Giving What We Can (GWWC) is a community of effective givers, and is a project of The Centre For Effective Altruism (CEA).
GWWC members support each other in their commitments to helping others and learning about effective giving. The organisation aims to create a culture where people are inspired to give more, and give more effectively.
Giving What We Can was conceived of by Oxford philosopher Toby Ord (inspired by the ideas of ethicists such as Peter Singer) to commit to donating a large proportion of his income to effective charities.
In November 2009, Toby and fellow Oxford philosopher Will MacAskill launched Giving What We Can as an international community of people who were committed to giving more, and giving more effectively. The Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) was incorporated in 2011 as registered charity and an umbrella organisation for Giving What We Can and the then newly founded 80,000 Hours.
Giving What We Can was one of the first in a growing network of like-minded organisations focused on effective altruism, the project of using evidence and reason to figure out how to best contribute to helping others, and taking action on that basis.