About

About the FTX Foundation

The FTX Foundation is a philanthropic collective that aims to find and support the most effective solutions to the world's most pressing problems. We make grants and investments to improve global health, prevent pandemics, reduce animal suffering, protect the climate and improve humanity's prospects of long-term survival and flourishing.

The majority of the Foundation's funding is provided by Sam Bankman-Fried and other senior principals at FTX. FTX users and employees also support the Foundation's activities, through the FTX Giving program, by contributing to FTX Philanthropy Inc., a non-profit organization organized for tax-exempt purposes.

Meet the Team
Leadership
Sam Bankman-Fried
Sam Bankman-Fried
Founder
Sam Bankman-Fried is the founder of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX.
Sam has been drawn to the philosophy of effective altruism for much of his life, donating to charitable interventions that focus on pandemic preparedness and biosecurity, global poverty mitigation, climate change, reducing animal suffering, voter registration, and artificial intelligence safety, among other issues. He believes in doing as much good as possible and plans to donate the great majority of his fortune to effective organizations and causes.
Nick Beckstead
Nick Beckstead
CEO
Nick Beckstead is the CEO of the FTX Foundation.
Nick has been working as a grantmaker and researcher in the effective altruism community since 2009. Prior to joining the team, Nick was an early employee at Open Philanthropy, where he worked for 7 years. Before that, he was a Research Fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University, completed a Ph.D. in moral philosophy at Rutgers University, and helped launch the Centre for Effective Altruism.
Board
Caroline Ellison
Caroline Ellison
Caroline Ellison is the co-CEO of Alameda Research, a cryptocurrency trading firm.
Before joining Alameda in 2018, Caroline worked at Jane Street as a trader on the equities desk. She's been involved in the effective altruism community since college and started working in finance with the goal of earning money to donate to good causes.
Gary Wang
Gary Wang
Gary Wang is the CTO of FTX.
Prior to founding FTX, Gary was a software engineer at Google, where he built systems to aggregate prices across millions of flights, decreasing latency and memory usage by over 50%. He graduated from MIT with a degree in Mathematics with Computer Science.
Nishad Singh
Nishad Singh
Nishad Singh is Director of Engineering at FTX.
Nishad was previously a software engineer at Facebook, where he worked on applied machine learning. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of California at Berkeley. Nishad has been involved with the effective altruism community since college and is committed to doing as much good as possible with his time and resources.