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|Cause area||Count||Median||Mean||Minimum||10th percentile||20th percentile||30th percentile||40th percentile||50th percentile||60th percentile||70th percentile||80th percentile||90th percentile||Maximum|
|Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donee)||4,693,975.00||1,891,890.00||10,720.00||2,791,365.00|
|Title (URL linked)||Publication date||Author||Publisher||Affected donors||Affected donees||Document scope||Cause area||Notes|
|EA Giving Tuesday Donation Matching Initiative 2018 Retrospective||2019-01-06||Avi Norowitz||Effective Altruism Forum||Avi Norowitz William Kiely||Against Malaria Foundation Malaria Consortium GiveWell Effective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund 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 commentary||The blog post describes an effort by a number of donors coordinated at https://2018.eagivingtuesday.org/donations 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|
|Where ACE Staff Are Giving In 2018 and Why||2018-12-21||Erika Alonso||Animal Charity Evaluators||Sofia Davis-Fogel Toni Adleberg Erika Alonso Gina Stuessy Kathryn Asher Jamie Spurgeon Trent Grassian Melissa Guzikowski||Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries Otwarte Klatki Animal Equality Encompass Sinergia Animal Mercy For Animals Compassion in World Farming USA The Humane League L214 International Rescue Committee New York Public Library Give Power Animal Charity Evaluators Recommended Charity Fund The Good Food Institute Effective Animal Advocacy Fund StrongMinds Global Catastrophic Risk Institute New Harvest We Animals Against Malaria Foundation GiveWell top charities Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies Beckley Foundation Christopher Sebastian Animal Aid GiveDirectly||Periodic donation list documentation||Animal welfare|Global catastrophic risks|Global health and development||Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) staff describe where they donated or plan to donate in 2017. Donation amounts are not disclosed, likely by policy|
|Announcing Our 2018 Charity Recommendations||2018-11-26||Toni Adleberg||Animal Charity Evaluators||Animal Equality The Good Food Institute The Humane League Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries ProVeg Sinergia Animal Sociedade Vegetariana Brasileira Otwarte Klatki Compassion in World Farming The Nonhuman Rights Project L214 Faunalytics Cellular Agriculture Society The Humane Society of the United States The Save Movement Animal Charity Evaluators Recommended Charity Fund||Evaluator consolidated recommendation list||Animal welfare||The blog post, published a day before Giving Tuesday, lists the top and standout charities, as well as lists updated reviews of other charities that did not make it to the top or standout charity list. It ends by plugging the ACE Recommended Charity Fund, which disburses funds twice a year. There is an accompanying blog post https://animalcharityevaluators.org/blog/comparison-of-our-2018-recommended-charities/ that links to a comparison chart and provides more explanation of how to compare top charities. Also accompanying it is the blog post https://animalcharityevaluators.org/blog/the-process-leading-to-our-2018-recommendations/ that provides more insight into the process leading up to ther choice of recommendations|
|Suggestions for Individual Donors from Open Philanthropy Project Staff - 2017||2017-12-21||Holden Karnofsky||Open Philanthropy Project||Jaime 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: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund 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 list||Animal welfare|AI safety|Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness|Effective altruism|Criminal justice reform||Open 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|
|Staff Members’ Personal Donations for Giving Season 2017||2017-12-18||Holden Karnofsky||Open Philanthropy Project||Holden Karnofsky Alexander Berger Nick Beckstead Helen Toner Claire Zabel Lewis Bollard Ajeya Cotra Morgan Davis Michael Levine||GiveWell top charities GiveWell GiveDirectly EA Giving Group Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Effective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Sentience Institute Encompass The Humane League The Good Food Institute Mercy For Animals Compassion in World Farming USA Animal Equality Donor lottery Against Malaria Foundation GiveDirectly||Periodic donation list documentation||Open Philanthropy Project staff members describe where they are donating this year, and the considerations that went into the donation decision. By policy, amounts are not disclosed. This is the first standalone blog post of this sort by the Open Philanthropy Project; in previous years, the corresponding donations were documented in the GiveWell staff members donation post|
|Updated Charity Recommendations: December 2017||2017-11-27||Jon Bockman||Animal Charity Evaluators||Animal Equality The Good Food Institute The Humane League Faunalytics Vegan Outreach ProVeg Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries Compassion in World Farming USA The Humane Society of the United States L214 Nonhuman Rights Project Otwarte Klatki||Evaluator consolidated recommendation list||Animal welfare||Animal Charity Evaluators publishes its top charity and standout charity recommendations for year-end 2017. Top charities are Animal Equality, The Good Food Institute, and The Humane League. Standout charities of general interest are Compassion in World Farming USA, L214, and Otwarte Klatki. Standout charities of special interest are Faunalytics and Nonhuman Rights Project|
|How to end animal agriculture as soon as possible||2017-09-27||Robert Wiblin Lewis Bollard||80,000 Hours||Open Philanthropy Project||Mercy For Animals Compassion in World Farming The Humane League The Humane Society of the United States Humane Society International The Good Food Institute Animal Equality Animal Charity Evaluators||Broad donor strategy||Animal welfare/factory farming||Podcast with interview of Lewis Bollard (Farm Animal Welfare Program Officer at the Open Philanthropy Project) by Robert Wiblin of 80000 Hours, along with transcript. The podcast covers the strategy of the Open Philanthropy Project. 80000 Hours is an Open Philanthropy Project grant recipient and Wiblin was also on the board of Animal Charity Evaluators, an animal welfare-focused grant recipient that is discussed in the podcast|
|Grants to Support Farm Animal Welfare Work in China||2017-08-09||Lewis Bollard||Open Philanthropy Project||Open Philanthropy Project||Compassion in World Farming WildAid World Animal Protection Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Humane Slaughter Association Jeanne Marchig Centre Animal Welfare Standards Project Green Monday Griffith University Brighter Green||Broad donor strategy||Animal welfare/factory farming/China||The document describes the strategy of the Open Philanthropy Project to focus on farm animal welfare advocacy in China, and lists ten grants that are part of this strategy. It is announced 2017-08-09 at https://groups.google.com/a/openphilanthropy.org/forum/#!topic/newly.published/ngrjni1iKLg on the mailing list; this comes 9.5 months after the strategy was unofficially announced by Lewis Bollard at https://www.facebook.com/groups/EffectiveAnimalActivism/permalink/656583861179155/ (2016-10-25) on Facebook|
|Why Are the US Corporate Cage-Free Campaigns Succeeding?||2017-04-11||Lewis Bollard||Open Philanthropy Project||Open Philanthropy Project||The Humane League Mercy For Animals The Humane Society of the United States Compassion in World Farming USA||Review of current state of cause area||Animal welfare/factory farming/cage-free campaign||Lewis Bollard, Open Philanthropy Project Program Officer for Animal Welfare, who brought passion about cage-free campaigns to the organization when he joined, provides a timeline of cage-free campaigns and an assessment of the success of these campaigns, and the role of the Open Philanthropy Project as a funder|
|The effective altruism guide to donating this giving season||2016-12-28||Robert Wiblin||80,000 Hours||Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense Cool Earth Alliance for Safety and Justice Cosecha Centre for Effective Altruism 80,000 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 list||Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness,Global health and development,Animal welfare,AI risk,Global catastrophic risks,Effective altruism/movement growth||Robert 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|
|Suggestions for Individual Donors from Open Philanthropy Project Staff - 2016||2016-12-14||Holden Karnofsky||Open Philanthropy Project||Jaime Yassif Chloe Cockburn Lewis Bollard Daniel Dewey Nick Beckstead||Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense Alliance for Safety and Justice Cosecha Animal Charity Evaluators Compassion in World Farming USA Machine Intelligence Research Institute Future of Humanity Institute 80,000 Hours Ploughshares Fund||Donation suggestion list||Animal welfare|AI safety|Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness|Effective altruism|Migration policy||Open Philanthropy Project staff describe suggestions for best donation opportunities for individual donors in their specific areas|
|Staff members’ personal donations for giving season 2016||2016-12-09||Natalie Crispin||GiveWell||Elie Hassenfeld Holden Karnofsky Natalie Crispin Alexander Berger Timothy Telleen-Lawton Josh Rosenberg Rebecca Raible Helen Toner Sophie Monahan Laura Muñoz Catherine Hollander Andrew Martin Lewis Bollard Chelsea Tabart Sarah Ward Chris Somerville Ajeya Cotra Chris Smith Isabel Arjmand||A political campaign GiveWell top charities International Genetically Engineered Machine Foundation UPMC Center for Health Security Donor lottery EA Giving Group GiveDirectly Center for Applied Rationality Malaria Consortium Animal Charity Evaluators Northwest Health Law Advocates StrongMinds Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative The Humane Society of the United States The Humane League Mercy For Animals Humane Society International Compassion in World Farming USA The Good Food Institute Citizens for Farm Animal Protection END Fund Causa Justa Planned Parenthood International Refugee Assistance Project||Periodic donation list documentation||GiveWell and Open Philanthropy Project staff describe their annual donation plans for 2016. Some of these are tentative and get superseded by further events. Also, not all employees are present in the document (participation is optional). Amounts donated are not included, per a decision by GiveWell|
|Donor||Amount (current USD)||Amount rank (out of 5)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Notes|
|Open Philanthropy Project||1,891,890.00||1||Animal welfare/factory farming||https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-world-farming-china-2019||Lewis Bollard||Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses
Intended use of funds: Grantee plans to use these funds to continue working with Chinese producers, food companies, and industry to raise farm animal welfare standards.
Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "Our farm animal welfare team believes Compassion’s China team has collaborated productively with industry, and benefits from dedicated senior leadership."
Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): Grant of £1,430,000 ($1,891,890 at time of conversion)
Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Likely determined by the end of the previous two-year grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-world-farming-farm-animal-welfare-advocacy-china made February 2017
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24
Other notes: Affected countries: China; announced: 2019-06-26.
|Open Philanthropy Project||10,720.00||5||Animal welfare/factory farming||https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-world-farming-organizational-development||Lewis Bollard||Donation process: Discretionary grant
Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses
Intended use of funds: Grant for organizational development. Follows October 2017 support https://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants/discretionary-grants
Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): Grant of £8,000 ($10,720 at the time of conversion)
Other notes: Discretionary grant for organizational development. Follows the October 2017 grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-world-farming-end-the-cage-age-campaign. Announced: 2018-06-28.
|Open Philanthropy Project||1,000,000.00||3||Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free||https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-world-farming-end-the-cage-age-campaign||Lewis Bollard||Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses
Intended use of funds: Grant to "support [the] “End the Cage Age” campaign in the UK and Europe. The campaign will seek to end the use of cages and crates for all farmed animal species in the UK and Europe through advocacy and outreach, including an EU-wide citizens’ ballot measure. [The] funds will support staffing needs related to the campaign in six regional EU offices as well as its headquarters in the United Kingdom; marketing, social media, and exhibition activities; advocacy work; investigations; as well as technical and operational costs over the next two years."
Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): Budget available at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/CIWF/CIWF_End_the_Cage_Age_Campaign_2017.pdf
Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 1; affected countries: United Kingdom; announced: 2017-11-14.
|Open Philanthropy Project||765,112.00||4||Animal welfare/factory farming/China||https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-world-farming-farm-animal-welfare-advocacy-china||Lewis Bollard||Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses
Intended use of funds: Gran to support work to improve farm animal welfare in China. Compassion plans to use this grant to augment the capacity of its dedicated China team, increase technical and operational support, expand its Good Pig Production Awards, roll out its recently-launched Good Chicken and Good Egg Production Awards, and extend work and deepen engagement with its in-country partner, the International Cooperation Committee on Animal Welfare. This grant will triple the scale of Compassion’s corporate and producer engagement in China.
Donor reason for selecting the donee: Part of a China focus strategy announced by Lewis Bollard at https://www.facebook.com/groups/EffectiveAnimalActivism/permalink/656583861179155/ (2016-10-25) and explained in depth in a document https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/grants-support-farm-animal-welfare-work-china announced at https://groups.google.com/a/openphilanthropy.org/forum/#!topic/newly.published/ngrjni1iKLg (2017-08-09)
Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): Budget available at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/CIWF/CIWF_China_Programme_Budget_2015-16_to_2020-21.pdf Grant made in UK sterling, value 598,500, dollar amount of 765,112 at time of conversion
Other notes: Affected countries: China; announced: 2017-04-19.
|Open Philanthropy Project||1,026,253.00||2||Animal welfare/factory farming/fish||https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-world-farming-fish-welfare||Lewis Bollard||Donation process: One of the two grants is being made via the Open Philanthropy Action Fund
Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses
Intended use of funds: The grant page says the grantee "plans to build a dedicated fish welfare team focused on engaging with food retailers and corporations; launch a new online information hub featuring resources on fish welfare such as white papers, technical reports, and case studies; conduct and commission new research and evidence-gathering on topics related to intensive fish farming, higher welfare systems, and to improve understanding of the welfare needs of fish. Compassion will also produce and promote public-facing materials designed to achieve a cultural and attitudinal shift toward fish in the longer-term. They will also conduct advocacy work in the EU and United Kingdom focused on securing enforcement of existing animal welfare laws which apply to farmed fish while also promoting species-specific protections."
Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): Budget available at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/CIWF/Compassion%20in%20World%20farming_Fish%20Welfare_Budget_December%202017.pdf
Other notes: Two grants totaling £805,000 ($1,026,253 at the time of conversion). Announced: 2018-01-19.