Vipul Naik donations made

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 December 2019. See the about page for more details.

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Facebook username vipulnaik.r
Websitehttps://vipulnaik.com/
Donations URLhttps://vipulnaik.com/donation-history/
Twitter usernamevipulnaik_r
LessWrong usernameVipulNaik
Effective Altruism Forum usernamevipulnaik
Effective Altruism Hub usernamevipul-naik
GitHub usernamevipulnaik
PredictionBook usernamevipulnaik
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?person=Vipul+Naik

Miscellaneous notes: Disclosure: creator of the site

Donation amounts by cause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given cause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

Note: Cause area classification used here may not match that used by donor for all cases.

Cause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2012 2011 2010 2008 2007
Global health (filter this donor) 3 1 8,350.00 0.00 0.00 8,350.00 0.00 0.00
Education (filter this donor) 1 1 7,500.00 0.00 0.00 7,500.00 0.00 0.00
(filter this donor) 7 4 1,365.50 0.00 0.00 660.00 543.00 162.50
Alternate governance (filter this donor) 1 1 520.00 0.00 520.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Cash transfers (filter this donor) 1 1 500.00 500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 13 8 18,235.50 500.00 520.00 16,510.00 543.00 162.50

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Donation amounts by subcause area and year

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For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Subcause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2012 2011 2010
Global health/vaccination 3 1 8,350.00 0.00 0.00 8,350.00
Education/low-cost private education in developing world 1 1 7,500.00 0.00 0.00 7,500.00
Alternate governance/seasteading 1 1 520.00 0.00 520.00 0.00
Cash transfers 1 1 500.00 500.00 0.00 0.00
Classified total 6 4 16,870.00 500.00 520.00 15,850.00
Unclassified total 7 4 1,365.50 0.00 0.00 660.00
Total 13 8 18,235.50 500.00 520.00 16,510.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2012 2011 2010 2008 2007
VillageReach (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 8,350.00 0.00 0.00 8,350.00 0.00 0.00
Undisclosed recipient (filter this donor) 7,500.00 0.00 0.00 7,500.00 0.00 0.00
Children International (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,203.00 0.00 0.00 660.00 543.00 0.00
The Seasteading Institute (filter this donor) 520.00 0.00 520.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
GiveDirectly (filter this donor) Cash transfers FB Tw WP Site GW 500.00 500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Wikimedia Foundation (filter this donor) WP Site 125.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 125.00
Creative Commons (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 25.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25.00
Mozilla Foundation (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 12.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 12.50
Total -- -- 18,235.50 500.00 520.00 16,510.00 543.00 162.50

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Donation amounts by influencer and year

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For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Influencer Number of donations Number of donees Total 2012 2011 2010 2008 2007
GiveWell 4 2 8,850.00 500.00 0.00 8,350.00 0.00 0.00
Donor initiative 2 2 8,020.00 0.00 520.00 7,500.00 0.00 0.00
Street sales 4 1 1,203.00 0.00 0.00 660.00 543.00 0.00
Direct online solicitation 3 3 162.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 162.50
Classified total 13 8 18,235.50 500.00 520.00 16,510.00 543.00 162.50
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 13 8 18,235.50 500.00 520.00 16,510.00 543.00 162.50

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Donation amounts by disclosures and year

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Donation amounts by country and year

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Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (2 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Belief status: off-the-cuff thoughts!2017-01-19Vipul Naik Facebook Machine Intelligence Research Institute Reasoning supplementAI safetyThe post argues that (lack of) academic endorsement of the work done by MIRI should not be an important factor in evaluating MIRI, offering three reasons. Commenters include Rob Bensinger, Research Communications Manager at MIRI
Should you donate to the Wikimedia Foundation?2015-03-28Vipul Naik Effective Altruism Forum Wikimedia Foundation Evaluator review of doneeKnowledge commonsThe post says: "I believe that some of the common arguments people make in favor of the donating to the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF), the non-profit that hosts Wikipedia and a number of its sister sites, are flawed."

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (13 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
GiveDirectly500.002012-12-24Cash transfershttps://vipulnaik.com/donation-history/GiveWell
The Seasteading Institute520.002011-05-31Alternate governance/seasteadinghttps://vipulnaik.com/donation-history/Donor initiative
VillageReach5,100.002010-12-22Global health/vaccinationhttps://vipulnaik.com/donation-history/GiveWell
Undisclosed recipient7,500.002010-09Education/low-cost private education in developing worldhttps://vipulnaik.com/donation-history/Donor initiative
VillageReach2,000.002010-05-22Global health/vaccinationhttps://vipulnaik.com/donation-history/GiveWell
VillageReach1,250.002010-01-16Global health/vaccinationhttps://vipulnaik.com/donation-history/GiveWell
Children International660.002010--https://vipulnaik.com/donation-history/Street sales
Children International--2009--https://vipulnaik.com/donation-history/Street sales Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Children International125.002008--https://vipulnaik.com/donation-history/Street sales
Children International418.002008--https://vipulnaik.com/donation-history/Street sales
Wikimedia Foundation125.002007-12--https://vipulnaik.com/donation-history/Direct online solicitation
Mozilla Foundation12.502007-12--https://vipulnaik.com/donation-history/Direct online solicitation
Creative Commons25.002007-12--https://vipulnaik.com/donation-history/Direct online solicitation

Similarity to other donors

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