Let's Fund 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 analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Let's Fund in our system.

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 1 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000
Effective altruism 1 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Let's Fund

Donor Total 2018
Effective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund (filter this donee) 10,000.00 10,000.00
Total 10,000.00 10,000.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (3 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Let’s Fund: annual review / fundraising / hiring / AMA (GW, IR)2019-12-31Hauke Hillebrandt Effective Altruism Forum Let's Fund Donee periodic updateCause prioritizationThis is an annual review post by Let's Fund, and also includes a request for funding and an advertisement for hiring. Describing funding so far, it says that Let's Fund has raised $40,000 for itself and already crowdfunded $300,000 for what it calls "high-risk, high-leverage projects of our grantees"
Where are you donating this year and why – in 2019? Open thread for discussion. (GW, IR)2019-12-11weeatquince Effective Altruism Forumweeatquince Michael St. Jules Happier Lives Institute Effective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Let's Fund Rethink Priorities Against Malaria Foundation Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Animal Charity Evaluators Recommended Charity Fund Charity Entrepreneurship RC Forward Sentience Politics Periodic donation list documentationGlobal health and development|Animal welfareIn this open thread, donors describe where they plan to donate in 2019. The thread has donation descriptions by weeatquince (the post author) as well as Michael St. Jules.
Announcing: "Lets-Fund.org: High-Impact Crowdfunding campaigns" & "Let's Fund #1: A (small) scientific Revolution" (GW, IR)2018-10-25Hauke Hillebrandt Effective Altruism Forum Let's Fund LaunchCause prioritizationHauke Hillebrandt (formerly of the Centre for Effective Altruism and Center for Global Development) and Henry Stanley (software engineer, founder of EA Work Club) announce the formation of Let's Fund, whose goal is to find high-risk, high-reward projects that are in need of more funding

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (1 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 1)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Effective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund10,000.0012018-11-29Effective altruismhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/ea-community/payouts/2dyBJqJBSIq6sAGU6gMYQWLuke Ding Alex Foster Denise Melchin Matt Wage Tara MacAulay Grant write-up notes that both the idea and the team are potentially promisingm and the quality of initial work is good. It concludes: "Let’s Fund will use additional capital to increase their fundraising ratio through careful outreach and marketing. In the future, they aim to undertake more and better research, especially into global catastrophic risk reduction, and have it evaluated and peer-reviewed by other researchers.". Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.