Our donors

We greatly appreciate all the support we receive to keep 80,000 Hours running!

The vast majority of our donations come from individuals, who give because they expect us to have a large social impact by helping people improve the world through their careers.

We haven’t accepted any donations from corporations (though we did receive a $50,000 donation from the partnership Y Combinator to fund our participation in their non-profit start-up acceleration program). Our donors range from large philanthropists, to former coaching alumni, to members of the effective altruism community who donate 10% or more of their income.

As of December 2016, we have received around £1,000,000 in donations. To see our income and expenses to date in more detail, please see the financial report in our latest evaluation. Find out more about donating to us.

The people below have donated over £10,000 to 80,000 Hours.

Our major supporters

Over £100,000


Luke Ding

Investor and philanthropist


Anonymous donor

£50,000 – 100,000

Frederick Mulder

Frederick Mulder Foundation

Founder of The Funding Network, art dealer

Patrick Brinich-Langlois

Patrick Brinich-Langlois

Software engineer


Sam Bankman-Fried

Quantitative trader

Jaan Tallinn

Jaan Tallinn

Co-founder of Skype, Kazaa, MetaMed


Anonymous donor

£25,000 – 50,000


Y Combinator

Julia Wise and Jeff Kaufman

Julia Wise and Jeff Kaufman

Google software engineer and social worker, members


Several anonymous donors

£10,000 – 25,000


Mark Barnes

Director at Wave Transfer Limited UK


Sam Altman

President of Y Combinator

The Van Houten Fund

The Van Houten Fund

University of Oxford project fund, bequeathed by Georges van Houten


Tony Purnell

Founder of Pi Research, Professor of Engineering at Cambridge


Anonymous donor

Other supporters

We’re also grateful for the support of our affiliate, the University of Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute, with whom we share office space. We are also grateful to Google for their non-profit AdWords grant program, and SearchStar for pro-bono assistance optimising our Google AdWords.