Strategic Cause Selection

We believe choosing causes is the most important decision a philanthropist can make, so we think hard about where our funding can help others the most. To maximize impact, we prioritize causes based on three criteria: importance, neglectedness, and tractability.

School-based deworming in Ethiopia, conducted in 2016 as part of The END Fund's deworming program.

Target Malaria’s insectary and laboratory at Polo d’Innovazione di Genomica Genetica e Biologia in Terni, Italy.

Supporters of End the Cage Age, a European Citizens' Initiative led by Compassion in World Farming, advocating for the end of caged farming in Europe.

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© Compassion in World Farming

About Us

Open Philanthropy started with the question:
How can we accomplish as much good as possible with our giving?

Our mission is to help others as much as we can with the resources available to us. So far, we’ve concentrated on selecting focus areas in two broad categories: Global Health and Wellbeing and Global Catastrophic Risks.

Our main funders are Cari Tuna and Dustin Moskovitz.

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