Transparency

Last updated: December 2021

The Center on Long-Term Risk (CLR) is committed to being as transparent as possible about its activities and learning from its mistakes. This page gathers relevant information related to transparency.

Organization and goals

CLR is a charity located in London, United Kingdom. Our trustees are Jonas Vollmer, Max Daniel, Ruairí Donnelly and Tobias Baumann.

CLR's purposes according to our constitution, are:

1. the advancement of education, primarily in the field of emerging technologies (such as artificial intelligence), in particular (but not exclusively) by conducting the following activities in order to contribute to better public understanding of the potential benefits and risks of such technologies:

(a) conducting research into emerging technologies and publishing the useful results thereof to the general public;

(b) supporting individuals and organisations to carry out research into emerging technologies, through providing grants and other forms of support;

(c) hosting events such as conferences, research retreats, and workshops; to promote recent developments in, and to stimulate discussion and exchange of information about, emerging technologies; and

(d) providing coaching, mentoring and scholarships to those interested in learning about emerging technologies; and

2. to advance such other purposes which are exclusively charitable according to the law in England and Wales as the trustees may from time to time determine, in particular (but not exclusively) by grantmaking.

Please consult this page to learn more about CLR's mission and philosophy.

CLR was initially founded as a project of the Swiss charity Effective Altruism Foundation (EAF). However, our operations were transferred to an independent UK charity, the Center on Long-term Risk, at the end of 2021. Documentation below relating to 2021 and earlier therefore relates to activities carried out as part of EAF. EAF still provides support to us, including by collecting donations on our behalf. More information about EAF can be found on their transparency page.

We receive our funding from several major sources. The first is individual supporters who pledged to donate a percentage of their income to effective charities. We have also received support from the Open Philanthropy Project, the Center for Emerging Risk Research, and the Survival and Flourishing Fund. We are independent and do not receive significant contributions from other institutional donors.

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Important documents

2022

Financials in 2022

In 2022, CLR expects to spend its funds as follows:

2021

Financials in 2021

Note: Until the end of 2021, CLR operated as a project of the Effective Altruism Foundation. All amounts in the below documents are in CHF.

In 2021, CLR expects to spend its funds as follows:
CLR Budget 2021 pie chart

2020

Activities in 2020

Financials in 2020

Note: During this period, CLR operated as a project of the Effective Altruism Foundation. All amounts in the below documents are in CHF.

2019

Activities in 2019

Financials in 2019

Note: During this period, CLR operated as a project of the Effective Altruism Foundation. All amounts in the below documents are in CHF.

2018

Note: During this period, CLR operated as a project of the Effective Altruism Foundation. As of 2018, CLR's financials are part of "EAF core". Detailed financial reports are available on the EAF website.

2017

Note: During this period, CLR operated as a project of the Effective Altruism Foundation. Detailed financial reports are available on the EAF website.

2016

Note: During this period, CLR operated as a project of the Effective Altruism Foundation. All amounts in the below documents are in CHF.

Annual Financial Statement 2016

2015


CLR’s activities in 2015 were implemented by GBS Switzerland and Effective Altruism Switzerland (EACH), the predecessors of the Effective Altruism Foundation.  Their financial reports are available on the EAF website.

2014

In 2014, CLR’s expenses amounted to 28,422 USD.

2013

CLR was founded in July 2013 but had no expenses as all of CLR’s activities were performed by volunteers on a pro bono basis.