Centre for Effective Altruism donations made

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Basic donor information

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Donor donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 1 3,485 3,485 3,485 3,485 3,485 3,485 3,485 3,485 3,485 3,485 3,485 3,485 3,485
AI safety 1 3,485 3,485 3,485 3,485 3,485 3,485 3,485 3,485 3,485 3,485 3,485 3,485 3,485

Donation amounts by cause area and year

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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 2018
AI safety (filter this donor) 1 1 3,484.80 3,484.80
Total 1 1 3,484.80 3,484.80

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Donation amounts by subcause area and year

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For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Subcause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2018
AI safety 1 1 3,484.80 3,484.80
Classified total 1 1 3,484.80 3,484.80
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00
Total 1 1 3,484.80 3,484.80

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2018
AI Safety Camp (filter this donor) 3,484.80 3,484.80
Total -- -- 3,484.80 3,484.80

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Donation amounts by influencer and year

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Donation amounts by disclosures and year

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Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (22 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Brief update on EA Grants (GW, IR)2020-04-21Nicloe Ross Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Grants Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund ShutdownNicole Ross announces that EA Grants is no longer accepting new applications. Grantseekers are encouraged to apply to one of the EA Funds instead; the deadline for application for the upcoming round for the the EA Meta Fund, the Animal Welfare Fund, and the Long-Term Future Fund is June 15, 2020.
Update on CEA's EA Grants Program (GW, IR)2019-11-08Nicole Ross Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Grants Broad donor strategyThis is the first detailed update by Nicole Ross on the EA Grants program since she joined the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) in December 2018 (11 months ago) to run the program. She details issues with the program she has identified, what she has been working on this year, and ongoing and future work. Issues listed include: (1) lack of consolidated records and communications, (2) lack of clarification about the role of EA Grants in the funding ecosystem, (3) significant delays in payment, (4) lack of post-grant assessment, (5) lack of transparency. She describes her work so far as including: (1) addressing historical issues, (2) grantmaking, (3) grantmaking ecosystem investigation. Finally, she talks of ongoing and future work: (1) working with current grantees: she says supporting current grantees is a priority, regardless of what happens to the program, (2) planning for the program's future: she is leaning toward recommending that EA Grants not be continued, and providing additional funding/capacity to EA Funds to fulfil the niche that EA Grants currently fills.
Problems in effective altruism and existential risk and what to do about them2019-10-16Simon Knutsson Open Philanthropy Effective Altruism Foundation Centre for Effective Altruism Effective Altruism Foundation Future of Humanity Institute Miscellaneous commentaryEffective altruism|Global catastrophic risksSimon Knutsson, a Ph.D. student who previously worked at GiveWell and has, since then, worked on animal welfare and on s-risks, writes about what he sees as problematic dynamics in the effective altruism and x-risk communities. Specifically, he is critical of what he sees as behind-the-scenes coordination work on messaging, between many organizations in the space, notably the Open Philanthropy Project and the Effective Altruism Foundation, and the possible use of grant money to pressure EAF into pushing for guidelines for writers to not talk about s-risks in specific ways. He is also critical of what he sees as the one-sided nature of the syllabi and texts produced by the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA). The author notes that people have had different reactions to his text, with some considering the behavior described as unproblematic, while others agreeing with him that it is problematic and deserves the spotlight. The post is also shared to the Effective Altruism Forum at https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/EescnoaBJsQWz4rii/problems-in-effective-altruism-and-what-to-do-about-them (GW, IR) where it gets a lot of criticism in the comments from people including Peter Hurford and Holly Elmore.
EA Community Building Grants - Recent Grants Made and Changes to the Application Process (GW, IR)2019-10-07Harri Besceli Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Community Building Grants Effective Altruism Community Building Grants Donee periodic updateEffective altruism/movement growthThe blog post describes changes made to Effective Altruism Community Building Grants (EA CBG) made since the last update https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/RZrikMAuTwt4e9Fs4/ea-community-building-grants-update (GW, IR) provided in October 2018. The post talks about CBG's commitment to renewing funding for past grantees, and lists some grantees that have received and accepted offers for renewed funding. Changes include: (1) a switch to rolling applications instead of grant rounds, (2) introduction of an "expression of interest" form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc_05IyYJ4fwP1YXytyKrIQMf8mH10Aappq5Dkh5H0Z6a3Ziw/viewform?usp=sf_link for prospective applicants, (3) more tailored process to the needs of different grantees. The blog post also notes that the bar for successful applicants is being raised; reasons include: (1) increasing th focus on the best grantmaking opportunities, based on learnings from the last year of grantmaking, (2) leaving room for future changes to the programme, (3) limited available funding (since funding will rely more on external donors now), (4) prioritising other aspects of the programme, (5) increasing financial reserves, (6) increased quality of granting opportunities.
CEA on community building, representativeness, and the EA Summit (GW, IR)2018-12-15Larissa Hesketh-Rowe Kerry Vaughan Effective Altruism ForumCentre for Effective Altruism Centre for Effective Altruism Miscellaneous commentaryEffective altruism/movement growthCEA describes its current take on community building, explaining that it is focusing more on the most engaged donors, but is financially supporting other initiatives focused on more broad-based community-building
CEA is Fundraising for 20192018-11-27Larissa Hesketh-Rowe Centre for Effective Altruism Centre for Effective Altruism Donee donation caseEffective altruism/movement growthCEA announces it is fundraising for its 2019 budget, and makes the case for donating to it. The post also includes some updates on how CEA has been doing, but it is not the main post for a review of work and plans for the next year; that post is deferred to early 2019. Cross-posted to the Effective Altruism Forum at https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/jv2og63wwa7rkakf5/cea-is-fundraising-for-2019 (GW, IR) where it received 2 comments
EA Community Building Grants Update (GW, IR)2018-11-26Katie Glass Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Community Building Grants Effective Altruism Community Building Grants Donee periodic updateEffective altruism/movement growthThe blog post provides an update on Effective Altruism Community Building Grants (CBG) that was first advertised on the EA Forum in March 2018. The blog post lists grant offers made so far and also describes evaluation criteria for further grants as well as future plans for CBG.
EA Grants applications are now open (GW, IR)2018-09-17Kerry Vaughan Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Grants LaunchThe blog post announces that EA Grants is reopening for applications from the general public, after being invite-only for a while. It also reports that in 2018, it disbursed $850,000 through the invite-only process. The full-time EA Grants investigator hire is still not completed as of the time of writing this post. Later, Nicole Ross is hired as the full-time EA Grants investigator, and replies in the comments to questions about the latest status.
EA Funds - An update from CEA (GW, IR)2018-08-07Marek Duda Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Broad donor strategyAnimal welfare|Global health|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismMarek Duda gives an update on work on the EA Funds donation platform, the departure of Nick Beckstead from managing the EA Community and Long-Term Future Funds, and the experimental creation of "Junior" Funds
CEA’s 2017 Review and 2018 Plans2017-12-18Larissa Hesketh-Rowe Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Grants Centre for Effective Altruism Donee periodic updateEffective altruism/movement growthThe Centre for Effective Altruism reports on its progress in 2017 and describes its plans for 2018. It posts its org chart, describing the five teams (Individual Outreach, Community, Research, Tech, and Operations, and describes the progress and plans for each of the teams. Cross-posted to the Effective Altruism Forum at http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1ir/centre_for_effective_altruism_cea_2017_review_and/
Announcing the 2017 donor lottery (GW, IR)2017-12-16Sam Deere Centre for EFfective Altruism Donor lottery Donee donation caseSam Deere of the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) announces the 2017 Effective Altruism donor lottery, and links to https://app.effectivealtruism.org/lotteries as the canonical page for all such donor lotteries
Effective Altruism Grants project update (GW, IR)2017-09-29Roxanne Heston Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Grants Periodic donation list documentationThe document provides an update on Effective Altruism Grants after the first round of grants has been decided. It also links to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iBy--zMyIiTgybYRUQZIm11WKGQZcixaCmIaysRmGvk -- a spreadsheet with the list of all grants.
LW 2.0 Strategic Overview (GW, IR)2017-09-14Oliver Habryka LessWrongCentre for Effective Altruism Effective Altruism Grants Eric Rogstad LessWrong 2.0 Miscellaneous commentaryRationality improvementHabryka describes his plans for LessWrong 2.0 as its primary developer.
Announcing Effective Altruism Grants (GW, IR)2017-06-09Max Dalton Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Grants LaunchThe document announces Effective Altruism Grants and opens it up for applications for 2017.
Discussion: Adding New Funds to EA Funds (GW, IR)2017-06-01Kerry Vaughan Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Broad donor strategyAnimal welfare|Global health|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismKerry Vaughan of Effective Altruism Funds discusses the alternatives being considered regarding expanding the number of funds, and asks readers for opinions
Update on Effective Altruism Funds (GW, IR)2017-04-20Kerry Vaughan Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Periodic donation list documentationAnimal welfare|Global health|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismKerry Vaughan provides a progress report on the beta launch of EA Funds, and says it will go on beyond beta. The post includes information on reception of EA Funds so far, money donated to the funds, and fund allocations for the money donated so far
Introducing CEA’s Guiding Principles2017-03-07William MacAskill Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Foundation Rethink Charity Centre for Effective Altruism 80,000 Hours Animal Charity Evaluators Charity Science Effective Altruism Foundation Foundational Research Institute Future of Life Institute Raising for Effective Giving The Life You Can Save Miscellaneous commentaryEffective altruismWillam MacAskill outlines CEA's understanding of the guiding principles of effective altruism: commitment to others, scientific mindset, openness, integrity, and collaborative spirit. The post also lists other organizations that voice their support for these definitions and guiding principles, including: .impact, 80,000 Hours, Animal Charity Evaluators, Charity Science, Effective Altruism Foundation, Foundational Research Institute, Future of Life Institute, Raising for Effective Giving, and The Life You Can Save. The following individuals are also listed as voicing their support for the definition and guiding principles: Elie Hassenfeld of GiveWell and the Open Philanthropy Project, Holden Karnofsky of GiveWell and the Open Philanthropy Project, Toby Ord of the Future of Humanity Institute, Nate Soares of the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, and Peter Singer. William MacAskill worked on the document with Julia Wise, and also expresses gratitude to Rob Bensinger and Hilary Mayhew for their comments and wording suggestions. The post also briefly mentions an advisory panel set up by Julia Wise, and links to https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/mdMyPRSSzYgk7X45K/advisory-panel-at-cea (GW, IR) for more detail
EA Funds Beta Launch (GW, IR)2017-02-28Tara MacAulay Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund LaunchAnimal welfare|Global health|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismTara MacAulay of the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA), the parent of Effective Altruism Funds, describes the beta launch of the project. CEA will revisit within three months to decide whether to make the EA Funds permanent
Introducing the EA Funds (GW, IR)2017-02-09William MacAskill Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Meta Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Global Health and Development Fund LaunchAnimal welfare|Global health|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismWilliam MacAskill of the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) proposes EA Funds, inspired by the Shulman/Christiano donor lottery from 2016-12, while also incorporating elements of the EA Giving Group run by Nick Beckstead
Changes in funding in the AI safety field2017-02-01Sebastian Farquhar Centre for Effective Altruism Machine Intelligence Research Institute Center for Human-Compatible AI Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence Future of Life Institute Future of Humanity Institute OpenAI MIT Media Lab Review of current state of cause areaAI safetyThe post reviews AI safety funding from 2014 to 2017 (projections for 2017). Cross-posted on EA Forum at http://effective-altruism.com/ea/16s/changes_in_funding_in_the_ai_safety_field/
CEA is Fundraising! (Winter 2016) (GW, IR)2016-12-06William MacAskill Centre for Effective Altruism Centre for Effective Altruism Donee donation caseEffective altruism/movement growthCEA makes its case to be funded in 2016
CEA Staff Donation Decisions 20162016-12-06Sam Deere Centre for Effective AltruismWilliam MacAskill Michelle Hutchinson Tara MacAulay Alison Woodman Seb Farquhar Hauke Hillebrandt Marinella Capriati Sam Deere Max Dalton Larissa Hesketh-Rowe Michael Page Stefan Schubert Pablo Stafforini Amy Labenz Centre for Effective Altruism 80,000 Hours Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Animal Charity Evaluators Charity Science Health New Incentives Project Healthy Children Deworm the World Initiative Machine Intelligence Research Institute StrongMinds Future of Humanity Institute Future of Life Institute Centre for the Study of Existential Risk Effective Altruism Foundation Sci-Hub Vote.org The Humane League Foundational Research Institute Periodic donation list documentationCentre for Effective Altruism (CEA) staff describe their donation plans. The donation amounts are not disclosed.

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (1 donations)

Graph of top 10 donees by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DoneeAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 1)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
AI Safety Camp3,484.8012018-06-07AI safetyhttps://www.lesswrong.com/posts/KerENNLyiqQ5ew7Kz/the-first-ai-safety-camp-and-onwards (GW, IR)-- The actual donation probably happened sometime between February and June 2018. Currency info: donation given as 2,961.00 EUR (conversion done on 2018-06-08 via Bloomberg).

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