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 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.

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Donation amounts by cause area and year

Cause area Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Scientific research 239,136,331.12 13,395,390.00 47,549,544.00 12,610,963.00 15,243,459.00 6,123,031.85 38,327,570.34 3,232,111.00 15,965,039.93 7,099,562.00 6,205,643.00 69,335,503.00 4,048,514.00
Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness 500,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 239,636,331.12 13,895,390.00 47,549,544.00 12,610,963.00 15,243,459.00 6,123,031.85 38,327,570.34 3,232,111.00 15,965,039.93 7,099,562.00 6,205,643.00 69,335,503.00 4,048,514.00

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Donation amounts by donor and year (3 donors)

Donor Metadata Number of donations Number of donees Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation FB Tw WP Site LI 76 35 164,044,347.12 0.00 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
Open Philanthropy Project FB Tw Site 30 23 69,758,828.00 13,895,390.00 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
Laura and John Arnold Foundation FB Tw WP Site 9 7 5,833,156.00 0.00 0.00 4,297,069.00 672,009.00 528,300.00 335,778.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- 115 63 239,636,331.12 13,895,390.00 47,549,544.00 12,610,963.00 15,243,459.00 6,123,031.85 38,327,570.34 3,232,111.00 15,965,039.93 7,099,562.00 6,205,643.00 69,335,503.00 4,048,514.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year (30 donees)

Donee Cause area Metadata Number of donors Total 2018 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 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 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 0.00 21,000,000.00 0.00
Target Malaria 1 17,500,000.00 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
Overseas Development Institute 1 12,015,826.00 0.00 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
University of Washington (Institute for Protein Design) 1 11,367,500.00 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
Brookings Institution 1 10,840,004.05 0.00 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
Development Initiatives Poverty Research Ltd 1 9,751,634.00 0.00 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 7,910,940.79 0.00 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
Arizona State University 1 6,421,402.00 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
MIT Synthetic Neurobiology Group 1 5,970,000.00 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
Center for Global Development 1 5,933,740.00 0.00 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 5,200,000.00 200,000.00 5,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
International Budget Partnership 1 4,999,967.00 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
Global Development Network 1 4,941,898.00 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
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 0.00 4,048,514.00
King Baudouin Foundation United States 1 3,538,747.00 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
International Center for Research on Women 1 3,120,371.14 0.00 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
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 1 2,934,400.00 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
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence 1 2,749,852.50 0.00 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
Duke University 1 2,631,671.00 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
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 1 2,479,938.00 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
New Partnership for Africa’s Development 1 2,350,000.00 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
University of California, San Francisco 1 2,346,318.00 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
University of Oxford 1 2,321,230.58 0.00 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
CDC Foundation 1 2,258,938.00 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
European Network on Debt and Development 1 2,065,425.00 0.00 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
University of Notre Dame 1 2,054,142.00 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
University of Southern California 1 1,738,500.00 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
Natural Resource Governance Institute 1 1,724,957.00 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
Total -- -- -- 239,636,331.12 13,895,390.00 47,549,544.00 12,610,963.00 15,243,459.00 6,123,031.85 38,327,570.34 3,232,111.00 15,965,039.93 7,099,562.00 6,205,643.00 69,335,503.00 4,048,514.00

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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
Chris Somerville|Heather Youngs 12 11 25,262,890.00 13,895,390.00 11,367,500.00
Heather Youngs 5 5 15,275,544.00 0.00 15,275,544.00
Claire Zabel 1 1 2,350,000.00 0.00 2,350,000.00
Chris Somerville 2 2 906,500.00 0.00 906,500.00
Nick Beckstead 1 1 150,000.00 0.00 150,000.00
Classified total 21 17 43,944,934.00 13,895,390.00 30,049,544.00
Unclassified total 94 49 195,691,397.12 0.00 17,500,000.00
Total 115 63 239,636,331.12 13,895,390.00 47,549,544.00

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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 2016 2015 2014 2013 2011 2010 2009 2008
United States 13 10 16,583,156.00 4,297,069.00 10,672,009.00 528,300.00 385,778.00 400,000.00 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 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 4,999,967.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tanzania, united republic of 1 1 1,897,497.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,897,497.00 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 1,724,957.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
India 2 1 401,101.14 0.00 0.00 0.00 -1,744.86 0.00 0.00 0.00 402,846.00
China 2 1 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Senegal 2 1 200,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 150,000.00 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 -449.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Classified total 25 18 32,527,021.14 4,297,069.00 10,722,009.00 728,300.00 9,256,005.14 550,000.00 6,270,792.00 300,000.00 402,846.00
Unclassified total 90 51 207,109,309.98 8,313,894.00 4,521,450.00 5,394,731.85 29,071,565.20 15,415,039.93 828,770.00 5,905,643.00 68,932,657.00
Total 115 63 239,636,331.12 12,610,963.00 15,243,459.00 6,123,031.85 38,327,570.34 15,965,039.93 7,099,562.00 6,205,643.00 69,335,503.00

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