Theiss Research donations received

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Basic donee information

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Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 12 77,222 95,582 20,000 50,000 55,918 68,082 75,000 77,222 106,538 120,843 124,790 150,000 198,846
AI safety 3 50,000 56,583 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 99,750 99,750 99,750 99,750
FIXME 6 77,222 97,587 55,918 55,918 75,000 75,000 77,222 77,222 106,538 120,843 120,843 150,000 150,000
Natural Sciences 2 68,082 96,436 68,082 68,082 68,082 68,082 68,082 68,082 124,790 124,790 124,790 124,790 124,790
Philosophy and Theology 1 198,846 198,846 198,846 198,846 198,846 198,846 198,846 198,846 198,846 198,846 198,846 198,846 198,846

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Theiss Research

Donor Total 2018 2015 2013 2012 2011 2008
Foundational Questions Institute (filter this donee) 585,521.00 75,000.00 150,000.00 227,381.00 0.00 0.00 133,140.00
John Templeton Foundation (filter this donee) 391,718.00 0.00 198,846.00 0.00 124,790.00 68,082.00 0.00
Future of Life Institute (filter this donee) 119,750.00 0.00 119,750.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative (filter this donee) 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 1,146,989.00 125,000.00 468,596.00 227,381.00 124,790.00 68,082.00 133,140.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (12 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 12)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative50,000.00112018-07-12AI safety Intended to support Carrick Flynn’s research with Allan DaFoe at the Future of Humanity Institute. Announced at
Foundational Questions Institute75,000.0082018FIXME Project title: Quantum Darwinism and Agents.
Future of Life Institute99,750.0062015-09-01AI safety A project grant. Project title: Long Ouyang.
Future of Life Institute20,000.00122015-09-01AI safety A project grant. Project title: Kaj Sotala.
John Templeton Foundation198,846.0012015Philosophy and Theology For project A modal interpretation for the quantum ontology; Project leaders: Olimpia Lombardi,Sebastian Fortin. Affected regions: South America; affected countries: FIXME.
Foundational Questions Institute150,000.0022015FIXME Project title: Events, Irreversibility, and the Objective Past of a Quantum Universe.
Foundational Questions Institute106,538.0052013FIXME Project title: Black Hole Information, Microstates and Singularities.
Foundational Questions Institute120,843.0042013FIXME Project title: The nature of information for an informational reformulation of the modal-Hamiltonian interpretation of quantum mechanics.
John Templeton Foundation124,790.0032012Natural Sciences For project Foundational Investigations into the Infinite/Finite in Mathematics; Project leaders: Harvey Friedman. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
John Templeton Foundation68,082.0092011Natural Sciences For project Undecidability in a mathematical universe; Project leaders: Max Tegmark. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
Foundational Questions Institute55,918.00102008FIXME Project title: Classical and Quantum Gravity Without Constraints.
Foundational Questions Institute77,222.0072008FIXME Project title: E8 Theory.