Our impact is based on calculations derived from charity evaluators GiveWell and Animal Charity Evaluators. The ‘lived saved’ figures should be read as estimates because the evaluation process involves both value judgements and empirical uncertainty.
MONEY DONATED TO ALLEVIATE GLOBAL POVERTY
MONEY DONATED TO IMPROVE ANIMAL WELFARE
MONEY DONATED TO PREVENT RISKS FROM EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
European Poker Awards: Charitable Initiative Of The Year
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Double Up Drive
Date: December 2018
Result: We brought together six poker and DFS pros to put on our biggest matching challenge to date: Dan Smith, Aaron Merchak, Matt Ashton, Stephen Chidwick, Tom Crowley, and Martin Crowley. We ended up raising $2,718,579—doubled by the matchers to a grand total of $5,437,158. We advised them on the charity selection and supported them with logistics.
Matching Challenge: Shaping the Long-term Future
Date: December 2018
Result: We supported a matching challenge put together by online pros RomeOpro and Feruell, who wanted to encourage others to contribute to safeguarding the future of our civilization. They matched donations 2:1 up to a total amount of $50,000, adding up to a total donation of ~$150,000. We advised them on the charity selection and supported them with logistics.
Spring Matching Challenge
Date: April 2018
Result: In Spring 2018, we supported a matching challenge put together by 5 online pros—Chappolini, donthnrmepls, FMyLife, ValueH, and xx23xx. They put up $300,000 for matching and encouraged fellow players to chip in. Ultimately, about $335,000 were donated and the matchers decided to exceed their initial amount and also match the additional $35,000, resulting in a total of $770,000 for seven high-impact charities.
Solve for Why: Heads-up Tournament
Date: March 2018
Result: The Solve for Why Academy, headed by Matt Berkey, hosted a heads-up tournament with $500 of each buy-in going to our recommended charities. In the end, 16 players signed up and donated. By encouraging viewers to contribute as well, the tournament raised a total of ~$19,000.
Crowley Brothers & Dan Smith Matching Challenge
Date: December 2017
Result: At the end of 2017, we teamed up with Martin and Tom Crowley, Dan Smith, and Fedor Holz, who between them put up $2,250,000 for matching. We helped them select charities, promote the event, and we designed the website of the campaign. In the end, we were able to reach the matching goal, resulting in a total of $4,500,000 for eleven highly effective organizations.
PokerStars WCOOP Rake
Date: September 2017
Result: PokerStars partnered with REG for WCOOP 2017 and donated the rake from Event 15-H - $25,000 NLHE and matched up to $50,000, yielding a total of $120,775. This amount was split 50/50 between the Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI) and the Future of Humanity Institute (FHI).
WSOP Bracelet Auction
Date: July 2017
Result: Liv Boeree and Igor Kurganov (REG co-founders) put up an extra WSOP 2017 $10,000 Tag Team Bracelet for auction on eBay with all proceeds going to benefit REG recommended charities. The 10-day auction ended with a winning bid of $10,200 USD.
PokerStars SCOOP Rake
Date: May 2017
Result: PokerStars partnered with REG for SCOOP 2017 and donated the rake from Event 15-H - $25,000 NLHE and matched up to $50,000. In total, PokerStars donated $109,375.
888Poker XL Series
Date: May 2017
Result: 888poker donated all of its fees ($50,400) from the Chip-In events of the XL Inferno Championships to alleviate global poverty.
Dan Smith’s 2016 Donation Drive
Date: December 2016
Result: Dan Smith organised a donation drive and was joined by Martin Crowley, Tom Crowley and an anonymous donor to raise $1.7 million for effective charities.
Double your Impact: Dimi and Dan Shak’s Matching Challenge
Date: November 2016
Result: Dimi and Dan Shak ran a matching challenge which raised $70,000 in unrestricted donations.
Roman’s Charity Marathon for a Better World
Date: October 2016 (ongoing)
Result: Roman Romanovsky is running a charity marathon and aims to make a $600,000 profit from which he’ll donate $400,000.
Matching Challenge with Tom Crowley and Max Steinberg
Date: October 2015
Result: Tom Crowley and Max Steinberg ran a matching challenge which raised a total of $150,000.
REG Summer Charity Festival at King’s Casino
Date: August 2015
Result: King’s Casino collaborated with us for a Summer Charity Festival which raised over $80,000.
Date: July 2015
Results: #RunGoodDoGood was a matching challenge run by Igor Kurganov, Max Altergott and Andrew Barber after the World Series of Poker which raised $100,000.
Phil and Igor’s Matching Challenge
Date: February 2014
Results: Phil Gruissem and Igor Kurganov ran a matching challenge which raised $148,736 in total; $59,858 for the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative and $88,878 for the Effective Altruism Foundation.