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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.

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EA needs consultancies

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