GiveWell discretionary regranting 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 (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; please do not share this data without consulting with Vipul Naik. We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of December 2018.

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Affiliated organizations (current or former; restricted to potential donees or others relevant to donation decisions)GiveWell

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
Global health (filter this donor) 3 2 7,150,000.00 7,150,000.00
Total 3 2 7,150,000.00 7,150,000.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2017
Against Malaria Foundation Global health/malaria FB Tw WP Site GW CN GS TW 4,400,000.00 4,400,000.00
Deworm the World Initiative Global health/deworming Tw WP Site GW 2,750,000.00 2,750,000.00
Total -- -- 7,150,000.00 7,150,000.00

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Donation amounts by influencer and year

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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 documents in reverse chronological order (1 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Allocation of discretionary funds and new recommendation for donors2017-04-03Natalie Stone-Crispin GiveWellGiveWell discretionary regranting GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Deworm the World Initiative Periodic donation list documentationGlobal healthGiveWell announces that it will allocate $4.9 million dollars of discretionary funds as follows: $4.4 million to the Against Malaria Foundation, and $0.5 million to the Deworm the World Initiative. Further, it updates its recommendation to donors, saying they should give all money at the margin to the Against Malaria Foundation. This updates the November 2016 recommendation to give to AMF and the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative in a 3:1 ratio

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (3 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Deworm the World Initiative2,250,000.002017-08-30Global health/deworminghttp://blog.givewell.org/2017/08/30/why-were-allocating-discretionary-funds-to-the-deworm-the-world-initiative/-- Blog post announces $2.25 million in made and planned grants to Deworm the World Initiative from funds given to GiveWell to regrant at its discretion (see http://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/19/discretionary-grant-making-and-implications-for-donor-agency/ for more background on how this differs from GiveWell top charities). This is the entirety of the money being granted or considered for granting at this time; the blog post explains why the grant is being made to Deworm the World Initiative even though GiveWell continues to recommend Against Malaria Foundation as the top charity that donors should allocate 100% of their donations to. Amount includes $1.25 million already granted and an additional $1 million that is planned for granting in the next month or two.
Against Malaria Foundation4,400,000.002017-04-03Global health/malariahttp://blog.givewell.org/2017/04/03/allocation-of-discretionary-funds/-- Blog post announces $4.4 million grant to AMF from the funds GiveWell has for discretionary regranting (see http://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/19/discretionary-grant-making-and-implications-for-donor-agency/ for more background on how this differs from GiveWell top charities). This is because AMF has the largest remaining Execution Level 1 gap based on the funding gaps identified in November 2016, and reports of funds raised as of February 2017. An additional $0.5 million is being granted to Deworm the World Initiative, and GiveWell recommends that donors giving now should donate all their money to the Against Malaria Foundation.
Deworm the World Initiative500,000.002017-04-03Global health/deworminghttp://blog.givewell.org/2017/04/03/allocation-of-discretionary-funds/-- Blog post announces $0.5 million to Deworm the World Initiative from the funds GiveWell has for discretionary regranting (see http://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/19/discretionary-grant-making-and-implications-for-donor-agency/ for more background on how this differs from GiveWell top charities), to fill most of an unfilled $0.53 million Execution Level 2 funding gap. This is out of a total of $4.9 million in granted money (the remaining $4.4 million went to the Against Malaria Foundation, with the highest priority of funding gap). The funding to Deworm the World Initiative was decided over other alternatives, including Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, the END Fund, GiveDirectly, Malaria Consortium, and Sightsavers.

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 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
Neil Sinhababu 5 2 5 0.4 0.6325 0.7852
Elie Hassenfeld 6 2 6 0.3333 0.5774
Sophie Monahan 2 1 3 0.3333 0.5
Haseeb Qureshi 4 1 5 0.2 0.3536 0.4073
Holden Karnofsky 4 1 5 0.2 0.3536
Josh Rosenberg 4 1 5 0.2 0.3536
Alexander Berger 5 1 6 0.1667 0.3162
Ben Kuhn 8 1 9 0.1111 0.25 0.005
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 18 2 18 0.1111 0.3333 0.6515
Peter Hurford 20 2 20 0.1 0.3162 0.0879
Pablo Stafforini 21 2 21 0.0952 0.3086 0.0193
Aaron Gertler 11 1 12 0.0833 0.2132 0.4603
Effective Altruism Funds 11 1 12 0.0833 0.2132 0.8285
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise 15 1 16 0.0625 0.1826 0.5818