Donations recorded by Vipul Naik (filtered to cause areas matching Science and Technology)

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 2015 2014 2013 2012
Science and Technology 108,958,727.00 14,635,900.00 33,633,354.00 24,114,461.00 14,899,923.00 8,825,613.00 12,509,476.00 340,000.00
Total 108,958,727.00 14,635,900.00 33,633,354.00 24,114,461.00 14,899,923.00 8,825,613.00 12,509,476.00 340,000.00

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Donation amounts by donor and year (2 donors)

Donor Metadata Number of donations Number of donees Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Laura and John Arnold Foundation FB Tw WP Site 67 42 77,079,877.00 5,287,500.00 27,756,154.00 17,496,461.00 9,254,673.00 4,435,613.00 12,509,476.00 340,000.00
Hewlett Foundation FB Tw WP Site LI 136 58 31,878,850.00 9,348,400.00 5,877,200.00 6,618,000.00 5,645,250.00 4,390,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- 203 95 108,958,727.00 14,635,900.00 33,633,354.00 24,114,461.00 14,899,923.00 8,825,613.00 12,509,476.00 340,000.00

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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
Center for Open Science 1 22,783,328.00 5,250,000.00 0.00 7,500,000.00 1,380,262.00 1,073,860.00 7,579,206.00 0.00
Children’s Hospital Corporation 1 13,015,934.00 0.00 13,015,934.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University 1 9,630,278.00 0.00 941,413.00 0.00 3,758,595.00 0.00 4,930,270.00 0.00
Harvard University 2 5,059,571.00 850,000.00 430,000.00 2,864,571.00 0.00 915,000.00 0.00 0.00
New America Foundation 1 3,125,000.00 400,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 525,000.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00
University of Minnesota 1 2,899,273.00 0.00 0.00 1,660,000.00 0.00 1,239,273.00 0.00 0.00
R Street Institute 1 2,897,000.00 2,000,000.00 439,000.00 458,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Brigham & Women?s Hospital 1 2,515,560.00 0.00 2,015,560.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
New Venture Fund 2 2,137,000.00 0.00 1,100,000.00 237,000.00 400,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00
Vivli 1 2,000,000.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Stealth Software Technologies Commercial 1 1,996,840.00 0.00 1,996,840.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Aspiration 1 1,850,000.00 0.00 1,850,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
National Academy of Sciences 2 1,770,349.00 0.00 692,000.00 0.00 1,078,349.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sense About Science 1 1,599,740.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 63,638.00 1,536,102.00 0.00 0.00
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 1 1,570,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 120,000.00 700,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00
RAND Corporation 1 1,548,500.00 0.00 28,500.00 820,000.00 0.00 700,000.00 0.00 0.00
National Wildlife Federation 1 1,500,000.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Maryland, Baltimore 1 1,442,723.00 0.00 1,442,723.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Center for Advancing Innovation 1 1,202,667.00 0.00 0.00 1,202,667.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
New York University 2 1,185,550.00 450,000.00 10,300.00 185,000.00 540,250.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of California, Berkeley 1 1,146,980.00 0.00 0.00 466,861.00 680,119.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Brookings Institution 1 1,090,000.00 350,000.00 110,000.00 630,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Public Knowledge 1 1,070,000.00 0.00 450,000.00 70,000.00 550,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Kaggle 1 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
American Geophysical Union 1 978,324.00 0.00 978,324.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Washington 1 970,000.00 200,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 570,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
American Society of Transplant Surgeons 1 958,500.00 0.00 0.00 958,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Aspen Institute 1 927,000.00 600,000.00 327,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sage Bionetworks 1 914,634.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 914,634.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Johns Hopkins University 2 845,613.00 300,000.00 388,053.00 157,560.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Yale University 1 812,000.00 0.00 0.00 812,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Carnegie Mellon University 1 758,600.00 385,200.00 176,400.00 32,000.00 165,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 750,000.00 305,000.00 45,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
National Security Archive Fund 1 646,000.00 500,000.00 146,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nordic Cochrane Centre 1 604,392.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 271,903.00 332,489.00 0.00 0.00
Virginia Tech Foundation 1 550,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Center for a New American Security 1 510,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 30,000.00 380,000.00 0.00 0.00
University of Texas at Austin 1 500,000.00 250,000.00 150,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Princeton University 1 500,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Foundation for the Defense of Democracies 1 500,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of California, Los Angeles 1 491,339.00 0.00 0.00 491,339.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1 486,000.00 0.00 0.00 486,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Center for Strategic and International Studies 1 482,200.00 157,200.00 0.00 325,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Observer Research Foundation 1 466,000.00 233,000.00 130,000.00 103,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
American University 1 450,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Centre for Internet and Society 1 450,000.00 225,000.00 125,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The PubPeer Foundation 1 412,800.00 0.00 0.00 412,800.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tufts University 1 403,000.00 403,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Center for Democracy and Technology 1 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Arizona 1 357,568.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 357,568.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- -- 108,958,727.00 14,635,900.00 33,633,354.00 24,114,461.00 14,899,923.00 8,825,613.00 12,509,476.00 340,000.00

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Donation amounts by influencer and year

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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 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
United States 67 42 77,079,877.00 5,287,500.00 27,756,154.00 17,496,461.00 9,254,673.00 4,435,613.00 12,509,476.00 340,000.00
Classified total 67 42 77,079,877.00 5,287,500.00 27,756,154.00 17,496,461.00 9,254,673.00 4,435,613.00 12,509,476.00 340,000.00
Unclassified total 136 58 31,878,850.00 9,348,400.00 5,877,200.00 6,618,000.00 5,645,250.00 4,390,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 203 95 108,958,727.00 14,635,900.00 33,633,354.00 24,114,461.00 14,899,923.00 8,825,613.00 12,509,476.00 340,000.00

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