Effective Altruism Community Building Grants donations made

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Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (4 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Which Community Building Projects Get Funded? (GW, IR)2019-11-13Anonymous Effective Altruism Grants Effective Altruism Community Building Grants Effective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Review of current state of cause areaEffective altruism/movement growthThe blog post is written by an anonymous author who "unsuccessfully attempted to get funding through one or more of the channels discussed below and could potentially benefit from changes to these grantmaking processes." The post says: "I show that all three of these grantmaking channels use processes that implicitly or explicitly restrict the number and type of CB projects that are considered. The outcome of these processes have been grants that primarily fund CB projects in close geographical proximity to the grantmakers." The post includes a lot of data on geographic distribution of grantees of EA Community Building Grants (CBG), EA Grants, and the EA Meta Fund, and it attracts a lot of comments discussion.
A single person decides about funding for community builders world-wide (GW, IR)2019-10-22Jan Brauner Effective Altruism ForumEffective Altruism Community Building Grants Effective Altruism Community Building Grants Miscellaneous commentaryEffective altruism/movement growthThe blog post notes that a large share of funding for community builders in the effective altruism (EA) space is through the Effective Altruism Community Building Grants (CBG) program run by the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA), and further, that it looks like just one person, Harri Besceli, is in charge of decisions. The post expresses concern about centralizing all the decisionmaking power in the hands of one person. Besceli responds in the comments, noting that he does consult others at CEA, and also arguing that at the current scale (disbursement of about $1 million/year, and the equivalent of one full-time worker doing granmaking) it makes sense to have the work primarily handled by one person. His main reason is the value of specialization given the narrow domain of grantmaking.
EA Community Building Grants - Recent Grants Made and Changes to the Application Process (GW, IR)2019-10-07Harri Besceli Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Community Building Grants Effective Altruism Community Building Grants Donee periodic updateEffective altruism/movement growthThe blog post describes changes made to Effective Altruism Community Building Grants (EA CBG) made since the last update https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/RZrikMAuTwt4e9Fs4/ea-community-building-grants-update (GW, IR) provided in October 2018. The post talks about CBG's commitment to renewing funding for past grantees, and lists some grantees that have received and accepted offers for renewed funding. Changes include: (1) a switch to rolling applications instead of grant rounds, (2) introduction of an "expression of interest" form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc_05IyYJ4fwP1YXytyKrIQMf8mH10Aappq5Dkh5H0Z6a3Ziw/viewform?usp=sf_link for prospective applicants, (3) more tailored process to the needs of different grantees. The blog post also notes that the bar for successful applicants is being raised; reasons include: (1) increasing th focus on the best grantmaking opportunities, based on learnings from the last year of grantmaking, (2) leaving room for future changes to the programme, (3) limited available funding (since funding will rely more on external donors now), (4) prioritising other aspects of the programme, (5) increasing financial reserves, (6) increased quality of granting opportunities.
EA Community Building Grants Update (GW, IR)2018-11-26Katie Glass Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Community Building Grants Effective Altruism Community Building Grants Donee periodic updateEffective altruism/movement growthThe blog post provides an update on Effective Altruism Community Building Grants (CBG) that was first advertised on the EA Forum in March 2018. The blog post lists grant offers made so far and also describes evaluation criteria for further grants as well as future plans for CBG.

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