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. See the about page for more details.

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Donation amounts by cause area and year

Cause area Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2009
AI risk 54,792,930.35 43,325,525.33 6,906,933.14 4,548,371.88 100.00 12,000.00
Global catastrophic risks 120,129.76 0.00 120,129.76 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 54,913,060.11 43,325,525.33 7,027,062.90 4,548,371.88 100.00 12,000.00

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Donation amounts by donor and year (73 donors)

Donor Number of donations Number of donees Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2009
Open Philanthropy Project 17 15 50,971,033.00 43,221,048.00 6,563,985.00 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 1 350,460.00 0.00 300,000.00 50,460.00 0.00 0.00
Richard Schwall 1 1 307,608.00 0.00 0.00 307,608.00 0.00 0.00
Gordon Irlam 4 2 170,000.00 0.00 145,000.00 25,000.00 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 1 119,520.00 0.00 0.00 119,520.00 0.00 0.00
Effective Altruism Grants 5 5 89,639.31 89,639.31 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ethan Dickinson 1 1 76,008.00 0.00 0.00 76,008.00 0.00 0.00
Leif K-Brooks 1 1 67,216.00 0.00 0.00 67,216.00 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 62,728.00 0.00 0.00 62,728.00 0.00 0.00
Sebastian Hagen 1 1 52,203.00 0.00 0.00 52,203.00 0.00 0.00
Michael Blume 1 1 50,355.00 0.00 0.00 50,355.00 0.00 0.00
Brandon Reinhart 1 1 50,050.00 0.00 0.00 50,050.00 0.00 0.00
Peter Scott 1 1 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00
Marcello Herreshoff 1 1 49,110.00 0.00 0.00 49,110.00 0.00 0.00
Misha Gurevich 1 1 47,370.00 0.00 0.00 47,370.00 0.00 0.00
Eric Rogstad 1 1 46,133.00 0.00 0.00 46,133.00 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
Robin Powell 1 1 36,160.00 0.00 0.00 36,160.00 0.00 0.00
Scott Worley 1 1 35,019.00 0.00 0.00 35,019.00 0.00 0.00
Michael Sadowsky 2 1 34,000.00 0.00 9,000.00 25,000.00 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
Johan Edström 1 1 23,680.00 0.00 0.00 23,680.00 0.00 0.00
Janos Kramar 1 1 22,811.00 0.00 0.00 22,811.00 0.00 0.00
Mick Porter 1 1 22,410.00 0.00 0.00 22,410.00 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
Alan Chang 1 1 18,000.00 0.00 0.00 18,000.00 0.00 0.00
John Salvatier 1 1 17,718.00 0.00 0.00 17,718.00 0.00 0.00
Benjamin Goldhaber 1 1 17,250.00 0.00 0.00 17,250.00 0.00 0.00
Max Kesin 1 1 17,000.00 0.00 0.00 17,000.00 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
Simon Safar 1 1 12,900.00 0.00 0.00 12,900.00 0.00 0.00
Sam Eisenstat 1 1 12,356.00 0.00 0.00 12,356.00 0.00 0.00
Michal Pokorný 1 1 12,000.00 0.00 0.00 12,000.00 0.00 0.00
Emma Borhanian 1 1 12,000.00 0.00 0.00 12,000.00 0.00 0.00
James Mazur 1 1 11,627.00 0.00 0.00 11,627.00 0.00 0.00
Joshua Fox 1 1 11,214.00 0.00 0.00 11,214.00 0.00 0.00
Jean-Philippe Sugarbroad 1 1 11,200.00 0.00 0.00 11,200.00 0.00 0.00
Austin Peña 1 1 9,929.00 0.00 0.00 9,929.00 0.00 0.00
Tran Bao Trung 1 1 8,900.00 0.00 0.00 8,900.00 0.00 0.00
Nhat Anh Phan 1 1 7,000.00 0.00 0.00 7,000.00 0.00 0.00
Paul Rhodes 1 1 6,979.00 0.00 0.00 6,979.00 0.00 0.00
Phil Hazelden 1 1 5,559.00 0.00 0.00 5,559.00 0.00 0.00
Bryan Dana 1 1 5,463.00 0.00 0.00 5,463.00 0.00 0.00
Robert Yaman 1 1 5,000.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Daniel Ziegler 1 1 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00
Raymond Arnold 1 1 2,000.00 0.00 2,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
JP Addison 1 1 500.00 0.00 500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tim Bakker 1 1 474.72 0.00 474.72 0.00 0.00 0.00
Kyle Bogosian 2 1 385.00 0.00 135.00 250.00 0.00 0.00
Jacob Falkovich 2 1 350.00 0.00 300.00 50.00 0.00 0.00
Nick Brown 2 1 199.28 0.00 119.57 79.71 0.00 0.00
Mathieu Roy 1 1 198.85 0.00 198.85 0.00 0.00 0.00
Johannes Gätjen 1 1 118.68 0.00 0.00 118.68 0.00 0.00
Peter Hurford 1 1 90.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 90.00 0.00
Samuel Hilton 1 1 82.16 0.00 82.16 0.00 0.00 0.00
William Grunow 2 1 74.98 0.00 37.49 37.49 0.00 0.00
Vegard Blindheim 1 1 63.39 0.00 63.39 0.00 0.00 0.00
Alexandre Zani 1 1 50.00 0.00 50.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Henry Cooksley 1 1 38.12 0.00 38.12 0.00 0.00 0.00
Akhil Jalan 1 1 31.00 0.00 31.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Cedric Eveleigh 1 1 23.86 0.00 23.86 0.00 0.00 0.00
Marius Hobbhahn 1 1 23.74 0.00 23.74 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 104 20 54,913,060.11 43,325,525.33 7,027,062.90 4,548,371.88 100.00 12,000.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year (20 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
Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI risk FB Tw WP Site CN GS TW 68 7,967,420.02 3,750,000.00 842,948.14 3,362,371.88 100.00 12,000.00
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
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 Global catastrophic risks/AI risk/Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness FB Tw WP Site 5 2,114,129.76 1,994,000.00 120,129.76 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
University of California Berkeley 1 1,450,016.00 1,450,016.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Stanford University 1 1,362,600.00 1,362,600.00 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
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative AI risk/other global catastrophic risks Site 2 418,728.02 418,728.02 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Yale University 1 299,320.00 299,320.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
George Mason University 1 277,435.00 0.00 277,435.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Electronic Frontier Foundation 1 199,000.00 0.00 199,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Amanda Askell 1 38,358.47 38,358.47 0.00 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
Katja Grace 1 24,632.22 24,632.22 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jade Leung 1 10,718.40 10,718.40 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Girish Sastry 1 8,279.96 8,279.96 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Zac Kenton 1 7,650.26 7,650.26 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- -- 54,913,060.11 43,325,525.33 7,027,062.90 4,548,371.88 100.00 12,000.00

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Donation amounts by influencer and year

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

Influencer Number of donations Number of donees Total 2017 2015
Nick Beckstead 3 3 4,064,158.02 4,064,158.02 0.00
Daniel Dewey 5 4 3,241,506.00 3,241,506.00 0.00
Helen Toner 1 1 1,536,222.00 1,536,222.00 0.00
Luke Muehlhauser 1 1 2,000.00 0.00 2,000.00
Classified total 10 7 8,843,886.02 8,841,886.02 2,000.00
Unclassified total 94 14 46,069,174.09 34,483,639.31 4,546,371.88
Total 104 20 54,913,060.11 43,325,525.33 4,548,371.88

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Donation amounts by country and year

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Donation amounts by disclosures and year

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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 5,171,435.00 4,394,000.00 777,435.00 0.00
Nick Beckstead 4 4 3,957,435.00 1,994,000.00 777,435.00 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 36,357,435.00 34,394,000.00 777,435.00 1,186,000.00
Unclassified total 98 16 18,555,625.11 8,931,525.33 6,249,627.90 3,362,371.88
Total 104 20 54,913,060.11 43,325,525.33 7,027,062.90 4,548,371.88

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