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

Causes We Support

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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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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, Inc
GFI exists to make the global food system better for the planet, people, and animals. We are building a world where alternative proteins are no longer alternative.
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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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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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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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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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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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