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.

People Funded1
Dollars Donated
Updated 6/22/2021

Africa Response Impact fund

Give cash directly to families in extreme poverty. We’re responding in Kenya, Rwanda, Liberia, Malawi.

$M of $M goal
K people of K goal1
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U.S. Response Project 100+

With over 100K families already funded, join the movement to get cash relief to U.S. households impacted by COVID-19.

$M of $M goal
K families of K goal1
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Funded or recommended by

The Life You Can Save
Global Innovation Fund
Map of GiveDirectly operations

We’ve delivered $300M+
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.


1 Transfer sizes (including ops and processing costs) for our U.S. program average $1,017.29 each and for our Africa COVID Relief efforts range from $100 to $200, depending on the country. Our “people funded” estimate assumes a conservative $222.22 per transfer for our Africa programs.