Charity Entrepreneurship 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 2023. 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 9 15,717 122,889 0 0 2,000 4,283 14,000 15,717 75,000 260,000 265,000 470,000 470,000
Effective altruism 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
Global health 2 4,283 10,000 4,283 4,283 4,283 4,283 4,283 4,283 15,717 15,717 15,717 15,717 15,717
Charity incubation 1 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000
Animal welfare 3 260,000 200,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 260,000 260,000 260,000 265,000 265,000 265,000 265,000
Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness 1 470,000 470,000 470,000 470,000 470,000 470,000 470,000 470,000 470,000 470,000 470,000 470,000 470,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Charity Entrepreneurship

Donor Total 2022 2020 2018 2015
Open Philanthropy (filter this donee) 525,000.00 0.00 260,000.00 265,000.00 0.00
FTX Future Fund (filter this donee) 470,000.00 470,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donee) 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 75,000.00 0.00
Peter Hurford (filter this donee) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00
Effective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund (filter this donee) 14,000.00 0.00 0.00 14,000.00 0.00
Ben Kuhn (filter this donee) 2,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000.00
EA Giving Group (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 1,106,000.00 470,000.00 260,000.00 354,000.00 22,000.00

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

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesAffected influencersDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Some thoughts on recent Effective Altruism funding announcements. It's been a big week in Effective Altruism2022-03-03James Ozden Open Philanthropy FTX Future Fund FTX Community Fund FTX Climate Fund Mercy For Animals Charity Entrepreneurship Miscellaneous commentaryLongtermism|Animal welfare|Global health and development|AI safety|Climate changeIn this blog post, cross-posted at (GW, IR) to the EA Forum, James Ozden discusses recent increases in funding by donors aligned with effective altruism (EA) and makes forecasts for the amount of annual money moved by 2025. Highlights of the post: 1. The entry of the FTX Future Fund is expected to increase the proportion of funds allocated to longtermist causes to increase to become more in line with what EA leaders think it should be (based on the data that compiles). 2. Grantmaking capacity needs to be scaled up to match the increase in available funds. 3. The EA movement may need to shift from marginal thinking to coordination dynamics, as their funding amounts are no longer as marginal. 4. Entrepreneurs, founders, and incubators are needed. 6. We need to be more ambitious.
Where are you donating this year and why – in 2019? Open thread for discussion. (GW, IR)2019-12-11weeatquince Effective Altruism Forumweeatquince Michael St. Jules Happier Lives Institute Effective Altruism Funds: Infrastructure Fund Let's Fund Rethink Priorities Against Malaria Foundation Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Animal Charity Evaluators Recommended Charity Fund Charity Entrepreneurship RC Forward Sentience Politics Periodic donation list documentationGlobal health and development|Animal welfareIn this open thread, donors describe where they plan to donate in 2019. The thread has donation descriptions by weeatquince (the post author) as well as Michael St. Jules.

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (9 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 9)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
FTX Future Fund470,000.0012022-05Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness Donation process: This grant is a result of the Future Fund's open call for applications originally announced on 2022-02-28 at (GW, IR) with a deadline of 2022-03-21.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant to "support the incubation of new charities that will work on health security."

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing determined by timing of the open call (GW, IR) for applications; the grant is made shortly after the application window for the open call (2022-02-28 to 2022-03-21).
Open Philanthropy260,000.0032020-05Animal welfare/movement growth/new organizations Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: The grant page says: "This funding is intended to enable CE to incubate two additional animal welfare charities."
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund75,000.0042018-12-30Animal welfare/charity incubation Bollard Natalie Cargill Toni Adleberg Jamie Spurgeon Grant to support the incubation of promising new animal welfare charities. In 2019, the Charity Entrepreneurship incubation program will be focused on the broad cause area of animal welfare. They aim to connect talented individuals with high-impact charity opportunities, and provide them with the means to fulfill these opportunities. Currently, they are funded to award ~3 grants of ~$50k. They are able to give out up to $500k (5 $100k grants) in the best case but forecast giving out $300k on more realistic timelines. They claim that larger seed grants will increase the number of applicants and will also provide them with a more preferable level of stability, allowing them to focus more heavily on long-term impact and prioritise planning over fundraising. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 21.99%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund14,000.0062018-11-29Charity incubation Ding Alex Foster Denise Melchin Matt Wage Tara MacAulay Grant to support the incubation of new charities, which the donor believes to be highly valuable. The write-up concludes: "Marginal donations will allow Charity Entrepreneurship to expand the number of applicants they can accept to the program and give larger seed grants. The latter is likely to increase both the number of people applying and the level of stability at which the new charities start off, allowing them to focus more on long-term impact rather than short-term fundraising.". Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 10.85%.
Open Philanthropy265,000.0022018-07Animal welfare/movement growth/new organizations Bollard Donation process: Discretionary grant

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Thegrant page says the grant is "to support the creation of new animal welfare charities through their Charity Entrepreneurship project. Charity Science plans to use these funds to review potential farm animal welfare interventions and incubate 3-5 new animal welfare charities, including the development of first-year plans, a training program teaching key skills, and ongoing assistance to the founders. Charity Science hopes the new groups will be able to secure ongoing funding to continue operations beyond the incubation period."

Donor retrospective of the donation: A followup grant in May 2020 to continue the program suggests satisfaction with the outcome of the grant. The page for the later grant says: "Since our July 2018 support to Charity Science, CE has incubated two promising farm animal welfare charities."

Other notes: In the Open Philanthropy grant database, the grant recipient is listed as Charity Science, since the Charity Entrepreneurship program was not spin off separately at that point. The later grant would have Charity Entrepreneurship as its recipient. Announced: 2018-07-25.
EA Giving Group----2016Effective altruism/movement growth Beckstead Actual date range: December 2015 to February 2016. Exact date, amount, or fraction not known, but it is the donee with the lowest amount donated out of six donees in this period.
Ben Kuhn2,000.0082015-12-31--
Peter Hurford15,717.0052015-12-23Global health
Peter Hurford4,283.0072015-12-23Global health