We’re really excited to announce our largest quarterly payout to our top charities ever. In the first quarter of 2016 Giving What We Can members, supporters, and our broader community donated more than half a million pounds (nearly three-quarters of a million dollars) to the Giving What We Can Trust.
In expectation, that works out to 77 malaria deaths prevented, food for thousands fortified, 100 people’s incomes doubled, and a quarter of a million children dewormed.
To be precise, we paid out £505,820.17 (≈US$733,388.66) to our top charities and other highly effective organisations , including:
These figures don’t include donations by members made directly to top charities, or through partners like Transnational Giving Europe. As the chart below shows, most donations were from people coming to the Trust directly from our website, with a significant minority referred from GiveWell, payroll giving sources, or directly from a recipient charity.
It’s also very cool that about 63% of these donations are being made by non-members, which means we’re not just reaching people who have already taken the pledge, but are seeing members of the wider community taking the opportunity to donate more effectively too.
Thanks everyone who’s contributed to the efforts of some of the most effective charities in the world — here’s to Q2 being even bigger!
Our Trust is a convenient way to support several highly-effective charities at once, and you don’t have to be a Giving What We Can member to use it. Because the Trust is a registered charity in the UK, donors can claim Gift Aid on donations to it — including those designated to overseas-based charities like Project Healthy Children, GiveDirectly, or Innovations for Poverty Action.
Here’s the full list of the highly effective charities you can support by donating to the Trust:
You can sign up to donate to the Trust here, and you can make both one-off or recurring donations. For more information, check out the Trust FAQs.
If you don’t live in the United Kingdom you can still use the Trust, but your donation won’t be tax deductible. See our Donations page for direct donation links to our Top Charities.
Together, Giving What We Can members are making a huge difference — if you’d like to join us, why not try giving or take our pledge?