Silicon Valley De-Bug 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 3 500,000 373,533 20,600 20,600 20,600 20,600 500,000 500,000 500,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000
Criminal justice reform 1 20,600 20,600 20,600 20,600 20,600 20,600 20,600 20,600 20,600 20,600 20,600 20,600 20,600
Participatory defense 2 500,000 550,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Silicon Valley De-Bug

Donor Total 2018 2016 2015 (filter this donee) 1,100,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 600,000.00
Open Philanthropy (filter this donee) 20,600.00 20,600.00 0.00 0.00
Total 1,120,600.00 20,600.00 500,000.00 600,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (3 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 3)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Open Philanthropy20,600.0032018-01Criminal justice reform/bail reform Cockburn Discretionary grant to support a pilot project exploring a partnership between bail funds and participatory defense, led by Raj Jayadev. Companion grant to the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-03-01.
Google.org500,000.0022016Participatory defense Grant to support the growth of participatory defense as a national practice by equipping 24 participatory defense hubs with devices to enable them to advance their work. Affected countries: United States.
Google.org600,000.0012015Participatory defense Grant to significantly scale Participatory Defense -- a new organizing methodology that empowers people facing charges, their families, and their communities to impact the outcome of cases and change the landscape of power in the criminal justice system. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.