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Announcement: Renaming of legal entity to Effective Ventures Foundation

2 min read
15 Sept 2022

Our parent organisation is in the process of changing its name to Effective Ventures Foundation (EV Foundation). This will mean that Giving What We Can will become a project of EV Foundation.

There will be no operational impact of this change but you may notice that the legal name of our entity is Effective Ventures Foundation when making donations through Giving What We Can.

We will continue to operate as Giving What We Can and our brand and mission will not change.

Why the change to Effective Ventures Foundation?

This change reflects the growing number of organisations and projects that were being operationally supported under the Centre for Effective Altruism.

The Centre for Effective Altruism will remain an active, separate organisation within EV Foundation and will continue to run projects like the EA Forum, EA Global conferences and virtual programs.

EV Foundation supports several organisations operationally including, Giving What We Can, 80,000 Hours, Longview Philanthropy, the Forethought Foundation and more.

Effective Ventures Foundation is now the name of the legal entity in the UK that used to be called The Centre for Effective Altruism.

The process to change the name of the US legal entity is still underway and will remain the Centre for Effective Altruism for the time being.

Read more about the legal structure of Effective Ventures Foundation.

Visit the website for Effective Ventures Foundation.

What does this mean for how Giving What We Can operates and processes donations?

The renaming of our parent organisation does not reflect a change in how Giving What We Can operates.

There will be no changes to how your donations will be processed or how Giving What We Can is operated.

We intend to update all of our assets including our website in the coming weeks to ensure that the new name of our legal entity is reflected accurately.

If you have any further questions about how this may impact you, please contact us at