Open Philanthropy gave a gift of $10.5 million to RAND Corporation, to be spent at the discretion of RAND president and CEO Jason Matheny. Matheny has allocated this funding across multiple initiatives, including:
- A technology policy training program.
- Support for the Pardee RAND Graduate School.
- A new research center focused on China studies.
- A research fund that will help to produce information for policymakers about emerging technology and security priorities.
This gift was recommended by Luke Muehlhauser, who leads Open Philanthropy’s grantmaking on AI governance. It follows Open Philanthropy’s April 2023 support, and falls within its work on potential risks from advanced artificial intelligence.