GiveDirectly — General Support

  • A GiveDirectly cash transfer recipient in Kenya's Koga village in October 2014. He used the cash to build a house and a chicken coup and buy woodworking tools for his furniture workshop. (Photo courtesy of GiveDirectly)
  • A GiveDirectly cash transfer recipient and his daughter in Kenya's Koga village in October 2014. (Photo courtesy of GiveDirectly)
  • A GiveDirectly cash transfer recipient in Kenya's Koga village in October 2014. She used the cash to plant maize and beans, buy two cows and build a goat pen. (Photo courtesy of GiveDirectly)
  • A GiveDirectly cash transfer recipient stands in front of her home with her children in Kenya's Koga village in October 2014. (Photo courtesy of GiveDirectly)
Organization:
GiveDirectly
Award Date:
12/2014
Amount:
$5,000,000
Purpose:
For general support.

Good Ventures awarded a grant of $5 million to GiveDirectly for general operating support in December 2014, in recognition of the organization's earning a "top charity" ranking from GiveWell in 2014. Read more about the rationale behind our 2014 giving season grants.

GiveWell recommends charities that (1) focus on programs with a strong track record and excellent cost-effectiveness, (2) can use additional funding to expand their core programs and (3) are exceptionally transparent. Our grants to GiveWell-recommended charities are intended to help these outstanding organizations scale their programs and to signal the importance of qualities like cost-effectiveness and transparency to other charities and donors. These grants are unrestricted so that the organizations can decide for themselves how best to use the funds. Read GiveWell’s review of GiveDirectly to learn more about the charity's activities and follow its progress.

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