Nonprofit Chronicles

Journalism about foundations, nonprofits and their impact

GiveWell began with a simple question: where should I donate? Elie Hassenfeld and Holden Karnofsky (bios) were  20-something friends who worked at a Westport, CT, hedge fund called Bridgewater Associates. They made good money. They wanted to give some away. That was easy. They wanted their donations to help people–by reducing suffering or increasing opportunity–“as much as …

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