Founders Pledge — General Support (2021)

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $1,000,000 to Founders Pledge for general support. Founders Pledge encourages technology entrepreneurs to pledge a chosen percentage of their future or current liquidity to charity, and supports them in making thoughtful and impactful decisions about where to give.

This follows our December 2020 support.

Founders Pledge — General Support (2020)


Grant investigator: Bastian Stern

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Founders Pledge staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.


Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $1,500,000 to Founders Pledge for general support. Founders Pledge encourages technology entrepreneurs to pledge a chosen percentage of their future or current liquidity to charity, and supports them in making thoughtful and impactful decisions about where to give.

This follows our February 2018 support and falls under our work aimed at growing and empowering the effective altruism community.

Founders Pledge — General Support (2018)

The Founders Pledge team. (Photo courtesy of Founders Pledge)

Grant investigator: Nick Beckstead

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Founders Pledge staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended three grants totaling $5,222,653 to Founders Pledge for general support over three years. Founders Pledge, based in London, encourages technology entrepreneurs to pledge a chosen percentage of their proceeds upon exit to charity, and supports them in making thoughtful and impactful decisions about where to give.

This funding represents a renewal of our 2016 grant recommendation to Founders Pledge. Since that time, Founders Pledge has increased its pledge commitments and a large percentage of donations made by founders taking their pledge have been to organizations that prioritize an evidence based approach with respect to their interventions. However, its expansion into other parts of Europe has been more limited than anticipated. Instead, FP has shifted its primary expansion focus to the United States and Canada.

We hope this funding will reduce Founders Pledge’s time spent on organizational fundraising so that it can spend more time securing pledges from entrepreneurs and helping them to donate thoughtfully and impactfully.

This grant falls within our interest in supporting effective altruism.

The grant amount above was updated in September 2019.

Founders Pledge — General Support

The Founders Pledge team at The Grove (London) after hosting their Founders Pledge Forum: Data-Driven Philanthropy. (Photo courtesy of Founders Pledge)
Published: October 2016

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $1,032,947 over two years to Founders Pledge, executed through the Center for Effective Altruism, for general support. Founders Pledge is a new organization, based in London, that encourages technology entrepreneurs to pledge at least 2% of their proceeds upon exit to charity, and supports them in making thoughtful and impactful decisions about where to give. This grant is intended to enable Founders Pledge to expand to Germany, France, and Sweden, and to hire a developer.

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