GiveWell 2018). GiveWell also helped incubate Open Philanthropy, which was spun off as a separate entity in 2017 (GiveWell 2018).

Top Charities

GiveWell annually publishes a list of “top charities” on the basis of cost-effectiveness and quality of evidence (GiveWell 2020). As of November 2020, the top GiveWell charities were, in order:

  1. Malaria Consortium’s seasonal malaria chemoprevention program;

  2. Against Malaria Foundation, which provides long-lasting insecticide-treated nets

  3. Helen Keller International’s vitamin A supplementation program;

  4. New Incentives, which provides conditional cash transfers for routine childhood vaccinations;

  5. SCI Foundation, Evidence Action’s Deworm the World Initiative, Sightsavers’s deworming program, and the The END Fund’s deworming program; and

  6. GiveDirectly, which provides unconditional cash transfers for extreme poverty.

Bibliography

GiveWell (2015) ‘GiveWell’, in Ryan Carey (ed.) The Effective Altruism Handbook, 1st ed., Oxford: The Centre for Effective Altruism, pp. 109-113

GiveWell (2018) Our story, GiveWell, February.

GiveWell (2017) GiveWell: A medium-depth overview, GiveWell, June.

GiveWell (2020) Our top charities, GiveWell, November.

External links

GiveWell. Official website.

Related links

charity evaluation | Good Ventures | Open Philanthropy

How GiveWell’s Re­search is Evolving

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GiveWell’s recom­men­da­tion of GiveDirectly

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Why it should be easy to dom­i­nate GiveWell’s recommendations

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[Link] The Op­ti­mizer’s Curse & Wrong-Way Reductions

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Up­date on Board meet­ing transparency

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Efforts to Im­prove the Ac­cu­racy of Our Judg­ments and Fore­casts (Open Philan­thropy)

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Vi­talik Bu­terin just donated $54M (in ETH) to GiveWell

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Early signs show that you gave more in 2020 than 2019—thank you!

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New re­search on moral weights

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Donors in the Nether­lands can now make tax-de­ductible gifts through GiveWell

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Staff mem­bers’ per­sonal dona­tions for giv­ing sea­son 2020

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GiveWell’s money moved in 2019

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Our recom­men­da­tions for giv­ing in 2020

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We es­ti­mate GiveWell donors’ $15.3 mil­lion to the Against Malaria Foun­da­tion will save over 3,000 lives

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Why we’re ex­cited to fund char­i­ties’ work a few years in the future

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Why you’ll see more match­ing cam­paigns at GiveWell

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Reflect­ing on our progress in 2019

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Three grants in re­sponse to the COVID-19 pandemic

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How did we do in 2019? A pre­limi­nary look at our growth

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Why it’s im­por­tant to think through all of the fac­tors that in­fluence a char­ity’s impact

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Our Cri­te­ria for Top Charities

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Allo­ca­tion of dis­cre­tionary funds from Q3 2019

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We’re glad to an­swer your questions

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An­nounc­ing our 2019 top charities

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What are stand­out char­i­ties?

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GiveWell’s Re­cent Visit to Burk­ina Faso

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GiveWell’s money moved and web traf­fic in 2018

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Allo­ca­tion of dis­cre­tionary funds from Q2 2019

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Ex­per­i­ments in GiveWell communication

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Allo­ca­tion of dis­cre­tionary funds from Q1 2019

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Ev­i­dence Ac­tion is shut­ting down No Lean Season

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GiveWell’s plans for 2019

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Re­view: GiveWell’s work in 2018

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What is it like to work at GiveWell?

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An­nounc­ing a call for grant ap­pli­cants in South­east Asia and Bangladesh

GiveWell14 Feb 2019 20:47 UTC
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Our Pro­cess for Iden­ti­fy­ing Top Charities

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Se­quence think­ing vs. cluster thinking

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The lack of con­tro­versy over well-tar­geted aid

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Uncer­tainty and sen­si­tivity analy­ses of GiveWell’s cost-effec­tive­ness analyses

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GiveWell’s Top Char­i­ties for Giv­ing Sea­son 2013

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GiveWell’s Char­ity Recom­men­da­tions Re­quire Tak­ing a Con­tro­ver­sial Stance on Pop­u­la­tion Ethics

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What I learned from work­ing at GiveWell

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James Snow­den: The evolu­tion of GiveWell’s research

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Effec­tive al­tru­ism is self-recommending

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Olivia Larsen: GiveWell’s cur­rent progress and priorities

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AMA: Elie Hassen­feld, co-founder and CEO of GiveWell

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James Snow­den: GiveWell in­cu­ba­tion grants — eval­u­at­ing policy reform

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Olivia Larsen: GiveWell’s pri­ori­ties and progress in global health and development

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Notes on GiveWell’s recom­mended charities

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Dan Brown: Un­der­stand­ing the gaps be­tween academia and policymaking

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Q&A with Elie Hassenfeld

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GiveWell have re­leased their 2020 recom­men­da­tions (in­clud­ing a new top char­ity)

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How this year’s win­ners of the No­bel Prize in Eco­nomics in­fluenced GiveWell’s work

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Global lead ex­po­sure report

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