Donations recorded by Vipul Naik (filtered to cause areas matching Effective altruism)

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Donation amounts by cause area and year

Cause area Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
Effective altruism 114,223,764.62 6,828,803.00 12,168,040.57 10,480,589.35 15,781,210.70 8,398,310.00 5,467,780.00 3,354,000.00 4,080,000.00 2,185,566.00 7,052,000.00 4,624,100.00 6,217,200.00 5,592,525.00 3,216,370.00 5,315,875.00 2,751,000.00 5,043,395.00 5,237,000.00 430,000.00
Rationality improvement 1,339,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,339,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 115,562,764.62 6,828,803.00 12,168,040.57 11,819,589.35 15,781,210.70 8,398,310.00 5,467,780.00 3,354,000.00 4,080,000.00 2,185,566.00 7,052,000.00 4,624,100.00 6,217,200.00 5,592,525.00 3,216,370.00 5,315,875.00 2,751,000.00 5,043,395.00 5,237,000.00 430,000.00

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Donation amounts by donor and year (30 donors)

Donor Metadata Number of donations Number of donees Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
Hewlett Foundation FB Tw WP Site LI 508 114 101,719,271.00 0.00 8,169,658.00 9,229,380.00 15,470,900.00 8,335,302.00 5,415,000.00 3,354,000.00 4,080,000.00 2,185,566.00 7,052,000.00 4,624,100.00 6,217,200.00 5,592,525.00 3,216,370.00 5,315,875.00 2,751,000.00 5,043,395.00 5,237,000.00 430,000.00
Open Philanthropy Project FB Tw Site 9 6 12,071,350.00 6,064,403.00 3,625,000.00 2,371,947.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Effective Altruism Funds Site 5 4 700,532.00 700,532.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise FB Site LI 9 2 266,152.00 0.00 71,000.00 0.00 84,152.00 60,000.00 51,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Effective Altruism Grants Site 9 9 237,203.57 0.00 237,203.57 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Mark Barnes FB LI 2 1 105,166.29 0.00 0.00 39,437.36 65,728.93 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ross Reason 3 2 98,593.40 0.00 0.00 49,296.70 49,296.70 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Peter Hurford FB Tw Site LI 35 7 66,678.00 12,618.00 11,645.00 26,727.00 11,200.00 2,708.00 1,780.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Haseeb Qureshi FB Tw Site LI 4 3 53,850.00 0.00 0.00 37,950.00 15,900.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Luke Ding 1 1 51,250.00 51,250.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Stefan Huber 2 1 36,138.73 0.00 0.00 15,488.03 20,650.70 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Patrick Brinich-Langlois FB Tw Site LI 3 2 23,600.00 0.00 18,600.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Donor lottery 1 1 21,000.00 0.00 21,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Michael Dickens FB Site LI 2 1 20,020.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20,020.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Saulius Šimčikas 2 2 19,290.13 0.00 0.00 19,290.13 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Oxford Prioritisation Project 1 1 12,934.00 0.00 12,934.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Michael Peyton Jones 2 1 11,831.20 0.00 0.00 6,572.89 5,258.31 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Alfredo Parra 1 1 8,580.58 0.00 0.00 8,580.58 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Samuel Hilton 3 2 8,544.76 0.00 0.00 3,615.09 4,929.67 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Elizabeth Van Nostrand FB Tw Site LI 1 1 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Per-Erik Milam 1 1 3,700.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,700.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Pierre Zakarauskas 1 1 3,022.59 0.00 0.00 3,022.59 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Lovkush Agarwal 2 2 2,957.80 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,957.80 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Kieran Greig 1 1 2,386.26 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,386.26 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Aaron Gertler FB Tw Site LI 6 3 2,140.00 0.00 1,000.00 750.00 90.00 300.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Kat Steiner 2 1 1,659.00 0.00 0.00 821.61 837.39 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Denis Drescher 1 1 1,606.93 0.00 0.00 1,606.93 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Carol Thomas 1 1 1,590.84 0.00 0.00 1,590.84 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
David Barry 1 1 1,355.12 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,355.12 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Cliff Cameron 2 1 795.42 0.00 0.00 397.71 397.71 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- 621 139 115,558,199.62 6,828,803.00 12,168,040.57 11,816,474.46 15,779,760.59 8,398,310.00 5,467,780.00 3,354,000.00 4,080,000.00 2,185,566.00 7,052,000.00 4,624,100.00 6,217,200.00 5,592,525.00 3,216,370.00 5,315,875.00 2,751,000.00 5,043,395.00 5,237,000.00 430,000.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year (30 donees)

Donee Cause area Metadata Number of donors Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors 1 11,900,000.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 2,500,000.00 4,000,000.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Stanford University 1 9,684,865.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 1,704,715.00 2,025,000.00 615,150.00 500,000.00 20,000.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 400,000.00 800,000.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00
Bridgespan Group 1 9,440,000.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 2,000,000.00 65,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 2,100,000.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 145,000.00 30,000.00
GuideStar 1 9,144,772.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 119,772.00 925,000.00 350,000.00 1,050,000.00 50,000.00 2,000,000.00 450,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 0.00
Center for Effective Philanthropy 1 6,873,768.00 0.00 1,155,318.00 97,450.00 1,050,000.00 35,000.00 950,000.00 300,000.00 700,000.00 25,000.00 2,060,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 70,000.00 400,000.00 31,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Centre for Effective Altruism Effective altruism/movement growth FB Site 30 5,674,258.05 2,744,061.00 2,500,000.00 84,149.35 233,347.70 60,000.00 52,700.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Founders Pledge Effective altruism/donor pledges FB Tw WP Site 3 4,649,539.00 3,616,592.00 0.00 1,032,947.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Urban Institute 1 2,920,000.00 0.00 20,000.00 20,000.00 60,000.00 0.00 360,000.00 120,000.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 0.00
Association of Small Foundations 1 2,502,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 542,000.00 800,000.00 460,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Independent Sector 1 2,225,000.00 0.00 275,000.00 25,000.00 25,000.00 25,000.00 25,000.00 150,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,200,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation 1 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Foundation Center 1 1,930,566.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 225,000.00 250,000.00 200,000.00 200,000.00 100,000.00 55,566.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
FSG Social Impact Advisors 1 1,710,745.00 0.00 0.00 105,645.00 70,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 100,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 185,100.00 0.00 450,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Duke University 1 1,655,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 55,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Institute of Social and Ethical Accountability 1 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Communications Leadership Institute 1 1,392,700.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 428,000.00 532,200.00 166,000.00 66,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Center for Applied Rationality 1 1,339,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,339,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
80,000 Hours 6 1,330,682.00 167,268.00 1,137,934.00 25,300.00 0.00 100.00 80.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Northern California Grantmakers 1 1,305,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 675,000.00 50,000.00 330,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations 1 1,300,000.00 0.00 110,000.00 250,000.00 50,000.00 15,000.00 215,000.00 54,000.00 400,000.00 155,000.00 0.00 51,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
GlobalGiving Foundation 1 1,300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 150,000.00 250,000.00 50,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers 1 1,274,000.00 0.00 15,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 809,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Nonprofit Information Networking Association dba The Nonprofit Quarterly 1 1,248,900.00 0.00 350,000.00 60,000.00 353,900.00 350,000.00 70,000.00 65,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
World Affairs Council of Northern California 1 1,243,395.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,093,395.00 100,000.00 0.00
East Oakland Youth Development Center 1 1,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
McKinsey & Company 1 1,120,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,120,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Social Venture Partners International 1 1,088,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 43,000.00 600,000.00 0.00 230,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 215,000.00 0.00
Silicon Valley Community Foundation 1 1,030,000.00 0.00 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00
Foundation Incubator 1 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Synergos Institute 1 980,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 30,000.00 750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- -- 115,562,764.62 6,828,803.00 12,168,040.57 11,819,589.35 15,781,210.70 8,398,310.00 5,467,780.00 3,354,000.00 4,080,000.00 2,185,566.00 7,052,000.00 4,624,100.00 6,217,200.00 5,592,525.00 3,216,370.00 5,315,875.00 2,751,000.00 5,043,395.00 5,237,000.00 430,000.00

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Donation amounts by influencer and year

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Influencer Number of donations Number of donees Total 2018 2017 2015
Nick Beckstead 22 8 10,236,185.00 6,611,185.00 3,625,000.00 0.00
GiveWell 4 3 220,900.00 205,000.00 0.00 15,900.00
Timothy Telleen-Lawton 1 1 21,000.00 0.00 21,000.00 0.00
Classified total 27 10 10,478,085.00 6,816,185.00 3,646,000.00 15,900.00
Unclassified total 632 137 105,084,679.62 12,618.00 8,522,040.57 15,765,310.70
Total 659 141 115,562,764.62 6,828,803.00 12,168,040.57 15,781,210.70

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Donation amounts by country and year

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Country Number of donations Number of donees Total 2018 2016 2015
United States|Europe 1 1 1,035,000.00 0.00 1,035,000.00 0.00
Germany|France|Sweden 1 1 1,032,947.00 0.00 1,032,947.00 0.00
United States 2 2 314,000.00 0.00 304,000.00 10,000.00
Sweden 1 1 83,264.00 83,264.00 0.00 0.00
Classified total 5 4 2,465,211.00 83,264.00 2,371,947.00 10,000.00
Unclassified total 654 138 113,097,553.62 6,745,539.00 9,447,642.35 15,771,210.70
Total 659 141 115,562,764.62 6,828,803.00 11,819,589.35 15,781,210.70

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