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Founders Pledge: Global Catastrophic Risks Fund

Founders Pledge: Global Catastrophic Risks Fund

The Founders Pledge Global Catastrophic Risks Fund supports highly impactful solutions to help prevent the most severe global catastrophes.


What problem is the Global Catastrophic Risks Fund working on?

Humanity faces large and growing risks, including war between great powers, nuclear war, risks from artificial intelligence, catastrophic biological risks, and emerging threats. The Global Catastrophic Risks Fund identifies and funds interventions to reduce the largest known risks to humanity today.

What projects does the Global Catastrophic Risks Fund support?

This Fund is designed to both tackle far-future threats, and to take action now and help protect every human being alive today. In particular, this Fund aims to:

  • Reduce the probability of large-scale catastrophic events.
  • Mitigate the potential negative impacts of these events.
  • Improve our ability to anticipate new and emerging risks on the horizon.

Its grantmaking will take a balanced approach to existential and catastrophic risks. See the Fund webpage for more information about how donations will be allocated (starting in 2023) and plans for the future.

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Why is the Global Catastrophic Risks Fund one of our top-rated funds?

This fund meets our criteria to be a top-rated fund because it is managed by one of our trusted evaluators. Our trusted evaluators are charitable giving experts who focus on impact — their research into the best charities means your donations can do even more good. Learn more about charity evaluators we trust and why.

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