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.