The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a renewal grant of $560,000 over two years to the Center for Applied Rationality (CFAR) to support the Summer Program on Applied Rationality and Cognition (SPARC). SPARC is a two-week summer program for top high school students to further develop skills related to applied reasoning, with a broad-ranging curriculum. Open Philanthropy expects that this program will expand the horizons of some students with extremely high potential and, hopefully, increase their positive impact on the world. Open Philanthropy is especially interested in the possibility that participation in SPARC leads to greater awareness of effective altruism and issues important to the effective altruism community.
To learn more about the SPARC program and Open Philanthropy's reasons for supporting it, see its page for its 2016 grant to CFAR.
This grant falls within Open Philanthropy's work aimed at growing and empowering the effective altruism community.