Charity Entrepreneurship: Incubated Charities Fund

Charity Entrepreneurship: Incubated Charities Fund

Charity Entrepreneurship is a research and training programme that incubates multiple effective charities annually. Its Incubated Charities Fund provides seed grant funding for its most promising charities.

What problem is the Incubated Charities Fund working on?

Charity Entrepreneurship aims to strengthen the nonproit sector by launching multiple new charities annually based on effective altruist principles.

It achieves this through an extensive research process that identifies high-impact, evidence-based ways to reduce suffering and a cost-covered Incubation Program that helps aspiring entrepreneurs launch these interventions.

How it works:

  • Each year, Charity Entrepreneurship puts thousands of research hours into identifying the most promising charity ideas. Its key criteria: highly cost-effective and ready to launch.
  • It recruits aspiring entrepreneurs and, through its two-month Incubation Program, provides them with the training and funding to turn these ideas into high-impact organisations.
  • It offers seed grants of up to $200,000, legal support, and ongoing mentorship to launch the most promising charities.
  • Its ecosystem of researchers, volunteers, donors, and mentors enables these new charities to move quickly and achieve impact.

What projects does the Incubated Charities Fund support?

Donations to this Fund will be granted directly to Charity Entrepreneurship's incubated charities. Charity Entrepreneurship's focus areas include health and development policy, mental health, family planning, and animal advocacy, and EA meta.

As of 2022, Charity Entrepreneurship has helped to launch 23 charities. These charities have already fundraised over $20 million USD and been recognised by top grantmakers like GiveWell, EA Funds, and Open Philanthropy. For example:

Why is the Incubated Charities Fund listed on our donation platform?

Charity Entrepreneurship meets our criteria to be listed on our platform because:

  • Our research team believes it is doing impactful work across multiple high-impact causes.
  • Some of its incubated charities have since been supported by our trusted evaluators (for example, Suvita is now one of our top-rated charities based on analysis conducted by Founders Pledge).
  • To our knowledge, Charity Entrepreneurship has not yet been directly evaluated by any of our trusted evaluators. (Our trusted evaluators are charitable giving experts who focus on impact — their research into the best charities means your donations can do even more good. Learn more about charity evaluators we trust and why.)

All the above mean that we believe Charity Entrepreneurship meets our criteria as an organisation doing "highly promising work in a high-impact cause area, but hasn’t been evaluated yet." See our inclusion criteria.

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