Harnessing the power of philanthropy to protect our future.

Expert-led and research-driven, we devise bespoke strategies that maximise the impact of your giving.

How We Work

We work with donors in every stage of their giving journey, from brand new philanthropists to seasoned leaders of effective giving. Depending on your particular needs, we can introduce you to experts on the world’s largest and most neglected issues, bring you into our curated learning sessions on the principles of effective giving, or simply meet you in the trenches and share our current grant opportunities and the reasoning behind them. Everything we do is always completely free of charge or commission.

A sample donor experience:

  1. We introduce you to the principles of effective giving through an individual seminar that explores how giving today can have an outsized effect on the decades, centuries, and millennia to come. We tailor each session to your needs, but frequently cover: the role of philanthropy in moral progress, why we should be optimistic about our ability to make an enormous difference, our radically impartial and reason-driven approach to giving, how we prioritise between different causes, what solutions to global problems might look like, and how best to take action given the current philanthropic landscape.
  2. We introduce you to world-class experts in key cause areas who can answer any questions you have about their field. We are committed to clarity and transparency about our reasoning and research. While some of our philanthropists prefer to be more hands-off, you will be given the opportunity to know as much as we do about why we believe our grants are high-impact, and how that impact is achieved.
  3. At the conclusion of this learning process, which can last anywhere from days to months, we will create a bespoke portfolio of grant recommendations. See our grantmaking page for more details on our process and focus areas. If this portfolio is approved, we do everything necessary to facilitate the transfer of the grant, including due diligence and processing.

For established donors who are already on board with our approach:

  1. If you prefer to cut to the chase, we can immediately begin investigating grants that suit your needs. We share our recommendations and reasoning as soon as possible in written reports.
  2. We also invite donors to contribute directly to the Longview Philanthropy Fund, which allows us to make timely grants to the very best opportunities as they arise. All contributors to the Longview Philanthropy Fund are provided with reports every six months. These reports detail the grants we made during that period, our reasoning for those grants, and major updates to our grantmaking programmes.
As part of our commitment to future generations, many of our senior staff have signed the Giving What We Can Pledge – donating at least 10% of their income to the kinds of projects we recommend to our donors.
Natalie Cargill
Founder & Co-CEO
Natalie works with philanthropists individually to plan and execute their giving plans.
Simran Dhaliwal
Simran coordinates Longview Philanthropy’s research, grantmaking, and advocacy work.
Jonathan Huang
Chief of Staff
Jonathan provides research, communications, and executive support to Longview’s Co-CEOs.
Kit Harris
Existential Risks Programme Officer
Kit leads grant investigations in artificial intelligence and biosecurity and lays the groundwork for new lines of work.
Carl Robichaud
Nuclear Weapons Policy Programme Officer
Carl co-leads Longview’s programme on nuclear weapons and existential risk.
Matthew Gentzel
Nuclear Weapons Policy Programme Officer
Matthew co-leads Longview’s programme on nuclear weapons policy.
Dr Tyler John
Existential Risks Programme Officer
Tyler leads Longview Philanthropy’s grantmaking in international policy, priorities research, and academic field building.
Zach Freitas-Groff
Senior Programme Associate in Existential Risks
Zach conducts grant investigations in global priorities research and grantmaking strategy research.
Katie Hearsum
Head of Operations
Katie oversees operations systems and events at Longview.
Andrew Player
Head of Grants Management & Compliance
Andrew manages Longview's grants system and ensures compliance with regulatory and legal requirements.
Ruth Wallis
Operations Analyst
Ruth supports the team at Longview by ensuring the smooth running of internal systems.
Tildy Stokes
Events Director
Tildy designs and delivers Longview events.
Fin Moorhouse
Head of Research at Longview Media
Fin conducts research and sets strategy for impactful creative content.
Hamish Hobbs
Policy Advisor to OECD Strategic Foresight Unit
Hamish is a policy advisor at Longview.
Liv Boeree
Liv is an Ambassador at Longview, communicating about topics and concepts central to Longview’s work.
Giving What We Can
Giving What We Can is a community of effective givers who have pledged to give at least 10% of their income to high-impact cause areas. Longview has partnered with Giving What We Can to create their Longtermism Fund, which funds grants chosen by Longview with input from the Giving What We Can research team.
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Introductions to other communities
Longview also introduces our donors to other philanthropic communities wherever valuable. We’re proud that, to date, we have connected three donors with the Giving Pledge, and those donors have gone on to become Giving Pledge signatories.
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Prof. Will MacAskill
Will is an associate professor in philosophy at the University of Oxford, author of the New York Times bestseller What We Owe the Future, and a co-founder of the Global Priorities Institute and three international nonprofits.
Will’s research focuses on the prioritisation of interventions to improve the long-term future and on the optimal timing of philanthropic action. Upon publication of his bestselling book Doing Good Better, Will was described by Bill Gates as “a data nerd after my own heart." Watch his TED talk here.
Claire Zabel
Claire oversees a substantial part of Open Philanthropy’s grantmaking to reduce global catastrophic risks and leads their work to grow the community of people focused on long-term issues.
With Claire’s guidance, Open Philanthropy's team has made over $250 million in grants addressing global catastrophic risks since 2015. Claire previously led Open Philanthropy’s grantmaking in biosecurity and geoengineering research, and she worked as a research analyst at GiveWell.
Prof. Kevin M. Esvelt
Kevin is an associate professor at MIT’s Media Lab, where his research lab focuses on advancing biotechnology safely.
Kevin helped pioneer the development of CRISPR, a powerful new method of genome engineering, and invented its use in gene drive, a way of causing engineered genes to spread through wild species. Recognizing the implications of this technology for the environment, he quickly became a public advocate for safety and transparency in the field of biotechnology to reduce the risk of accidents and misuse. Kevin now leads SecureBio, a nonprofit that incubates projects working to prevent and prepare for extreme pandemics.
Prof. Hilary Greaves
Hilary is a professor in philosophy at the University of Oxford and the former director of the Global Priorities Institute.
Hilary’s current research focuses on issues of global prioritisation, including evaluating the strength and robustness of the argument for longtermism, and the extent to which reliably influencing the long-run future is tractable given our radical uncertainty about the long-term effects of our actions.
Charlotte Stix
Charlotte leads OpenAI’s policy engagements with the EU and is a fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge.
Previously, Charlotte coordinated the European Commission's High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, oversaw €18 million in projects, and contributed to the formulation of EU-wide AI strategy at the European Commission's Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Unit.
Dr Andrew Snyder-Beattie
Andrew leads Open Philanthropy’s programme on biosecurity and pandemic preparedness, which has made grants totalling over $100 million.
Previously, Andrew was the director of research at the University of Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute. He holds a PhD from the University of Oxford. His dissertation dealt with issues around existential risk, with publications in Nature Scientific Reports and Astrobiology.
Cate Hall
Cate Hall is a founder and Chief Operating Officer of Alvea, which set the record for the fastest start-up to take a new drug into phase 1 clinical trials.
She is also a founder of Juniper Ventures, a biosecurity and pandemic preparedness incubator. With Natalie Cargill, she is editing a collection of fiction writers’ positive visions for the future. Previously, she was the #1 female poker player in the world. Before that, a full-time lawyer with a degree from Yale Law School.
Longview Philanthropy is the best resource in the world if you want to do the most good with your giving.
William MacAskill
William MacAskill, Professor in Philosophy at the University of Oxford and author of 'What We Owe the Future'
Working with Longview takes the stress and guesswork out of giving, leaving us confident that our donations make a clear and measurable long term impact.
Tara Mac Aulay
CEO of Lantern Ventures
Longview Philanthropy is deeply committed to channelling the time and money of their advisees to the efforts that will make the greatest difference.
Max Tegmark
Professor of Physics at MIT & author of 'Life 3.0' and 'Our Mathematical Universe'
Where you put your money as a philanthropist matters, and Longview Philanthropy is excellent at helping donors accomplish as much good as possible with their giving.
Holden Karnofsky
Co-CEO of Open Philanthropy and Co-Founder of GiveWell
If all goes well, humanity has a vast future ahead of it — but very little of our philanthropy takes the scale of this future seriously. That’s why I am so excited about Longview Philanthropy. They really get it, and are finding opportunities for lasting impact.
Toby Ord
Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Oxford & author of 'The Precipice'
Longview Philanthropy are the leading philanthropic advisors on work to protect the long-term future, and have enabled multiple donors at scale to have a truly outsized impact.
Jaan Tallinn
Philanthropist, Co-Founder of Skype, and Co-Founder of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at the University of Cambridge