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You can browse and search the grants we’ve made below. Click through to read about the reasoning behind each grant and, in some cases, view progress updates.

Note that our grantmaking priorities are primarily driven by the focus areas we’ve chosen. Read more about our focus areas and current priorities.

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Grant Organization Name Focus Areasort descending Amount Date
Center for International Security and Cooperation — Megan Palmer's Biosecurity Research Center for International Security and Cooperation Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $643,415 10/2016
Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $300,000 4/2015
UPMC Center for Health Security — Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative UPMC Center for Health Security Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $2,744,000 10/2016
iGEM — Synthetic Biology Safety and Security International Genetically Engineered Machine Foundation Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $520,000 5/2016
Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense — General Support Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $1,300,000 8/2016
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security — Biosecurity, Global Health Security, and Global Catastrophic Risks Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $16,000,000 1/2017
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition — General Support Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition Criminal Justice Reform $61,600 6/2016
Vera Institute of Justice — Common Justice Vera Institute of Justice Criminal Justice Reform $8,000 6/2016
Vera Institute of Justice — Common Justice Vera Institute of Justice Criminal Justice Reform $200,000 2/2016
Prison Policy Initiative — General Support Prison Policy Initiative Criminal Justice Reform $50,000 6/2016
BetaGov Pepperdine University Criminal Justice Reform $200,000 12/2013
Research on Crime, Incarceration and Cannabis Regulation Washington Office on Latin America Criminal Justice Reform $245,000 12/2013
Ayni Institute — Movement Ecology Training Ayni Institute Criminal Justice Reform $115,000 3/2016
New Virginia Majority — Formerly Incarcerated Organizers New Virginia Majority Education Fund Criminal Justice Reform $50,000 10/2016
Texas Fair Defense Project — General Support Texas Fair Defense Project Criminal Justice Reform $63,000 10/2016
Justice Strategies — General Support Justice Strategies Criminal Justice Reform $200,000 10/2016
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children — General Support Legal Services for Prisoners with Children Criminal Justice Reform $70,000 7/2016
Center for Court Innovation — New Thinking about Criminal Justice Responses Center for Court Innovation Criminal Justice Reform $160,000 7/2016
Institute of the Black World — Criminal Justice Reform Institute of the Black World Criminal Justice Reform $50,000 3/2016
Youth First Initiative — General Support Youth First Initiative Criminal Justice Reform $250,000 10/2016
Ayni Institute — Momentum Training Ayni Institute Criminal Justice Reform $40,000 7/2016
The Ordinary People Society — Criminal Justice Reform The Ordinary People Society Criminal Justice Reform $50,000 3/2016
Essie Justice Group — General Support Essie Justice Group Criminal Justice Reform $600,000 10/2016
The Ordinary People Society — General Support The Ordinary People Society Criminal Justice Reform $125,000 7/2016
Alliance for Safety and Justice — General Support Alliance for Safety and Justice Criminal Justice Reform $3,000,000 6/2016
ReFrame Mentorship — General Support ReFrame Mentorship Criminal Justice Reform $37,000 7/2016
Mijente — Criminal Justice Reform Mijente Criminal Justice Reform $255,000 8/2016
Florida Rights Restoration Coalition — General Support Florida Rights Restoration Coalition Criminal Justice Reform $48,000 8/2016
Accountable Justice Project — General Support Accountable Justice Project Criminal Justice Reform $350,000 4/2016
National Association of Community and Restorative Justice — Restorative Justice Conference National Association of Community and Restorative Justice Criminal Justice Reform $50,000 11/2016
American Conservative Union — Center for Criminal Justice Reform American Conservative Union Criminal Justice Reform $200,000 5/2016
Impact Justice — Restorative Justice Project Impact Justice Criminal Justice Reform $2,050,000 12/2016
Human Impact Partners — Criminal Justice Convening Human Impact Partners Criminal Justice Reform $60,990 10/2015
New York University — Work on Swift-and-Certain Sanctions New York University Criminal Justice Reform $80,000 4/2015
Dream Corps — Criminal Justice and Criminalization Dream Corps Criminal Justice Reform $500,000 12/2016
Correctional Association of New York — General Support Correctional Association of New York Criminal Justice Reform $50,000 4/2016
Civil Rights Corps — General Support Civil Rights Corps Criminal Justice Reform $200,000 12/2016
Florida State University Project on Accountable Justice — General Support FSU Project on Accountable Justice Criminal Justice Reform $100,000 2/2015
JustLeadershipUSA — Campaign to Close Rikers JustLeadershipUSA Criminal Justice Reform $900,000 12/2015
Promise of Justice Initiative — General Support Promise of Justice Initiative Criminal Justice Reform $81,000 5/2016
LEAD National Support Bureau — General Support LEAD National Support Bureau Criminal Justice Reform $200,000 12/2016
Harvard University — Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management Harvard University Criminal Justice Reform $783,000 7/2016
The Soze Agency — Returning Citizens Project The Soze Agency Criminal Justice Reform $216,500 12/2016
The Ordinary People Society — Prodigal Child Project The Ordinary People Society Criminal Justice Reform $300,000 12/2016
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund — General Support Brooklyn Community Bail Fund Criminal Justice Reform $404,800 9/2016
Mothers Against Police Brutality — Prosecutorial Reform Mothers Against Police Brutality Criminal Justice Reform $50,000 12/2016
Alliance for Safety and Justice — General Support Alliance for Safety and Justice Criminal Justice Reform $1,750,000 2/2016
Vera Institute of Justice — New Orleans User-Funded Justice System Vera Institute of Justice Criminal Justice Reform $100,000 7/2016
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition — Prosecutorial Reform Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition Criminal Justice Reform $75,000 12/2016
Faith in Texas — General Support Faith in Texas Criminal Justice Reform $637,000 9/2016
Ayni Institute — Movement Ecology and Metrics Ayni Institute Criminal Justice Reform $250,000 12/2016
Voice of the Ex-Offender — Southern Regional Convening Voice of the Ex-Offender Criminal Justice Reform $40,000 2/2016
Pew Public Safety Performance Project Pew Charitable Trusts Criminal Justice Reform $3,000,000 7/2014
Mercy For Animals — Corporate Cage-Free Campaigns Mercy For Animals Farm Animal Welfare $1,000,000 2/2016
The Good Food Institute — General Support The Good Food Institute Farm Animal Welfare $1,000,000 9/2016
WildAid — Reducing Meat Consumption in China WildAid Farm Animal Welfare $700,000 9/2016
The Humane Society of the United States — Corporate Cage-Free Campaigns The Humane Society of the United States Farm Animal Welfare $500,000 2/2016
World Animal Protection — Farm Animal Welfare Advocacy in China World Animal Protection Farm Animal Welfare $544,607 10/2016
Green Monday — Promoting work in China Green Monday Farm Animal Welfare $226,000 11/2016
The Humane League — General Support The Humane League Farm Animal Welfare $1,000,000 11/2016
Global Animal Partnership — General Support Global Animal Partnership Farm Animal Welfare $500,000 4/2016
Humane Society of the United States — Broiler Welfare Corporate Campaigns Humane Society of the United States Farm Animal Welfare $1,000,000 11/2016
Mercy For Animals — Broiler Chicken Welfare Corporate Campaigns Mercy For Animals Farm Animal Welfare $1,000,000 11/2016
Compassion Over Killing — U.S. Broiler Welfare Campaigns Compassion Over Killing Farm Animal Welfare $500,000 12/2016
The Humane League — International Cage-Free Advocacy The Humane League Farm Animal Welfare $1,000,000 7/2016
Humane Society International — International Cage-Free Outreach Humane Society International Farm Animal Welfare $1,000,000 8/2016
Compassion in World Farming USA — General Support Compassion in World Farming USA Farm Animal Welfare $550,000 4/2016
Mercy For Animals — International Cage-Free Advocacy Mercy For Animals Farm Animal Welfare $1,000,000 8/2016
Animal Equality — International Cage-Free Advocacy Animal Equality Farm Animal Welfare $500,000 8/2016
The Pollination Project — Global Animal Advocacy Movement The Pollination Project Farm Animal Welfare $233,000 12/2016
Fórum Nacional de Proteção e Defesa Animal — International Cage-Free Advocacy Fórum Nacional de Proteção e Defesa Animal Farm Animal Welfare $100,000 10/2016
People for Animals — International Cage-Free Advocacy People for Animals Farm Animal Welfare $89,392 8/2016
The Humane League — Corporate Cage-Free Campaigns The Humane League Farm Animal Welfare $1,000,000 2/2016
Brighter Green — Farm Animal Welfare Advocacy in China Brighter Green Farm Animal Welfare $99,360 9/2016
American University — Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment Global Catastrophic Risks $76,234 5/2016
Future of Life Institute — General Support Future of Life Institute Global Catastrophic Risks $100,000 3/2016
University of Cape Town — Geomagnetics Research University of Cape Town Global Catastrophic Risks $493,425 9/2016
Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative — General Support Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative Global Catastrophic Risks $500,000 7/2015
Living Goods — General Support 2015 Living Goods Global Health & Development $250,000 12/2015
Development Media International — General Support 2015 Development Media International Global Health & Development $250,000 12/2015
Iodine Global Network — General Support 2015 Iodine Global Network Global Health & Development $250,000 12/2015
GiveDirectly — General Support GiveDirectly Global Health & Development $500,000 12/2012
GiveDirectly — General Support 2016 GiveDirectly Global Health & Development $9,750,000 1/2016
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative — General Support Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Global Health & Development $250,000 12/2012
Center for Global Development — General Support Center for Global Development Global Health & Development $300,000 7/2013
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative — General Support 2016 Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Global Health & Development $1,000,000 1/2016
Deworm the World Initiative — General Support 2016 Evidence Action Global Health & Development $10,790,000 1/2016
Against Malaria Foundation — General Support 2016 Against Malaria Foundation Global Health & Development $22,845,518 1/2016
Deworm the World Initiative — General Support Evidence Action Global Health & Development $1,500,000 12/2013
Center for Global Development — General Support 2016 Center for Global Development Global Health & Development $3,000,000 2/2016
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative — General Support 2013 Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Global Health & Development $750,000 12/2013
GiveDirectly — General Support 2013 GiveDirectly Global Health & Development $7,000,000 1/2014
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative — General Support 2014 Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Global Health & Development $3,000,000 12/2014
Deworm the World Initiative — General Support 2014 Evidence Action Global Health & Development $250,000 12/2014
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition — General Support Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Global Health & Development $250,000 12/2014
Iodine Global Network — General Support Iodine Global Network Global Health & Development $250,000 12/2014
Development Media International — General Support Development Media International Global Health & Development $250,000 12/2014
Against Malaria Foundation — General Support 2014 Against Malaria Foundation Global Health & Development $5,000,000 12/2014
Living Goods — General Support Living Goods Global Health & Development $250,000 12/2014
GiveDirectly — General Support 2014 GiveDirectly Global Health & Development $5,000,000 12/2014
GiveDirectly — General Support 2015 GiveDirectly Global Health & Development $25,000,000 6/2015
Against Malaria Foundation — General Support Against Malaria Foundation Global Health & Development $1,250,000 12/2012
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition — General Support 2015 Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Global Health & Development $250,000 10/2015
Update to Millions Saved Project Center for Global Development History of Philanthropy $50,000 6/2013
ARNOVA — History of Philanthropy Prize ARNOVA History of Philanthropy $2,000 8/2015
Rockefeller Archive Center: Workshop on the History of Philanthropy Rockefeller Archive Center History of Philanthropy $25,000 8/2014
Center for Global Development — Labor Mobility Research Center for Global Development Immigration Policy $1,184,720 3/2014
Free Migration Project — Planning Grant Free Migration Project Immigration Policy $24,000 5/2016
New York University — Support for a Labor Mobility RCT New York University Immigration Policy $30,000 8/2015
International Refugee Assistance Project — General Support International Refugee Assistance Project Immigration Policy $700,000 5/2016
Niskanen Center — Research on Immigration Policy Niskanen Center Immigration Policy $360,000 10/2015
ImmigrationWorks Foundation — General Support 2016 ImmigrationWorks Foundation Immigration Policy $150,000 12/2015
Protect the People — Seasonal Migration from Haiti Protect the People Immigration Policy $550,000 2/2016
USAIM — Seasonal Migration from Haiti U.S. Association for International Migration Immigration Policy $1,490,505 7/2014
ImmigrationWorks Foundation — General Support ImmigrationWorks Foundation Immigration Policy $285,000 7/2014
Seattle for Everyone — General Support Seattle for Everyone Land Use Reform $50,000 2/2016
Smart Growth America — Greater Greater Washington Education Project Smart Growth America Land Use Reform $275,000 7/2015
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund — General Support California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Land Use Reform $300,000 6/2016
Urban Institute — Land Use Convening Urban Institute Land Use Reform $97,865 9/2015
Better Boulder — YIMBY 2016 Better Boulder Land Use Reform $37,000 4/2016
Sightline Institute — Housing and Urban Development Sightline Institute Land Use Reform $400,000 10/2015
Center for American Progress — Macroeconomic Stabilization Center for American Progress Macroeconomic Stabilization Policy $500,000 3/2016
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities — Full Employment Project 2016 Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Macroeconomic Stabilization Policy $425,000 7/2016
Roosevelt Institute — Macroeconomic Policy Research Roosevelt Institute Macroeconomic Stabilization Policy $200,000 6/2016
Peterson Institute for International Economics — Macroeconomic Stabilization Peterson Institute for International Economics Macroeconomic Stabilization Policy $250,000 4/2016
Center for Popular Democracy — Fed Up Campaign 2015 Center for Popular Democracy Macroeconomic Stabilization Policy $750,000 1/2015
Economic Policy Institute — Macroeconomic Policy Research Economic Policy Institute Macroeconomic Stabilization Policy $500,000 6/2016
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities — Full Employment Project Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Macroeconomic Stabilization Policy $335,000 9/2014
Center for Popular Democracy — Federal Reserve Campaign Center for Popular Democracy Macroeconomic Stabilization Policy $100,000 8/2014
Center for Popular Democracy — Fed Up Campaign 2016 Center for Popular Democracy Macroeconomic Stabilization Policy $1,000,000 12/2015
Service Delivery Indicators Project International Development Association Other areas $500,000 3/2014
Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Synthetic Neurobiology Group MIT Synthetic Neurobiology Group Other areas $2,970,000 3/2016
Containment of Artemisinin Resistance in Eastern Myanmar Population Services International Other areas $1,000,000 8/2012
US Cochrane Center — General Support United States Cochrane Center Other areas $100,000 7/2012
Brookings Institution – Work on China and India Brookings Institution Other areas $100,000 6/2015
University of Pennsylvania — Philip Tetlock on Forecasting University of Pennsylvania Other areas $500,000 3/2016
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace — Work on India and China Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Other areas $100,000 3/2015
Project Peanut Butter — Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food RCT Project Peanut Butter Other areas $724,929 9/2016
Center for Applied Rationality — SPARC Center for Applied Rationality Other areas $304,000 5/2016
Center for Applied Rationality — General Support Center for Applied Rationality Other areas $1,035,000 7/2016
Alliance for Open Society International: Albanian Renaissance Alliance for Open Society International Other areas $500,000 7/2014
ASUC — Effective Altruists of Berkeley "DeCal" University Course Associated Students of the University of California, Berkeley Other areas $10,000 2/2015
Founders Pledge — General Support Founders Pledge Other areas $1,032,947 9/2016
Cochrane Collaboration — General Support Cochrane Collaboration Other areas $300,000 6/2014
Machine Intelligence Research Institute — General Support Machine Intelligence Research Institute Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $500,000 8/2016
Electronic Frontier Foundation — Artificial Intelligence Scenarios and Social Impacts Electronic Frontier Foundation Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $199,000 11/2016
Future of Life Institute — Artificial Intelligence Risk Reduction Future of Life Institute Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $1,186,000 8/2015
AI Impacts — General Support AI Impacts Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $32,000 12/2016
George Mason University — Research into Future Artificial Intelligence Scenarios George Mason University Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $264,525 6/2016
UC Berkeley — Center for Human-Compatible AI UC Berkeley Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $5,555,550 8/2016
Princeton University — Rescuing Biomedical Research Rescuing Biomedical Research Scientific Research $299,112 1/2016
Foundation for the National Institutes of Health — Working Group on Malaria Gene Drive Testing Path Foundation for the National Institutes of Health Scientific Research $1,228,845 7/2016
Future of Research — General Support Future of Research Scientific Research $300,000 4/2016
Pepperdine University — Washington THC Monitoring Pepperdine University U.S. Policy $150,000 6/2014
Georgetown University — Public Health and Cannabis Legalization Georgetown University U.S. Policy $250,000 8/2015
WaitList Zero — General Support WaitList Zero U.S. Policy $200,000 8/2015
Waitlist Zero — Planning Grant Waitlist Zero U.S. Policy $50,000 9/2014
RAND Corporation — Research for Vermont RAND Corporation U.S. Policy $103,000 8/2014