Centre for Effective Altruism — Harvard Square Coworking Space

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $8,875,000 over five years to the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) to support a five-year lease and refurbishment for an office located in Harvard Square. This office will be run and managed by CEA and will provide coworking space for around 120 individuals working at effective altruism-affiliated organizations or related initiatives.

This falls within our focus area of growing and empowering the EA community.

University of Stirling — Fish Welfare Research

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of £781,499 (approximately $904,610 at the time of conversion) over two years to the University of Stirling to support Professor Dave Little’s research on fish welfare, with a focus on farmed fish in Thailand and Vietnam.

This falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Daniel Bressler — Research Assistant for Climate Change Research

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $32,000 to Daniel Bressler to hire Naomi Shimberg as a research assistant for one year. Daniel Bressler is a PhD candidate in Sustainable Development at Columbia University who researches the social cost of carbon. Bressler and Shimberg plan to create interactive tools for estimating the mortality impact of climate change, which we believe will be helpful to other researchers, including at Open Philanthropy.

This falls under our work on global health and wellbeing.

Kuhan Jeyapragasan — University Group Organizing

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $250,000 to Kuhan Jeyapragasan to support his work organizing effective altruism university groups. Kuhan will be traveling to several universities around the US to support the activities of their EA student groups. During his travels, he will use this funding to fund organizing expenses for these groups, and to pay group organizers for time they spend running their groups or advising students.

This falls within our focus area of growing and empowering the EA community.