Waking Up Foundation


For humanity to flourish, we must work to improve life in the present, while also addressing many sources of long-term, catastrophic risk. To that end, Waking Up donates a minimum of 10% of its profits to the most effective charities.

Causes We Support

  • (CCDD)

    Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics

    CCDD improves modeling and statistical inference of infectious diseases to strengthen policy decisions, educate broadly, and train future leaders.
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  • (CEPI)

    The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations

    CEPI is a global partnership working to turn the tide on epidemic and pandemic diseases, including COVID-19 and future threats.
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  • The Good Food Institute

    GFI works all over the world with scientists, industry, and policymakers to build a food system that preserves biodiversity, protects our climate, and mitigates pandemic and antibiotic resistance risk.
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  • Givewell's Maximum Impact Fund

    GiveWell searches for the charities that save or improve lives the most per dollar. This fund grants quarterly to their top recommendation.
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    Photo Credit: Malaria Consortium
  • The International Rescue Committee

    The IRC helps people whose lives have been shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.
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    Photo Credit: International Rescue Committee
  • Ploughshares Fund

    Ploughshares Fund works to reduce and eventually eliminate the dangers posed by nuclear weapons. Invest in security and peace worldwide.
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    Photo Credit: Nick Korompilas
  • Future of Humanity Institute

    FHI is a unique multi-disciplinary research centre working on big picture questions about civilisation and ways to ensure a flourishing long-term future.
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  • 80,000 Hours

    80,000 Hours provides research and support to help students and recent grads lead careers tackling the world’s most pressing problems.
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  • Centre for Long-Term Resilience

    CLTR is a think tank and non-profit company focusing on the pressing long-term challenges of our time, including pandemics and AI risk.
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    Photo credit: NASA
  • Global Priorities Institute

    GPI is an interdisciplinary research centre at Oxford University conducting foundational research on how to do as much good as possible.
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  • (AIID)

    AI Incident Database

    The AIID is a comprehensive collection of incidents in which AI systems have caused real-world harm. It aims to highlight AI failures and avoid repeating them.
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  • Centre for Effective Altruism

    Effective altruism uses evidence and reason to figure out how to benefit others as much as possible, and to take action based on that research.
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  • Cure Alzheimer's Fund

    Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is dedicated to funding research with the highest probability of preventing, slowing or reversing Alzheimer's Disease.
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  • Founders Pledge's Climate Change Fund

    Founders Pledge’s Climate Change Fund is committed to finding and funding the highest-impact solutions to the climate crisis.
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  • The Centre for the Governance of AI

    GovAI's mission is to build a global research community dedicated to helping humanity navigate the transition to a world with advanced AI.
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  • Clean Air Task Force

    CATF's mission is to decarbonize the global energy system through innovative solutions scaled to meet the climate challenge.
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  • Malaria Consortium

    Malaria Consortium works to strengthen health systems and improve the health of communities in Africa and Asia, specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of devasting diseases like malaria.
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  • GiveDirectly

    GiveDirectly lets you send money directly to the world’s poorest households to spend and invest how they see fit.
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    Photo credit: Adela in Rwanda
  • Sightsavers

    At Sightsavers we work to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote the rights of people with disabilities.
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  • The Roland Griffiths, Ph.D. Professorship Fund

    This endowment will support a professorship and establish a world class program of rigorous, empirical psychedelic research to promote human flourishing for generations to come.
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  • Animal Welfare Fund

    The AWF aims to most improve the welfare of nonhuman animals, by regranting given funds according to the views of expert managers.
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  • SecureBio

    SecureBio is a research non-profit founded by Prof Kevin Esvelt of MIT to tackle catastrophic risks from novel biotechnologies.
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  • (MSF)

    Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières

    MSF provides medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, and exclusion from health care in over 70 countries.
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    Photo credit: Andrii Ovod


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