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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country United Kingdom
Facebook page CentreforEffectiveAltruism
Websitehttps://www.centreforeffectivealtruism.org/
Donate pagehttps://www.centreforeffectivealtruism.org/donate/
Donation case pagehttps://www.centreforeffectivealtruism.org/fundraising/
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=Centre+for+Effective+Altruism
Key peopleWilliam MacAskill

This entity is also a donor.

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 54 1,315 160,354 0 11 55 200 657 1,315 5,000 15,000 34,152 56,061 2,756,250
Effective altruism 51 1,315 165,599 0 11 55 158 657 1,315 4,930 10,600 30,000 50,000 2,756,250
Global health 1 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
1 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
Cause prioritization 1 162,537 162,537 162,537 162,537 162,537 162,537 162,537 162,537 162,537 162,537 162,537 162,537 162,537

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Centre for Effective Altruism

Donor Total 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donee) 7,944,250.00 2,756,250.00 2,688,000.00 2,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Effective Altruism Funds (filter this donee) 233,598.00 0.00 233,598.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise (filter this donee) 195,152.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 84,152.00 60,000.00 51,000.00
Mark Barnes (filter this donee) 105,166.29 0.00 0.00 0.00 39,437.36 65,728.93 0.00 0.00
Ross Reason (filter this donee) 82,161.17 0.00 0.00 0.00 32,864.47 49,296.70 0.00 0.00
Gordon Irlam (filter this donee) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00
Michael Peyton Jones (filter this donee) 11,831.20 0.00 0.00 0.00 6,572.89 5,258.31 0.00 0.00
Haseeb Qureshi (filter this donee) 10,600.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,600.00 0.00 0.00
Samuel Hilton (filter this donee) 5,586.96 0.00 0.00 0.00 657.29 4,929.67 0.00 0.00
Patrick Brinich-Langlois (filter this donee) 5,055.00 0.00 55.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00
Per-Erik Milam (filter this donee) 3,700.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,700.00 0.00 0.00
Aaron Gertler (filter this donee) 1,840.00 0.00 0.00 1,000.00 750.00 90.00 0.00 0.00
Peter Hurford (filter this donee) 1,700.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,700.00
Kat Steiner (filter this donee) 1,659.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 821.61 837.39 0.00 0.00
Saulius Šimčikas (filter this donee) 1,411.86 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,411.86 0.00 0.00 0.00
David Barry (filter this donee) 1,355.12 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,355.12 0.00 0.00
Lovkush Agarwal (filter this donee) 1,314.58 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,314.58 0.00 0.00
Huw Thomas (filter this donee) 657.29 0.00 0.00 0.00 657.29 0.00 0.00 0.00
Harri Besceli (filter this donee) 525.83 0.00 0.00 0.00 525.83 0.00 0.00 0.00
James Hudspeth (filter this donee) 500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500.00 0.00 0.00
Tyler John (filter this donee) 313.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 313.00 0.00 0.00
Jonathon Smith (filter this donee) 200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200.00 0.00 0.00
Pablo Stafforini (filter this donee) 168.39 0.00 0.00 0.00 96.39 72.00 0.00 0.00
Christopher Bryant (filter this donee) 157.75 0.00 0.00 0.00 157.75 0.00 0.00 0.00
Calum McClelland (filter this donee) 120.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 120.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Katerina Manoli (filter this donee) 26.29 0.00 0.00 0.00 26.29 0.00 0.00 0.00
Christopher O'Bleness (filter this donee) 20.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Henry Cooksley (filter this donee) 13.15 0.00 0.00 0.00 13.15 0.00 0.00 0.00
Cornelis Haupt (filter this donee) 10.60 0.00 0.00 0.00 10.60 0.00 0.00 0.00
Grace King (filter this donee) 6.57 0.00 0.00 0.00 6.57 0.00 0.00 0.00
EA Giving Group (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 8,659,100.05 2,756,250.00 2,921,653.00 2,501,000.00 84,149.35 283,347.70 60,000.00 52,700.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (28 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Local Effective Altruism Network's New Focus for 20192019-03-30Michal Trzesimiech Effective Altruism Forum Rethink Charity Centre for Effective Altruism Donee periodic updateEffective altruism/movement growthThe blog post announces a new strategy being followed bny the Local Effective Altruism Network (LEAN), a subsidiary of Rethink Charity. It announes that LEAN is stepping back from its role of directly helping local groups get off the ground, with CEA taking on more of that role with the introduction of EA Community-Building Grants. The two areas where LEAN intends to continue working are: (1) Empirical research including the Effective Altruism Survey and Local Groups Survey, (2) Safe and essential technology, such as the EA Hub https://eahub.org which is being relaunched, and technology for local groups. The latter may be eventually transitioned to CEA or private groups. The post also mentions a $50,000 grant from the Centre for Effective Altruism to help LEAN with these goals
Committee for Effective Altruism Support2019-02-27Open Philanthropy ProjectOpen Philanthropy Project Centre for Effective Altruism Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Center for Applied Rationality Machine Intelligence Research Institute Future of Humanity Institute Broad donor strategyEffective altruism|AI safetyThe document announces a new approach to setting grant sizes for the largest grantees who are "in the effective altruism community" including both organizations explicitly focused on effective altruism and other organizations that are favorites of and deeply embedded in the community, including organizations working in AI safety. The committee comprises Open Philanthropy staff and trusted outside advisors who are knowledgeable about the relevant organizations. Committee members review materials submitted by the organizations; gather to discuss considerations, including room for more funding; and submit “votes” on how they would allocate a set budget between a number of grantees (they can also vote to save part of the budget for later giving). Votes of committee members are averaged to arrive at the final grant amounts. Example grants whose size was determined by the community is the two-year support to the Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI) https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/potential-risks-advanced-artificial-intelligence/machine-intelligence-research-institute-general-support-2019 and one-year support to the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) https://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants/centre-effective-altruism-general-support-2019
EA orgs are trying to fundraise ~$10m - $16m2019-01-06Hauke Hillebrandt Effective Altruism Forum Centre for Effective Altruism Effective Altruism Foundation Machine Intelligence Research Institute Forethought Foundation for Global Priorities Research Sentience Institute Alliance to Feed the Earth in Disasters Global Catastrophic Risk Institute Rethink Priorities EA Hotel 80,000 Hours Rethink Charity Miscellaneous commentaryThe blog post links to and discusses the spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10zU6gp_H_zuvlZ2Vri-epSK0_urbcmdS-5th3mXQGXM/edit which tables various organizations and their fundraising targets, along with quotes and links to fundraising posts. The blog post itself has three points, the last of whichis that the EA community is relatively more funding constrained again
EA Giving Tuesday Donation Matching Initiative 2018 Retrospective2019-01-06Avi Norowitz Effective Altruism ForumAvi Norowitz William Kiely Against Malaria Foundation Malaria Consortium GiveWell Effective Altruism Funds Alliance to Feed the Earth in Disasters Effective Animal Advocacy Fund The Humane League The Good Food Institute Animal Charity Evaluators Machine Intelligence Research Institute Faunalytics Wild-Aniaml Suffering Research GiveDirectly Center for Applied Rationality Effective Altruism Foundation Cool Earth Schistosomiasis Control Initiative New Harvest Evidence Action Centre for Effective Altruism Animal Equality Compassion in World Farming USA Innovations for Poverty Action Global Catastrophic Risk Institute Future of Life Institute Animal Charity Evaluators Recommended Charity Fund Sightsavers The Life You Can Save One Step for Animals Helen Keller International 80,000 Hours Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Vegan Outreach Encompass Iodine Global Network Otwarte Klatki Charity Science Mercy For Animals Coalition for Rainforest Nations Fistula Foundation Sentience Institute Better Eating International Forethought Foundation for Global Priorities Research Raising for Effective Giving Clean Air Task Force The END Fund Miscellaneous commentaryThe blog post describes an effort by a number of donors coordinated at https://2018.eagivingtuesday.org/donations to donate through Facebook right after the start of donation matching on Giving Tuesday. Based on timestamps of donations and matches, donations were matched till 14 seconds after the start of matching. Despite the very short time window of matching, the post estimates that $469,000 (65%) of the donations made were matched
CEA on community building, representativeness, and the EA Summit2018-12-15Larissa Hesketh-Rowe Kerry Vaughan Effective Altruism ForumCentre for Effective Altruism Centre for Effective Altruism Miscellaneous commentaryEffective altruism/movement growthCEA describes its current take on community building, explaining that it is focusing more on the most engaged donors, but is financially supporting other initiatives focused on more broad-based community-building
Announcing the new Forethought Foundation for Global Priorities Research2018-12-04William MacAskill Effective Altruism Forum Forethought Foundation for Global Priorities Research Global Priorities Institute Centre for Effective Altruism LaunchCause prioritizationThe blog post announces the launch of the Forethought Foundation for Global Priorities Research. The planned total budget for 2019 and 2020 is £1.12 million - £1.47 million, and a breakdown is provided in the post. The project will be incubated by the Centre for Effective Altruism, and its work is intended to complement the work of the Global Priorities Institute
CEA is Fundraising for 20192018-11-27Larissa Hesketh-Rowe Centre for Effective Altruism Centre for Effective Altruism Donee donation caseEffective altruism/movement growthCEA announces it is fundraising for its 2019 budget, and makes the case for donating to it. The post also includes some updates on how CEA has been doing, but it is not the main post for a review of work and plans for the next year; that post is deferred to early 2019. Cross-posted to the Effective Altruism Forum at https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/jv2og63wwa7rkakf5/cea-is-fundraising-for-2019 where it received 2 comments
EA Grants applications are now open2018-09-17Kerry Vaughan Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Grants LaunchThe blog post announces that EA Grants is reopening for applications from the general public, after being invite-only for a while. It also reports that in 2018, it disbursed $850,000 through the invite-only process. The full-time EA Grants investigator hire is still not completed as of the time of writing this post. Later, Nicole Ross is hired as the full-time EA Grants investigator, and replies in the comments to questions about the latest status
EA Funds - An update from CEA2018-08-07Marek Duda Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Funds Effective Altruism Funds Broad donor strategyAnimal welfare|Global health|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismMarek Duda gives an update on work on the EA Funds donation platform, the departure of Nick Beckstead from managing the EA Community and Long-Term Future Funds, and the experimental creation of "Junior" Funds
Where the ACE Staff Members Are Giving in 2017 and Why2017-12-26Allison Smith Animal Charity EvaluatorsJon Bockman Allison Smith Toni Adleberg Sofia Davis-Fogel Kieran Greig Jamie Spurgeon Erika Alonso Eric Herboso Gina Stuessy Animal Charity Evaluators The Good Food Institute Vegan Outreach A Well-Fed World Better Eating International Encompass Direct Action Everywhere Animal Charity Evaluators Recommended Charity Fund Against Malaria Foundation Animal equality The Nonhuman Rights Project AnimaNaturalis Internacional The Humane League GiveDirectly Food Empowerment Project Mercy For Animals New Harvest StrongMinds Centre for Effective Altruism Effective Altruism Funds Machine Intelligence Research Institute Donor lottery Sentience Institute Wild-Animal Suffering Research Periodic donation list documentationAnimal welfare|AI safety|Global health and development|Effective altruismAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) staff describe where they donated or plan to donate in 2017. Donation amounts are not disclosed, likely by policy
Suggestions for Individual Donors from Open Philanthropy Project Staff - 20172017-12-21Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectJaime Yassif Chloe Cockburn Lewis Bollard Nick Beckstead Daniel Dewey Center for International Security and Cooperation Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Good Call Court Watch NOLA Compassion in World Farming USA Wild-Animal Suffering Research Effective Altruism Funds Donor lottery Future of Humanity Institute Center for Human-Compatible AI Machine Intelligence Research Institute Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Centre for Effective Altruism 80,000 Hours Alliance to Feed the Earth in Disasters Donation suggestion listAnimal welfare|AI safety|Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness|Effective altruism|Criminal justice reformOpen Philanthropy Project staff give suggestions on places that might be good for individuals to donate to. Each suggestion includes a section "Why I suggest it", a section explaining why the Open Philanthropy Project has not funded (or not fully funded) the opportunity, and links to relevant writeups
CEA’s 2017 Review and 2018 Plans2017-12-18Larissa Hesketh-Rowe Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Grants Centre for Effective Altruism Donee periodic updateEffective altruism/movement growthThe Centre for Effective Altruism reports on its progress in 2017 and describes its plans for 2018. It posts its org chart, describing the five teams (Individual Outreach, Community, Research, Tech, and Operations, and describes the progress and plans for each of the teams. Cross-posted to the Effective Altruism Forum at http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1ir/centre_for_effective_altruism_cea_2017_review_and/
Announcing the 2017 donor lottery2017-12-16Sam Deere Centre for EFfective Altruism Donor lottery Donee donation caseSam Deere of the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) announces the 2017 Effective Altruism donor lottery, and links to https://app.effectivealtruism.org/lotteries as the canonical page for all such donor lotteries
Effective Altruism Grants project update2017-09-29Roxanne Heston Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Grants Periodic donation list documentationThe document provides an update on Effective Altruism Grants after the first round of grants has been decided. It also links to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iBy--zMyIiTgybYRUQZIm11WKGQZcixaCmIaysRmGvk -- a spreadsheet with the list of all grants
Fear and Loathing at Effective Altruism Global 20172017-08-16Scott Alexander Slate Star CodexOpen Philanthropy Project GiveWell Centre for Effective Altruism Center for Effective Global Action Raising for Effective Giving 80,000 Hours Wild-Animal Suffering Research Qualia Research Institute Foundational Research Institute Miscellaneous commentaryScott Alexander describes his experience at Effective ALtruism Global 2017. He describes how the effective altruism movement has both the formal-looking, "suits" people who are in charge of large amounts of money, and the "weirdos" who are toying around with ideas that seem strange and are not mainstream even within effective altruism. However, he feels that rather than being two separate groups, the two groups blend into and overlap with each other. He sees this as a sign that the effective altruism movement is composed of genuinely good people who are looking to make a difference, and explains why he thinks they are succeeding
Announcing Effective Altruism Grants2017-06-09Max Dalton Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Grants LaunchThe document announces Effective Altruism Grants and opens it up for applications for 2017
Discussion: Adding New Funds to EA Funds2017-06-01Kerry Vaughan Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Funds Broad donor strategyAnimal welfare|Global health|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismKerry Vaughan of Effective Altruism Funds discusses the alternatives being considered regarding expanding the number of funds, and asks readers for opinions
Update on Effective Altruism Funds2017-04-20Kerry Vaughan Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Funds Effective Altruism Funds Periodic donation list documentationAnimal welfare|Global health|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismKerry Vaughan provides a progress report on the beta launch of EA Funds, and says it will go on beyond beta. The post includes information on reception of EA Funds so far, money donated to the funds, and fund allocations for the money donated so far
Introducing CEA’s Guiding Principles2017-03-07William MacAskill Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Foundation Rethink Charity Centre for Effective Altruism 80,000 Hours Animal Charity Evaluators Charity Science Effective Altruism Foundation Foundational Research Institute Future of Life Institute Raising for Effective Giving The Life You Can Save Miscellaneous commentaryEffective altruismWillam MacAskill outlines CEA's understanding of the guiding principles of effective altruism: commitment to others, scientific mindset, openness, integrity, and collaborative spirit. The post also lists other organizations that voice their support for these definitions and guiding principles, including: .impact, 80,000 Hours, Animal Charity Evaluators, Charity Science, Effective Altruism Foundation, Foundational Research Institute, Future of Life Institute, Raising for Effective Giving, and The Life You Can Save. The following individuals are also listed as voicing their support for the definition and guiding principles: Elie Hassenfeld of GiveWell and the Open Philanthropy Project, Holden Karnofsky of GiveWell and the Open Philanthropy Project, Toby Ord of the Future of Humanity Institute, Nate Soares of the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, and Peter Singer. William MacAskill worked on the document with Julia Wise, and also expresses gratitude to Rob Bensinger, Jeff Alstott, and Hilary Mayhew for their comments and wording suggestions. The post also briefly mentions an advisory panel set up by Julia Wise, and links to https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/mdMyPRSSzYgk7X45K/advisory-panel-at-cea for more detail
Advisory panel at CEA2017-03-06Julia Wise Effective Altruism Forum Centre for Effective Altruism Miscellaneous commentaryEffective altruismJulia Wise announces that CEA is forming an advisory panel to advise it on how to act or respond in cases that have broader implications for the effective altruism community. As of the time of writing the document, the committee comprises Alexander Gordon-Brown, Claire Zabel, Peter Hurford, and Julia Wise. Of the four members, Julia is the only person employed by CEA
EA Funds Beta Launch2017-02-28Tara MacAulay Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Funds Effective Altruism Funds LaunchAnimal welfare|Global health|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismTara MacAulay of the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA), the parent of Effective Altruism Funds, describes the beta launch of the project. CEA will revisit within three months to decide whether to make the EA Funds permanent
Introducing the EA Funds2017-02-09William MacAskill Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Funds Effective Altruism Funds LaunchAnimal welfare|Global health|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismWilliam MacAskill of the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) proposes EA Funds, inspired by the Shulman/Christiano donor lottery from 2016-12, while also incorporating elements of the EA Giving Group run by Nick Beckstead
Changes in funding in the AI safety field2017-02-01Sebastian Farquhar Centre for Effective Altruism Machine Intelligence Research Institute Center for Human-Compatible AI Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence Future of Life Institute Future of Humanity Institute OpenAI MIT Media Lab Review of current state of cause areaAI safetyThe post reviews AI safety funding from 2014 to 2017 (projections for 2017). Cross-posted on EA Forum at http://effective-altruism.com/ea/16s/changes_in_funding_in_the_ai_safety_field/
The effective altruism guide to donating this giving season2016-12-28Robert Wiblin 80,000 Hours Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense Cool Earth Alliance for Safety and Justice Cosecha Centre for Effective Altruism 80,000 Hours Animal Charity Evaluators Compassion in World Farming USA Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative StrongMinds Ploughshares Fund Machine Intelligence Research Institute Future of Humanity Institute Evaluator consolidated recommendation listBiosecurity and pandemic preparedness,Global health and development,Animal welfare,AI risk,Global catastrophic risks,Effective altruism/movement growthRobert Wiblin draws on a number of annual charity evaluations and reviews, as well as staff donation writeups, from sources such as GiveWell and Animal Charity Evaluators, to provide an "effective altruism guide" for 2016 Giving Season donation
EAs write about where they give2016-12-09Julia Wise Effective Altruism ForumBlake Borgeson Eva Vivalt Ben Kuhn Alexander Gordon-Brown and Denise Melchin Elizabeth Van Nostrand Machine Intelligence Research Institute Center for Applied Rationality AidGrade Charity Science: Health 80,000 Hours Centre for Effective Altruism Tostan Periodic donation list documentationGlobal health and development, AI riskJulia Wise got submissions from multiple donors about their donation plans and put them together in a single post. The goal was to cover people outside of organizations that publish such posts for their employees
CEA is Fundraising! (Winter 2016)2016-12-06William MacAskill Centre for Effective Altruism Centre for Effective Altruism Donee donation caseEffective altruism/movement growthCEA makes its case to be funded in 2016
CEA Staff Donation Decisions 20162016-12-06Sam Deere Centre for Effective AltruismWilliam MacAskill Michelle Hutchinson Tara MacAulay Alison Woodman Seb Farquhar Hauke Hillebrandt Marinella Capriati Sam Deere Max Dalton Larissa Hesketh-Rowe Michael Page Stefan Schubert Pablo Stafforini Amy Labenz Centre for Effective Altruism 80,000 Hours Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Animal Charity Evaluators Charity Science Health New Incentives Project Healthy Children Deworm the World Initiative Machine Intelligence Research Institute StrongMinds Future of Humanity Institute Future of Life Institute Centre for the Study of Existential Risk Effective Altruism Foundation Sci-Hub Vote.org The Humane League Foundational Research Institute Periodic donation list documentationCentre for Effective Altruism (CEA) staff describe their donation plans. The donation amounts are not disclosed.
Peter McCluskey's favorite charities2015-12-06Peter McCluskey Peter McCluskey Center for Applied Rationality Future of Humanity Institute AI Impacts GiveWell GiveWell top charities Future of Life Institute Centre for Effective Altruism Brain Preservation Foundation Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies Electronic Frontier Foundation Methuselah Mouse Prize SENS Research Foundation Foresigh Institute Evaluator consolidated recommendation listThe page discusses the favorite charities of Peter McCluskey and his opinion on their current room for more funding in light of their financial situation and expansion plans

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (54 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 54)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Open Philanthropy Project2,756,250.0012019-02Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants/centre-effective-altruism-general-support-2019Committee for Effective Altruism Support Donation process: The decision of whether to donate seems to have followed the Open Philanthropy Project's usual process, but the exact amount to donate was determined by the Committee for Effective Altruism Support using the process described at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/committee-effective-altruism-support

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The grant writeup says: "CEA is a central organization within the effective altruism (EA) community that engages in a variety of activities aimed at helping the EA community."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: Open Phil's grant writeup says: "we see the basic pros and cons of this support similarly to what we’ve presented in past writeups on the matter" and links to the June 2018 support https://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants/centre-effective-altruism-general-support-2019

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount is decided by the Committee for Effective Altruism Support https://www.openphilanthropy.org/committee-effective-altruism-support but individual votes and reasoning are not public. Two other grants with amounts decided by the Committee for Effective Altruism Support, made at the same time and therefore likely drawing from the same money pot, are to the Machine Intelligence Research Institute ($2,112,5000) and 80,000 Hours ($4,795,803)

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Reasons for timing are not discussed, but likely include (1) It is about a year since the last grant to the Centre for Effective Altruism, and the grants are generally expected to last a year, so a renewal is due, (2) The Committee for Effective Altruism Support https://www.openphilanthropy.org/committee-effective-altruism-support did its first round of money allocation, so the timing is determined by the timing of that allocation round
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24

Other notes: Announced: 2019-04-19.
Effective Altruism Funds15,000.00162018-11-29Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/ea-community/payouts/2dyBJqJBSIq6sAGU6gMYQWLuke Ding Alex Foster Denise Melchin Matt Wage Tara MacAulay Grant write-up talks of the strong track record of the CEA and their success at introducing EA concepts to a large number of people. The write-up concludes: "CEA is aiming to raise $3 million for their 2019 budget, and currently has significant room for more funding due to expansion efforts. At the margin, this grant is expected to contribute towards CEA’s expansion of their events, technology and community health teams.". Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Patrick Brinich-Langlois55.00442018-11-26Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://www.patbl.com/misc/other/donations/--
Effective Altruism Funds162,537.0042018-08-14Cause prioritizationhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/far-future/payouts/6g4f7iae5Ok6K6YOaAiyK0Nick Beckstead Grant made from the Long-Term Future Fund; an accompanying grant of $56,061 from the Effective Altruism Commmunity FUnd was also made. Beckstead recommended. CEA will use the LTF funding to support a new project whose objective is to expand global priorities research in academia, especially related to issues around longtermism. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds56,061.0062018-08-14Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/ea-community/payouts/6M8SQFdecEm0WuAYweO2UQNick Beckstead Funding from the Effective Altruism Community Fund; an accompanying payment from the Long-Term Future Fund of $162,537 was also made. Beckstead recommended that the grantee spend the money to save time and increase productivity of employees (for instance, by subsidizing childcare or electronics). Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Open Philanthropy Project2,688,000.0022018-06Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants/centre-effective-altruism-general-support-2018Nick Beckstead Grant of £2,000,000 ($2,688,000 at time of conversion). Renewal of previous grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants/centre-effective-altruism-general-support and related to statement made in previous grant write-up that they "planned to renew for between $1.25 million and $2.5 million.". Announced: 2018-06-28.
Aaron Gertler1,000.00292017-11-28Global health/malariahttps://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- 60% of donations made by Facebook on Giving Tuesday to qualify for matching by Facebook and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Open Philanthropy Project2,500,000.0032017-03Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants/centre-effective-altruism-general-support-2017Nick Beckstead Grant for general support. Donor impressed by what grantee has achieved in terms of Giving What We Can pledge amounts and recruit quality. Also believes it is value-aligned with other potential donors to donee, so less fungibility concern. Expected to renew grant for $1.25 million or $2.5 million next year. Predictions included in detailed grant page. See also https://www.centreforeffectivealtruism.org/blog/announcing-grant-from-the-open-philanthropy-project/ for the corresponding confirmation from the grantee. See https://donations.vipulnaik.com/donor.php?donor=Effective+Altruism+Grants for the full list of Effective Altruism Grants, for which part of the funds from this grant were used. Announced: 2017-08-17.
Aaron Gertler750.00322016-12-15Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- End-of-year donation. $750 went to CEA, which runs a number of useful EA projects. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Pablo Stafforini96.39412016-09-29Effective altruism/movement growthhttp://www.stafforini.com/blog/donations/--
Henry Cooksley13.15482016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Katerina Manoli26.29452016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Ross Reason32,864.47122016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Christopher Bryant157.75392016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Kat Steiner821.61312016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Cornelis Haupt10.60492016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Harri Besceli525.83352016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Mark Barnes39,437.36102016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Huw Thomas657.29332016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Saulius Šimčikas1,411.86262016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Grace King6.57502016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Christopher O'Bleness20.00462016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Calum McClelland120.00402016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
EA Giving Group----2016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1H2hF3SaO0_QViYq2j1E7mwoz3sDjdf9pdtuBcrq7pRU/editNick Beckstead Actual date range: December 2015 to February 2016. Exact date, amount, or fraction not known, but it is the donee with the third highest amount donated out of six donees in this period. The original grant was to Effective Altruism Outreach, which is now a part of CEA.
Samuel Hilton657.29332016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
EA Giving Group----2016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1H2hF3SaO0_QViYq2j1E7mwoz3sDjdf9pdtuBcrq7pRU/editNick Beckstead Actual date range: February 2016 to December 2016. Exact date, amount, or fraction not known, but it is the donee with the highest amount donated out of three donees in this period. Money to be used at the discretion of William MacAskill.
Michael Peyton Jones6,572.89202016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise34,152.00112015-12-28Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Patrick Brinich-Langlois5,000.00222015-12-22Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://www.patbl.com/misc/other/donations/--
Pablo Stafforini72.00432015-12-14Effective altruism/movement growthhttp://www.stafforini.com/blog/donations/--
Aaron Gertler75.00422015-06-11Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- Donation to Giving What We Can, which is now under the Centre for Effective Altruism.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise50,000.0072015-05-28Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://www.jefftk.com/donations-- Employer match: Google matched 6,000.00.
Aaron Gertler15.00472015-01-21Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- Annual matching fundraiser.
Gordon Irlam50,000.0072015--https://www.gricf.org/2015-report.html-- For Giving What We Can. c/o Centre for Effective Altruism USA.
Jonathon Smith200.00382015Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Ross Reason49,296.7092015Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
David Barry1,355.12272015Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Kat Steiner837.39302015Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Tyler John313.00372015Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
James Hudspeth500.00362015Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Mark Barnes65,728.9352015Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Per-Erik Milam3,700.00242015Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Lovkush Agarwal1,314.58282015Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
EA Giving Group----2015Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1H2hF3SaO0_QViYq2j1E7mwoz3sDjdf9pdtuBcrq7pRU/editNick Beckstead Actual date range: December 2014 to December 2015. Exact date, amount, or fraction not known, but it is the donee with the highest amount donated out of eight donees in this period. The original grant was to Effective Altruism Outreach, which is now a part of the Centre for Effective Altruism.
EA Giving Group----2015Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1H2hF3SaO0_QViYq2j1E7mwoz3sDjdf9pdtuBcrq7pRU/editNick Beckstead Actual date range: December 2014 to December 2015. Exact date, amount, or fraction not known, but it is the donee with the seventh highest amount donated out of eight donees in this period. Money intended for regranting to local student groups, CEA is the intermediary for financing.
Samuel Hilton4,929.67232015Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Haseeb Qureshi10,600.00182015Effective altruism/movement growthhttp://haseebq.com/my-first-year-earning-to-give-a-retrospective/GiveWell Money was for the EA Outreach team run by Kerry Vaughan and Tyler Alterman, that was responsible for running EA Global. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Michael Peyton Jones5,258.31212015Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise30,000.00132014-07-28Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise30,000.00132014-01-08Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://www.jefftk.com/donations-- Employer match: Google matched 5,800.00.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise10,000.00192013-12-28Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise15,000.00162013-08-11Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise26,000.00152013-08-08Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Peter Hurford1,700.00252013-07-04Effective altruism/movement growthhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--