BetaGov 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.

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Basic donee information


Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 2 163,755 181,878 163,755 163,755 163,755 163,755 163,755 163,755 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000
Justice & Opportunity 1 163,755 163,755 163,755 163,755 163,755 163,755 163,755 163,755 163,755 163,755 163,755 163,755 163,755
Criminal justice reform 1 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee BetaGov

Donor Total 2018 2013
Open Philanthropy (filter this donee) 200,000.00 0.00 200,000.00
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (filter this donee) 163,755.00 163,755.00 0.00
Total 363,755.00 163,755.00 200,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (2 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 2)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative163,755.0022018Justice & Opportunity Program: Criminal Justice Reform. Grant period: 2018–2019. BetaGov helps policymakers and government agencies identify problems, develop innovative solutions, and test them using rigorous research and evaluation. This grant will allow BetaGov to partner with district attorneys in Wisconsin to understand what factors drive felony and misdemeanor charging decisions.
Open Philanthropy200,000.0012013-12Criminal justice reform Grant made to Pepperdine University to support the work of Angela Hawken on BetaGov. BetaGov aims to generate knowledge about what works in the public sector (in areas including but not limited to criminal justice) by serving as a repository for practitioners’ ideas to be tested, serving as a database of results to facilitate learning across studies, and providing a toolkit (including web-based training, webinars, assessment tools, and an RCT call-in hotline) so that practitioners can conduct their own RCTs. Affected countries: United States.