Donations recorded by Vipul Naik (filtered to cause areas matching Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness)

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 as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of March 2022. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Donation amounts by cause area and year

Cause area Total 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness 80,913,141.00 14,970,000.00 21,591,775.00 9,887,753.00 28,840,546.00 5,323,067.00 300,000.00
Security 55,000,000.00 0.00 55,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Scientific research 17,500,000.00 0.00 17,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global catastrophic risks 120,129.76 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 120,129.76 0.00
Total 153,533,270.76 14,970,000.00 94,091,775.00 9,887,753.00 28,840,546.00 5,443,196.76 300,000.00

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Donation amounts by donor and year (7 donors)

Donor Metadata Number of donations Number of donees Total 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Open Philanthropy Project FB Tw Site 48 31 153,361,891.00 14,970,000.00 94,065,525.00 9,862,753.00 28,840,546.00 5,323,067.00 300,000.00
Gordon Irlam FB Site LI 1 1 120,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 120,000.00 0.00
Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund 1 1 26,250.00 0.00 26,250.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Open Philanthropy Project 1 1 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Samuel Hilton 1 1 82.16 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 82.16 0.00
Cedric Eveleigh 1 1 23.86 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 23.86 0.00
Marius Hobbhahn 1 1 23.74 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 23.74 0.00
Total -- 54 33 153,533,270.76 14,970,000.00 94,091,775.00 9,887,753.00 28,840,546.00 5,443,196.76 300,000.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year (33 donees)

Donee Cause area Metadata Number of donors Total 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Center for Security and Emerging Technology 1 55,000,000.00 0.00 55,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness FB Tw WP Site 1 40,273,600.00 1,860,000.00 19,500,000.00 169,600.00 16,000,000.00 2,744,000.00 0.00
Nuclear Threat Initiative 1 17,938,574.00 6,000,000.00 0.00 5,461,715.00 6,476,859.00 0.00 0.00
Sherlock Biosciences 1 17,500,000.00 0.00 17,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Georgetown Center for Global Health Science and Security 1 7,144,627.00 3,600,000.00 0.00 44,627.00 3,500,000.00 0.00 0.00
Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness FB Tw WP Site 1 4,688,162.00 0.00 0.00 2,588,162.00 500,000.00 1,300,000.00 300,000.00
Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense 1 2,620,000.00 2,620,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Center for International Security and Cooperation 1 2,268,415.00 0.00 1,625,000.00 0.00 0.00 643,415.00 0.00
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 1 613,380.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 613,380.00 0.00 0.00
Early-Career Funding for Global Catastrophic Biological Risks 1 570,000.00 0.00 0.00 570,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
International Genetically Engineered Machine Foundation 1 520,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 520,000.00 0.00
University of California, San Francisco 1 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Genspace 1 469,025.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 469,025.00 0.00 0.00
National Academy of Sciences Engineering and Medicine 1 452,545.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 452,545.00 0.00 0.00
Altruistic Technology Labs 1 440,525.00 0.00 440,525.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
International Genetically Engineered Medicine Foundation 1 420,000.00 0.00 0.00 420,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sea-Long Global Respiratory Systems 1 325,000.00 325,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Smithsonian Institution 1 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00
Center for Global Development 1 299,942.00 250,000.00 0.00 49,942.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
North Carolina State University 1 252,725.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 252,725.00 0.00 0.00
University of Colorado 1 250,000.00 250,000.00 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 5 235,781.76 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 235,781.76 0.00
BioBricks Foundation 1 152,950.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 152,950.00 0.00 0.00
David Manheim 1 65,308.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 65,308.00 0.00 0.00
American Society for Microbiology 1 43,149.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 43,149.00 0.00 0.00
Good Judgment Inc. 1 40,000.00 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Sydney 1 32,621.00 0.00 0.00 32,621.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tessa Alexanian 1 26,250.00 0.00 26,250.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Oxford 1 26,086.00 0.00 0.00 26,086.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Biosecure Ltd 1 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Brown Institute for Media Innovation 1 15,000.00 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
InterAcademy Partnership 1 14,605.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 14,605.00 0.00 0.00
Against COVID-19 1 10,000.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- -- 153,533,270.76 14,970,000.00 94,091,775.00 9,887,753.00 28,840,546.00 5,443,196.76 300,000.00

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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 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Luke Muehlhauser 2 2 55,040,000.00 40,000.00 55,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Andrew Snyder-Beattie 6 4 33,580,000.00 14,080,000.00 19,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jaime Yassif 17 13 33,451,483.00 0.00 0.00 6,409,104.00 24,298,379.00 2,744,000.00
Chris Somerville|Heather Youngs 2 2 18,000,000.00 0.00 17,500,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00
Claire Zabel 9 9 5,109,482.00 0.00 2,065,525.00 2,978,649.00 65,308.00 0.00
Jacob Trefethen 4 4 600,000.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Andrew Snyder-Beattie|Jacob Trefethen 1 1 250,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Matt Wage|Helen Toner|Matt Fallshaw|Alex Zhu|Oliver Habryka 1 1 26,250.00 0.00 26,250.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Classified total 42 31 146,057,215.00 14,970,000.00 94,091,775.00 9,887,753.00 24,363,687.00 2,744,000.00
Unclassified total 12 6 7,476,055.76 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,476,859.00 2,699,196.76
Total 54 33 153,533,270.76 14,970,000.00 94,091,775.00 9,887,753.00 28,840,546.00 5,443,196.76

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Donation amounts by country and year

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