Donations recorded by Vipul Naik (filtered to cause areas matching AI risk)

This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice (see his commits) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; please do not share this data without consulting with Vipul Naik. We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of December 2018.

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Donation amounts by cause area and year

Cause area Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2009
AI risk 47,027,048.02 35,970,060.02 6,851,075.00 4,193,813.00 100.00 12,000.00
Total 47,027,048.02 35,970,060.02 6,851,075.00 4,193,813.00 100.00 12,000.00

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Donation amounts by donor and year (40 donors)

Donor Number of donations Number of donees Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2009
Open Philanthropy Project 11 11 43,692,297.00 35,955,222.00 6,551,075.00 1,186,000.00 0.00 0.00
Jaan Tallinn 1 1 604,500.00 0.00 0.00 604,500.00 0.00 0.00
Loren Merritt 1 1 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00
Edwin Evans 1 1 409,530.00 0.00 0.00 409,530.00 0.00 0.00
Blake Borgeson 2 1 350,640.00 0.00 300,000.00 50,640.00 0.00 0.00
Richard Schwall 1 1 307,608.00 0.00 0.00 307,608.00 0.00 0.00
Jonathan Weissman 1 1 131,290.00 0.00 0.00 131,290.00 0.00 0.00
Scott Dickey 1 1 111,520.00 0.00 0.00 111,520.00 0.00 0.00
Ethan Dickinson 1 1 68,008.00 0.00 0.00 68,008.00 0.00 0.00
Alexei Andreev 1 1 64,605.00 0.00 0.00 64,605.00 0.00 0.00
Ben Hoskin 1 1 52,728.00 0.00 0.00 52,728.00 0.00 0.00
Sebastian Hagen 1 1 51,794.00 0.00 0.00 51,794.00 0.00 0.00
Michael Blume 1 1 49,980.00 0.00 0.00 49,980.00 0.00 0.00
Marcello Herreshoff 1 1 49,110.00 0.00 0.00 49,110.00 0.00 0.00
Brandon Reinhart 1 1 45,050.00 0.00 0.00 45,050.00 0.00 0.00
Misha Gurevich 1 1 42,870.00 0.00 0.00 42,870.00 0.00 0.00
Luke Stebbing 1 1 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00 0.00
Michael Cohen 1 1 39,359.00 0.00 0.00 39,359.00 0.00 0.00
Mikko Rauhala 1 1 39,345.00 0.00 0.00 39,345.00 0.00 0.00
Gordon Irlam 1 1 35,000.00 0.00 0.00 35,000.00 0.00 0.00
Scott Worley 1 1 29,342.00 0.00 0.00 29,342.00 0.00 0.00
Scott Siskind 1 1 28,500.00 0.00 0.00 28,500.00 0.00 0.00
Jeremy Schlatter 1 1 28,411.00 0.00 0.00 28,411.00 0.00 0.00
Robin Powell 1 1 25,760.00 0.00 0.00 25,760.00 0.00 0.00
Janos Kramar 1 1 22,611.00 0.00 0.00 22,611.00 0.00 0.00
Johan Edström 1 1 21,680.00 0.00 0.00 21,680.00 0.00 0.00
Kevin Fischer 1 1 20,230.00 0.00 0.00 20,230.00 0.00 0.00
Nicolas Tarleton 1 1 19,559.00 0.00 0.00 19,559.00 0.00 0.00
Mick Porter 1 1 19,210.00 0.00 0.00 19,210.00 0.00 0.00
John Salvatier 1 1 17,718.00 0.00 0.00 17,718.00 0.00 0.00
Effective Altruism Funds 1 1 14,838.02 14,838.02 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Brian Tomasik 3 1 14,010.00 0.00 0.00 2,000.00 10.00 12,000.00
William Morgan 1 1 13,571.00 0.00 0.00 13,571.00 0.00 0.00
Benjamin Goldhaber 1 1 12,250.00 0.00 0.00 12,250.00 0.00 0.00
Emma Borhanian 1 1 12,000.00 0.00 0.00 12,000.00 0.00 0.00
Jean-Philippe Sugarbroad 1 1 11,000.00 0.00 0.00 11,000.00 0.00 0.00
Simon Safar 1 1 10,900.00 0.00 0.00 10,900.00 0.00 0.00
Joshua Fox 1 1 10,134.00 0.00 0.00 10,134.00 0.00 0.00
Max Kesin 1 1 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00
Peter Hurford 1 1 90.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 90.00 0.00
Total 53 12 47,027,048.02 35,970,060.02 6,851,075.00 4,193,813.00 100.00 12,000.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year (12 donees)

Donee Cause area Metadata Number of donors Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2009
OpenAI AI risk FB Tw WP Site 1 30,000,000.00 30,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Center for Human-Compatible AI AI risk Site 1 5,555,550.00 0.00 5,555,550.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI risk FB Tw WP Site CN GS TW 39 3,819,913.00 0.00 800,000.00 3,007,813.00 100.00 12,000.00
Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms 1 2,400,000.00 2,400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Future of Humanity Institute 1 1,994,000.00 1,994,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
UCLA School of Law 1 1,536,222.00 1,536,222.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Future of Life Institute AI risk/other global catastrophic risks FB Tw WP Site 1 1,186,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,186,000.00 0.00 0.00
George Mason University 1 264,525.00 0.00 264,525.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Electronic Frontier Foundation 1 199,000.00 0.00 199,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
AI Impacts 1 32,000.00 0.00 32,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Distill 1 25,000.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative AI risk/other global catastrophic risks Site 1 14,838.02 14,838.02 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- -- 47,027,048.02 35,970,060.02 6,851,075.00 4,193,813.00 100.00 12,000.00

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Donation amounts by influencer and year

If you hover over a cell for a given influencer and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Influencer Number of donations Number of donees Total 2017 2015
Helen Toner 1 1 1,536,222.00 1,536,222.00 0.00
Daniel Dewey 1 1 25,000.00 25,000.00 0.00
Nick Beckstead 1 1 14,838.02 14,838.02 0.00
Luke Muehlhauser 1 1 2,000.00 0.00 2,000.00
Classified total 4 4 1,578,060.02 1,576,060.02 2,000.00
Unclassified total 49 9 45,448,988.00 34,394,000.00 4,191,813.00
Total 53 12 47,027,048.02 35,970,060.02 4,193,813.00

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Donation amounts by country and year

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Donation amounts by disclosures and year

If you hover over a cell for a given disclosures and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Disclosures Number of donations Number of donees Total 2017 2016 2015
Paul Christiano 2 2 30,500,000.00 30,000,000.00 500,000.00 0.00
Dario Amodei 1 1 30,000,000.00 30,000,000.00 0.00 0.00
Holden Karnofsky 1 1 30,000,000.00 30,000,000.00 0.00 0.00
Daniel Dewey 4 4 5,158,525.00 4,394,000.00 764,525.00 0.00
Nick Beckstead 4 4 3,944,525.00 1,994,000.00 764,525.00 1,186,000.00
Chris Olah 1 1 2,400,000.00 2,400,000.00 0.00 0.00
Carl Shulman 1 1 1,994,000.00 1,994,000.00 0.00 0.00
Unknown, generic, or multiple 2 2 1,686,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 1,186,000.00
Helen Toner 2 2 1,686,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 1,186,000.00
Luke Muehlhauser 2 2 1,686,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 1,186,000.00
Ben Hoffman 1 1 1,186,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,186,000.00
Jacob Steinhardt 1 1 500,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00
Classified total 6 6 36,344,525.00 34,394,000.00 764,525.00 1,186,000.00
Unclassified total 47 7 10,682,523.02 1,576,060.02 6,086,550.00 3,007,813.00
Total 53 12 47,027,048.02 35,970,060.02 6,851,075.00 4,193,813.00

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