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 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Politics 97,572,564.00 24,549,500.00 24,644,269.00 15,359,250.00 14,511,500.00 18,458,000.00 50,000.00 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
Criminal justice reform 600,000.00 350,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global health 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 98,933,564.00 25,299,500.00 24,644,269.00 15,610,250.00 14,871,500.00 18,458,000.00 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 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Hewlett Foundation FB Tw WP Site LI 280 124 96,935,169.00 24,549,500.00 24,015,669.00 15,350,500.00 14,511,500.00 18,458,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00
Open Philanthropy Project FB Tw Site 5 4 1,988,600.00 750,000.00 628,600.00 250,000.00 360,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Neil Sinhababu FB Tw Site LI 2 2 6,000.00 0.00 0.00 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 -- 297 134 98,933,564.00 25,299,500.00 24,644,269.00 15,610,250.00 14,871,500.00 18,458,000.00 50,000.00 40.00 5.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year (50 donees)

Donee Cause area Metadata Number of donors Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Bipartisan Policy Center 1 6,105,000.00 2,005,000.00 1,200,000.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Brookings Institution 1 5,465,000.00 350,000.00 630,000.00 1,500,000.00 1,275,000.00 1,710,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Social Science Research Council 1 4,830,000.00 3,160,000.00 750,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 520,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Project on Government Oversight 1 4,600,000.00 2,225,000.00 1,250,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 525,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Pew Charitable Trusts 1 3,650,000.00 550,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,200,000.00 1,900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Aspen Institute 1 3,150,000.00 250,000.00 700,000.00 1,100,000.00 50,000.00 1,050,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Issue One 1 2,675,000.00 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 1,250,000.00 167,500.00 700,000.00 275,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
FairVote 1 2,495,000.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 365,000.00 630,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
National Institute on Money in State Politics 1 2,425,000.00 225,000.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 1,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Center for Responsive Politics 1 2,352,500.00 0.00 0.00 1,400,000.00 512,500.00 440,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Niskanen Center 2 2,210,000.00 800,000.00 250,000.00 800,000.00 360,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Brennan Center for Justice 1 1,972,000.00 1,000,000.00 250,000.00 22,000.00 0.00 700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Campaign Legal Center, Inc. 1 1,847,500.00 0.00 1,317,500.00 0.00 0.00 530,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Take Back Our Republic 1 1,732,000.00 1,000,000.00 482,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Federalist Society 1 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
National Association of Latino Elected Officials Education Fund 1 1,500,000.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Stanford University 1 1,475,000.00 75,000.00 650,000.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 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
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
Center for American Progress 1 1,307,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 553,000.00 354,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Texas at Austin 1 1,260,000.00 510,000.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Third Way Institute 1 1,200,000.00 600,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Inc. 1 1,150,000.00 150,000.00 100,000.00 900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Partnership for Public Service 1 1,100,000.00 850,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
New York University 1 1,000,000.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 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
Silicon Valley Community Foundation 1 1,000,000.00 250,000.00 750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Solutions Journalism Network, Inc. 1 1,000,000.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Congressional Management Foundation 1 967,500.00 517,500.00 0.00 0.00 450,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget 1 900,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
National Affairs, Inc. 1 900,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Former Members of Congress Inc. 1 850,000.00 250,000.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Convergence Center for Policy Resolution 1 850,000.00 350,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 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
University of Arizona Foundation 1 850,000.00 0.00 0.00 850,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Citizen University 1 825,000.00 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 0.00 450,000.00 0.00 70,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Harvard University 1 800,000.00 0.00 800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
National Conference of State Legislatures 1 755,000.00 425,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 330,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Oxford 1 750,000.00 750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Maplight 1 700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Lugar Center 1 700,000.00 0.00 700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Maine Citizens for Clean Elections 1 660,000.00 660,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
New York Public Radio 1 650,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 450,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Results for America 1 650,000.00 0.00 650,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sustainable Markets Foundation 1 640,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 240,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Center for Election Science 1 628,600.00 0.00 628,600.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
College to Congress 1 605,000.00 5,000.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Library of Congress 1 603,000.00 320,000.00 0.00 33,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- -- 98,933,564.00 25,299,500.00 24,644,269.00 15,610,250.00 14,871,500.00 18,458,000.00 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 2018 2017 2016
William MacAskill 1 1 628,600.00 0.00 628,600.00 0.00
Chloe Cockburn 2 2 600,000.00 350,000.00 0.00 250,000.00
Alexander Berger 1 1 400,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00
Classified total 4 4 1,628,600.00 750,000.00 628,600.00 250,000.00
Unclassified total 293 131 97,304,964.00 24,549,500.00 24,015,669.00 15,360,250.00
Total 297 134 98,933,564.00 25,299,500.00 24,644,269.00 15,610,250.00

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Donation amounts by country and year

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

Country Number of donations Number of donees Total 2018 2016 2012 2011
United States 13 8 608,795.00 350,000.00 258,750.00 40.00 5.00
Classified total 13 8 608,795.00 350,000.00 258,750.00 40.00 5.00
Unclassified total 284 126 98,324,769.00 24,949,500.00 15,351,500.00 0.00 0.00
Total 297 134 98,933,564.00 25,299,500.00 15,610,250.00 40.00 5.00

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