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CEA Weekend Away


  • Good Done Right, an academic conference on effective altruism, is hosted by CEA in Oxford.
  • Global Priorities Project, a research and policy project, is formed as a collaboration between CEA and the Future of Humanity Institute (the project is merged back into CEA in 2016).



  • CEA trials EA Ventures to fund experimental projects (the project was closed in 2016, and later replaced with EA Grants).
  • 80,000 Hours team participates in Y Combinator startup accelerator.
  • CEA begins hosting the EA Global conference series.
  • Doing Good Better is published, and promoted with the help of CEA.

Group Photo


  • CEA helps local organizers run the first EA Global X community conferences.
  • Giving What We Can merges into CEA.
  • Special Projects division is formed to include Philanthropic Advising and Fundamentals Research.
  • 80,000 Hours begins to operate more separately from the rest of CEA.
  • Global Priorities Project is discontinued and merged into Future of Humanity Institute and Fundamentals Research.

EA Global 2016 Group Photo Arms Up (1)


  • CEA participates in Y Combinator startup accelerator and launches Effective Altruism Funds.
  • CEA establishes a permanent office in Berkeley, CA, as well as Oxford, UK.
  • The Special Projects division focuses on content production and merges with the rest of CEA.
  • EA Grants and individual outreach team are launched.



EAG SF 2018


You can see a report on CEA's 2019 progress here, and a detailed appendix to that report here. Some recent work:

  • CEA grants $9.8 million (our highest annual total so far) to a variety of causes through Effective Altruism Funds
  • CEA provides nearly $900,000 in Community Building Grants to assist individuals and groups working on local EA community building
  • CEA scales up our work on helping community members to navigate media engagement, and publishes a revised version of our advice for responding to journalists
  • CEA begins to collect much more feedback from the EA community, and to share updates on our projects more frequently to keep the community up-to-date