Animal Ethics 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.

Table of contents

Basic donee information

Wikipedia page

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 3 5 23,337 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000
2 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Animal welfare 1 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Animal Ethics

Donor Total 2018 2014
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donee) 70,000.00 70,000.00 0.00
Pablo Stafforini (filter this donee) 10.00 0.00 10.00
Total 70,010.00 70,000.00 10.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (5 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
A summary of our work in 2019 (GW, IR)2019-12-31Animal Ethics Animal Ethics Donee periodic updateAnimal welfareThis document is a summary of the work by Animal Ethics in 2019, and is also available as a PDF at The work done is broken into these sections, each section linking to individual pieces of work on the Animal Ethics website where applicable: research in wild animal welfare and welfare biology, capacity building in work on wild animal suffering, more work online, and international expansion (Brazil, India, China, and other countries)
How frequently do ACE and Open Phil agree about animal charities? (GW, IR)2019-12-17Ben West Effective Altruism ForumOpen Philanthropy Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Animal Charity Evaluators Compassion in World Farming International Animal Ethics Faunalytics Sociedade Vegetariana Brasileira Miscellaneous commentaryAnimal welfareBen West compares the grantees of the Open Philanthropy Project (Open Phil) in its focus area of farm animal welfare against the charities recommended by Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE). He finds a substantial overlap: Open Phil has made grants to all charities that ACE has ever given top charity status, about half of the charities ACE has ever given standout charity status, and only one charity that ACE reviewed but did not recommend. Also, "5% of the charities ACE did an "exploratory" review of received a grant, as did 3% of the ones they "considered" but did not review." A spreadsheet with the data is linked. The post also notes: "Three charities which were named “Standout Charities” by ACE but did not receive Open Phil grants did receive grants from the Centre for Effective Altruism’s Animal Welfare Fund (Animal Ethics, Faunalytics, and Sociedade Vegetariana Brasileira)."
Reducing Wild Animal Suffering Ecosystem & Directory (GW, IR)2018-10-31Evan Gaensbauer Effective Altruism Forum Effective Altruism Foundation Wild-Animal Suffering Research Animal Ethics Utility Farm Rethink Priorities The Hedonistic Imperative The Abolitionist Project Qualia Research Institute Sentience Politics Sentience Institute Animal Charity Evaluators Review of current state of cause areaAnimal welfare/wild animal welfareThe post covers the current state of the ecosystem of efforts to reduce wild-animal suffiering. It includes a diagram depicting the relations between organizations mentioned in the post
Updated Recommendations: December 20152015-12-01Jon Bockman Animal Charity Evaluators Animal Equality Mercy For Animals The Humane League Animal Ethics Animals Australia Faunalytics New Harvest Nonhuman Rights Project Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries The Humane Society of the United States Vegan Outreach Evaluator consolidated recommendation listAnimal welfare2015 recommendations list; top charities are Animal Equality,Mercy For Animals, and The Humane League; five new standout charities added to existing four
My Cause Selection: Michael Dickens2015-09-15Michael Dickens Effective Altruism ForumMichael Dickens Machine Intelligence Research Institute Future of Humanity Institute Centre for the Study of Existential Risk Future of Life Institute Open Philanthropy Animal Charity Evaluators Animal Ethics Foundational Research Institute Giving What We Can Charity Science Raising for Effective Giving Single donation documentationAnimal welfare,AI risk,Effective altruismExplanation by Dickens of giving choice for 2015. After some consideration, narrows choice to three orgs: MIRI, ACE, and REG. Finally chooses REG due to weighted donation multiplier

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (3 donations)

Graph of top 10 donors by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 3)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund70,000.0012018-07-31Animal welfare/wild-animal suffering Bollard Grant proposed along with two other grants related to the wild animals space; the amount of the grant was chosen based on the estimated room for more funding. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Pablo Stafforini5.0022014-10-17-- Reward in exchange for feedback.
Pablo Stafforini5.0022014-07-09-- Reward in exchange for feedback.