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.
|Best overview URL||https://www.beguide.org/|
|Effective Altruism Hub username||gordon-irlam|
|Regularity with which donor updates donations data||annual refresh|
|Regularity with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)||annual refresh|
|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)|
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
|Cause area||Count||Median||Mean||Minimum||10th percentile||20th percentile||30th percentile||40th percentile||50th percentile||60th percentile||70th percentile||80th percentile||90th percentile||Maximum|
|Global catastrophic risks||3||60,000||65,348||16,043||16,043||16,043||16,043||60,000||60,000||60,000||120,000||120,000||120,000||120,000|
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||2018||2016|
|Global catastrophic risks (filter this donor)||3||2||196,043.00||60,000.00||136,043.00|
Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)
Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)
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||2018||2016|
|Global catastrophic risks/AI risk/Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness||1||1||120,000.00||0.00||120,000.00|
|Global catastrophic risks||2||1||76,043.00||60,000.00||16,043.00|
Graph of spending by subcause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)
Graph of spending by subcause area and year (cumulative)
|Future of Humanity Institute (filter this donor)||Global catastrophic risks/AI safety/Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness||FB Tw WP Site TW||120,000.00||0.00||120,000.00|
|Global Catastrophic Risk Institute (filter this donor)||Global catastrophic risks||FB Tw Site||76,043.00||60,000.00||16,043.00|
Graph of spending by donee and year (incremental, not cumulative)
Graph of spending by donee and year (cumulative)
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Graph of top 10 donees by amount, showing the timeframe of donations
|Donee||Amount (current USD)||Amount rank (out of 3)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Notes|
|Global Catastrophic Risk Institute||60,000.00||2||Global catastrophic risks||https://www.gricf.org/2018-report.html||--|
|Future of Humanity Institute||120,000.00||1||Global catastrophic risks/AI risk/Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness||https://www.gricf.org/2016-report.html||--|
|Global Catastrophic Risk Institute||16,043.00||3||Global catastrophic risks||https://www.gricf.org/2016-report.html||--||c/o Social & Environmental Entrepreneurs.|
The following table uses the Jaccard index and cosine similarity to compare the similarity of donors. We are showing the top 3 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|