Cornell University — National Zoning Atlas

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $312,400 over two years to Cornell University to support work on the National Zoning Atlas project, which illustrates and communicates problems with zoning laws in various US states.

This falls within our focus area of land use reform.

YIMBY Law — General Support (2022)

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $500,000 over two years to YIMBY Law for general support. YIMBY Law advocates for more affordable housing in California and pursues litigation to ensure that localities comply with state and federal housing law.

This follows our October 2020 support and falls within our focus area of land use reform.

YIMBY Action – Housing Advocacy in Los Angeles

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $300,000 over two years to YIMBY Action to support their work on housing policy advocacy in Los Angeles, in collaboration with Abundant Housing Los Angeles.

This falls within our focus area of land use reform.

Jeanne Marchig Centre — Farm Animal Welfare Advocacy in East Asia and the Philippines

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $555,000 over two years to the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education at the University of Edinburgh to support its work to improve farm animal welfare in East Asia. The Centre plans to continue hosting workshops for pig producers, begin poultry workshops (focusing specifically on retailers), and develop animal welfare material for academics. It also plans to expand its model into the Philippines, recruiting a farmed animal welfare PhD student and delivering training and workshops to pig and poultry producers.

This follows our February 2019 support and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

University Of Science Technical And Technologies De Bamako — Malaria Vaccine Clinical Trial (Alassane Dicko)

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $630,123 over three years to the University Of Science Technical And Technologies De Bamako to participate in a phase III clinical trial of a malaria vaccine developed by the Jenner Institute at the University of Oxford. Dr. Alassane Dicko will serve as the University’s principal investigator. The trial, funded by the Serum Institute of India, will be conducted in collaboration with the Institut des Sciences et Techniques, Bobo-Dioulasso; the Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé; the KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme; and the Ifakara Health Institute.

This falls within our focus area of scientific research, specifically within our interest in advancing human health and wellbeing.

Institut des Sciences et Techniques, Bobo-Dioulasso — Malaria Vaccine Clinical Trial (Jean Bosco Ouedraogo)

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $631,162 over three years to the Institut des Sciences et Techniques, Bobo-Dioulasso to participate in a phase III clinical trial of a malaria vaccine developed by the Jenner Institute at the University of Oxford. Dr. Jean Bosco Ouedraogo will serve as the Institut’s principal investigator. The trial, funded by the Serum Institute of India, will be conducted in collaboration with the University Of Science Technical And Technologies De Bamako, the Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé, the KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, and the Ifakara Health Institute.

This falls within our focus area of scientific research, specifically within our interest in advancing human health and wellbeing.

KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme — Malaria Vaccine Clinical Trial (Philip Bejon)

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $472,016 over three years to The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme to participate in a phase III clinical trial of a malaria vaccine developed by the Jenner Institute at the University of Oxford.  Dr. Philip Bejon will serve as the Programme’s principal investigator. The trial, funded by the Serum Institute of India, will be conducted in collaboration with the University Of Science Technical And Technologies De Bamako; the Institut des Sciences et Techniques, Bobo-Dioulasso; the Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé; and the Ifakara Health Institute.

This falls within our focus area of scientific research, specifically within our interest in advancing human health and wellbeing.

Kurzgesagt — Short-form Video Content

Open Philanthropy recommended a contract of €2,658,344 (approximately $2,978,000 at the time of conversion) with Kurzgesagt to support the production of short-form video content for platforms like TikTok and YouTube Shorts. Some of this content will feature topics relevant to effective altruism and improving humanity’s long-run future.

This follows our December 2021 support.

This project was supported through a contractor agreement. While we typically do not publish pages for contractor agreements, we occasionally opt to do so.