International Refugee Assistance Project donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country United States
Facebook page RefugeeAssist
Websitehttps://refugeerights.org/
Donate pagehttps://refugeerights.org/donate/
Twitter usernameRefugeeAssist
Open Philanthropy Project grant reviewhttp://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/immigration-policy/international-refugee-assistance-project-general-support
Key peopleBecca Heller
Launch date2008

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee International Refugee Assistance Project

Donor Total 2017 2016
Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donee) 700,000.00 0.00 700,000.00
Unbound Philanthropy (filter this donee) 75,000.00 75,000.00 0.00
Elizabeth Van Nostrand (filter this donee) 100.00 100.00 0.00
Isabel Arjmand (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 775,100.00 75,100.00 700,000.00

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

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Suggestions for Individual Donors from Open Philanthropy Project Staff - 20182018-12-20Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectChloe Cockburn Lewis Bollard Amanda Hungerford Alexander Berger Luke Muelhhauser National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls Texas Organizing Project Effective Altruism Funds The Humane League Center for Global Development International Refugee Assistance Project Donor lottery Donation suggestion listCriminal justice reform|Animal welfare|Global health and development|Migration policy|Effective altruismOpen Philanthropy Project staff give suggestions on places that might be good for individuals to donate to. Each suggestion includes a section "Why I suggest it", a section explaining why the Open Philanthropy Project has not funded (or not fully funded) the opportunity, and links to relevant writeups. The post continues a tradition of similar posts published once a year
Staff members’ personal donations for giving season 20182018-12-10Catherine Hollander GiveWellElie Hassenfeld Natalie Crispin Josh Rosenberg Devin Jacob Catherine Hollander Andrew Martin Christian Smith Isabel Arjmand James Snowden Dan Brown Olivia Larsen Amar Radia GiveWell top charities Donor lottery GiveDirectly International Refugee Assistance Project RAICES National Immigration Law Center CALmatters Center for Investigative Reporting ProPublica Malaria Consortium Against Malaria Foundation StrongMinds Planned Parenthood Action Fund Cool Earth Causa Justa::Just Cause Initiate Justice Sorea Te Land Trust No Means No Worldwide Stonewall (UK) Afrinspire Effective Altruism Funds Periodic donation list documentationGiveWell staff members describe where they are donating in 2018. The majority are donating most of their money to GiveWell top charities (i.e., to GiveWell for discretionary regranting). A few explicitly donate to Malaria Consortium, Against Malaria Foundation, and GiveDirectly. Many staff members announce intent to donate a small fraction of their donation budget for animal welfare charities, but explicit names of animal welfare charities are not included. A number of donors mention donating small amounts to charities focused on justice-related themes and local causes. Not all employees are present in the document (participation is optional). Amounts donated are not included, per a decision by GiveWell
[GUEST POST] The International Refugee Assistance Project2017-02-02Elizabeth Van Nostrand Slate Star CodexElizabeth Van Nostrand International Refugee Assistance Project Single donation documentationMigration policy/refugee assistanceDiscusses 100 dollar donation to International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) in light of the executive order by Donald Trump on 2017-01-27 banning entry of people from 7 countries. Highlights value of strong existing capacity in the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) that allowed for a quick response, and help from the IRAP in doing so. ACLU is well-funded, but IRAP has just gotten off the ground with a grant from the Open Philanthropy Project, so donating to that
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 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 (4 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Unbound Philanthropy75,000.002017-12-05FIXMEhttps://www.unboundphilanthropy.org/who-we-fund-- FIXME. Affected regions: FIXME; affected countries: United States.
Elizabeth Van Nostrand100.002017-02-02Refugee assistance/capacity building/fighting executive excesshttp://slatestarcodex.com/2017/02/02/guest-post-the-international-refugee-assistance-program/-- Cites need to have capacity to fight back against excesses of Donald Trump.
Isabel Arjmand--2016-12-09--https://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2016/-- One of a few organizations supported with the 1/3 of the charitable donation budget reserved for donations outside of GiveWell recommendations.
Open Philanthropy Project700,000.002016-05Migration policy/refugee migrationhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/immigration-policy/international-refugee-assistance-project-general-support-- Grant references https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/immigration-policy for background. Followup conversation with Becca Heller of grantee organization at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/sites/default/files/Becca_Heller_05-09-16_%28public%29.pdf on 2016-05-09 and again at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/sites/default/files/Becca_Heller_07-06-16_%28public%29.pdf on 2016-07-06. Announced: 2016-06-16.