80,000 Hours — General Support (2020)

Organization:
80,000 Hours
Award Date:
02/2020
Amount:
$2,893,125
Purpose:
For general support.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $2,893,125 to 80,000 Hours for general support. 80,000 Hours aims to solve skill bottlenecks for career paths in what it considers to be the world’s most pressing problems. It does this by providing online research, in-person advice, and support, with the goal of helping talented graduates aged 20-40 enter high-impact careers.

This grant follows Open Philanthropy's February 2019 support and falls under its work aimed at growing and empowering the EA community. While Open Philanthropy sees the basic pros and cons of this support similarly to what they’ve presented in past writeups on the matter, their ultimate grant figure was set by the aggregated judgments of the committee for effective altruism support, described in more detail here.

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