The Centre for Effective Altruism's mission is to nurture a community of people who are thinking carefully about the world’s most pressing problems and taking impactful action to solve them.
Everyone wants to do good, but many ways of doing good are ineffective. The effective altruism community is focused on finding ways of doing good that actually work.
Effective altruism is both an intellectual project, using evidence and reason to figure out how to benefit others as much as possible, and a practical project — taking action based on this research, and building a radically better world.
The Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) is dedicated to nurturing a community of people who are thinking carefully about the world’s biggest problems and taking impactful action to solve them. CEA believes that this community can help to build a radically better world: so far it has helped to save over 150,000 lives, reduced the suffering of millions of farmed animals, and begun to address some of the biggest risks to humanity’s future.
CEA does this by:
Based on survey data, CEA believes that this helps people find an effective way to contribute that is a good fit for their skills and inclinations.
Funds and advises local effective altruism groups.
Builds and moderates the EA Forum, an online hub for discussing the ideas of effective altruism.
Supports community members through its community health team.
Produces the Effective Altruism Newsletter, which goes out to more than 50,000 subscribers.
The impact-focused evaluator Longview has made grants to CEA based on their assessment that CEA is highly cost-effective. CEA has also received significant grants from Open Philanthropy, which found that CEA’s work was one of the most important factors causing people to do useful work aimed at reducing existential risk and improving the long-term future.