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We do not have any donee information for the donee Legal Priorities Project in our system.
|Cause area||Count||Median||Mean||Minimum||10th percentile||20th percentile||30th percentile||40th percentile||50th percentile||60th percentile||70th percentile||80th percentile||90th percentile||Maximum|
|Jaan Tallinn (filter this donee)||265,000.00||265,000.00|
|Jacob Steinhardt (filter this donee)||450.00||450.00|
Graph of top 10 donors by amount, showing the timeframe of donations
|Donor||Amount (current USD)||Amount rank (out of 2)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Notes|
|Jacob Steinhardt||450.00||2||Longtermism||https://bounded-regret.ghost.io/donations-19-20/||--||Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support
Donor reason for selecting the donee: The donation post says: "I also donated a small amount to the Legal Priorities Project. They are a relatively new organization that in part seeks to improve law to take future generations into account; they also tackle several other questions in legal research that they view as high-impact. They were one of several small organizations that I investigated this year, and seemed the most impressive to me. Although they do not yet have a clear track record of success, I don't view this as unusual for an organization at their age, and I think supporting good organizations early on before they are clearly successful is often the highest-impact (assuming you can pick the organizations well, which can be difficult)."
Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The donation post suggests that the "small" amount of the donation reflects the organization's small size and the value of even a small amount of funding in helping it grow. It also includes context on the total amount ($45,000): "Each year I aim to donate around 10% of my income. [...] The impact of COVID-19 on poor countries made me better appreciate how much better I have it than most of the world, so I tried to donate closer to 20% of my 2020 income, and that will be my goal moving forward as well. Between 2019 and 2020, this came out to $45,000 in total."
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 1.00%
Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The donation post says: "Each year I aim to donate around 10% of my income. In 2019, I fell behind on this, probably due to the chaos of COVID-19 (but really this was just an embarassing logistical failure on my part). I've recently, finally, finished processing donations for 2019 and 2020."
Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: The donation post says: "in the future I would probably just allocate [all my long-term future donations] to LTFF and trust their decision-making." This, along with the fact that the donation to the Legal Priorities Project made sense specifically in the context of its early stage, suggests that the donor is unlikely to make further donations to the Legal Priorities Project.
|Jaan Tallinn||265,000.00||1||Longtermism||https://survivalandflourishing.fund/sff-2021-h1-recommendations||Survival and Flourishing Fund Ben Hoskin Katja Grace Oliver Habryka Adam Marblestone||Donation process: Part of the Survival and Flourishing Fund's 2021 H1 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 spreadsheet 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."
Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support
Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing determined by timing of grant round; this is SFF's fifth grant round and the first with a grant to this grantee.
Other notes: Although Jed McCaleb also participates in this grant round as a funder, he does not make any grants to this grantee. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 2.79%.