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

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Donation amounts by cause area and year

Cause area Total 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Scientific research 316,974,189.01 31,256,825.00 23,703,965.16 68,363,403.77 26,090,599.96 14,243,459.00 6,076,992.85 38,327,570.34 3,232,111.00 15,965,039.93 7,099,562.00 6,205,643.00 70,335,503.00 6,048,514.00 25,000.00
Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness 500,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 317,474,189.01 31,256,825.00 24,203,965.16 68,363,403.77 26,090,599.96 14,243,459.00 6,076,992.85 38,327,570.34 3,232,111.00 15,965,039.93 7,099,562.00 6,205,643.00 70,335,503.00 6,048,514.00 25,000.00

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Donation amounts by donor and year (4 donors)

Donor Metadata Number of donations Number of donees Total 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation FB Tw WP Site LI 100 42 200,236,043.01 0.00 313,199.16 20,813,859.77 13,479,636.96 13,571,450.00 5,154,731.85 37,991,792.34 3,232,111.00 15,965,039.93 7,099,562.00 6,205,643.00 70,335,503.00 6,048,514.00 25,000.00
Open Philanthropy Project FB Tw Site 42 33 111,011,029.00 31,256,825.00 23,890,766.00 47,549,544.00 8,313,894.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arnold Ventures FB Tw WP Site 10 7 6,227,117.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,297,069.00 672,009.00 922,261.00 335,778.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ozy Brennan FB Site LI 1 1 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- 153 80 317,474,189.01 31,256,825.00 24,203,965.16 68,363,403.77 26,090,599.96 14,243,459.00 6,076,992.85 38,327,570.34 3,232,111.00 15,965,039.93 7,099,562.00 6,205,643.00 70,335,503.00 6,048,514.00 25,000.00

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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 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
International Development Research Centre 1 40,642,552.00 0.00 0.00 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 0.00
University of Washington 1 23,511,524.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,000,000.00 0.00 12,511,524.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3IE) 1 21,449,091.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 449,091.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 21,000,000.00 0.00 0.00
Sherlock Biosciences 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 0.00 0.00 0.00
Target Malaria 1 17,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 17,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Overseas Development Institute 1 17,115,879.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,100,053.00 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 0.00
Development Initiatives Poverty Research Ltd 1 14,395,021.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,643,387.00 522,492.00 0.00 4,074,885.00 2,250,726.00 2,903,531.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Brookings Institution 1 14,090,004.05 0.00 250,000.00 3,000,000.00 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 0.00
Center for Global Development 2 11,918,217.00 333,550.00 0.00 3,650,927.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,784,702.00 0.00 3,149,038.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 0.00
University of Washington (Institute for Protein Design) 1 11,367,500.00 0.00 0.00 11,367,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Oxford 1 10,138,924.58 0.00 0.00 6,799,591.00 1,018,103.00 0.00 0.00 -194,008.42 0.00 0.00 48,814.00 0.00 2,466,425.00 0.00 0.00
Harvard University 2 7,980,940.79 0.00 70,000.00 0.00 3,614,937.00 196,489.00 -485.21 4,000,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arizona State University 1 6,421,402.00 0.00 0.00 6,421,402.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
MIT Synthetic Neurobiology Group 1 5,970,000.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 0.00 2,970,000.00 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 5,200,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 5,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
EicOsis Human Health, Inc. 1 5,000,000.00 0.00 5,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
International Budget Partnership 1 4,999,967.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,999,967.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global Development Network 1 4,941,898.00 0.00 0.00 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 0.00
VasoRx 1 4,700,000.00 0.00 4,700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Kyoto University 1 4,000,000.00 4,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Southern California 1 3,988,500.00 2,250,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,738,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
National Bureau of Economic Research 1 3,972,283.96 0.00 0.00 0.00 -76,230.04 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,048,514.00 0.00
King Baudouin Foundation United States 1 3,538,747.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,538,747.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
International Center for Research on Women 1 3,320,371.14 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 2,719,270.00 -1,744.86 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 402,846.00 0.00 0.00
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 1 2,934,400.00 0.00 2,934,400.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
National Council of Applied Economic Research 1 2,785,321.00 0.00 0.00 2,785,321.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Imperial College London 1 2,743,051.66 0.00 -6,800.84 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 0.00
Duke University 1 2,631,671.00 0.00 2,550,171.00 81,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Michigan 1 2,500,000.00 2,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 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 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 0.00
European Network on Debt and Development 1 2,411,457.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 346,032.00 1,050,000.00 0.00 1,015,425.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of California, Los Angeles 1 2,368,300.00 2,368,300.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
New Partnership for Africa’s Development 1 2,350,000.00 0.00 0.00 2,350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of California, San Francisco 1 2,346,318.00 0.00 1,521,318.00 825,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
CDC Foundation 1 2,258,938.00 0.00 1,044,501.00 0.00 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 Notre Dame 1 2,054,142.00 0.00 0.00 2,054,142.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Development Gateway 1 1,999,201.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,999,201.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Life Sciences Research Foundation 1 1,950,000.00 1,170,000.00 780,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 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 0.00 0.00 1,724,957.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Boston Children's Hospital 1 1,695,376.00 0.00 1,695,376.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Rockefeller University 1 1,600,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society Ltd. 1 1,498,168.00 0.00 0.00 1,498,168.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Peking University 1 1,308,566.00 0.00 0.00 1,308,566.00 0.00 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 1 1,228,845.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,228,845.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University Health Network 1 1,134,975.00 1,134,975.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2 931,164.06 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 779,290.06 71,524.00 80,350.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Copenhagen Consensus Center USA 1 749,981.00 0.00 0.00 749,981.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 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 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Consortium of Universities for Global Health 1 700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Mathematica Policy Research 1 682,132.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 682,132.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 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 0.00 0.00 544,880.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Research Institute of Industrial Economics 1 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 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 0.00 0.00 475,520.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Future of Research 1 450,000.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Shanghai Institutes for International Studies 1 440,000.00 0.00 0.00 240,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Centre for Development Economics 1 432,348.00 0.00 0.00 432,348.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Chinese Academy of Governance 1 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Rescuing Biomedical Research 1 299,112.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 299,112.00 0.00 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 0.00 0.00 227,822.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Science Philanthropy Alliance 1 225,000.00 0.00 225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Missouri 1 210,028.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 210,028.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
protocols.io 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 0.00 0.00 0.00
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 1 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sonatel 1 198,957.77 0.00 0.00 -1,042.23 0.00 50,000.00 150,000.00 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 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 1 150,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Milken Institute 1 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
African Academy of Sciences 1 149,702.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 149,702.00 0.00 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 0.00 0.00 -449.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Brigham & Women's Hospital 1 134,337.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 134,337.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Southern Africa Trust 1 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Innovative Genomics Institute 1 63,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 63,000.00 0.00 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 0.00 0.00 54,226.00 0.00 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 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 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 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- -- 317,474,189.01 31,256,825.00 24,203,965.16 68,363,403.77 26,090,599.96 14,243,459.00 6,076,992.85 38,327,570.34 3,232,111.00 15,965,039.93 7,099,562.00 6,205,643.00 70,335,503.00 6,048,514.00 25,000.00

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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
Chris Somerville|Heather Youngs 21 19 62,796,566.00 27,538,300.00 23,890,766.00 11,367,500.00
Heather Youngs 6 6 16,410,519.00 1,134,975.00 0.00 15,275,544.00
Alexander Berger 2 2 2,583,550.00 2,583,550.00 0.00 0.00
Claire Zabel 1 1 2,350,000.00 0.00 0.00 2,350,000.00
Chris Somerville 2 2 906,500.00 0.00 0.00 906,500.00
Nick Beckstead 1 1 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00
Classified total 33 28 85,197,135.00 31,256,825.00 23,890,766.00 30,049,544.00
Unclassified total 120 57 232,277,054.01 0.00 313,199.16 38,313,859.77
Total 153 80 317,474,189.01 31,256,825.00 24,203,965.16 68,363,403.77

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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 2011 2010 2009 2008 2006
United states of america (the) 4 3 10,750,000.00 0.00 0.00 10,000,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00
Ghana|Kenya|Nigeria|Senegal|South africa|Uganda 1 1 6,270,792.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6,270,792.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tanzania, united republic of|Kenya|India 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
India 5 4 4,368,751.14 3,967,650.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -1,744.86 0.00 0.00 0.00 402,846.00 0.00
Ghana|Tanzania, united republic of 2 2 3,724,158.00 0.00 1,999,201.00 0.00 0.00 1,724,957.00 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
China 5 3 1,848,566.00 1,548,566.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Senegal 3 1 198,957.77 -1,042.23 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 -449.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Canada 1 1 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00
Classified total 25 18 34,233,239.91 5,515,173.77 1,999,201.00 10,050,000.00 200,000.00 8,920,227.14 550,000.00 6,270,792.00 300,000.00 402,846.00 25,000.00
Unclassified total 128 67 283,240,949.10 62,848,230.00 24,091,398.96 4,193,459.00 5,876,992.85 29,407,343.20 15,415,039.93 828,770.00 5,905,643.00 69,932,657.00 0.00
Total 153 80 317,474,189.01 68,363,403.77 26,090,599.96 14,243,459.00 6,076,992.85 38,327,570.34 15,965,039.93 7,099,562.00 6,205,643.00 70,335,503.00 25,000.00

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