Survival and Flourishing
.Fund (SFF)

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.

Ongoing Speculation Grant Announcement

In 2022, in collaboration with our primary funder Jaan Tallinn, SFF selected a group of ~20 people to serve as volunteer grant-approvers, called speculation grantors. Speculation grantors were awarded individual budgets to make expedited grants to charitable organizations. Speculation grantors have a combined budget of ~$4MM. Each speculation grantor’s budget can increase or decrease over time based on the value of their grants as evaluated by the settlement of “impact futures” by the S-process. To learn more about the Speculation grant process or how your organization can apply for one, go here.

*Please note that the nature of these grants is to make expedited funding available that may or may not align with the long-term vision of SFF or the S-process grants. These grants have been evaluated and selected on an individual agent basis, instead of a committee that reflects the values of the fund at large.

Final Speculation Grants

Organization Amount Receiving Charity Purpose  
Convergent Research $100,000 The Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fund for Strategic Innovation General support for Convergent Research  
Language Model Safety Fund $150,000 Players Philanthropy Fund General support for Language Model Safety Fund  
Language Model Safety Fund $190,000 Players Philanthropy Fund General support for Language Model Safety Fund  
Foresight Institute $80,000 Foresight Institute General support for Foresight Institute  
Dr. Roman Yampolskiy’s Research Group at UofL (Cybersecurity Lab) $100,000 University of Louisville Foundation, Inc. General support for Dr. Roman Yampolskiy’s Research Group at UofL (Cybersecurity Lab)  
PARPA $110,000 Rethink Charity General support for PARPA  
Cave Exploration Society Inc. $20,000 Cave Exploration Society Inc. General support  
1Day Sooner $50,000 1Day Sooner General support  
1Day Sooner $25,000 1Day Sooner General support  
The Modern Agriculture Foundation $20,000 The Modern Agriculture Foundation General support  
Effective Institutions Project $150,000 Nine Muses Foundation General support for Effective Institutions Project  
Effective Institutions Project $20,000 Nine Muses Foundation General support for Effective Institutions Project  
Effective Institutions Project $20,000 Nine Muses Foundation General support for Effective Institutions Project  
Topos Institute $50,000 Topos Institute General support  
Silent Cry, Inc. $250,000 Silent Cry, Inc. General support  
Second Foundation $180,000 Second Foundation General support  
AddisCoder Inc. $30,000 AddisCoder Inc. General support  
Summer Science Program, Inc. $13,000 Summer Science Program, Inc General support  
Mathematics Foundation of America $57,000 Mathematics Foundation of America General support `
MISE Foundation, Ghana $10,000 Benevity/ Online giving foundation General support for MISE Foundation, Ghana  
Maine School of Science and Mathematics $30,000 Maine School of Science and Mathematics Foundation General support  
Number Champions $10,000 Number Champions General support  
The Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc. $10,000 The Art of Problem Solving, Inc General support for The Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc.  
Eugene Math Circle $30,000 University of Oregon Foundation General support for Eugene Math Circle