The Soze Agency 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 2 216,500 258,250 216,500 216,500 216,500 216,500 216,500 216,500 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000
Criminal justice reform 2 216,500 258,250 216,500 216,500 216,500 216,500 216,500 216,500 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee The Soze Agency

Donor Total 2018 2016
Open Philanthropy (filter this donee) 516,500.00 300,000.00 216,500.00
Total 516,500.00 300,000.00 216,500.00

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

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
An Open Letter to SOZE and the Open Philanthropy Project: The Right of Return Fellowship and Ethics in Funding2017-04-27Taylar Nuevelle MediumOpen Philanthropy The Soze Agency Third-party case against donationCriminal justice reformThe writer, a contestant for the Right of Return Fellowship, feels that the contest was rigged, and is writing to bring that to the attention of the Open Philanthropy Project, that funded the Soze Agency for this work.

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (2 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 2)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Open Philanthropy300,000.0012018-08Criminal justice reform/formerly incarcerated people Cockburn Discretionary grant to support the Right of Return fellowship program for formerly incarcerated artists. This is a renewal and expansion of the December 2016 grant which The Soze Agency used to support seven artists. Co-founders and previous fellows Jesse Krimes and Russell Craig will continue to provide mentorship and leadership for the new class. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-09-07.
Open Philanthropy216,500.0022016-12Criminal justice reform/formerly incarcerated people Cockburn Grant supports the Returning Citizens Project. Michael Skolnik, CEO, plans to use the grant to coordinate the launch of a formerly incarcerated artist network, with an initial group of five selected artists. Discretionary grant decided by program office Chloe Cockburn. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-02-02.