How to join the 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

Locations eligible for the Community Building Grants Program

CEA's Community Building Grants Program focuses on a few select locations (listed below) in order to provide better support.

We’ve selected these locations either because they have large EA communities, or because they are especially promising places to grow the movement globally.

Other locations can be supported by the EA Infrastructure Fund, which provides grants for professional community builders across the world. If you are based outside of the locations listed, you can apply for a grant or contact EA Funds to ask about what they’re looking for.

As of September 2023, the following locations have CBG-funded groups:

  • Australia (national)
  • Canada (national)
  • Czech Republic (national)
  • France (national)
  • Germany (national)
  • India (national)
  • Israel (national)
  • Netherlands (national)
  • New York City, USA (city)
  • Norway (national)
  • Sweden (national)
  • Switzerland (national)
  • Washington DC, USA (city)
  • United Kingdom (national)
  • Effective Altruism Anywhere (a virtual group for people unable to access a local EA group)