callum_calvert comments on Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA): an overview of 2017 and our 2018 plans - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: callum_calvert 23 December 2017 06:27:32PM 2 points [-]

Thanks for writing this.

On EA Grants: Will you allow individuals to fund EA Grants in the future? This could either be letting individuals add to CEA's pot of funding for grants, publishing the rejected grants so that individuals can fund them independently or putting the applications on EA funds.

On EA Funds:

"Potential expansion of EA Funds on offer and investigation of different models for running and >using funds"

What types of funds and models might this investigation include?

Comment author: Kerry_Vaughan 02 January 2018 09:52:53PM 1 point [-]

Will you allow individuals to fund EA Grants in the future.

We probably won't raise EA Grants money from more than a handful of donors. I think we can secure funding from CEA's existing donor base and the overhead of raising money from multiple funders probably isn't worth the cost.

That said, there are two related things that we will probably do:

  1. We'll probably refer some promising projects to other funders. We did this last round for projects that we couldn't fund for legal reasons and for projects where existing funders had more expertise in the project than we did.
  2. We'll probably send applicants that were close to getting funding but didn't to other funders that might be interested in the project.
Comment author: Julia_Wise  (EA Profile) 24 December 2017 03:38:45PM 0 points [-]

Just wanted to note that most of our staff are out of the office for the next few days, but will answer when they return!