Updates from EA Organizations and Projects
In this section we’ll be sharing updates from EA organizations and EA projects.
While in the Bay Area learning from their Y Combinator mentors, 80k has released a new interactive tool
for making career decisions and has been doing a university campus tour for the start of the academic year.
Charity Science has created an easy way
to leave money to GiveWell’s top charities in your will. It’s a simple form that takes as little as 5 minutes to complete and leaves you with a ready-made will. They have also extended their peer-to-peer fundraiser pages
to let you raise money for any event or pitch
, in addition to their birthday and Christmas fundraisers.
Effective Altruism Foundation
GBS Switzerland is rebranding as Effective Altruism Foundation (EAF). You can find more information on their German website
. They were recently featured
on national TV in Switzerland and are currently setting up a new EA hub in Berlin – EAs who are interested are encouraged to get in touch
Future of Humanity Institute
FHI recently received $2.2m
from the European Research Council for existential risk research, $1m to run the Alexander Tamas Programme on Artificial Intelligence Safety, and a $1.5m grant
from the Future of Life Institute to create a Strategic Centre on the Future of Artificial Intelligence, together with the Cambridge-based Centre for the Study of Existential Risk.
Giving What We Can
Giving What We Can now has 1,288 members who have donated nearly $10m to effective charities and have pledged almost half a billion dollars over their lifetimes! Take the pledge
as well or consider Try Giving
Global Priorities Project
GPP just published an update
on their activities. In the last few months, they secured grants from the Finnish Foreign Ministry and the Future of Life Institute to expand their work
on policies to reduce existential risk. Be sure to check out this big flowchart
of how to help the world and prioritize between different causes.
Local Effective Altruism Network
The local effective altruism network’s support team has grown recently, and created websites
for dozens of groups in the network and helped set up meetups of their leaders at all three EA Global conferences. Work creating new local presences
continues, through both recruiting existing EAs and mass-contacting potentially interested people at universities as part of the coordinated chapter push
Open Philanthropy Project
The Open Philanthropy Project recently published a comprehensive update
on the overall progress and future plans. There has been a lot of progress in many areas.
Raising for Effective Giving
REG recently released their report
about the second quarter of 2015, in which they raised a total of $160,000 for effective charities. They’re also launching new sub-projects in professional gaming and daily fantasy sports.