We are setting up an emergency fund that will benefit donors to effective charities. The concept is that, if an effective-altruist donor runs into financial trouble, they can apply to the fund and potentially recoup up to 50% of their EA-related donations from the fund.
The emergency fund will serve a dual purpose:
- To help donors in financial trouble
- To promote donations to effective charities by minimizing the risk that comes with giving
EA donors will be able to apply for assistance without having donated to the fund. There might very well be no overlap between EAs who support the fund and EAs who apply to the fund.
If you count yourself as an EA donor, we would be grateful if you could take 4 to 5 minutes to respond to the following questionnaire. Your answers will help us plan and could make this emergency fund more effective.