Zoom Cares facilitated employee donations and company matching gifts to support GiveWell’s Maximum Impact Fund. Read more about GiveWell and Zoom Cares’ support below.
Based in Oakland, CA, GiveWell is a nonprofit that uses research to help donors decide where to donate their money for maximum impact toward worthwhile causes.
While the net result of GiveWell’s research is an evidence-backed investment recommendation, its focus is not solely on the financials and cost assessment. GiveWell prides itself in conducting in-depth research to determine how much good a program accomplishes per dollar spent. GiveWell in turn recommends these high-impact giving opportunities to donors.
Through these efforts, GiveWell has identified and currently recommends nine top nonprofits working to support people’s basic needs by preventing malaria, reducing vitamin A deficiency, supporting immunizations, treating children for parasitic worms, and giving direct cash transfers. GiveWell updates its top charity list annually to reflect its updated understanding of its organizations, and all of GiveWell’s research, top charity lists, and funding recommendations are free and publicly available so that any donor can have access to high-quality information to inform their impact-based giving.
GiveWell & Zoom Cares
With a $1.1 million grant from Zoom Cares, GiveWell has been able to elevate its Maximum Impact Fund. GiveWell recommends its donors seeking to do the most good possible to donate to the Maximum Impact Fund, which consists of the recommended charity (or charities) with the highest priority funding needs at the time based on GiveWell’s research. GiveWell’s Maximum Impact Fund has supported several organizations, including Evidence Action’s Deworm the World Initiative, Against Malaria Foundation, and Helen Keller International. For the full list of grants GiveWell has made or recommended since 2014, please visit here.
How GiveWell Delivers Impact
“We are interested in doing as much good as we can with our charitable donations, and one way of doing that is to donate to causes that do good in places where a dollar goes a lot farther than in the U.S., as well as places where public health is less well-funded than in the U.S.,”Jakob M., Zoom Employee
More than 85,000 donors have trusted GiveWell to direct their donations. Together, donors have given more than $1 billion to the organizations GiveWell recommends. These donations will save more than 75,000 lives and provide cash grants of more than $150 million to the world’s most under-resourced people.
“We are interested in doing as much good as we can with our charitable donations, and one way of doing that is to donate to causes that do good in places where a dollar goes a lot farther than in the U.S.”
— Jakob M., Zoom Employee