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.

As of December 2017, we had received around $4.5 million in donations, and we have raised a further $2 million in informal commitments, so have raised over $6m during our history.

Our largest donor is the Open Philanthropy Project, which aims to identify outstanding giving opportunities with a broadly “effective altruism” approach, and whose main funders are Cari Tuna and Dustin Moskovitz, a co-founder of Facebook and Asana. Our other donors include several large individual philanthropists, as well as to former coaching alumni and members of the effective altruism community who donate 10% or more of their income.

We haven’t accepted any donations from corporations in exchange for promotion (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, and we receive pro bono discounts on purchases from some companies listed here.

To see our income and expenses to date in more detail, please see the financial report in our latest accounts.

If you’re interested in donating, find out more.

We also appreciate the non-financial support we’ve received from many other people and organisations over the years.

The people below have donated over £25,000 to 80,000 Hours.

Our major supporters

Over £400,000

Open Philanthropy Project

Foundation

Luke Ding

Investor and philanthropist

£100,000 – £400,000

Alex Gordon-Brown and Denise Melchin

Sam Bankman-Fried

Quantitative trader

Jaan Tallinn

Co-founder of Skype, Kazaa, MetaMed

Anonymous donor


£50,000 – 100,000

Frederick Mulder Foundation

Founder of The Funding Network, art dealer

Patrick Brinich-Langlois

Software engineer

Several anonymous donors


£25,000 – 50,000

Mark Barnes

Director at Wave Transfer Limited UK

Y Combinator

Julia Wise and Jeff Kaufman

Google software engineer and social worker, members

Several anonymous donors