Our Grants and Investments
Our World in Data
We recommended a grant over three years to support OWID’s work producing high quality data and analysis of global trends like the rise in living standards and effects of COVID-19. This grant will specifically support work tracking trends that are relevant to humanity’s long term prospects.
Global Priorities Institute
We recommended a grant to allow GPI to hire pre-docs and post-docs from economics, philosophy, and psychology and publish analysis on how to do the most good.
Long Term Future Fund
We recommended funding to support their longtermist grantmaking.
We recommended a grant to support Longview Philanthropy creating a longtermist coworking office in London.
We recommended a grant to support 18 months of operations for a longtermist coworking space in Berkeley
Legal Priorities Project
We recommended a grant to support the Legal Priorities Project’s ongoing research and outreach activities. This will allow LPP to pay two new hires and to put on a summer institute for non-US law students in Oxford.
Oded Galor, Brown University
We recommended a grant to support two years of academic research on long-term economic growth.
The Atlas Fellowship
We recommended a grant to support scholarships for talented and promising high school students to use towards educational opportunities and enrolling in a summer program.
We recommended an investment to support the development of universal CRISPR-based diagnostics, including paper-based diagnostics that can be used in developing-country settings without electricity.
Legal Priorities Project
This grant will support one year of operating expenses and salaries at the Legal Priorities Project, a longtermist legal research and field-building organization.
We recommended an investment to support Helix Nano running preclinical and Phase 1 trials of a pan-variant Covid-19 vaccine.
Centre for Effective Altruism
We recommended a grant for general support for their activities, including running conferences, supporting student groups, and maintaining online resources.
We recommended a grant to support Lightcone’s ongoing projects including running the LessWrong forum, hosting conferences and events, and maintaining an office space for Effective Altruist organizations.
We recommended a grant to support Longview’s independent grantmaking on global priorities research, nuclear weapons policy, and other longtermist issues.
The Center for Election Science
We recommended a grant to support the development of statewide ballot initiatives to institute approval voting. Approval voting is a simple voting method reform that lets voters select all the candidates they wish.
Effective Ideas Blog Prize
Longview Philanthropy and the Future Fund recommended a grant to support prizes for outstanding writing which encourages a broader public conversation around effective altruism and longtermism.
Pathos Labs, PopShift
We recommended a grant to support Pathos Labs to produce a PopShift convening connecting experts on the future of technology and existential risks with television writers to inspire new ideas for their shows.
1. All grantees and investees were given an opportunity to review their listing and offer corrections before this list was published. Please email email@example.com to request edits. We sometimes do not publish grants because the grantee asks us not to or because we believe it would undermine our or the grantee’s work. We also do not necessarily publish all grants that are small, initial, or exploratory.
2. The Future Fund is a project of the FTX Foundation, a philanthropic collective. Grants and donations are made through various entities in our family of organizations, including FTX Philanthropy Inc., a nonprofit entity. Investment profits are reserved for philanthropic purposes.