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 2018. See the about page for more details.
|Effective Altruism Hub username||blakeborgeson|
|Data entry method on Donations List Website||Manual (no scripts used)|
|AI Watch page||https://aiwatch.issarice.com/?person=Blake+Borgeson|
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||2018||2016||2015|
|AI safety (filter this donor)||3||1||350,470.00||10.00||300,000.00||50,460.00|
|(filter this donor)||1||1||90,000.00||0.00||90,000.00||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||2018||2016||2015|
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||350,470.00||10.00||300,000.00||50,460.00|
|Center for Applied Rationality (filter this donor)||Rationality||FB Tw WP Site TW||90,000.00||0.00||90,000.00||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|
|EAs write about where they give||2016-12-09||Julia Wise||Effective Altruism Forum||Blake 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 documentation||Global health and global poverty, AI risk||Julia 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|
|Donee||Amount (current USD)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Notes|
|Machine Intelligence Research Institute||10.00||AI safety||https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/||--|
|Machine Intelligence Research Institute||300,000.00||AI safety||https://intelligence.org/2016/08/05/miri-strategy-update-2016/||--||Second biggest donation in the history of MIRI, see also http://effective-altruism.com/ea/14u/eas_write_about_where_they_give/ for more context on overall donations for the year. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 50.00%.|
|Center for Applied Rationality||90,000.00||--||http://effective-altruism.com/ea/14u/eas_write_about_where_they_give/||--||Borgeson did not specify numerical amounts but gave percentages, combined these with other info of 300000 dollars to MIRI in https://intelligence.org/2016/08/05/miri-strategy-update-2016/. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 15.00%.|
|Machine Intelligence Research Institute||50,460.00||AI safety||https://intelligence.org/topdonors/||--||Took total donation amount and subtracted known donation of 300000 for 2016.|
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|
|Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative||4||2||4||0.5||0.7071||0.4469|
|Cliff & Stephanie Hyra||1||1||2||0.5||0.7071||0.9686|