Pandemics have the potential to cause significant, and perhaps unprecedented, harm. We believe natural pandemics represent one of the biggest current risks to global welfare and stability, and the risks from engineered pandemics — whether via accidents or misuse — may grow in the future. We’re interested in supporting the strengthening of disease surveillance, the governance of dual use research, policy development, or other activities that could reduce the threat of a major global disruption. We see relatively little philanthropic support in this area, and believe that philanthropy may have an important role to play, distinct from that of government.
A complete list of our grants in the area of biosecurity and pandemic preparedness can be found here. Grants include:
- National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine — International Meeting on Governance of Dual-Use Research
- Georgetown Center for Global Health Science and Security — General Support
- Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security — Biosecurity, Global Health Security, and Global Catastrophic Risks
- Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense — General Support
- Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security — Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative