Effective giving (and effective altruism)

Effective Giving is a community of foundations and large philanthropists learning together how to apply our unique resources to make the maximum contribution to a better world. 

We are based in the Netherlands and inspired by the thought leadership of the Effective Altruism movement.

To learn more about our community and what we aim to achieve click here.

If you are looking for more international context, we highly recommend also visiting one of these international organisations promoting effective giving.




Effective Altruism is about answering one simple question: how can we use our resources to help others the most? Rather than just doing what feels right, it uses evidence and careful analysis to find the very best causes to work on. But it’s no use answering the question unless you act on it. Effective altruism is about following through.





Giving What We Can is a community of effective altruists. It inspires people to donate significantly and as effectively as possible. They share information on how and where to give, help people stick to their commitment and stand together to create a culture of giving more, and more effectively.



Open Philanthropy Project


The Open Philanthropy Project’s mission is to give as effectively as they can and share their findings openly so that anyone can build on their work. Through research and grantmaking, they hope to learn how to make philanthropy go especially far in terms of improving lives.





Philanthropy Impact works with advisors, philanthropists, charities and governments to develop greater expertise, awareness and impact in philanthropic action. They provide resources, bespoke events and platforms to support the development of the philanthropy sector.