EA Giving Group donations received

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Basic donee information

Country United States
Donate pagehttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScFYVJs3Inhmg50eGyENNg3CRvbfQ-L-KNJyywYtwl67dc56w/viewform
Donation case pageblog.givewell.org/2016/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2016/
Key peopleNick Beckstead

This entity is also a donor.

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 8 10,000 18,144 0 0 0 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,056 15,000 20,000 80,100 80,100
8 10,000 18,144 0 0 0 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,056 15,000 20,000 80,100 80,100

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee EA Giving Group

Donor Total 2016
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise (filter this donee) 80,100.00 80,100.00
Patrick Brinich-Langlois (filter this donee) 45,055.55 45,055.55
Ben Kuhn (filter this donee) 20,000.00 20,000.00
Nick Beckstead (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00
Total 145,155.55 145,155.55

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (4 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesAffected influencersDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Where, why and how I donated in 20172018-02-01Ben Kuhn Ben Kuhn Open Philanthropy Effective Altruism Funds Effective Altruism Grants GiveWell GiveWell top charities EA Giving Group Effective Altruism Funds Periodic donation list documentationGlobal health and developmentKuhn describes his decision to allocate his donation amount ($60,000, calculated as 50% of his income for the year) between GiveWell, GiveWell top charities, and his own donor-advised fund managed by Fidelity. Kuhn also discusses the Open Philanthropy Project, EA Funds, and EA Grants, and the EA Giving Group he donated to the previous year
Staff Members’ Personal Donations for Giving Season 20172017-12-18Holden Karnofsky Open PhilanthropyHolden 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 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 documentationOpen 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.
Where I gave and why in 2016 2017-01-06Ben Kuhn Effective Altruism ForumBen Kuhn EA Giving Group GiveWell GiveDirectly Periodic donation list documentationGlobal health and developmentOriginally posted at http://www.benkuhn.net/giving-2016 and cross-posted to Effective Altruism Forum due to evidence that people like donation write-ups
Staff members’ personal donations for giving season 20162016-12-09Natalie Crispin GiveWellElie 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 The END Fund Causa Justa Planned Parenthood International Refugee Assistance Project Periodic donation list documentationGiveWell 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

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (8 donations)

Graph of top 10 donors (for donations with known year of donation) by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 8)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Nick Beckstead----2017-12-18--https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2017#Nick-- Donee is a fund jointly controlled by Beckstead and another individual who has supplied the majority of the funds for it. Beckstead expects to use the funds in the EA Giving Group to be used for similar purposes as the two Effective Altruism Funds funds he manages (the EA Community Fund and the Long Term Future Fund). His thinking is broadly similar to last year, except some changes in thinking to room for more funding, that he describes more of in a separate post. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Ben Kuhn20,000.0022016-12-31--https://www.benkuhn.net/ea/Nick Beckstead See https://www.benkuhn.net/giving-2016 for more context. Employer match: Wave matched 10,000.00.
Patrick Brinich-Langlois10,055.5542016-12-30--https://www.patbl.com/misc/other/donations/-- Chose amount to reach donation goal total of 55555.55.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise80,100.0012016-12-24--https://www.jefftk.com/donations-- See http://www.givinggladly.com/2016/12/two-standard-donations-and-one-new-one.html for more on the thinking and context.
Nick Beckstead----2016-12-09--https://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2016/-- Donee is a fund jointly controlled by Beckstead and another individual who has supplied the majority of the funds for it. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Patrick Brinich-Langlois15,000.0032016-11-05--https://www.patbl.com/misc/other/donations/--
Patrick Brinich-Langlois10,000.0052016-07-04--https://www.patbl.com/misc/other/donations/--
Patrick Brinich-Langlois10,000.0052016-04-22--https://www.patbl.com/misc/other/donations/--