Proven results at scale. In the past year alone:
sick children under 5 assessed
sick children under 5 treated
new pregnancies registered
active community health workers
total people served
Cumulative annual data as of December 2018
Impact Matters – 5 star rating
Often, nonprofits communicate only through stories, without accompanying evidence. ImpactMatters is filling this information gap with a rating system that takes explicit account of how much good the nonprofit achieves per dollar of cost. To assign impact ratings, we use publicly available information to estimate the actual impact the nonprofit’s program has on people’s life. We then compare those impact estimates to benchmarks to determine if the nonprofit is cost-effective. A nonprofit receives 5 stars if it is considered highly cost effective.
The Audacious Project, 2018
Living Goods and Last Mile Health were recognized with inaugural honorees of the Audacious Project, a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale. Together, Living Goods and Last Mile Health will provide lifesaving healthcare to 34 million people across six countries in East and West Africa by 2021 by deploying 50,000 digitally-empowered community health workers (CHWs).
Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, 2016
The Skoll Awards distinguish transformative leaders whose organizations are disrupting the status quo, driving large-scale “equilibrium” change, and are poised to create even greater impact on the world.
The Life You Can Save Recommended Charity, 2015-2016
The Life You Can Save promotes effective giving and recommends a list of charities that are particularly effective at reducing global poverty and its devastating effects.
GiveWell Standout Charity, 2014-2018
GiveWell applies a rigorous approach to assessing and recommending nonprofits, including exhaustive review of results and research, in-depth field visits, and detailed financial due diligence. GiveWell only endorses groups that have indepedent evidence proving significant impact, provide best-in-class financial efficiency, and can significantly put new funding to work. Fewer than 10 organizations make the cut each year. In 2014, GiveWell selected Living Goods as one of its “standout charities”.