Open Philanthropy recommended a gift of $10,000,000 to RAND Corporation, to be spent at RAND President Jason Matheny’s discretion. Matheny has designated this funding to support RAND’s work to improve biosecurity. This includes policy and technical research to identify the best ways to improve biosecurity and pandemic preparedness, as well as work to build the talent pipeline for biosecurity.
This gift falls within our focus area of biosecurity and pandemic preparedness. It was recommended by Andrew Snyder-Beattie, who leads our work in this area.