Electronic Frontier Foundation donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page eff
Websitehttps://www.eff.org/
Twitter usernameeff
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Frontier_Foundation
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=Electronic+Frontier+Foundation

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 11 600,000 491,045 2,500 100,000 199,000 250,000 400,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 750,000 900,000 1,000,000
1 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500
FIXME 8 600,000 618,750 100,000 100,000 400,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 750,000 900,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
AI safety 1 199,000 199,000 199,000 199,000 199,000 199,000 199,000 199,000 199,000 199,000 199,000 199,000 199,000
Technology 1 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Electronic Frontier Foundation

Donor Total 2017 2016 2014 2013 2010 2007 2003
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 3,450,000.00 0.00 900,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 750,000.00 600,000.00 600,000.00
Pineapple Fund (filter this donee) 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 500,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donee) 199,000.00 0.00 199,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Elizabeth Van Nostrand (filter this donee) 2,500.00 0.00 0.00 2,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 5,401,500.00 1,000,000.00 1,499,000.00 2,500.00 700,000.00 750,000.00 600,000.00 600,000.00

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

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Peter McCluskey's favorite charities2015-12-06Peter McCluskey Peter McCluskey Center for Applied Rationality Future of Humanity Institute AI Impacts GiveWell GiveWell top charities Future of Life Institute Centre for Effective Altruism Brain Preservation Foundation Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies Electronic Frontier Foundation Methuselah Mouse Prize SENS Research Foundation Foresigh Institute Evaluator consolidated recommendation listThe page discusses the favorite charities of Peter McCluskey and his opinion on their current room for more funding in light of their financial situation and expansion plans

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (11 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 11)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Pineapple Fund1,000,000.00112017-12-13FIXMEhttps://pineapplefund.org/--
Open Philanthropy Project199,000.0032016-11AI safetyhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/potential-risks-advanced-artificial-intelligence/electronic-frontier-foundation-ai-social-- Grant funded work by Peter Eckersley, whom the Open Philanthropy Project believed in. Followup conversation with Peter Eckersley and Jeremy Gillula of grantee organization at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/sites/default/files/Peter_Eckersley_Jeremy_Gillula_05-26-16_%28public%29.pdf on 2016-05-26. Earmark: Peter Eckersley; announced: 2016-12-15.
Ford Foundation400,000.0052016-10-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to improve global understanding of digital threats to privacy and security through research, development of educational resources and implementation privacy-protective solutions. Affected regions: 1045###United States###50@@@1110###Worldwide###50; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation900,000.00102016FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- in support of the organization's general operations. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
Elizabeth Van Nostrand2,500.0012014-12-29--https://acesounderglass.com/2014/12/29/how-to-figure-out-how-much-to-donate/-- Half the patent bonus; see https://acesounderglass.com/2015/01/02/why-i-donated-to-the-eff-this-year/ for more.
Ford Foundation100,000.0022013-09-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To improve worldwide understanding of threats to digital privacy and security through the development of research, educational resources and frameworks to implement privacy-protective solutions. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation600,000.0062013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
MacArthur Foundation750,000.0092010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
MacArthur Foundation600,000.0062007FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of a domestic intellectual property program (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
MacArthur Foundation600,000.0062003FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For work to represent the public interest in international industry standards-setting meetings on digital rights management and intellectual property (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
Knight Foundation250,000.004--Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6702-- Grant period: 06/23/2014 - 06/22/2015; part of the challenge: Knight News Challenge; goal: To collect information about online censorship incidents to explore concerns about censorship and preserve freedom of expression. As private Internet companies handle a growing amount of online communication, society faces a new set of challenges about censorship and free speech: When should governments and companies be able to remove content from a private Internet service? What policies should companies follow when dealing with copyright or censorship requests? The Electronic Frontier Foundation, one of the country’s leading advocates for an open Internet, will further develop OnlineCensorship.org. Co-founded by Jillian York and Ramzi Jaber, the project collects information about online censorship incidents. The Electronic Frontier Foundation will make use of this data to explore concerns about censorship and map a better way forward for freedom of expression online. Earmark: Online Censorship.org.