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 July 2024. 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.
We do not have any donee information for the donee Methuselah Foundation 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|
|Vitalik Buterin (filter this donee)||234,872,916.05||234,872,916.05||0.00|
|Pineapple Fund (filter this donee)||1,000,000.00||0.00||1,000,000.00|
|Title (URL linked)||Publication date||Author||Publisher||Affected donors||Affected donees||Affected influencers||Document scope||Cause area||Notes|
|'Technology Is at the Center' Entrepreneur and philanthropist Peter Thiel on liberty and scientific progress||2008-05-01||Ronald Bailey||Reason Magazine||Peter Thiel||Machine Intelligence Research Institute Methuselah Foundation||Broad donor strategy||AI safety|Scientific research/longevity research||In an interview with Ronald Bailey, the science correspondent of Reason Magazine, Peter Thiel talks about his political ideology of libertarianism as well as his philanthropic activities. He talks about two areas that he is donating heavily in: accelerating a safe technological singularity (through donations to the Singulariy Institute) and anti-aging research (through donations to the Methuselah Foundation).|
Graph of top 10 donors (for donations with known year of donation) by amount, showing the timeframe of donations
|Donor||Amount (current USD)||Amount rank (out of 3)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Notes|
|Vitalik Buterin||231,061,626.05||1||Scientific research/life extension||https://etherscan.io/tx/0xdab7634a04e3b7afb0d5a9faf9db59a05a04372234c0c960342102a4859aca16||--||Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support
Other notes: Currency info: donation given as 432,000,583,089,106.00 ELON (conversion done via Etherscan.io); announced: 2021-05-12.
|Vitalik Buterin||3,811,290.00||2||Scientific research/life extension||https://twitter.com/hudsonjameson/status/1392554163058483201||--||Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support
Other notes: This is a total across two transactions: https://etherscan.io/tx/0xbb37336c3cadc1df8d1eb3e524a5aedab747fe1457094cf3643e3c51851e9da4 for 250 ETH and https://etherscan.io/tx/0xdcea9e182565de28212fffb42a90274ef08a207bd866c0910c5f256fe11bb43c for 750 ETH. Currency info: donation given as 1,000.00 ETH (conversion done via Etherscan.io); announced: 2021-05-12.