This is the second post (of six) focused on our self-evaluation and future plans.
This post lays out highlights from our metrics report for 2011. For more detail, see our full metrics report (PDF).
1. In 2011, GiveWell moved $5,285,992 to our recommended charities, a significant increase over past years.
Good Ventures grants to our top charities as well as funding to committed GiveWell Labs accounted for approximately 1/3 of our total money moved ($1.75m / $5.3m). Excluding those funds entirely, 55 donors giving $10,000 or more accounted for 70% of our money moved. In the table below, and in the following analyses of our 55 largest donors, we exclude funding from Good Ventures to our top charities and funding committed to GiveWell Labs.
6. These 55 donors tend to be (a) young (for major donors) and (b) most often employed in finance or technology. Close to 80% of our money moved (about whom we have information) comes from donors who are under the age of 50; approximately 45% comes from donors under the age of 40. (Note that we did not always know donors’ ages and, in some cases, made our best guess.)