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80,000 Hours — General Support (2019)

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 
2/2019
Grant Amount 
$4,795,803
Purpose 
For general support.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Committee for Effective Altruism Support

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

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $4,795,803 over two years to 80,000 Hours for general support. 80,000 Hours aims to solve skill bottlenecks for career paths in what it considers to be the world’s most pressing problems. It does this by providing online research, in-person advice, and support with the goal of helping talented graduates age 20-40 enter high-impact careers.

This grant follows our February 2018 support and falls under our work aimed at growing and empowering the EA community. While we see the basic pros and cons of this support similarly to what we’ve presented in past writeups on the matter, our ultimate grant figure was set by the aggregated judgments of our committee for effective altruism support, described in more detail here.