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Grantmaking

TagLast edit: 2 Mar 2022 16:31 UTC by Leo

Grantmaking is the process by which a government or an organization gives non-repayable funds or products for a particular purpose or project.

Grantmaking focused on top cause areas is one of 80,000 hours “priority paths”—the most promising career opportunities the organization is currently aware of.[1] Their medium-depth profile rates grantmaking an option with high career capital, job satisfaction, direct impact and advocacy potential.[2]

Further reading

Alexander, Scott (2022) So you want to run a microgrants program, Astral Codex Ten, February 9.

Karnofsky, Holden (2013) Challenges of passive funding, The GiveWell Blog, April 18.[3]

Probaby Good (2021) Grantmaking, Probably Good.

Wiblin, Robert (2017) You want to do as much good as possible and have billions of dollars. What do you do?, 80,000 Hours, October 11.

Wiblin, Robert & Keiran Harris (2018) The world’s most intellectual foundation is hiring. Holden Karnofsky, founder of GiveWell, on how philanthropy can have maximum impact by taking big risks, 80,000 Hours, February 27.

Related entries

donation choice | donor lotteries | effective altruism funding | effective giving

  1. ^

    80,000 Hours (2021) Our list of high-impact careers, 80,000 Hours.

  2. ^

    Duda, Roman (2015) Foundation grantmaker, 80,000 Hours, July.

  3. ^

    There are many additional relevant posts in Open Philanthropy’s and GiveWell’s blogs.

[Question] What are some suc­cess sto­ries of grant­mak­ers beat­ing the wider EA com­mu­nity?

richard_ngo7 Dec 2021 2:07 UTC
51 points
27 comments1 min readEA link

What Does a Marginal Grant at LTFF Look Like? Fund­ing Pri­ori­ties and Grant­mak­ing Thresh­olds at the Long-Term Fu­ture Fund

Linch10 Aug 2023 20:11 UTC
175 points
22 comments8 min readEA link

Grant­mak­ing is more like a skill than a path

OllieBase8 Mar 2022 9:28 UTC
120 points
19 comments4 min readEA link

List of EA fund­ing opportunities

MichaelA26 Oct 2021 7:49 UTC
172 points
42 comments6 min readEA link

Man­i­fund: what we’re fund­ing (week 1)

Austin15 Jul 2023 0:28 UTC
43 points
11 comments3 min readEA link
(manifund.substack.com)

How to eval­u­ate rel­a­tive im­pact in high-un­cer­tainty con­texts? An up­date on re­search method­ol­ogy & grant­mak­ing of FP Cli­mate

jackva26 May 2023 17:30 UTC
84 points
8 comments16 min readEA link

CE Is Launch­ing a Pilot Train­ing Pro­gram for Grant­mak­ing Foundations

Joey25 Jan 2022 15:17 UTC
115 points
1 comment2 min readEA link

Things I of­ten tell peo­ple about ap­ply­ing to EA Funds

MichaelA27 Oct 2021 6:51 UTC
77 points
4 comments6 min readEA link

[Question] Should the main text of the write-ups of Open Philan­thropy’s large grants be longer than 1 para­graph?

Vasco Grilo31 Mar 2024 9:04 UTC
50 points
40 comments1 min readEA link

Some un­fun les­sons I learned as a ju­nior grantmaker

Linch23 May 2022 16:31 UTC
349 points
58 comments13 min readEA link

Im­prov­ing sci­ence: In­fluenc­ing the di­rec­tion of re­search and the choice of re­search questions

C Tilli20 Dec 2021 10:20 UTC
64 points
13 comments16 min readEA link

Why sci­en­tific re­search is less effec­tive in pro­duc­ing value than it could be: a mapping

C Tilli14 Jun 2021 8:24 UTC
109 points
33 comments19 min readEA link

An­nounc­ing Non­lin­ear Emer­gency Funding

Kat Woods13 Nov 2022 18:02 UTC
192 points
59 comments1 min readEA link

Some clar­ifi­ca­tions on the Fu­ture Fund’s ap­proach to grantmaking

Nick_Beckstead10 May 2022 2:42 UTC
327 points
61 comments3 min readEA link

Up­dates from the Men­tal Health Fun­der’s Circle

wtroy24 Feb 2023 19:42 UTC
67 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

Should EA grant­mak­ers make p(suc­cess) pub­lic?

Kaleem1 May 2023 13:42 UTC
26 points
3 comments3 min readEA link

Long-Term Fu­ture Fund: April 2023 grant recommendations

abergal2 Aug 2023 1:31 UTC
107 points
55 comments43 min readEA link

Fu­ture Fund June 2022 Update

Nick_Beckstead1 Jul 2022 0:50 UTC
279 points
24 comments21 min readEA link
(ftxfuturefund.org)

Quan­tify­ing the im­pact of grant­mak­ing ca­reer paths

Joel Becker30 Oct 2022 21:00 UTC
32 points
17 comments3 min readEA link

[Linkpost] Ap­ply For An ACX Grant

AppliedDivinityStudies12 Nov 2021 9:44 UTC
59 points
7 comments1 min readEA link

The case for trans­par­ent spending

Jeroen Willems15 Dec 2022 17:42 UTC
18 points
13 comments7 min readEA link

Re­grant up to $600,000 to AI safety pro­jects with GiveWiki

Dawn Drescher28 Oct 2023 19:56 UTC
22 points
0 comments3 min readEA link

How We Think about Ex­pected Im­pact in Cli­mate Philanthropy

jackva28 Nov 2023 19:02 UTC
34 points
8 comments25 min readEA link

New Nu­clear Se­cu­rity Grant­mak­ing Pro­gramme at Longview Philanthropy

Kit15 Mar 2022 14:47 UTC
155 points
4 comments3 min readEA link

What would you do if you had half a mil­lion dol­lars?

Patrick17 Jul 2021 16:18 UTC
107 points
52 comments5 min readEA link

Hy­po­thet­i­cal grants that the Long-Term Fu­ture Fund nar­rowly rejected

calebp15 Nov 2023 19:39 UTC
95 points
12 comments6 min readEA link

The Nav­i­ga­tion Fund launched + is hiring a pro­gram officer to lead the dis­tri­bu­tion of $20M an­nu­ally for AI safety! Full-time, fully re­mote, pay starts at $200k

vincentweisser3 Nov 2023 21:53 UTC
94 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

How should Effec­tive Altru­ists think about Leftist Ethics?

AppliedDivinityStudies27 Nov 2021 13:25 UTC
82 points
20 comments4 min readEA link

What is the over­head of grant­mak­ing?

MathiasKB15 Jun 2022 17:07 UTC
59 points
5 comments3 min readEA link

Some fun les­sons I learned as a ju­nior regrantor

Joel Becker20 Dec 2023 16:40 UTC
63 points
8 comments5 min readEA link
(joel-becker.com)

Es­ti­mat­ing the Aver­age Im­pact of an ARPA-E Grantmaker

charrin1 Dec 2022 6:34 UTC
22 points
8 comments2 min readEA link

Meta Char­ity Fun­ders: Sum­mary of Our First Grant Round and Path Forward

Joey16 Jan 2024 11:16 UTC
107 points
7 comments7 min readEA link

Mak­ing large dona­tion de­ci­sions as a per­son fo­cused on di­rect work

Ben Kuhn27 Dec 2021 18:19 UTC
37 points
16 comments2 min readEA link

A Model of Hits-Based Giving

harsimony25 Mar 2022 5:09 UTC
3 points
0 comments5 min readEA link
(harsimony.wordpress.com)

A liber­tar­ian so­cial­ist’s view on how EA can improve

freedomandutility30 Dec 2022 13:07 UTC
143 points
32 comments7 min readEA link

New pub­li­ca­tion: A guide to the chang­ing land­scape of high-im­pact cli­mate philanthropy

jackva1 Dec 2021 19:00 UTC
65 points
0 comments15 min readEA link

Grant­mak­ing Bowl: An EA Stu­dent Com­pe­ti­tion Idea

Cullen6 Dec 2022 3:27 UTC
13 points
0 comments3 min readEA link

OpenBook: New EA Grants Database

Rachel Weinberg28 Jan 2023 17:42 UTC
205 points
19 comments1 min readEA link

SoGive Grants: a promis­ing pi­lot. Our re­flec­tions and pay­out re­port.

SoGive5 Dec 2022 17:31 UTC
69 points
4 comments21 min readEA link

Is effec­tive al­tru­ism grow­ing? An up­date on the stock of fund­ing vs. people

Benjamin_Todd29 Jul 2021 11:47 UTC
301 points
105 comments21 min readEA link

[Question] Where I can prac­tice judg­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to lend or donate or in­vest, for $25 per de­ci­sion?

Cienna12 Jun 2021 14:09 UTC
19 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

His­tor­i­cal Notes on Char­i­ta­ble Funds

Jeff Kaufman4 Dec 2022 23:30 UTC
25 points
5 comments3 min readEA link
(www.jefftk.com)

An­nounc­ing Man­i­fund Regrants

Austin5 Jul 2023 19:42 UTC
217 points
51 comments4 min readEA link
(manifund.org)

“Should have been hired” Prizes

Larks19 Jan 2022 14:19 UTC
38 points
4 comments2 min readEA link

High-risk high-re­ward philan­thropy: ap­ply­ing ven­ture cap­i­tal con­cepts to do­ing good

James Özden4 Jul 2022 13:00 UTC
15 points
2 comments9 min readEA link

Longter­mism Fund: Au­gust 2023 Grants Report

Michael Townsend20 Aug 2023 5:34 UTC
81 points
3 comments5 min readEA link

EA Funds or­gani­sa­tional up­date: Open Philan­thropy match­ing and distancing

calebp2 Aug 2023 1:28 UTC
125 points
40 comments5 min readEA link

EA needs consultancies

lukeprog28 Jun 2021 15:18 UTC
256 points
88 comments8 min readEA link

A per­sonal take on longter­mist AI governance

lukeprog16 Jul 2021 22:08 UTC
173 points
6 comments7 min readEA link

The EA An­i­mal Welfare Fund is look­ing for guest fund managers

Neil_Dullaghan4 Nov 2023 22:37 UTC
84 points
0 comments4 min readEA link
(www.notion.so)

Man­i­fund: What we’re fund­ing (weeks 2-4)

Austin4 Aug 2023 16:00 UTC
65 points
6 comments5 min readEA link
(manifund.substack.com)

Select ex­am­ples of ad­verse se­lec­tion in longter­mist grantmaking

Linch23 Aug 2023 3:45 UTC
199 points
32 comments4 min readEA link

EA Meta Fund AMA: 20th Dec 2018

agdfoster19 Dec 2018 18:06 UTC
21 points
32 comments1 min readEA link

The case for EA En­deav­our Ca­reer Insurance

core_admiral3 Apr 2024 8:35 UTC
7 points
3 comments4 min readEA link

Man­i­fund Q1 Retro: Learn­ings from im­pact certs

Austin1 May 2024 16:48 UTC
28 points
4 comments15 min readEA link

Grant­mak­ers should give more feedback

Ariel Pontes22 Jan 2024 13:22 UTC
76 points
23 comments7 min readEA link

[Question] How much do EA grant or­ga­ni­za­tions rely on ex­perts?

RedStateBlueState14 Jul 2022 22:40 UTC
3 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Lin­ear re­gres­sions of the an­nual amount granted by Open Philan­thropy by fo­cus area

Vasco Grilo20 Aug 2022 15:59 UTC
7 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

EA is too re­li­ant on per­sonal connections

sawyer1 Sep 2022 14:26 UTC
230 points
27 comments8 min readEA link

EA In­fras­truc­ture Fund: Septem­ber–De­cem­ber 2021 grant recommendations

Max_Daniel12 Jul 2022 15:24 UTC
71 points
3 comments17 min readEA link

We are giv­ing $10k as fore­cast­ing micro-grants

Misha_Yagudin8 Feb 2022 12:20 UTC
51 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

Longter­mism Fund: De­cem­ber 2022 Grants Report

Michael Townsend21 Dec 2022 4:14 UTC
126 points
6 comments4 min readEA link
(www.givingwhatwecan.org)

Ways money can make things worse

Jan_Kulveit21 Jun 2022 15:26 UTC
167 points
3 comments9 min readEA link

An­i­mal Welfare Fund: April 2022 grant recommendations

kierangreig25 Aug 2022 23:47 UTC
59 points
7 comments13 min readEA link

Public re­ports are now op­tional for EA Funds grantees

abergal13 Nov 2021 0:37 UTC
69 points
33 comments1 min readEA link

Tainted dona­tions: the Pres­i­dents Club din­ner – a case study

Sanjay15 Nov 2022 3:45 UTC
15 points
0 comments4 min readEA link

Re­quest for feed­back—CA wa­ter data ap­pli­ca­tion for google dot org cli­mate challenge

Locke23 Aug 2022 0:46 UTC
3 points
2 comments11 min readEA link

Be­ing an in­di­vi­d­ual al­ign­ment grantmaker

A_donor28 Feb 2022 16:39 UTC
34 points
20 comments2 min readEA link

Med­i­ta­tions on ca­reers in AI Safety

PabloAMC23 Mar 2022 22:00 UTC
88 points
30 comments2 min readEA link

Pro­posal: Fund­ing Diver­sifi­ca­tion for Top Cause Areas

Evan R. Murphy20 Nov 2022 11:30 UTC
29 points
8 comments2 min readEA link

The Fu­ture Fund’s Re­grant­ing Program

leopold28 Feb 2022 17:28 UTC
120 points
11 comments3 min readEA link
(ftxfuturefund.org)

Key Ques­tions about Philan­thropy, Part 1: What Is the Role of a Fun­der?

Holden Karnofsky23 Jun 2015 13:30 UTC
3 points
0 comments6 min readEA link
(www.openphilanthropy.org)

Es­ti­mat­ing the prob­a­bil­ity that FTX Fu­ture Fund grant money gets clawed back

spencerg14 Nov 2022 3:33 UTC
30 points
1 comment1 min readEA link
(manifold.markets)

FTX/​CEA—show us your num­bers!

Jack Lewars18 Apr 2022 12:05 UTC
159 points
109 comments2 min readEA link

Ex­pert Philan­thropy vs. Broad Philanthropy

Holden Karnofsky16 Oct 2014 12:48 UTC
3 points
0 comments5 min readEA link
(www.openphilanthropy.org)

Open Philan­thropy’s AI grants

Vasco Grilo30 Jul 2022 17:22 UTC
21 points
2 comments2 min readEA link

Foun­da­tion En­trepreneur­ship—How the first train­ing pro­gram went

Aidan Alexander6 Jan 2023 9:17 UTC
157 points
6 comments6 min readEA link

Up­date from Open Philan­thropy’s Longter­mist EA Move­ment-Build­ing team

ClaireZabel10 Mar 2022 19:37 UTC
200 points
19 comments12 min readEA link

What coun­tries are worth fund­ing?

Ariel Pontes15 Jan 2023 16:23 UTC
38 points
3 comments2 min readEA link

Do­ing EA Bet­ter: grant-mak­ers should con­sider grant app peer re­view along the pub­lic-sec­tor model

ben.smith24 Jan 2023 15:01 UTC
50 points
7 comments9 min readEA link

[Question] How can I start off my ca­reer as an EA al­igned Ven­ture Cap­i­tal­ist ?

Nayanika27 Jan 2023 9:30 UTC
19 points
4 comments1 min readEA link

High im­pact job op­por­tu­nity at ARIA (UK)

Rasool12 Feb 2023 10:35 UTC
80 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Redi­rect­ing pri­vate foun­da­tion grants to effec­tive charities

Kyle Smith6 Mar 2023 17:23 UTC
40 points
9 comments1 min readEA link

List of all EA-al­igned /​ Effec­tive or­ga­ni­za­tions?

Kyle Smith13 Mar 2023 19:01 UTC
6 points
4 comments1 min readEA link

MHFC Spring Grants Round

wtroy29 Jun 2023 21:58 UTC
103 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

Grant ap­pli­ca­tions and grand narratives

Elizabeth2 Jul 2023 2:29 UTC
123 points
15 comments1 min readEA link

COI poli­cies for grantmakers

Julia_Wise9 Nov 2023 19:00 UTC
57 points
2 comments3 min readEA link

Some thoughts on quadratic funding

Luis Mota Freitas4 Jul 2023 20:41 UTC
130 points
18 comments15 min readEA link

Up­dates to the flow of fund­ing in EA move­ment build­ing post

Vaidehi Agarwalla25 Jul 2023 0:44 UTC
65 points
1 comment2 min readEA link

Align­ment Grant­mak­ing is Fund­ing-Limited Right Now [cross­post]

johnswentworth2 Aug 2023 20:37 UTC
82 points
13 comments1 min readEA link
(www.lesswrong.com)

[Question] On what ba­sis did Founder’s Pledge dis­perse $1.6 mil. to Qvist Con­sult­ing from its Cli­mate Change Fund?

Kieran.M27 Mar 2023 3:26 UTC
39 points
13 comments2 min readEA link

Sur­vival and Flour­ish­ing Fund’s 2023 H1 recs

Austin30 Apr 2023 4:35 UTC
39 points
2 comments2 min readEA link
(survivalandflourishing.fund)

Global In­no­va­tion Fund pro­jects its im­pact to be 3x GiveWell Top Charities

jh1 Jun 2023 13:00 UTC
70 points
12 comments1 min readEA link

Launch­ing Light­speed Grants (Ap­ply by July 6th)

Habryka7 Jun 2023 2:53 UTC
117 points
6 comments1 min readEA link

Ob­ser­va­tions on the fund­ing land­scape of EA and AI safety

Vilhelm Skoglund2 Oct 2023 9:45 UTC
135 points
11 comments15 min readEA link

Seek­ing Ap­pli­cants and Fun­ders for the MHFC Spring Round

wtroy16 Feb 2024 21:55 UTC
23 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

New Open Philan­thropy Grant­mak­ing Pro­gram: Forecasting

Open Philanthropy19 Feb 2024 23:27 UTC
87 points
59 comments1 min readEA link
(www.openphilanthropy.org)

Meta Char­ity Fun­ders: Launch­ing the 2nd round

Vilhelm Skoglund26 Feb 2024 15:23 UTC
79 points
0 comments5 min readEA link

In­vest in ACX Grants pro­jects!

Saul Munn6 Mar 2024 21:02 UTC
41 points
2 comments3 min readEA link

List of grants you can ap­ply for to fund your Ve­gan/​An­i­mal Rights Pro­ject/​Or­ga­ni­za­tion.

PreciousPig7 Mar 2024 14:45 UTC
23 points
0 comments1 min readEA link