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

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 2018. 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 2014 2013 2012 2011
Politics 74,999,564.00 0.00 22,414,769.00 18,223,250.00 18,931,500.00 15,330,000.00 100,000.00 40.00 5.00
Migration policy 760,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 360,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global health 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 75,760,564.00 400,000.00 22,414,769.00 18,224,250.00 19,291,500.00 15,330,000.00 100,000.00 40.00 5.00

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Donation amounts by donor and year (8 donors)

Donor Metadata Number of donations Number of donees Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Hewlett Foundation FB Tw WP Site LI 209 98 74,392,169.00 0.00 21,816,169.00 18,214,500.00 18,931,500.00 15,330,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00
Open Philanthropy Project FB Tw Site 3 2 1,358,600.00 400,000.00 598,600.00 0.00 360,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Neil Sinhababu FB Tw Site LI 2 2 6,000.00 0.00 0.00 6,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ajeya Cotra FB Site LI 1 1 2,700.00 0.00 0.00 2,700.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Peter Hurford FB Tw Site LI 6 4 1,095.00 0.00 0.00 1,050.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 40.00 5.00
Elie Hassenfeld FB Tw LI 1 1 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Holden Karnofsky FB Tw Site LI 1 1 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Josh Rosenberg FB LI 1 1 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- 224 106 75,760,564.00 400,000.00 22,414,769.00 18,224,250.00 19,291,500.00 15,330,000.00 100,000.00 40.00 5.00

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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
Bipartisan Policy Center 1 7,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6,000,000.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Brookings Institution 1 5,235,000.00 0.00 630,000.00 1,500,000.00 975,000.00 2,130,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Federalist Society 1 3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Center for Responsive Politics 1 2,952,500.00 0.00 0.00 2,800,000.00 112,500.00 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Social Science Research Council 1 2,920,000.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 1,020,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Issue One 1 2,875,000.00 0.00 2,400,000.00 25,000.00 0.00 450,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
National Institute on Money in State Politics 1 2,600,000.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Campaign Legal Center, Inc. 1 2,597,500.00 0.00 2,567,500.00 0.00 0.00 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Project on Government Oversight 1 2,550,000.00 0.00 1,250,000.00 0.00 1,200,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Arizona Foundation 1 2,450,000.00 0.00 0.00 2,450,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Harvard University 1 1,600,000.00 0.00 1,600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Pew Charitable Trusts 1 1,600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,400,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Center for American Progress 1 1,461,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 353,000.00 708,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
New America Foundation 1 1,400,000.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Lugar Center 1 1,400,000.00 0.00 700,000.00 0.00 700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1 1,400,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
R Street Institute 1 1,325,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 700,000.00 275,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Yale University 1 1,230,000.00 0.00 180,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,050,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Maplight 1 1,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Former Members of Congress Inc. 1 1,200,000.00 0.00 1,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Third Way Institute 1 1,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Take Back Our Republic 1 1,150,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 500,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Aspen Institute 1 1,100,000.00 0.00 700,000.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Niskanen Center 2 1,010,000.00 400,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 360,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Millennial Action Project 1 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Stanford University 1 900,000.00 0.00 650,000.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Faith and Politics Institute 1 850,000.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Library of Congress 1 820,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 320,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Silicon Valley Community Foundation 1 750,000.00 0.00 750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
National Affairs, Inc. 1 750,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- -- 75,760,564.00 400,000.00 22,414,769.00 18,224,250.00 19,291,500.00 15,330,000.00 100,000.00 40.00 5.00

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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
William MacAskill 1 1 598,600.00 0.00 598,600.00
Alexander Berger 1 1 400,000.00 400,000.00 0.00
Classified total 2 2 998,600.00 400,000.00 598,600.00
Unclassified total 222 105 74,761,964.00 0.00 21,816,169.00
Total 224 106 75,760,564.00 400,000.00 22,414,769.00

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Donation amounts by country and year

If you hover over a cell for a given country 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.

Country Number of donations Number of donees Total 2016 2012 2011
United States 11 6 8,795.00 8,750.00 40.00 5.00
Classified total 11 6 8,795.00 8,750.00 40.00 5.00
Unclassified total 213 100 75,751,769.00 18,215,500.00 0.00 0.00
Total 224 106 75,760,564.00 18,224,250.00 40.00 5.00

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