Effective Altruism Foundation (EAF Switzerland)  strives for full transparency. This page serves as a comprehensive overview of EAF’s activities and finances.

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Organization and goals

EAF is a charitable foundation located in Basel, Switzerland, and London, United Kingdom. Its board members are David Althaus (President), Alfredo Parra (Vice-President), and Amrit Sidhu-Brar. EAF’s purpose, according to its foundation charter, is as follows:

English (translated version):

Article 2: Purpose
The Foundation’s purpose is to improve the quality of the lives of as many sentient beings as extensively as possible, making use of scientific methods in order to do so. As a think tank, it contributes to the development of fundamental understandings of effective ethical behavior and action.
In particular, it is committed to evidence-based poverty reduction, the reduction of animal suffering, the improvement of international cooperation and stability, and the promotion of responsible approaches to future technologies. It promotes the philosophy and social movement effective altruism. The Foundation is active domestically and internationally.
The Foundation pursues no commercial interest and is exclusively not-for-profit.
Pursuant to Article 86a of the Swiss Civil Code (ZGB), the founder explicitly reserves the right to change the Foundation’s purpose.

German (original text):

Art. 2 Zweck
Die Stiftung bezweckt, die Lebensqualität möglichst vieler empfindungsfähiger Wesen möglichst umfassend zu verbessern. Sie bedient sich dazu wissenschaftlicher Methoden. Als Denkfabrik leistet sie einen Beitrag zur Erarbeitung der Grundlagen effektiven ethischen Handelns.
Insbesondere engagiert sie sich für eine evidenzbasierte Armutsbekämpfung, die Reduktion des Tierleids, internationale Kooperation und Stabilität sowie einen verantwortungsbewussten Umgang mit Zukunftstechnologien. Sie fördert die Philosophie und soziale Bewegung des effektiven Altruismus.
Sie ist im In- und Ausland tätig.
Sie verfolgt keinen Erwerbszweck und ist ausschliesslich gemeinnützig tätig.
Der Stifter behält sich gemäss Art. 86a ZGB ausdrücklich das Recht vor, den Stiftungszweck zu ändern.

EAF has two predecessors: GBS Switzerland and Effective Altruism Switzerland (EACH). GBS Switzerland was an organization (Verein) located in Basel, Switzerland, and a local chapter of the German gbs. GBS Switzerland transferred all of its activities and funds to EAF in November 2015 and has since been inactive. Effective Altruism Switzerland (EACH) was an organization (Verein) located in Basel, Switzerland, and was dissolved on 15 December 2015.

We aso collaborate with the Center on Long-term Risk (CLR), a charity registered in the United Kingdom. More details about CLR can be seen on their transparency page.

We receive our funding from several major sources. The first is individual supporters who pledged to donate a percentage of their income to effective charities. We have also received support from the Open Philanthropy Project, the Center for Emerging Risk Research, and the Survival and Flourishing Fund. We are independent and do not receive significant contributions from other institutional donors.

Important documents

Effective Altruism Foundation / Stiftung für Effektiven Altruismus is a foundation based in Basel, Switzerland

Information for Dutch donors


Note that in 2022, our largest program was providing support to the Center on Long-term Risk, which has now become an independent organisation. For further details, see CLR’s transparency page.

Financials in 2022


Note that in 2021, our biggest activity was operating the Center on Long-term Risk. For further details, see CLR’s transparency page.

Financials in 2021


Activities in 2020

Financials in 2020


Activities in 2019

Financials in 2019