Centre for Effective Altruism donations received

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Basic donee information

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Country United Kingdom
Facebook page CentreforEffectiveAltruism
Websitehttps://www.centreforeffectivealtruism.org/
Donate pagehttps://www.centreforeffectivealtruism.org/donate/
Donation case pagehttps://www.centreforeffectivealtruism.org/fundraising/
Effective Altruism Hubcentre-effective-altruism
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=Centre+for+Effective+Altruism
Key peopleWilliam MacAskill

This entity is also a donor.

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Centre for Effective Altruism

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donee) 5,188,000.00 2,688,000.00 2,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Effective Altruism Funds (filter this donee) 233,598.00 233,598.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise (filter this donee) 195,152.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 84,152.00 60,000.00 51,000.00
Mark Barnes (filter this donee) 105,166.29 0.00 0.00 39,437.36 65,728.93 0.00 0.00
Ross Reason (filter this donee) 82,161.17 0.00 0.00 32,864.47 49,296.70 0.00 0.00
Gordon Irlam (filter this donee) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00
Michael Peyton Jones (filter this donee) 11,831.20 0.00 0.00 6,572.89 5,258.31 0.00 0.00
Haseeb Qureshi (filter this donee) 10,600.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,600.00 0.00 0.00
Samuel Hilton (filter this donee) 5,586.96 0.00 0.00 657.29 4,929.67 0.00 0.00
Patrick Brinich-Langlois (filter this donee) 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00
Per-Erik Milam (filter this donee) 3,700.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,700.00 0.00 0.00
Aaron Gertler (filter this donee) 1,890.00 0.00 1,050.00 750.00 90.00 0.00 0.00
Peter Hurford (filter this donee) 1,700.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,700.00
Kat Steiner (filter this donee) 1,659.00 0.00 0.00 821.61 837.39 0.00 0.00
Saulius Šimčikas (filter this donee) 1,411.86 0.00 0.00 1,411.86 0.00 0.00 0.00
David Barry (filter this donee) 1,355.12 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,355.12 0.00 0.00
Lovkush Agarwal (filter this donee) 1,314.58 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,314.58 0.00 0.00
Huw Thomas (filter this donee) 657.29 0.00 0.00 657.29 0.00 0.00 0.00
Harri Besceli (filter this donee) 525.83 0.00 0.00 525.83 0.00 0.00 0.00
James Hudspeth (filter this donee) 500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500.00 0.00 0.00
Tyler John (filter this donee) 313.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 313.00 0.00 0.00
Jonathon Smith (filter this donee) 200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200.00 0.00 0.00
Pablo Stafforini (filter this donee) 168.39 0.00 0.00 96.39 72.00 0.00 0.00
Christopher Bryant (filter this donee) 157.75 0.00 0.00 157.75 0.00 0.00 0.00
Calum McClelland (filter this donee) 120.00 0.00 0.00 120.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Katerina Manoli (filter this donee) 26.29 0.00 0.00 26.29 0.00 0.00 0.00
Christopher O'Bleness (filter this donee) 20.00 0.00 0.00 20.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Henry Cooksley (filter this donee) 13.15 0.00 0.00 13.15 0.00 0.00 0.00
Cornelis Haupt (filter this donee) 10.60 0.00 0.00 10.60 0.00 0.00 0.00
Grace King (filter this donee) 6.57 0.00 0.00 6.57 0.00 0.00 0.00
EA Giving Group (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 5,902,845.05 2,921,598.00 2,501,050.00 84,149.35 283,347.70 60,000.00 52,700.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (17 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
CEA on community building, representativeness, and the EA Summit2018-12-15Lariss Hesketh-Rowe Kerry Vaughan Effective Altruism ForumCentre for Effective Altruism Centre for Effective Altruism Miscellaneous commentaryEffective altruism/movement-buildingCEA describes its current take on community building, explaining that it is focusing more on the most engaged donors, but is financially supporting other initiatives focused on more broad-based community-building
EA Grants applications are now open2018-09-17Kerry Vaughan Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Grants LaunchThe blog post announces that EA Grants is reopening for applications from the general public, after being invite-only for a while. It also reports that in 2018, it dispersed $850,000 through the invite-only process. The full-time EA Grants investigator hire is still not completed
EA Funds - An update from CEA2018-08-07Marek Duda Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Funds Effective Altruism Funds Broad donor strategyAnimal welfare|Global health|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismMarek Duda gives an update on work on the EA Funds donation platform, the departure of Nick Beckstead from managing the EA Community and Long-Term Future Funds, and the experimental creation of "Junior" Funds
Where the ACE Staff Members Are Giving in 2017 and Why2017-12-26Allison Smith Animal Charity EvaluatorsJon Bockman Allison Smith Toni Adleberg Sofia Davis-Fogel Kieran Greig Jamie Spurgeon Erika Alonso Eric Herboso Gina Stuessy Animal Charity Evaluators The Good Food Institute Vegan Outreach A Well-Fed World Better Eating International Encompass Direct Action Everywhere Animal Charity Evaluators Recommended Charity Fund Against Malaria Foundation Animal equality The Nonhuman Rights Project AnimaNaturalis Internacional The Humane League GiveDirectly Food Empowerment Project Mercy For Animals New Harvest StrongMinds Centre for Effective Altruism Effective Altruism Funds Machine Intelligence Research Institute Donor lottery Sentience Institute Wild-Animal Suffering Research Periodic donation list documentationAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) staff describe where they donated or plan to donate in 2017
Suggestions for Individual Donors from Open Philanthropy Project Staff - 20172017-12-21Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectJaime Yassif Chloe Cockburn Lewis Bollard Nick Beckstead Daniel Dewey Center for International Security and Cooperation Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Good Call Court Watch NOLA Compassion in World Farming USA Wild-Animal Suffering Research Effective Altruism Funds Donor lottery Future of Humanity Institute Center for Human-Compatible AI Machine Intelligence Research Institute Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Centre for Effective Altruism 80,000 Hours Alliance to Feed the Earth in Disasters Donation suggestion listAnimal welfare,AI risk,Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness,Effective altruism,Criminal justice reformOpen Philanthropy Project staff give suggestions on places that might be good for individuals to donate to. Each suggestion includes a section "Why I suggest it", a section explaining why the Open Philanthropy Project has not funded (or not fully funded) the opportunity, and links to relevant writeups
CEA’s 2017 Review and 2018 Plans2017-12-18Larissa Hesketh-Rowe Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Grants Centre for Effective Altruism Donee periodic updateEffective altruism/movement-buildingThe Centre for Effective Altruism reports on its progress in 2017 and describes its plans for 2018. It posts its org chart, describing the five teams (Individual Outreach, Community, Research, Tech, and Operations, and describes the progress and plans for each of the teams. Cross-posted to the Effective Altruism Forum at http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1ir/centre_for_effective_altruism_cea_2017_review_and/
Announcing the 2017 donor lottery2017-12-16Sam Deere Centre for EFfective Altruism Donor lottery Donee donation caseSam Deere of the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) announces the 2017 Effective Altruism donor lottery, and links to https://app.effectivealtruism.org/lotteries as the canonical page for all such donor lotteries
Effective Altruism Grants project update2017-09-29Roxanne Heston Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Grants Periodic donation list documentationThe document provides an update on Effective Altruism Grants after the first round of grants has been decided. It also links to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iBy--zMyIiTgybYRUQZIm11WKGQZcixaCmIaysRmGvk -- a spreadsheet with the list of all grants
Announcing Effective Altruism Grants2017-06-09Max Dalton Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Grants LaunchThe document announces Effective Altruism Grants and opens it up for applications for 2017
Discussion: Adding New Funds to EA Funds2017-06-01Kerry Vaughan Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Funds Broad donor strategyAnimal welfare|Global health|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismKerry Vaughan of Effective Altruism Funds discusses the alternatives being considered regarding expanding the number of funds, and asks readers for opinions
Update on Effective Altruism Funds2017-04-20Kerry Vaughan Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Funds Effective Altruism Funds Periodic donation list documentationAnimal welfare|Global health|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismKerry Vaughan provides a progress report on the beta launch of EA Funds, and says it will go on beyond beta. The post includes information on reception of EA Funds so far, money donated to the funds, and fund allocations for the money donated so far
EA Funds Beta Launch2017-02-28Tara MacAulay Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Funds Effective Altruism Funds LaunchAnimal welfare|Global health|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismTara MacAulay of the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA), the parent of Effective Altruism Funds, describes the beta launch of the project. CEA will revisit within three months to decide whether to make the EA Funds permanent
Introducing the EA Funds2017-02-09William MacAskill Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Funds Effective Altruism Funds LaunchAnimal welfare|Global health|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismWilliam MacAskill of the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) proposes EA Funds, inspired by the Shulman/Christiano donor lottery from 2016-12, while also incorporating elements of the EA Giving Group run by Nick Beckstead
The effective altruism guide to donating this giving season2016-12-28Robert Wiblin 80,000 Hours Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense Cool Earth Alliance for Safety and Justice Cosecha Centre for Effective Altruism 80000 Hours Animal Charity Evaluators Compassion in World Farming USA Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative StrongMinds Ploughshares Fund Machine Intelligence Research Institute Future of Humanity Institute Evaluator consolidated recommendation listBiosecurity and pandemic preparedness,Global health and development,Animal welfare,AI risk,Global catastrophic risks,Effective altruism/movement growthRobert Wiblin draws on a number of annual charity evaluations and reviews, as well as staff donation writeups, from sources such as GiveWell and Animal Charity Evaluators, to provide an "effective altruism guide" for 2016 Giving Season donation
EAs write about where they give2016-12-09Julia Wise Effective Altruism ForumBlake Borgeson Eva Vivalt Ben Kuhn Alexander Gordon-Brown and Denise Melchin Elizabeth Van Nostrand Machine Intelligence Research Institute Center for Applied Rationality AidGrade Charity Science: Health 80,000 Hours Centre for Effective Altruism Tostan Periodic donation list documentationGlobal health and development, AI riskJulia Wise got submissions from multiple donors about their donation plans and put them together in a single post. The goal was to cover people outside of organizations that publish such posts for their employees
CEA is Fundraising! (Winter 2016)2016-12-06William MacAskill Centre for Effective Altruism Centre for Effective Altruism Donee donation caseEffective altruism/movement growthCEA makes its case to be funded in 2016
CEA Staff Donation Decisions 20162016-12-06Sam Deere Centre for Effective AltruismWilliam MacAskill Michelle Hutchinson Tara MacAulay Alison Woodman Seb Farquhar Hauke Hillebrandt Marinella Capriati Sam Deere Max Dalton Larissa Hesketh-Rowe Michael Page Stefan Schubert Pablo Stafforini Amy Labenz Centre for Effective Altruism 80,000 Hours Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Animal Charity Evaluators Charity Science Health New Incentives Project Healthy Children Deworm the World Initiative Machine Intelligence Research Institute StrongMinds Future of Humanity Institute Future of Life Institute Centre for the Study of Existential Risk Effective Altruism Foundation Sci-Hub Vote.org The Humane League Foundational Research Institute Periodic donation list documentationCentre for Effective Altruism (CEA) staff describe their donation plans. The donation amounts are not disclosed.

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (52 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Effective Altruism Funds15,000.002018-11-29Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/ea-community/payouts/2dyBJqJBSIq6sAGU6gMYQWLuke Ding Alex Foster Denise Melchin Matt Wage Tara MacAulay Grant write-up talks of the strong track record of the CEA and their success at introducing EA concepts to a large number of people. The write-up concludes: "CEA is aiming to raise $3 million for their 2019 budget, and currently has significant room for more funding due to expansion efforts. At the margin, this grant is expected to contribute towards CEA’s expansion of their events, technology and community health teams.". Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 11.63%.
Effective Altruism Funds162,537.002018-08-14Cause prioritizationhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/far-future/payouts/6g4f7iae5Ok6K6YOaAiyK0Nick Beckstead Grant made from the Long-Term Future Fund; an accompanying grant of $56,061 from the Effective Altruism Commmunity FUnd was also made. Beckstead recommended. CEA will use the LTF funding to support a new project whose objective is to expand global priorities research in academia, especially related to issues around longtermism. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 17.72%.
Effective Altruism Funds56,061.002018-08-14Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/ea-community/payouts/6M8SQFdecEm0WuAYweO2UQNick Beckstead Funding from the Effective Altruism Community Fund; an accompanying payment from the Long-Term Future Fund of $162,537 was also made. Beckstead recommended that the grantee spend the money to save time and increase productivity of employees (for instance, by subsidizing childcare or electronics). Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 10.66%.
Open Philanthropy Project2,688,000.002018-06Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants/centre-effective-altruism-general-support-2018Nick Beckstead Grant of £2,000,000 ($2,688,000 at time of conversion). Renewal of previous grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants/centre-effective-altruism-general-support and related to statement made in previous grant write-up that they "planned to renew for between $1.25 million and $2.5 million.". Announced: 2018-06-28.
Aaron Gertler1,050.002017-11-28Global health/malariahttp://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- 60% of donations made by Facebook on Giving Tuesday to qualify for matching by Facebook and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 60.00%.
Open Philanthropy Project2,500,000.002017-03Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants/centre-effective-altruism-general-support-2017Nick Beckstead Grant for general support. Donor impressed by what grantee has achieved in terms of Giving What We Can pledge amounts and recruit quality. Also believes it is value-aligned with other potential donors to donee, so less fungibility concern. Expected to renew grant for $1.25 million or $2.5 million next year. Predictions included in detailed grant page. See also https://www.centreforeffectivealtruism.org/blog/announcing-grant-from-the-open-philanthropy-project/ for the corresponding confirmation from the grantee. See https://donations.vipulnaik.com/donor.php?donor=Effective+Altruism+Grants for the full list of Effective Altruism Grants, for which part of the funds from this grant were used. Announced: 2017-08-17.
Aaron Gertler750.002016-12-15Effective altruism/movement growthhttp://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- End-of-year donation. $750 went to CEA, which runs a number of useful EA projects. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 60.00%.
Pablo Stafforini96.392016-09-29Effective altruism/movement growthhttp://www.stafforini.com/blog/donations/--
Henry Cooksley13.152016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Katerina Manoli26.292016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Ross Reason32,864.472016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
EA Giving Group--2016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1H2hF3SaO0_QViYq2j1E7mwoz3sDjdf9pdtuBcrq7pRU/editNick Beckstead Actual date range: December 2015 to February 2016. Exact date, amount, or fraction not known, but it is the donee with the third highest amount donated out of six donees in this period. The original grant was to Effective Altruism Outreach, which is now a part of CEA.
EA Giving Group--2016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1H2hF3SaO0_QViYq2j1E7mwoz3sDjdf9pdtuBcrq7pRU/editNick Beckstead Actual date range: February 2016 to December 2016. Exact date, amount, or fraction not known, but it is the donee with the highest amount donated out of three donees in this period. Money to be used at the discretion of William MacAskill.
Christopher Bryant157.752016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Kat Steiner821.612016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Cornelis Haupt10.602016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Harri Besceli525.832016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Mark Barnes39,437.362016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Huw Thomas657.292016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Saulius Šimčikas1,411.862016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Grace King6.572016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Christopher O'Bleness20.002016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Calum McClelland120.002016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Samuel Hilton657.292016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Michael Peyton Jones6,572.892016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise34,152.002015-12-28Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Patrick Brinich-Langlois5,000.002015-12-22Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://www.patbl.com/misc/other/donations/--
Pablo Stafforini72.002015-12-14Effective altruism/movement growthhttp://www.stafforini.com/blog/donations/--
Aaron Gertler75.002015-06-11Effective altruism/movement growthhttp://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- Donation to Giving What We Can, which is now under the Centre for Effective Altruism.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise50,000.002015-05-28Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://www.jefftk.com/donations-- Employer match: Google matched 6,000.00.
Aaron Gertler15.002015-01-21Effective altruism/movement growthhttp://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- Annual matching fundraiser.
Jonathon Smith200.002015Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
EA Giving Group--2015Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1H2hF3SaO0_QViYq2j1E7mwoz3sDjdf9pdtuBcrq7pRU/editNick Beckstead Actual date range: December 2014 to December 2015. Exact date, amount, or fraction not known, but it is the donee with the highest amount donated out of eight donees in this period. The original grant was to Effective Altruism Outreach, which is now a part of the Centre for Effective Altruism.
EA Giving Group--2015Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1H2hF3SaO0_QViYq2j1E7mwoz3sDjdf9pdtuBcrq7pRU/editNick Beckstead Actual date range: December 2014 to December 2015. Exact date, amount, or fraction not known, but it is the donee with the seventh highest amount donated out of eight donees in this period. Money intended for regranting to local student groups, CEA is the intermediary for financing.
Ross Reason49,296.702015Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
David Barry1,355.122015Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Kat Steiner837.392015Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Tyler John313.002015Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
James Hudspeth500.002015Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Mark Barnes65,728.932015Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Per-Erik Milam3,700.002015Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Lovkush Agarwal1,314.582015Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Gordon Irlam50,000.002015--http://www.gricf.org/2015-report.html-- For Giving What We Can. c/o Centre for Effective Altruism USA.
Samuel Hilton4,929.672015Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Haseeb Qureshi10,600.002015Effective altruism/movement growthhttp://haseebq.com/my-first-year-earning-to-give-a-retrospective/GiveWell Money was for the EA Outreach team run by Kerry Vaughan and Tyler Alterman, that was responsible for running EA Global. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 50.00%.
Michael Peyton Jones5,258.312015Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise30,000.002014-07-28Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise30,000.002014-01-08Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://www.jefftk.com/donations-- Employer match: Google matched 5,800.00.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise10,000.002013-12-28Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise15,000.002013-08-11Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise26,000.002013-08-08Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Peter Hurford1,700.002013-07-04Effective altruism/movement growthhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--