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.
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Georgetown University — Center for Security and Emerging Technology
Purpose: To launch the Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), a new think tank dedicated to policy analysis at the intersection of emerging technologies and national and international security.
University of Washington — Tonsil Model for Tuberculosis Research
Purpose: To support the development of a diagnostic platform to quickly, easily, and inexpensively identify any human virus present in a patient sample.
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur — Rural Air Quality Monitoring
Purpose: To install a network of low-cost air quality sensors in South Asia and conduct research and policy outreach on their use.
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.