Gordon Irlam donations made (filtered to cause areas matching Education)

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
Best overview URLhttps://www.beguide.org/
Facebook username gordon.irlam.7
LinkedIn username gordon-irlam-8a284
Websitehttps://www.gordoni.com/
Donations URLhttps://www.gricf.org/annual-report.html
Effective Altruism Hub usernamegordon-irlam
Regularity with which donor updates donations dataannual refresh
Regularity with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)annual refresh
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 notes on broad donor philosophy and major focus areas: See https://www.beguide.org/ for an understanding of the main focus areas. This lists various cause areas and their associated leverage factors, which is the number of dollars of social value that we get for every dollar invested. AI risk is listed with a leverage factor of 1.5 to 12 million, and farm animal welfare has a leverage factor of 300,000 to 1.5 million with the caveat "if pain alone counts"

Notes on grant decision logistics: The exact decision process is not clear. https://www.gordoni.com/effective-altruism/spending.html includes some details on the way Irlam approaches spending

Miscellaneous notes: Irlam has created a number of websites exploring topics related to his charitable interest. Examples include https://wiki.aipolicies.org/ for AI policy, https://www.gordoni.com/thoughts/wwit.html for global poverty, and other stuff under "A Penny for my Thoughts?" on his homepage https://www.gordoni.com/ Consistency of grand total and total by donee between Donations List Website and summary at https://www.gricf.org/annual-report.html was last verified on 2019-01-21

Donor donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 14 25,000 38,272 100 500 1,000 10,000 10,000 25,000 50,000 60,434 75,000 79,203 108,597
Education 14 25,000 38,272 100 500 1,000 10,000 10,000 25,000 50,000 60,434 75,000 79,203 108,597

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 2016 2015 2014 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Education (filter this donor) 14 1 535,803.00 60,434.00 79,203.00 70,969.00 108,597.00 75,000.00 25,000.00 50,000.00 35,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 500.00 1,000.00 100.00
Total 14 1 535,803.00 60,434.00 79,203.00 70,969.00 108,597.00 75,000.00 25,000.00 50,000.00 35,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 500.00 1,000.00 100.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)

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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 2017 2016 2015 2014 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Education 14 1 535,803.00 60,434.00 79,203.00 70,969.00 108,597.00 75,000.00 25,000.00 50,000.00 35,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 500.00 1,000.00 100.00
Classified total 14 1 535,803.00 60,434.00 79,203.00 70,969.00 108,597.00 75,000.00 25,000.00 50,000.00 35,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 500.00 1,000.00 100.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 14 1 535,803.00 60,434.00 79,203.00 70,969.00 108,597.00 75,000.00 25,000.00 50,000.00 35,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 500.00 1,000.00 100.00

Graph of spending by subcause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Graph of spending by subcause area and year (cumulative)

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
RESULTS Educational Fund (filter this donor) 535,803.00 60,434.00 79,203.00 70,969.00 108,597.00 75,000.00 25,000.00 50,000.00 35,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 500.00 1,000.00 100.00
Total -- -- 535,803.00 60,434.00 79,203.00 70,969.00 108,597.00 75,000.00 25,000.00 50,000.00 35,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 500.00 1,000.00 100.00

Graph of spending by donee and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Graph of spending by donee and year (cumulative)

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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 (14 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 14)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
RESULTS Educational Fund60,434.0052017Educationhttps://www.gricf.org/2017-report.html--
RESULTS Educational Fund79,203.0022016Educationhttps://www.gricf.org/2016-report.html--
RESULTS Educational Fund70,969.0042015Educationhttps://www.gricf.org/2015-report.html--
RESULTS Educational Fund108,597.0012014Educationhttps://www.gricf.org/2014-report.html--
RESULTS Educational Fund75,000.0032012Educationhttps://www.gricf.org/2012-report.html--
RESULTS Educational Fund25,000.0082011Educationhttps://www.gricf.org/2011-report.html--
RESULTS Educational Fund50,000.0062010Educationhttps://www.gricf.org/2010-report.html--
RESULTS Educational Fund35,000.0072009Educationhttps://www.gricf.org/2009-report.html--
RESULTS Educational Fund10,000.0092008Educationhttps://www.gricf.org/2008-report.html--
RESULTS Educational Fund10,000.0092007Educationhttps://www.gricf.org/2007-report.html--
RESULTS Educational Fund10,000.0092006Educationhttps://www.gricf.org/2006-report.html--
RESULTS Educational Fund500.00132005Educationhttps://www.gricf.org/2005-report.html--
RESULTS Educational Fund1,000.00122004Educationhttps://www.gricf.org/2004-report.html--
RESULTS Educational Fund100.00142003Educationhttps://www.gricf.org/2003-report.html--

Similarity to other donors

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