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post by Jonas Vollmer · 2020-09-15T19:23:38.668Z · EA · GW · 7 comments


  Animal Welfare Fund
  Long-Term Future Fund
  EA Infrastructure Fund
  What types of grants can we fund?

The Animal Welfare Fund, the Long-Term Future Fund, and the EA Infrastructure Fund (formerly the EA Meta Fund [EA · GW]) are calling for applications. 

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. Apply here.

Application deadlines:

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!

The application consists of submitting a brief form. In case we have any follow-up questions, we will reach out to you via email or arrange a phone call. The decisions will be communicated by mid-November (or sooner in some cases). If you need to hear back sooner, just let us know.

All of these Funds have rolling applications, with application deadlines every four months (in October, February, and June). Any application received after the deadlines stated above will receive a response around five months later, during the next evaluation period. (The EA Infrastructure Fund and Long-Term Future Fund (but not the Animal Welfare Fund) may make out-of-cycle grants if the timing is urgent, but they are less likely to fund out-of-cycle applications.)

Please note that the minimum grant size at EA Funds has been reduced from $10,000 to $1,000. EA Funds will consider grant amounts up to $250,000, though we generally prefer to make smaller grants (this threshold previously was $100,000 with rare exceptions). EA Funds can make grants to individuals, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and other entities in most countries.

If you have any questions about the application process or other questions related to the Funds, feel free to submit them in the comments. You can also reach out to:

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:

For more information about the Fund’s focus, see its request for proposal for this round and past grants.

Apply to the Animal Welfare Fund

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, we seek to promote, implement, and advocate for longtermist ideas, and to otherwise increase the likelihood that future generations will flourish.

We continue to be particularly interested in small teams and individuals who are less likely to be funded by existing, larger grantmakers. Some concrete examples of projects we would like to fund:

Our previous grant reports may help you decide whether your project is a good fit.

Apply to the Long-Term Future 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. We are interested in applications from organizations and individuals working on new or established projects.

To get a better idea of what kinds of projects we might be interested in funding, you can review our past payout reports.

Note that the projects we have funded so far do not represent an exhaustive list of the types of projects we might be interested in funding. Some other examples of projects we might fund:

Please note that if your project relates to community building for local, regional, or national groups, you should apply to CEA’s Community Building Grants [? · GW] (CBG) programme. However, the EA Infrastructure Fund is still keen to fund projects initiated by local groups which are unrelated to community building. If you are uncertain whether you should apply to the EA Infrastructure Fund or the CBG programme, please contact us.

Apply to the EA Infrastructure Fund

What types of grants can we fund?

For grants to individuals, we are likely able to fund the following types of grants: 

Applications for for-profit projects (e.g., seed funding for start-ups) may be referred to EA-aligned investors.

We will likely not be able to make the following types of grants: 

Please err on the side of applying, as it is likely we will be able to make something work if the fund managers are excited about the project. We look forward to hearing from you.


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comment by Jonas Vollmer · 2020-09-23T08:48:46.520Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Update: The LTFF application deadline has been extended through Friday, October 2nd.

Replies from: levitation
comment by levitation · 2020-10-02T10:32:14.686Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

What is the timezone for the Long-Term Future Fund and EA Infrastructure Fund application deadlines on October 2nd?

Replies from: Jonas Vollmer
comment by Jonas Vollmer · 2020-10-04T10:05:00.329Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Sorry for the slow response. I was on holiday, so Aaron edited the OP to clarify. It says PST but Anywhere on Earth is also fine.

comment by agent18 · 2020-09-16T18:36:59.191Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Link to Long term fund: doesn't exist. 404 error.

Replies from: Closed Limelike Curves, Jonas Vollmer, Habryka
comment by Closed Limelike Curves · 2020-09-21T23:01:47.750Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

I suppose the long-term future doesn't exist because AGI got to it first.

comment by Jonas Vollmer · 2020-09-17T07:23:27.473Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Fixed, thanks.

comment by Habryka · 2020-09-16T22:08:10.437Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Yep, seems like that's the wrong link. Here is the fixed link: