Brooklyn Community Bail 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, 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 3 404,800 303,200 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 404,800 404,800 404,800 404,800 404,800 404,800 404,800
Criminal justice reform 3 404,800 303,200 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 404,800 404,800 404,800 404,800 404,800 404,800 404,800

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Brooklyn Community Bail Fund

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016
Open Philanthropy (filter this donee) 909,600.00 100,000.00 404,800.00 404,800.00
Total 909,600.00 100,000.00 404,800.00 404,800.00

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
Open Philanthropy100,000.0032018-01Criminal justice reform/bail reform Cockburn Discretionary grant supports the National Bail Fund Network led by Pilar Weiss. It is accompanied by a grant to Silicon Valley De-Bug, a collaboator on the project. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-03-01.
Open Philanthropy404,800.0012017-10Criminal justice reform/bail reform Cockburn Discreionary grant to support National Bail Fund Network, led by Pilar Weiss. The Network is comprised of bail funds around the country—including immigration and movement-oriented funds as well as more traditional community-based funds engaging with local criminal justice systems—which pay bail for defendants who cannot otherwise afford to pay bail. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-10-25.
Open Philanthropy404,800.0012016-09Criminal justice reform/bail reform Cockburn Grant accompanies identification of bail reform as a highly impactful area of policy change to reduce incarceration. Grant to CBF is to organize existing bail funds around the country into a national network and support that network through coordination staffing, and develop a plan for strategic bail fund expansion connected to advocacy around reducing incarceration. No detailed writeup. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York City; announced: 2016-09-16.