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.
|Affiliated organizations (current or former; restricted to potential donees or others relevant to donation decisions)||Foundational Research Institute|
|Effective Altruism Hub username||brian-tomasik|
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||2015||2014||2013||2012||2011||2010||2009|
|Animal welfare (filter this donor)||6||3||48,000.00||0.00||0.00||12,000.00||12,000.00||12,000.00||12,000.00||0.00|
|AI risk (filter this donor)||3||1||14,010.00||2,000.00||10.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||12,000.00|
Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)
Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)
|Vegan Outreach||Animal welfare/Diet change/Veganism/Leafleting||FB Tw WP Site||36,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||12,000.00||12,000.00||12,000.00||0.00|
|Machine Intelligence Research Institute||AI risk||FB Tw WP Site CN GS TW||14,010.00||2,000.00||10.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||12,000.00|
|Animal Charity Evaluators||Animal welfare/Charity evaluation||FB Tw WP Site||12,000.00||0.00||0.00||12,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Natural Resources Defense Council||FB Tw WP Site||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Donee||Amount (current USD)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Employer match||Notes|
|Machine Intelligence Research Institute||2,000.00||AI risk||--||Luke Muehlhauser||--||Thank you for a helpful conversation with outgoing director Luke Muehlhauser; information conveyed via private communication and published with permission|
|Machine Intelligence Research Institute||10.00||AI risk||--||--||--||Part of a donation drive; information conveyed via private communication and published with permission|
|Animal Charity Evaluators||12,000.00||Animal welfare/factory farming/charity evaluator||http://reducing-suffering.org/my-donations-past-and-present/||Nick Cooney||Called Effective Animal Activism (EAA) at the time; switch from Vegan Outreach to this was because of belief in higher leverage per dollar|
|Vegan Outreach||12,000.00||Animal welfare/diet change/veganism||http://reducing-suffering.org/my-donations-past-and-present/||Nick Cooney||Asked for donation to be used in online vegan ads research; inspired by conversation with Nick Cooney of The Humane League|
|Vegan Outreach||12,000.00||Animal welfare/diet change/veganism||http://reducing-suffering.org/my-donations-past-and-present/||--||Same reasons as in 2010|
|Vegan Outreach||12,000.00||Animal welfare/diet change/veganism||http://reducing-suffering.org/my-donations-past-and-present/||--||Stopped MIRI donations due to concern of insufficient suffering focus; excited about Vegan Outreach for long-term benefits of raising profile of animal suffering|
|Machine Intelligence Research Institute||12,000.00||AI risk/suffering reduction||http://reducing-suffering.org/my-donations-past-and-present/||--||Donation earmarked for suffering reduction work that woud not have happened counterfactually; at the time, the organization was called the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence (SIAI)|
|Vegan Outreach||--||Animal welfare/diet change/veganism||http://reducing-suffering.org/my-donations-past-and-present/||Vegan Outreach||--||Monthly donations from 2005 to 2007|
|Natural Resources Defense Council||--||Animal welfare/environmentalism||http://reducing-suffering.org/my-donations-past-and-present/||--||--||Donations to this and similar organizations environmentalist orgs; belief that environment/natural preservation is related to animal welfare; since repudiated|