Effective Altruism Funds 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 Kingdom
Affiliated organizations (current or former; restricted to potential donees or others relevant to donation decisions)Centre for Effective Altruism
Websitehttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/
Donations URLhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/
Regularity with which donor updates donations datairregular
Regularity with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)irregular
Lag with which donor updates donations datamonths
Lag with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)days
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)

Brief history: The funds are a program of the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA). Thecreation of the funds was inspired by the success of the EA Giving Group donor-advised fund run by Nick Beckstead, and also by the donor lottery run in December 2016 by Paul Christiano and Carl Shulman (see http://effective-altruism.com/ea/14d/donor_lotteries_demonstration_and_faq/ for more). EA Funds were introduced on 2017-02-09 in the post http://effective-altruism.com/ea/174/introducing_the_ea_funds/ and launched on 2017-02-28 in the post http://effective-altruism.com/ea/17v/ea_funds_beta_launch/ The first round of allocations was announced on 2017-04-20 at http://effective-altruism.com/ea/19d/update_on_effective_altruism_funds/ The funds allocation information appears to have next been updated in November 2017; see https://www.facebook.com/groups/effective.altruists/permalink/1606722932717391/ for more

Brief notes on broad donor philosophy and major focus areas: There are four EA Funds, each with its own focus area and own fund manager: Global Health and Development (Elie Hassenfeld of GiveWell), Animal Welfare (Lewis Bollard of the Open Philanthropy Project), Long Term Future and EA Community (both managed by Nick Beckstead of the Open Philanthropy Project)

Notes on grant decision logistics: Grants are decided separately within each of the four funds, by the manager of that fund. Allocation of the money may take about a month after the grant decision. Fund managers generally allocate multiple grants together with a bunch of money collected over the last few months

Notes on grant publication logistics: Grant details are published on the EA Funds website, and linked to from the page on the specific Fund. Grants allocated together are generally published together on a single page

Notes on grant financing: Finances for each of the funds are maintained separately: individual donors can donate to a specific fund, or to all funds in a specific proportion specified by them. Only money explicitly donated to a fund can be granted out from that fund. Other money of the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) is not granted out through the Funds

This entity is also a donee.

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 2018 2017
Animal welfare (filter this donor) 48 39 2,285,000.00 2,105,000.00 180,000.00
Global health (filter this donor) 2 2 1,831,126.00 1,500,000.00 331,126.00
Effective altruism (filter this donor) 5 4 700,532.00 700,532.00 0.00
AI safety (filter this donor) 2 2 503,832.02 488,994.00 14,838.02
Rationality improvement (filter this donor) 1 1 174,021.00 174,021.00 0.00
Cause prioritization (filter this donor) 1 1 162,537.00 162,537.00 0.00
Seasonal intracountry migration (filter this donor) 1 1 150,000.00 0.00 150,000.00
Total 60 49 5,807,048.02 5,131,084.00 675,964.02

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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 2017
Global health/deworming 1 1 1,500,000.00 1,500,000.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming 26 24 970,000.00 970,000.00 0.00
Effective altruism/movement growth 3 3 533,264.00 533,264.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluator 2 1 510,000.00 500,000.00 10,000.00
AI safety 1 1 488,994.00 488,994.00 0.00
Global health/malaria 1 1 331,126.00 0.00 331,126.00
Animal welfare/wild-animal suffering 5 3 290,000.00 290,000.00 0.00
Rationality improvement 1 1 174,021.00 174,021.00 0.00
Animal welfare 8 8 170,000.00 0.00 170,000.00
Effective altruism/movement growth/career counseling 2 1 167,268.00 167,268.00 0.00
Cause prioritization 1 1 162,537.00 162,537.00 0.00
Seasonal intracountry migration 1 1 150,000.00 0.00 150,000.00
Animal welfare/Cause prioritization 1 1 85,000.00 85,000.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken and pig 1 1 75,000.00 75,000.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/meat alternatives/surveys 1 1 75,000.00 75,000.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/meat alternatives 1 1 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free 2 2 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00
AI safety/other global catastrophic risks 1 1 14,838.02 0.00 14,838.02
Animal welfare/meat alternatives 1 1 10,000.00 10,000.00 0.00
Classified total 60 49 5,807,048.02 5,131,084.00 675,964.02
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 60 49 5,807,048.02 5,131,084.00 675,964.02

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2018 2017
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (filter this donor) Global health/deworming Tw WP Site GW 1,500,000.00 1,500,000.00 0.00
Animal Charity Evaluators (filter this donor) Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluator FB Tw WP Site TW 510,000.00 500,000.00 10,000.00
Machine Intelligence Research Institute (filter this donor) AI safety FB Tw WP Site CN GS TW 488,994.00 488,994.00 0.00
Founders Pledge (filter this donor) Effective altruism/donor pledges FB Tw WP Site 393,939.00 393,939.00 0.00
Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donor) Global health/malaria FB Tw WP Site GW CN GS TW 331,126.00 0.00 331,126.00
Centre for Effective Altruism (filter this donor) Effective altruism/movement growth FB Site 218,598.00 218,598.00 0.00
Wild-Animal Suffering Research (filter this donor) 180,000.00 180,000.00 0.00
Center for Applied Rationality (filter this donor) Rationality FB Tw WP Site TW 174,021.00 174,021.00 0.00
80,000 Hours (filter this donor) Career coaching/life guidance FB Tw WP Site 167,268.00 167,268.00 0.00
No Lean Season (filter this donor) 150,000.00 0.00 150,000.00
Fórum Nacional de Proteção e Defesa Animal (filter this donor) Animal welfare FB Tw Site 90,000.00 70,000.00 20,000.00
Rethink Priorities (filter this donor) 85,000.00 85,000.00 0.00
Sentient Media (filter this donor) 85,000.00 85,000.00 0.00
Effective Altruism Sweden (filter this donor) 83,264.00 83,264.00 0.00
Sentience Institute (filter this donor) Animal welfare FB Tw Site 80,000.00 80,000.00 0.00
Animal Welfare Action Lab (filter this donor) 75,000.00 75,000.00 0.00
Essere Animali (filter this donor) 75,000.00 75,000.00 0.00
Animal Ethics (filter this donor) WP 70,000.00 70,000.00 0.00
Sinergia Animal (filter this donor) 70,000.00 70,000.00 0.00
Sociedade Vegetariana Brasileira (filter this donor) 60,000.00 60,000.00 0.00
Encompass (filter this donor) 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00
Dharma Voices for Animals (filter this donor) 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00
ProVeg International (filter this donor) 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00
The Environment and Animal Society of Taiwan (filter this donor) 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00
Animal Liberation Translation Fund (filter this donor) 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00
Cellular Agriculture Society (filter this donor) 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00
The Intercept (filter this donor) 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00
Bangladesh Animal Welfare Society (filter this donor) 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00
Vegans of Shanghai (filter this donor) 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00
The Humane League (filter this donor) Animal welfare/Diet change/Veganism/Factory farming FB Tw WP Site TW 40,000.00 10,000.00 30,000.00
Utility Farm (filter this donor) 40,000.00 40,000.00 0.00
Compassion in World Farming USA (filter this donor) Animal welfare/corporate campaigns FB Tw Site 40,000.00 30,000.00 10,000.00
Animal Equality (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 30,000.00 0.00 30,000.00
New Harvest (filter this donor) WP 30,000.00 0.00 30,000.00
Effective Altruism Foundation (filter this donor) Effective altruism/movement growth FB Tw Site 30,000.00 0.00 30,000.00
Obraz (filter this donor) 25,000.00 25,000.00 0.00
Animal Welfare Media (filter this donor) 25,000.00 25,000.00 0.00
Vege Project (filter this donor) 25,000.00 25,000.00 0.00
Animal Rights Center of Japan (filter this donor) 20,000.00 20,000.00 0.00
Hong Kong Veg Society (filter this donor) 20,000.00 20,000.00 0.00
Animal Friends Jogja (filter this donor) 20,000.00 20,000.00 0.00
Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (filter this donor) 20,000.00 20,000.00 0.00
Animal Kingdom Foundation (filter this donor) 20,000.00 20,000.00 0.00
Asociación Para el Rescate Y Bienestar Animal (filter this donor) 20,000.00 20,000.00 0.00
Animal Nepal (filter this donor) 20,000.00 20,000.00 0.00
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative (filter this donor) AI safety/other global catastrophic risks Site TW 14,838.02 0.00 14,838.02
Otwarte Klatki (filter this donor) Animal welfare FB Tw Site 10,000.00 0.00 10,000.00
Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries (filter this donor) Animal welfare WP Site 10,000.00 0.00 10,000.00
The Good Food Institute (filter this donor) Animal welfare/meat alternatives FB Tw WP Site 10,000.00 10,000.00 0.00
Total -- -- 5,807,048.02 5,131,084.00 675,964.02

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Donation amounts by influencer and year

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

Influencer Number of donations Number of donees Total 2018 2017
Lewis Bollard 48 39 2,285,000.00 2,105,000.00 180,000.00
Elie Hassenfeld 3 3 1,981,126.00 1,500,000.00 481,126.00
Nick Beckstead 9 7 1,540,922.02 1,526,084.00 14,838.02
Classified total 60 49 5,807,048.02 5,131,084.00 675,964.02
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 60 49 5,807,048.02 5,131,084.00 675,964.02

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Donation amounts by disclosures and year

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Donation amounts by country and year

If you hover over a cell for a given country 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.

Country Number of donations Number of donees Total 2018 2017
Bangladesh 2 2 200,000.00 50,000.00 150,000.00
Brazil 4 2 150,000.00 130,000.00 20,000.00
United States 4 3 120,000.00 80,000.00 40,000.00
China 2 2 100,000.00 100,000.00 0.00
Sweden 1 1 83,264.00 83,264.00 0.00
Italy 1 1 75,000.00 75,000.00 0.00
Taiwan 1 1 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00
Argentina|Brazil|Chile|Colombia 1 1 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00
Sri Lanka 1 1 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00
Japan 2 2 45,000.00 45,000.00 0.00
Czech Republic 1 1 25,000.00 25,000.00 0.00
Chile|Argentina|Colombia 1 1 20,000.00 20,000.00 0.00
South Korea 1 1 20,000.00 20,000.00 0.00
Nepal 1 1 20,000.00 20,000.00 0.00
Philippines 1 1 20,000.00 20,000.00 0.00
Peru 1 1 20,000.00 20,000.00 0.00
Hong Kong 1 1 20,000.00 20,000.00 0.00
Indonesia 1 1 20,000.00 20,000.00 0.00
Poland 1 1 10,000.00 0.00 10,000.00
Germany 1 1 10,000.00 0.00 10,000.00
Classified total 29 25 1,108,264.00 878,264.00 230,000.00
Unclassified total 31 25 4,698,784.02 4,252,820.00 445,964.02
Total 60 49 5,807,048.02 5,131,084.00 675,964.02

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Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (12 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Announcing new EA Funds management teams2018-10-27Marek Duda Effective Altruism ForumEffective Altruism Funds Effective Altruism Funds Broad donor strategyAnimal welfare|Global health|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruismThe post announces the transition of the Effective Altruism Funds manaagement to teams, with a chair, team members, and advisors. The EA Community Fund is renamed the EA Meta Fund, and has chair Luke Ding and team Denise Melchin, Matt Wage, Alex Foster, and Tara MacAulay, with advisor Nick Beckstead. The long-term future fund has chair Matt Fallshaw, and team Helen Toner, Oliver Habryka, Matt Wage, and Alex Zhu, with advisors Nick Beckstead and Jonas Vollmer. The animal welfare fund has chair Lewis Bollard (same as before) and team Jamie Spurgeon, Natalie Cargill, and Toni Adleberg. The global development fund continues to be solely managed by Elie Hassenfeld. The granting schedule will be thrice a year: November, February, and June for all funds except the Global Development Fund, which will be in December, March, and July.
EA Funds - An update from CEA2018-08-07Marek Duda Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Funds Effective Altruism Funds Broad donor strategyAnimal welfare,global health,AI risk,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
The EA Community and Long-Term Future Funds Lack Transparency and Accountability2018-07-23Evan Gaensbauer Effective Altruism ForumEffective Altruism Funds Effective Altruism Funds Evaluator review of doneeAnimal welfare|global health|AI safety|global catastrophic risks|effective altruismEvan Gaensbauer builds on past criticism of the EA Funds by Henry Stanley at http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1k9/ea_funds_hands_out_money_very_infrequently_should/ and http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1mr/how_to_improve_ea_funds/ Gaensbauer notes that the Global Health and Development Fund and the Animal Welfare Fund have done a better job of paying out and announcing payouts. However, the Long-Term Future Fund and EA Community Fund, both managed by Nick Beckstead, have announced only one payout, and have missed their self-imposed date for announcing the remaining payouts. Some comments by Marek Duda of the Centre for Effective Altruism (the parent of EA Funds) are also discussed
Update on Partnerships with External Donors2018-05-16Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectOpen Philanthropy Project Future Justice Fund Accountable Justice Action Fund Effective Altruism Funds Accountable Justice Action Fund Effective Altruism Funds Miscellaneous commentaryCriminal justice reform,Animal welfareThe Open Philanthropy Project describes how it works with donors other than Good Ventures (the foundation under Dustin Moskovitz and Cari Tuna that accounts for almost all Open Phil grantmaking). The blog post reiterates that the long-term goal is to inform many different funders, but that is not a short-term priority because the Open Philanthropy Project is not moving enoguh money to even achieve the total spend that Good Ventures is willing to go up to. The post mentions that Chloe Cockburn, the program officer for criminal justice reform, is working with other funders in criminal justice reform, and they have created a separate vehicle, the Accountable Justice Action Fund, to pool resources. Also, Mike and Kaitlyn Krieger, who previously worked with the Open Philanthropy Project, now have their own criminal justice-focused Future Justice Fund, and are getting help from Cockburn to allocate money from the fund. For causes outside of criminal justice reform, the role of Effective Altruism Funds (whose grantmaking is managed by Open Philanthropy Project staff members) is mentioned. Also, Lewis Bollard is said to have moved ~10% as much money through advice to other donors as he has moved through the Open Philanthropy Project
How to improve EA Funds2018-04-04Henry Stanley Effective Altruism ForumEffective Altruism Funds Effective Altruism Funds Evaluator review of doneeAnimal welfare,global health,AI risk,global catastrophic risks,effective altruismHenry Stanley echoes thoughts expressed in his previous post http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1k9/ea_funds_hands_out_money_very_infrequently_should/ and argues for regular disbursement, holding funds in interest-bearing assets, and more clarity about fund manager bandwidth. Comments also discuss Effective Altruism Grants
Where, why and how I donated in 20172018-02-01Ben Kuhn Ben Kuhn Open Philanthropy Project Effective Altruism Funds Effective Altruism Grants GiveWell GiveWell top charities EA Giving Group Effective Altruism Funds Periodic donation list documentationGlobal health and global povertyKuhn describes his decision to allocate money between GiveWell, GiveWell top charities, and his own donor-advised fund managed by Fidelity. Kuhn also discusses the Open Philanthropy Project, EA Funds, and EA Grants, and the EA Giving Group he donated to the previous year
EA Funds hands out money very infrequently - should we be worried?2018-01-31Henry Stanley Effective Altruism ForumEffective Altruism Funds Effective Altruism Funds Miscellaneous commentaryAnimal welfare,global health,AI risk,global catastrophic risks,effective altruismHenry Stanley expresses concern that the Effective Altruism Funds hands out money very infrequently. Commenters include Peter Hurford (who suggests a percentage-based approach), Elie Hassenfeld, the manager of the global health and development fund, and Evan Gaensbauer, a person well-connected in effective altruist social circles
What is the status of EA funds? They seem pretty dormant2017-12-10Ben West Effective Altruism Facebook groupEffective Altruism Funds Effective Altruism Funds Miscellaneous commentaryAnimal welfare,global health,AI risk,global catastrophic risks,effective altruismBen West, wondering whether to donate to the Effective Altruism Funds for his end-of-year donation, wonders whether the Funds are dormant, since no donations from the fund have been announced since April. In the comments, Marek Duda of the Centre for Effective Altruism reports that the Funds pages have been updated to include some recent donations, and West updates his post to note that
Discussion: Adding New Funds to EA Funds2017-06-01Kerry Vaughan Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Funds Broad donor strategyAnimal welfare,global health,AI risk,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 Funds2017-04-20Kerry Vaughan Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Funds Effective Altruism Funds Periodic donation list documentationAnimal welfare,global health,AI risk,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
EA Funds Beta Launch2017-02-28Tara MacAulay Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Funds Effective Altruism Funds LaunchAnimal welfare,global health,AI risk,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 Funds2017-02-09William MacAskill Centre for Effective AltruismEffective Altruism Funds Effective Altruism Funds LaunchAnimal welfare,global health,AI risk,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

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (60 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Centre for Effective Altruism56,061.002018-08-14Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/ea-community/payouts/6M8SQFdecEm0WuAYweO2UQNick Beckstead Funding from the Effective Altruism Community Fund; an accompanying payment from the Long-Term Future Fund of $162,537 was also made. Beckstead recommended that the grantee spend the money to save time and increase productivity of employees (for instance, by subsidizing childcare or electronics). Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 10.66%.
Founders Pledge393,939.002018-08-14Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/ea-community/payouts/6M8SQFdecEm0WuAYweO2UQNick Beckstead Funding from the Effective Altruism Community Fund. Beckstead recommended that the grantee spend the money to save time and increase productivity of employees (for instance, by subsidizing childcare or electronics). Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 74.89%.
80,000 Hours91,450.002018-08-14Effective altruism/movement growth/career counselinghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/far-future/payouts/6g4f7iae5Ok6K6YOaAiyK0Nick Beckstead Grant made from the Long-Term Future Fund; an accompanying grant of $75,818 from the Effective Altruism Community Fund was also made. Beckstead recommended that the grantee spend the money to save time and increase productivity of employees (for instance, by subsidizing childcare or electronics). Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 9.97%.
Centre for Effective Altruism162,537.002018-08-14Cause prioritizationhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/far-future/payouts/6g4f7iae5Ok6K6YOaAiyK0Nick Beckstead Grant made from the Long-Term Future Fund; an accompanying grant of $56,061 from the Effective Altruism Commmunity FUnd was also made. Beckstead recommended. CEA will use the LTF funding to support a new project whose objective is to expand global priorities research in academia, especially related to issues around longtermism. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 17.72%.
Center for Applied Rationality174,021.002018-08-14Rationality improvementhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/far-future/payouts/6g4f7iae5Ok6K6YOaAiyK0Nick Beckstead Grant made from the Long-Term Future Fund. Beckstead recommended that the grantee spend the money to save time and increase productivity of employees (for instance, by subsidizing childcare or electronics). Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 18.98%.
Machine Intelligence Research Institute488,994.002018-08-14AI safetyhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/far-future/payouts/6g4f7iae5Ok6K6YOaAiyK0Nick Beckstead Grant made from the Long-Term Future Fund. Beckstead recommended that the grantee spend the money to save time and increase productivity of employees (for instance, by subsidizing childcare or electronics). Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 53.32%.
80,000 Hours75,818.002018-08-14Effective altruism/movement growth/career counselinghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/ea-community/payouts/6M8SQFdecEm0WuAYweO2UQNick Beckstead Funding from the Effective Altruism Community Fund; an accompanying payment from the Long-Term Future Fund of $91,450 was also made. Beckstead recommended that the grantee spend the money to save time and increase productivity of employees (for instance, by subsidizing childcare or electronics). Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 14.41%.
Animal Charity Evaluators500,000.002018-07-31Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8ELewis Bollard Reason for the large grant is that Bollard thinks ACE: (1) serves a critical role in the farm animal movement in promoting EA values (transparency, use of data, constant reflection on what works), (2) has room for more funding and good plans for spending additional funds, and (3) will raise more funds for its recommended charities if it can wrap up fundraising for itself earlier in the year, which it will do once it hits its self-imposed cap of $1.25M to support ACE’s operations. Bollard is also ok with the marginal extra funds being reallocated to its top charities: The Humane League, Animal Equality, and the Good Food Institute. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 41.49%.
Rethink Priorities85,000.002018-07-31Animal welfare/Cause prioritizationhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8ELewis Bollard Grant to support trial project http://rethinkpriorities.org/ to generate actionable new insights across EA causes; budget at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TYaIpc-E112CMOcFHzq9UQAdWKnsDK8QeZTS85sk1RU/edit Bollard considers the project worthwhile but his main reason is his high opinion of the people involved http://rethinkpriorities.org/team/staff/ (mainly Peter Hurford and Marcus A. Davis). Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 7.05%.
Animal Welfare Action Lab75,000.002018-07-31Animal welfare/factory farming/meat alternatives/surveyshttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8ELewis Bollard Grant to support replication on a larger, more reliable platform two recent M-Turk surveys by Eva Vivalt and Bobbie MacDonald: https://osf.io/4dczh/ (impact of clean meat on ethical beliefs) and https://osf.io/ndtr2/ (how to overcome naturalistic resistance to clean meat). Bollard is excited because he thinks (a) we need more data on potential acceptance and impacts of clean meat, (b) the researchers have a track record of good research that follows best practices (e.g., pre-registration, open data), and (c) replication on different platforms is useful for assessing the robustness of findings. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 6.22%.
Animal Liberation Translation Fund50,000.002018-07-31Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8ELewis Bollard Grant to support translation of Animal Liberation by Peter Singer into other languages. Singer has offered to waive royalties for any publishers interested in translating, and is in talks with publishers interested in translating the work into Hindi, Ukrainian, Romanian, Georgian, and Swahili (Animal Liberation has already been translated into more common languages like Mandarin and Spanish). This fund will cover costs of translating the work whenever Peter approves its translation — the first $2K will pay to translate the work into Icelandic. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 4.15%.
Cellular Agriculture Society50,000.002018-07-31Animal welfare/factory farming/meat alternativeshttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8ELewis Bollard Grant to support building the field of academic research on clean meat. Bollard is impressed with the work of others like The Good Food Institute and New Harvest, but thinks there is scope for a variety of approaches. Despite some concerns, he is impressed with the team assembled by the Cellular Agriculture Society and thinks they deserve funding. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 4.15%.
Animal Ethics70,000.002018-07-31Animal welfare/wild-animal sufferinghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8ELewis Bollard Grant proposed along with two other grants related to the wild animals space; the amount of the grant was chosen based on the estimated room for more funding. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 5.81%.
Utility Farm40,000.002018-07-31Animal welfare/wild-animal sufferinghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8ELewis Bollard Grant proposed along with two other grants related to the wild animals space; the amount of the grant was chosen based on the estimated room for more funding. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 3.32%.
Wild-Animal Suffering Research30,000.002018-07-31Animal welfare/wild-animal sufferinghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8ELewis Bollard Grant proposed along with two other grants related to the wild animals space; the amount of the grant was chosen based on the estimated room for more funding. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 24.90%.
Essere Animali75,000.002018-07-31Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken and pighttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8ELewis Bollard Bollard is impressed with the publicity the grantee (an Italian membership group with fees of ~€270/year) has got for its investigations into the abuse of pigs for parma ham and octopus fishing. He is also impressed with the work of Animal Equality in Italy, but thinks multiple groups would be good given the scale of factory farming (~260 million land farm animals, and ~150 million farmed fish). These funds would allow Essere Animali to hire corporate campaigners on fish farming and gestation crates for a year, as well as supporting campaign costs. Essere Animali proposed three more roles it wanted funded, but Bollard did not want to overcommit; he thinks the Open Philanthropy Project, where he is the Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare, may be interested in funding the organization if it does well. Affected countries: Italy; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 6.22%.
Sociedade Vegetariana Brasileira60,000.002018-07-31Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8ELewis Bollard Bollard was recommended this organization, which was claimed to have played a role in Meatless Monday pledges that are claimed to have led to 47 million more vegetarian meanls served in 2017. The funding will cover some combination of expanding the institutional Meatless Monday campaigns and hiring a fundraiser; budget at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18H8SXLkfu7Loh2nk-i4gTXW0LyvySPdBKBajhVSmc9k/edit. Affected countries: Brazil; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 4.98%.
Vegans of Shanghai50,000.002018-07-31Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8ELewis Bollard Eve Samyuktha Thyagarajan launched this group to promote veganism in China’s commercial capital. She says she has worked with 30+ restaurants to replace some non-vegan items with vegan items on their menus. Although unable to directly verify, Bollard has heard positive things about Eve. He sees value in suppporting all the promising activists he can find. The funds would pay for outreach expenses and Eve’s time (she currently self-funds from her full-time job). Affected countries: China; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 4.15%.
Bangladesh Animal Welfare Society50,000.002018-07-31Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8ELewis Bollard Given the population of Bangladesh and the rising urban middle class, there is a huge absolute amount of, and rapid growth in, land farm animals (13th highest in world) and farmed fish (5th highest in the world). The animal welfare movement is quite nascent. Bollard is interested in funding it, in particular the Bangladesh Animal Welfare Society, which is shifting focus from street dog welfare to farmed animal welfare nad veg advocacy. Affected countries: Bangladesh; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 4.15%.
Vege Project25,000.002018-07-31Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8ELewis Bollard Haruko Kawano leads this effort to build a grassroots vegan advocacy movement in a country that has the world’s third-highest level of egg consumption and ninth-highest level of fish consumption per capita (though low meat consumption rates). Her group has created a VegeMap for Kyoto and is preparing one for Tokyo, has organized community events to showcase vegan food, and is trying to work with institutions and restaurants to increase vegan options. The funds would allow Haruko to hire her first paid employee to help her. Affected countries: Japan; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 2.07%.
Obraz25,000.002018-07-31Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8ELewis Bollard This grassroots Czech group appears to have achieved significant traction in the last two years: successfully lobbying for a national ban on fur farming, securing national news coverage(link in Czech) for its investigations into battery cage operations, and securing cage-free pledges from major retailers. Its corporate campaigns and investigations are already funded, but it’s seeking funding to convert a volunteer organizer into a full-time organizer. The Czech Republic is not a high priority due to its size (11M people and 31M land farm animals alive at any time). Affected countries: Czech Republic; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 2.07%.
Hong Kong Veg Society20,000.002018-07-31Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8ELewis Bollard Hong Kong is a relatively small region to target (7.3M people) with few farm animals (1.7M land animals). But it has the world’s highest rate of meat and seafood consumption and, as part of China, offers an opening into the most important country in the world for the future of farm animal welfare. The grant will help a group recommended by several people familiar with the Hong Kong scene to extend its grassroots activism. Affected countries: Hong Kong; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 1.66%.
The Environment and Animal Society of Taiwan50,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cGLewis Bollard Bollard excited about expanding the farm animal advocacy movement in East Asia, and impressed by the group’s leader, Wu Hung, and heard positive things about the group from a number of people I trust. Grantee organization has made progress in securing labeling of eggs by method of production. Affected countries: Taiwan; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 6.67%.
ProVeg International50,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cGLewis Bollard Despite having a lot of cash and growing quickly, Bollard believes grantee has room for funding. Funding would help with an initiative to enter China. Affected countries: China; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 6.67%.
Sinergia Animal50,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cGLewis Bollard Small budget ($100K/year) outside of funding from the Open Wing Alliance and this grant. Not prioritizing Open Phil funding due to the small size of the grant. Affected countries: Argentina|Brazil|Chile|Colombia; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 6.67%.
Fórum Nacional de Proteção e Defesa Animal50,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cGLewis Bollard Grant for corporate campaigns in Brazil. Affected countries: Brazil; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 6.67%.
Dharma Voices for Animals50,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cGLewis Bollard Grantee is a Buddhist animal advocacy group that engages religious leaders in promoting veganism. This grant would support its new project in Sri Lanka, where ~70% of people are Theravada Buddhists and the group seems to have impressive connections. Bollard hopes that if this project succeeds, it could be replicated in Thailand or Myanmar, where ~90% of the population is Theravada Buddhist. Affected countries: Sri Lanka; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 6.67%.
Asociación Para el Rescate Y Bienestar Animal20,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cGLewis Bollard Grant for corporate campaigns in Peru. Grantee, though traditionally focused on non-farm animal work, recently participated in Open Wing Alliance training and is eager to launch corporate campaigns in Peru. It is constrained by a small budget (~$25K/year) and the grant is as large as Bollard thinks can usefully be absorbed. Affected countries: Peru; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 2.67%.
Animal Rights Center of Japan20,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cGLewis Bollard Grantee is the primary group working on factory farming in Japan. Grant amount is small because Bollard does not know much about the grantee. Affected countries: Japan; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 2.67%.
Animal Friends Jogja20,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cGLewis Bollard Grant made based on suggestion by Chetana Mirle, the former director of Humane Society International’s farm animal work. Grant amount is small because Bollard does not know much about the grantee. Affected countries: Indonesia; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 2.67%.
Animal Kingdom Foundation20,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cGLewis Bollard Grant made based on suggestion by Chetana Mirle, the former director of Humane Society International’s farm animal work. Grant amount is small because Bollard does not know much about the grantee. Affected countries: Philippines; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 2.67%.
Animal Nepal20,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cGLewis Bollard Grantee is the only group of its kind in its country, and Bollard has received two positive review. Grantee felt they could achieve a lot of $10K, but Bollard is taking a chance with $20K. Affected countries: Nepal; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 2.67%.
Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth20,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cGLewis Bollard Bollard wants grantee (CARE) to take advantage of the window of opportunity to push for animal welfare improvements, after http://koreabizwire.com/home-improvements-for-chickens-as-govt-pushes-for-better-factory-farming-standards/108738 -- recent announcements of animal welfare standards by the South Korean government. Affected countries: South Korea; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 2.67%.
Sentient Media85,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cGLewis Bollard Grant for new farm animal-focused media group. This will support the formation of a new group with the goal “to create and sustain salience and urgency about animal suffering and its causes, especially factory farming,” through generating more earned media. Bollard believes in the promise, similar to the success of The Marshall Project and Inside Climate News. The group is founded by Mikko Jarvenpaa, who has previously worked with the media industry as CEO of two startups (Infogram, Vuact) and has skin in the game — he’s funding most of the initial work himself. This grant will enable Mikko to rapidly scale up this group and sustain it for nine months — enough to validate the concept. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 11.30%.
The Intercept50,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cGLewis Bollard Grant for video stories promoting awareness of factory farming. Grantee has recently produced some video series, such as https://theintercept.com/2018/03/02/consumers-are-revolting-against-animal-cruelty-so-the-poultry-industry-is-lobbying-for-laws-to-force-stores-to-sell-their-eggs/ and https://theintercept.com/2017/10/05/factory-farms-fbi-missing-piglets-animal-rights-glenn-greenwald/ Co-founder Glenn Greenwald seems committed. The funding is to produce three longer, deeply reported video stories on factory farming. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 6.67%.
Animal Welfare Media25,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cGLewis Bollard Grantee produces ideos to promote awareness of factory farming. Bollard is impressed by Animal Welfare Media’s low cost ($12K/video) and reach (its prior farm video videos seem to have generated 500K-3M views each across platforms based on my count). Given $12K would cover printing and distributing ~40K leaflets in the most efficient programs, the viral videos could be equally cost-effective even if they were >10X less effective per view (even assuming everyone who gets a leaflet is a “view”). This grant will enable Animal Welfare Media to produce two videos focused on factory farming, likely one for Faunalytics and one for a more advocacy-focused group. I view this as a test for potential greater funding of this in future. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 3.33%.
Wild-Animal Suffering Research100,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/wild-animal sufferinghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cGLewis Bollard Grant will provide continued support for the research of Persis Eskander, Ozy Brennan, and Georgia Ray into the subjective experiences of wild animals, and how we could improve them. Grant made for same reasons as outlined in previous writeup: https://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/3tRg1Hfwu46EQ8mskEGUOE. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 13.33%.
Sentience Institute70,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cGLewis Bollard Grant for building the EA animal movement. Bollard is impressed with grantee for: (1) generating relevant empirical data, like its survey on US opinion on factory farming and its compilation of global factory farming stats, (2) producing relevant case studies for EA animal advocates, e.g. on the British anti-slavery movement and the adoption of nuclear power, and (3) publishing thought pieces to advance ideas within EA circles, like Jacy’s recent post on prioritizing moral circle expansion over AI alignment. This sum is intended to be enough for the Sentience Institute to support one researcher for a year, though it has total discretion in how to use these funds. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 9.33%.
Encompass50,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cGLewis Bollard Grant for building a more racially inclusive, equitable, and diverse farm animal movement. Grant made due to clear room for more funding, and to support somebody Bollard thinks highly of: Aryenish Birdie. Viewed as an exploratory grant till Bollard learns more about the area. Affected countries: United States; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 6.67%.
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative1,500,000.002018-04-30Global health/deworminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/global-development/payouts/6os9pZr9kcMaCgmMiUwMcUElie Hassenfeld Grant made for the same reasons as the GiveWell discretionary regrant https://blog.givewell.org/2018/04/06/allocation-of-discretionary-funds-from-q4-2017/ made concurrently. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Wild-Animal Suffering Research50,000.002018-01-14Animal welfare/wild-animal sufferinghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/3tRg1Hfwu46EQ8mskEGUOELewis Bollard Bollard is happy with the way the April grant enabled Ozy Brennan, Persis Eskander, and Georgia Ray to launch Wild-Animal Suffering Research under the Effective Altruism Foundation. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 33.33%.
Compassion in World Farming USA30,000.002018-01-14Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-freehttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/3tRg1Hfwu46EQ8mskEGUOELewis Bollard Bollard is impressed with the track record of the grantee at corporate outreach, including the launch of EggTrack to push companies to fulfill cage-free pledges, and also has a high opinion of the leader, Leah Garces, and their focused approach. Open Phil already accounts for 50% of their budget, so will not fund more; moreover, its lack of an ACE recommendation and its welfarist focus mean it is unlikely to raise a lot of other money, hence the donation. Affected countries: United States; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 20.00%.
Fórum Nacional de Proteção e Defesa Animal20,000.002018-01-14Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-freehttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/3tRg1Hfwu46EQ8mskEGUOELewis Bollard Bollard is impressed with their success in securing cage-free policies throughout Latin America, including the success with the Latin American operations of Subway and Kraft-Heinz. Open Phil already accounts for 50% of their budget, so will not fund more for now, and is unlikely to make a major grant to it soon, and its other fundraising options are more consrained given the challenging fundraising environment of Brazil. Affected countries: Brazil; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 13.33%.
Sinergia Animal20,000.002018-01-14Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/3tRg1Hfwu46EQ8mskEGUOELewis Bollard The grantee focuses on farm animal welfare through hard-hitting campaigns in Chile, Argentina, and Colombia. These countries are relatively neglected compared to Mexico and Brazil, but still have a huge number of farm animals. The new group is led by Carolina Macedo Galvani, whose work at the Fórum Nacional impressed Bollard, and in its first few months it helped secure a pledge from a Chilean restaurant company with 320 locations to eliminate cages and crates from its supply chain. Since it is outside the United States and relatively new, it would have trouble raising a lot of funds initially, so Bollard thinks this grant would be valuable to it. Affected countries: Chile|Argentina|Colombia; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 13.33%.
Sentience Institute10,000.002018-01-14Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/3tRg1Hfwu46EQ8mskEGUOELewis Bollard The grantee has conducted a survey https://www.sentienceinstitute.org/animal-farming-attitudes-survey-2017 related to US attitudes toward farmed animals, that Bollard finds impressive, and it has immediate funding needs. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 6.67%.
The Humane League10,000.002018-01-14Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/3tRg1Hfwu46EQ8mskEGUOELewis Bollard The grant is for grassroots campaigning and movement-building. Bollard is impressed with what the grantee has accomplished on this front, e.g., through the Open Wing Alliance. Not recommending more funding because he expects the funding gap to be mostly met. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 6.67%.
The Good Food Institute10,000.002018-01-14Animal welfare/meat alternativeshttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/3tRg1Hfwu46EQ8mskEGUOELewis Bollard Bollard impressed with long-term goals of the grantee which he considers promising. Not recommending more because he expects that most of the funding gap will be filled. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 6.67%.
Effective Altruism Sweden83,264.002018-01-14Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/ea-community/payouts/1EjFHdfk3GmIeIaqquWgQINick Beckstead After the EA Grants Team made its selections, I discussed some applications that barely missed the cut with Will MacAskill. MacAskill recommended funding EA Sweden by Markus Anderljung given his track record of community-building at Cambridge and in Sweden, as well as a conversation that MacAskill had with Anderljung. Affected countries: Sweden; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
No Lean Season150,000.002017-10-17Seasonal intracountry migrationhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/global-development/payouts/3xW9fK4U7YqMsKaQgGG8SoElie Hassenfeld Elie Hassenfeld recommended No Lean Season on 2017-09-27 after receiving a phone call from Karen Levy saying that No Lean Season had failed to raise funds to meet the unexpectedly high demand for money from borrowers. Hassenfeld recommended the grant amount because Levy told him that would enable the program to continue operating uninterrupted. This was before No Lean Season became a GiveWell top charity. Affected countries: Bangladesh; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Against Malaria Foundation331,126.002017-06-27Global health/malariahttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/global-development/payouts/5usCuBFHQk2UcQ0WYOIUEkElie Hassenfeld Grant discussed at http://effective-altruism.com/ea/19d/update_on_effective_altruism_funds/ along with reasoning, though the amount at the time was not the full amount (just $311,562). Grant to AMF because Hassenfeld believes it is the highest expected value opportunity in the domain. Also, all funding opportunities in GiveWell Incubation Grants have been fully met to his satisfaction, so no need to use this fund for that money. Hassenfeld is allocating the money immediately as he does not expect the situation to change over the next six months. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
The Humane League30,000.002017-04-20Animal welfarehttp://effective-altruism.com/ea/19d/update_on_effective_altruism_funds/Lewis Bollard Bollard describes how grantee is a promising organization that played a major role in US corporate campaigns for chicken welfare. Open Phil accounts for 50% of funding, so Open Phil may choose to not donate more due to dependence concerns. Affected countries: United States; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 16.67%.
Animal Equality30,000.002017-04-20Animal welfarehttp://effective-altruism.com/ea/19d/update_on_effective_altruism_funds/Lewis Bollard Bollard notes that grantee does grassroots activism, corporate campaigning, and undercover investigations across Europe, the Americas, and India. Bollard is impressed based on constant updating on evidence: moving from farm animal welfare work to a focus on corporate campaigns. Also impressed with co-founders. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 16.67%.
New Harvest30,000.002017-04-20Animal welfarehttp://effective-altruism.com/ea/19d/update_on_effective_altruism_funds/Lewis Bollard Grantee is a clean meat research group. Unlike The Good Food Institute, it may not attract enough in funding from big donors like Open Phil. Grant partly because Bollard believes that the funds invested right now will determine the pace of progress in the next 20-50 years. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 16.67%.
Effective Altruism Foundation30,000.002017-04-20Animal welfarehttp://effective-altruism.com/ea/19d/update_on_effective_altruism_funds/Lewis Bollard Grant will fund research on the welfare of wild animals done by researchers Ozy Brennan and Persis Eskander, which internal changes at EAF have resulted in a loss of funding for. Bollard is impressed with their recent research, which focuses on foundational questions like the best scientific methods for measuring the wellbeing of wild animals, and relatively non-controversial potential interventions, like more humane methods of pest control. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 16.67%.
Fórum Nacional de Proteção e Defesa Animal20,000.002017-04-20Animal welfarehttp://effective-altruism.com/ea/19d/update_on_effective_altruism_funds/Lewis Bollard Grantee is Brazil’s largest animal protection network with 120+ affiliated NGOs (mainly companion animal groups). Open Phil accounts for 50% of funding, so Open Phil may choose to not donate more due to dependence concerns. Affected countries: Brazil; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 11.11%.
Compassion in World Farming USA10,000.002017-04-20Animal welfarehttp://effective-altruism.com/ea/19d/update_on_effective_altruism_funds/Lewis Bollard Grantee has played a role in recent US corporate campaigns for chicken welfare. Open Phil accounts for 50% of funding, so Open Phil may choose to not donate more due to dependence concerns. Affected countries: United States; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 55.60%.
Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries10,000.002017-04-20Animal welfarehttp://effective-altruism.com/ea/19d/update_on_effective_altruism_funds/Lewis Bollard Grantee has played a role in corporate campaigns in Germany. Grantee has medium-term funding needs. Affected countries: Germany; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 55.60%.
Animal Charity Evaluators10,000.002017-04-20Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttp://effective-altruism.com/ea/19d/update_on_effective_altruism_funds/Lewis Bollard Bollard likes the work that ACE does to build a more effective farm animal movement through research, charity recommendations, and outreach to donors, researchers, and advocates. After recommending the grant, Bolalrd became more confident that funding gaps of grantee would be met and so is less likely to recommend for further grants. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 55.60%.
Otwarte Klatki10,000.002017-04-20Animal welfarehttp://effective-altruism.com/ea/19d/update_on_effective_altruism_funds/Lewis Bollard Grantee achieved corporate reforms in tough political environment on small budget. Has medium-term funding needs. Affected countries: Poland; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 55.60%.
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative14,838.022017-04AI 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, and made up the remainder via the EA Giving Group and some personal funds. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.

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