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 2023. 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.
|Donation case page||http://www.gfi.org/why|
|Open Philanthropy Project grant review||http://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/good-food-institute-general-support|
|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|
|Open Philanthropy (filter this donee)||16,500,000.00||10,000,000.00||4,000,000.00||0.00||1,500,000.00||1,000,000.00||0.00|
|Michael Dickens (filter this donee)||26,400.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||26,400.00||0.00||0.00|
|Robert Yaman (filter this donee)||21,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||21,000.00||0.00|
|Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donee)||10,000.00||0.00||0.00||10,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Robin Polding (filter this donee)||2,629.16||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,629.16|
|Michael Sesser (filter this donee)||1,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,000.00||0.00|
|Neil Sinhababu (filter this donee)||1,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,000.00||0.00|
|Christopher Bryant (filter this donee)||525.83||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||525.83||0.00|
|JP Addison (filter this donee)||500.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||500.00||0.00|
|Eli Nathan (filter this donee)||131.46||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||131.46||0.00|
|Max Broad (filter this donee)||100.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||100.00||0.00|
|Catherine Low (filter this donee)||74.51||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||74.51||0.00|
|Nicholas Goldowsky-Dill (filter this donee)||35.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||35.00||0.00|
|Grace King (filter this donee)||19.72||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||19.72||0.00|
|Jeremy Le Van (filter this donee)||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Title (URL linked)||Publication date||Author||Publisher||Affected donors||Affected donees||Affected influencers||Document scope||Cause area||Notes|
|2018-19 Donor Lottery Report, pt. 1 (GW, IR)||2020-12-13||Ross Rheingans-Yoo||Effective Altruism Forum||Donor lottery||The Good Food Institute||Single donation documentation||Animal welfare/meat alternatives||The blog post documents the author's allocation of $165,000 of the $500,000 that he won in the 2019-2020 donor lottery, in the form of two grants to The Good Food Institute.|
|Where ACE Staff Are Giving In 2019 and Why||2019-12-26||Erika Alonso||Animal Charity Evaluators||Heather Herrell Erika Alonso Gina Stuessy Jamie Spurgeon Melissa Guzikowski Cash Callaghan Marianne van der Werf||Animal Charity Evaluators Animal Charity Evaluators Recommended Charity Fund Effective Animal Advocacy Fund Farm Sanctuary StrongMinds The Good Food Institute Rethink Priorities The Humane League Wild Animal Initiative Fish Welfare Initiative Aquatic Life Institute Faunalytics Sociedade Vegetariana Brasileira Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations Essere Animali Christopher Sebastian McJetters||Periodic donation list documentation||Animal welfare||Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) staff describe where they donated or plan to donate in 2019. The list differs from the previous year: almost all the donations are in the animal welfare space (with none in the domains of AI safety, other global catastrophic risks, or GiveWell-style global health and development). Donation amounts are not disclosed, likely by policy|
|Announcing our 2019 Charity Recommendations||2019-12-02||Toni Adleberg||Animal Charity Evaluators||Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries Anima International The Good Food Institute The Humane League Compassion in World Farming USA Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations Faunalytics Animals Now Compassion in World Farming International Mercy For Animals The Nonhuman Rights Project||Evaluator consolidated recommendation list||Animal welfare||In this blog post, Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) announces its 2019 end-of-year recommendations. Top charities are Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries, Anima International (a newly formed charity from a merger of two charities including Otwartke Klatki (Open Cages)), The Good Food Institute, and The Humane League. Standout charities include two of general interest: Compassion in World Farming USA and Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations, and one of special interest: Faunalytics. ACE also lists other charities it reviewed in 2019, linking to its comprehensive review for each: Animals Now, Compassion in World Farming International, and The Nonhuman Rights Project. It also suggests to donors to donate to its Recommended Charity Fund, from which it disburses money to its recommended charities every January and July. There is a companion blog post https://animalcharityevaluators.org/blog/comparison-chart-of-our-2019-recommended-charities/ that includes a comparison chart and more details on how to use it to compare charities. Also, the accompanying blog post https://animalcharityevaluators.org/blog/the-process-leading-to-our-2019-recommendations/ goes into more detail on the process leadinig up to the recommendations|
|EA Giving Tuesday Donation Matching Initiative 2018 Retrospective (GW, IR)||2019-01-06||Avi Norowitz||Effective Altruism Forum||Avi Norowitz William Kiely||Against Malaria Foundation Malaria Consortium GiveWell Effective Altruism Funds Alliance to Feed the Earth in Disasters Effective Animal Advocacy Fund The Humane League The Good Food Institute Animal Charity Evaluators Machine Intelligence Research Institute Faunalytics Wild-Aniaml Suffering Research GiveDirectly Center for Applied Rationality Effective Altruism Foundation Cool Earth Schistosomiasis Control Initiative New Harvest Evidence Action Centre for Effective Altruism Animal Equality Compassion in World Farming USA Innovations for Poverty Action Global Catastrophic Risk Institute Future of Life Institute Animal Charity Evaluators Recommended Charity Fund Sightsavers The Life You Can Save One Step for Animals Helen Keller International 80,000 Hours Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Vegan Outreach Encompass Iodine Global Network Otwarte Klatki Charity Science Mercy For Animals Coalition for Rainforest Nations Fistula Foundation Sentience Institute Better Eating International Forethought Foundation for Global Priorities Research Raising for Effective Giving Clean Air Task Force The END Fund||Miscellaneous commentary||The blog post describes an effort by a number of donors coordinated at https://2018.eagivingtuesday.org/donations to donate through Facebook right after the start of donation matching on Giving Tuesday. Based on timestamps of donations and matches, donations were matched till 14 seconds after the start of matching. Despite the very short time window of matching, the post estimates that $469,000 (65%) of the donations made were matched|
|Where ACE Staff Are Giving In 2018 and Why||2018-12-21||Erika Alonso||Animal Charity Evaluators||Sofia Davis-Fogel Toni Adleberg Erika Alonso Gina Stuessy Kathryn Asher Jamie Spurgeon Trent Grassian Melissa Guzikowski||Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries Otwarte Klatki Animal Equality Encompass Sinergia Animal Mercy For Animals Compassion in World Farming USA The Humane League L214 International Rescue Committee New York Public Library Give Power Animal Charity Evaluators Recommended Charity Fund The Good Food Institute Effective Animal Advocacy Fund StrongMinds Global Catastrophic Risk Institute New Harvest We Animals Against Malaria Foundation GiveWell top charities Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies Beckley Foundation Christopher Sebastian Animal Aid GiveDirectly||Periodic donation list documentation||Animal welfare|Global catastrophic risks|Global health and development||Continuing an annual tradition started in 2016, Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) staff describe where they donated or plan to donate in 2018. Unlike 2017, there is no mention of the Effective Altruism Funds, with most funds-style donations going to the ACE-run Recommended Charity Fund and Effective Animal Advocacy Fund. Donation amounts are not disclosed, likely by policy|
|Announcing Our 2018 Charity Recommendations||2018-11-26||Toni Adleberg||Animal Charity Evaluators||Animal Equality The Good Food Institute The Humane League Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries ProVeg Sinergia Animal Sociedade Vegetariana Brasileira Otwarte Klatki Compassion in World Farming The Nonhuman Rights Project L214 Faunalytics Cellular Agriculture Society The Humane Society of the United States The Save Movement Animal Charity Evaluators Recommended Charity Fund||Evaluator consolidated recommendation list||Animal welfare||The blog post, published a day before Giving Tuesday, lists the top and standout charities, as well as lists updated reviews of other charities that did not make it to the top or standout charity list. It ends by plugging the ACE Recommended Charity Fund, which disburses funds twice a year. There is an accompanying blog post https://animalcharityevaluators.org/blog/comparison-of-our-2018-recommended-charities/ that links to a comparison chart and provides more explanation of how to compare top charities. Also accompanying it is the blog post https://animalcharityevaluators.org/blog/the-process-leading-to-our-2018-recommendations/ that provides more insight into the process leading up to ther choice of recommendations|
|Updates on our Top Charities’ Room for Funding||2018-07-23||Kieran Grieg||Animal Charity Evaluators||Animal Equality The Good Food Institute The Humane League||Evaluator update on donee||Animal welfare||Animal Charity Evaluator confirms that its 2017 end-of-year top charities still have sufficient room for funding and so it is not advising donors to stop funding these charities. Its estimates are based on reports from the charities of the amount of money they raised till the end of May, as well as known grant commitments from the Open Philanthropy Project|
|Thinking behind 2017 donations to reduce animal use||2017-12-31||Jason Ketola||New Harvest The Good Food Institute Plant Based Foods Association Wild-Animal Suffering Research||Single donation documentation||Animal welfare||The document describes recent developments with The Good Food Institute, New Harvest, and other organizations, and why the author decided to donate to New Harvest|
|Where the ACE Staff Members Are Giving in 2017 and Why||2017-12-26||Allison Smith||Animal Charity Evaluators||Jon Bockman Allison Smith Toni Adleberg Sofia Davis-Fogel Kieran Greig Jamie Spurgeon Erika Alonso Eric Herboso Gina Stuessy||Animal Charity Evaluators The Good Food Institute Vegan Outreach A Well-Fed World Better Eating International Encompass Direct Action Everywhere Animal Charity Evaluators Recommended Charity Fund Against Malaria Foundation Animal equality The Nonhuman Rights Project AnimaNaturalis Internacional The Humane League GiveDirectly Food Empowerment Project Mercy For Animals New Harvest StrongMinds Centre for Effective Altruism Effective Altruism Funds Machine Intelligence Research Institute Donor lottery Sentience Institute Wild-Animal Suffering Research||Periodic donation list documentation||Animal welfare|AI safety|Global health and development|Effective altruism||Continuing an annual tradition started in 2016, Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) staff describe where they donated or plan to donate in 2017. Donation amounts are not disclosed, likely by policy|
|Staff Members’ Personal Donations for Giving Season 2017||2017-12-18||Holden Karnofsky||Open Philanthropy||Holden Karnofsky Alexander Berger Nick Beckstead Helen Toner Claire Zabel Lewis Bollard Ajeya Cotra Morgan Davis Michael Levine||GiveWell top charities GiveWell GiveDirectly EA Giving Group Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Effective Altruism Funds Sentience Institute Encompass The Humane League The Good Food Institute Mercy For Animals Compassion in World Farming USA Animal Equality Donor lottery Against Malaria Foundation GiveDirectly||Periodic donation list documentation||Open Philanthropy Project staff members describe where they are donating this year, and the considerations that went into the donation decision. By policy, amounts are not disclosed. This is the first standalone blog post of this sort by the Open Philanthropy Project; in previous years, the corresponding donations were documented in the GiveWell staff members donation post.|
|Updated Charity Recommendations: December 2017||2017-11-27||Jon Bockman||Animal Charity Evaluators||Animal Equality The Good Food Institute The Humane League Faunalytics Vegan Outreach ProVeg Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries Compassion in World Farming USA The Humane Society of the United States L214 Nonhuman Rights Project Otwarte Klatki||Evaluator consolidated recommendation list||Animal welfare||Animal Charity Evaluators publishes its top charity and standout charity recommendations for year-end 2017. Top charities are Animal Equality, The Good Food Institute, and The Humane League. Standout charities of general interest are Compassion in World Farming USA, L214, and Otwarte Klatki. Standout charities of special interest are Faunalytics and Nonhuman Rights Project|
|How to end animal agriculture as soon as possible||2017-09-27||Robert Wiblin Lewis Bollard||80,000 Hours||Open Philanthropy||Mercy For Animals Compassion in World Farming The Humane League The Humane Society of the United States Humane Society International The Good Food Institute Animal Equality Animal Charity Evaluators||Broad donor strategy||Animal welfare/factory farming||Podcast with interview of Lewis Bollard (Farm Animal Welfare Program Officer at the Open Philanthropy Project) by Robert Wiblin of 80000 Hours, along with transcript. The podcast covers the strategy of the Open Philanthropy Project. 80000 Hours is an Open Philanthropy Project grant recipient and Wiblin was also on the board of Animal Charity Evaluators, an animal welfare-focused grant recipient that is discussed in the podcast.|
|Should EAs think twice before donating to GFI? (GW, IR)||2017-08-31||Kevin Watkinson||Effective Altruism Forum||Open Philanthropy||The Good Food Institute||Third-party case against donation||Animal welfare||The post argues against donations to The Good Food Institute, noting its limited track record as well as the huge amount of funding it is already receiving from the Open Philanthropy Project. This post is made shortly after an exchange between the post author (Kevin Watkinson) and Holden Karnofsky of the Open Philanthropy Project in http://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/march-2017-open-thread?page=1#comment-305 (the open thread of the Open Philanthropy Project). The post also critiques Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) for a positive assessment of GFI, and comments include a response from an ACE employee and an ACE board member (neither in an official capacity)|
|Updates on selected recommended charities’ room for more funding||2017-06-14||Toni Adleberg||Animal Charity Evaluators||The Good Food Institute Mercy For Animals The Humane League Animal Equality||Evaluator consolidated recommendation list||Animal welfare||Animal Charity Evaluators reports results of a check-in with all its 2016 top charities and one standout charity (Animal Equality) that had previously been a top charity. It verifies that all of them still have room for more funding, therefore continues to recommend them|
|Modelling the Good Food Institute||2017-04-18||Dominik Peters||Oxford Prioritisation Project||Oxford Prioritisation Project||The Good Food Institute||Evaluator review of donee||Animal welfare/meat alternatives||The summary says: "We have attempted to build a quantitative model to estimate the impact of the Good Food Institute (GFI). We have found this exceptionally difficult due to the diversity of GFI’s activities and the particularly unclear counterfactuals. In this post, I explain some of the modelling approaches we tried, and why we are not satisfied with them."|
|Final decision: Version 0||2017-03-01||Tom Sittler||Oxford Prioritisation Project||Oxford Prioritisation Project||Against Malaria Foundation Machine Intelligence Research Institute The Good Food Institute StrongMinds||Reasoning supplement||Version 0 of a decision process for what charity to grant 10,000 UK pouds to. Result was a tie between Machine Intelligence Research Institute and StrongMinds. See http://effective-altruism.com/ea/187/oxford_prioritisation_project_version_0/ for a cross-post with comments|
|Where the ACE Staff Members are Giving in 2016 and Why||2016-12-23||Leah Edgerton||Animal Charity Evaluators||Allison Smith Jacy Reese Toni Adleberg Gina Stuessy Kieran Grieg Eric Herboso Erika Alonso||Animal Charity Evaluators Animal Equality Vegan Outreach Act Asia Faunalytics Farm Animal Rights Movement Sentience Politics Direct Action Everywhere The Humane League The Good Food Institute Collectively Free Planned Parenthood Future of Life Institute Future of Humanity Institute GiveDirectly Machine Intelligence Research Institute The Humane Society of the United States Farm Sanctuary StrongMinds||Periodic donation list documentation||Animal welfare|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks||Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) staff describe where they donated or plan to donate in 2016. Donation amounts are not disclosed, likely by policy|
|Our recommendations of The Good Food Institute and New Harvest||2016-12-21||Allison Smith||Animal Charity Evaluators||The Good Food Institute New Harvest||Reasoning supplement||Animal welfare||Animal Charity Evaluators gives more of its reasoning on why it gave top charity status to the relatively new organization The Good Food Institute (GFI) while keeping the similar but more long-standing organization, New Harvest, in standout charity status|
|Responses to common critiques||2016-12-21||Jon Bockman||Animal Charity Evaluators||Animal Charity Evaluators Animal Equality The Good Food Institute New Harvest The Humane League Mercy For Animals||Evaluator retrospective||Animal welfare||This post is written in response to criticism of Animal Charity Evaluators, largely criticism that came in as part of and after Harrison Nathan's post https://medium.com/@harrisonnathan/the-actual-number-is-almost-surely-higher-92c908f36517 Bockman agrees that the leafleting report is inaccurate and of low quality, and says that ACE was focused this year on new research and not on updating the outdated reports. He also explains the position taken by ACE on cost-effectiveness, the lack of diversity in recommendations, and concerns about diverting resources from other groups|
|The Actual Number is Almost Surely Higher: An Evaluation of Effective Animal Activism||2016-12-09||Harrison Nathan||Animal Charity Evaluators The Humane League Mercy For Animals Vegan Outreach The Good Food Institute The Humane Society of the United States Faunalytics||Review of current state of cause area||Animal welfare||Harrison Nathan is critical of Animal Charity Evaluators and their top charities, in particular, the way the organizations justify their programs. He calls their approach pseudoscientific, and also believes the effective altruist movement has blind spots and is easily co-opted by industry, not sensitive on matters related to wild-animal suffering, and has too many conflicts of interest|
|Staff members’ personal donations for giving season 2016||2016-12-09||Natalie Crispin||GiveWell||Elie Hassenfeld Holden Karnofsky Natalie Crispin Alexander Berger Timothy Telleen-Lawton Josh Rosenberg Rebecca Raible Helen Toner Sophie Monahan Laura Muñoz Catherine Hollander Andrew Martin Lewis Bollard Chelsea Tabart Sarah Ward Chris Somerville Ajeya Cotra Chris Smith Isabel Arjmand||A political campaign GiveWell top charities International Genetically Engineered Machine Foundation UPMC Center for Health Security Donor lottery EA Giving Group GiveDirectly Center for Applied Rationality Malaria Consortium Animal Charity Evaluators Northwest Health Law Advocates StrongMinds Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative The Humane Society of the United States The Humane League Mercy For Animals Humane Society International Compassion in World Farming USA The Good Food Institute Citizens for Farm Animal Protection The END Fund Causa Justa Planned Parenthood International Refugee Assistance Project||Periodic donation list documentation||GiveWell and Open Philanthropy Project staff describe their annual donation plans for 2016. Some of these are tentative and get superseded by further events. Also, not all employees are present in the document (participation is optional). Amounts donated are not included, per a decision by GiveWell|
|Updated Recommendations: December 2016||2016-11-28||Jon Bockman||Animal Charity Evaluators||Mercy For Animals The Humane League The Good Food Institute VEBU Animal Equality The Humane Society of the United States Vegan Outreach Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries||Evaluator consolidated recommendation list||Animal welfare||Mercy For Animals and The Humane League remain top charities, and The Good Food Institute added to the list; Animal Equality moved from top charity to standout charity; VEBU added to standout charities|
|THE GOOD FOOD INSTITUTE. Archived Version: November, 2016||2016-11-01||Animal Charity Evaluators||The Good Food Institute||Evaluator review of donee||Animal welfare||Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) publishes its first detailed review of The Good Food Institute (GFI). Previously, the then-nascent GFI was mentioned in an ACE review of Mercy For Animals in December 2015 https://animalcharityevaluators.org/charity-review/mercy-for-animals/2015-dec/ Given that GFI has been around since only February 2016, both the strengths and weaknesses are speculative. The strengths hinge around the promise of the domain that GFI is working on, as well as its leadership and strategic vision. The weaknesses center around the short track record and the expected long timeframe needed to achieve the ambitious goal of animal-free alternatives|
|Where I Am Donating in 2016||2016-11-01||Michael Dickens||Effective Altruism Forum||Michael Dickens||Animal Charity Evaluators The Good Food Institute Mercy For Animals Raising for Effective Giving||Single donation documentation||Animal welfare, AI risk||Dickens described his evaluation of each of the four finalists and the reasoning behind his (tentatively) final decision to give to The Good Food Institute|
|MERCY FOR ANIMALS. Archived Version: December, 2015||2015-12-01||Animal Charity Evaluators||Mercy For Animals The Good Food Institute||Evaluator review of donee||Animal welfare||Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) publishes an updated review of MFA. The review includes a caveat stating lower confidence about the marginal value of additional donations, in particular the parts spent on "easily expanded" activities like online ads. Room for more funding estimates are also updated, with an estimate of $300,000 for usable funding. The review also talks about the possible launch of The Good Food Institute using some of this funding|
Graph of top 10 donors by amount, showing the timeframe of donations
|Donor||Amount (current USD)||Amount rank (out of 18)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Notes|
|Open Philanthropy||10,000,000.00||1||Animal welfare/meat alternatives/plant-based meat||https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/good-food-institute-general-support-2021||Lewis Bollard Amanda Hungerford||Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support
Intended use of funds: Grant "for general support, including its work promoting plant-based alternatives to animal products."
Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "Our Farm Animal Welfare team has been particularly impressed with GFI’s public policy work relating to plant-based products."
Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The grant is made is made right after the end of the two-year timeframe of the previous grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/good-food-institute-international-work (2019-12).
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24
|Open Philanthropy||4,000,000.00||2||Animal welfare/meat alternatives||https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/good-food-institute-international-work||Amanda Hungerford||Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses
Intended use of funds: Grant "to support its international work. GFI promotes alternatives to animal products. This funding will support GFI’s international expansion of its mission to create a sustainable, healthy, and just global food system."
Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says the funding is "to create a sustainable, healthy, and just global food system."
Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 24.
|Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund||10,000.00||7||Animal welfare/meat alternatives||https://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/3tRg1Hfwu46EQ8mskEGUOE||Lewis Bollard||Bollard impressed with long-term goals of the grantee which he considers promising. Not recommending more because he expects that most of the funding gap will be filled. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 6.67%.|
|Jeremy Le Van||--||--||Animal welfare/meat alternatives/climate change mitigation||https://staging.founderspledge.com/news/is-silicon-valley-solving-the-problems-that-really-matter-jeremy-le-van||--||As the blog post explains, the donor is trying to solve the problem of climate change. He is donating in two ways: first, a systemic approach, and second, a mitigation-focused approach. The Good Food Institute, which is working on meat alternatives, is the chosen charity for the systemic approach.|
|Open Philanthropy||1,500,000.00||3||Animal welfare/meat alternatives||https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/good-food-institute-general-support-2017||Lewis Bollard||Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support
Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "Our Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare, Lewis Bollard, considers GFI to be the leading nonprofit promoting alternatives to industrial farmed animal products and has been particularly impressed with its strategic support (for example, providing branding guidance, facilitating venture capital connections, conducting market research, and consulting on media rollout plans) for early-stage companies producing plant-based products, such as Good Dot and Good Catch. GFI has also achieved growing influence as a think tank and resource provider. GFI expects to use much of this new funding for programmatic expansion by hiring new staff."
Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The timing of the grant is about a year after the previous grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/good-food-institute-general-support and roughly around the timeframe when that grant funding is about to run out.
Donor retrospective of the donation: The followup grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/good-food-institute-international-work suggests continued satisfaction with the grantee.
Other notes: Announced: 2018-01-05.
|Michael Dickens||26,400.00||5||Animal welfare/meat alternatives||http://mdickens.me/donations/||--||See http://mdickens.me/2016/10/31/where_i_am_donating_in_2016/ for a full explanation of the reasons for donation. Note that the donation was for 2016 but was made in 2017 for personal finance and tax reasons. Employer match: Affirm Inc matched 20,000.00; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.|
|Neil Sinhababu||1,000.00||9||Animal welfare/Meat alternatives||http://neilsinhababu.blogspot.com/2016/12/2016-utilitarian-financial-activity.html||--||Hasten the era of clean meat, see blog post for more.|
|Open Philanthropy||1,000,000.00||4||Animal welfare/meat alternatives||https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/good-food-institute-general-support||Lewis Bollard||Donation process: The Good Food Institute submitted three proposals: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/Good_Food_Institute/GFI_Corporate_Engagement_Proposal_9-9-16.pdf (corporate engagement), https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/Good_Food_Institute/GFI_Innovation_Proposal_9-9-16.pdf (innovation), and https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/Good_Food_Institute/GFI_Science_%26_Tech_Proposal_9-9-16.pdf (science and technology).
Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support
Intended use of funds: The grant page says: "The Good Food Institute plans to use this grant to expand its work promoting alternatives to animal products. It may also hire additional staff and create an operating reserve." It also links to three proposals: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/Good_Food_Institute/GFI_Corporate_Engagement_Proposal_9-9-16.pdf (corporate engagement), https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/Good_Food_Institute/GFI_Innovation_Proposal_9-9-16.pdf (innovation), and https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/Good_Food_Institute/GFI_Science_%26_Tech_Proposal_9-9-16.pdf (science and technology).
Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The grant proposals include requests for the following amounts annually: $210,000 for corporate engagement, $200,000 for innovation, and $325,000 for science and technology. The total amount of $1,000,000 covers expenses for about 1.5 years at these rates.
Donor retrospective of the donation: Followup grants https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/good-food-institute-general-support-2017 and https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/good-food-institute-international-work suggest continued satisfaction with the grantee.
Other notes: Announced: 2016-10-25.
|Christopher Bryant||525.83||11||Animal welfare/meat alternatives||https://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/||--||Currency info: donation given as 400.00 GBP (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).|
|Eli Nathan||131.46||13||Animal welfare/meat alternatives||https://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/||--||Currency info: donation given as 100.00 GBP (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).|
|Nicholas Goldowsky-Dill||35.00||16||Animal welfare/meat alternatives||https://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/||--||Currency info: donation given as 35.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).|
|JP Addison||500.00||12||Animal welfare/meat alternatives||https://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/||--||Currency info: donation given as 500.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).|
|Grace King||19.72||17||Animal welfare/meat alternatives||https://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/||--||Currency info: donation given as 15.00 GBP (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).|
|Robert Yaman||21,000.00||6||Animal welfare/meat alternatives||https://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/||--||Currency info: donation given as 21,000.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Peter Hurford).|
|Catherine Low||74.51||15||Animal welfare/meat alternatives||https://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/||--||Currency info: donation given as 100.00 NZD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).|
|Max Broad||100.00||14||Animal welfare/meat alternatives||https://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/||--||Currency info: donation given as 100.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).|
|Michael Sesser||1,000.00||9||Animal welfare/meat alternatives||https://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/||--||Currency info: donation given as 1,000.00 USD (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).|
|Robin Polding||2,629.16||8||Animal welfare/meat alternatives||https://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/||--||Currency info: donation given as 2,000.00 GBP (conversion done on 2017-08-05 via Fixer.io).|