Princeton Effective Altruism (EA) aims to help you do good better. We apply reason and empirical evidence to search for the most effective ways to do good.

Why use evidence in altruism?

Because choosing the right cause or charity can multiply your impact thousands of times. <Insert graphs> In other words, choosing which problem to tackle, and how best to tackle it, could be the most important decision of your career. And where your donation goes is just as important as how much you’re donating.

What does Princeton EA do?

We run career workshops, organize discussions, teach classes on EA, host speakers working on the world’s most pressing issues , and <more (link to Events page)>. During the annual Giving What We Can (GWWC) pledge drive, we encourage students to take the GWWC pledge to donate 10% of their income (1% while they’re still a student) to effective charities.

How can I learn more about EA?

We’re always happy to chat about EA: just <shoot us an email (link to Contact Us page)>! In addition, here are some organizations we love and recommend:


80,000 Hours provides altruistic, practical, evidence-based advice on achieving an impactful career. Their thoroughly-researched advice, presented with a dash of humor, has transformed the career paths of countless altruists (including our co-president Changyan!) .

GiveWell is the top charity research group: founded in 2007, GiveWell has revolutionized the field of charity evaluation with their highly-rigorous, transparent analyses of where your money goes the farthest to save and improve lives.

The Open Philanthropy Project is GiveWell’s adventurous counterpart: while GiveWell is focused on only the most rigorously-tested, low-risk charities, the Open Philanthropy Project is open to funding high-risk, high-reward projects as well. If you’re most interested in large-scale change, then keep an eye on where the Open Philanthropy Project is making grants.

Giving What We Can (GWWC): Join over 2000 others around the globe who’ve taken the Giving What We Can pledge to donate 10% of their income to effective charities.

Interested in the GWWC pledge, but not yet ready to make the full commitment? Learn more, then Try Giving.