# Our recommendations for giving in 2021

You can have a remarkable impact by supporting cost-effective, evidence-based charities.

Just looking at the approximately $100 million GiveWell had discretion to grant in 2020—a subset of all the money we directed to the charities we recommend—the impact of our donors is impressive. We estimate these grants will: • Save more than 24,000 lives • Treat over 6 million children with a full course of antimalarial medication • Provide vitamin A supplementation to over 8.6 million children • Deliver over 4.4 million long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) to protect against malaria • Vaccinate 118,000 children • Treat over 11.4 million children for parasitic worms Read More # Our recommendations for giving in 2020 You can have a major, positive impact today by choosing to support organizations backed by strong evidence: our top charities. We recommend the nonprofits that offer the most impact per dollar we’re aware of. In fact, we estimate that you can save a life by donating$3,000-\$5,000 to our top recommendation.[1]

If you’re a longtime donor, you’ll recognize most of this year’s top charities. You may even wonder why our list hasn’t changed much. However, a tremendous amount of research—truly thousands of hours—has been done to ensure that these organizations continue to meet our high standards. And although there are many familiar names, one is entirely new: New Incentives.

We’re proud to share our recommendations and grateful to you for considering supporting them. We hope you’ll read on!