GiveWell started with a simple question: where should I donate?
GiveWell is a nonprofit dedicated to finding outstanding giving opportunities and publishing the full details of our analysis to help donors decide where to give. It conducts in-depth research aiming to determine how much good a given program accomplishes (in terms of lives saved, lives improved, etc.) per dollar spent. Rather than try to rate as many charities as possible, GoodWell focuses on the few charities that stand out most in order to find and confidently recommend the best giving opportunities possible.
GiveWell aims to direct as much funding as possible of this large pool to the best giving opportunities it can find, and create a global, public, open conversation about how best to help people.
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