Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security donations received

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Basic donee information

Country United States
Facebook page Johns-Hopkins-Center-for-Health-Security-81157515807
Twitter usernameUPMC_CHS
Wikipedia page
Open Philanthropy Project grant review
Launch date1998

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 3 2,744,000 6,304,533 169,600 169,600 169,600 169,600 2,744,000 2,744,000 2,744,000 16,000,000 16,000,000 16,000,000 16,000,000
Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness 3 2,744,000 6,304,533 169,600 169,600 169,600 169,600 2,744,000 2,744,000 2,744,000 16,000,000 16,000,000 16,000,000 16,000,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016
Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donee) 18,913,600.00 169,600.00 16,000,000.00 2,744,000.00
Total 18,913,600.00 169,600.00 16,000,000.00 2,744,000.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (2 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Suggestions for Individual Donors from Open Philanthropy Project Staff - 20172017-12-21Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectJaime Yassif Chloe Cockburn Lewis Bollard Nick Beckstead Daniel Dewey Center for International Security and Cooperation Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Good Call Court Watch NOLA Compassion in World Farming USA Wild-Animal Suffering Research Effective Altruism Funds Donor lottery Future of Humanity Institute Center for Human-Compatible AI Machine Intelligence Research Institute Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Centre for Effective Altruism 80,000 Hours Alliance to Feed the Earth in Disasters Donation suggestion listAnimal welfare|AI safety|Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness|Effective altruism|Criminal justice reformOpen Philanthropy Project staff give suggestions on places that might be good for individuals to donate to. Each suggestion includes a section "Why I suggest it", a section explaining why the Open Philanthropy Project has not funded (or not fully funded) the opportunity, and links to relevant writeups
Where should you donate to have the most impact during giving season 2015?2015-12-24Robert Wiblin 80,000 Hours Against Malaria Foundation Giving What We Can GiveWell AidGrade Effective Altruism Outreach Animal Charity Evaluators Machine Intelligence Research Institute Raising for Effective Giving Center for Applied Rationality Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Ploughshares Fund Future of Humanity Institute Future of Life Institute Centre for the Study of Existential Risk Charity Science Deworm the World Initiative Schistosomiasis Control Initiative GiveDirectly Evaluator consolidated recommendation listGlobal health and development,Effective altruism/movement growth,Rationality improvement,Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness,AI risk,Global catastrophic risksRobert Wiblin draws on GiveWell recommendations, Animal Charity Evaluators recommendations, Open Philanthropy Project writeups, staff donation writeups and suggestions, as well as other sources (including personal knowledge and intuitions) to come up with a list of places to donate

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (3 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 3)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Open Philanthropy Project169,600.0032018-06Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness Yassif Discretionary grant of $127,600 to the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and a grant of $42,000 to SynBioBeta to support a biosecurity fellowship program and a biosecurity panel discussion at the 2018 SynBioBeta conference on synthetic biology. Announced: 2018-07-26.
Open Philanthropy Project16,000,000.0012017-01Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness Yassif Largest grant made to date by Open Phil. Grant writeup includes lengthy discussion of grant. Open Phil had previously made a grant to the organization when it was housed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and known as the UPMC Center for Health Security. Using the grant money, the grantee would launch a bunch of projects related to Global Catastrophic Biological RIisks (GCBR); see (2017-07-27) for the associated press release. Announced: 2017-02-08.
Open Philanthropy Project2,744,000.0022016-10Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness Yassif The recipient was housed at the time at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and called the UPMC Center for Health Security. The grant was made to fully support the Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative (ELBI) for the next three years. The grant was based partly on the positive impression of the program by Jaime Yassif, program officer in the area who was an alumnus from 2012. Announced: 2016-10-12.