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How large will the largest single grant made by Open Philanthropy in 2020 be?
Open Philanthropy is a grantmaking organisation mainly funded by Cari Tuna and Dustin Moskovitz, making grants using the principles of effective altruism.
In past years, the largest single grants made by OpenPhil were:
- 2019 - $55,000,000 to Georgetown University to launch the Center for Security and Emerging Technology.
- 2018 - $26,600,000 to the Malaria Consortium for their seasonal malaria chemoprevention programs.
- 2017 - $30,000,000 to OpenAI for general support.
- 2016 - $22,845,518 to the Against Malaria Foundation for general support.
Thus far, many of the largest grants have been to GiveWell recommended charities, with the grant amounts also being recommended by GiveWell. There have also been large grants related to AI safety.
How large will the largest single grant made by Open Philanthropy in 2020 be, in 2020 dollars?
Judgement will be by the largest dollar amount listed in Open Philanthropy's grants database for grants made in the year 2020.
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