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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

Global health & development

Our current thematic areas are GiveWell-Recommended Charities, Science for Global Health, Learning and Experimentation, and Other Global Health and Development. Read more about our work in global health & development.

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 thematic areas are Human Health and Wellbeing, Tools and Techniques, Science Supporting Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness, Transformative Basic Science, Science Policy and Infrastructure, and Other Scientific Research Areas. Read more about our work in scientific research.

Other areas

We have commissioned a number of case studies as part of our work on the history of philanthropy.

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

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