Donations recorded by Vipul Naik (filtered to cause areas matching Global catastrophic risks)

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 December 2019. See the about page for more details.

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Donation amounts by cause area and year

Cause area Total 2018 2017 2016 2015
Global catastrophic risks 13,341,916.27 250,000.00 9,286,084.51 3,305,831.76 500,000.00
AI safety 50,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 13,391,916.27 250,000.00 9,336,084.51 3,305,831.76 500,000.00

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Donation amounts by donor and year (10 donors)

Donor Metadata Number of donations Number of donees Total 2018 2017 2016 2015
Open Philanthropy Project FB Tw Site 12 9 13,037,960.00 250,000.00 9,118,301.00 3,169,659.00 500,000.00
Gordon Irlam FB Site LI 2 2 136,043.00 0.00 0.00 136,043.00 0.00
Effective Altruism Grants Site 6 6 129,183.51 0.00 129,183.51 0.00 0.00
Patrick Brinich-Langlois FB Tw Site LI 3 1 38,600.00 0.00 38,600.00 0.00 0.00
EA Giving Group 3 2 35,161.98 0.00 35,161.98 0.00 0.00
Effective Altruism Funds Site 1 1 14,838.02 0.00 14,838.02 0.00 0.00
Samuel Hilton 1 1 82.16 0.00 0.00 82.16 0.00
Cedric Eveleigh 1 1 23.86 0.00 0.00 23.86 0.00
Marius Hobbhahn 1 1 23.74 0.00 0.00 23.74 0.00
Josh Rosenberg FB LI 1 1 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- 31 17 13,391,916.27 250,000.00 9,336,084.51 3,305,831.76 500,000.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year (17 donees)

Donee Cause area Metadata Number of donors Total 2018 2017 2016 2015
ClimateWorks Foundation 1 3,000,000.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00
Rutgers University 1 2,982,206.00 0.00 2,982,206.00 0.00 0.00
Harvard University 1 2,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 2,500,000.00 0.00
Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative 1 2,500,000.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 500,000.00
UCLA School of Law 1 776,095.00 0.00 776,095.00 0.00 0.00
University of Cape Town 1 493,425.00 0.00 0.00 493,425.00 0.00
Future of Life Institute AI safety/other global catastrophic risks FB Tw WP Site 2 450,000.00 250,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 0.00
Center for a New American Security 1 260,000.00 0.00 260,000.00 0.00 0.00
Future of Humanity Institute Global catastrophic risks/AI risk/Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness FB Tw WP Site TW 5 140,226.76 0.00 20,097.00 120,129.76 0.00
Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment 1 76,234.00 0.00 0.00 76,234.00 0.00
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative AI safety/other global catastrophic risks Site TW 2 50,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00
Global Catastrophic Risk Institute 2 39,690.47 0.00 23,647.47 16,043.00 0.00
Effective Altruism Funds 2 38,600.00 0.00 38,600.00 0.00 0.00
Amanda Askell 1 38,358.47 0.00 38,358.47 0.00 0.00
Alliance to Feed the Earth in Disasters 1 28,082.21 0.00 28,082.21 0.00 0.00
Jade Leung 1 10,718.40 0.00 10,718.40 0.00 0.00
Girish Sastry 1 8,279.96 0.00 8,279.96 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- -- 13,391,916.27 250,000.00 9,336,084.51 3,305,831.76 500,000.00

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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 2018 2017
Claire Zabel 1 1 2,000,000.00 0.00 2,000,000.00
Nick Beckstead 6 2 400,000.00 250,000.00 150,000.00
Helen Toner 1 1 260,000.00 0.00 260,000.00
Classified total 8 4 2,660,000.00 250,000.00 2,410,000.00
Unclassified total 23 15 10,731,916.27 0.00 6,926,084.51
Total 31 17 13,391,916.27 250,000.00 9,336,084.51

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Donation amounts by country and year

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