Good Ventures awarded a grant of $50,000 to Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) for general operating support in recognition of GiveWell’s "standout" charity ranking in 2011. The purpose of the grant is to support IPA’s efforts to research what works in developing world aid and advocate for the use of evidence in decision-making, and to recognize IPA's unusual degree of tranparency. Learn more about our rationale for supporting IPA.
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 translate the funds into impact. Read GiveWell’s review of IPA to learn more about its activities and follow its progress.