SFF versus SFP: SFF facilitates grants to existing charities; for smaller grants and service contracts for long-termist projects that don't yet have an institutional home, visit SFP.
SFF’s “S-process” for making grant recommendations
SFF’s twice-a-year grant recommendations are produced using an algorithm and meeting structure that we call “The S-process”, co-developed by Andrew Critch, Jaan Tallinn, and Oliver Habryka. “S” stands for “Simulation”, because we use a grant-making simulation app to aid in discussions and final decisions. In each grant round, our funders agree on a set of six “recommenders” to read the incoming grant applications, and the recommenders and funders work together on our grant recommendation app over a series of meetings until SFF’s final recommended grant amounts are decided. Funders always have final say over whether to implement our recommendations. See the following presentation for an illustration of how the app works and some of the philosophy behind it: