Project incubator working at the intersection of ethics and science

About us

The Effective Altruism Foundation advocates for the global movement known as Effective Altruism. In our strive towards a world without extreme suffering, we are committed to finding the most effective ways to combat global poverty, reduce animal suffering, and deal responsibly with potentially dangerous technologies.

Our projects

In order to achieve our goal of making the world as suffering-free as possible, we run four distinct projects in the areas of fundraising, community building and public relations, and research.

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Support us to help prevent suffering and save lives: In order to reach our goals for next year, we need to raise €300,000 by the end of December. Donate now!

Projects

Raising for Effective Giving (REG)

Raising for Effective Giving (REG) empowers people to make better giving choices by promoting the idea of effective giving, providing donation advice to individuals and organizations, and supporting fundraising campaigns and events. They've been primarily active in professional poker but REG helps anybody interested in making the biggest impact they can with their philanthropy.

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Foundational Research Institute

The Foundational Research Institute (FRI) conducts interdisciplinary research on effective and cooperative strategies to reduce involuntary suffering, with a focus on risks from emergent technologies. FRI’s scope ranges from foundational questions about ethics, consciousness and game theory to policy implications for global cooperation or AI safety.

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From our blog

December 1, 2017

Our plans for 2018

Last year was a successful one: we collected around 3 million euros for effective charities; kicked off a campaign for a national ballot initiative in Switzerland; spun off two projects, namely Sentience Politics and the Sentience Institute; launched a research project on wild-animal suffering; published a position paper on evidence-based development cooperation; held numerous workshops,…

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December 20, 2017

Annual Review 2017

Last year was a very successful one: we collected around 3 million euros for effective charities; kicked off a campaign for a national ballot initiative in Switzerland; spun off two projects, namely Sentience Politics and the Sentience Institute; launched a research project on wild-animal suffering; published a position paper on evidence-based development cooperation; held numerous…

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October 9, 2017

EAGxBerlin 2017 – information for participants

[toc] Program You can find the full program booklet here. Stay up-to-date It's possible that we'll have to make short-term changes. In order to stay up-to-date, you can check out this page or the Facebook event from time to time. Updates: (Saturday, 4 pm) Today's official program is over soon, but we'd love to meet…

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