The Vanderes Foundation aims to maximize its impact by broadly aligning with Effective Altruism. We base our donation decisions on evidence and careful analysis, to increase our contributions to a better world.
As we lack both bandwidth and expertise to analyse the world’s charities ourselves, we don’t feel we are best positioned to make the allocation decisions ourselves, in isolation. Instead we turn to experts to help us with these. Our default is to donate our funds to the Effective Altruism Funds.
These expert-led funds revolve around four cause areas: Global Health and Development, The Long-Term Future, Animal Welfare and Effective Altruism Meta.
A substantial part of our funds has been earmarked for education related causes. These are exclusively donated to charities within education that maximize their impact per dollar spent.