Sightline Institute 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 December 2019. 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 2 350,000 375,000 350,000 350,000 350,000 350,000 350,000 350,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000
Land use reform 2 350,000 375,000 350,000 350,000 350,000 350,000 350,000 350,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Sightline Institute

Donor Total 2017 2015
Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donee) 750,000.00 350,000.00 400,000.00
Total 750,000.00 350,000.00 400,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (2 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 2)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Open Philanthropy Project350,000.0022017-10Land use reform Berger Grant supports work on housing and urban development. The grant renews a 2015-10 grant for a similar purpose, but focused on Seattle. Grantee intends to use this funding to continue promoting the Housing Affordability and Livability Advisory Committee’s (HALA) land use reform agenda in Seattle, and to promote similar reforms nationally by disseminating lessons learned from the Seattle initiative. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-11-14.
Open Philanthropy Project400,000.0012015-10Land use reform Grant distribution over two years. Grant would support Sightline’s work to promote a package of land use reforms in Seattle that combines increases in market rate and below market rate housing. Followup conversation with Alan Durning of grantee organization at on 2016-07-05. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Washington; affected cities: Seattle; announced: 2016-02-03.