Summary In 2018, we enabled donors to give a total of $2,494,210 to highly effective charities outside their home countries, 98% of that as tax-deductible donations. Based on a simple model, we think at least $700,000 of these donations would not have happened without our service. It cost us around $100,000 to offer this service,…Read more
Developing, promoting, and implementing
Effective Altruism is an honest attempt at answering the question—how can we do as much good as possible? As a global community we apply the scientific principles to figure out how to use our resources to help others as effectively as possible. Then we go and do it.Learn more about effective altruism
What we do
We help grow the global effective altruism movement and strive for a world without extreme suffering. To develop, promote, and implement the philosophy of effective altruism we run projects in three areas: research, community, and philanthropy.
By Stefan Torges and Jonas Vollmer Summary Research: We plan to continue our research in the areas of AI-related decision theory and bargaining, fail-safe measures, and macrostrategy. Research coordination: We plan to host a research workshop focused on preventing disvalue from AI, publish an updated research agenda, and continue our support and coaching of independent…Read more
These donation recommendations follow from our focus on risks of astronomical suffering (s-risks). This focus is based on the view that the long-term future is overwhelmingly important from an altruistic point of view, and the belief that there is a significant chance that artificial intelligence will fundamentally transform human civilization in the near future. It…Read more
What are the world’s most pressing problems, and how can we solve them? Motivated by our concern for extreme suffering, our research projects, the Foundational Research Institute and Wild-Animal Suffering Research, seek to answer this open-ended question. We also write policy papers on the most relevant results of their work to influence relevant decision-makers.
We want to build a community of exceptionally committed people who have dedicated their lives to helping others and are cognizant of the complexity of this task. We host events and support local groups in order to help the movement grow sustainably and ensure that the core ideas of effective altruism are maintained. In the public sphere we seek to portray its ideas in all their nuance to prevent misconceptions.
We want to establish the ideas of effective altruism as a new norm within the realm of philanthropy. To that end, we offer individual advice for donors who seek to have the biggest impact they can. We also allow donors to tax-efficiently supporting effective organizations all over the world.