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Update: 10 March, 2021

We previously stated that we expected to reopen applications around January 2021. We've now decided against reopening applications for the time being, due to limited staff capacity.

As Community Building Grants is the primary funding source available for people working on local effective altruism groups, we think it's important that people know when and how they will be able to apply. We're sorry that we can't provide this information right now, and we are working to plan for the short-term and long-term future of the CBG program. By 1 June, we will update this page with new information on our plans for opening applications.

Applications Closed

We are currently not accepting new applications for Community Building Grants.

If you are interested in applying for CBG funding, you can submit an expression of interest, and we will notify you when applications are open again. In exceptional cases we may invite groups to formally apply before applications open publicly. This is only likely to happen for funding opportunities that are urgent, that we think are particularly promising, and are for groups that are from highly ranked universities or hub cities with large numbers of highly-engaged EAs.

We are still accepting applications for renewed funding for groups that have previously received a grant.

Community Building Grants Overview

Effective Altruism Community Building Grants is a project run by the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA), providing grants of between $5,000 and $100,000 to individuals and groups doing local effective altruism community building. We have a particular emphasis on funding groups aiming to transition from being run by volunteers to being run by full-time paid organizers.

Read more about EA Community Building Grants, including our application criteria, and see our most recent post (October 2019).

If you have questions about EA Community Building Grants, please contact

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