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International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Givedirectly

Sending money directly to the extreme poor

three stars

89.13

P.O. Box 3221 New York, NY 10008
tel: (646) 504-4837   Web Site
EIN: 27-1661997

Board Leadership
Paul Niehaus
Chair

CEO
Michael Faye
President, Co-Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.13 three stars
  Financial 96.69 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

GiveDirectly is the first and the largest nonprofit that lets donors send money directly to the world's poorest. We believe people living in poverty deserve the dignity to choose for themselves how best to improve their lives, and cash enables that choice. GiveDirectly is leading the world's largest and longest term experiment to date studying the effects of a Universal Basic Income. We have also given money to refugees and are continuing to build on the success of their pilot test of providing lump sum cash grants at scale.

GiveDirectly is the first and the largest nonprofit that lets donors send money directly to the world's poorest. We believe people living in poverty deserve the dignity to choose for themselves how best to improve their lives, and cash enables that choice. GiveDirectly is leading the world's largest and longest term experiment to date studying the effects of a Universal Basic Income. We have also given money to refugees and are continuing to build on the success of their pilot test of providing lump sum cash grants at scale.

Financial

four stars

96.69

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
93.5%
  Administrative Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.30
  Program Expenses Growth 5.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Givedirectly on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Givedirectly on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Givedirectly (NY) 89.13 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $40,500,849
   Federated Campaigns $7,359
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,635,183
Total Contributions $42,143,391
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $42,143,391
   Other Revenue $3,052,411
TOTAL REVENUE $45,195,802
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $40,674,346
   Administrative Expenses $1,803,084
   Fundraising Expenses $2,103,659
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $44,581,089
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $614,713
   
Net Assets $65,980,116

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Direct Cash Transfer $40,674,346 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 89.13 three stars
2018-12 06/01/2020 98.23 four stars
2017-12 12/20/2019 100.00 four stars
2017-12 12/01/2019 97.17 four stars
2017-12 11/01/2019 94.34 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 27-1661997
Name in IRS Master File GIVEDIRECTLY INC
NTEE Code P60
NTEE Classification Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 2010
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$112,730 0.25% Michael Faye President
Other Salaries of Note
$273,064 0.61% Piali Mukhopadhyay COO - International
$238,860 0.53% Isobel Coleman COO
$217,883 0.48% Joseph Huston CFO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Givedirectly (NY) 89.13 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Givedirectly
P.O. Box 3221
New York, NY 10008
tel: (646) 504-4837
EIN: 27-1661997

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Board Leadership

Paul Niehaus
Chair

CEO

Michael Faye
President, Co-Founder

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