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. See the about page for more details.
|Affiliated organizations (current or former; restricted to potential donees or others relevant to donation decisions)||Good Ventures|
|Regularity with which donor updates donations data||continuous updates|
|Regularity with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)||irregular|
|Lag with which donor updates donations data||months|
|Lag with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)||months|
|Data entry method on Donations List Website||Manual (no scripts used)|
Miscellaneous notes: This covers grants that are in the Good Ventures grants database but were not recommended by the Open Philanthropy Project, and do not fit into GiveWell Incubation Grants or GiveWell top and standout charities. This might represent Good Ventures pet interests, like gay marriage, drug policy, and United States education. It also includes grants made to GiveWell itself. These grants have been tapering off as Good Ventures has focused more and more on making grants based on GiveWell and Open Philanthropy Project recommendations
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||2016||2015||2014||2013||2012||2011|
|Education (filter this donor)||1||1||5,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||5,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Meta-philanthropy (filter this donor)||10||2||4,352,940.00||1,994,850.00||1,303,090.00||260,000.00||745,000.00||0.00||50,000.00|
|Drug policy (filter this donor)||3||2||412,500.00||100,000.00||100,000.00||212,500.00||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Same-sex marriage (filter this donor)||2||2||250,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||250,000.00||0.00|
Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)
Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)
|Startup:Education (filter this donor)||WP||5,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||5,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|GiveWell (filter this donor)||Charity evaluation/global health/poverty||FB Tw WP Site||4,272,940.00||1,994,850.00||1,243,090.00||240,000.00||745,000.00||0.00||50,000.00|
|Brookings Institution (filter this donor)||FB Tw WP Site||212,500.00||0.00||0.00||212,500.00||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Heffter Research Institute (filter this donor)||FB Tw WP Site||200,000.00||100,000.00||100,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Freedom to Marry (filter this donor)||FB Tw WP Site||150,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||150,000.00||0.00|
|Silicon Valley Community Foundation (filter this donor)||WP||100,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||100,000.00||0.00|
|Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (filter this donor)||80,000.00||0.00||60,000.00||20,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00|
Graph of spending by donee and year (incremental, not cumulative)
Graph of spending by donee and year (cumulative)
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||2015||2014|
|Mark Zuckerberg,Priscilla Chan,Cory Booker||1||1||5,000,000.00||0.00||5,000,000.00|
Graph of spending by influencer and year (incremental, not cumulative)
Graph of spending by influencer and year (cumulative)
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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||2016||2015||2014||2012|
Graph of spending by country and year (incremental, not cumulative)
Graph of spending by country and year (cumulative)
|Donee||Amount (current USD)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Notes|
|Heffter Research Institute||100,000.00||Drug policy/United States||http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/heffter-research-institute-general-support||--||Grant recipient a leading institute on psychedelics. It follows up on http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/heffter-research-institute-general-support1 a previous grant of the same amount. Grantee intends to use grant for communications work over the next two years. Affected countries: United States.|
|GiveWell||1,994,850.00||Meta-philanthropy||http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-general-support||--||Grant for general poerating support.|
|Heffter Research Institute||100,000.00||Drug policy/United States||http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/heffter-research-institute-general-support1||Graham Boyd||Grant was recommended by Graham Boyd, advisor to Good Ventures on drug policy. Grant supports work on psychedelics, an area that Good Ventures and Boyd consider neglected, and where. Affected countries: United States.|
|GiveWell||1,186,840.00||Meta-philanthropy||http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-general-support-august-2015||--||Grant for general operating support.|
|Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society||60,000.00||Meta-philanthropy||http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/stanford-center-on-philanthropy-and-civil-society-general-support||--||Grant for general operating support, to be disbursed as three annual payments of $20,000 each.|
|GiveWell||56,250.00||Meta-philanthropy||http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-open-philanthropy-project-website-construction||--||Grant to support 50% of the costs of redesigning http://www.openphilanthropy.org (the new website).|
|Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society||20,000.00||Meta-philanthropy||http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/stanford-pacs-general-support||--||Grant for general operating support, and also labeled as a continuation of http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/stanford-center-on-philanthropy-and-civil-society-general-support-july-2012 a grant in 2012-07.|
|Startup:Education||5,000,000.00||Education/United States||http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/startup-education-school-reform-in-newark-april-2014||Mark Zuckerberg,Priscilla Chan,Cory Booker||Grant structured as a "match" to the grant by Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan of $100 million for school reform in Newark. Matching grants from other donors were needed to unlock the funding from Zuckerberg and Chan. Though the grant was not recommended by GiveWell, GiveWell staff assisted with a writeup at http://www.goodventures.org/report/school-reform-in-newark to help decide on the grant. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New Jersey; affected cities: Newark.|
|Brookings Institution||212,500.00||Drug policy/United States||http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/brookings-institution-research-on-marijuana-policy-change||Graham Boyd||Grant was recommended by Graham Boyd, who had previously worked as an advisor to Peter Lewis. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Washington,Colorado.|
|GiveWell||240,000.00||Meta-philanthropy||http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-general-support-march-2014||--||Grant for general operating support.|
|GiveWell||675,000.00||Meta-philanthropy||http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-research-november-2013||--||Grant to cover research-related expenses.|
|GiveWell||20,000.00||Meta-philanthropy||http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-research-june-2013||--||Grant to support investigation into the history of philanthropy and investigation of funding opportunities in in policy advocacy.|
|GiveWell||50,000.00||Meta-philanthropy||http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-general-support-january-2013||--||Grant for general operating support, i.e., finding the best giving opportunities and writing up findings.|
|Silicon Valley Community Foundation||100,000.00||Same-sex marriage/United States||http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/media-buy-for-marriage-equality-campaign-in-maine-september-2012||--||Grant supports purchase of advertisements in Maine by Freedom to Marry Action as part of a campaign to legalized same-sex marriage. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Maine.|
|Freedom to Marry||150,000.00||Same-sex marriage/United States||http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/freedom-to-marry-general-support-june-2012||--||Learning grant intended to understand more in the same-sex marriage advocacy (aka "marriage equality") space. Affected countries: United States.|
|GiveWell||50,000.00||Meta-philanthropy||http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/givewell-general-support-december-2011||--||Grant for general operating support, i.e., finding the best giving opportunities and writing up findings.|
The following table uses the Jaccard index and cosine similarity to compare the similarity of donors. We are showing the top 30 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|
|Good Ventures/unaffiliated with GiveWell or Open Philanthropy Project||2||2||7||0.2857||0.5345||0.0237|
|Elizabeth Van Nostrand||13||1||19||0.0526||0.1048||0.2125|
|Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise||15||1||21||0.0476||0.0976||0.0002|
|Open Philanthropy Project||182||1||188||0.0053||0.028||0.0001|