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

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. Also of interest: pageview data on analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Donation amounts by cause area and year

Cause area Total 2018 2017 2016 2014
Rationality improvement 3,092,834.71 1,274,021.00 439,713.71 1,339,100.00 40,000.00
Total 3,092,834.71 1,274,021.00 439,713.71 1,339,100.00 40,000.00

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Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)

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Donation amounts by donor and year (9 donors)

Donor Metadata Number of donations Number of donees Total 2018 2017 2016 2014
Open Philanthropy Project FB Tw Site 4 1 2,679,000.00 1,000,000.00 340,000.00 1,339,000.00 0.00
Effective Altruism Funds Site 1 1 174,021.00 174,021.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative FB Site 1 1 100,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Effective Altruism Grants Site 2 1 85,713.71 0.00 85,713.71 0.00 0.00
Loren Merritt Site 1 1 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 40,000.00
Eric Rogstad 1 1 10,000.00 0.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00
Zvi Mowshowitz 1 1 4,000.00 0.00 4,000.00 0.00 0.00
Aaron Gertler FB Tw Site LI 1 1 100.00 0.00 0.00 100.00 0.00
EA Giving Group 4 3 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- 16 4 3,092,834.71 1,274,021.00 439,713.71 1,339,100.00 40,000.00

Graph of spending by donor and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Donation amounts by donee and year (4 donees)

Donee Cause area Metadata Number of donors Total 2018 2017 2016 2014
Center for Applied Rationality 6 2,897,121.00 1,174,021.00 344,000.00 1,339,100.00 40,000.00
LessWrong 2.0 Rationality improvement FB WP Site 3 195,713.71 100,000.00 95,713.71 0.00 0.00
Centre for the Study of Existential Risk 1 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Charity Science Outreach 1 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- -- 3,092,834.71 1,274,021.00 439,713.71 1,339,100.00 40,000.00

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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
Nick Beckstead 7 3 1,514,021.00 1,174,021.00 340,000.00
Classified total 7 3 1,514,021.00 1,174,021.00 340,000.00
Unclassified total 9 2 1,578,813.71 100,000.00 99,713.71
Total 16 4 3,092,834.71 1,274,021.00 439,713.71

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Graph of spending by influencer and year (cumulative)

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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
United States|Europe 1 1 1,035,000.00 1,035,000.00
United States 1 1 304,000.00 304,000.00
Classified total 2 1 1,339,000.00 1,339,000.00
Unclassified total 14 4 1,753,834.71 100.00
Total 16 4 3,092,834.71 1,339,100.00

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