The GiveWell Blog

Request for input

We’re planning to redesign our website in early 2015. We last worked on our website in 2009, and it’s time to refresh it. Please let us know if you have any suggestions you’d like us to consider. In particular: Is there functionality you wish our website had? Is there information you wish were easier to… Read More

We’re happy to talk to you!

If you’re currently trying to figure out where you’ll give this year, and you think it might be helpful to talk to us about your decision, feel free to contact us at info@givewell.org. We work hard to put all the relevant information about our recommendations on our website, but we know it can sometimes be… Read More

Donor coordination and the “giver’s dilemma” – part II

We recently wrote about three questions we faced that relate to donor coordination. This post is a continuation of that topic and may only appeal to donors who are particularly interested in this issue. Over the past two weeks, we’ve been discussing the question: how should we allocate funds that donors give us for regranting… Read More

Our updated top charities

Our top charities are (in alphabetical order): Against Malaria Foundation (AMF) Deworm the World Initiative (DtWI), led by Evidence Action GiveDirectly Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) We have recommended all four of these charities in the past. We have also included four additional organizations on our top charities page as standout charities. They are (in alphabetical… Read More

Deworm the World Initiative (led by Evidence Action) update

Summary The Deworm the World Initiative (DtWI), led by Evidence Action, received approximately $2.3 million as a result of GiveWell’s recommendation last year. While there were some deviations, it largely allocated these funds as we expected. DtWI now has limited room for funding; it is currently seeking to raise an additional $1.3 million to support… Read More

Update on GiveDirectly

Three members of GiveDirectly‘s board of directors (Paul Niehaus, Michael Faye, and Chris Hughes) are planning to start a for-profit technology company, Segovia, aimed at improving the efficiency of cash transfer distributions in the developing world. Segovia plans to sell software to developing-country governments for use in implementing their cash transfer programs. This development was… Read More