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Apply for Funding from EA Funds

If you have a project you think will improve the world, and it seems like a good fit for one of our Funds, we encourage you to apply.

Grant sizes are typically between $5,000 and $100,000, but can be as low as $1,000 and higher than $300,000. EA Funds can make grants to individuals, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and other entities. You do not need to be based in the US or the UK to apply for a grant. If you are unsure whether you are eligible to apply for a grant, please email funds@effectivealtruism.org.

We sometimes meet people who did not apply because they thought they would not be funded. Some of them eventually applied and were funded, despite their doubts, because we were excited by their projects. Applying is fast and easy; we really do encourage it!

EA Funds is always open to applications.

The Long-Term Future Fund and EA Infrastructure Fund will consider funding applications from grantseekers who wish to remain anonymous in public reporting.

Animal Welfare Fund

The Animal Welfare Fund aims to effectively improve the well-being of nonhuman animals, by making grants that focus on one or more of the following:

  • Relatively neglected geographic regions or groups of animals
  • Promising research into animal advocacy or animal well-being
  • Activities that could make it easier to help animals in the future
  • Otherwise best-in-class opportunities

See the Fund’s past grants.

The Animal Welfare Fund runs three grant rounds per year, with the following application deadlines:

  • 13 Jun 2021, decision by 16 Jul 2021
  • 3 Oct 2021, decision by 5 Nov 2021
  • 6 Feb 2022, decision by 11 Mar 2022
  • 5 Jun 2022, decision by 8 Jul 2022
  • 2 Oct 2022, decision by 4 Nov 2022
  • All dates are at 11:59pm, Pacific Time. Please note that these dates are subject to change up to a month before the application deadline.
Apply to the Animal Welfare Fund

EA Infrastructure Fund

The EA Infrastructure Fund recommends grants that aim to improve the work of projects that use the principles of effective altruism, by increasing their access to talent, capital, and knowledge.

See the Fund’s past grants.

The EA Infrastructure Fund will respond with a funding decision within six weeks, and typically in just three weeks. If you need to hear back sooner (e.g., within just a few days), you can let us know in the application form, and we will see what we can do.

Apply to the EA Infrastructure Fund

Global Health and Development Fund

This Fund currently isn’t accepting applications. Consider applying to GiveWell, or email us at funds@effectivealtruism.org with a project description.

Long-Term Future Fund

The Long-Term Future Fund aims to positively influence the long-term trajectory of civilization by making grants that address global catastrophic risks, especially potential risks from advanced artificial intelligence and pandemics. In addition, it seeks to promote, implement, and advocate for longtermist ideas, and to otherwise increase the likelihood that future generations will flourish.

See the Fund’s past grants.

The Long-Term Future Fund will respond with a funding decision within six weeks, and typically in just three weeks. If you need to hear back sooner (e.g., within just a few days), you can let us know in the application form, and we will see what we can do.

Apply to the Long-Term Future Fund

Other areas

If you are looking for funding for a project outside the areas listed above, please email us at funds@effectivealtruism.org with a description. While we’re currently less likely to make grants outside of our main focus areas, we might make occasional exceptions.