Our Grants and Investments

You can use this database to see information about a wide selection of our initial grants and investments.1 

We have committed over $160 million to date.2 The grants and investments in this database were sourced through our open call for applications or were recommended by Future Fund staff.

 

Last updated: September 1, 2022

Organization Name
Funding Type
Area of Interest
Date of Grant
Amount
Funding Stream
July 2022

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.

$7,500,000
June 2022

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.

$1,215,800
June 2022

Long Term Future Fund

We recommended funding to support their longtermist grantmaking.

$3,900,000
August 2022

Longview Philanthropy

We recommended a grant to support Longview Philanthropy creating a longtermist coworking office in London.

$2,939,775
July 2022

Constellation

We recommended a grant to support 18 months of operations for a longtermist coworking space in Berkeley

$3,900,000
April 2022

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.

$480,000
legalpriorities.org
January 2022

Oded Galor, Brown University

We recommended a grant to support two years of academic research on long-term economic growth.

$500,000
January 2022

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.

$5,000,000
atlasfellowship.org
February 2022

Sherlock Biosciences

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.

$2,000,000
sherlock.bio
March 2022

Rethink Priorities

We recommended a grant to support Rethink’s research and projects aimed at improving humanity’s long-term prospects.
$700,000
June 2022

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.

$700,000
legalpriorities.org
January 2022

HelixNano

We recommended an investment to support Helix Nano running preclinical and Phase 1 trials of a pan-variant Covid-19 vaccine.

$10,000,000
March 2022

Centre for Effective Altruism

We recommended a grant for general support for their activities, including running conferences, supporting student groups, and maintaining online resources.

$13,940,000
centreforeffectivealtruism.org
February 2022

Lightcone Infrastructure

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.

$2,000,000
lightconeinfrastructure.com
February 2022

Longview

We recommended a grant to support Longview’s independent grantmaking on global priorities research, nuclear weapons policy, and other longtermist issues.

$15,000,000
longview.org
March 2022

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.

$300,000
electionscience.org
January 2022

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.

$900,000
effectiveideas.org

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.

$50,000

1. All grantees and investees were given an opportunity to review their listing and offer corrections before this list was published. Please email media@ftx.org 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.