Gordon Irlam donations made (filtered to cause areas matching Global health)

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 40 1,000 8,795 100 100 250 500 1,000 1,000 3,000 3,000 20,000 25,000 60,000
Global health 40 1,000 8,795 100 100 250 500 1,000 1,000 3,000 3,000 20,000 25,000 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 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
Global health (filter this donor) 40 12 351,780.00 5,000.00 3,000.00 13,000.00 28,000.00 28,000.00 45,000.00 73,000.00 22,000.00 31,000.00 95,000.00 2,000.00 2,180.00 500.00 1,050.00 2,350.00 700.00
Total 40 12 351,780.00 5,000.00 3,000.00 13,000.00 28,000.00 28,000.00 45,000.00 73,000.00 22,000.00 31,000.00 95,000.00 2,000.00 2,180.00 500.00 1,050.00 2,350.00 700.00

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 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
Global health 17 4 191,030.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 20,000.00 20,000.00 30,000.00 95,000.00 2,000.00 1,180.00 0.00 350.00 2,250.00 250.00
Global health/antibiotic resistance 5 1 135,000.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00 25,000.00 25,000.00 25,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global health/dental health 8 1 21,000.00 3,000.00 3,000.00 3,000.00 3,000.00 3,000.00 0.00 3,000.00 2,000.00 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global health/eye health 1 1 2,000.00 2,000.00 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 0.00
Global health/STD control using HIV/AIDS 3 1 2,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000.00 500.00 500.00 0.00 0.00
Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDS 6 5 750.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200.00 100.00 450.00
Classified total 40 12 351,780.00 5,000.00 3,000.00 13,000.00 28,000.00 28,000.00 45,000.00 73,000.00 22,000.00 31,000.00 95,000.00 2,000.00 2,180.00 500.00 1,050.00 2,350.00 700.00
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 0.00 0.00
Total 40 12 351,780.00 5,000.00 3,000.00 13,000.00 28,000.00 28,000.00 45,000.00 73,000.00 22,000.00 31,000.00 95,000.00 2,000.00 2,180.00 500.00 1,050.00 2,350.00 700.00

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 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
Keep Antibiotics Working (filter this donor) 135,000.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00 25,000.00 25,000.00 25,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Institute for One World Health (filter this donor) 123,100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 20,000.00 20,000.00 25,000.00 35,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 0.00 100.00 1,000.00 0.00
Health GAP (filter this donor) 66,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 60,000.00 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Kids International Dental Services (filter this donor) 21,000.00 3,000.00 3,000.00 3,000.00 3,000.00 3,000.00 0.00 3,000.00 2,000.00 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
HealthGAP Coalition (filter this donor) 3,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000.00 500.00 500.00 1,000.00 0.00
Sankara Eye Foundation USA (filter this donor) 2,000.00 2,000.00 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 0.00
Global Health Council (filter this donor) Tw WP Site 930.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 180.00 0.00 250.00 250.00 250.00
AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (filter this donor) Tw WP Site 350.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100.00 0.00 250.00
American Foundation for AIDS Research (filter this donor) 100.00 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 0.00 100.00 0.00
Funders Concerned About AIDS (filter this donor) 100.00 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 0.00 100.00
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (filter this donor) 100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100.00 0.00 0.00
San Francisco AIDS Foundation (filter this donor) 100.00 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 0.00 100.00
Total -- -- 351,780.00 5,000.00 3,000.00 13,000.00 28,000.00 28,000.00 45,000.00 73,000.00 22,000.00 31,000.00 95,000.00 2,000.00 2,180.00 500.00 1,050.00 2,350.00 700.00

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 (40 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 40)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Kids International Dental Services3,000.00132017Global health/dental healthhttps://www.gricf.org/2017-report.html--
Sankara Eye Foundation USA2,000.00192017Global health/eye healthhttps://www.gricf.org/2017-report.html--
Kids International Dental Services3,000.00132016Global health/dental healthhttps://www.gricf.org/2016-report.html--
Keep Antibiotics Working10,000.00112015Global health/antibiotic resistancehttps://www.gricf.org/2015-report.html-- c/o Food Animal Concerns Trust.
Kids International Dental Services3,000.00132015Global health/dental healthhttps://www.gricf.org/2015-report.html--
Keep Antibiotics Working25,000.0042014Global health/antibiotic resistancehttps://www.gricf.org/2014-report.html-- c/o Food Animal Concerns Trust.
Kids International Dental Services3,000.00132014Global health/dental healthhttps://www.gricf.org/2014-report.html--
Keep Antibiotics Working25,000.0042013Global health/antibiotic resistancehttps://www.gricf.org/2013-report.html-- c/o Food Animal Concerns Trust.
Kids International Dental Services3,000.00132013Global health/dental healthhttps://www.gricf.org/2013-report.html--
Keep Antibiotics Working25,000.0042012Global health/antibiotic resistancehttps://www.gricf.org/2012-report.html-- c/o Food Animal Concerns Trust.
Institute for One World Health20,000.0082012Global healthhttps://www.gricf.org/2012-report.html--
Keep Antibiotics Working50,000.0022011Global health/antibiotic resistancehttps://www.gricf.org/2011-report.html-- c/o Food Animal Concerns Trust.
Institute for One World Health20,000.0082011Global healthhttps://www.gricf.org/2011-report.html--
Kids International Dental Services3,000.00132011Global health/dental healthhttps://www.gricf.org/2011-report.html--
Institute for One World Health20,000.0082010Global healthhttps://www.gricf.org/2010-report.html--
Kids International Dental Services2,000.00192010Global health/dental healthhttps://www.gricf.org/2010-report.html--
Institute for One World Health25,000.0042009Global healthhttps://www.gricf.org/2009-report.html--
Health GAP5,000.00122009Global healthhttps://www.gricf.org/2009-report.html--
Kids International Dental Services1,000.00212009Global health/dental healthhttps://www.gricf.org/2009-report.html--
Health GAP60,000.0012008Global healthhttps://www.gricf.org/2008-report.html--
Institute for One World Health35,000.0032008Global healthhttps://www.gricf.org/2008-report.html--
Health GAP1,000.00212007Global healthhttps://www.gricf.org/2007-report.html--
Institute for One World Health1,000.00212007Global healthhttps://www.gricf.org/2007-report.html--
HealthGAP Coalition1,000.00212006Global health/STD control using HIV/AIDShttps://www.gricf.org/2006-report.html--
Institute for One World Health1,000.00212006Global healthhttps://www.gricf.org/2006-report.html--
Global Health Council180.00342006Global healthhttps://www.gricf.org/2006-report.html--
HealthGAP Coalition500.00282005Global health/STD control using HIV/AIDShttps://www.gricf.org/2005-report.html-- c/o Mobilization Against AIDS.
HealthGAP Coalition500.00282004Global health/STD control using HIV/AIDShttps://www.gricf.org/2004-report.html-- c/o Mobilization Against AIDS.
Global Health Council250.00302004Global healthhttps://www.gricf.org/2004-report.html--
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative100.00352004Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://www.gricf.org/2004-report.html--
AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition100.00352004Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://www.gricf.org/2004-report.html--
Institute for One World Health100.00352004Global healthhttps://www.gricf.org/2004-report.html--
American Foundation for AIDS Research100.00352003Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://www.gricf.org/2003-report.html--
HealthGAP Coalition1,000.00212003Global healthhttps://www.gricf.org/2003-report.html-- c/o Mobilization Against AIDS.
Institute for One World Health1,000.00212003Global healthhttps://www.gricf.org/2003-report.html--
Global Health Council250.00302003Global healthhttps://www.gricf.org/2003-report.html--
Global Health Council250.00302002Global healthhttps://www.gricf.org/2002-report.html--
Funders Concerned About AIDS100.00352002Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://www.gricf.org/2002-report.html--
AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition250.00302002Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://www.gricf.org/2002-report.html--
San Francisco AIDS Foundation100.00352002Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://www.gricf.org/2002-report.html--

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 1 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
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 1111 2 1120 0.0018 0.0181 0