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Current Priorities

This page gives an overview of the work our team is prioritizing most highly, and kinds of giving opportunities we’re seeking, at this time.

Updated: August 2018

U.S. policy

Our current focus areas are Criminal Justice Reform, Farm Animal Welfare, Macroeconomic Stabilization Policy, Immigration Policy, and Land Use Reform. Read more about our focus areas in U.S. policy.

Global catastrophic risks

Our current focus areas are potential risks from advanced artificial intelligence and biosecurity and pandemic preparedness. Read more about our work on global catastrophic risks.

Scientific research

Our current portfolio areas are human health and wellbeing, tools and techniques, science supporting biosecurity and pandemic preparedness, transformative basic research, science policy and infrastructure, and other scientific research areas. Read more about our work in scientific research.

Other areas

We support organizations seeking to grow and empower the effective altruism community (more).

We have not yet identified focus areas for global health & development. Currently, the best giving opportunities we know of in this category are GiveWell’s top charities. (Read more about GiveWell’s relationship to the Open Philanthropy Project.)

We sometimes make grants in other miscellaneous categories when we come across strong giving opportunities.