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80,000 Hours — General Support (2018)

Ben Todd, 80,000 Hours' CEO (left), and Robert Wiblin, the organization's Director of Research (right), discuss their research. (Photo courtesy of 80,000 Hours)
Organization Name 
Award Date 
2/2018
Grant Amount 
$510,000
Purpose 
For general support.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigators: Nick Beckstead and Nicole Ross

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigators. 80,000 Hours staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $510,000 to 80,000 Hours for general support. 80,000 Hours provides free career advice on its website and in-person, targeted at talented young people who want to use their careers for social impact.

This is a renewal of our 2017 grant recommendation to 80,000 Hours, at which point we said:

We expect to recommend another grant to 80,000 Hours at the beginning of 2018, with the amount recommended being whichever of the following is smallest:

  • $1.25 million
  • The amount 80,000 Hours raises from other donors in 2017
  • The amount necessary for 80,000 Hours to have $3.75 million in its bank account

The second bullet above turned out to be the smallest, and is therefore what we used to determine the amount of this new award.

This grant falls within our interest in supporting work related to effective altruism.