New Incentives 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


Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 8 250,000 997,849 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 250,000 250,000 300,000 368,587 820,000 5,944,203 5,944,203
Global health 1 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
Conditional cash transfers 6 300,000 1,272,132 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 300,000 300,000 368,587 820,000 820,000 5,944,203 5,944,203
FIXME 1 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee New Incentives

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
GiveWell Incubation Grants (filter this donee) 7,632,790.00 0.00 6,764,203.00 668,587.00 100,000.00 100,000.00
Pineapple Fund (filter this donee) 250,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00
Total 7,982,790.00 250,000.00 6,764,203.00 668,587.00 100,000.00 200,000.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (1 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
CEA Staff Donation Decisions 20162016-12-06Sam Deere Centre for Effective AltruismWilliam MacAskill Michelle Hutchinson Tara MacAulay Alison Woodman Seb Farquhar Hauke Hillebrandt Marinella Capriati Sam Deere Max Dalton Larissa Hesketh-Rowe Michael Page Stefan Schubert Pablo Stafforini Amy Labenz Centre for Effective Altruism 80,000 Hours Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Animal Charity Evaluators Charity Science Health New Incentives Project Healthy Children Deworm the World Initiative Machine Intelligence Research Institute StrongMinds Future of Humanity Institute Future of Life Institute Centre for the Study of Existential Risk Effective Altruism Foundation Sci-Hub The Humane League Foundational Research Institute Periodic donation list documentationCentre for Effective Altruism (CEA) staff describe their donation plans. The donation amounts are not disclosed.

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (8 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 8)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Pineapple Fund250,000.0052018-02-18FIXME
GiveWell Incubation Grants5,944,203.0012017-11Conditional cash transfers Grant for conditional cash transfer program for infant vaccination in North West Nigeria. The grant is the first (and major) tranche of a grant intended to fully support the program till May 2020, for the duration of the randomized controlled trial (RCT). IDinsight will work on the RCT analysis, using other funding from GiveWell, cf. Affected countries: Nigeria; announced: 2018-08-28.
GiveWell Incubation Grants820,000.0022017-04Conditional cash transfers After an exit grant in 2016-11 for conditional cash transfers for maternal health, the new grant is for a new New Incentives program doing conditional cash transfers to create incentives for immunization. Evaluation would probably be in partnership with IDinsight starting 2017-09. Affected countries: Nigeria; announced: 2017-05-05.
GiveWell Incubation Grants368,587.0032016-11Conditional cash transfers Exit grant, indicating end of relationship (and to give recipient time to transition gracefully). No longer a top charity contender. See for all GiveWell content on the organization.
GiveWell Incubation Grants300,000.0042016-03Conditional cash transfers General support grant to New Incentives (that had received a grant previously, NULL, NULL, NULL), in the hope of creating a future top charity. See for all GiveWell content on the organization.
GiveWell Incubation Grants100,000.0062015-03Conditional cash transfers/Potential top charity Grant for general support, with a view to helping scale up a potential top charity. Follows up a grant of the same amount in 2014-01. See for all GiveWell content on the organization.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.0062014-10-07Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDS to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Nigeria by offering cash to HIV-positive pregnant women when they undergo specific preventative measures, and providing incentives to health workers to provide the relevant treatments; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
GiveWell Incubation Grants100,000.0062014-01Conditional cash transfers/Potential top charity First of the incubation grants, made to encourage the creation of new GiveWell top charities. See for all GiveWell content on the organization.