About Us

Effective Giving is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to safeguarding the long term future of humanity.

Through personalised funding recommendations and exclusive events, we connect major philanthropists to outstanding giving opportunities to protect future generations.

OUR VISION

We aspire to a world in which the interests of future generations are fairly considered in decisions about how, when and where to invest resources. And we harness the unique power of philanthropy and philanthropic capital to make that world a reality.

We’re working towards a world in which future generations are part of our moral circle of compassion. Through our work, we hope to direct support towards incredible projects and grow the community of donors who care about and advocate for safeguarding the long-term future.

OUR APPROACH

Working with an extensive network of independent experts, we identify bold projects that have the potential to create an outsized impact. On the model of venture capital, we focus on uncovering opportunities that are high-reward yet neglected.

OUR INDEPENDENCE

Everything we do for our philanthropists is completely free of charge, and always will be. Our operational expenses are covered by a small number of mission-aligned donors, but they do not influence our funding recommendations or the direction of our work. This commitment to operational independence ensures impartiality in our grantmaking, so we can find and recommend the best giving opportunities without bias.

OUR ADVISEES

We work with philanthropists around the world who are looking to donate a significant amount of capital every year to address global challenges for humanity’s future. Our typical advisees are scientifically-minded entrepreneurs, impact-focused philanthropists as well as global organisations.

HOW WE WORK WITH PHILANTHROPISTS

For all types of philanthropists at all stages in their giving journey, we provide one-on-one strategy sessions and intellectual deep-dives with experts in fields such as synthetic biology, advanced artificial intelligence, and improving institutional decision-making.


Following these discussions, we develop a bespoke giving strategy based on each philanthropist’s interests and giving capacity. We always recommend the grants we think are highest-impact, and never merely what we think philanthropists want to hear.  As well as making grant recommendations, we conduct grant processing, due diligence and impact assessment. 
 

If you would like to find out more about our grantmaking approach or are interested in becoming part of our network of philanthropists, please contact natalie@effectivegiving.org.

Justin Rockefeller, Rockefeller Brothers Fund Trustee

Effective Giving has directly and significantly influenced my giving, and I couldn’t possibly recommend them more highly to other donors.

 

TEAM

We are a mission-driven organisation: All of our senior staff and advisors have given in their personal capacity to the areas we recommend, and have signed the Giving What We Can Pledge.

Natalie Cargill

Founder & CEO

Natalie works with donors individually to plan and execute their giving plans.  Prior to Effective Giving, she was practising as a barrister at Serjeants’ Inn Chambers (London Chambers of the Year 2018), and has worked with the United Nations Human Rights Council. Natalie has also presented on philanthropy at the University of Cambridge and King's College London, as well as at the world’s largest technology conference, the BBC, and to several private family office groups. She holds a double first-class degree from the University of Oxford, where she was awarded the highest score across all humanities subjects at Lincoln College.

Simran Dhaliwal

Managing Director

Simran coordinates Effective Giving’s research, grantmaking and advocacy work. Prior to joining Effective Giving, Simran was a research analyst at Goldman Sachs, working on a 2-person team recognised as the best sell-side stockpickers in London in 2018. At Goldman, she became a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and was earning-to-give. Simran read philosophy, politics and economics at the University of Oxford, where she first came across the concept of using evidence and reason to do the most good at a Giving What We Can talk.

Prof. William MacAskill

Advisor

William is an Associate Professor in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (the youngest-ever Associate Professor at the time of his appointment) and a research fellow at the Global Priorities Institute. He is also the Founder and President of 80,000 Hours, the co-founder and vice-president of Giving What We Can, co-founder of the Centre for Effective Altruism, and the author of Doing Good Better: Effective Altruism and a Radical New Way to Make a Difference (#1 Amazon best-seller in Philanthropy and Charity). See Will’s TED talk here.

Liv Boeree

Advisor

Liv regularly presents on philanthropy and rational decision-making, and co-founded Raising for Effective Giving, a non-profit that has fundraised $14 million for the most effective charities and advises gaming professionals how to maximise their impact. Liv is one of the UK’s most successful poker players, accruing nearly $4 million in live tournament winnings on the international poker circuit and becoming the only woman in history to win both European Poker Tour and World Series of Poker championship titles. She hosts her own YouTube channel, and has given two TED talks

Sophie Thomson 

People Operations Associate 

Ollie Base

Grants Analyst

Kit Harris 

Grants Analyst

CONTACT US

For enquiries, please contact natalie@effectivegiving.org.