WaitList Zero — General Support (2019)

Organization Name 
Award Date 
12/2019
Grant Amount 
$350,000
Purpose 
For general support.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Alexander Berger

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Waitlist Zero staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

Open Philanthropy recommended three grants totaling $350,000 over two years to WaitList Zero for general support.

This follows our January 2018 support, which we characterized as an “exit grant” that would provide approximately 18 additional months of operating support to allow them to secure other funding. Since our last grant, we believe WaitList Zero had a surprising advocacy breakthrough,1 and are accordingly funding them to continue their work with a second staff member. WaitList Zero plans to use these funds to advocate for Congressional appropriations to expand the National Living Donor Assistance Center. Their goal is for an expansion to pay for lost wages for living donors, increasing the number of living donations, and reducing the number of people waiting for donated organs.