Recent press about our work.

  1. In the Media

    Dustin Moskovitz, the Philanthropist Conquering Silicon Valley

    "Inspired by The Life You Can Save, the Australian philosopher Peter Singer’s book about ethical giving, the couple established Good Ventures in 2011 to oversee their donations and investments. ... Open Philanthropy, which helps advise the group, maintains a public spreadsheet ranking US policy issues where it believes capital can have the greatest impact. Criminal justice reform and macroeconomic stabilisation policy currently top the list."

  2. In the Media

    Vox: A Criminal Justice Expert’s Guide to Donating Effectively Right Now

    "Open Philanthropy is an effort, backed by ... Cari Tuna and her husband, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, to identify the most efficient, highest bang-for-the-buck philanthropic investments possible regardless of cause area. Open Phil believes that criminal justice reform is an important area to invest in, up there with fighting global poverty or preventing mass pandemics, and that reducing mass incarceration in particular should be a high priority."

  3. In the Media

    Inside Philanthropy: One of Philanthropy’s Biosecurity Leaders Steps Up Emergency Pandemic Giving

    "The Open Philanthropy Project ... has been one of the few grantmaking organizations in recent years with an active program in biosecurity and pandemic preparedness. That giving emerged from OPP’s longstanding concern with what it terms 'global catastrophic risks' that have the capacity to destabilize society to a degree sufficient to cause long-term harm to humanity, or even 'lead to human extinction.' While such doomsday fears once made OPP something of an odd outlier in philanthropy, they no longer seem far-fetched to anyone after the last few months of catastrophe."

  4. In the Media

    Barron’s Penta: How Philanthropists are Tackling COVID-19

    "Open Phil, founded by Dustin Moskovitz, a co-founder of Facebook and work-management firm Asana, and his wife, Cari Tuna, is one of a handful of philanthropic organizations—with some notable exceptions, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—that, to date, has focused on funding scientific research and therapeutic solutions aimed at potential pandemics."

  5. In the Media

    Barron’s Penta: Open Philanthropy Project’s Cari Tuna on Funding Global Health

    "One of the lessons we learned from studying the history of philanthropy is that basic research can open up whole new areas of science, but it takes a long time to pay off. Philanthropists are well positioned, compared with other actors in society, to invest in work where the benefits are uncertain and far in the future."

  6. In the Media

    Chronicle of Philanthropy: How the Giving Pledge Pushes Smarter Philanthropy

    "Several years ago, Cari Tuna, who signed the pledge with her husband, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, said at a Giving Pledge gathering that instead of following their passions, she and her husband sought to maximize the amount of good they can do with their philanthropy. She encouraged other donors to do the same. Their Open Philanthropy Project does extensive research before selecting its focus areas, which include unorthodox causes such as farm-animal welfare and existential risks to humanity, as well as more traditional ones like criminal justice and global poverty."