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. 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 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Scientific research 282,956,454.92 333,550.00 23,390,766.00 68,363,403.77 26,090,599.96 14,243,459.00 5,683,031.85 38,327,570.34 3,232,111.00 15,979,694.00 6,950,412.00 5,952,840.00 70,335,503.00 4,048,514.00 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 283,456,454.92 333,550.00 23,890,766.00 68,363,403.77 26,090,599.96 14,243,459.00 5,683,031.85 38,327,570.34 3,232,111.00 15,979,694.00 6,950,412.00 5,952,840.00 70,335,503.00 4,048,514.00 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 91 40 197,535,544.92 0.00 0.00 20,813,859.77 13,479,636.96 13,571,450.00 5,154,731.85 37,991,792.34 3,232,111.00 15,979,694.00 6,950,412.00 5,952,840.00 70,335,503.00 4,048,514.00 25,000.00
Open Philanthropy Project FB Tw Site 35 28 80,087,754.00 333,550.00 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
Laura and John Arnold Foundation FB Tw WP Site 9 7 5,833,156.00 0.00 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 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 -- 136 73 283,456,454.92 333,550.00 23,890,766.00 68,363,403.77 26,090,599.96 14,243,459.00 5,683,031.85 38,327,570.34 3,232,111.00 15,979,694.00 6,950,412.00 5,952,840.00 70,335,503.00 4,048,514.00 25,000.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year (50 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
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 13,715,508.12 0.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -1,329,607.88 0.00 0.00 6,270,792.00 0.00 5,774,324.00 0.00 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
Center for Global Development 2 9,908,217.00 333,550.00 0.00 3,650,927.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,784,702.00 0.00 3,139,038.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Harvard University 2 7,910,940.79 0.00 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 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
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 2,749,852.50 0.00 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 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
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
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
University of Southern California 1 1,738,500.00 0.00 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
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
Life Sciences Research Foundation 1 780,000.00 0.00 780,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
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
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2 537,203.06 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 385,329.06 71,524.00 80,350.00 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
Total -- -- -- 283,456,454.92 333,550.00 23,890,766.00 68,363,403.77 26,090,599.96 14,243,459.00 5,683,031.85 38,327,570.34 3,232,111.00 15,979,694.00 6,950,412.00 5,952,840.00 70,335,503.00 4,048,514.00 25,000.00

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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 2019 2018 2017
Chris Somerville|Heather Youngs 16 15 35,258,266.00 0.00 23,890,766.00 11,367,500.00
Heather Youngs 5 5 15,275,544.00 0.00 0.00 15,275,544.00
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
Alexander Berger 1 1 333,550.00 333,550.00 0.00 0.00
Nick Beckstead 1 1 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00
Classified total 26 22 54,273,860.00 333,550.00 23,890,766.00 30,049,544.00
Unclassified total 110 55 229,182,594.92 0.00 0.00 38,313,859.77
Total 136 73 283,456,454.92 333,550.00 23,890,766.00 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
Uganda|Ghana|Kenya|Senegal|South africa|Nigeria 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
United States 9 7 5,833,156.00 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
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
Kenya|Ghana|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 34 25 40,066,395.91 5,515,173.77 6,296,270.00 10,722,009.00 728,300.00 9,256,005.14 550,000.00 6,270,792.00 300,000.00 402,846.00 25,000.00
Unclassified total 102 55 243,390,059.01 62,848,230.00 19,794,329.96 3,521,450.00 4,954,731.85 29,071,565.20 15,429,694.00 679,620.00 5,652,840.00 69,932,657.00 0.00
Total 136 73 283,456,454.92 68,363,403.77 26,090,599.96 14,243,459.00 5,683,031.85 38,327,570.34 15,979,694.00 6,950,412.00 5,952,840.00 70,335,503.00 25,000.00

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