Anonymous 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. Also of interest: pageview data on analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Basic donor information

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Donation amounts by cause area and year

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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 2018 2017
AI safety (filter this donor) 2 2 139,000.00 39,000.00 100,000.00
(filter this donor) 4 1 14,763.22 4,000.00 10,763.22
Total 6 3 153,763.22 43,000.00 110,763.22

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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 2018 2017
AI safety 2 2 139,000.00 39,000.00 100,000.00
Classified total 2 2 139,000.00 39,000.00 100,000.00
Unclassified total 4 1 14,763.22 4,000.00 10,763.22
Total 6 3 153,763.22 43,000.00 110,763.22

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2018 2017
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative (filter this donor) AI safety/other global catastrophic risks Site TW 100,000.00 0.00 100,000.00
AI Impacts (filter this donor) AI safety Site 39,000.00 39,000.00 0.00
Donor lottery (filter this donor) 14,763.22 4,000.00 10,763.22
Total -- -- 153,763.22 43,000.00 110,763.22

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Donation amounts by influencer and year

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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 (1 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Occasional update July 5 20182018-07-05Katja Grace AI ImpactsOpen Philanthropy Project Anonymous AI Impacts Donee periodic updateAI safetyKatja Grace gives an update on the situation with AI Impacts, including recent funding received, personnel changes, and recent publicity.In particular, a $100,000 donation from the Open Philanthropy Project and a $39,000 anonymous donation are mentioned, and team members Tegan McCaslin, Justis Mills, consultant Carl Shulman, and departing member Michael Wulfsohn are mentioned

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (6 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
AI Impacts39,000.002018-07-05AI safetyhttps://aiimpacts.org/occasional-update-july-5-2018/-- To support several projects from AI Impacts’s list of promising research projects https://aiimpacts.org/promising-research-projects/.
Donor lottery4,000.002018-01-05--https://app.effectivealtruism.org/lotteries/31553453298138-- Block 2, [126,176,152,931–170,156,618,041]. See https://app.effectivealtruism.org/lotteries for general background; see http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1ip/announcing_the_2017_donor_lottery/ for the blog post announcing this lottery.
Donor lottery10,000.002017-12-30--https://app.effectivealtruism.org/lotteries/31553453298138-- Block 1, [589,142,066,230–699,093,229,006]. See https://app.effectivealtruism.org/lotteries for general background; see http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1ip/announcing_the_2017_donor_lottery/ for the blog post announcing this lottery.
Donor lottery684.302017-12-22--https://app.effectivealtruism.org/lotteries/31553453298138-- Block 1, [445,043,778,902–452,567,736,969]. See https://app.effectivealtruism.org/lotteries for general background; see http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1ip/announcing_the_2017_donor_lottery/ for the blog post announcing this lottery.
Donor lottery78.922017-12-21--https://app.effectivealtruism.org/lotteries/31553453298138-- Block 1, [347,181,479,566–348,049,214,141]. See https://app.effectivealtruism.org/lotteries for general background; see http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1ip/announcing_the_2017_donor_lottery/ for the blog post announcing this lottery.
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative100,000.002017-12AI safetyhttp://existence.org/2018/01/11/activity-update-december-2017.html--

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