Blake Borgeson donations made

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 (see his commits) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; please do not share this data without consulting with Vipul Naik. We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of December 2018.

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Facebook username blakeborgeson
LinkedIn username blakeborgeson
Websitehttp://www.blakeb.org/
Twitter usernameblakeweb
Effective Altruism Hub usernameblakeborgeson
GitHub usernameblakeweb

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 2016 2015
AI risk (filter this donor) 2 1 350,640.00 300,000.00 50,640.00
(filter this donor) 1 1 90,000.00 90,000.00 0.00
Total 3 2 440,640.00 390,000.00 50,640.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2016 2015
Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI risk FB Tw WP Site CN GS TW 350,640.00 300,000.00 50,640.00
Center for Applied Rationality Rationality FB Tw WP Site TW 90,000.00 90,000.00 0.00
Total -- -- 440,640.00 390,000.00 50,640.00

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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 (1 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
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 80000 Hours Centre for Effective Altruism Tostan Periodic donation list documentationGlobal health and global poverty, 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 (3 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Machine Intelligence Research Institute300,000.002016AI riskhttps://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.
Center for Applied Rationality90,000.002016--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/.
Machine Intelligence Research Institute50,640.002015AI riskhttps://intelligence.org/topdonors/-- Took total donation amount and subtracted known donation of 300000 for 2016.

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
Nicolas Tarleton 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Loren Merritt 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Marcello Herreshoff 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Max Kesin 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Michael Blume 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Michael Cohen 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Mick Porter 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Mikko Rauhala 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Misha Gurevich 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Luke Stebbing 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Richard Schwall 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Robin Powell 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Scott Dickey 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Scott Siskind 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Scott Worley 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Sebastian Hagen 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Simon Safar 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
William Morgan 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Gordon Irlam 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Alexei Andreev 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Ben Hoskin 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Benjamin Goldhaber 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Edwin Evans 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Emma Borhanian 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Ethan Dickinson 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Kevin Fischer 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Jaan Tallinn 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Janos Kramar 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Jean-Philippe Sugarbroad 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Jeremy Schlatter 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686