The Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) is a charity dedicated to building and nurturing a global community of people who are thinking carefully about the world’s biggest problems and taking impactful action to solve them.
We hope that this community can help to build a radically better world: by connecting students and young professionals with relevant experts, we can help them consider their values and find an effective way to contribute that is a good fit for their skills and inclinations.
We do this by...
- Running EA Global conferences and supporting community-organized EAGx conferences.
- Funding and advising hundreds of local effective altruism groups.
- Building and moderating the EA Forum, an online hub for discussing the ideas of effective altruism.
- Supporting community members through our community health team.
We also produce the Effective Altruism Newsletter, which goes out to more than 50,000 subscribers, and run effectivealtruism.org, which hosts a collection of useful resources.
You can read more about our strategy here.
You can see our guiding principles and our team values.
You can read more about our history, including a page that provides information on mistakes we've made.
You can also find out more about our team, and learn how you could join or support us.
Our legal structure
CEA is, like Giving What We Can, 80,000 Hours and a bunch of other projects, a project of the Effective Ventures group — the umbrella term for Effective Ventures Foundation and Effective Ventures Foundation USA, Inc., which are two separate legal entities that work together. (To make matters even more complicated, until recently EV UK and EV US were also known as CEA and CEA US — that confusion is why EV changed its name.)