Open Philanthropy

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FormationJune 2017
Founder• Holden Karnofsky
• Dustin Moskovitz
• Cari Tuna
• Alexander Berger
InterestsBlack Lives Matter
Sponsor ofEvent 201, RAND Corporation, Cochrane Collaboration, Pepperdine University, Center for Global Development, People's Alliance, 221B Foundation, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, Abundant Housing LA, Abundant Housing Massachusetts, AcceleratingHT, Accountable Justice Collaborative, Accountable Justice Project, ACTAsia, Action St. Louis, Affordable Maryland, African Union Development Agency, Against Malaria Foundation, AI Impacts, AI Safety Hub, AI Safety Support, AI Scholarships, Ajantha Nadesalingam, A La Defensa, Albert Schweitzer Foundation, Alexandra Balwit, Alianima, Alignment Research Center, Alliance for Animals, Alliance for International Medical Action, Alliance for Open Society International, Alliance for Safety and Justice, Alliance for Safety and Justice Action Fund, Altruistic Technology Labs, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Oregon, 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Fellowship, Aubin Pictures, Ayni Institute, Berkeley, Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative, Berryville Institute of Machine Learning, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Better Boulder, Better Eating International, Binx, BioBricks Foundation, Biosecure Ltd, Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense, Bit by Bit Coding, Blackbird, BlackRoots Alliance, Black Strategy Fund, Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense, Bobo-Dioulasso, Boston Children's Hospital, Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute, Breakthrough Institute, Brian Christian, Bridges to Prosperity, Brighter Green, Broad Institute, Brookings Institution, Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Brown Institute for Media Innovation, CAF America, California Institute of Technology, Californians Against Pandemics, Californians for Stem Cell Research, California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund, California YIMBY, Cambridge Existential Risk Initiative, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Carnegie Mellon University, Catalyst, CDC Foundation, 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on Rationality, Evidence Action, Evidence Action Beta, FAI Farms, fair-fish international association, Fair and Just Prosecution, FairVote Washington, Faith in Action, Faith in Texas, Families Against Mandatory Minimums, Family Farm Action, Farm Forward, Faunalytics, Federation of American Scientists, Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations, Fish Welfare Initiative, Flanders Institute of Biotechnology, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, Floridians for a Fair Democracy, Food Fortification Initiative, Food Frontier, Fortify Health, Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, Forward Justice, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, Founders Pledge, Free Hearts, Free Migration Project, Frontline Dads, Frontline Wellness, FSU Project on Accountable Justice, Fund for Alignment Research, Future Forum Foundation, Future of Humanity Institute, Future of Life Institute, Future of Research, Fórum Nacional de Proteção e Defesa Animal, Gamechanger Labs, Gates & Manuel LLC, Gaëtan Selle, Genspace, George, George Mason University, Georgetown Center for Global Health Science and Security, Georgetown University, Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, George Washington University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Give2Asia and the Lingnan Foundation, GiveDirectly, GiveWell, Giving What We Can, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Global Animal Partnership, Global Aquaculture Alliance, Global Commission on Governing Risks from Climate Overshoot, Global Food Partners, GLOBALG.A.P., Global Health Security Network, Global Priorities Institute, GoalsRL, Good Films Impact, Good Forever Foundation, Good Judgment Inc., Grassroots Leadership, Greater Greater Washington, Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice, Green Monday, Griffith University, Group Nine Media, Gryphon Scientific, Hadley, Harborlight Community Partners, Harvard University, Health Alliance for Violence Intervention, Helen Keller 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Community Reinvestment Initiative, ReFrame, ReFrame Mentorship, Rescuing Biomedical Research, Research, Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Results for Development, Rethink Charity, Rethink Priorities, Riboscience, Rice, Rita Allen Foundation, Riverside Justice Table, Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller University, Roosevelt Institute, Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Royal Veterinary College, Run, Run, Rutgers University, Safety and Justice Action Fund, Safety and Justice Oregon, Sam Glendenning, San Diego, San Francisco, San Francisco Rising, Sankalpa, Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, Scholarship (Various), SCI Foundation, Sea-Long Global Respiratory Systems, Seattle for Everyone, Sentient Media, Sherlock Biosciences, Should We Studio, Sightline Institute, Sightsavers, Silicon Valley De-Bug, Sinergia Animal, Sisters Unchained, Smart Growth America, Smart Justice CA, Smitha Milli, Smithsonian Institution, Sneha's Care, Soko Tierschutz, Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative, Soroka Medical Center, Southerners On New Ground, Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation, SPCA Selangor, SPIN Academy, Stanford Existential Risk Initiative, Stanford Existential Risks Initiative, Stanford University, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, Study and Training Related to AI Policy Careers, Success Stories, Surge Network, Swaniti Initiative, Tampere University, Target Malaria, Telethon Kids Institute, Texas After Violence Project, Texas Fair Defense Project, Texas Freedom Network, Texas Freedom Network Education Fund, Texas Inmate Families Association, Texas Organizing Project, Texas Organizing Project Education Fund, Texas Organizing Project PAC, The Ahimsa Collective, The Center for Election Science, The Center for Responsible Seafood, The Center on Poverty and Inequality, The Debt Collective, The Degrees Initiative, The END Fund, The Good Food Institute, The Greenfield Project, The Guardian,, The Humane League, The Humane League-UK, The Justice Collaborative, The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, The Ladies of Hope Ministries, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, The Ordinary People Society, The People's Lobby, The People's Lobby Education Institute, The Pollination Project, The Prodigal Child Project, The Soze Agency, The Trustees of Princeton University, The Wilson Center, The Wren Collective, Trap Heals, Treatments and Cures, U.S. Association for International Migration, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCLA School of Law, UC Santa Cruz, United Fort Worth, University Health Network, University of Bern, University of British Columbia, University of California, University of Cambridge, University of Cape Town, University of Colorado, University of Connecticut Health Center, University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, University of Maine, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Missouri, University of New South Wales, University of Notre Dame, University of Oxford, University of Pennsylvania, University of Rochester, University Of Science Technical And Technologies De Bamako, University of Southern California, University of Stirling, University of Sydney, University of Toronto, University of Tübingen, University of Victoria, University of Washington, University of Washington (Institute for Protein Design), Université de Montréal, UrbanEmissions, Urban Institute, VasoRX, Vegan Women Summit, VegeProject, VenomAid, Vera Institute of Justice, Victory Briefs Institute, Vital Strategies, VOCAL-NY, VOCAL-NY Action Fund, Voice of the Ex-Offender, Voice of the Experienced, Voters Organized to Educate, Vote Safe, VST Bio, Wageningen University & Research, WaitList Zero, Wakker Dier, Washington Center for Equitable Growth, Washington Office on Latin America, Washington University in St. Louis, WAW Statistical Consulting Ltd, We Animals, We Animals Media, We Got Us Now, Weill Cornell Medical College, WestExec, WildAid, Wild Animal Initiative, William D'Alessandro, Workers Center for Racial Justice, Working Families Organization, Working Families Party, World Animal Net, World Animal Protection, World Economic Forum, World of Good, World Organisation for Animal Health, Worth Rises, Yale University, Yale University School of Medicine, Yes on J: Re-Imagine L.A. County, Yes on Prop. 57, You Are Not Alone, Youth and Families Taking Power, Youth First Initiative, Yusuf Mahmood
Grant maker funneling deep state money among other things to pandemic planning. Financed Event 201.

Open Philanthropy (Open Phil) is a 11 billion research and grantmaking "philanthropic" foundation. The foundation has noticeably financed use of "synthetic meat", "insect meat", the potential risks of Artificial Intelligence, mosquito genetic extinction technology ("Target Malaria"), viral diagnostic tools, a "universal flu vaccine", the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, and several pandemic exercises, including the notorious Event 201; and indirect financing of Black Lives Matter.


Its current co-chief executive officers are Holden Karnofsky and Alexander Berger, and its main funders are Cari Tuna and Dustin Moskovitz, one of the founders of Facebook. Moskovitz and Tuna are members of The Giving Pledge, a Bill Gates-led coordination effort for "philanthropic" money.

Open Philanthropy "fund longer timelines than government or industry".[1] Notable people that Open Philanthropy has paid as consultants include Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence under US President Joe Biden,[2] and political scientist Steven Teles.[3] Other funders who have contributed to Open Philanthropy include Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger, who pledged $750,000.[3]

Return on investment

A 2008 Vox article points out that the "Key to Open Phil's thinking about policy is the idea of leverage. Effective advocacy work isn't necessarily that expensive, and when it works, its impact can be several orders of magnitude bigger. For instance, $100 million spent lobbying for a health reform bill could produce hundreds of billions of dollars in new health spending. Even if you don't think the lobbying is guaranteed to work, it's an attractive-looking investment."

If the controllers of the foundation also has investments in Big Pharma [Citation Needed], this makes it a loss leader for other profit.


The listed grants are a selection from their database as of November 2022[4] Event 201.[5]

Open Phil is a large funder of Black Lives Matter through the intermediaries such as [6] Color of Change, The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, Real Justice PAC, Citizen Action of New York, Michigan Liberation, Justice LA, Voice of the Experienced, Southsiders Organizing for Unity and Liberation, Project Nia, Essie Justice Group, Equity and Transformation, and the Texas Organizing Project.[7]


Events carried out

A Spreading PlagueGermany
Munich Security Conference/2019
Tabletop simulation of a global biological warfare attack predicting an apocalyptic outcome. Included several senior pandemic planners. Held February 2019.
Preventing Global Catastrophic Biological RisksGermany
Munich Security Conference
Simulation of a global influenza pandemic predicting an apocalyptic outcome. Held February 2020, with a who-is-who of pandemic planners. Held February 2020.
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