Ben Kuhn donations made (filtered to cause areas matching Global health)

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Facebook username ben.s.kuhn
LinkedIn username benskuhn
Websitehttp://www.benkuhn.net/
Donations URLhttp://www.benkuhn.net/ea/
Twitter usernamebenskuhn
LessWrong usernamebenkuhn
Effective Altruism Hub usernameben-kuhn
GitHub usernamebenkuhn
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)

Donor donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 2 80 140 80 80 80 80 80 80 200 200 200 200 200
Global health 2 80 140 80 80 80 80 80 80 200 200 200 200 200

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 2013
Global health (filter this donor) 2 2 280.00 280.00
Total 2 2 280.00 280.00

Skipping spending graph as there is fewer than one year’s worth of donations.

Donation amounts by subcause area and year

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 2013
Global health/malaria 1 1 200.00 200.00
Global health/deworming 1 1 80.00 80.00
Classified total 2 2 280.00 280.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00
Total 2 2 280.00 280.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2013
Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donor) Global health/malaria FB Tw WP Site GW CN GS TW 200.00 200.00
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (filter this donor) Global health/deworming Tw WP Site GW 80.00 80.00
Total -- -- 280.00 280.00

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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 (4 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
My 2018 donations2019-01-20Ben Kuhn Ben Kuhn Effective Altruism Funds Ben Kuhn donor-advised fund GiveWell GiveWell top charities Ben Kuhn donor-advised fund Effective Altruism Funds Periodic donation list documentationGlobal health and developmentKuhn describes his decision to allocate his donation amount ($70,000, calculated as 50% of his income for the year) between GiveWell, GiveWell top charities, and his own donor-advised fund managed by Fidelity. Kuhn also discusses how he has been out of the loop of the latest developments in effective altruism, which is part of the reason his grants for this year are so boring. However, he is happy with recent management changes and increased grantmaking activity from the Effective Altruism Funds, and they are currently his default choice of where to allocate money from his donor-advised fund in 2019, if he does not find a better donation target. Kuhn also discusses some logistical aspects of his donation, such as: need to make some of his 2018 donations in 2019 and use of the donor-advised fund to channel his donation to GiveWell
Where, why and how I donated in 20172018-02-01Ben Kuhn Ben Kuhn Open Philanthropy Effective Altruism Funds Effective Altruism Grants GiveWell GiveWell top charities EA Giving Group Effective Altruism Funds Periodic donation list documentationGlobal health and developmentKuhn describes his decision to allocate his donation amount ($60,000, calculated as 50% of his income for the year) between GiveWell, GiveWell top charities, and his own donor-advised fund managed by Fidelity. Kuhn also discusses the Open Philanthropy Project, EA Funds, and EA Grants, and the EA Giving Group he donated to the previous year
Where I gave and why in 2016 2017-01-06Ben Kuhn Effective Altruism ForumBen Kuhn EA Giving Group GiveWell GiveDirectly Periodic donation list documentationGlobal health and developmentOriginally posted at http://www.benkuhn.net/giving-2016 and cross-posted to Effective Altruism Forum due to evidence that people like donation write-ups
EAs write about where they give2016-12-09Julia Wise Effective Altruism ForumBlake Borgeson Eva Vivalt Ben Kuhn Alexander Gordon-Brown and Denise Melchin Elizabeth Van Nostrand Machine Intelligence Research Institute Center for Applied Rationality AidGrade Charity Science: Health 80,000 Hours Centre for Effective Altruism Tostan Periodic donation list documentationGlobal health and development, AI riskJulia Wise got submissions from multiple donors about their donation plans and put them together in a single post. The goal was to cover people outside of organizations that publish such posts for their employees

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

Graph of top 10 donees by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DoneeAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 2)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative80.0022013-07-06Global health/deworminghttps://www.benkuhn.net/ea/--
Against Malaria Foundation200.0012013-07-06Global health/malariahttps://www.benkuhn.net/ea/--

Similarity to other donors

The following table uses the Jaccard index and cosine similarity to compare the similarity of donors. We are showing the top 30 donors by the Jaccard index because we show up to 30 donors and show only donors with at least one donee in common.

Donor Number of distinct donees Number of donees in common (intersection) Union size Jaccard similarity Cosine similarity Weighted cosine similarity
Alexander Berger 2 2 2 1.0000 1
Alfredo Parra 2 2 2 1.0000 1 0.9998
Andrew Kokemoor 2 2 2 1.0000 1 0.973
Andrew Martin 2 2 2 1.0000 1
Carol Thomas 2 2 2 1.0000 1 0.935
Håkon Harnes 2 2 2 1.0000 1 0.9965
Holly Elmore 2 2 2 1.0000 1 0.9869
Isabel Arjmand 2 2 2 1.0000 1
Jay Feldman 2 2 2 1.0000 1 0.9821
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise 2 2 2 1.0000 1 0.9481
Jørgen Ljønes 2 2 2 1.0000 1 0.7474
Kyle Lackinger 2 2 2 1.0000 1 0.9656
Larissa Hesketh-Rowe 2 2 2 1.0000 1 0.951
Matthew Dahlhausen 2 2 2 1.0000 1 0.992
Max Carpendale 2 2 2 1.0000 1 0.6459
Michael Peyton Jones 2 2 2 1.0000 1 0.9965
Michael Sesser 2 2 2 1.0000 1 0.7474
Nora Koci 2 2 2 1.0000 1 0.9965
Pablo Stafforini 2 2 2 1.0000 1 0.9027
Per-Erik Milam 2 2 2 1.0000 1 1
peter janicki 2 2 2 1.0000 1 0.9191
Robert Flatow 2 2 2 1.0000 1 0.9842
Saulius Šimčikas 2 2 2 1.0000 1 0.9965
Tom Lucena 2 2 2 1.0000 1 0.9703
Vegard Blindheim 2 2 2 1.0000 1 0.9741
Will Hastings 2 2 2 1.0000 1 0.9785
Adam Nightingale 3 2 3 0.6667 0.8165 0.9725
Catherine Low 3 2 3 0.6667 0.8165 0.9336
Cullen O'Keefe 3 2 3 0.6667 0.8165 0.7505
David Barry 3 2 3 0.6667 0.8165 0.9655