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Respond to COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis is affecting all of us in a way no other crisis has. If you’re coping and able to help someone worse off, now is the time to act. Giving directly is a fast, efficient, proven, and empowering way to do so.

1,537 Families Helped
$1,708,554 Dollars Donated

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To low-income families in the hardest hit U.S. ZIP codes. Learn more

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International response

To hard-hit families in
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We’ve delivered $150M+
in the last decade

GiveDirectly is the leading global NGO specialized in delivering digital cash transfers. We’ve worked in challenging contexts across 8 countries, from Houston after Harvey to the most remote parts of Uganda, and launched 13 experimental evaluations (RCTs) with independent researchers documenting the impacts on recipients and on the local economy.

We have a proven track record
of performance in the field

88% efficiency

Since inception, we’ve delivered $0.88 per donated dollar directly to recipients in our standard campaigns.

90% on-time

We delivered 90% of initial transfers on time in 2019.

99%+ follow-up

We gathered feedback directly from almost every recipient in 2019.