Behavioral Ideas Lab 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 analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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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 12 500,852 936,829 -1,536,768 55,000 225,250 399,993 489,230 500,852 727,580 986,120 1,055,811 2,291,117 5,361,516
Financing 2 -1,536,768 1,912,374 -1,536,768 -1,536,768 -1,536,768 -1,536,768 -1,536,768 -1,536,768 5,361,516 5,361,516 5,361,516 5,361,516 5,361,516
Criminal justice reform 3 225,250 226,748 55,000 55,000 55,000 55,000 225,250 225,250 225,250 399,993 399,993 399,993 399,993
Health 1 489,230 489,230 489,230 489,230 489,230 489,230 489,230 489,230 489,230 489,230 489,230 489,230 489,230
Evidence-Based Policy 4 986,120 1,208,475 500,852 500,852 500,852 986,120 986,120 986,120 1,055,811 1,055,811 2,291,117 2,291,117 2,291,117
Global development 2 686,248 706,914 686,248 686,248 686,248 686,248 686,248 686,248 727,580 727,580 727,580 727,580 727,580

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Behavioral Ideas Lab

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Arnold Ventures (filter this donee) 6,003,373.00 990,082.00 0.00 2,346,117.00 986,120.00 1,055,811.00 625,243.00
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 5,238,576.00 -1,536,768.00 686,248.00 0.00 6,089,096.00 0.00 0.00
Total 11,241,949.00 -546,686.00 686,248.00 2,346,117.00 7,075,216.00 1,055,811.00 625,243.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (12 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 12)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-1,536,768.00122018-07-13Financing/Formal sector financial intermediarieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to rigorously test the triggers and obstacles for uptake and usage of mobile money and digital financial services by poor households in developing countries, by supporting digital financial service providers to adopt and use A/B testing and quick experime; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Arnold Ventures489,230.0082018Healthhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To design, implement, and test a set of behavioral interventions in emergency departments to improve outcomes for patients with opioid use disorder.
Arnold Ventures500,852.0072018Evidence-Based Policyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the execution of demonstration projects, scaling of successful interventions, and institutionalization of evidence-based decision-making and behavioral science in New York City government.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation686,248.0062017-05-26Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to apply behavioral science to explore opportunities to shift the giving behavior of individual donors in the US; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Arnold Ventures55,000.00112016Criminal justice reformhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To help advise jurisdictions on best practices for the use of the Public Safety Assessment.
Arnold Ventures2,291,117.0022016Evidence-Based Policyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To leverage insights from behavioral science to ensure that federal, state, and local policies are based on rigorous research.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation5,361,516.0012015-10-28Financing/Formal sector financial intermediarieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to rigorously test the triggers and obstacles for uptake and usage of mobile money and digital financial services by poor households in developing countries, by supporting digital financial service providers to adopt and use A/B testing and quick experime; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation727,580.0052015-08-26Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to apply behavioral science to explore opportunities to shift the giving behavior of individual donors in the US; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Arnold Ventures986,120.0042015Evidence-Based Policyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support evidence-based policymaking within city governments.
Arnold Ventures1,055,811.0032014Evidence-Based Policyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support evidence-based policymaking within the federal government.
Arnold Ventures225,250.00102013Criminal justice reformhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To provide consultation on the design and implementation of the Public Safety Assessment.
Arnold Ventures399,993.0092013Criminal justice reformhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To design a cognitive behavioral therapy curriculum to help reduce crime and violence.