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 2023. 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.
We do not have any donor information for the donor Anonymous MIRI cryptocurrency donor in our system.
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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||2021||2017|
|AI safety (filter this donor)||2||1||16,599,378.00||15,592,829.00||1,006,549.00|
Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)
Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)
If you hover over a cell for a given subcause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.
For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.
|Subcause area||Number of donations||Number of donees||Total||2021||2017|
Graph of spending by subcause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)
Graph of spending by subcause area and year (cumulative)
|Machine Intelligence Research Institute (filter this donor)||AI safety||FB Tw WP Site CN GS TW||16,599,378.00||15,592,829.00||1,006,549.00|
Graph of spending by donee and year (incremental, not cumulative)
Graph of spending by donee and year (cumulative)
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Graph of top 10 donees by amount, showing the timeframe of donations
|Donee||Amount (current USD)||Amount rank (out of 2)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Notes|
|Machine Intelligence Research Institute||15,592,829.00||1||AI safety||https://intelligence.org/2021/05/13/two-major-donations/||--||Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support
Donor reason for selecting the donee: The blog post announcing the donation says that the donor "previously donated $1.01M in ETH to MIRI in 2017."
Other notes: The blog post announcing the donation says: "Their amazingly generous new donation comes in the form of 3001 MKR, governance tokens used in MakerDAO, a stablecoin project on the Ethereum blockchain. MIRI liquidated the donated MKR for $15,592,829 after receiving it. With this donation, the anonymous donor becomes our largest all-time supporter.". Currency info: donation given as 3,001.00 MKR (conversion done via donee calculation); announced: 2021-05-13.
|Machine Intelligence Research Institute||1,006,549.00||2||AI safety||https://intelligence.org/2017/07/04/updates-to-the-research-team-and-a-major-donation/||--||Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support
Donor reason for selecting the donee: The blog post announcing the donation says that the donor "had donated roughly $50k to our research programs over many years."
Donor retrospective of the donation: A further much larger donation of $15.6 million announced at https://intelligence.org/2021/05/13/two-major-donations/ (2021-05-13) by the same donor suggests continued satisfaction with MIRI.
Other notes: Announced: 2017-07-04.
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