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Number of donors

According to our records, as of February 2023, over 125,000 people have donated to GiveWell or our recommended charities, either by donating through GiveWell or by reporting that a direct-to-charity donation was influenced by GiveWell. This represents individual donors who have given to GiveWell or our top charities as a direct result of our research. It does not include anonymous donors. See our 2022 metrics report (and the spreadsheet here).

As of December 2023, we have directed more than $2 billion to organizations and grants we've recommended, according to the historical metrics listed in our 2022 metrics report (in the spreadsheet here), and internal records from 2023.

Lives saved

We estimate that GiveWell-directed donations to our top charities between 2009 and 2022 will avert over 200,000 deaths. This figure is based on our estimates of impact of our four current top charities: the Against Malaria Foundation, Malaria Consortium's seasonal malaria chemoprevention program, Helen Keller International's vitamin A supplementation program, and New Incentives. We use our estimate of the average cost per death averted to calculate the impact of grants we made or recommended to these programs in 2020 through 2022 and the impact of the total amount of funding GiveWell has directed them since 2009. We calculate this estimate in our impact analysis of grants to top charities. This analysis doesn't include deaths averted by grants or donations that were given to other organizations.