MIT 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

We do not have any donee information for the donee MIT 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 4 50,000 86,231 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 94,924 94,924 150,000 150,000 150,000
FIXME 3 50,000 64,975 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 94,924 94,924 94,924 94,924
AI safety 1 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee MIT

Donor Total 2018 2008 2006
Foundational Questions Institute (filter this donee) 194,924.00 0.00 50,000.00 144,924.00
Future of Life Institute (filter this donee) 150,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 344,924.00 150,000.00 50,000.00 144,924.00

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

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 4)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Future of Life Institute150,000.0012018-09-01AI safety A project grant. Project title: Josh Tenenbaum.
Foundational Questions Institute50,000.0032008FIXME Project title: Quantum Space II.
Foundational Questions Institute94,924.0022006FIXME Project title: Microscopic Origin of Gravity & Light.
Foundational Questions Institute50,000.0032006FIXME Project title: Quantum Space.