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 2022. 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.
|Affiliated organizations (current or former; restricted to potential donees or others relevant to donation decisions)||GiveWell|
|Effective Altruism Forum username||BenHoffman|
|Effective Altruism Hub username||ben-hoffman|
|Data entry method on Donations List Website||Manual (no scripts used)|
|Cause area||Count||Median||Mean||Minimum||10th percentile||20th percentile||30th percentile||40th percentile||50th percentile||60th percentile||70th percentile||80th percentile||90th percentile||Maximum|
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||2017||2016||2015||2014||2012|
|AI safety (filter this donor)||3||1||12,332.00||100.00||0.00||3.00||12,229.00||0.00|
|Life sciences (filter this donor)||1||1||1,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,000.00|
|(filter this donor)||1||1||100.00||0.00||100.00||0.00||0.00||0.00|
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||2017||2015||2014||2012|
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||12,332.00||100.00||0.00||3.00||12,229.00||0.00|
|Brain Preservation Foundation (filter this donor)||1,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,000.00|
|Donor lottery (filter this donor)||100.00||0.00||100.00||0.00||0.00||0.00|
Graph of spending by donee and year (incremental, not cumulative)
Graph of spending by donee and year (cumulative)
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|Title (URL linked)||Publication date||Author||Publisher||Affected donors||Affected donees||Document scope||Cause area||Notes|
|Why I am no longer supporting REACH||2018-11-15||Benjamin Hoffman||Compass Rose||Berkeley REACH||Third-party case against donation||Rationality community||Hoffman gives an update to his previous post (which was in support of REACH). Hoffman accuses REACH of banning a close friend of his without detailing the conduct that resulted in the ban or the evidence for the ban. REACH founder Sarah Spikes responds in comments.|
|Humans need places (GW, IR)||2018-04-19||Benjamin Hoffman||LessWrong||Berkeley REACH||Third-party case for donation||Rationality community||Hoffman brings up REACH in the context of one of his older posts, “Why I am not a Quaker (even though it often seems as though I should be)”, and presents a case for funding REACH.|
|Claim explainer: donor lotteries and returns to scale (GW, IR)||2016-12-30||Benjamin Hoffman||LessWrong||Donor lottery||Miscellaneous commentary||Hoffman explains donor lotteries, explaining both the "selfish" and "greater good" reasons for entering donor lotteries|
|Donor lotteries: demonstration and FAQ (GW, IR)||2016-12-07||Carl Shulman||Effective Altruism Forum||Timothy Telleen-Lawton Gregory Lewis Ajeya Cotra Rohin Shah Helen Toner Nicole Ross Howie Lempel Rebecca Raible Pablo Stafforini Aaron Gertler Brayden McLean Benjamin Hoffman Catherine Olsson Eric Herboso Ian David Moss Glenn Willen Jacob Steinhardt Brandon Reinhart||Donor lottery||Donee donation case||Carl Shulman announces a donor lottery coordinated/sponsored by Paul Christiano, and provides a FAQ discussing questions people might have for participating in the lottery|
|CFAR - Second Impression and a Bleg||2013-12-26||Benjamin Hoffman||Center for Applied Rationality||Evaluator review of donee||Rationality improvement||Review of CFAR along with suggestion that people donate to it for its fundraiser. Also links to official CFAR funding ask https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/JjGs6mDZxeCWkg3ii/why-cfar (GW, IR) (published after original version of post was published|
|A First Impression Review of the CFAR NY Workshop||2013-11-04||Benjamin Hoffman||Center for Applied Rationality||Evaluator review of donee||Rationality improvement||Initial impressions of CFAR workshop. See http://benjaminrosshoffman.com/cfar-second-thoughts-and-a-bleg/ for updated thoughts|
Graph of top 10 donees by amount, showing the timeframe of donations
|Donee||Amount (current USD)||Amount rank (out of 5)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Notes|
|Machine Intelligence Research Institute||100.00||3||AI safety||https://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/||--|
|Machine Intelligence Research Institute||3.00||5||AI safety||https://web.archive.org/web/20150507195856/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php||--|
|Machine Intelligence Research Institute||12,229.00||1||AI safety||http://archive.today/2014.10.10-021359/http://intelligence.org/topdonors/||--|
|Brain Preservation Foundation||1,000.00||2||Life sciences||https://archive.is/2018.04.06-190728/http://www.brainpreservation.org/donors/||--||Donation given specifically to the Evaluation Fund.|
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