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

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Donation amounts by cause area and year

Cause area Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2009 2008
AI safety 84,883,360.91 11,105,120.41 52,805,306.48 7,380,098.14 8,329,974.88 1,607,877.00 669,906.00 2,951,078.00 10,000.00 12,000.00 12,000.00
Total 84,883,360.91 11,105,120.41 52,805,306.48 7,380,098.14 8,329,974.88 1,607,877.00 669,906.00 2,951,078.00 10,000.00 12,000.00 12,000.00

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Donation amounts by donor and year (50 donors)

Donor Metadata Number of donations Number of donees Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Open Philanthropy Project FB Tw Site 28 21 55,124,842.00 4,153,809.00 43,221,048.00 6,563,985.00 1,186,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Future of Life Institute 47 33 8,704,866.00 2,000,036.00 0.00 0.00 6,704,830.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jaan Tallinn FB WP 8 2 7,604,500.00 0.00 7,060,500.00 80,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 264,000.00 0.00
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative FB Site 30 22 3,308,032.00 2,838,032.00 470,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Thiel Foundation 4 1 1,627,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 27,000.00 1,100,000.00 0.00
Vitalik Buterin Tw Site 1 1 802,136.00 802,136.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jed McCaleb 1 1 631,137.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 631,137.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Effective Altruism Funds Site 6 5 579,332.02 564,494.00 14,838.02 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Loren Merritt Site 6 1 525,000.00 0.00 25,000.00 115,000.00 0.00 0.00 245,000.00 130,000.00 10,000.00
Edwin Evans FB Site LI 8 1 475,080.00 35,550.00 60,000.00 40,000.00 0.00 50,030.00 52,500.00 237,000.00 0.00
Richard Schwall FB LI 7 1 419,495.00 65,189.00 46,698.00 30,000.00 0.00 106,608.00 10,000.00 161,000.00 0.00
Christian Calderon 1 1 367,574.00 0.00 367,574.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Blake Borgeson FB Tw Site LI 3 1 350,470.00 10.00 0.00 300,000.00 50,460.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Investling Group 5 1 309,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 65,000.00 24,000.00 220,000.00 0.00
Raising for Effective Giving 2 1 204,167.00 0.00 204,167.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jonathan Weissman FB 7 1 171,290.00 20,000.00 40,000.00 20,000.00 0.00 20,010.00 30,280.00 41,000.00 0.00
Brian Cartmell 3 1 146,700.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700.00 146,000.00 0.00
Anonymous 2 2 139,000.00 39,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Scott Dickey FB 14 1 130,520.00 3,000.00 33,000.00 11,000.00 10,000.00 11,020.00 14,500.00 48,000.00 0.00
Eric Rogstad 3 1 120,236.00 19,000.00 101,236.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Casey and Family Foundation 1 1 100,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ben Hoskin FB LI 5 1 94,209.00 31,481.00 30,000.00 32,728.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ethan Dickinson FB LI 7 1 93,408.00 0.00 25,400.00 20,518.00 12,000.00 35,490.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Peter Scott 2 1 80,000.00 30,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sebastian Hagen FB LI 9 1 74,587.00 22,384.00 10,851.00 12,085.00 12,113.00 17,154.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Buck Shlegeris 2 1 72,679.00 5.00 72,674.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Marius van Voorden 3 1 71,461.00 0.00 59,251.00 0.00 0.00 7,210.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00
Leif K-Brooks FB Tw LI 1 1 67,216.00 0.00 67,216.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Alexei Andreev FB Tw LI 4 1 64,605.00 0.00 0.00 525.00 0.00 23,280.00 16,000.00 24,800.00 0.00
Chris Haley 3 1 60,250.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 250.00 60,000.00 0.00
Guy Srinivasan 3 1 58,310.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6,910.00 8,400.00 43,000.00 0.00
Gordon Irlam FB Site LI 5 1 55,000.00 0.00 20,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00
Henrik Jonsson 4 1 54,525.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 36,975.00 0.00 17,549.00 0.00
Mikko Rauhala 8 1 53,745.00 7,200.00 13,200.00 6,000.00 0.00 170.00 2,575.00 24,600.00 0.00
Michael Blume 10 1 51,755.00 1,400.00 5,425.00 15,000.00 4,000.00 5,140.00 9,990.00 10,800.00 0.00
Mihaly Barasz 3 1 51,623.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 24,073.00 12,550.00 15,000.00 0.00
Alan Chang 3 1 51,050.00 33,050.00 18,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Luke Stebbing 6 1 50,500.00 3,000.00 18,050.00 10,500.00 9,650.00 9,300.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Misha Gurevich 16 1 50,370.00 1,500.00 9,000.00 6,000.00 4,500.00 5,520.00 7,550.00 16,300.00 0.00
Brandon Reinhart FB Tw 4 1 50,050.00 0.00 25,050.00 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00 0.00
Scott Worley 6 1 50,005.00 9,486.00 21,687.00 5,488.00 13,344.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Marcello Herreshoff 5 1 49,110.00 0.00 12,000.00 12,000.00 12,560.00 12,550.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jason Joachim 2 1 44,100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100.00 44,000.00 0.00
Michael Cohen 2 1 39,359.00 0.00 9,977.00 29,382.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Scott Siskind 5 1 38,500.00 0.00 29,000.00 2,037.00 30.00 7,433.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Robin Powell 9 1 37,560.00 1,000.00 11,200.00 200.00 0.00 1,810.00 2,350.00 21,000.00 0.00
Austin Peña 3 1 37,517.00 26,554.00 10,963.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Max Kesin 6 1 37,000.00 10,000.00 20,420.00 6,580.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
EA Giving Group 1 1 35,161.98 0.00 35,161.98 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Haseeb Qureshi FB Tw Site LI 1 1 34,030.00 0.00 34,030.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- 325 69 83,448,063.00 10,717,316.00 52,452,617.00 7,344,028.00 8,279,488.00 1,436,820.00 573,745.00 2,634,049.00 10,000.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year (50 donees)

Donee Cause area Metadata Number of donors Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2009 2008
OpenAI AI safety FB Tw WP Site TW 1 30,000,000.00 0.00 30,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI safety FB Tw WP Site CN GS TW 153 15,161,229.02 2,145,164.00 5,747,946.00 1,316,113.14 689,144.88 1,607,877.00 669,906.00 2,951,078.00 10,000.00 12,000.00 12,000.00
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative AI safety/other global catastrophic risks Site TW 6 7,653,890.00 0.00 7,653,890.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Center for Human-Compatible AI AI safety Site TW 1 5,555,550.00 0.00 0.00 5,555,550.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of California, Berkeley 2 2,987,743.00 1,145,000.00 1,450,016.00 0.00 392,727.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Stanford University 2 2,585,480.00 452,539.00 1,362,600.00 0.00 770,341.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Oxford 2 2,506,982.00 654,770.00 0.00 0.00 1,852,212.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms AI capabilities/AI safety Site 2 2,407,650.26 0.00 2,407,650.26 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Future of Humanity Institute Global catastrophic risks/AI safety/Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness FB Tw WP Site TW 1 1,994,000.00 0.00 1,994,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Future of Life Institute AI safety/other global catastrophic risks FB Tw WP Site 2 1,636,000.00 300,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 1,186,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
UCLA School of Law 1 1,536,222.00 0.00 1,536,222.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Center for Applied Rationality 2 1,311,757.00 1,100,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 111,757.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
AI Fellows Program AI safety Site 1 1,135,000.00 1,135,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Yale University 2 575,320.00 276,000.00 299,320.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ought AI safety Site 2 535,000.00 535,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
UC Berkeley Foundation 1 400,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Wilson Center 1 400,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Carnegie Mellon University 1 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Cambridge 1 306,750.00 220,000.00 0.00 0.00 86,750.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
George Mason University 1 277,435.00 0.00 0.00 277,435.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Australian National University 1 276,000.00 276,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Padova 1 275,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 275,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
AI Impacts AI safety Site 4 244,942.22 139,000.00 24,632.22 32,000.00 49,310.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Teesside University 1 224,747.00 224,747.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Cambridge in America 1 210,000.00 210,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Duke University 1 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Harvard University 1 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Washington 1 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Texas 1 200,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Michigan 1 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Oregon State University 1 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Electronic Frontier Foundation 1 199,000.00 0.00 0.00 199,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
IDSIA 1 196,650.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 196,650.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Yale 1 180,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 180,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Theiss Research 2 169,750.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 119,750.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
AI Scholarships 1 159,000.00 159,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
LessWrong 2.0 1 150,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ben Goldhaber 1 150,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
MIT 1 150,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Denver 1 136,918.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 136,918.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Illinois at Chicago 1 134,247.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 134,247.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Georgia Institute of Technology 1 121,642.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 121,642.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Centre for Effective Altruism, Oxford 1 119,670.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 119,670.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The New School 1 116,974.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 116,974.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Stephanie Zolayvar 1 100,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Social & Environmental Entrepreneurs 1 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The University of Melbourne 1 98,532.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 98,532.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Colorado 1 98,400.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 98,400.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Smith College 1 78,289.00 78,289.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Rice University 1 69,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 69,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- -- 84,883,360.91 11,105,120.41 52,805,306.48 7,380,098.14 8,329,974.88 1,607,877.00 669,906.00 2,951,078.00 10,000.00 12,000.00 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 2018 2017 2015
Daniel Dewey 13 9 6,415,545.00 3,174,039.00 3,241,506.00 0.00
Nick Beckstead 6 4 5,018,084.00 918,764.00 4,099,320.00 0.00
Helen Toner 1 1 1,536,222.00 0.00 1,536,222.00 0.00
Luke Muehlhauser 2 2 402,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 2,000.00
Claire Zabel 1 1 150,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00
Alex Zhu|Helen Toner|Matt Fallshaw|Matt Wage|Oliver Habryka 4 4 75,500.00 75,500.00 0.00 0.00
Issa Rice 1 1 500.00 500.00 0.00 0.00
Classified total 28 16 13,597,851.00 4,718,803.00 8,877,048.00 2,000.00
Unclassified total 552 62 71,285,509.91 6,386,317.41 43,928,258.48 8,327,974.88
Total 580 71 84,883,360.91 11,105,120.41 52,805,306.48 8,329,974.88

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Donation amounts by country and year

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