- Top charities
Last updated: March 2014
In addition to evaluations of other charities, GiveWell publishes substantial evaluation on itself, from the quality of our research to our impact on donations. This page summarizes two key metrics: (a) donations to top charities directly through our website, and (b) web traffic.
The chart below shows GiveWell's annual "money moved" against its operating expenses. "Money moved" refers to donations to our recommended giving opportunities that we can confidently attribute to our research (more detailed definition below).
For more details on our money moved, our growth, and our donors, see our 2013 annual metrics report.
Overall money moved includes all donations driven by GiveWell to our recommended charities, including grants made by Good Ventures to recommended charities.
The table below shows GiveWell's money moved by charity.
|Against Malaria Foundation||$2,490,588||$5,829,514||$2,562,372||$377,230|
|Schistosomiasis Control Initiative||$2,190,184||$1,111,548||$862,766||$6,200|
|Evidence Action, which runs the Deworm the World Initiaitive||$2,142,836||$0||$0||$0|
|Total to recommended charities||$17,360,816||$8,473,880||$4,920,575||$2,994,312|
Money moved from large donors fell in 2013. We believe many of these these donors are waiting to give and that giving from these donors will increase in the next few years. Details at this blog post.
In 2012, GiveWell advised Good Ventures to make a $1 million co-funding grant to PSI Myanmar and a $100,000 "quick grant" to the U.S. Cochrane Center.
The chart below shows our web traffic over time, as measured by unique visitors each month. There are seasonal spikes each December when interest in charitable giving peaks (circled in the chart below).
More detail is available for each year in our annual self-reviews.