1. Figure out how to do the most good
2. Do it
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Our Values

We’re trying to change the world for the better. Utilising world-class research, we use our donations to support the most effective methods of changing lives.

Effective Altruism Australia - Compassion


We value all lives, no matter when or where they’re born.

Effective Altruism Australia - Open Minded


We consider all causes and actions, and then act in the way that will help those in need the most.

Effective Altruism Australia - Focus on Results


We focus on results, because they matter. We apply evidence and reason to determine the most effective ways to improve the world.

What We Do

  • Effective Altruism Australia - Partnership



    We partner with the most effective organisations we can find to change lives.

  • Effective Altruism Australia - Research



    We use research from GiveWell, The Open Philanthropy Project, Giving What We Can, The Global Priorities Project and academia to direct funding to the best non-profits we can find.

  • Effective Altruism Australia - Funding



    We are open to funding any organisation that can demonstrate how it is effectively helping those in need. Apply to us here.

  • Effective Altruism Australia - Donation



    Donate to support our mission.

Our Team

Effective Altruism Australia - Peter

Peter McIntyre

Peter is a fifth year medical student at the University of New South Wales. He has a background in events and sales management.

Effective Altruism Australia - Ben

Dr Ben Toner

Ben holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Caltech and a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) from The University of Melbourne. Ben is a co-founder of Vesparum Capital, a capital markets advisory firm, and Draftable, an enterprise software startup.

Effective Altruism Australia - Brenton

Dr Brenton Mayer

Brenton is a medical doctor in Cairns, QLD. He has worked with the charity evaluation organisation Giving What We Can and has an interest in public health.

Effective Altruism Australia - Truman

Truman Biro

Truman is a corporate lawyer at a leading international firm. He completed his Bachelors of Laws (Hons) and Commerce (with Distinction) at the University of New South Wales. Note: Truman co-founded EAA but does not currently hold any role.

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Contact Us

60 Elgin Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053
Phone: +61 3 9349 4062
Email: info@eaa.org.au