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 (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; 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 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
Global catastrophic risks 12,962,732.76 9,156,901.00 3,305,831.76 500,000.00
AI risk 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 13,012,732.76 9,206,901.00 3,305,831.76 500,000.00

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Donation amounts by donor and year (9 donors)

Donor Metadata Number of donations Number of donees Total 2017 2016 2015
Open Philanthropy Project FB Tw Site 11 9 12,787,960.00 9,118,301.00 3,169,659.00 500,000.00
Gordon Irlam FB Site LI 2 2 136,043.00 0.00 136,043.00 0.00
Patrick Brinich-Langlois FB Tw Site LI 3 1 38,600.00 38,600.00 0.00 0.00
EA Giving Group 3 2 35,161.98 35,161.98 0.00 0.00
Effective Altruism Funds Site 1 1 14,838.02 14,838.02 0.00 0.00
Samuel Hilton 1 1 82.16 0.00 82.16 0.00
Cedric Eveleigh 1 1 23.86 0.00 23.86 0.00
Marius Hobbhahn 1 1 23.74 0.00 23.74 0.00
Josh Rosenberg FB LI 1 1 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- 24 13 13,012,732.76 9,206,901.00 3,305,831.76 500,000.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year (13 donees)

Donee Cause area Metadata Number of donors Total 2017 2016 2015
ClimateWorks Foundation 1 3,000,000.00 3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00
Rutgers University 1 2,982,206.00 2,982,206.00 0.00 0.00
Harvard University 1 2,500,000.00 0.00 2,500,000.00 0.00
Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative 1 2,500,000.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 500,000.00
UCLA School of Law 1 776,095.00 776,095.00 0.00 0.00
University of Cape Town 1 493,425.00 0.00 493,425.00 0.00
Center for a New American Security 1 260,000.00 260,000.00 0.00 0.00
Future of Life Institute AI risk/other global catastrophic risks FB Tw WP Site 2 200,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 0.00
Future of Humanity Institute Global catastrophic risks/AI risk/Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness FB Tw WP Site 4 120,129.76 0.00 120,129.76 0.00
Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment 1 76,234.00 0.00 76,234.00 0.00
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative AI risk/other global catastrophic risks Site 2 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00
Effective Altruism Funds 2 38,600.00 38,600.00 0.00 0.00
Global Catastrophic Risk Institute 1 16,043.00 0.00 16,043.00 0.00
Total -- -- -- 13,012,732.76 9,206,901.00 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 2017
Claire Zabel 1 1 2,000,000.00 2,000,000.00
Helen Toner 1 1 260,000.00 260,000.00
Nick Beckstead 5 2 150,000.00 150,000.00
Classified total 7 4 2,410,000.00 2,410,000.00
Unclassified total 17 11 10,602,732.76 6,796,901.00
Total 24 13 13,012,732.76 9,206,901.00

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Donation amounts by country and year

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Donation amounts by disclosures and year

If you hover over a cell for a given disclosures 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.

Disclosures Number of donations Number of donees Total 2016
Claire Zabel 1 1 2,500,000.00 2,500,000.00
Classified total 1 1 2,500,000.00 2,500,000.00
Unclassified total 23 12 10,512,732.76 805,831.76
Total 24 13 13,012,732.76 3,305,831.76

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