80,000 Hours donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country United Kingdom
Facebook page 80000Hours
Websitehttps://80000hours.org/
Donate pagehttps://80000hours.org/support-us/donate/
Donors list pagehttps://80000hours.org/about/donors/
Transparency and financials pagehttps://80000hours.org/about/credibility/evaluations/
Donation case pagehttp://effective-altruism.com/ea/15d/why_donate_to_80000_hours/
Twitter username80000hours
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/80%2C000_Hours

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee 80,000 Hours

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donee) 1,635,000.00 510,000.00 1,125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Patrick Brinich-Langlois (filter this donee) 70,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 40,000.00 30,000.00 0.00 500.00
Mark Barnes (filter this donee) 39,437.36 0.00 0.00 26,291.57 13,145.79 0.00 0.00 0.00
Haseeb Qureshi (filter this donee) 25,300.00 0.00 0.00 25,300.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise (filter this donee) 21,053.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 21,053.00
Oxford Prioritisation Project (filter this donee) 12,934.00 0.00 12,934.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Saulius Šimčikas (filter this donee) 2,464.84 0.00 0.00 2,464.84 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Raymond Arnold (filter this donee) 200.00 0.00 0.00 200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Peter Hurford (filter this donee) 180.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100.00 80.00 0.00
Sophia Cyna (filter this donee) 159.43 0.00 0.00 159.43 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
EA Giving Group (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 1,807,228.63 510,000.00 1,137,934.00 54,415.84 53,145.79 30,100.00 80.00 21,553.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (14 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Annual review December 20172017-12-24Benjamin Todd 80,000 Hours 80000 Hours Donee periodic updateCareer coaching/life guidance80,000 Hours reviews its efforts in 2017 to push more people toward priority paths, both through writeups and through personalized coaching. Also announced at http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1j1/80000_hours_annual_review_released/
Suggestions for Individual Donors from Open Philanthropy Project Staff - 20172017-12-21Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectJaime Yassif Chloe Cockburn Lewis Bollard Nick Beckstead Daniel Dewey Center for International Security and Cooperation Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Good Call Court Watch NOLA Compassion in World Farming USA Wild-Animal Suffering Research Effective Altruism Funds Donor lottery Future of Humanity Institute Center for Human-Compatible AI Machine Intelligence Research Institute Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Centre for Effective Altruism 80,000 Hours Alliance to Feed the Earth in Disasters Donation suggestion listAnimal welfare,AI risk,Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness,Effective altruism,Criminal justice reformOpen Philanthropy Project staff give suggestions on places that might be good for individuals to donate to. Each suggestion includes a section "Why I suggest it", a section explaining why the Open Philanthropy Project has not funded (or not fully funded) the opportunity, and links to relevant writeups
2018 AI Safety Literature Review and Charity Comparison2017-12-20Ben Hoskin Effective Altruism ForumBen Hoskin Machine Intelligence Research Institute Future of Humanity Institute Global Catastrophic Risk Institute Centre for the Study of Existential Risk AI Impacts Center for Human-Compatible AI Center for Applied Rationality Future of Life Institute 80,000 Hours Review of current state of cause areaAI safetyThe lengthy blog post covers all the published work of prominent organizations focused on AI risk. It is an annual refresh of http://effective-altruism.com/ea/14w/2017_ai_risk_literature_review_and_charity/ -- a similar post published a year before it. The conclusion: "Significant donations to the Machine Intelligence Research Institute and the Global Catastrophic Risks Institute. A much smaller one to AI Impacts."
How to end animal agriculture as soon as possible2017-09-27Robert Wiblin Lewis Bollard 80,000 HoursOpen Philanthropy Project Mercy For Animals Compassion in World Farming The Humane League The Humane Society of the United States Humane Society International The Good Food Institute Animal Equality Animal Charity Evaluators Broad donor strategyAnimal welfare/factory farmingPodcast with interview of Lewis Bollard (Farm Animal Welfare Program Officer at the Open Philanthropy Project) by Robert Wiblin of 80000 Hours, along with transcript. The podcast covers the strategy of the Open Philanthropy Project. 80000 Hours is an Open Philanthropy Project grant recipient and Wiblin was also on the board of Animal Charity Evaluators, an animal welfare-focused grant recipient that is discussed in the podcast
Four quantiative models, aggregation, and final decision2017-05-20Tom Sittler Oxford Prioritisation ProjectOxford Prioritisation Project 80,000 Hours Animal Charity Evaluators Machine Intelligence Research Institute StrongMinds Single donation documentationEffective altruism/career adviceThe post describes how the Oxford Prioritisation Project compared its four finalists (80000 Hours, Animal Charity Evaluators, Machine Intelligence Research Institute, and StrongMinds) by building quantitative models for each, including modeling of uncertainties. Based on these quantitative models, 80000 Hours was chosen as the winner. Also posted to http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1ah/four_quantiative_models_aggregation_and_final/ for comments
A model of 80,000 Hours2017-05-14Sindy Li Oxford Prioritisation ProjectOxford Prioritisation Project 80,000 Hours Evaluator review of doneeEffective altruism/movement growthThe post supplements a model built in Guesstimate to estimate the impact of 80000 Hours. The model is a Monte Carlo model. Also posted to http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1a1/a_model_of_80000_hours_oxford_prioritisation/ for comments
Should we make a grant to a meta-charity?2017-03-11Daniel May Oxford Prioritisation ProjectOxford Prioritisation Project Giving What We Can 80,000 Hours Raising for Effective Giving Review of current state of cause areaEffective altruism/movement growth/fundraisingThe summary says: "I introduce the concept of meta-charity, discuss some considerations for OxPrio, and look into how meta-charities evaluate their impact, and the reliability of these figures for our purposes (finding the most cost-effective organisation to donate £10,000 today). I then look into the room for more funding for a few meta-charities, and finally conclude that these are worth seriously pursuing further." See http://effective-altruism.com/ea/189/daniel_may_should_we_make_a_grant_to_a/ for a cross-post that has comments
The effective altruism guide to donating this giving season2016-12-28Robert Wiblin 80,000 Hours Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense Cool Earth Alliance for Safety and Justice Cosecha Centre for Effective Altruism 80000 Hours Animal Charity Evaluators Compassion in World Farming USA Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative StrongMinds Ploughshares Fund Machine Intelligence Research Institute Future of Humanity Institute Evaluator consolidated recommendation listBiosecurity and pandemic preparedness,Global health and global poverty,Animal welfare,AI risk,Global catastrophic risks,Effective altruism/movement growthRobert Wiblin draws on a number of annual charity evaluations and reviews, as well as staff donation writeups, from sources such as GiveWell and Animal Charity Evaluators, to provide an "effective altruism guide" for 2016 Giving Season donation
Why donate to 80,000 Hours2016-12-24Benjamin Todd 80,000 Hours 80000 Hours Donee donation caseEffective altruism/movement growthMakes the case for 80000 Hours to be funded by effective altruists (and posted on the Effective Altruism Forum). Supplements their annual review https://80000hours.org/2016/12/annual-review-dec-2016 that provides the underlying data and narrative; however, the case made here explicitly focuses on argumentation appealing to EAs, and makes a clearer ask
Suggestions for Individual Donors from Open Philanthropy Project Staff - 20162016-12-14Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectJaime Yassif Chloe Cockburn Lewis Bollard Daniel Dewey Nick Beckstead Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense Alliance for Safety and Justice Cosecha Animal Charity Evaluators Compassion in World Farming USA Machine Intelligence Research Institute Future of Humanity Institute 80,000 Hours Ploughshares Fund Donation suggestion listAnimal welfare,AI risk,Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness,Effective altruism,Migration policyOpen Philanthropy Project staff describe suggestions for best donation opportunities for individual donors in their specific areas
2017 AI Risk Literature Review and Charity Comparison2016-12-13Ben Hoskin Effective Altruism ForumBen Hoskin Machine Intelligence Research Institute Future of Humanity Institute OpenAI Center for Human-Compatible AI Future of Life Institute Centre for the Study of Existential Risk Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence Global Catastrophic Risk Institute Global Priorities Project AI Impacts Xrisks Institute X-Risks Net Center for Applied Rationality 80,000 Hours Raising for Effective Giving Review of current state of cause areaAI safetyThe lengthy blog post covers all the published work of prominent organizations focused on AI risk. References http://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/potential-risks-advanced-artificial-intelligence/machine-intelligence-research-institute-general-support#sources1007 for the MIRI part of it but notes the absence of information on the many other orgs. The conclusion: "The conclusion: "Significant donations to the Machine Intelligence Research Institute and the Global Catastrophic Risks Institute. A much smaller one to AI Impacts."
EAs write about where they give2016-12-09Julia Wise Effective Altruism ForumBlake Borgeson Eva Vivalt Ben Kuhn Alexander Gordon-Brown and Denise Melchin Elizabeth Van Nostrand Machine Intelligence Research Institute Center for Applied Rationality AidGrade Charity Science: Health 80,000 Hours Centre for Effective Altruism Tostan Periodic donation list documentationGlobal health and global poverty, AI riskJulia Wise got submissions from multiple donors about their donation plans and put them together in a single post. The goal was to cover people outside of organizations that publish such posts for their employees
CEA Staff Donation Decisions 20162016-12-06Sam Deere Centre for Effective AltruismWilliam MacAskill Michelle Hutchinson Tara MacAulay Alison Woodman Seb Farquhar Hauke Hillebrandt Marinella Capriati Sam Deere Max Dalton Larissa Hesketh-Rowe Michael Page Stefan Schubert Pablo Stafforini Amy Labenz Centre for Effective Altruism 80,000 Hours Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Animal Charity Evaluators Charity Science Health New Incentives Project Healthy Children Deworm the World Initiative Machine Intelligence Research Institute StrongMinds Future of Humanity Institute Future of Life Institute Centre for the Study of Existential Risk Effective Altruism Foundation Sci-Hub Vote.org The Humane League Foundational Research Institute Periodic donation list documentationCentre for Effective Altruism (CEA) staff describe their donation plans. The donation amounts are not disclosed.
Where should you donate to have the most impact during giving season 2015?2015-12-24Robert Wiblin 80,000 Hours Against Malaria Foundation Giving What We Can GiveWell AidGrade Effective Altruism Outreach Animal Charity Evaluators Machine Intelligence Research Institute Raising for Effective Giving Center for Applied Rationality Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Ploughshares Fund Future of Humanity Institute Future of Life Institute Centre for the Study of Existential Risk Charity Science Deworm the World Initiative Schistosomiasis Control Initiative GiveDirectly Evaluator consolidated recommendation listGlobal health and global poverty,Effective altruism/movement growth,Rationality improvement,Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness,AI risk,Global catastrophic risksRobert Wiblin draws on GiveWell recommendations, Animal Charity Evaluators recommendations, Open Philanthropy Project writeups, staff donation writeups and suggestions, as well as other sources (including personal knowledge and intuitions) to come up with a list of places to donate

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (19 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Open Philanthropy Project510,000.002018-02Other areashttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants/80000-hours-general-support-2018Nick Beckstead Nicole Ross Grant for general support, and a renewal of https://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants/80000-hours-general-support (2017 grant) and consistent with the statement made at the time about the likely conditions that would lead to renewal. Announced: 2018-02-22.
Oxford Prioritisation Project12,934.002017-05-09Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://oxpr.io/blog/2017/5/20/four-quantiative-models-aggregation-and-final-decision-- Announced: 2017-05-09.
Open Philanthropy Project1,125,000.002017-03Effective altruism/movement growth/career counselinghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants/80000-hours-general-supportNick Beckstead Grant for general support. Grant writeup not written by grant investigator. Grant includes plans to make a similar grant next year, with criteria for next year grant amount, as well as grantee plans. Forecasts made on 2016-12-16 (three months before the grant was offiically awarded) are also included. Announced: 2017-05-16.
Mark Barnes26,291.572016Career coaching/life guidancehttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
EA Giving Group--2016Effective altruism/movement growth/career counselinghttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1H2hF3SaO0_QViYq2j1E7mwoz3sDjdf9pdtuBcrq7pRU/editNick Beckstead Actual date range: December 2015 to February 2016. Exact date, amount, or fraction not known, but it is the donee with the second highest amount donated out of six donees in this period.
Saulius Šimčikas2,464.842016Career coaching/life guidancehttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
EA Giving Group--2016Effective altruism/movement growth/career counselinghttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1H2hF3SaO0_QViYq2j1E7mwoz3sDjdf9pdtuBcrq7pRU/editNick Beckstead Actual date range: February 2016 to December 2016. Exact date, amount, or fraction not known, but it is the donee with the second highest amount donated out of three donees in this period.
Sophia Cyna159.432016Career coaching/life guidancehttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Haseeb Qureshi25,300.002016Effective altruism/movement growthhttp://haseebq.com/2016-donations-and-some-thoughts/-- Highlighted impact potential, significant growth, and personal anecdote of how it influenced the author. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 50.00%.
Raymond Arnold200.002016Career coaching/life guidancehttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Patrick Brinich-Langlois1,692.422015-10-06--http://www.patbl.com/misc/other/donations/--
Patrick Brinich-Langlois38,307.582015-08-24--http://www.patbl.com/misc/other/donations/-- Grant from The Eleemosynary Flying Orang−Utans Fund.
Mark Barnes13,145.792015Career coaching/life guidancehttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Peter Hurford100.002014-12-19Effective altruism/movement growthhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Patrick Brinich-Langlois30,000.002014-01-08--http://www.patbl.com/misc/other/donations/--
EA Giving Group--2014Effective altruism/movement growth/career counselinghttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1H2hF3SaO0_QViYq2j1E7mwoz3sDjdf9pdtuBcrq7pRU/editNick Beckstead Actual date range: December 2013 to December 2014. Exact date, amount, or fraction not known, but it is the donee with the highest amount donated out of five donees in this period.
Peter Hurford80.002013-12-12Effective altruism/movement growthhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise21,053.002012-11-07--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Patrick Brinich-Langlois500.002012-11-06--http://www.patbl.com/misc/other/donations/--