Recent press about our work.

  1. In the Media

    Chronicle of Philanthropy: Wringing the Most Good Out of a Facebook Fortune

    "Five years after they signed the Giving Pledge, the youngest on the list of billionaires promising to donate half of their wealth, the couple is embarking on what will start at double-digit millions of dollars in giving to an eclectic range of causes ... To figure out where to give, they created the Open Philanthropy Project, which uses academic research, among other things, to identify high-potential, overlooked funding opportunities."

  2. { Press Release

    Good Ventures Announces $5 Million in Matching Funds for GiveDirectly

    A GiveDirectly cash transfer recipient. Good Ventures will match up to $5 million in donations to GiveDirectly this giving season. (Photo courtesy of GiveDirectly)

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA — December 3, 2013 — Good Ventures today announced $5 million in matching funds for donations made to GiveDirectly through January 31, 2014. The funds are intended to help GiveDirectly attract new donors and reach its goal of transferring tens of millions of dollars to extremely poor households in developing countries over the next few years.