This fund is used to make grants to organisations working to alleviate suffering and improve the lives of people living all around the world. This broad remit includes but is not limited to: poverty alleviation, education, treatment and prevention of sickness and ill health, and tackling inequalities. This includes both direct (service provision) and indirect (policy advocacy and research) work. The fund managers are responsible for identifying organisations that are able to effect real change in a cost-effective way.
Choosing which charities to support can be a major, time intensive decision. The best charities can be orders of magnitude better than the average one and even with the support of experienced advisors, it can be hard to decide which grants to make and when.
The Funds are a way for members to choose a cause area that matters to them, and entrust the final decision on grantmaking to researchers who have the time and resources to devote to identifying some of the best donation opportunities.
Members pooling their money together in the Funds allow the Fund managers to make larger, more impactful grants and respond to time sensitive funding needs. Through the fund, members can be part of something much bigger.
This fund is used to make grants to organisations working to tackle climate change. This includes those working on advancing both technological and natural solutions, as well as advocacy for policy that supports these solutions on a large scale. The fund managers are responsible for identifying organisations that are able to effect real change in a cost-effective way.