EA groups are places for people to learn about effective altruism, and to be part of a community of like-minded individuals applying EA principles to their lives.
This page outlines the main types of support available to EA groups.
The EA Resource Hub is the main collection of resources for local group organisers; it includes resources for running events, editable graphics, and an updated “pitch” guide. There is also content of interest to all EAs, including reading lists, links for donors, a compendium of EA Facebook groups, and much more. The collection is community-created and continually evolving.
The team is also available to advise group organisers about
Julia and Sky from CEA’s Community Health Team are available to help with any community concerns. Julia can be contacted at email@example.com and Sky at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also make a time to talk to Julia during her office hours.
CEA’s Group Support Funding provides funds to cover a group’s operating expenses, such as room booking, advertising costs, and food at events, and to allow EA groups to run specific projects (such as retreats or fellowships).
Grants are available from CEA and the EA Infrastructure Fund for groups to have part- and full-time paid organisers.
Assessments will usually be based on
All organisers interested in paid community building roles can apply by filling in the EA group organiser funding expression of interest form. Groups seeking general advice about funding can contact CEA’s Groups team at email@example.com.
CEA supports EA groups in certain locations through their Community Building Grants (CBG) programme, which provides funding and support for individuals and groups to work on effective altruism community building. Grants are typically between 5,000 USD and 100,000 USD per year.
As of October 2021, the locations eligible for the CBG programme are:
We’ve selected these locations either because they have a large EA community, or because they are especially high priority in terms of growing EA presence globally.
University groups As of October 2021, the universities eligible for the CBG programme are:
University groups are selected primarily based on the university’s track record of having highly influential graduates (e.g. Nobel prize winners, politicians, major philanthropists). We also place some weight on university rankings, universities in regions with rapidly-growing global influence, the group’s track record, and leader quality.
The Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) recommends grants to improve the work of projects that use the principles of effective altruism, by increasing their access to talent, capital, and knowledge.
EAIF accepts applications from EA groups that are not eligible for CBG funding.
Organisers can apply using the EA group organiser funding expression of interest form. EAIF has funding rounds at certain times, but can assess time-sensitive applications even when a round isn’t open. If you’d like to chat to someone about applying for an EAIF grant, please get in touch with Buck Shlegeris at firstname.lastname@example.org.