Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative donations made (filtered to cause areas matching Existential risk)

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Facebook username Berkeley-Existential-Risk-Initiative-1875638366085846
Websitehttp://existence.org/
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=Berkeley+Existential+Risk+Initiative

This entity is also a donee.

Donor donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 10 25,000 40,993 4,000 4,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 44,353 50,000 86,580 100,000
Existential risks 4 25,000 38,500 4,000 4,000 4,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
Existential risk 6 25,000 42,656 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 44,353 50,000 50,000 86,580 86,580

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 2019 2018 2017
Existential risk (filter this donor) 6 5 255,933.00 211,580.00 44,353.00 0.00
Existential risks (filter this donor) 4 4 154,000.00 0.00 129,000.00 25,000.00
Total 10 9 409,933.00 211,580.00 173,353.00 25,000.00

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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 2019 2018 2017
Existential risk 6 5 255,933.00 211,580.00 44,353.00 0.00
Existential risks 4 4 154,000.00 0.00 129,000.00 25,000.00
Classified total 10 9 409,933.00 211,580.00 173,353.00 25,000.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 10 9 409,933.00 211,580.00 173,353.00 25,000.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2019 2018 2017
Justin Shovelain (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00
Stefan Schubert (filter this donor) 86,580.00 86,580.00 0.00 0.00
Leverage Research (filter this donor) 75,000.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00
Lucius Caviola (filter this donor) 44,353.00 0.00 44,353.00 0.00
Alliance to Feed the Earth in Disasters (filter this donor) 25,000.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00
Americans for Oxford (filter this donor) 25,000.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00
Global Catastrophic Risk Institute (filter this donor) Global catastrophic risks FB Tw Site 25,000.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00
Institute for Philosophical Research (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00
Effective Altruism Sweden (filter this donor) 4,000.00 0.00 4,000.00 0.00
Total -- -- 409,933.00 211,580.00 173,353.00 25,000.00

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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 donations in reverse chronological order (10 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 10)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Leverage Research50,000.0032019-04-09Existential riskhttp://web.archive.org/web/20190623203105/http://existence.org/grants/--
Americans for Oxford (Earmark: Yarin Gal)25,000.0052019-04-08Existential riskhttp://web.archive.org/web/20190623203105/http://existence.org/grants/--
Alliance to Feed the Earth in Disasters25,000.0052019-03-12Existential riskhttp://web.archive.org/web/20190623203105/http://existence.org/grants/--
Stefan Schubert86,580.0022019-01-24Existential riskhttp://web.archive.org/web/20190623203105/http://existence.org/grants/-- Research on the psychology of existential risk.
Leverage Research25,000.0052019-01-22Existential riskhttp://web.archive.org/web/20190623203105/http://existence.org/grants/-- The grant follows a solicitation of feedback on Leverage ond related orgs http://existence.org/testimonials-ipr-leverage-paradigm/.
Lucius Caviola44,353.0042018-12-27Existential riskhttp://web.archive.org/web/20190623203105/http://existence.org/grants/-- Research on the psychology of existential risk.
Justin Shovelain100,000.0012018-10-24Existential riskshttps://web.archive.org/web/20181107040049/http://existence.org/grants-list/-- “to lead and develop Convergence Analysis, a new group focused on x-risk strategy research”.
Effective Altruism Sweden4,000.00102018-10-18Existential riskshttps://web.archive.org/web/20181107040049/http://existence.org/grants-list/-- “to support Markus Stoor’s project to coordinate two follow-up lunch-to-lunch meetings in Sweden for x-risk-focused individuals”.
Global Catastrophic Risk Institute25,000.0052018-01-24Existential riskshttps://web.archive.org/web/20180731180958/http://existence.org:80/grants https://web.archive.org/web/20180921215949/http://existence.org/organization-grants/-- For general support; grant via Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs.
Institute for Philosophical Research25,000.0052017-12-15Existential riskshttps://web.archive.org/web/20180731180958/http://existence.org:80/grants https://web.archive.org/web/20180921215949/http://existence.org/organization-grants/--

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