FLI is a mission-driven organisation and continually aims to diversify its funding. Shortly after we were founded in 2014, Elon Musk funded the world’s first academic grant program in AI safety. Since those early days, we have received over 1,500 donations of various sizes from a wide variety of donors to fund our programs.
In 2021, computer programmer Vitalik Buterin provided FLI with a large and unconditional donation that in part serves as an endowment and helps to guarantee our independence from any one donor.
FLI is committed to transparency and good governance. Please do not hesitate to reach out through email@example.com if you require any further information.
Expenditures for FLI activities 2022
|↪ Grant review & oversight, research, management, other||28%|
|↪ EU advocacy||10%|
|↪ US advocacy||5%|
|Media and outreach||15%|
|Awards and prizes||11%|
|Legal and other Professional services||4%|
|Admin, travel, and other||4%|
|TOTAL 2022 Expenditure||$4.4 million|
Our income in 2022
FLI only engaged in limited fundraising in 2022 and our total income that year was about 10,000 USD. The difference between income and expenditure was covered out of our endowment.
Conflicts of interest
Our policy positions are decided by our five-member Board of Directors and internal FLI teams based on the latest academic research and input from conferences and consultations.
With the exception of Jaan Tallinn, who has served on FLI’s Board of Directors since its founding, donors do not influence FLI’s positions. Vitalik Buterin, our largest donor by far, has no formal or informal role in our decision-making.
The Board of Directors have adopted an internal policy to help protect against conflicts of interest. You can download this policy here.
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