Good Ventures, the foundation that supports the Open Philanthropy Project, has made a series of grants to psychedelic research organizations:
- Feb 2019 to the Usona Institute (a)
- Aug 2018 to MAPS (a)
- Feb 2018 to the Usona Institute (a)
- Aug 2017 to MAPS (a)
- Sept 2016 to the Heffter Research Institute (a)
- Dec 2015 to the Heffter Research Institute (a)
These grants are relatively small compared to the foundation's overall grantmaking capacity, but seem to indicate that Good Ventures has a clear & consistent interest in supporting psychedelic research.
There isn't any record of these grants on the Open Phil site.
I'm curious about why there's a separation between Good Ventures' psychedelic grantmaking & the grants it makes through Open Phil.
(It's possible that this is simply an oversight, though given what I know about Open Phil's processes I'm guessing it's an intentional separation.)