We are a group of philanthropists committed to giving as effectively as we can, and passionate about connecting with like-minded donors.
Major philanthropy works best when donors think strategically, rely on high-quality research, and are willing to take bets on promising new ideas.
This isn’t easy to do. Misinformation, cognitive bias, and parochialism are major barriers to giving effectively. Only a fraction of the hundreds of billions donated annually are targeted to help as many individuals as possible.
Effective Giving was founded by the philanthropists and social scientists working to change this.
We take our lead from world-class researchers at Cambridge, MIT, Oxford and elsewhere, to develop, test and improve methodologies for identifying exceptional funding opportunities.
We connect at strategy retreats and seminars, and we share our results at dinners and an annual leaders forum.