Effective Altruism in New Zealand

Effective Altruism in New Zealand

There are people interested in effective altruism up and down the country, and we are always interested in talking to people about doing good. Contact us if you want to chat about effective altruism, or read the NZ specific information below. 

Donating from New Zealand

Against Malaria Foundation (AMF) is currently the only New Zealand tax deductible charity recommended by GiveWell. If you donate to AMF you can receive a tax credit of 33 1/3% of your donation amount.

You can donate to AMF through the Effective Altruism New Zealand Charitable Trust (EANZCT) and receive a tax credit. EANZCT also offers the ability to donate to GiveWell recommended charities GiveWell and Schistosomiasis Control Initiative. In the future EANZCT aims to be able to offer a way of giving tax deductibly to other effective charities concentrating on global health and poverty. Due to NZ charity law they will not be able to divert funds to effective charities working on other cause areas, however you can still donate directly to these charities.

Local Groups

Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch have regular meetups. Come along to meet other people interested in doing good! 

You can also talk with other kiwis on the EA NZ facebook group. 

Effective Altruism Education

We are eager to tell people about effective altruism. Effective Altruism NZ has speakers available to run introductory workshops on effective altruism ideas and charity evaluation. Contact us if you are part of a group or if you are an educator and would like to book a talk.

EANZCT is giving away copies of William MacAskill’s introduction to effective altruism “Doing Good Better”. Click here to order a copy.

Effective Altruism NZ in the media

Catherine Low from EANZ was interviewed by Bryan Crump on Radio New Zealand National on the 12th September 2016. Play or download the recording here..

In the 2016/2017 financial year EANZ donated $115,000 to the Against Malaria Foundation, protecting a population the size of Invercargill from Malaria. Read more about it here.