Vipul Naik donations received

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 March 2022. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (7 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
My Q1 2019 EA Hotel donation (GW, IR)2019-03-31Vipul Naik Effective Altruism ForumVipul Naik EA Hotel Single donation documentationEffective altruism/housingThe post documents the author's reasons for making a donation to the EA Hotel. The bulk of the post gives the author's general assessment of the EA Hotel, but the last section gives more details on how the donation decision was made. The author says he likes the idea of the EA Hotel, likes the skin-in-the-game of key players, likes the execution so far, and finds the value of marginal donations high and easy to grasp. He also explains why the lack of interest from other donors does not dissuade him
My 2018 donations (GW, IR)2018-11-23Vipul Naik Effective Altruism ForumVipul Naik GiveWell top charities Machine Intelligence Research Institute Donor lottery Periodic donation list documentationGlobal health and development|AI safetyThe blog post describes an allocation of $2,000 to GiveWell for regranting to top charities, and $500 each to MIRI and the $500,000 donor lottery. The latter two donations are influenced by Issa Rice, who describes his reasoning at Vipul Naik's post explains the reason for donating now rather than earlier or later, the reason for donating this amount, and the selection of recipients. The post is also cross-posted at and
Belief status: off-the-cuff thoughts!2017-01-19Vipul Naik Facebook Machine Intelligence Research Institute Reasoning supplementAI safetyThe post argues that (lack of) academic endorsement of the work done by MIRI should not be an important factor in evaluating MIRI, offering three reasons. Commenters include Rob Bensinger, Research Communications Manager at MIRI.
GiveWell money moved in 2015: a review of my forecast and some future predictions (GW, IR)2016-05-15Vipul Naik Effective Altruism Forum GiveWell GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation GiveDirectly Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Deworm the World Initiative Miscellaneous commentaryGlobal health and developmentThe post is a follow-up to the forecasting post (GW, IR) in light of GiveWell's official report of money moved and web traffic for 2015 at The post identifies the key reasons for the significant underestimation of money moved in the forecasting post, and some phenomena highlighted by the difference between the forecast and what transpired in reality
GiveWell money moved forecasts and implications (GW, IR)2015-12-19Vipul Naik Effective Altruism Forum GiveWell GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation GiveDirectly Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Deworm the World Initiative Miscellaneous commentaryGlobal health and developmentThe blog post includes predictions on how much money GiveWell top charities will raise as part of the 2015 end-of-year giving season
Should you donate to the Wikimedia Foundation? (GW, IR)2015-03-28Vipul Naik Effective Altruism Forum Wikimedia Foundation Evaluator review of doneeKnowledge commonsThe post says: "I believe that some of the common arguments people make in favor of the donating to the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF), the non-profit that hosts Wikipedia and a number of its sister sites, are flawed."
Evaluating GiveWell as a startup idea based on Paul Graham's philosophy (GW, IR)2014-04-12Vipul Naik LessWrong GiveWell Miscellaneous commentaryCharity evaluatorThe blog post looks at the GiveWell founding story and compares it with essays from Paul Graham on the journeys of successful startups

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