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| 2003 || || Prelude || {{w|Holden Karnofsky}} graduates from {{w|Harvard}} with a degree in {{w|Social Studies}}. Karnofsky would spend the next several years in the {{w|hedge fund}} industry.<ref name="GiveWell, or Give 'em Hell?">{{cite web|title=GiveWell, or Give 'em Hell?|url=https://metatalk.metafilter.com/15547/GiveWell-or-Give-em-Hell|website=metatalk.metafilter.com|accessdate=21 December 2017}}</ref>
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| 2004 || || Prelude || {{w|Elie Hassenfeld}} graduated graduates from {{w|Columbia University}} with a degree in {{w|Religion}}. As well as Karnofsky, Hassenfeld would spend the next several years in the hedge fund industry.<ref name="GiveWell, or Give 'em Hell?"/>
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| 2006 || || Prelude || {{w|Holden Karnofsky}} and Elie Hassenfeld, working at a {{w|hedge fund}} in {{w|Connecticut}}, set up an informal “charity club” with colleagues, to help them make informed decisions about their giving. Each person would pick a cause and then research the best charities working on that cause, evaluating them based on data and {{w|performance metric}}s. Hassenfeld and Karnofsky find this work so satisfying that it would ultimately lead them to create GiveWell.<ref>{{cite web|last1=Pitney|first1=Nico|title=That Time A Hedge Funder Quit His Job And Then Raised $60 Million For Charity|url=https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/26/elie-hassenfeld-givewell_n_6927320.html|website=huffingtonpost.com|accessdate=17 December 2017}}</ref>
| 2007 || ? || Recommendation || After conducting an open grant application process and reviewing 59 applications in global health and development, Givewell announces the first recommendations: {{w|Population Services International}} (PSI), which markets and distributes life-saving materials (mostly condoms and insecticide treated bednets); Partners in Health (PIH), which creates comprehensive health programs (hospital, health center, and community health workers) in disadvantaged, generally rural, areas in the developing world; and Interplast, which devotes to correcting deformities requiring surgery (such as cleft lip and palate deformities), both through direct treatment and through support of local doctors.<ref name="Process for Identifying Top Charities">{{cite web|title=Process for Identifying Top Charities|url=https://www.givewell.org/how-we-work/process|website=givewell.org|accessdate=29 November 2017}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|title=Overview: Saving Lives (Focus on Africa)|url=https://www.givewell.org/archive/2008/saving-lives-in-africa|website=www.givewell.org|accessdate=29 November 2017}}</ref>
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| 2007 || December || Scandal Controversy || {{w|Holden Karnofsky}} is discovered posting a question about GiveWell to [[w:Online community|community]] {{w|weblog}} {{w|MetaFilter}} using another individual's name, and then posting an answer about the organization with his own name but without disclosing his affiliation with GiveWell. Negative publicity would rise, leading Karnofsky to resign from the role of executive director, though he would be later reinstated.<ref>{{cite web|title=Hacker News|url=https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5048123|website=news.ycombinator.com|accessdate=8 January 2018}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|title=GiveWell, or Give 'em Hell?|url=https://metatalk.metafilter.com/15547/GiveWell-or-Give-em-Hell|website=metatalk.metafilter.com|accessdate=8 January 2018}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|last1=STROM|first1=STEPHANIE|title=Founder of a Nonprofit Is Punished by Its Board for Engaging in an Internet Ruse|url=http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/08/us/08givewell.html|website=nytimes.com|accessdate=24 October 2017}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|title=Statement from the GiveWell Board of Directors|url=https://blog.givewell.org/2008/01/06/statement-from-the-givewell-board-of-directors/|website=blog.givewell.org|accessdate=8 January 2018}}</ref>
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| 2008 || June 19 || Publication || GiveWell's first-year review is published.<ref name="Our Progress to Date"/>
| 2013 || February, March || Publication || GiveWell's 2012 Review and Plan is published.<ref name="Our Progress to Date"/>
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| 2013 || June || Donation Funding || Good Ventures awards a grant of $20,000 to GiveWell to support its capacity to research the history of philanthropy and funding opportunities in policy advocacy.<ref>{{cite web|title=Research into the History of Philanthropy and Policy Advocacy|url=http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-research-june-2013|website=goodventures.org|accessdate=1 March 2018}}</ref>
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| 2013 || October || Site visit || GiveWell staff travels to {{w|India}} as part of its research process to identify top-rated charities, with the primary purpose of visiting the {{w|Deworm the World Initiative}}, led by Evidence Action.<ref>{{cite web|title=Site Visits: October 2013|url=https://www.givewell.org/research/site-visits/october-2013|website=givewell.org|accessdate=21 December 2017}}</ref><ref name="Charity Site Visits"/>
| 2014 || August || Organization || GiveWell Labs becomes known as the Open Philanthropy Project.<ref name="Our Progress to Date"/>
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| 2014 || September || Incubation grant Grantmaking || {{w|Good Ventures}} makes a US$34,382 grant to IDinsight, as part of GiveWell's project to support the development of top charities.<ref>{{cite web|title=IDinsight — Scaling Up a High-Potential Development Intervention|url=https://www.givewell.org/charities/IDinsight/september-2014-grant|website=givewell.org|accessdate=12 December 2017}}</ref>
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| 2014 || September || Study || GiveWell completes a medium-depth writeup on geoengineering research – large-scale interventions in the climate to attempt to reduce climate change or its impacts – focusing on research around efforts to artificially cool the planet. The evaluator finds no funders – governmental or philanthropic – spending large amounts in this area at the moment, and the field appears relatively small with relatively little in funding.<ref>{{cite web|title=Geoengineering research|url=https://blog.givewell.org/2013/10/16/geoengineering-research/|website=blog.givewell.org|accessdate=1 March 2018}}</ref>
| 2014 || December || Research || GiveWell completes an investigation of one new intervention (salt iodization), and makes substantial progress on several others (maternal and neonatal tetanus immunization campaigns, mass drug administration for lymphatic filariasis, and vitamin A supplementation).<ref>{{cite web|title=The GiveWell Blog|url=https://blog.givewell.org/2014/12/01/our-updated-top-charities/#Process|website=blog.givewell.org|accessdate=29 November 2017}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|title=Salt Iodization|url=https://www.givewell.org/international/technical/programs/salt-iodization|website=givewell.org|accessdate=29 November 2017}}</ref>
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| 2015 || March || Incubation grant Grantmaking || Good Ventures, with input from GiveWell, awards US$100,000 grant to New Incentives, for general operating support.<ref>{{cite web|title=New Incentives — General Support|url=http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/new-incentives-general-support|website=goodventures.org|accessdate=12 December 2017}}</ref>
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| 2015 || March, April || Publication || GiveWell's 2014 Review and Plan is published.<ref name="Our Progress to Date"/>
| 2015 || July || Site visit || GiveWell staff travels to {{w|Ethiopia}} to visit the work on universal [[w:Iodised salt|salt iodization]] being carried out by the {{w|Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition}}.<ref>{{cite web|title=Site visit: July 2015|url=https://www.givewell.org/research/site-visits/july-2015|website=givewell.org|accessdate=21 December 2017}}</ref><ref name="Charity Site Visits"/>
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| 2015 || September || Incubation grant Grantmaking || With GiveWell reccommendation, Good Ventures grants US$200,000 to the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at the {{w|Massachusetts Institute of Technology}} to support two {{w|randomized controlled trial}}s in {{w|India}} and {{w|Pakistan}} that would test whether providing non-cash incentives increases child immunization rates.<ref>{{cite web|title=J-PAL and IRD — Incentives for Immunization Studies|url=https://www.givewell.org/JPAL-IRD-grant|website=givewell.org|accessdate=12 December 2017}}</ref>
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| 2015 || November || Charity ranking || GiveWell announces its top charities for giving season 2015:
Development Media International (DMI), The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition’s Universal Salt Iodization program (GAIN – USI), Iodine Global Network (IGN), and Living Goods are recognized as standout charities.<ref>{{cite web|title=Our updated top charities for giving season 2015|url=https://blog.givewell.org/2015/11/18/our-updated-top-charities-for-giving-season-2015/|website=blog.givewell.org|accessdate=3 December 2017}}</ref><ref>{{cite book|last1=Simler|first1=Kevin|last2=Hanson|first2=Robin|title=The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life|pages=207|url=https://books.google.com.ar/books?id=p_lADwAAQBAJ&pg=PA207&dq=%22givewell%22+%22in+2015%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjUkMHGh4XYAhXFk5AKHSEfCu0Q6AEILTAB#v=onepage&q=%22givewell%22%20%22in%202015%22&f=false|accessdate=}}</ref><ref name="The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life"/>
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| 2016 || March || Incubation grant Grantmaking || Following GiveWell’s general effort to support the creation of future top charities, Good Ventures grants US$812,351 to Evidence Action to support the development of additional programs. These funds are expected to develop and implement a program in {{w|Bangladesh}}.<ref>{{cite web|title=Evidence Action — No Lean Season|url=https://www.givewell.org/charities/evidence-action/march-2016-grant|website=givewell.org|accessdate=12 December 2017}}</ref> In the same month, Good Ventures grants US$300,000 to New Incentives to support its conditional cash transfers program.<ref>{{cite web|title=New Incentives — General Support (2016)|url=https://www.givewell.org/charities/new-incentives/march-2016-grant|website=givewell.org|accessdate=12 December 2017}}</ref>
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| 2016 || April, May || Publication || GiveWell's 2015 Review and Plan is published.<ref name="Our Progress to Date"/>
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| 2016 || May || Incubation grant Grantmaking || As part of GiveWell’s effort, Good Ventures grants US$6,400,000 to {{w|non-profit}} {{w|Results for Development}} to support its Market Dynamics practice area’s pneumonia treatment program in {{w|Tanzania}}. The fund is expected to increase use of {{w|amoxicillin}}, the WHO-recommended first-line treatment for childhood {{w|pneumonia}}.<ref>{{cite web|title=Results for Development — Childhood Pneumonia Treatment Scale-Up|url=https://www.givewell.org/charities/results-for-development/may-2016-grant|website=givewell.org|accessdate=12 December 2017}}</ref> In the same month Good Ventures grants US$350,000 to {{w|Innovations for Poverty Action}} to support a {{w|randomized controlled trial}}.<ref>{{cite web|title=Innovations for Poverty Action — Mindset Engagement in Cash Transfers|url=https://www.givewell.org/international/charities/ipa/may-2016-grant|website=givewell.org|accessdate=12 December 2017}}</ref>
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| 2016 || June–October || Incubation grant Grantmaking || Following GiveWell’s guidelines Good Ventures grants $1,985,000 in unrestricted funding over three years to IDinsight, a development-consulting organization that serves mission-driven organizations to facilitate evidence-based decision-making. The fund is expected to allow IDinsight to scale its model of supporting and evaluating development interventions, ideally (in the long term) providing us with research that GiveWell would be able to use in its work to recommend top charities. In October, Good Ventures grants an additional US$314,752 to IDinsight.<ref>{{cite web|title=IDinsight — General Support (2016)|url=https://www.givewell.org/charities/IDinsight/june-2016-grant|website=givewell.org|accessdate=12 December 2017}}</ref>
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| 2016 || August || Grant Grantmaking || Good Ventures makes a grant of US$25 million to GiveDirectly on GiveWell’s recommendation, with GiveDirectly’s goals for the grant consisting in expanding its ability to raise funds from donors not influenced by GiveWell’s recommendation and collaborating with large aid institutions or governments to address their questions about cash transfers.<ref name="The GiveWell Blog"/>
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| 2016 || August || Site visit || GiveWell staff travels to the {{w|Greater Accra Region}}, {{w|Ghana}}, with the primary purpose of visiting the {{w|Against Malaria Foundation}} and {{w|Sightsavers}}.<ref>{{cite web|title=Site visit: August 2016|url=https://www.givewell.org/research/site-visits/august-2016|website=givewell.org|accessdate=21 December 2017}}</ref><ref name="Charity Site Visits"/>
| 2016 || September 14 || Website || GiveWell launches new website.<ref>{{cite web|title=vipulnaik working-drafts|url=https://github.com/vipulnaik/working-drafts/blob/master/givewell/website-redesign-costs.md|website=github.com|accessdate=22 December 2017}}</ref>
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| 2016 || November || Incubation grant Grantmaking || Good Ventures grants $368587 to New Incentives as part of GiveWell's work to support the creation of new top charities.<ref>{{cite web|title=New Incentives — Exit Grant and Immunizations Pilot|url=https://www.givewell.org/charities/new-incentives/november-2016-grant|website=givewell.org|accessdate=10 December 2017}}</ref> In the same month Good Ventures grants $200,000 to Charity Science: Health to support the first year of its work setting up a charity to send SMS immunization reminders in {{w|India}}.<ref>{{cite web|title=Charity Science: Health — General Support|url=https://www.givewell.org/charities/charity-science/charity-science-health/november-2016-grant|website=givewell.org|accessdate=13 December 2017}}</ref>
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| 2016 || November || Charity ranking || Givewell announces its top charities for giving season 2016:
Other charities worthy of special recognition by GiveWell include Development Media International (DMI), Food Fortification Initiative (FFI), The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition’s Universal Salt Iodization program (GAIN – USI), Iodine Global Network (IGN), Living Goods, and Project Healthy Children.<ref>{{cite web|title=Our updated top charities for giving season 2016|url=https://blog.givewell.org/2016/11/28/updated-top-charities-giving-season-2016/|website=blog.givewell.org|accessdate=3 December 2017}}</ref>
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| 2016 || Year round || Statistics/incubation grant Grantmaking || According to a delayed report posted in September 2017, GiveWell manages to track a total of US$91.6 million during 2016 given to its top charities as a direct result of research.<ref>{{cite web|title=GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2016|url=https://blog.givewell.org/2018/03/30/givewells-money-moved-and-web-traffic-in-2016/|website=blog.givewell.org|accessdate=12 April 2018}}</ref> In the same year, Good Ventures made GiveWell Incubation Grants totaling US$13.3 million.<ref>{{cite web|title=GiveWell Metrics Report – 2016 Annual Review|url=http://files.givewell.org/files/metrics/GiveWell_Metrics_Report_2016.pdf|website=files.givewell.org|accessdate=12 April 2018}}</ref>
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| 2017 || January || Incubation grant Grantmaking || As part of GiveWell's Incubation Grants to support the development of potential future top charities and improve the quality of our recommendations, Good Ventures grants $900,000 to the {{w|Georgetown University}} Initiative on Innovation, Development, and Evaluation for its Road Safety Campaign.<ref>{{cite web|title=Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development, and Evaluation — Zusha! Road Safety Campaign|url=https://www.givewell.org/charities/gui2de/january-2017-grant|website=givewell.org|accessdate=13 December 2017}}</ref>
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| 2017 || January, February || Site visit || GiveWell staff travels to {{w|Rwanda}}, the {{w|Democratic Republic of Congo}}; and {{w|Kenya}} with the purpose of visiting top charity the END Fund and 2017 top charity contender Zusha!, a project of the Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation.<ref>{{cite web|title=Site visit: January and February 2017|url=https://www.givewell.org/research/site-visits/jan-feb-2017|website=givewell.org|accessdate=28 November 2017}}</ref><ref name="Charity Site Visits"/>
| 2017 || March, April || Publication || GiveWell's 2016 Review and Plan is published.<ref name="Our Progress to Date"/>
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| 2017 || April || Incubation Grant Grantmaking || Regents of the {{w|University of California, Berkeley}} receives a GiveWell Incubation Grant of US$1,104,259 to support the Kenya Life Panel Survey Round 4 (KLPS-4), a follow-up study to assess the long-term impact of deworming on consumption.<ref>{{cite web|title=UC Berkeley — KLPS-4 Survey|url=https://www.givewell.org/research/incubation-grants/uc-berkeley/april-2017-grant|website=www.givewell.org|accessdate=29 November 2017}}</ref> In the same month, under the incubation grant program, Good Ventures makes a grant of US$2,642,300 to Evidence Action –which expects to strengthen its financial systems, human resources, and information technology, and another grant of US$820,000 to New Incentives, which plans to use these funds to support its work on conditional cash transfers to incentivize child immunization.<ref>{{cite web|title=Evidence Action — Strengthen Operations|url=https://www.givewell.org/charities/evidence-action/april-2017-grant|website=givewell.org|accessdate=13 December 2017}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|title=New Incentives — General Support|url=https://www.givewell.org/charities/new-incentives/april-2017-grant|website=givewell.org|accessdate=13 December 2017}}</ref>
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| 2017 || April 3 || Discretionary Grant Grantmaking || GiveWell announces plan to allocate US$4.4 million to the {{w|Against Malaria Foundation}} and US$0.5 million of the funding it received for granting to the {{w|Deworm the World Initiative}}. Such allocations have their source in US$4.9 million GiveWell received in funding for making grants at its discretion.<ref>{{cite web|last1=Crispin|first1=Natalie|title=Allocation of discretionary funds and new recommendation for donors|url=https://blog.givewell.org/2017/04/03/allocation-of-discretionary-funds/|website=blog.givewell.org|accessdate=21 December 2017}}</ref>
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| 2017 || May || Incubation Grant Grantmaking || IDinsight receives an Incubation Grant of US$2,321,617 to support its GiveWell-embedded team for the next twelve months. This grant is in addition to June 2016 and October 2016 GiveWell Incubation Grants to IDinsight, a company that supports and conducts rigorous evaluations of development interventions, often involving randomized controlled trials (RCTs), with an explicit focus on partnering with funders and policy makers to use data to inform key strategy decisions. IDinsight's "decision-focused evaluation" is considered aligned with GiveWell's goals.<ref>{{cite web|title=IDinsight — Embedded GiveWell Team (2017)|url=https://www.givewell.org/charities/IDinsight/may-2017-grant|website=givewell.org|accessdate=29 November 2017}}</ref>
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| 2017 || June || Incubation grant Grantmaking || The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at the {{w|University of California, Berkeley}} receives a GiveWell Incubation Grant of US$18,000 to investigate the feasibility of conducting a high-quality follow-up study on Stoltzfus et al. 1997, a deworming evaluation conducted in {{w|Tanzania}} in the mid-1990s.<ref>{{cite web|title=Center for Effective Global Action at UC Berkeley — Deworming Study Planning Gift|url=https://www.givewell.org/research/incubation-grants/cega-uc-berkeley/june-2017-grant|website=givewell.org|accessdate=29 November 2017}}</ref>
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| 2017 || June 1 || Organization || The Open Philanthropy Project becomes an independent organization.<ref name="Who We Are openphilanthropy.org">{{cite web|title=Who We Are|url=https://www.openphilanthropy.org/about/who-we-are|website=openphilanthropy.org|accessdate=18 December 2017}}</ref>
| 2017 || June–July || Site visit || As part of a broader partnership with GiveWell, IDinsight visits to United Purpose (formerly Concern Universal), an implementing partner of {{w|Against Malaria Foundation}}, in {{w|Malawi}}.<ref>{{cite web|title=Trip Report: PDCU Site Visit, Malawi|url=http://files.givewell.org/files/DWDA%202009/AMF/IDinsight_Malawi_PDCU_Trip_Report_07-24-17.pdf|website=files.givewell.org|accessdate=21 December 2017}}</ref> In July, IDinsight would observe a 12-month post-distribution check-up of AMF, in {{w|Ghana}}.<ref>{{cite web|title=Trip Report: PDCU Site Visit, Ghana|url=http://files.givewell.org/files/DWDA%202009/AMF/IDinsight_Trip_Report_PDCU_Site_Visit_Ghana.pdf|website=files.givewell.org|accessdate=21 December 2017}}</ref><ref name="Charity Site Visits"/>
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| 2017 || July || Incubation grant IGrantmaking || Charity Science Health receives a GiveWell Incubation Grant of US$357,543 to support its SMS immunization reminder program in {{w|India}}.<ref>{{cite web|title=Charity Science Health — SMS Reminders for Immunization|url=https://www.givewell.org/charities/charity-science/charity-science-health/july-2017-grant|website=givewell.org|accessdate=29 November 2017}}</ref> In the same month, the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at the University of California, Berkeley receives a GiveWell Incubation Grant of US$492,188, with CEGA planning to use these funds to create a list of previously completed randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that could potentially be candidates for follow-up studies analyzing longer-term effects of programs.<ref>{{cite web|title=Center for Effective Global Action at UC Berkeley — Scoping RCTs for Long-Term Follow-Ups|url=https://www.givewell.org/research/incubation-grants/cega-uc-berkeley/july-2017-grant|website=www.givewell.org|accessdate=29 November 2017}}</ref>
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| 2017 || August || Incubation grant Grantmaking || The Centre for Pesticide Suicide Prevention receives a GiveWell Incubation Grant of $1,336,409 to start work aimed at reducing deaths from deliberate ingestion of pesticides. The funds are planned to start collecting data on pesticide suicides in {{w|Nepal}} and {{w|India}} with the aim of assisting governments in enacting bans on the most lethal pesticides currently used in suicide attempts.<ref>{{cite web|title=Centre for Pesticide Suicide Prevention – General Support|url=https://www.givewell.org/research/incubation-grants/centre-pesticide-suicide-prevention/august-2017-grant|website=givewell.org|accessdate=13 December 2017}}</ref>
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| 2017 || August || Discretionary grant Grantmaking || GiveWell announces plan to grant roughly $2.25 million in discretionary funding to the {{w|Deworm the World Initiative}}.<ref>{{cite web|title=The GiveWell Blog Month, August 2017|url=https://blog.givewell.org/2017/08/|website=blog.givewell.org|accessdate=24 December 2017}}</ref>
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| 2017 || November || Charity ranking || Givewell announces its top charities for giving season 2017:
* Living Goods
* Project Healthy Children<ref name="The GiveWell Blog">{{cite web|title=The GiveWell Blog|url=https://blog.givewell.org/2017/11/27/our-top-charities-for-giving-season-2017/|website=blog.givewell.org|accessdate=30 November 2017}}</ref>
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| 2017 || November || Grantmaking || GiveWell allocates US$0.7 million in discretionary grant to Evidence Action's Deworm the World Initiative. The donations were made between July and September 2017.<ref name="Discretionary Grantmakingv"/>
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| 2017 || Fourth quarter || Funding || GiveWell receives US$5.6 million in funding for making grants at its discretion.<ref>{{cite web |title=Allocation of discretionary funds from Q4 2017 |url=https://blog.givewell.org/2018/04/06/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2017/ |website=blog.givewell.org |accessdate=4 December 2019}}</ref>
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| 2017 || Year round || Grantmaking || GiveWell receives over US$290,000 in {{w|Bitcoin}} donations.<ref name="We’ve added more options">{{cite web |title=We’ve added more options for cryptocurrency donors |url=https://blog.givewell.org/2018/12/07/donate-cryptocurrency/ |website=blog.givewell.org |accessdate=3 December 2019}}</ref>
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| 2018 || March || Grantmaking || Evidence Action Beta receives a GiveWell Incubation Grant of US$320,000 to support the Indian government's work on iron and folic acid supplementation.<ref>{{cite web |title=Evidence Action Beta — Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation |url=https://www.givewell.org/research/incubation-grants/march-2018-evidence-action-beta-iron-folic-acid |website=givewell.org |accessdate=3 December 2019}}</ref>
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| 2018 || March || Grantmaking || GiveWell allocates US$5.6 million in discretionary grant to Schistosomiasis Control Initiative. The donations were made between October and December 2017.<ref name="Discretionary Grantmakingv"/><ref>{{cite web |title=Allocation of discretionary funds from Q4 2017 |url=https://blog.givewell.org/2018/04/06/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2017/ |website=blog.givewell.org |accessdate=4 December 2019}}</ref>
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| 2018 || April || Staff || Whitney Shinkle joins GiveWell as new Director of Operations.<ref name="Review of GiveWell’s work in 2018">{{cite web |title=Review of GiveWell’s work in 2018 |url=https://blog.givewell.org/2019/05/15/review-of-givewells-work-in-2018/ |website=blog.givewell.org |accessdate=3 December 2019}}</ref>
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| 2018 || May || Grantmaking || GiveWell allocates US$3.0 million in discretionary grant, distributing 70% to Against Malaria Foundation and 30% to Schistosomiasis Control Initiative. The donations were received between January and March 2018.<ref name="Discretionary Grantmakingv"/>
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| 2018 || June || Staff || Ben Bateman joins GiveWell as its first-ever Head of Growth.<ref name="Review of GiveWell’s work in 2018"/>
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| 2018 || June || Grantmaking || Fortify Health receives a GiveWell Incubation Grant of US$295,217 to start a new program aimed at mass fortification of wheat flour with iron in {{w|India}}.<ref>{{cite web |title=Fortify Health — General Support |url=https://www.givewell.org/research/incubation-grants/fortify-health/june-2018-grant |website=givewell.org |accessdate=3 December 2019}}</ref>
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| 2018 || August || Grantmaking || GiveWell allocates US$4.1 million in discretionary grant, distributing 70% to Against Malaria Foundation and 30% to Schistosomiasis Control Initiative. The donations were received between April and June 2018.<ref name="Discretionary Grantmakingv"/>
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| 2018 || November || Grantmaking || GiveWell allocates US$1.1 million in discretionary grant to Malaria Consortium's seasonal malaria chemoprevention program. The donations were received between July and September 2018.<ref>{{cite web |title=Our updated top charities for giving season 2018 |url=https://blog.givewell.org/2018/11/26/our-updated-top-charities-for-giving-season-2018/ |website=blog.givewell.org |accessdate=4 December 2019}}</ref><ref name="Discretionary Grantmakingv"/>
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| 2018 || December || || GiveWell updates its donations processing and announces accepting donations in {{w|Bitcoin}}, {{w|Bitcoin Cash}},{{W|Ethereum}}, {{W|Ethereum Classic}}, {{w|Litecoin}}, and 0x.<ref name="We’ve added more options"/>
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| 2018 || Fourth quarter || Funding || Donors give a combined US$7.6 million in funding to GiveWell for making grants at its discretion.<ref name="March 2019"/>
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| 2018 || Year round || || GiveWell tracks US$141 million in money moved to its recommended charities and via its Incubation Grants program. The amount is stated to be influenced by GiveWell recommendations.<ref>{{cite web |title=GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2018 |url=https://blog.givewell.org/2019/09/09/givewells-money-moved-and-web-traffic-in-2018/ |website=blog.givewell.org |accessdate=3 December 2019}}</ref>
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| 2019 || February 13 || Grantmaking || GiveWell announces a grantmaking process to look for organizations operating in {{w|Southeast Asia}} and {{w|Bangladesh}}.<ref>{{cite web |title=The GiveWell Blog |url=https://blog.givewell.org/2019/02/ |website=blog.givewell.org |accessdate=3 December 2019}}</ref>
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| 2019 || March || || GiveWell announces plan to expand the scope of its research and to roughly double the size of its full-time research staff (from approximately 10 to 20) over the next three years.<ref name="March 2019">{{cite web |title=The GiveWell Blog Month: March 2019 |url=https://blog.givewell.org/2019/03/ |website=blog.givewell.org |accessdate=4 December 2019}}</ref>
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| 2019 || March || Grantmaking || GiveWell allocates US$7.6 million in discretionary grant to Malaria Consortium's seasonal malaria chemoprevention program. The donations were received between October and December 2018.<ref name="Discretionary Grantmakingv"/><ref>{{cite web |title=Allocation of discretionary funds from Q4 2018 |url=https://blog.givewell.org/2019/03/29/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2018/ |website=blog.givewell.org |accessdate=4 December 2019}}</ref>
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| 2019 || June || Grantmaking || GiveWell allocates U$4.7 million in discretionary grant to the {{w|Against Malaria Foundation}}. The donations were received between January and March 2019.<ref name="Discretionary Grantmakingv"/><ref>{{cite web |title=Allocation of discretionary funds from Q1 2019 |url=https://blog.givewell.org/2019/06/12/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q1-2019/ |website=blog.givewell.org |accessdate=4 December 2019}}</ref>
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| 2019 || August || Grantmaking || GiveWell allocates US$2.3 million in discretionary grant to the {{w|Against Malaria Foundation}}. The donations were received between April and June 2019.<ref name="Discretionary Grantmakingv">{{cite web |title=Discretionary Grantmaking |url=https://www.givewell.org/about/FAQ/discretionary-grantmaking |website=givewell.org |accessdate=4 December 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Allocation of discretionary funds from Q2 2019 |url=https://blog.givewell.org/2019/08/21/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q2-2019/ |website=blog.givewell.org |accessdate=4 December 2019}}</ref>
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| 2019 || September || Site visit || GiveWell staff visits Burkina Faso to meet with staff of Malaria Consortium’s seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) program, and observe its work.<ref>{{cite web |title=Our recent visit to Burkina Faso |url=https://blog.givewell.org/2019/09/18/our-recent-visit-to-burkina-faso/ |website=blog.givewell.org |accessdate=3 December 2019}}</ref>
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| 2019 || November || || GiveWell offers matching funds to new donors who hear about its work on podcast advertisements. Offering donation matching is expected enable GiveWell to better track the impact of the ads it funds.<ref>{{cite web |title=We’re offering matching funds to new donors via podcasts. Here’s why. |url=https://blog.givewell.org/2019/11/14/were-offering-matching-funds-to-new-donors-via-podcasts/ |website=blog.givewell.org |accessdate=4 December 2019}}</ref>
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| 2019 || November 26 || Charity ranking || GiveWell publishes its 2019 top charities:
* Malaria Consortium’s seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) program
* Against Malaria Foundation (AMF)
* Helen Keller International (HKI)’s vitamin A supplementation program
* Charities that treat parasitic worm infections, in particular deworming programs (Evidence Action’s Deworm the World Initiative, Sightsavers’ deworming program, END Fund’s deworming program)
* GiveDirectly<ref name="Announcing our 2019 top">{{cite web |title=Announcing our 2019 top charities |url=https://blog.givewell.org/2019/11/26/announcing-our-2019-top-charities/ |website=blog.givewell.org |accessdate=3 December 2019}}</ref>
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