Grants were awarded in support of efforts to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and other urgent issues, including climate change, growing inequality, systemic racism, and the continuing erosion of democratic norms and institutions….Philanthropy News Digest | https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rss/feed/pndnews
The total includes grants of $375,000 to Breaking Ground and the YMCA of Greater New York to address the impact of COVID-19 on the homeless in New York City, $1.25 million in support of food banks in communities where MetLife has a significant presence, and $2 million to the Local Initiatives Support Corporation in support of minority- and women-owned businesses….Philanthropy News Digest | https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rss/feed/pndnews
The grants were awarded through the trust’s Annual Funding Opportunity, which supports investments aimed at addressing racial, health, and economic inequities through local and statewide policy reform and systems change efforts….Philanthropy News Digest | https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rss/feed/pndnews
The gift from the Rosalie and Harold Brown Charitable Foundation will support clinical research programs focused on immunotherapy and precision genomic medicine….Philanthropy News Digest | https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rss/feed/pndnews
Grants made through the CDP COVID-19 Response Fund include five awards totaling $900,000 to U.S. organizations and nine grants totaling $1.1 million to international organizations in support of recovery efforts in communities around the globe….Philanthropy News Digest | https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rss/feed/pndnews
The grant will support the production and dissemination of the Berggruen Governance Index, which evaluates countries based on the quality of their political and administrative governance….Philanthropy News Digest | https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rss/feed/pndnews
The record-breaking bequest from a lifelong supporter who wished to remain anonymous will be used to grow the college’s endowment….Philanthropy News Digest | https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rss/feed/pndnews
The largest gift in FAU history will create the Kurt and Marilyn Wallach Institute for Holocaust and Jewish Studies in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters….Philanthropy News Digest | https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rss/feed/pndnews
You can have a major, positive impact today by choosing to support organizations backed by strong evidence: our top charities.
We recommend the nonprofits that offer the most impact per dollar we’re aware of. In fact, we estimate that you can save a life by donating $3,000-$5,000 to our top recommendation.
If you’re a longtime donor, you’ll recognize most of this year’s top charities. You may even wonder why our list hasn’t changed much. However, a tremendous amount of research—truly thousands of hours—has been done to ensure that these organizations continue to meet our high standards. And although there are many familiar names, one is entirely new: New Incentives.
We’re proud to share our recommendations and grateful to you for considering supporting them. We hope you’ll read on!
In this post, we’ll cover:
How to give in 2020
Our work on COVID-19
Key research updates
Introducing New Incentives
Giving to GiveWell’s operations
How to give efficiently
Ways to learn more
How to give in 2020
Our nine top charities are the best opportunities we’ve found for donors to save or improve lives.
We conduct an intense, monthslong assessment of each top charity before determining it can be added to our list. All top charities meet our high standards for evidence of effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and transparency. We believe they will use donations well.
However, our work to ensure that our top charities meet our standards isn’t the end of our process. We continually assess where funding is most needed within our list of top charities. Donors can support the highest-priority needs by giving to our Maximum Impact Fund.
The Maximum Impact Fund is our top recommendation for donors who want to do as much good as possible with their gift. We regularly make grants from the Maximum Impact Fund to our top charities. We direct these grants where we believe they will achieve the most good at the time they’re given.
Our top charities’ funding needs constantly change. For example, a top charity might identify an opportunity to work in a new country that requires more funding than it has on hand. Another might receive a large grant that fills its immediate funding needs. We continually monitor these changes and re-prioritize our top charities’ needs.
Giving to the Maximum Impact Fund is the best way to take advantage of our latest research and to ensure your
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The commitment includes approximately $8 million for national racial justice organizations and $22 million in general operating support for local organizations in Detroit, New Orleans, Memphis, and Fresno….Philanthropy News Digest | https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rss/feed/pndnews
Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos announced in an Instagram post on Monday grants totaling $791 million to sixteen organizations working to address climate change and its impacts on Indigenous and BIPOC communities….Philanthropy News Digest | https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rss/feed/pndnews
A report from arts consultancy TRG Arts and arts data specialists Purple Seven found that aggregate revenue to performing arts organizations in the U.S. and Canada in the first nine months of 2020 fell 14 percent on a year-over-year basis, with the average gift size down 24 percent….Philanthropy News Digest | https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rss/feed/pndnews
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Ahead of Print. State restrictions on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have become increasingly pervasive across the globe. Although this crackdown has been shown to have a negative impact on public funding flows, we know little about how it affects private philanthropy. How does information about crackdown abroad, as well as organizational attributes of nonprofits, affect individual donors’ willingness to donate internationally? Using a survey experiment, we find that learning about repressive NGO environments increases generosity in that already-likely donors are willing to donate substantially more to legally besieged nonprofits. This generosity persists when mediated by two organizational-level heuristics: NGO issue areas and main funding sources. We discuss the implications of our results on how nonprofits can use different framing appeals to increase fundraising at a time when traditional public donor funding to such organizations is decreasing.Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly | https://journals.sagepub.com/action/showFeed?ui=0&mi=ehikzz&ai=2b4&jc=nvsb&type=etoc&feed=rss
The commitment includes an additional $50 million to GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance’s Advance Market Commitment for COVID-19 Vaccines and $20 million to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations in support of its efforts to jumpstart the development of an additional slate of promising vaccine candidates….Philanthropy News Digest | https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rss/feed/pndnews
The five-year, $2 million grant from Sempra Energy will support the institute’s Harnessing Plants Initiative, which is working to optimize a plant’s natural ability to capture and sequester carbon in soil….Philanthropy News Digest | https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rss/feed/pndnews