Jaime Yassif money moved

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Table of contents

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

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeNotes
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 listOpen 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
Suggestions for Individual Donors from Open Philanthropy Project Staff - 20162016-12-14Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectJaime Yassif Chloe Cockburn Lewis Bollard Daniel Dewey Nick Beckstead Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense Alliance for Safety and Justice Cosecha Animal Charity Evaluators Compassion in World Farming USA Machine Intelligence Research Institute Future of Humanity Institute 80,000 Hours Ploughshares Fund Donation suggestion listOpen Philanthropy Project staff describe suggestions for best donation opportunities for individual donors in their specific areas

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (18 donations)

DonorDoneeAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLNotes
Open Philanthropy ProjectNuclear Threat Initiative3,556,773.002018-07Biosecurity and pandemic preparednesshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity/nuclear-threat-initiative-global-health-security-index-grant Grant to create a Global Health Security Index in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and the Economist Intelligence Unit. NTI plans to use these funds to support the development of an index of national-level biosecurity and pandemic preparedness capacity in at least 194 countries. The project is modeled on NTI’s analogous Nuclear Materials Security Index, available at http://www.ntiindex.org/ The grant is a renewal of the February 2017 planning grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity/nuclear-threat-initiative-global-health-security-index-planning-grant. Announced: 2018-07-12.
Open Philanthropy ProjectJohns Hopkins Center for Health Security169,600.002018-06Biosecurity and pandemic preparednesshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity/upmc-center-health-security-synbiobeta-2018-meeting 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 https://2018.synbiobeta.com/ on synthetic biology. Announced: 2018-07-26.
Open Philanthropy ProjectCenter for Global Development49,942.002018-02Biosecurity and pandemic preparednesshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity/center-for-global-development-pandemic-policy-project-jeremy-konyndyk Grant to support a project on "Policymaking during the Ebola Outbreak: Implications for Future Pandemics" led by Jeremy Konyndyk. Announced: 2018-03-08.
Open Philanthropy ProjectGeorgetown Center for Global Health Science and Security44,627.002018-02Biosecurity and pandemic preparednesshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity-and-pandemic-preparedness/georgetown-center-global-health-science-and-security-general-support-2018 Grant for general support, continuing grant of https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity-and-pandemic-preparedness/georgetown-center-global-health-science-and-security-general-support to collect data about Libya’s pandemic preparedness capacity and also to establish a model process that can be applied in other countries in the region where it is difficult to obtain data due to political instability or ongoing conflict. Announced: 2018-03-15.
Open Philanthropy ProjectBlue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense2,588,162.002018-01Biosecurity and pandemic preparednesshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity/blue-ribbon-study-panel-biodefense-general-support-2018 Grant for general support. The Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense advocates for improvements to U.S. biodefense policy through a variety of activities, including hosting public meetings, publishing reports, and conducting outreach to members of Congress and the executive branch. Represents a grant renewal of https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity/blue-ribbon-study-panel-biodefense-general-support. Announced: 2018-02-16.
Open Philanthropy ProjectCarnegie Endowment for International Peace613,380.002017-12Biosecurity and pandemic preparednesshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity/carnegie-endowment-international-peace-chinese-indian-perspectives-biosecurity Grant over three years to support a project to assess Chinese and Indian perspectives on biosecurity risks associated with advances in biotechnology. Announced: 2018-01-09.
Open Philanthropy ProjectAmerican Society for Microbiology43,149.002017-12Biosecurity and pandemic preparednesshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity/american-society-for-microbiology-biothreats-conference-2018 Discretionary grant to support a keynote panel discussion and dinner on “Preparing for Biological Catastrophe” during the 2018 ASM Biothreats Meeting, see https://www.asm.org/index.php/biothreats-2018 for more. The dinner discussion will address global catastrophic biological risks as part of a broader conversation about past and potential future pandemics, and is expected to be attended by approximately 400 guests. Announced: 2018-02-15.
Open Philanthropy ProjectInterAcademy Partnership14,605.002017-11Biosecurity and pandemic preparednesshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity/interacademy-partnership-bwc-meeting-state-parties Discretionary grant to support a side event at the December 2017 Biological Weapons Commission (BWC) Meeting of State Parties, and other related activities to support the BWC. Announced: 2017-12-01.
Open Philanthropy ProjectNuclear Threat Initiative6,000,000.002017-10Biosecurity and pandemic preparednesshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity/nuclear-threat-initiative-biosecurity-program-support Grant to support nascent biosecurity program led by Dr. Elizabeth Cameron. Grantee is well-respected for its efforts related to weapons of mass destruction (WMD) so is promising. Announced: 2018-01-09.
Open Philanthropy ProjectSmithsonian Institution300,000.002017-07Biosecurity and pandemic preparednesshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity-and-pandemic-preparedness/smithsonian-institution-outbreak-exhibit Grant to support the Outbreak exhibit and related programming at the National Museum of Natural History. The exhibit is planned to open in 2018 and run for approximately three years; it may reach up to 8.5 million visitors during that time. Donor hopes this exhibit will help raise awareness of pandemics, in part by drawing public attention to the 100-year anniversary of the 1918 flu pandemic, which is the largest on record. Announced: 2017-12-01.
Open Philanthropy ProjectNational Academy of Sciences Engineering and Medicine452,545.002017-05Biosecurity and pandemic preparednesshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity/national-academy-sciences-international-meeting-governance-dual-use-research Grant to support an international meeting on governance of dual-use research in the life sciences organized by the National Academy of Sciences. Announced: 2017-06-14.
Open Philanthropy ProjectGenspace454,025.002017-05Biosecurity and pandemic preparednesshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity/genspace-diy-bio-labs-project Grant to support an evaluation of biosafety and biosecurity in the DIYbio lab community, and a biosafety & biosecurity pilot program in three DIY bio labs, led by Daniel Grushkin and Todd Kuiken, Ph.D. See also the twin grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity/north-carolina-state-university-diy-bio-labs-project to North Carolina State University. Announced: 2017-09-26.
Open Philanthropy ProjectNorth Carolina State University252,725.002017-05Biosecurity and pandemic preparednesshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity/north-carolina-state-university-diy-bio-labs-project Grant to support an evaluation of biosafety and biosecurity in the DIYbio lab community, and a biosafety & biosecurity pilot program in three DIY bio labs, led by Daniel Grushkin and Todd Kuiken, Ph.D. See also the twin grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity/genspace-diy-bio-labs-project to Genspace. Announced: 2017-09-26.
Open Philanthropy ProjectBioBricks Foundation152,950.002017-04Biosecurity and pandemic preparednesshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity/biobricks-foundation-biosecurity-activities-sb70 Grant to support biosecurity activities at the SB7.0 meeting. Announced: 2017-07-07.
Open Philanthropy ProjectGenspace15,000.002017-02Biosecurity and pandemic preparednesshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity/genspace-diybio-and-fbi-meeting Grant to support a meeting between the DIYbio community and the FBI. Announced: 2017-06-16.
Open Philanthropy ProjectJohns Hopkins Center for Health Security16,000,000.002017-01Biosecurity and pandemic preparednesshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity/center-health-security-biosecurity-global-health-security-and-global-catastrophic 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 http://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/about-the-center/pressroom/press_releases/2017-07-27_global-catastrophic-biological-risk-definition.html (2017-07-27) for the associated press release. Announced: 2017-02-08.
Jacob SteinhardtBlue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense500.002016-12-28World peacehttps://jsteinhardt.wordpress.com/2016/12/28/donations-for-2016/ Although donation was announced on this day we do not know when it was made. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 5.00%.
Open Philanthropy ProjectJohns Hopkins Center for Health Security2,744,000.002016-10Biosecurity and pandemic preparednesshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity/upmc-center-health-security-emerging-leaders-biosecurity-initiative 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.

Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Donors influenced Cause area Metadata Total 2018 2017 2016
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donor) Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness FB Tw WP Site 18,913,600.00 169,600.00 16,000,000.00 2,744,000.00
Nuclear Threat Initiative Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 9,556,773.00 3,556,773.00 6,000,000.00 0.00
Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense Jacob Steinhardt (filter this donor), Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donor) Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness FB Tw WP Site 2,588,662.00 2,588,162.00 0.00 500.00
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 613,380.00 0.00 613,380.00 0.00
Genspace Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donor) WP 469,025.00 0.00 469,025.00 0.00
National Academy of Sciences Engineering and Medicine Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donor) 452,545.00 0.00 452,545.00 0.00
Smithsonian Institution Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 300,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00
North Carolina State University Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 252,725.00 0.00 252,725.00 0.00
BioBricks Foundation Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donor) 152,950.00 0.00 152,950.00 0.00
Center for Global Development Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 49,942.00 49,942.00 0.00 0.00
Georgetown Center for Global Health Science and Security Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donor) 44,627.00 44,627.00 0.00 0.00
American Society for Microbiology Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 43,149.00 0.00 43,149.00 0.00
InterAcademy Partnership Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donor) 14,605.00 0.00 14,605.00 0.00
Total ---- -- 33,451,983.00 6,409,104.00 24,298,379.00 2,744,500.00

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Donation amounts by donor and year for influencer Jaime Yassif

Donor Donees Total 2018 2017 2016
Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donee) American Society for Microbiology (filter this donee), BioBricks Foundation (filter this donee), Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense (filter this donee), Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (filter this donee), Center for Global Development (filter this donee), Genspace (filter this donee), Georgetown Center for Global Health Science and Security (filter this donee), InterAcademy Partnership (filter this donee), Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security (filter this donee), National Academy of Sciences Engineering and Medicine (filter this donee), North Carolina State University (filter this donee), Nuclear Threat Initiative (filter this donee), Smithsonian Institution (filter this donee) 33,451,483.00 6,409,104.00 24,298,379.00 2,744,000.00
Jacob Steinhardt (filter this donee) Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense (filter this donee) 500.00 0.00 0.00 500.00
Total -- 33,451,983.00 6,409,104.00 24,298,379.00 2,744,500.00

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