Community Building Grants Program

Note: CEA's Community Building Grants (CBG) program is not accepting applications or expressions of interest currently; we only evaluate grant renewal applications of existing CBG-funded effective altruism groups.

If you want to learn about other funding options for EA groups, go to this page. If you have any questions about the program, email

Supporting EA groups and community builders across the world

A program and a profession

The CBG program’s goal is to build flourishing communities of individuals who work to maximize their impact using critical reasoning and evidence. The program is focused on selected locations.

Highly impactful

Local groups and in person connections are one of the main ways that people get and stay involved with the effective altruism ideas and community.

In this program, organizers help to get many individuals more deeply involved in EA, and then support them in making effective career plans or donations.

In addition, 80,000 Hours recommend promoting effective altruism as a high impact career path.

EAG conversation (Donate page)

What are CBG alumni doing now?

Working as a professional community builder is a great way to prepare for other impactful work. Community builders develop skills, networks, and experience that could serve them well in management, operations, research, fundraising, entrepreneurship, and more. Many of our alumni move on to working for other organizations in the EA movement, or pursue long-term careers in community-building.