We want to maximize the impact of our portfolio.

We're open to supporting safe bets, like direct cash transfers to the world's poorest people, as well as high-risk, high-reward projects, like minimizing risks from potentially world-changing science and technology. Read more about how we choose what to fund here.

  1. Open Phil AI Fellowship — 2020 Class

    Award Date:
    05/2020
    Amount:
    $2,300,000
    Potential Risks from Advanced AI
  2. 1Day Sooner — General Support

    Award Date:
    05/2020
    Amount:
    $500,000
    Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness
  3. LessWrong — General Support

    Award Date:
    04/2020
    Amount:
    $300,000
    Effective Altruism
  4. Law for Black Lives — Criminal Justice Reform (2020)

    Award Date:
    04/2020
    Amount:
    $100,000
    Criminal Justice Reform
  5. Harvard University — COVID-19 Serological Tests (Michael Mina)

    Award Date:
    04/2020
    Amount:
    $1,784,981
    Scientific Research
  6. Center for Global Development — COVID-19 Net Health Impact

    Award Date:
    04/2020
    Amount:
    $400,000
    Global Health & Development
  7. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai — COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing

    Award Date:
    04/2020
    Amount:
    $627,700
    Scientific Research
  8. University of Michigan — COVID-19 Protein Production

    Award Date:
    04/2020
    Amount:
    $348,000
    Scientific Research
  9. Truth, Reconciliation, and Reparations — General Support

    Award Date:
    04/2020
    Amount:
    $25,000
    Criminal Justice Reform
  10. Engineers Without Borders USA — COVID-19 Hospital Equipment

    Award Date:
    04/2020
    Amount:
    $250,000
    Scientific Research