Berkeley REACH donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country United States
Facebook page reachberkeley
Websitehttps://www.berkeleyreach.org/
Donate pagehttps://www.patreon.com/berkeleyreach
Donation case pagehttps://www.lesswrong.com/posts/55SHk8kh9dDvaDTCC/reflections-on-berkeley-reach
Key peopleSarah Spikes
Launch date2018-03

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 10 100 2,980 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 5,000 24,000
Rationality community 10 100 2,980 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 5,000 24,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Berkeley REACH

Donor Total 2018
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative (filter this donee) 24,000.00 24,000.00
Effective Altruism Funds (filter this donee) 5,000.00 5,000.00
Patrick Brinich-Langlois (filter this donee) 800.00 800.00
Total 29,800.00 29,800.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (7 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Why I am no longer supporting REACH2018-11-15Benjamin Hoffman Compass Rose Berkeley REACH Third-party case against donationRationality communityHoffman gives an update to his previous post (which was in support of REACH). Hoffman accuses REACH of banning a close friend of his without detailing the conduct that resulted in the ban or the evidence for the ban. REACH founder Sarah Spikes responds in comments.
Berkeley REACH Supporters Update: September 20182018-09-16Sarah Spikes LessWrong Berkeley REACH Donee periodic updateRationality communityBerkeley REACH provides an update of its last fundraising round, the lease it got due to that funding, how it has been running so far, and the status of its 501(c)(3) application
After an increase in rent, the Berkeley REACH …2018-06-27Eliezer Yudkowsky FacebookEliezer Yudkowsky Berkeley REACH Third-party case for donationRationality communityEliezer promotes REACH on his Facebook timeline and announces himself as a donor (despite not having visited REACH himself).
Last Chance to Fund the Berkeley REACH2018-06-27Cody Wild Tessa Alexanian Raymond Arnold LessWrong Berkeley REACH Donee donation caseRationality communityAn announcement that REACH will close unless it raises some additional money. It’s unclear whether the authors of the post are part of REACH.
Reflections on Berkeley REACH2018-06-07Sarah Spikes LessWrong Berkeley REACH Donee periodic updateRationality communityDescribes progress REACH has made during March, April, and May.
Thoughts on the REACH Patreon2018-04-30Raymond Arnold LessWrong Berkeley REACH Third-party case for donationRationality communityArnold gives his personal thinking on why he thinks REACH is a good thing to fund.
Humans need places2018-04-19Benjamin Hoffman LessWrong Berkeley REACH Third-party case for donationRationality communityHoffman brings up REACH in the context of one of his older posts, “Why I am not a Quaker (even though it often seems as though I should be)”, and presents a case for funding REACH.

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (10 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 10)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Patrick Brinich-Langlois100.0032018-12-01Rationality communityhttps://www.patbl.com/misc/other/donations/-- This looks like one of many monthly donations for $100.
Effective Altruism Funds5,000.0022018-11-29Rationality communityhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/ea-community/payouts/2dyBJqJBSIq6sAGU6gMYQWLuke Ding Alex Foster Denise Melchin Matt Wage Tara MacAulay Grant is to provide funds to support the panel for dispute resolution, as the donor "would like the panel to succeed in becoming a trusted resource for the local community, and want to ensure they have the capacity to engage in training or seek professional advice where this could be useful." The grant write-up concludes: "This grant will provide the panel with readily available funding in the event that they wish to seek legal counsel, the services of an independent investigator, or other professional support, particularly if they are faced with a time-sensitive matter.". Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 3.88%.
Patrick Brinich-Langlois100.0032018-11-01Rationality communityhttps://www.patbl.com/misc/other/donations/-- This looks like one of many monthly donations for $100.
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative24,000.0012018-10-23Rationality communityhttps://web.archive.org/web/20181107040049/http://existence.org/grants-list/-- “to implement improvements in support of the Rationality and Effective Altruism Community Hub (REACH)”. Earmark: Sarah Spikes.
Patrick Brinich-Langlois100.0032018-10-01Rationality communityhttps://www.patbl.com/misc/other/donations/-- This looks like one of many monthly donations for $100.
Patrick Brinich-Langlois100.0032018-09-01Rationality communityhttps://www.patbl.com/misc/other/donations/-- This looks like one of many monthly donations for $100.
Patrick Brinich-Langlois100.0032018-08-01Rationality communityhttps://www.patbl.com/misc/other/donations/-- This looks like one of many monthly donations for $100.
Patrick Brinich-Langlois100.0032018-07-01Rationality communityhttps://www.patbl.com/misc/other/donations/-- This looks like one of many monthly donations for $100.
Patrick Brinich-Langlois100.0032018-06-01Rationality communityhttps://www.patbl.com/misc/other/donations/-- This looks like one of many monthly donations for $100.
Patrick Brinich-Langlois100.0032018-05-01Rationality communityhttps://www.patbl.com/misc/other/donations/-- This looks like the first of many monthly donations for $100.