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

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 (see his commits) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; please do not share this data without consulting 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 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Scientific research 256,545,902.12 30,701,821.00 20,409,375.00 32,081,941.00 15,028,051.85 52,098,340.34 3,572,111.00 15,965,039.93 7,099,562.00 6,205,643.00 69,335,503.00 4,048,514.00
Total 256,545,902.12 30,701,821.00 20,409,375.00 32,081,941.00 15,028,051.85 52,098,340.34 3,572,111.00 15,965,039.93 7,099,562.00 6,205,643.00 69,335,503.00 4,048,514.00

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Donation amounts by donor and year (3 donors)

Donor Number of donations Number of donees Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 76 35 164,044,347.12 0.00 0.00 14,571,450.00 5,594,731.85 37,991,792.34 3,232,111.00 15,965,039.93 7,099,562.00 6,205,643.00 69,335,503.00 4,048,514.00
Laura and John Arnold Foundation 55 33 64,346,661.00 4,437,884.00 18,518,418.00 17,510,491.00 9,433,320.00 14,106,548.00 340,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Open Philanthropy Project 10 9 28,154,894.00 26,263,937.00 1,890,957.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 141 74 256,545,902.12 30,701,821.00 20,409,375.00 32,081,941.00 15,028,051.85 52,098,340.34 3,572,111.00 15,965,039.93 7,099,562.00 6,205,643.00 69,335,503.00 4,048,514.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year (74 donees)

Donee Cause area Metadata Number of donors Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
International Development Research Centre 1 40,642,552.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 642,552.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,800,000.00 35,200,000.00 0.00
University of Washington 1 22,511,524.00 0.00 0.00 10,000,000.00 0.00 12,511,524.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3IE) 1 21,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 21,000,000.00 0.00
Center for Open Science 1 17,629,931.00 0.00 7,500,000.00 1,380,262.00 1,118,190.00 7,631,479.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Target Malaria 1 17,500,000.00 17,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Overseas Development Institute 1 12,015,826.00 0.00 0.00 1,449,020.00 0.00 0.00 -23,965.00 9,107,125.00 630,806.00 852,840.00 0.00 0.00
Brookings Institution 1 10,840,004.05 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -1,329,607.88 0.00 -24,654.07 6,419,942.00 0.00 5,774,324.00 0.00
The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University 1 9,899,739.00 0.00 0.00 3,769,496.00 0.00 6,130,243.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Development Initiatives Poverty Research Ltd 1 9,751,634.00 0.00 0.00 522,492.00 0.00 4,074,885.00 2,250,726.00 2,903,531.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Harvard University 2 8,092,946.79 0.00 3,641,943.00 196,489.00 154,514.79 4,000,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Center for Global Development 1 5,933,740.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,784,702.00 0.00 3,149,038.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of California Berkeley 1 5,000,000.00 5,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
International Budget Partnership 1 4,999,967.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,999,967.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global Development Network 1 4,941,898.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 449,990.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,491,908.00 0.00
Tulane University 1 4,360,268.00 610,268.00 750,000.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
National Bureau of Economic Research 1 4,048,514.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,048,514.00
Bioethics International 1 3,555,977.00 0.00 0.00 3,555,977.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
King Baudouin Foundation United States 1 3,538,747.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,538,747.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
International Center for Research on Women 1 3,120,371.14 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,719,270.00 -1,744.86 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 402,846.00 0.00
Yale University 1 3,023,059.00 0.00 0.00 3,023,059.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Minnesota 1 2,899,273.00 0.00 1,660,000.00 0.00 1,239,273.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence 1 2,749,852.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,499,999.00 1,249,853.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Brigham & Women’s Hospital 1 2,666,017.00 0.00 2,024,093.00 500,000.00 141,924.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 1 2,479,938.00 0.00 0.00 299,938.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 180,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
New Partnership for Africa’s Development 1 2,350,000.00 2,350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Oxford 1 2,321,230.58 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -194,008.42 0.00 0.00 48,814.00 0.00 2,466,425.00 0.00
European Network on Debt and Development 1 2,065,425.00 0.00 0.00 1,050,000.00 0.00 1,015,425.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Stealth Software Technologies Commercial 1 1,996,840.00 1,996,840.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sage Bionetworks 1 1,850,668.00 0.00 0.00 1,850,668.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Natural Resource Governance Institute 1 1,724,957.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,724,957.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sense About Science USA 1 1,586,200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,586,200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Maryland, Baltimore 1 1,442,723.00 1,442,723.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Foundation for the National Institutes of Health 2 1,364,664.00 0.00 1,228,845.00 135,819.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford 1 1,263,807.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,263,807.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
CDC Foundation 1 1,214,437.00 1,214,437.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of California, Berkeley 1 1,149,368.00 0.00 469,249.00 680,119.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
CARE 1 1,040,000.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 240,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2 1,029,788.06 0.00 486,000.00 0.00 391,914.06 71,524.00 80,350.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Mathematica Policy Research 1 927,974.00 0.00 927,974.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
National Academy of Sciences 1 867,113.00 0.00 0.00 867,113.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
William D. Ruckelshaus Center Foundation 1 700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00
Consortium of Universities for Global Health 1 700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nordic Cochrane Centre 1 604,392.00 0.00 0.00 271,903.00 332,489.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 1 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 200,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Centre for Development and Enterprise 1 544,880.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 544,880.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of California, Los Angeles 1 491,339.00 0.00 491,339.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Match Foundation 1 475,520.00 0.00 0.00 475,520.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Future of Research 1 450,000.00 150,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The PubPeer Foundation 1 412,800.00 0.00 412,800.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Johns Hopkins University 1 388,053.00 388,053.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Arizona 1 357,568.00 0.00 0.00 357,568.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Novim Group 1 340,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 340,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Chinese Academy of Governance 1 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Center for Scientific Integrity 1 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Rescuing Biomedical Research 1 299,112.00 0.00 299,112.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
African Economic Research Consortium 1 227,822.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 227,822.00 0.00 0.00
University of Missouri 1 219,076.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 219,076.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sonatel 1 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Shanghai Institutes for International Studies 1 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Michigan 1 155,020.00 0.00 155,020.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
New Philanthropy Capital 1 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
African Academy of Sciences 1 149,702.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 149,702.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
African Evaluation Association 1 149,551.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -449.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Southern Africa Trust 1 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
American Association for the Advancement of Science 1 98,889.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 98,889.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Teachers College, Columbia University 1 97,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 97,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University Court of the University of Edinburgh 1 82,860.00 0.00 0.00 82,860.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sense About Science 1 63,638.00 0.00 0.00 63,638.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Innovative Genomics Institute 1 63,000.00 0.00 63,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of California, San Diego 1 54,226.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 54,226.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action 1 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Grand Valley State University 1 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Duke University 1 49,500.00 49,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Carnegie Mellon University 1 24,981.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 24,981.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- -- 256,545,902.12 30,701,821.00 20,409,375.00 32,081,941.00 15,028,051.85 52,098,340.34 3,572,111.00 15,965,039.93 7,099,562.00 6,205,643.00 69,335,503.00 4,048,514.00

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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 2017
Heather Youngs 1 1 5,000,000.00 5,000,000.00
Claire Zabel 1 1 2,350,000.00 2,350,000.00
Nick Beckstead 1 1 150,000.00 150,000.00
Chris Somerville 1 1 49,500.00 49,500.00
Classified total 4 4 7,549,500.00 7,549,500.00
Unclassified total 137 71 248,996,402.12 23,152,321.00
Total 141 74 256,545,902.12 30,701,821.00

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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 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
United States 59 36 75,096,661.00 4,437,884.00 18,518,418.00 27,510,491.00 9,433,320.00 14,156,548.00 340,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00
Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda, South africa 1 1 6,270,792.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6,270,792.00 0.00 0.00
India, Kenya, Tanzania, united republic of 1 1 4,999,967.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,999,967.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tanzania, united republic of 1 1 1,897,497.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,897,497.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ghana, Tanzania, united republic of 1 1 1,724,957.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,724,957.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
India 2 1 401,101.14 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -1,744.86 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 402,846.00
China 2 1 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Senegal 2 1 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ghana, Kenya, South africa 2 1 149,551.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -449.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Classified total 71 44 91,040,526.14 4,437,884.00 18,518,418.00 27,560,491.00 9,633,320.00 23,026,775.14 340,000.00 550,000.00 6,270,792.00 300,000.00 402,846.00
Unclassified total 70 37 165,505,375.98 26,263,937.00 1,890,957.00 4,521,450.00 5,394,731.85 29,071,565.20 3,232,111.00 15,415,039.93 828,770.00 5,905,643.00 68,932,657.00
Total 141 74 256,545,902.12 30,701,821.00 20,409,375.00 32,081,941.00 15,028,051.85 52,098,340.34 3,572,111.00 15,965,039.93 7,099,562.00 6,205,643.00 69,335,503.00

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Graph of spending by country and year (cumulative)

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Donation amounts by disclosures and year

If you hover over a cell for a given disclosures 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.

Disclosures Number of donations Number of donees Total 2017
Kevin Esvelt 1 1 17,500,000.00 17,500,000.00
Classified total 1 1 17,500,000.00 17,500,000.00
Unclassified total 140 73 239,045,902.12 13,201,821.00
Total 141 74 256,545,902.12 30,701,821.00

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