Effective Giving

Philanthropy that tackles the world's most pressing problems

Effective Giving supports major philanthropists who are committed to giving as effectively as possible, and passionate about connecting with like-minded donors.

Effective Giving supports major donors who are committed to maximising the impact of their philanthropy, and passionate about connecting with like-minded peers.

We connect our members with world-class researchers and leading foundations; provide strategic advice and funding recommendations; and run invitation-only retreats.

Our mission is to help our members find - and fund - the most promising solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

We work closely with researchers at the University of Oxford, and are currently advising the UK's youngest self-made billionaire on his philanthropy.


Founder and CEO

Sophie Thomson

Head of Operations

Simran Dhaliwal

Managing Director

Oliver Base 

Grants Analyst


Kit Harris

Grants Analyst

Contact Us

For enquiries, please contact sophie@effectivegiving.org.

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Website last updated November 2019.