Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $100,000 to Solar Cooling Engineering, a small company based in Germany, to support field tests for a new solar-powered refrigerator model designed for use in Africa. If the tests are successful, this refrigerator could be used to cost-effectively produce ice and improve cold chain logistics for vaccines. Currently, several African countries have inadequate cold chains, which hampers the implementation of many new vaccines.
Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of £120,000 (approximately $140,796 at the time of conversion) over two years to the Animal Law Foundation to support their work on legal interventions aimed at improving farm animal welfare in the UK.
Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $414,000 over two years to Boston University to support research led by Professor Darrell Kotton on developing models of human lung systems. We are interested in these models because of their potential applications for discovering antiviral drugs and treating lung-related disorders.
Open Philanthropy recommended a gift of $450,000 over three years to George Mason University to support Professor Michael Clemens’ research on migration, and to buy out his teaching obligations during this time.
This follows our March 2020 support for Professor Clemens’ research at the Center for Global Development and falls within our focus area of immigration policy.
Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $150,000 to the Aquatic Life Institute for general support. The Aquatic Life Institute works to improve the welfare of aquatic animals in farms and fisheries through research and coalition building.
Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of AUD 46,140 (approximately $31,099 at the time of conversion) to Chelsea Liang to support her work on biosecurity policy in Australia. Chelsea will be employed by Good Ancestors Policy, which is a policy-focused organization.
Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $1,800,000 to Atlas Fellowship for general support. Atlas Fellowship works on applied research for developing large-scale talent search and scholarship programs. It administers a summer program, scholarship, and online community for talented high school students, and helps these students pursue impactful careers.