Originally published on GiveWell
This year, we added two new top charities, Evidence Action’s No Lean Season program and Helen Keller International’s vitamin A supplementation program, and retained our seven top charities from 2016. We also added Evidence Action’s Dispensers for Safe Water program to our list of standout charities.
We recommend that donors give to GiveWell for granting to top charities at our discretion so that we can direct the funding to the top charity or charities with the most pressing funding need. For donors who prefer to give directly to our top charities, we recommend giving 70 percent of your donation to the Against Malaria Foundation (AMF) and 30 percent to the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) to maximize your impact. We expect Good Ventures, a foundation with which we work closely, to provide significant support to each top charity; our recommendation to give to AMF and SCI is based on how much good we believe additional donations can do.
Our top charities and recommendations for donors, in brief:
We now have nine top charities. They are:
Against Malaria Foundation
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative
Malaria Consortium’s seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) program
Evidence Action’s Deworm the World Initiative
Helen Keller International (HKI)’s vitamin A supplementation (VAS) program
Sightsavers’ deworming program
END Fund’s deworming program
Evidence Action’s No Lean Season program
Read the full list and explanation of GiveWell’s top charities.