The GiveWell Blog

GiveWell and Good Ventures

Last year, we met Cari Tuna and Dustin Moskovitz of Good Ventures, a new foundation that is planning eventually on giving substantial amounts (Dustin and Cari aim to give the majority of their net worth within their lifetimes; Dustin is the co-founder of Facebook and, more recently, Asana). We immediately established that Good Ventures and… Read More

Objections and concerns about our new direction

GiveWell has recently been taking on activities that may seem to represent a pretty substantial change of direction, especially for those who think of us as a “charity evaluator focused on saving the most lives per dollar spent.” Within global health and nutrition, we’re considering restricted funding for specific projects, not just recommendations of particular… Read More


[Added August 27, 2014: GiveWell Labs is now known as the Open Philanthropy Project.] We previously laid out our working set of focus areas for GiveWell Labs. This post further elaborates on the cause of “meta-research” and explains why meta-research is currently a very high priority for us – it is our #2 highest-priority focus… Read More