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; 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 2018. See the about page for more details.
|Effective Altruism Hub username||eric-friedman|
|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||2010||2009||2008||2006|
|(filter this donor)||6||4||92,000.00||31,000.00||27,000.00||28,000.00||6,000.00|
Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)
Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)
Sorry, we couldn't find any subcause area information.
|Freedom from Hunger (filter this donor)||Tw WP Site||56,000.00||0.00||27,000.00||28,000.00||1,000.00|
|GiveWell top charities (filter this donor)||Charity evaluation/global health/poverty||FB Tw WP Site||31,000.00||31,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Africare (filter this donor)||WP||2,500.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,500.00|
|CARE (filter this donor)||Tw WP Site||2,500.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,500.00|
Graph of spending by donee and year (incremental, not cumulative)
Graph of spending by donee and year (cumulative)
Sorry, we couldn't find any influencer information.
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|Donee||Amount (current USD)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Notes|
|GiveWell top charities||31,000.00||--||https://blog.givewell.org/2011/06/21/guest-post-from-eric-friedman/||--||Relevant quote: Eventually, we decided that there was one fundamental principle we should apply: giving was primarily about helping the less fortunate, not our friendships or personal interests. Breaking up with Freedom from Hunger would be hard. I explained our reasoning and they took it in stride, demonstrating that they care more about the less fortunate than their own institutional growth. They are a good group. But in 2010, we gave about $31,000 to GiveWell’s donor advised fund to ultimately be distributed as they recommended.|
|Freedom from Hunger||27,000.00||--||https://blog.givewell.org/2011/06/21/guest-post-from-eric-friedman/||--||Historical donation mentioned when explaining more recent donation. Relevant quote: I started following GiveWell in 2009. It was clear from their blog that we shared similar values, and I loved what they were trying to do. But I disagreed with some aspects of their approach. Their emphasis on measurement seemed excessive. This approach had a built-in bias towards smaller, single-program organizations that could measure their impact more precisely. I wasn’t convinced that there weren’t economies of scale in international development. And their focus on scaling up existing solutions and excluding funding unproven innovations seemed incomplete. While I liked what they were doing, I still had more conviction in my own ability to pick organizations.|
|Freedom from Hunger||28,000.00||--||https://blog.givewell.org/2011/06/21/guest-post-from-eric-friedman/||--||Historical donation mentioned when explaining more recent donation. Relevant quote: In early 2007, my life took a turn for the better: I met the woman who is now my wife. In 2008, Freedom from Hunger offered us the opportunity to join them (at our expense) on a site visit to some of their programs in Ghana. During our time there, we spent a significant amount of time with some of their senior staff (including the CEO), three board members, program staff, and their clients. We saw the programs in action, which increased our conviction in what they do.|
|Freedom from Hunger||1,000.00||--||https://blog.givewell.org/2011/06/21/guest-post-from-eric-friedman/||--||Historical donation mentioned when explaining more recent donation.|
|Africare||2,500.00||--||https://blog.givewell.org/2011/06/21/guest-post-from-eric-friedman/||--||Historical donation mentioned when explaining more recent donation.|
|CARE||2,500.00||--||https://blog.givewell.org/2011/06/21/guest-post-from-eric-friedman/||--||Historical donation mentioned when explaining more recent donation.|
The following table uses the Jaccard index and cosine similarity to compare the similarity of donors. We are showing the top 14 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|
|Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise||15||1||18||0.0556||0.1291||0.1084|
|Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation||2111||3||2112||0.0014||0.0326||0.0029|