Open Philanthropy recommended two grants totaling $100,000 over two years to WaitList Zero for general support.
This follows Open Philanthropy’s January 2018 support, which it characterized as an “exit grant” that would provide approximately 18 additional months of operating support to allow them to secure other funding. Since Open Philanthropy’s last grant, it believes WaitList Zero had a surprising advocacy breakthrough, and is accordingly funding them to continue their work with a second staff member. WaitList Zero plans to use these funds to advocate for Congressional appropriations to expand the National Living Donor Assistance Center. Their goal is for an expansion to pay for lost wages for living donors, increasing the number of living donations, and reducing the number of people waiting for donated organs.