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The Relationship Between GiveWell and the Open Philanthropy Project

Published: September 2017

The Open Philanthropy Project began as a partnership between GiveWell and Good Ventures, a philanthropic foundation founded by Cari Tuna and Dustin Moskovitz, one of the cofounders of Facebook and Asana. It became an independent organization in June 2017. The Open Philanthropy Project continues to be supported by Cari and Dustin, who also support global health and development programs at GiveWell's recommendation.

GiveWell and the Open Philanthropy Project are separate entities with separate financial and human resources and separate governing bodies. Each organization determines how to allocate its own resources.

Although the organizations are independent, they share many core values and work closely together. In addition, GiveWell and the Open Philanthropy Project share office space. The Open Philanthropy Project currently holds the lease on the office space and donates office space to GiveWell.

GiveWell and the Open Philanthropy Project are close advisors to each other and therefore exchange information relatively freely. This sometimes includes sharing information that is informally specified as confidential on the condition that the other organization also treat it as confidential.

If you have additional questions about the relationship between GiveWell and the Open Philanthropy Project, please feel free to contact us.