Recent press about our work.

  1. In the Media

    Washington Post: How Eggs Became a Victory for the Animal Welfare Movement

    "Much of the impetus of late has been spurred by the Humane League, which has focused almost exclusively on pushing companies to adopt cage-free eggs ... 'They’ve been strategic in going one company at a time and making clear that they will campaign until that company treats animals more humanely,' said Lewis Bollard, farm animal welfare program manager at the Open Philanthropy Project, which gives money to causes it deems effective and underfunded. This spring it awarded the Humane League a $1 million grant."

  2. In the Media

    Inside Philanthropy: More Concern From Silicon Valley Donors About the Risks of AI

    "The latest funder to make this a chief concern is the Open Philanthropy Project, anchored by the wealth of Dustin Moskovitz and Cari Tuna, which this year bumped up artificial intelligence risk to near the top of its priority list. This has led to its biggest grant to the field yet, $5.5 million toward the launch of the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence, led by UC Berkeley prof and AI pioneer Stuart Russell."

  3. In the Media

    Bloomberg: Facebook Fortune Behind Push for Fed to Sharpen Focus on Jobs

    The money behind the movement is aimed at influencing the Fed, which is tasked with promoting both maximum employment and stable inflation. Open Philanthropy Project hopes Fed Up will push policy makers to make the jobs side of that mandate their priority -- especially when the next downturn strikes, said Alexander Berger, its program officer for U.S. policy ... 'Fed Up is never going to be in a position to dictate the next monetary policy move -- and they shouldn’t be -- but they could provide the visible public support central bankers need to respond more effectively to the next recession,' Berger said.

  4. In the Media

    Forbes: More Philanthropists Should Think Like Venture Capitalists

    "Every donor, like every private investor, has his or her own style. Giving is very personal, and the highly rational approach taken by Moskovitz and Tuna ... is not necessarily the right fit for everyone. However, their strategy reveals several lessons that are especially worth noting."

  5. In the Media

    Chronicle of Philanthropy: Wringing the Most Good Out of a Facebook Fortune

    "Five years after they signed the Giving Pledge, the youngest on the list of billionaires promising to donate half of their wealth, the couple is embarking on what will start at double-digit millions of dollars in giving to an eclectic range of causes ... To figure out where to give, they created the Open Philanthropy Project, which uses academic research, among other things, to identify high-potential, overlooked funding opportunities."