EA Giving Group donations made (filtered to cause areas matching Global catastrophic risks)

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 March 2022. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Basic donor information

We do not have any donor information for the donor EA Giving Group in our system.

This entity is also a donee.

Donor donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 3 0 11,721 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35,162 35,162 35,162 35,162
Global catastrophic risks 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AI safety 1 35,162 35,162 35,162 35,162 35,162 35,162 35,162 35,162 35,162 35,162 35,162 35,162 35,162

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
AI safety (filter this donor) 1 1 35,161.98 35,161.98
Global catastrophic risks (filter this donor) 2 1 0.00 0.00
Total 3 2 35,161.98 35,161.98

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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
AI safety/other global catastrophic risks 1 1 35,161.98 35,161.98
Global catastrophic risks 2 1 0.00 0.00
Classified total 3 2 35,161.98 35,161.98
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00
Total 3 2 35,161.98 35,161.98

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2017
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative (filter this donor) AI safety/other global catastrophic risks Site TW 35,161.98 35,161.98
Future of Life Institute (filter this donor) AI safety/other global catastrophic risks FB Tw WP Site 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- 35,161.98 35,161.98

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Donation amounts by influencer and year

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 2017
Nick Beckstead 3 2 35,161.98 35,161.98
Classified total 3 2 35,161.98 35,161.98
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00
Total 3 2 35,161.98 35,161.98

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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 donations in reverse chronological order (3 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 3)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative35,161.9812017-04AI safety/other global catastrophic riskshttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/far-future/payouts/OzIQqsVacUKw0kEuaUGgINick Beckstead Grant discussed at http://effective-altruism.com/ea/19d/update_on_effective_altruism_funds/ along with reasoning. Grantee approached Nick Beckstead with a grant proposal asking for 50000 USD. Beckstead provided all the money donated already from the far future fund in Effective Altruism Funds, and made up the remainder via the EA Giving Group and some personal funds. It is not clear how much was personal funds, so for simplicity we are attributing the entirety of the remainder to EA Giving Group (creating some inaccuracy).
Future of Life Institute----2016Global catastrophic riskshttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1H2hF3SaO0_QViYq2j1E7mwoz3sDjdf9pdtuBcrq7pRU/editNick Beckstead Actual date range: December 2015 to February 2016. Exact date, amount, or fraction not known, but it is the donee with the fourth highest amount donated out of six donees in this period.
Future of Life Institute----2015Global catastrophic riskshttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1H2hF3SaO0_QViYq2j1E7mwoz3sDjdf9pdtuBcrq7pRU/editNick Beckstead Actual date range: December 2014 to December 2015. Exact date, amount, or fraction not known, but it is the donee with the second highest amount donated out of eight donees in this period.

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 1 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
Open Philanthropy Project 9 1 9 0.1111 0.3333