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Top Charities supported by GiveWell published in November of 2020. These are US based charities. SCI Foundation couldn't be included since it doesn't have a US-based tax entity to donate to. See original list here https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities Read more about GiveWell at givewell.org. This is how GiveWell summarizes who they are https://www.givewell.org/about "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. Unlike charity evaluators that focus solely on financials, assessing administrative or fundraising costs, we conduct 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, we focus on the few charities that stand out most (by our criteria) in order to find and confidently recommend high-impact giving opportunities (our list of top charities)." This is how GiveWell summarizes how they choose Top Charities https://www.givewell.org/how-we-work/process "GiveWell's mission is to find outstanding charities and to publish the full details of our analysis to help donors decide where to give. Our focus is on finding and reviewing the most outstanding charities possible rather than completing an in-depth investigation for each organization we consider. We identify top charities by assessing them along four criteria: Their evidence of effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, transparency, and room for more funding. Learn more about our criteria here. This page discusses our process for identifying and researching GiveWell’s top charities, as well as some of the context behind what our process has been in the past and how it has evolved to its current state."

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Malaria Consortium US

Medicine to prevent malaria OVERVIEW Malaria kills over 400,000 people annually, mostly children under 5 in sub-Saharan Africa.(2) Seasonal malaria chemoprevention is preventive medicine that saves children’s lives. It is given during the four months of the year when malaria infection rates are especially high. COST-EFFECTIVENESS About $7 to protect a child from malaria.(3) We estimate that $3,000 - $5,000 will save a life.(4) EVIDENCE OF IMPACT Exceptionally strong. Many high-quality studies of seasonal malaria chemoprevention have consistently found strong impact. The organization we recommend conducts high-quality ongoing monitoring.

Against Malaria Foundation

Nets to prevent malaria OVERVIEW Malaria kills over 400,000 people annually, mostly children under 5 in sub-Saharan Africa.(5) Nets save lives. Participants hang the nets and sleep under them so they are not bitten by malaria-carrying mosquitoes. COST-EFFECTIVENESS About $5 to provide one net.(6) We estimate that $3,000 - $5,000 will save a life.(7) EVIDENCE OF IMPACT Exceptionally strong. Many high-quality studies of nets have consistently found strong impact. The organization we recommend conducts high-quality ongoing monitoring.

Helen Keller International, Inc.

Supplements to prevent vitamin A deficiency OVERVIEW Vitamin A deficiency leaves children vulnerable to infections and can lead to death. We attribute over 200,000 children's deaths to vitamin A deficiency each year.(8) This program saves lives by providing vitamin A supplements to children under 5 years old. COST-EFFECTIVENESS About $1 to deliver a vitamin A supplement.(9) We estimate that $3,000-$5,000 will save the life of a child under 5.(10) EVIDENCE OF IMPACT Very strong. Many high-quality studies of vitamin A supplementation show strong impact. The organization we recommend conducts high-quality ongoing monitoring.

New Incentives

Cash incentives for routine childhood vaccines OVERVIEW In Nigeria, 43% of infants did not receive all recommended childhood vaccines in 2019.(11) This program provides cash transfers to incentivize caregivers to bring babies to clinics for routine childhood vaccinations. It operates in North West Nigeria. COST-EFFECTIVENESS About $47 to provide an incentive to a caregiver to complete a baby’s immunization schedule.(12) We estimate that $3,000-$5,000 will save a life.(13) EVIDENCE OF IMPACT Very strong. A high-quality study of New Incentives' program found strong impact. New Incentives conducts high-quality ongoing monitoring..

Evidence Action Inc

Treatments for parasitic worm infections (deworming) OVERVIEW Hundreds of millions of people around the world are infected with parasitic worms.(14) This program provides children with medication that clears parasitic infections and may lead to a large increase in lifetime earnings. We recommend the program based on its small potential for a large impact on earnings. COST-EFFECTIVENESS Donating $100 will deworm about 100 children,(15) leading to a cumulative $1,100 in additional earnings over the course of the children's lives.(16) This program is implemented in areas where people on average live on $700 per year.(17) This is significantly more cost-effective than cash transfers. EVIDENCE OF IMPACT Strong. Many high-quality studies show that treating children clears worm infections. One trial and several follow-up studies show a large increase in participants’ lifetime earnings. The organizations we recommend conduct high-quality ongoing monitoring.

Sightsavers Inc

Treatments for parasitic worm infections (deworming) OVERVIEW Hundreds of millions of people around the world are infected with parasitic worms.(14) This program provides children with medication that clears parasitic infections and may lead to a large increase in lifetime earnings. We recommend the program based on its small potential for a large impact on earnings. COST-EFFECTIVENESS Donating $100 will deworm about 100 children,(15) leading to a cumulative $1,100 in additional earnings over the course of the children's lives.(16) This program is implemented in areas where people on average live on $700 per year.(17) This is significantly more cost-effective than cash transfers. EVIDENCE OF IMPACT Strong. Many high-quality studies show that treating children clears worm infections. One trial and several follow-up studies show a large increase in participants’ lifetime earnings. The organizations we recommend conduct high-quality ongoing monitoring.

The END Fund

Treatments for parasitic worm infections (deworming) OVERVIEW Hundreds of millions of people around the world are infected with parasitic worms.(14) This program provides children with medication that clears parasitic infections and may lead to a large increase in lifetime earnings. We recommend the program based on its small potential for a large impact on earnings. COST-EFFECTIVENESS Donating $100 will deworm about 100 children,(15) leading to a cumulative $1,100 in additional earnings over the course of the children's lives.(16) This program is implemented in areas where people on average live on $700 per year.(17) This is significantly more cost-effective than cash transfers. EVIDENCE OF IMPACT Strong. Many high-quality studies show that treating children clears worm infections. One trial and several follow-up studies show a large increase in participants’ lifetime earnings. The organizations we recommend conduct high-quality ongoing monitoring.

GiveDirectly

Cash transfers for extreme poverty OVERVIEW The majority of people in the world live on less than $3,700 per year.(18) This program gives cash to very poor families, mostly in Africa, to spend as they like. Many participants make investments in business and agricultural assets, housing, and education. COST-EFFECTIVENESS Program participants receive $83 out of every $100 donated.(19) EVIDENCE OF IMPACT Exceptionally strong. Many high-quality studies show that recipients use money to buy goods that improve their lives. The organization we recommend conducts high-quality ongoing monitoring.

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