Ben Kuhn donor-advised fund 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.

Table of contents

Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Ben Kuhn donor-advised fund in our system.

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 2 46,000 51,000 46,000 46,000 46,000 46,000 46,000 46,000 56,000 56,000 56,000 56,000 56,000
2 46,000 51,000 46,000 46,000 46,000 46,000 46,000 46,000 56,000 56,000 56,000 56,000 56,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Ben Kuhn donor-advised fund

Donor Total 2018 2017
Ben Kuhn (filter this donee) 102,000.00 56,000.00 46,000.00
Total 102,000.00 56,000.00 46,000.00

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

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
My 2018 donations2019-01-20Ben Kuhn Ben Kuhn Effective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Ben Kuhn donor-advised fund GiveWell GiveWell top charities Ben Kuhn donor-advised fund Effective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Periodic donation list documentationGlobal health and developmentKuhn describes his decision to allocate his donation amount ($70,000, calculated as 50% of his income for the year) between GiveWell, GiveWell top charities, and his own donor-advised fund managed by Fidelity. Kuhn also discusses how he has been out of the loop of the latest developments in effective altruism, which is part of the reason his grants for this year are so boring. However, he is happy with recent management changes and increased grantmaking activity from the Effective Altruism Funds, and they are currently his default choice of where to allocate money from his donor-advised fund in 2019, if he does not find a better donation target. Kuhn also discusses some logistical aspects of his donation, such as: need to make some of his 2018 donations in 2019 and use of the donor-advised fund to channel his donation to GiveWell

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (2 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 2)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Ben Kuhn56,000.0012018-12-27--https://www.benkuhn.net/ea/-- See https://www.benkuhn.net/giving-2018 for more context. The total donation amount for the year of $70,000 was calculated as 50% of total income for the year. The allocation of $56,000 was calculated as 80% of the total donation amount (note that it was also the only donation to which the employer match was applied). Kuhn decided to donate to his donor-advised fund in order to defer the decision of where to ultimately direct his donations, partly because he has been busy with work and has not been closely following developments in the effective altruism space. However, he expects that, unless he finds a better target, he will likely donate from his donor-advised fund to the Effective Altruism Funds in 2019. Employer match: Wave matched 10,000.00; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Ben Kuhn46,000.0022017-12-28--https://www.benkuhn.net/ea/-- See https://www.benkuhn.net/giving-2017 for more context. The total donation amount for the year of $60,000 was calculated as 50% of total income for the year. The intended allocation to the donor-advised fund was 80%, but due to a miscalculation, a little less was allocated. After account for the employer match of $10,000, the donation amount worked out to 80% of the total donation (including employer match) for the year. Employer match: Wave matched 10,000.00; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.