Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative

The Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative (BERI) is a US-based public charity that collaborates with university research groups working to reduce existential risk, by providing them with free services and support.

History

BERI was founded in 2017 by Andrew Critch[1][2] and has been run by Sawyer Bernath since 2020.[3]

Activities

A full list of the organizations BERI helps is available here. Detailed information about BERI's activities can be found on BERI's transparency page.

Funding

As of July 2022, BERI has received >$7 million in funding (both for general support and collaborations with other organizations) from Jaan Tallinn, >$3.3 million from Open Philanthropy,[4] >1.6 million from the Survival and Flourishing Fund,[5][6][7][8][9] $100,000 from the Future Fund,[10] and ~$5 million from other funders. Details can be found on BERI's transparency page.

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