Giving What We Can 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 March 2022. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Basic donee information

Facebook page givingwhatwecan
Twitter usernameGivingWhatWeCan
Wikipedia page

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 1,939 3,069 1,939 1,939 1,939 1,939 1,939 1,939 4,200 4,200 4,200 4,200 4,200
FIXME 1 1,939 1,939 1,939 1,939 1,939 1,939 1,939 1,939 1,939 1,939 1,939 1,939 1,939
1 4,200 4,200 4,200 4,200 4,200 4,200 4,200 4,200 4,200 4,200 4,200 4,200 4,200

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Giving What We Can

Donor Total 2015 2012
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise (filter this donee) 4,200.00 0.00 4,200.00
Michael Dello-Iacovo (filter this donee) 1,938.74 1,938.74 0.00
Total 6,138.74 1,938.74 4,200.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (5 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Should we make a grant to a meta-charity?2017-03-11Daniel May Oxford Prioritisation ProjectOxford Prioritisation Project Giving What We Can 80,000 Hours Raising for Effective Giving Review of current state of cause areaEffective altruism/movement growth/fundraisingThe summary says: "I introduce the concept of meta-charity, discuss some considerations for OxPrio, and look into how meta-charities evaluate their impact, and the reliability of these figures for our purposes (finding the most cost-effective organisation to donate £10,000 today). I then look into the room for more funding for a few meta-charities, and finally conclude that these are worth seriously pursuing further." See for a cross-post that has comments
Where should you donate to have the most impact during giving season 2015?2015-12-24Robert Wiblin 80,000 Hours Against Malaria Foundation Giving What We Can GiveWell AidGrade Effective Altruism Outreach Animal Charity Evaluators Machine Intelligence Research Institute Raising for Effective Giving Center for Applied Rationality Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Ploughshares Fund Future of Humanity Institute Future of Life Institute Centre for the Study of Existential Risk Charity Science Deworm the World Initiative Schistosomiasis Control Initiative GiveDirectly Evaluator consolidated recommendation listGlobal health and development,Effective altruism/movement growth,Rationality improvement,Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness,AI risk,Global catastrophic risksRobert Wiblin draws on GiveWell recommendations, Animal Charity Evaluators recommendations, Open Philanthropy Project writeups, staff donation writeups and suggestions, as well as other sources (including personal knowledge and intuitions) to come up with a list of places to donate
Giving What We Can’s Recommendations for Giving Season 20152015-12-16Hauke Hillebrandt Giving What We Can Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Deworm the World Initiative Project Healthy Children Evaluator consolidated recommendation listGlobal healthSame charities as for 2014 (i.e., no change to list). Noted that Project Healthy Children is a good option for those concerned about crowding out by GiveWell-moved money (since GiveWell had not recommended it). Also, noted GiveDirectly as a fallback option for people concerned about scalability
My Cause Selection: Michael Dickens2015-09-15Michael Dickens Effective Altruism ForumMichael Dickens Machine Intelligence Research Institute Future of Humanity Institute Centre for the Study of Existential Risk Future of Life Institute Open Philanthropy Animal Charity Evaluators Animal Ethics Foundational Research Institute Giving What We Can Charity Science Raising for Effective Giving Single donation documentationAnimal welfare,AI risk,Effective altruismExplanation by Dickens of giving choice for 2015. After some consideration, narrows choice to three orgs: MIRI, ACE, and REG. Finally chooses REG due to weighted donation multiplier
Our recommended charities for the year2014-12-05Michelle Hutchinson Giving What We Can Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Deworm the World Initiative Project Healthy Children Evaluator consolidated recommendation listGlobal healthSame charity list as for 2013

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (2 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 2)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Michael Dello-Iacovo1,938.7422015-06-15FIXME Affected regions: FIXME; affected countries: FIXME.
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise4,200.0012012-11-17--