The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of £2,410,953 over five years (estimated at $3,112,969, depending upon currency conversion rates at the time of annual installments) to the Global Priorities Institute (GPI) via Americans for Oxford for general support. GPI is an interdisciplinary research center at the University of Oxford that conducts foundational research to inform the decision-making of individuals and institutions seeking to do as much good as possible. GPI intends to use this funding to support global priorities research, specifically: to hire three early-career, non-tenured research fellows with expertise in philosophy or economics, as well as two operations staff; to secure a larger office space to accommodate them; to host visiting researchers; and to hold seminars which address global priorities research topics.
This grant falls within Open Philanthropy's interest in supporting effective altruism.
Update: In August 2019 we supplemented our initial support for this work. The “grant amount” above has been updated to reflect this.