What we do
Effective Altruism Australia exists to support Australians to tackle the world’s most pressing problems. We do this by supporting Australians to donate to alleviate global poverty and tackle climate change, as well as supporting the Australian effective altruism community more broadly.
Alleviate global poverty with donations
With the rise of evidence-driven interventions to alleviate poverty, we each have an unprecedented opportunity to have meaningful, positive impact on a large scale. We use research from multiple leading charity evaluators to rigorously assess the impact that a donation can have.
All of our partner charities have been thoroughly and independently investigated, and implement interventions supported by the latest evidence. Effective Altruism Australia’s partnerships enable Australian donors to make a bigger difference. We fundraise and grant funds raised to these partner charities, offering tax deductions to Australians.
Tackle climate change via donations
In May of 2023 we launched the Effective Altruism Australia Environment Fund. The Fund helps Australians support the world’s most cost-effective climate charities by allowing Australians to donate to evidence-based, cost-effective, and high-leverage organisations. Once you donate, they work with independent evaluators to find where donations will be most beneficial. Donations of at least $2 are tax-deductible to donors in Australia.
Support the Australian effective altruism community
We do this in a variety of ways, including supporting local and university groups, the annual EAGxAustralia conference, our newsletter, connecting members of the community, and more.
Commitment to Others: We take the well-being of others seriously and are dedicated to making a positive impact by actively working to improve the world.
Scientific Mindset: We base our actions on the best available evidence and reasoning, valuing humility, seeking critiques, embracing new ideas, and considering alternative perspectives.
Openness: We prioritise doing the most good and remain open to different causes and approaches, willing to change our beliefs and actions based on compelling arguments and evidence.
Integrity: Trust, cooperation, and accurate information are crucial, so we strive to be honest, trustworthy, and adhere to ethical conduct that promotes thriving communities.
Collaborative Spirit: We foster a friendly and inclusive environment that welcomes diverse approaches and perspectives, treating individuals with different worldviews, values, backgrounds, and identities respectfully and kindly.
The above values are based on the Centre for Effective Altruism’s Guiding Principles, which we endorse.
Who we are
Effective Altruism Australia is run by a dedicated and talented team who collaborate online from various locations throughout Australia. The team belongs to a community of people who have made helping others a core part of their lives.
Our Board of Directors
Effective Altruism Australia is deeply grateful towards the many people who have volunteered, offered pro bono support or included donating to EAA as part of their business. In particular, we’d like to thank: