Last night we reached our target!!! We’ve been overwhelmed by the response of so many generous people out there. Thank you for joining us in supporting organizations dedicated to fighting some of the worst problems in the world!

We’re Chappolini, donthnrmepls, FMyLife, ValueH, and xx23xx. We play online poker. Now we want to give back. That’s why beginning today, April 4, until midnight Pacific Time April 20, we will match donations of up to a total of $300,000 to seven highly impactful charities. This means that for every dollar you donate, we donate a dollar to the same charity as well. Join us in tackling some of the world’s most pressing problems!


100% USD 336,299 of USD 300,000

CHARITIES

Against Malaria Foundation

Malaria killed more than 400,000 people in 2015. Using an insecticide-treated bednet at night, when mosquitoes are most active, is one of the most effective ways a family can protect themselves from malaria. The Against Malaria Foundation (AMF) facilitates the distribution of these bednets in regions where malaria is prevalent. The large-scale distributions are monitored closely to guarantee that the nets reach their destination and are used correctly. Relying on strong evidence that insecticide-treated bed nets reduce child mortality and malaria cases is one of the key reasons AMF is GiveWell’s top pick for saving lives.

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Schistosomiasis Control Initiative

Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease carried by freshwater snails infected with one of the five varieties of the parasitic flatworm Schistosoma. It infects an estimated 258 million people and is considered a Neglected Tropical Disease. The Schistosomiasis Control Initiative works with governments in sub-Saharan Africa to create or scale up programs that treat schistosomiasis. This is commonly referred to as "deworming". GiveWell recommends them as a top giving opportunity.

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GiveDirectly

Give Directly provides low-income households in developing countries with unconditional cash transfers. They use mobile payment providers to make sure the funds reach the intended target. Recipients usually spend the money on assets and consumption and do not increase their spending on non-essential or harmful goods such as alcohol. Give Directly is currently piloting an unconditional basic income (UBI) programme. GiveWell recommends them as a top charity.

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Good Food Institute

The Good Food Institute is working to transform the animal agriculture industry by promoting the development of competitive alternatives to animal-based meat, dairy, and eggs. They connect scientists, investors, and entrepreneurs to advance this growing market sector and provide advice for plant-based and cellular companies. Animal Charity Evaluators recommends them as a top giving opportunity. Matching for GFI is currently capped at $150,000.

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Machine Intelligence Research Institute

The Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI) conducts research to ensure smarter-than-human artificial intelligence will have a positive impact. As more and more human cognitive feats come to be reproduced by artificially intelligent systems, we can expect to encounter a number of unprecedented risks and benefits. These under-explored questions will only become more pressing as progress in computer science allows AI systems to act with increasing autonomy and efficiency. MIRI was recently awarded a 3-year grant by the Open Philanthropy Project.

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Clean Air Task Force

The Clean Air Task Force works to help safeguard against the worst impacts of climate change by catalyzing the rapid global development and deployment of low carbon energy and other climate-protecting technologies through research and analysis, public advocacy leadership, and partnership with the private sector.

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Raising for Effective Giving

The impact of different charities varies widely. REG empowers people to make better giving choices by promoting the idea of effective giving, providing donation advice to individuals and organizations, and supporting fundraising campaigns and events. They helped us select the charities for this matching challenge. Over the past few years they have proven that they are a highly successful organization. Donations to REG will only be matched up to a total of $25,000.

CONTRIBUTORS

NameAmountComment
Anonymous USD 5000
Anonymous USD 5000
Jaime Surenkamp USD 520
Miriam Martinez Biarge USD 206
Zachary VanNatta USD 50
Devin Humbert USD 100
Alexander Kunkel USD 30
Jarno Luoma-Nirva USD 10
Naoise Dolan USD 75
Alison Finch GBP 200
Tobias Dahms EUR 30
William Kenyon GBP 10000
Nick Bodnaruk USD 5000
Brian & Mary Jo Highland USD 1000
Jennifer Dayrell USD 100
Michal Usowicz USD 10
Max Newton USD 100
Brian White USD 4000
Michael Garson USD 100
Nicolas Ziegler USD 250
Nilu Jayaratne USD 5
James Lippard USD 1000
Antonio Termeer USD 20
Matt Anderson USD 250
Kay Stricklan USD 50
Anonymous USD 50
Amanda Warner USD 3000
Nicole Love USD 50
Zachary Jordan USD 15
Peter Knapp USD 200
Zachary Newman USD 50
Patrick McDonnell USD 365
Levi Rogers USD 20
Susan Rafian USD 500
Eshaan Patel USD 33
Ryan Harrison USD 100
Philippe Chabot USD 50
Magda Altman USD 20
Anonymous USD 500
Anonymous USD 3000
Bobbi Bowman USD 150
Eric Hansford USD 5000
Duncan Cottrell USD 100
Janis Rodden USD 250
Louisa Berky USD 100
Derek Lessing USD 1000
John Sheridan USD 5000
Femi Nylander GBP 6000
Femi Nylander GBP 3000
Amy Dunn USD 150
Alison Haddock USD 50
Nora Danielson Lanier USD 500
Mary Cooper USD 50
Anna Louie Sussman USD 250
Diane H Walsh USD 50
Frederick Freyer USD 50
Ben Lewis USD 50
Rachael Smith USD 50
Barbara Bowman USD 50
Simon Robbins GBP 100
Daniel Kalla USD 60
Madigan Kim USD 50
Richard Ngo USD 150
Anonymous EUR 200
Simon Robbins GBP 100
Max Ghenis USD 20
Helen Smith USD 100
Anonymous GBP 1000
Jonathon Brauer USD 100
Uri Katz USD 1500
Ronald and Gayle Faye USD 100
Luca Dinelli USD 50
Luke Stebbing USD 7500
Jim McAteer GBP 15
Cheryl Hunston GBP 150
Elizabeth Stanton USD 50
Anastasia Orth USD 104 THANK YOU REG, EAF, Chappolini, donthnrmepls, FMyLife, ValueH, and xx23xx for giving me the opportunity to double my impact. TRULY AMAZING!!
Miro Ahti USD 100
Malcolm Kennedy GBP 20
Scott Nelsen USD 200
Andrew Mitchell GBP 200
Andrew Mitchell GBP 50
Daniel McLaughlin USD 1000
Brandon Milton USD 150
Anonymous USD 1000
Anonymous USD 75
Anonymous USD 15000
Jack Despain USD 50
Alex Davis USD 10
Anonymous USD 150
Hannah Woodcock GBP 372
Andrew Mitchell GBP 50
Anonymous USD 1000
Joe Kelly GBP 1000
Richard Mead GBP 250
Stian Reimers GBP 250
Dena Scher USD 1000
Anonymous USD 500
Pam Peters USD 250
Rebecca Ledingham USD 50
Vebjorn Tveiteras USD 100
Kathryn Asher USD 198
Salome Bechtler CHF 5000
Kathryn Asher USD 750
Harshdeep Singh USD 50
Anonymous USD 30000
Lisa Wade USD 260
Christopher Mohar USD 500
Max Ghenis USD 6000
Fred Peterson USD 500
Anonymous USD 100
Patrick Coleman USD 100
Nick Wilmes USD 500
Anonymous USD 900
Tiffanie ONeill USD 50
davidak USD 50
Max Khesin USD 1000
Matthew Rehmann USD 100
Anonymous USD 100
David McFadzean USD 20
Evan Rapoport USD 520
Anonymous USD 100
Daniel Smith USD 2500
Thomas Price USD 20
Seth Wickstrom USD 972
Jeannine Sherman USD 10
Tristan Eagling USD 20
Enid Lythgoe USD 50
Barbara Kropik USD 50
David Boffa USD 500
Anonymous USD 3000
Larry Bassett USD 1000
Síofra Robinson USD 250
Daniel Erway USD 50
Anonymous USD 30
Luke Ravenscroft USD 50
Ramiro de Ávila Peres USD 250
Boris Krstic USD 25
Anonymous USD 500
Anonymous USD 500
Marc Cortese USD 180
Patricia Haddock USD 208
Liana Ching USD 1000
Anonymous USD 2000
Anna Louie Sussman USD 30
Thomas Strohmann USD 100
Naoise Dolan USD 50
Aimee Presswood USD 90
Aaron Blauer USD 50
Maxime Viens USD 20
Mattias Lundbäck USD 50
Eric Woods USD 50
Andres Rodriguez USD 500
Stephen Stackwick USD 50
Sarah Stanley USD 200
Steven Schrembeck USD 1000
Anonymous USD 5200
Denis Drescher CHF 5000
Stephanie Miller USD 50 Thank you
Michael Broadhead USD 1000
Brian Ottens USD 500 In both individual magnitude and scale, animal suffering is worthy of whatever we can do to alleviate it. I’m proud to partner with you to help.
Vinoth Jude Thirukkumaran USD 500
Abhi Kumar EUR 50
Trish Kelly USD 50
Evan Rapoport USD 1000
Anonymous USD 75
Anonymous USD 10000
Miranda Lewellen USD 75
Kaspar Etter CHF 5000 Great initiative!
Anonymous USD 75 Thank you so much for including GFI among your most impactful charities for this matching challenge!
Richard Schwall USD 8000
Ariel Nessel USD 50000 Wow, much gratitude for matching this donation. I hadn't considered making donations till year end after I saw how well I did this year.
Victoria Ramm USD 50
Clare Bland USD 100 Such an amazing opportunity to double my impact! Our planet's food system is at breaking point, and plant-based and clean meat is the answer! Better for the environment, human health, AND animals. WIN-WIN-WIN. Thank you REG, EAF and your anonymous donors!
Brett Thompson USD 250 Let's go GFI!
Rachael Adams USD 50 For creative solutions - GFI
Terri Humphrey USD 75
Anonymous USD 50 I am excited by the promise of clean meat and what it means for animal suffering, and think GFI is the best way for me to help bring about the clean meat revolution.
Adam Tarshis USD 5000
Robert Helderman EUR 1000
Michael Alexander Fotinatos USD 150
Brittany Chambers USD 50 Huge thanks to the five anonymous donors for making my gift go twice as far for the future of food. Thank you for including GFI in this challenge: a tremendously important organization addressing dire global problems with real solutions.
Jaime Surenkamp USD 500 Love the work GFI is doing. Keep it up. Clean meat and plant based meat are the future and the future is ready now!
Rachel Atcheson USD 500 Very excited for my money to be going twice as far - thanks for the opportunity!
David van Eijnatten EUR 50
Steven Schrembeck USD 1000 Eat ya vegetables
Luis Garcia USD 50
Anonymous USD 50000
KYK EUR 100 Great stuff, keep going!
KYK EUR 400
Anton Miebach EUR 75 Clean meat is probably the best solution to substantially reduce the negative effects of livestock industries on environment and animal suffering.
Anonymous CHF 50
Anonymous USD 4000 The people at The Good Food Institute are doing remarkable work to address the serious and complex issues that exist in our food system. We are thrilled to support this organization.
Bruce Friedrich USD 250
Anonymous USD 10000
Andrew Kirschner USD 100
Maik Heimann EUR 100
Rita formisano EUR 50
Henrik Johansson EUR 5000
Manig Loeser USD 1000
Josh Kwan USD 225
Anonymous EUR 100
Pierre-André DEVOILLE EUR 150
Naoki Peter CHF 800

FUND DISTRIBUTION

CharityAmount
Clean_Air_Task_Force$150
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative$5587.88
Against Malaria Foundation$25735.4
Raising for Effective Giving$26135
Machine Intelligence Research Institute$47156
GiveDirectly$78378
The Good Food Institute$153156.5