Effective Giving

Philanthropy that tackles the world's most pressing problems


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 Giving Pledge signatory Ben Delo on his philanthropy.


We are an independent non-profit funded by finance professionals who believe in our mission, enabling us to provide our support at no cost.


Effective Giving’s work has been covered in major news outlets including Vox, Inside Philanthropy, and The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

April 2020


Ben Delo Supports Survey on COVID-19 

Effective Giving's advisee, Ben Delo, recently made a grant to researchers at the University of Oxford to support a UK cross-sectional survey study to determine the level of community-based infection of COVID-19.

This is in response to the urgent need to determine how common SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is in the UK community to inform the public health response.

This research is also being carried out to explore the use of nanopore technology, which sequences the whole genome of pathogens, as a diagnostic tool to improve pandemic preparedness for this and future novel disease outbreaks.

Effective Giving Advises BitMEX on US$2.5 Million Response to COVID-19

Effective Giving advised BitMEX, a cryptocurrency trading platform, on where to donate US$2.5 million in order to urgently respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and invest in solutions that reduce the probability of similarly devastating pandemics in the future.  


Founder & CEO

Sophie Thomson

Head of Operations


Simran Dhaliwal

Managing Director

Oliver Base

Grants Analyst


Kit Harris

Grants Analyst


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