We give cash directly to people living in poverty.
GiveDirectly is the first — and largest — nonprofit that lets donors like you 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 — cash enables that choice.
Donors have delivered over 300 million dollars to people in need.
Since 2009, we’ve delivered over $300 million in cash directly into the hands of over 500,000 families living in poverty.
And no, people don’t just blow it on booze.
It’s ok. Many people think that at first.
In fact, research finds people use cash in impactful and creative ways.
We read the research. We read more research. Then we did our own research. And it turns out, people use cash on medicine; cows and goats and chickens; school fees; water; solar lights; tin roofs; irrigation; motorcycles to jumpstart taxi services; businesses to generate income; and more.
If you think about it, doesn’t giving directly make sense?
Cash allows individuals to invest in what they need, instead of relying on aid organizations and donors thousands of miles away to choose for them. Isn’t this what you would prefer?
Work with us
We offer the opportunity to work with A-level talent on the most pressing social issues of our time. Our culture is candid, analytical, non-hierarchical, and fast-paced, and we’re looking for people that match that description.
We’re looking for exceptional talent to grow our collaborative, diverse team. Joining GiveDirectly provides the opportunity to work alongside individuals who come from 21 different countries and speak 69 different languages. We’re actively working toward an equitable and inclusive environment for all team members, and seek candidates who will bring diverse perspectives and experiences to our organization. We recruit from organizations across all industries: our team has hailed from sectors including start-ups, government, consultancies, investment banks, and non-profits.
Across our global offices, our culture is candid, analytical, non-hierarchical, and fast-paced. We value ability, adaptability, and willingness to learn. We offer competitive salary and benefits, as well as performance-based bonuses.
Generally, we prefer to meet great people and then figure out the best way to work together. If you think this might be a fit, please submit an application to our general interest opening. Specifically, we’re looking for people in the following areas.