Brandon Reinhart 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 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 2019. See the about page for more details.

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Facebook username GreenMarine
Twitter usernamemetal_hart
LessWrong usernameBrandonReinhart
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)

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 2017 2016 2015
AI safety (filter this donor) 4 1 50,050.00 25,050.00 15,000.00 10,000.00
(filter this donor) 1 1 5,000.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 5 2 55,050.00 30,050.00 15,000.00 10,000.00

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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 2017 2016 2015
AI safety 4 1 50,050.00 25,050.00 15,000.00 10,000.00
Classified total 4 1 50,050.00 25,050.00 15,000.00 10,000.00
Unclassified total 1 1 5,000.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 5 2 55,050.00 30,050.00 15,000.00 10,000.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2017 2016 2015
Machine Intelligence Research Institute (filter this donor) AI safety FB Tw WP Site CN GS TW 50,050.00 25,050.00 15,000.00 10,000.00
Donor lottery (filter this donor) 5,000.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- 55,050.00 30,050.00 15,000.00 10,000.00

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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 documents in reverse chronological order (2 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Donor lotteries: demonstration and FAQ2016-12-07Carl Shulman Effective Altruism ForumTimothy 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 caseCarl Shulman announces a donor lottery coordinated/sponsored by Paul Christiano, and provides a FAQ discussing questions people might have for participating in the lottery
SIAI - An Examination2011-05-02Brandon Reinhart LessWrongBrandon Reinhart Machine Intelligence Research Institute Evaluator review of doneeAI safetyPost discussing initial investigation into the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence (SIAI), the former name of Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI), with the intent of deciding whether to donate. Final takeaway is that it was a worthy donation target, though no specific donation is announced in the post. See http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/5fo/siai_fundraising/ for an earlier draft of the post (along with a number of comments that were incorporated into the official version)

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (5 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Machine Intelligence Research Institute5,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170627074344/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Machine Intelligence Research Institute20,050.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/--
Donor lottery5,000.002017-01-08--http://effective-altruism.com/ea/14d/donor_lotteries_a_stepbystep_guide_for_mall/--
Machine Intelligence Research Institute15,000.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160717181643/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Machine Intelligence Research Institute10,000.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php-- Major donor to MIRI in 2015; see also 2011 LessWrong post announcing reasoning for first MIRI donation: http://lesswrong.com/lw/5il/siai_an_examination/.

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
Benjamin Hoffman 2 2 2 1 1 0.9958
Paul Christiano 2 2 2 1 1 0.9963
Aaron Tucker 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.0994
Adam Gleave 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.0994
Adam Weissman 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.995
Alan Chang 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.995
Aleksei Riikonen 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.995
Alex Edelman 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.995
Alex Schell 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.995
Alexei Andreev 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.995
Andrew Hay 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.995
Austin Peña 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.995
Ben Hoskin 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.995
Benefactor 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.0994
Benjamin Goldhaber 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.995
Brayden McLean 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.0994
Brian Cartmell 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.995
Bruno Parga 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.995
Bryan Dana 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.995
Buck Shlegeris 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.995
Catherine Olsson 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.0994
Chris Haley 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.995
Christian Calderon 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.995
Christopher Bangs 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.0994
Cliff & Stephanie Hyra 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.995
Daniel Kane 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.0994
Daniel Nelson 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.995
Daniel Weinand 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.995
Daniel Ziegler 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.995
Donald King 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.995