GiveWell donors contributed over $150 million to our recommended charities in 2019. This is the first year in our 13-year history we have reached this remarkable milestone.
While it is easy to celebrate this large headline figure, we should not lose sight of the transformative impact this number represents, nor should we overlook the compassion and generosity of the donors behind these dollars. We estimate that donations made to our top charities in 2019 will:
- Avert the deaths of between 19,000 and 32,000 people,
- Provide parasitic worm treatments to over 12 million children, and
- Deliver unconditional cash transfers to over 14,000 families.