Effective Altruism Australia supports Australians to find and fix the world's most pressing problems.
Australia is a wealthy country, where 60% of people donate to charity. This puts Australians in an excellent position to improve the lives of others. However, most of that money is spent domestically, and only a small fraction on the world's most effective charities.
Effective Altruism Australia (EAA) helps Australians discover ways of making their time and money go further, and provides them with a community of like-minded people trying to do the same.
EAA makes it easier for Australians to donate to the world's most effective charities by partnering with those charities and regranting to them. It maintains best-practice transparency and integrity processes so Australians can donate to those charities with confidence.
EAA currently serves two core functions: it’s both a giving multiplier and community-building hub.
EAA meets our criteria to be a top-rated charity based on the recommendation of one of our trusted evaluators, Founders Pledge. Founders Pledge has conducted a report on giving multipliers as a high-impact cause area, and found that EAA was highly cost-effective (though the complete analysis has not been published). Founders Pledge also provided two grants to EAA: one for $50,000 USD and one for €78,000.
There are several potential conflicts of interest we would like to highlight here, which we also share on our transparency page:
We decided to continue with giving top-rated status to EAA, in line with our inclusion criteria. This is consistent with our approach of deferring to our trusted evaluators: charitable giving experts who focus on impact. Learn more about charity evaluators we trust and why.
Your donations through our portal are tax deductible in the UK, US, and the Netherlands. Giving What We Can does not take any fees from donors using our platform or from charities listed on our platform. We are independently funded to promote our mission of making giving effectively and significantly a cultural norm. Read more on our transparency page.