Good Ventures/not recommended by GiveWell or Open Philanthropy Project donations made (filtered to cause areas matching Meta-philanthropy)

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 analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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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)Good Ventures
Regularity with which donor updates donations datacontinuous updates
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)months
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)

Brief history: Historically, Good Ventures and GiveWell worked together but were separate entities, and Good Ventures made a number of grants based on the beliefs and interets of Dustin Moskovitz and Cari Tuna; in some cases these were helped by some GiveWell research. As GiveWell Labs began taking off and morphed into the Open Philanthropy Project, the majority of Good Ventures money moved shifted to the Open Philanthropy Project, and most of the rest was to GiveWell top and standout charities. Other than that, they also support GiveWell operations. The grants listed here are basically all the grants that may be informed by GiveWell or Open Philanthropy Project research but are not directly recommended by GiveWell or the Open Philanthropy Project, and do not support GiveWell operations

Brief notes on broad donor philosophy and major focus areas: Focus areas here include "marriage equality", drug policy, and education. Decisions in drug policy are sometimes assisted by research of the Open Philanthropy Project but the grants themselves are not recommended by the Open Philanthropy Project. Recently, some funding for Alzheimers disease based on Open Philanthropy Project study has been funded separately by Good Ventures, see https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/update-investigating-neglected-goals-biological-research

Notes on grant publication logistics: Grant pages are published on the Good Ventures website, generally within a few months after the grant is made

Notes on grant financing: Financing for these grants is provided by Good Ventures. The exact financing mechanism is not clear

Miscellaneous notes: See also http://effective-altruism.com/ea/10l/june_2016_givewell_board_meeting/#relationship-with-good-ventures "51:59: Cari and Dustin aren’t tied down, they have their own thing"

Donor donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 3 20,000 33,333 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
Meta-philanthropy 3 20,000 33,333 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000

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 2015 2014 2012
Meta-philanthropy (filter this donor) 3 1 100,000.00 60,000.00 20,000.00 20,000.00
Total 3 1 100,000.00 60,000.00 20,000.00 20,000.00

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Donation amounts by subcause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given subcause area 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.

Subcause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2015 2014 2012
Meta-philanthropy 3 1 100,000.00 60,000.00 20,000.00 20,000.00
Classified total 3 1 100,000.00 60,000.00 20,000.00 20,000.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 3 1 100,000.00 60,000.00 20,000.00 20,000.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2015 2014 2012
Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (filter this donor) 100,000.00 60,000.00 20,000.00 20,000.00
Total -- -- 100,000.00 60,000.00 20,000.00 20,000.00

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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 donations in reverse chronological order (3 donations)

Graph of top 10 donees by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DoneeAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 3)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society60,000.0012015-04Meta-philanthropyhttp://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.
Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society20,000.0022014-08Meta-philanthropyhttp://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.
Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society20,000.0022012-07Meta-philanthropyhttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/stanford-center-on-philanthropy-and-civil-society-general-support-july-2012-- Grant made via Stanford University, supports efforts of recipient to promote the study of philanthropic institutions and nonprofits.

Similarity to other donors

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