The Global Health and Development Fund

Fund Objective

To tackle the vast global inequalities in health, wealth and opportunity

Nearly half the world lives on less than $2.50 a day, yet giving by the world’s richest often overlooks the world’s poorest and most vulnerable. Despite the average American household being richer than 90% of the rest of the world, only 6% of US charitable giving goes to charities which work internationally.

This Fund is focused on helping those who need it most, wherever that help can make the biggest difference. By building a mixed portfolio of direct and indirect interventions, such as policy work, we aim to:

  • Improve the lives of the world's most vulnerable people.

  • Reduce the number of easily preventable deaths worldwide.

  • Work towards sustainable, systemic change.

The Fund is a philanthropic co-funding vehicle that does not provide investment returns.

To contribute to the Global Health and Development Fund, email us at or - if you are not a Founders Pledge member - donate via

Plan for the Year

We will focus on three core values: (1) maximise impact, (2) learn and (3) collaborate.

We will maximise impact, by striking a balance between scale and certainty of outcomes in the initiatives we support.


We will focus on learning and sharing that learning with our partners and our community of Fund contributors.

We will focus on collaborating with other organisations to ensure our Fund fills a unique gap in the ecosystem.

Fund recipients

Our Global Health and Development Fund aims to give to charities on a quarterly basis.

Date Recipient Amount Description
August 2022 Family Empowerment Media $70,000 Supporting radio shows to inform people in Nigeria about modern forms of contraception and address common misconceptions
July 2022 r.i.c.e. institute $125,000 Supporting the Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) program in hospitals in Uttar Pradesh, India
July 2022 Effective Altruism Australia $50,000 Supporting marketing and outreach expenses, including hiring for marketing/outreach roles and running paid marketing campaigns
July 2022 Suvita $50,000 Supporting their efforts to increase childhood vaccination in India
March 2022 Malaria Consortium $100,000 Supporting FP's top-rated program, Malaria Consortium's Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) program
March 2022 Against Malaria Foundation $100,000 Supporting the Against Malaria Foundation in its work to fund the distribution of insecticide-treated nets
March 2022 Sightsavers $50,000 Supporting deworming programs in Nigeria, Cameroon, Guinea, and Guinea-Bissau
March 2022 University of Washington $112,000 Funding follow-up research on a large-scale deworming RCT in order to develop a research protocol on long-term cognitive and biological impacts
December 2021 Malaria Consortium $100,027.35 Filling a time-sensitive gap in Malaria Consortium's net program in Anambra State, Nigeria on the recommendation of GiveWell
October 2021 PrEP4All $100,000 Supporting PrEP4All's work to advocate for an mRNA Covid vaccine production campaign spearheaded by the US government
September 2021 Malaria Consortium $12,498.71 Supporting Malaria Consortium's Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) program
March 2021 Against Malaria Foundation $11,733.45 Funding the distribution of insecticide-treated nets
November 2020 Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) Africa $25,000 Funding programs to rectify structural inefficiencies that prevent children from mastering foundational skills

Meet our Fund Managers

Learn More

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