Good Ventures: Grants for Global Health

OVERVIEW: Good Ventures addresses pressing global health challenges, such as the spread of malaria, malnutrition, and schistosomiasis, among others.

IP TAKE: Good Ventures awards large grants to large INGOs. While Good Ventures is not risk adverse overall, its global health grantmaking remains cautious. 

PROFILE: In 2011, Dustin Moskovitz and his wife Cari Tuna established Good Ventures in order to “[h]elp humanity thrive.” Since the organization is relatively new to philanthropy, it relies heavily on GiveWell's ratings of charitable organizations for guidance. The two organizations collaborate through the Open Philanthropy Project. Good Ventures' key giving programs include U.S. criminal justice reform, farm and animal welfare, biosecurity and pandemic preparedness and potential risks from advanced artificial intelligence

Good Ventures' grants range from about $250,000 to over $20 million. However, awards are very competitive. For the time being, Good Ventures gives to a few major organizations in global health. To learn more about the types of projects Good Ventures funds and at what levels, explore its Grants Database, which offers more detailed grantee information.

Good Ventures does not accept unsolicited grant proposals at this time; however, given its receptiveness, appetite for risk, and deep pockets, it is highly likely that it will create more funding opportunities in years to come. 

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