Future of Research 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 analytics.vipulnaik.com, 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 2 150,000 225,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000
Scientific research 2 150,000 225,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Future of Research

Donor Total 2017 2016
Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donee) 450,000.00 150,000.00 300,000.00
Total 450,000.00 150,000.00 300,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (2 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 2)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Open Philanthropy Project150,000.0022017-07Scientific researchhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/scientific-research/miscellaneous/future-research-exit-grant-2017Nick Beckstead Exit grant to allow grantee to find time for alternative funding sources. Follows a $300,000 grant made in 2016 for two years. Announced: 2017-08-21.
Open Philanthropy Project300,000.0012016-04Scientific researchhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/scientific-research/miscellaneous/future-research-general-support-- Grantee is a new nonprofit with a stated mission “to improve the scientific research enterprise.” Grant is a preliminary one and Open Phil plans to revisit the organization after 2 years of progress. Announced: 2016-04-29.