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. See the about page for more details.
|Affiliated organizations (current or former; restricted to potential donees or others relevant to donation decisions)||Foundational Research Institute|
|Effective Altruism Hub username||brian-tomasik|
|Data entry method on Donations List Website||Manual (no scripts used)|
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 (filter this donor)||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 (filter this donor)||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 (filter this donor)||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 (filter this donor)||FB Tw WP Site||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00|
Graph of spending by donee and year (incremental, not cumulative)
Graph of spending by donee and year (cumulative)
If you hover over a cell for a given influencer 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.
|Influencer||Number of donations||Number of donees||Total||2015||2013||2012|
Graph of spending by influencer and year (incremental, not cumulative)
Graph of spending by influencer and year (cumulative)
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|Donee||Amount (current USD)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||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. Employer match: Microsoft matched 12,000.00.|
|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. Employer match: Microsoft matched 12,000.00.|
|Vegan Outreach||12,000.00||Animal welfare/diet change/veganism||http://reducing-suffering.org/my-donations-past-and-present/||--||Same reasons as in 2010. Employer match: Microsoft matched 12,000.00.|
|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. Employer match: Microsoft matched 12,000.00.|
|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). Employer match: Microsoft matched 12,000.00.|
|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.|
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|
|Nhat Anh Phan||1||1||4||0.25||0.5||0.3463|