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; 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.

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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
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)
AI Watch pagehttps://aiwatch.issarice.com/?person=Blake+Borgeson

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 1 350,460.00 300,000.00 50,460.00
(filter this donor) 1 1 90,000.00 90,000.00 0.00
Total 3 2 440,460.00 390,000.00 50,460.00

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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 2016 2015
AI risk 2 1 350,460.00 300,000.00 50,460.00
Classified total 2 1 350,460.00 300,000.00 50,460.00
Unclassified total 1 1 90,000.00 90,000.00 0.00
Total 3 2 440,460.00 390,000.00 50,460.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2016 2015
Machine Intelligence Research Institute (filter this donor) AI risk FB Tw WP Site CN GS TW 350,460.00 300,000.00 50,460.00
Center for Applied Rationality (filter this donor) Rationality FB Tw WP Site TW 90,000.00 90,000.00 0.00
Total -- -- 440,460.00 390,000.00 50,460.00

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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. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 50.00%.
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/. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 15.00%.
Machine Intelligence Research Institute50,460.002015AI 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
Loren Merritt 2 2 2 1 1 0.9847
Richard Schwall 2 2 2 1 1 0.9989
Adam Weissman 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Alan Chang 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Aleksei Riikonen 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Alex Edelman 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Alex Schell 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Alexei Andreev 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Andrew Hay 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Austin Peña 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
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Brian Cartmell 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Bruno Parga 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Bryan Dana 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Buck Shlegeris 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Chris Haley 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Christian Calderon 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Cliff & Stephanie Hyra 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Daniel Nelson 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Daniel Ziegler 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Donald King 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
Eric Lin 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Eric Rogstad 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Ethan Dickinson 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Frank Adamek 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686
Gary Basin 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9686