I'm wondering if your views on where to give have meaningfully changed throughout 2022.
If they have, please share! I'd love to hear why.
Personally, I'd say my biggest update has been towards giving opportunities that are more speculative but potentially higher EV. My giving portfolio in the past was heavily tilted towards GiveWell, primarily because of their demonstrated track record and the strong evidence behind their top charities.
But now, I'm increasingly feeling comfortable with shifting my portfolio more towards other speculative options.
I still think GiveWell is an excellent choice, but I have a bit of a stronger appetite now for taking risks with my giving. This was partially motivated by a talk I watched Hilary Greaves give on making a difference.
Some charities I have given to/intend to give more to going forward include:
- Happier Lives Institute for their work on improving competition and intellectual diversity in the effective giving space;
- The Long Term Future Fund due to my increased belief that protecting the long-term future is an especially important moral priority;
- And Animal Charity Evaluator’s Recommended Charity Fund due to my increased view that funding charities working to improve animal welfare is a particularly effective way to increase present-day well-being.