The Founders Pledge Global Catastrophic Risks Fund supports highly impactful solutions to help prevent the most severe global catastrophes.
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.
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:
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.
We previously included the Global Catastrophic Risks Fund on our list of recommendations because it is managed by the impact-focused evaluator Founders Pledge. We’ve since updated our recommendations to reflect only funds managed by grantmakers we’ve looked into as part of our 2023 evaluator investigations; while we expect to soon look into Founders Pledge as part of this more in-depth evaluator research, we haven’t yet. As such, we don't currently include this fund as one of our recommended programs but you can still donate to it via our donation platform.