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

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Donation amounts by cause area and year

Cause area Total 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Politics 99,067,564.00 5,885,000.00 23,919,500.00 24,794,269.00 15,386,250.00 14,178,500.00 14,854,000.00 50,000.00 40.00 5.00
Migration policy 760,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 360,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Criminal justice reform 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global health 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 100,078,564.00 5,885,000.00 24,319,500.00 24,794,269.00 15,637,250.00 14,538,500.00 14,854,000.00 50,000.00 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 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Hewlett Foundation FB Tw WP Site LI 294 125 96,630,169.00 4,085,000.00 23,919,500.00 24,165,669.00 15,377,500.00 14,178,500.00 14,854,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00
Open Philanthropy Project FB Tw Site 5 3 3,438,600.00 1,800,000.00 400,000.00 628,600.00 250,000.00 360,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Neil Sinhababu FB Tw Site LI 2 2 6,000.00 0.00 0.00 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 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 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 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 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 0.00
Total -- 311 134 100,078,564.00 5,885,000.00 24,319,500.00 24,794,269.00 15,637,250.00 14,538,500.00 14,854,000.00 50,000.00 40.00 5.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year (75 donees)

Donee Cause area Metadata Number of donors Total 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Project on Government Oversight 1 4,600,000.00 0.00 2,225,000.00 1,250,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 525,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Aspen Institute 1 4,520,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 700,000.00 2,200,000.00 570,000.00 800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bipartisan Policy Center 1 4,105,000.00 0.00 2,005,000.00 1,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Brookings Institution 1 4,015,000.00 0.00 350,000.00 630,000.00 0.00 1,325,000.00 1,710,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Social Science Research Council 1 3,380,000.00 0.00 2,210,000.00 750,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Niskanen Center 2 2,810,000.00 1,000,000.00 800,000.00 250,000.00 400,000.00 360,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Issue One 1 2,675,000.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 1,200,000.00 25,000.00 0.00 450,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
R Street Institute 1 2,642,500.00 0.00 1,250,000.00 167,500.00 700,000.00 275,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Federalist Society 1 2,500,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Center for Election Science 1 2,428,600.00 1,800,000.00 0.00 628,600.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
FairVote 1 2,395,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 365,000.00 330,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Take Back Our Republic 1 2,232,000.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 482,000.00 500,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Center for Responsive Politics 1 2,152,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,400,000.00 312,500.00 440,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Pew Charitable Trusts 1 2,150,000.00 0.00 550,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,400,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Campaign Legal Center, Inc. 1 1,897,500.00 0.00 50,000.00 1,317,500.00 0.00 0.00 530,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Convergence Center for Policy Resolution 1 1,850,000.00 0.00 350,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
National Institute on Money in State Politics 1 1,825,000.00 0.00 225,000.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Arizona Foundation 1 1,700,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 900,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Brennan Center for Justice 1 1,622,000.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 250,000.00 22,000.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Partnership for Public Service 1 1,600,000.00 0.00 850,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
National Association of Latino Elected Officials Education Fund 1 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
New America 1 1,400,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1 1,400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Third Way Institute 1 1,200,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Maplight 1 1,150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 450,000.00 500,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
New York Public Radio 1 1,100,000.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Faith and Politics Institute 1 1,100,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Millennial Action Project 1 1,075,000.00 0.00 75,000.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Lugar Center 1 1,050,000.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Solutions Journalism Network, Inc. 1 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
New York University 1 1,000,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Silicon Valley Community Foundation 1 1,000,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
National Affairs, Inc. 1 975,000.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 75,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Stanford University 1 975,000.00 0.00 75,000.00 650,000.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Congressional Management Foundation 1 967,500.00 0.00 517,500.00 0.00 0.00 450,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Texas at Austin 1 960,000.00 0.00 510,000.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Scholars Strategy Network 1 945,000.00 525,000.00 0.00 420,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Center for American Progress 1 878,000.00 125,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 353,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Former Members of Congress Inc. 1 850,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ethics and Public Policy Center 1 850,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Citizen University 1 825,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 475,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Washington Monthly 1 820,000.00 0.00 0.00 450,000.00 0.00 70,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Harvard University 1 800,000.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
National Conference of State Legislatures 1 755,000.00 0.00 425,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 330,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Oxford University 1 750,000.00 0.00 750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget 1 700,000.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Inc. 1 700,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 100,000.00 450,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Results for America 1 650,000.00 0.00 0.00 650,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
College to Congress 1 645,000.00 0.00 45,000.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
German Marshall Fund of the United States 1 600,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Virginia 1 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Represent.Us Education Fund 1 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Data and Society Research Institute 1 600,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Texas Tribune 1 550,000.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Yale University 1 530,000.00 0.00 0.00 180,000.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Library of Congress 1 528,000.00 85,000.00 0.00 0.00 33,000.00 250,000.00 160,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
George Washington University 1 525,000.00 200,000.00 5,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 120,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Center For Election Innovation & Research 1 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research 1 489,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 409,000.00 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Partnership for a Secure America 1 465,000.00 0.00 110,000.00 0.00 0.00 180,000.00 175,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Institute for American Values 1 425,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Wayne State University 1 400,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proteus Fund 1 400,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 1 400,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Investigative News Network 1 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Foundation Center 1 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 100,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Colorado at Boulder 1 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sustainable Markets Foundation 1 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Voter Choice Education Fund 1 400,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 1 400,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Civic Enterprises 1 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Center for a New American Security 1 350,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Freedom House 1 325,000.00 0.00 325,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Media Impact funders 1 308,000.00 0.00 30,000.00 225,000.00 0.00 43,000.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
George Mason University 1 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- -- 100,078,564.00 5,885,000.00 24,319,500.00 24,794,269.00 15,637,250.00 14,538,500.00 14,854,000.00 50,000.00 40.00 5.00

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Donation amounts by influencer and year

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For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Influencer Number of donations Number of donees Total 2019 2018 2017 2016
Willam MacAskill 1 1 1,800,000.00 1,800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
William MacAskill 1 1 628,600.00 0.00 0.00 628,600.00 0.00
Alexander Berger 1 1 400,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00
Chloe Cockburn 1 1 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00
Classified total 4 3 3,078,600.00 1,800,000.00 400,000.00 628,600.00 250,000.00
Unclassified total 307 132 96,999,964.00 4,085,000.00 23,919,500.00 24,165,669.00 15,387,250.00
Total 311 134 100,078,564.00 5,885,000.00 24,319,500.00 24,794,269.00 15,637,250.00

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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 12 7 258,795.00 258,750.00 40.00 5.00
Classified total 12 7 258,795.00 258,750.00 40.00 5.00
Unclassified total 299 127 99,819,769.00 15,378,500.00 0.00 0.00
Total 311 134 100,078,564.00 15,637,250.00 40.00 5.00

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