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.
You can read more about our strategy here.
You can dig into some of our key metrics on our public dashboard.
Our legal structure
CEA is an Effective Ventures project. Effective Ventures Foundation (UK) (EV UK) is a charity in England and Wales (and is also a Netherlands registered tax-deductible entity). Effective Ventures Foundation USA Inc. (EV US) is a section 501(c)(3) organization in the USA. EV UK and EV US are separate charities that collaborate closely under the “Effective Ventures” name.
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.