A political campaign donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 4 0 675 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,700 2,700 2,700
Politics 4 0 675 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,700 2,700 2,700

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee A political campaign

Donor Total 2016
Ajeya Cotra (filter this donee) 2,700.00 2,700.00
Elie Hassenfeld (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00
Holden Karnofsky (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00
Josh Rosenberg (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00
Total 2,700.00 2,700.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (1 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Staff members’ personal donations for giving season 20162016-12-09Natalie Crispin GiveWellElie Hassenfeld Holden Karnofsky Natalie Crispin Alexander Berger Timothy Telleen-Lawton Josh Rosenberg Rebecca Raible Helen Toner Sophie Monahan Laura Muñoz Catherine Hollander Andrew Martin Lewis Bollard Chelsea Tabart Sarah Ward Chris Somerville Ajeya Cotra Chris Smith Isabel Arjmand A political campaign GiveWell top charities International Genetically Engineered Machine Foundation UPMC Center for Health Security Donor lottery EA Giving Group GiveDirectly Center for Applied Rationality Malaria Consortium Animal Charity Evaluators Northwest Health Law Advocates StrongMinds Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative The Humane Society of the United States The Humane League Mercy For Animals Humane Society International Compassion in World Farming USA The Good Food Institute Citizens for Farm Animal Protection END Fund Causa Justa Planned Parenthood International Refugee Assistance Project Periodic donation list documentationGiveWell and Open Philanthropy Project staff describe their annual donation plans for 2016. Some of these are tentative and get superseded by further events. Also, not all employees are present in the document (participation is optional). Amounts donated are not included, per a decision by GiveWell

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (4 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 4)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Holden Karnofsky----2016-12-09Politicshttps://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2016/-- States "Earlier this year, I gave to a political campaign that I considered important and high-impact per dollar. This falls under (a) because there are per-individual contribution limits." Details of political campaign not specified, but 2016 is a presidential election year in the United States. Affected countries: United States.
Elie Hassenfeld----2016-12-09Politicshttps://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2016/-- States "I already gave a significant portion of this year’s donation to a political campaign, so I’m planning to give less at the end of this year than I have in previous years." Details of political campaign not specified, but 2016 is a presidential election year in the United States. Affected countries: United States.
Josh Rosenberg----2016-12-09Politicshttps://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2016/-- Details of political campaign not specified, but 2016 is a presidential election year in the United States. Affected countries: United States; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Ajeya Cotra2,700.0012016-10Politicshttps://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2016/-- Target of donation not specified, but this donation was in mid-October, in the runup to the November 2016 United States presidential and legislative elections. Also, amount not explicitly specified, but inferred from 55-45 split in donations and knowledge of donor lottery amount from http://effective-altruism.com/ea/14d/donor_lotteries_a_stepbystep_guide_for_mall/ Note also that political campaign donations are capped at 2700 USD in the United States. Affected countries: United States; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.