Clean Air Task Force 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 December 2019. 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 14 248,832 541,973 10,000 25,000 45,000 200,000 200,000 248,832 400,000 659,500 1,000,000 1,449,292 2,000,000
Economics 2 10,000 129,416 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 248,832 248,832 248,832 248,832 248,832
Environmentalism 10 200,000 522,000 25,000 25,000 45,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 400,000 400,000 750,000 1,000,000 2,000,000
New Initiatives 2 659,500 1,054,396 659,500 659,500 659,500 659,500 659,500 659,500 1,449,292 1,449,292 1,449,292 1,449,292 1,449,292

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Clean Air Task Force

Donor Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008 2005
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 5,220,000.00 1,000,000.00 950,000.00 0.00 2,045,000.00 800,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 25,000.00
Laura and John Arnold Foundation (filter this donee) 2,108,792.00 1,449,292.00 0.00 659,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sloan Foundation (filter this donee) 258,832.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 248,832.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 7,587,624.00 2,449,292.00 950,000.00 659,500.00 2,045,000.00 800,000.00 200,000.00 248,832.00 10,000.00 200,000.00 25,000.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (1 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
EA Giving Tuesday Donation Matching Initiative 2018 Retrospective2019-01-06Avi Norowitz Effective Altruism ForumAvi Norowitz William Kiely Against Malaria Foundation Malaria Consortium GiveWell Effective Altruism Funds Alliance to Feed the Earth in Disasters Effective Animal Advocacy Fund The Humane League The Good Food Institute Animal Charity Evaluators Machine Intelligence Research Institute Faunalytics Wild-Aniaml Suffering Research GiveDirectly Center for Applied Rationality Effective Altruism Foundation Cool Earth Schistosomiasis Control Initiative New Harvest Evidence Action Centre for Effective Altruism Animal Equality Compassion in World Farming USA Innovations for Poverty Action Global Catastrophic Risk Institute Future of Life Institute Animal Charity Evaluators Recommended Charity Fund Sightsavers The Life You Can Save One Step for Animals Helen Keller International 80,000 Hours Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Vegan Outreach Encompass Iodine Global Network Otwarte Klatki Charity Science Mercy For Animals Coalition for Rainforest Nations Fistula Foundation Sentience Institute Better Eating International Forethought Foundation for Global Priorities Research Raising for Effective Giving Clean Air Task Force The END Fund Miscellaneous commentaryThe blog post describes an effort by a number of donors coordinated at to donate through Facebook right after the start of donation matching on Giving Tuesday. Based on timestamps of donations and matches, donations were matched till 14 seconds after the start of matching. Despite the very short time window of matching, the post estimates that $469,000 (65%) of the donations made were matched

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (14 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 14)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Hewlett Foundation1,000,000.0032017-01-17Environmentalism For General Operating Support.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation1,449,292.0022017New Initiatives Grant period: 2017 - 2019. Affected countries: United States.
Hewlett Foundation200,000.0092016-11-01Environmentalism For The Center For Carbon Removal.
Hewlett Foundation750,000.0042016-02-12Environmentalism For Carbon Capture And Storage Work.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation659,500.0052015New Initiatives Grant period: 2015 - 2017. Affected countries: United States.
Hewlett Foundation45,000.00122014-11-12Environmentalism For The Carbon Capture And Storage Project.
Hewlett Foundation2,000,000.0012014-04-18Environmentalism For General Operating Support.
Hewlett Foundation400,000.0062013-03-18Environmentalism For General Operating Support.
Hewlett Foundation400,000.0062013-03-18Environmentalism For General Operating Support.
Hewlett Foundation200,000.0092012-09-30Environmentalism For The Federal Power Plant Regulation And Policy Project.
Sloan Foundation248,832.0082011Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance Grant investigator: Steven Brick; to organize the formulation of a study group, a research framework, and a request-for-proposals to investigate the energy efficiency paradox.
Sloan Foundation10,000.00142010Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance Grant investigator: Steven Brick; to plan a full scale study of US energy efficiency potential on the building and industrial sector.
Hewlett Foundation200,000.0092008-07-21Environmentalism For A Collaborative Project With The GISS For Efforts To Limit Global Climate Change.
Hewlett Foundation25,000.00132005-03-15Environmentalism For Completion Of A Project In Bangkok, Thailand To Develop A Model For Cleaning Up Diesel Air Pollution Throughout The Developing World.