The GiveWell Blog

Against Malaria Foundation finalizes distribution agreement for ~676,000 nets

The Against Malaria Foundation (AMF) was our top-rated charity for approximately two years, before we suspended our recommendation last November for room for more funding related reasons. We are happy to see that it has recently finalized an agreement to fund 676,000 nets – at a total cost of ~$2 million – in the Democratic… Read More

The first case study from our history of philanthropy project

[Added August 27, 2014: GiveWell Labs is now known as the Open Philanthropy Project.] Benjamin Soskis, who has been working for us on our history of philanthropy project, has completed a case study (.docx) of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-Pew Memorial Trust Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) program. We have found this case study… Read More

GiveWell annual review for 2013: Details on GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic

This is the final post (of six) we have made focused on our self-evaluation and future plans. This post lays out highlights from our metrics report for 2013. For more detail, see our full metrics report (PDF). 1. In 2013, GiveWell tracked $17.36 million in money moved to our top charities, and an additional $0.90… Read More

GiveWell is hiring

We’re actively hiring because we are capacity constrained. Filling any of the roles below would make a substantial difference to our research. If you follow GiveWell and want to help us, please share this post with anyone whom you think might be a good fit for the jobs listed below. Research Analyst. Research Analysts are… Read More

Assorted reminders

A few reminders for GiveWell fans and followers: Please let us know if you’ve donated based on our research. We track our impact on donations. If you’ve given directly to one of our top charities (i.e., via their website or via a check sent directly to them) as a result of our recommendation, please let… Read More

General plans for GiveWell as an organization in 2014

This is the fifth post (of six) we’re planning to make focused on our self-evaluation and future plans. Previous posts have discussed our 2013 progress on, and 2014 plans for, Our traditional work on top charities delivering evidence-backed interventions. See GiveWell Top Charities: Progress in 2013 and GiveWell Top Charities: Plans for 2014 GiveWell Labs…. Read More