The Ordinary People Society 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 4 125,000 188,750 50,000 50,000 50,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 280,000 280,000 300,000 300,000 300,000
Criminal justice reform 4 125,000 188,750 50,000 50,000 50,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 280,000 280,000 300,000 300,000 300,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee The Ordinary People Society

Donor Total 2017 2016
Open Philanthropy (filter this donee) 755,000.00 280,000.00 475,000.00
Total 755,000.00 280,000.00 475,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (4 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 4)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Open Philanthropy280,000.0022017-12Criminal justice reform Cockburn Discretionary grant renews (2016 grant) and is for general support. See also (a related grant). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Alabama|Georgia|Florida|Tennessee; announced: 2018-02-15.
Open Philanthropy300,000.0012016-12Criminal justice reform/formerly incarcerated people Cockburn Grant supports the Prodigal Child Project, which organizes pastors in the Southern U.S. in support of prisoners, former prisoners, their families, and communities, as part of larger campaigns to raise public awareness and reduce incarceration. The work is led by Pastor Kenneth Glasgow, a formerly incarcerated person who has long worked for reforms in Alabama and surrounding states. This grant would allow Pastor Glasgow to begin building up the infrastructure of his organization. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Alabama|Mississippi|Florida|Georgia; announced: 2017-02-02.
Open Philanthropy125,000.0032016-07Criminal justice reform Cockburn Grant was support Pastor Kenneth Glasgow in launching the Prodigal Child Project, which will train and organize pastors in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, and Georgia as advocates for reducing incarceration. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Alabama|Mississippi|Florida|Georgia; announced: 2016-09-09.
Open Philanthropy50,000.0042016-03Criminal justice reform Cockburn Grant to support work on criminal justice reform only. Discretionary grant (called a "no-process" grant at the time) decided by program officer Chloe Cockburn. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-03-15.