Don’t just give.
Make your dollar go further.
High-impact giving opportunities that are supported by in-depth charity research.
GiveWell is a nonprofit dedicated to finding outstanding giving opportunities through in-depth analysis. Thousands of hours of research have gone into finding our top-rated charities. They’re evidence-backed, thoroughly vetted, and underfunded.
GiveWell has started a major trend towards greater transparency and demonstrated cost-effectiveness in the charitable world.
The gold standard for giving.
Charity is a way to relieve guilt, a way to advertise one’s willingness and ability to make sacrifices, and a way to make other people better off. For those of us who want to maximize the last of these when we give, GiveWell is a godsend.
Donors can have a big impact.
We estimate that a few thousand dollars to highly effective charities can save or substantially improve someone's life in the developing world. We think charities should be rewarded for their effectiveness. Last year, donors gave over $100 million to GiveWell's recommended charities. Read More
Money Moved to Recommended Charities
Our Top Charities
We recommend few charities by design, because we see ourselves as a finder of great giving opportunities rather than a charity evaluator. In other words, we're not seeking to classify large numbers of charities as "good" or "bad"; our mission is solely to identify, and thoroughly investigate, the best. Read about our charity selection process and where we currently recommend that donors give.