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

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Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (4 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Why we think the Founders Pledge report overrates CfRN (GW, IR)2019-11-04Sanjay Joshi Effective Altruism ForumFounders Pledge Coalition for Rainforest Nations Evaluator review of doneeClimate changeThe blog post, by Sanjay Joshi of SoGive, is a critical review of the high rating given by Founders Pledge to the Coalition for Rainforest Nations (CfRN) in its climate change report The comments include a discussion thread with Jonh Halstead, who worked on the Founders Pledge report being critiqued
Thanks for putting up with my follow-up questions. Out of the areas you mention, I'd be very interested in ... (GW, IR)2019-09-10Ryan Carey Effective Altruism ForumFounders Pledge Open Philanthropy OpenAI Machine Intelligence Research Institute Broad donor strategyAI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Scientific research|PoliticsRyan Carey replies to John Halstead's question on what Founders Pledge shoud research. He first gives the areas within Halstead's list that he is most excited about. He also discusses three areas not explicitly listed by Halstead: (a) promotion of effective altruism, (b) scholarships for people working on high-impact research, (c) more on AI safety -- specifically, funding low-mid prestige figures with strong AI safety interest (what he calls "highly-aligned figures"), a segment that he claims the Open Philanthropy Project is neglecting, with the exception of MIRI and a couple of individuals.
What should Founders Pledge research? (GW, IR)2019-09-09John Halstead Effective Altruism ForumFounders Pledge Request for proposalsAI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Global health and development|Animal welfareOn behalf of Founders Pledge, Halstetad asks the Effective Altruism Forum how to approach researrch that can inform its recommendation to high-net-worth donors with a variety of interests, including animal welfare, AI safety, global catastrophic risks, welfare of current humans, impact investing and social entreprenership, and high-income country problems. He mentions that topics they are currently considering investigating include climate change/clean energy innovation, improving science, ex-risks/GCR, increasing economic growth, animal product alternatives, improving political institutions and political wisdom, rerducing political bias and partisanship, and pain relief in poor countries
New research on effective climate charities (GW, IR)2018-07-11John Halstead Effective Altruism ForumFounders Pledge Clean Air Task Force Coalition for Rainforest Nations Cool Earth Review of current state of cause areaClimate changeThe blog post links to a new Founders Pledge report on climate change, published on their research page at -- the current version of the report is at The two charities identified by the report as good places to donate are the Clean Air Task Force and Coalition for Rainforest Nations. The comments include a lengthy critique by Matthew Dahlhauser along with a reply from Halstead. The report also discusses why Founders Pledge does not recommend Cool Earth (a charity that Giving What We Can had tentatively recommended in the past for climate change, based on its shallow review), and the comments on the post ask more about the reasoning

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