GiveWell's Impact

Last updated: August 2022

In addition to evaluations of other charities, GiveWell publishes evaluations of our own work. This page summarizes the funding we influenced in 2021, the most recent year for which data is available and analyzed.

Note that in 2022, we decided to discontinue using and tracking the "money moved" metric, which tracked the funding that was both raised and directed in a given year. Instead, we are now reporting separately on "funds raised" and "funds directed," which we believe will be simpler and clearer. However, we do still refer to money moved figures as our best proxy for funds directed in years prior to 2021. Please also note that, unless otherwise indicated, the figures in this report refer to our "metrics year" (February 1-January 31) rather than the calendar year (January 1-December 31).

See the appendix of our 2021 metrics report for a complete glossary of terms and an explanation of the changes to the way we report our funding metrics.

2021 Funds directed

In 2021, GiveWell influenced charitable giving in several ways. The following table summarizes the money that we directed:

For additional details and information, see our full 2021 metrics report and our accompanying spreadsheet of tables.

Historical funds raised

The chart below shows GiveWell's annual funds raised:

For more details on our money moved, our growth, and our donors, see:

GiveWell Metrics Report – 2021 Annual Review

Previous metrics reports

  • 2020 metrics report
  • 2019 metrics report
  • 2018 metrics report
  • 2017 metrics report
  • 2016 metrics report
  • 2015 metrics report
  • 2014 metrics report
  • 2013 metrics report
  • 2012 metrics report
  • 2011 metrics report
  • 2010 metrics report