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Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 21 11,100 87,662 0 25 500 1,000 5,000 11,100 16,624 66,000 103,000 183,376 699,000
2 0 349,500 0 0 0 0 0 0 699,000 699,000 699,000 699,000 699,000
Effective altruism 19 11,100 60,100 20 25 500 1,000 5,000 11,100 16,624 66,000 103,000 183,376 500,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Effective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund

Donor Total 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
Jaan Tallinn (filter this donee) 699,000.00 699,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise (filter this donee) 621,272.00 200,000.00 132,252.00 115,000.00 103,020.00 71,000.00
Open Philanthropy (filter this donee) 500,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Patrick Brinich-Langlois (filter this donee) 18,600.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 18,600.00
Aaron Gertler (filter this donee) 2,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000.00 1,000.00
Peter Hurford (filter this donee) 25.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25.00
Morgan Davis (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 1,840,897.00 1,399,000.00 132,252.00 115,000.00 104,020.00 90,625.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (20 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesAffected influencersDocument scopeCause areaNotes
EA Infrastructure Fund: May–August 2021 grant recommendations (GW, IR)2021-12-24Max Daniel Buck Shlegeris Chi Nguyen Michael Aird Effective Altruism ForumEffective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Jaan Tallinn Open Philanthropy Effective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Periodic donation list documentationEffective altruismIn this cross-post of https://funds.effectivealtruism.org/funds/payouts/may-august-2021-ea-infrastructure-fund-grants the EA Infrastructure Fund managers document grants made from May 2021 to August 2021, and also provide general updates about the fund's current state of operations, including estimates of grantmaking and funds received in 2021 as well as acceptance rate. It also mentions grants to the fund from Jaan Tallinn (based on the Survival and Flourishing Fund process) and Open Philanthropy. Ozzie Gooen offers a "quick take" in the comments.
Funds are available to fund non-EA-branded groups (GW, IR)2021-07-20Buck Shlegeris Claire Zabel Effective Altruism ForumEffective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Broad donor strategyEffective altruismBuck Shlegeris writes that he is "interested in evaluating applications from people who run groups (in-person or online, full-time or part-time) on a variety of related topics, as well as people who do or want to do work for existing groups, or group organizers who want funding to hire someone else to work with them. He says: "In cases where the project/expense isn’t a good fit for the EA Funds, but I think it’s worth supporting, I am likely able to offer alternative sources of funds."
What would you do if you had half a million dollars? (GW, IR)2021-07-17Patrick Brinich-Langlois Effective Altruism ForumDonor lottery Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Longview Philanthropy Effective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Longview Philanthropy Effective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Request for proposalsPatrick Brinich-Langlois announces that he won the 2020/2021 $500,000 donor lottery, and is looking for where best to donate. The post suggests that he is inclined to donating the money to an existing grantmaking body, such as the Long-Term Future Fund, Longview Philanthropy, the EA Infrastructure Fund, or the Patient Philanthropy Fund.
You can now apply to EA Funds anytime! (LTFF & EAIF only) (GW, IR)2021-06-17Jonas Vollmer Effective Altruism ForumEffective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Request for proposalsAI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismTwo of the Effective Altruism Funds, the Long-Term Future Fund and Infrastructure Fund, announce that they are switching to rolling applications, and they "now aim to evaluate most grants within 21 days of submission (and all grants within 42 days), regardless of when they have been submitted." The post also says: "You can now suggest that we give money to other people, or let us know about ideas for how we could spend our money." And: "We fund student scholarships, career exploration, local groups, entrepreneurial projects, academic teaching buy-outs, top-up funding for poorly paid academics, and many other things. We can make anonymous grants without public reporting."
EA Infrastructure Fund: Ask us anything! (GW, IR)2021-06-02Jonas Vollmer Michelle Hutchinson Buck Shlegeris Max Daniel Effective Altruism ForumEffective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Donee AMAEffective altruismThe post is an Ask Me Anything (AMA) for the Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund. The questions and answers are in the post comments. Questions include one on credit allocation for grant success (from Buck Shlegeris) and on funding past expenses (from Linchuan Zhang), and several from Michael Aird.
Giving What We Can & EA Funds now operate independently of CEA (GW, IR)2020-12-21Max Dalton Jonas Vollmer Luke Freemaan Effective Altruism ForumEffective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Effective Altruism Grants Giving What We Can Effective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Giving What We Can Status changeAnimal welfare|Global health and development|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruism|LongtermismThis cross-post of https://www.centreforeffectivealtruism.org/blog/giving-what-we-can-and-ea-funds-now-operate-independently-of-cea/ announces that Giving What We Can (GWWC), operated by Luke Freeman, and the Effective Altruism Funds (EA Funds), operated by Jonas Vollmer, are now operated independent of the Centre for Effective Altruism. Also, Effective Altruism Grants (EA Grants) is now fully closed. The plan to close it had been announced in April 2020 at https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/SX6vKhRQsFj8AjYrM/brief-update-on-ea-grants (GW, IR) but some existing grant commitments needed to be honored before fully closing the program out. The post includes growth, retention, and content plans for GWWC, and donor satisfaction, donation, and grantmaking data for EA Funds.
The EA Meta Fund is now the EA Infrastructure Fund (GW, IR)2020-08-20Jonas Vollmer Effective Altruism ForumEffective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Status changeEffective altruismIn the blog post, one of the Effective Altruism Funds, the (EA) Meta Fund, previously called the (EA) Community Fund, announces that it is renaming itself to the (EA) Infrastructure Fund. The blog post says the name change was prompted by a trademark infringement claim.
Long-Term Future Fund and EA Meta Fund applications open until June 12th (GW, IR)2020-05-15Alex Foster Effective Altruism ForumEffective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Request for proposalsAI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismThe blog post links to the application forms for two of the EA Funds (Long-Term Future Fund and Meta Fund) and gives a deadline of June 12, 2020 for the next round for both. It also announces that the minimum allowed grant size is reduced from $10,000 to $5,000.
Long-Term Future Fund and EA Meta Fund applications open until January 31st (GW, IR)2020-01-06Alex Foster Effective Altruism ForumEffective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Request for proposalsAI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismThe blog post links to the application forms for two of the EA Funds (Long-Term Future Fund and Meta Fund) and gives a deadline of January 31, 2020 for the next round for both. It also provides information on the kinds of grants that each fund is interested in giving. The EA Meta Fund description clarifies that projects related to community building should instead seek funding from Effective Altruism Community Building Grants, but local groups doing other kinds of projects can still apply to the EA Meta Fund.
Effective Altruism Funds Project Updates (GW, IR)2019-12-20Sam Deere Effective Altruism FundsEffective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Broad donor strategyAnimal welfare|Global health and development|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismThe blog post is by Sam Deere of the Centre for Effective Altruism, who is the project lead for Effective Altruism Funds (EA Funds). The blog post goes over the purpose of EA Funds, structure of fund management teams, the use of the EA Funds platform to directly donate to charities, and the project status and relationship with CEA. Regarding the last point: "Currently EA Funds is a project wholly within the central part of the Centre for Effective Altruism (as opposed to a satellite project housed within the same legal organization, like 80,000 Hours or the Forethought Foundation). However, we’re currently investigating whether this should change. This is largely driven by a divergence in organizational priorities – specifically, that CEA is focusing on building communities and spaces for discussing EA ideas (e.g. local groups, EA Global and related events, and the EA Forum), whereas EA Funds is primarily fundraising-oriented." The post also announces recent updates to the EA Funds website and the launch of a publicly-accessible dashboard for fund statistics https://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/about/stats
EA Meta Fund AMA: 20th Dec 2018 (GW, IR)2018-12-19Alex Foster Denise Melchin Matt Wage Effective Altruism ForumEffective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Donee AMAEffective altruismThe post is an Ask Me Anything (AMA) for the Effective Altruism Meta Fund. The questions and answers are in the post comments. Questions are asked by a number of people including alexherwix, Luke Muehlhauser, Tee Barnett, and Peter Hurford. Answers are provided by Denise Melchin, Matt Wage, and Alex Foster, three of the five people managing the fund. The other two, Luke Ding and Tara MacAulay, do not post any comment replies, but are referenced in some of the replies. The questions include how the meta fund sees its role, how much time they expect to spend allocating grants, what sort of criteria they use for evaluating opportunities, and what data inform their decisions
Announcing new EA Funds management teams (GW, IR)2018-10-27Marek Duda Effective Altruism ForumEffective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Broad donor strategyAnimal welfare|Global health|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismThe post announces the transition of the Effective Altruism Funds management to teams, with a chair, team members, and advisors. The EA Community Fund is renamed the EA Meta Fund, and has chair Luke Ding and team Denise Melchin, Matt Wage, Alex Foster, and Tara MacAulay, with advisor Nick Beckstead. The long-term future fund has chair Matt Fallshaw, and team Helen Toner, Oliver Habryka, Matt Wage, and Alex Zhu, with advisors Nick Beckstead and Jonas Vollmer. The animal welfare fund has chair Lewis Bollard (same as before) and team Jamie Spurgeon, Natalie Cargill, and Toni Adleberg. The global development fund continues to be solely managed by Elie Hassenfeld. The granting schedule will be thrice a year: November, February, and June for all funds except the Global Development Fund, which will be in December, March, and July.
EA Funds - An update from CEA (GW, IR)2018-08-07Marek Duda Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund 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
The EA Community and Long-Term Future Funds Lack Transparency and Accountability (GW, IR)2018-07-23Evan Gaensbauer Effective Altruism ForumEffective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Evaluator review of doneeAnimal welfare|global health|AI safety|global catastrophic risks|effective altruismEvan Gaensbauer builds on past criticism of the EA Funds by Henry Stanley at http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1k9/ea_funds_hands_out_money_very_infrequently_should/ and http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1mr/how_to_improve_ea_funds/ Gaensbauer notes that the Global Health and Development Fund and the Animal Welfare Fund have done a better job of paying out and announcing payouts. However, the Long-Term Future Fund and EA Community Fund, both managed by Nick Beckstead, have announced only one payout, and have missed their self-imposed date for announcing the remaining payouts. Some comments by Marek Duda of the Centre for Effective Altruism (the parent of EA Funds) are also discussed
How to improve EA Funds (GW, IR)2018-04-04Henry Stanley Effective Altruism ForumEffective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Evaluator review of doneeAnimal welfare|Global health|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismHenry Stanley echoes thoughts expressed in his previous post http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1k9/ea_funds_hands_out_money_very_infrequently_should/ and argues for regular disbursement, holding funds in interest-bearing assets, and more clarity about fund manager bandwidth. Comments also discuss Effective Altruism Grants
EA Funds hands out money very infrequently - should we be worried? (GW, IR)2018-01-31Henry Stanley Effective Altruism ForumEffective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Miscellaneous commentaryAnimal welfare|Global health|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismHenry Stanley expresses concern that the Effective Altruism Funds hands out money very infrequently. Commenters include Peter Hurford (who suggests a percentage-based approach), Elie Hassenfeld, the manager of the global health and development fund, and Evan Gaensbauer, a person well-connected in effective altruist social circles
What is the status of EA funds? They seem pretty dormant2017-12-10Ben West Effective Altruism Facebook groupEffective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Miscellaneous commentaryAnimal welfare|Global health|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismBen West, wondering whether to donate to the Effective Altruism Funds for his end-of-year donation, wonders whether the Funds are dormant, since no donations from the fund have been announced since April. In the comments, Marek Duda of the Centre for Effective Altruism reports that the Funds pages have been updated to include some recent donations, and West updates his post to note that
Update on Effective Altruism Funds (GW, IR)2017-04-20Kerry Vaughan Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund 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 Launch (GW, IR)2017-02-28Tara MacAulay Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund 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 Funds (GW, IR)2017-02-09William MacAskill Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund 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

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (21 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 21)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise16,624.0092021-12-12Effective altruismhttps://www.jefftk.com/donations-- Donor reason for selecting the donee: This is one of two donations by the donor to the donee for the 2021 Giving Season. The donee was selected as the sole representative for "effective altruism" donations of $200,000, which take up about half of the donor's annual donation of $400,000 (which in turn is about half of the donor's AGI).

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The total amount donated by the donor to the donee for the 2021 Giving Season ($200,000) is 50% of the donor's total donations for that Giving Season ($400,000), and the total donation amount is targeted to be around 50% of the donor's AGI ($782,158). This donation ($16,624) is the residual portion of the $200,000 after the original donation of $183,376 on Giving Tuesday.
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 4.16%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This donation is timed for the 2021 Giving Season.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise183,376.0032021-11-30Effective altruismhttps://www.jefftk.com/donationsGiving Tuesday Facebook match Donor reason for selecting the donee: This is one of two donations by the donor to the donee for the 2021 Giving Season. The donee was selected as the sole representative for "effective altruism" donations of $200,000, which take up about half of the donor's annual donation of $400,000 (which in turn is about half of the donor's AGI).

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The total amount donated by the donor to the donee for the 2021 Giving Season ($200,000) is 50% of the donor's total donations for that Giving Season ($400,000), and the total donation amount is targeted to be around 50% of the donor's AGI ($782,158).
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 45.84%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The donation is timed for Giving Tuesday in order to benefit from the Giving Tuesday Facebook match.

Other notes: Facebook's match amount for this donation works out to $34,081.
Jaan Tallinn699,000.0012021-10--https://survivalandflourishing.fund/sff-2021-h2-recommendationsSurvival and Flourishing Fund Beth Barnes Oliver Habryka Zvi Mowshowitz Donation process: Part of the Survival and Flourishing Fund's 2021 H2 grants based on the S-process (simulation process) that "involves allowing the Recommenders and funders to simulate a large number of counterfactual delegation scenarios using a table of marginal utility functions. Recommenders specified marginal utility functions for funding each application, and adjusted those functions through discussions with each other as the round progressed. Similarly, funders specified and adjusted different utility functions for deferring to each Recommender. In this round, the process also allowed the funders to make some final adjustments to decide on their final intended grant amounts. [...] [The] system is designed to generally favor funding things that at least one recommender is excited to fund, rather than things that every recommender is excited to fund." https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/kuDKtwwbsksAW4BG2/zvi-s-thoughts-on-the-survival-and-flourishing-fund-sff (GW, IR) explains the process from a recommender's perspective.

Intended use of funds (category): Regranting

Donor reason for selecting the donee: Zvi Mowshowitz, one of the recommenders, says in https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/kuDKtwwbsksAW4BG2/zvi-s-thoughts-on-the-survival-and-flourishing-fund-sff (GW, IR) "I don’t think we should have been anything like this eager to give money to the EA Infrastructure Fund. [..] That’s not to say I think the fund shouldn’t exist or have money, and especially that if we believe Buck in particular is very good at finding good small targets and small things to do that Buck shouldn’t have the ability to go do that, but this felt very much like overkill and a kind of giving up, especially given the goal of ‘infrastructure.’"

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing determined by timing of grant round; this is SFF's sixth grant round and the first one with a grant to the grantee.

Other notes: Jaan Tallinn's philanthropy goals as described in https://jaan.online/philanthropy/ set targets in terms of the total amount of endpoint grants, i.e., grants spent on actual grantees and not for regranting. It is not clear how grants to the Infrastructure Fund are counted, but since the Infrastructure Fund tends to spend most of its balance in its grant rounds, Tallinn likely expects that the bulk of the money will become endpoint grants shortly. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 7.89%; announced: 2021-11-20.
Open Philanthropy500,000.0022021-10Effective altruismhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants/centre-effective-altruism-infrastructure-fundClaire Zabel Donation process: https://funds.effectivealtruism.org/funds/payouts/may-august-2021-ea-infrastructure-fund-grants says: "the EAIF has a large funding gap of $3M+ per year that currently looks like it may only be possible to fill by grants from large donors such as Open Philanthropy. [...] For this reason, we have started to apply for grants from large funders"

Intended use of funds (category): Regranting

Intended use of funds: The funding is to be used for the EAIF's ongoing grantmaking. Since the EAIF expects to grant $3 million+ per year, this funding would effectively get spent within the next few months. The grant page says: "The EAIF intends to re-grant this funding to interventions that aim to increase the impact of projects related to effective altruism, by increasing those projects’ access to talent, capital, and knowledge." https://funds.effectivealtruism.org/funds/payouts/may-august-2021-ea-infrastructure-fund-grants also says: "by default, the EAIF will not fund organizations that are Open Philanthropy grantees and that plan to apply for renewed funding from Open Philanthropy in the future."
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise114,555.0042020-12-01Effective altruismhttps://www.jefftk.com/donationsGiving Tuesday Facebook match Donor reason for selecting the donee: This is one of several donations by the donor to the donee for the 2020 Giving Season. The donee was selected as the sole representative for "effective altruism" donations, which take up about half of the donor's annual donation (which in turn is about half of the donor's AGI).

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): This Giving Tuesday donation amount covers the bulk of the donor's intended donation to the donee for the year, subtracting donations already made (including some the previous day to test the Facebook interface). Only $5,000 in further donations would remain. See https://www.jefftk.com/p/giving-tuesday-2020 where the donor explains the strategy for trying to use Facebook's Giving Tuesday donation matching as much as possible. It explains: "As in previous years, they have a limit of $20k/person and $2,499/donation. More details and instructions at EA Giving Tuesday. I am planning to (nearly) max out all of my credit cards, and donate over $20k. [...] You can donate with a credit card, and Facebook is covering the processing fees. This means that you can get cash back on donations, which is 1-2% of potentially quite a lot of money."
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 43.27%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This portion of the donor's donation to the donee is timed for Giving Tuesday (Tuesday 2020-12-01) with the goal of taking advantage of Facebook's donation matching. See https://www.jefftk.com/p/giving-tuesday-2020 for more details.

Other notes: Facebook's match amount for these donations works out to $4,498. The split between 10% matching and 100% matching is not clear. Employer match: Google matched 10,000.00.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise5,000.00132020-12-01Effective altruismhttps://www.jefftk.com/donations-- Donor reason for selecting the donee: This is the last of several donations by the donor to the donee for the 2020 Giving Season. The donee was selected as the sole representative for "effective altruism" donations, which take up about half of the donor's annual donation (which in turn is about half of the donor's AGI). This final donation seems intended to reach the donor's intended target for total 2020 donations in this area.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): This final donation seems intended to reach the donor's intended target for total 2020 donations in this area.
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 1.89%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This donation is made 15 days after Giving Tuesday, by which time the donor likely has more complete information on how many donations were successfully processed and how much more to donate to meet the intended donation target.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise11,697.00102020-11-30Effective altruismhttps://www.jefftk.com/donationsGiving Tuesday Facebook match testing Donor reason for selecting the donee: This is one of several donations by the donor to the donee for the 2020 Giving Season. The donee was selected as the sole representative for "effective altruism" donations, which take up about half of the donor's annual donation (which in turn is about half of the donor's AGI).

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The total amount donated by the donor to the donee for the 2020 Giving Season is about 50% of the donor's total donations for that Giving Season, and the total donation amount is targeted to be around 50% of the donor's AGI (though in this particular year it fell short). The amount is likely determined by the goal of testing the Giving Tuesday Facebook match.
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 4.42%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The donations made here, one day before Giving Tuesday, seem to be for testing the mechanics of Giving Tuesday Facebook match and making it less likely that transactions on Giving Tuesday will be declined, as https://www.jefftk.com/p/giving-tuesday-2020 explains.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise1,000.00152020-11-20Effective altruismhttps://www.jefftk.com/donations-- Donor reason for selecting the donee: This is one of several donations by the donor to the donee for the 2020 Giving Season. The donee was selected as the sole representative for "effective altruism" donations, which take up about half of the donor's annual donation (which in turn is about half of the donor's AGI).

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The total amount donated by the donor to the donee for the 2020 Giving Season is about 50% of the donor's total donations for that Giving Season, and the total donation amount is targeted to be around 50% of the donor's AGI (though in this particular year it fell short). This particular donation is the first of several and may have been made to test specific payment methods.
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 0.38%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The donation is timed for the beginning of 2020 Giving Season; the donor generally makes their donations in this period. This first, smaller donation happens before the larger donations, a pattern seen in other years as well and usually to test payment methods before sending larger sums of money.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise25,115.0082019-12-06Effective altruismhttps://www.jefftk.com/donations-- Donation via Facebook Fundraisers. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 10.68%.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise89,885.0062019-12-03Effective altruismhttps://www.jefftk.com/donations-- Donation via Facebook Fundraisers. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 38.24%.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise20.00202018-12-02Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://www.jefftk.com/donations-- Donation to the EA Community Fund. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 0.01%.
Aaron Gertler1,000.00152018-11-27Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- Timed to coincide with matching funds from Facebook's Giving Tuesday event. The match was successful, so Facebook matched the full $1000. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 25.00%.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise103,000.0052018-11-11Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://www.jefftk.com/donations-- Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 49.14%.
Patrick Brinich-Langlois11,100.00112017-12-29Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://www.patbl.com/misc/other/donations/--
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise66,000.0072017-12-27Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://www.jefftk.com/donations-- Donation to the EA Meta Fund (known at the time as the EA Community Fund, and managed by Nick Beckstead). See https://www.jefftk.com/p/2017-donations for more background on the donation decision. The total amount donated by the couple for 2017 is $142,000, out of which 50% ($71,000) is outside GiveWell-recommended charities. $5,000 of this was already donated to the EA Community Fund earlier in the year, leaving $66,000 which is donated in this donation. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 46.50%.
Morgan Davis----2017-12-18--https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2017#Morgan-- Split between the different funds: 5% for animal welfare, 5% for global development, 15% for EA Community, and 75% for the long-term future fund. Donor also considered donating to Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative (BERI), which she is impressed by, and sees a need for after encountering bureaucracy in academia while working as grant manager for the Open Philanthropy Project. However, she ultimately felt that the fund managers for Effective Altruism Funds would be able to make better decisions. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 15.00%.
Aaron Gertler500.00172017-10-28Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- Money to the EA Community Fund managed by Nick Beckstead.
Aaron Gertler500.00172017-09-27Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- Money to the EA Community Fund managed by Nick Beckstead.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise5,000.00132017-06-27Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://www.jefftk.com/donations-- Donation earmarked for the Effective Altruism Community Fund managed by Nick Beckstead. Employer match: Wave matched 5,000.00.
Peter Hurford25.00192017-04-04Effective altruism/movement growthhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html-- A total of $100 donated across the four EA Funds: 25% to each fund, for informational purposes.
Patrick Brinich-Langlois7,500.00122017-03-25Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://www.patbl.com/misc/other/donations/--