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 2023. 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.
|Effective Altruism Forum username||gwern|
|Data entry method on Donations List Website||Manual (no scripts used)|
|Org Watch page||https://orgwatch.issarice.com/?person=Gwern+Branwen|
|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|
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||2015||2012||2011|
|Global health (filter this donor)||2||1||3,000.00||0.00||3,000.00||0.00||0.00|
|Digital preservation (filter this donor)||3||1||1,026.00||0.00||1,000.00||6.00||20.00|
|Global poverty (filter this donor)||1||1||540.00||0.00||540.00||0.00||0.00|
|Life sciences (filter this donor)||2||1||100.00||0.00||50.00||50.00||0.00|
|Technology (filter this donor)||1||1||20.00||20.00||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|AI safety (filter this donor)||1||1||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00|
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||2017||2015||2012||2011|
Graph of spending by subcause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)
Graph of spending by subcause area and year (cumulative)
|Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donor)||Global health/malaria||FB Tw WP Site GW CN GS TW||3,000.00||0.00||3,000.00||0.00||0.00|
|Internet Archive (filter this donor)||WP Site||1,026.00||0.00||1,000.00||6.00||20.00|
|GiveDirectly (filter this donor)||Cash transfers||FB Tw WP Site GW||540.00||0.00||540.00||0.00||0.00|
|Brain Preservation Foundation (filter this donor)||100.00||0.00||50.00||50.00||0.00|
|Danbooru (filter this donor)||20.00||20.00||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Machine Intelligence Research Institute (filter this donor)||AI safety||FB Tw WP Site CN GS TW||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00|
Graph of spending by donee and year (incremental, not cumulative)
Graph of spending by donee and year (cumulative)
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Graph of top 10 donees by amount, showing the timeframe of donations
|Donee||Amount (current USD)||Amount rank (out of 10)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Notes|
|Danbooru||20.00||6||Technology||https://github.com/gwern/gwern.net/commit/3ecb1f524eb709a19594247ff98627618db15a07#diff-1c8eb878291c544f4f935b3dfcac9641R163||--||Donation given via account upgrade, as a way to offset the use of resources from crawling the website.|
|Internet Archive||1,000.00||2||Digital preservation||https://twitter.com/gwern/status/667082325637914625||--|
|GiveDirectly||540.00||3||Global poverty||https://github.com/gwern/gwern.net/commit/9df40516566c42249a374a143d2c8d5b5de96149#diff-e96709060d038c15656ffed1e89f630dR434||--||In a LessWrong comment Gwern mentions the amount as $500 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/YEo5cysddE27bEd5B/bragging-thread-december-2015#3hW8Nci3LW36enwLT (GW, IR).|
|Brain Preservation Foundation||50.00||4||Life sciences||https://github.com/gwern/gwern.net/commit/9df40516566c42249a374a143d2c8d5b5de96149#diff-e96709060d038c15656ffed1e89f630dR434||--|
|Against Malaria Foundation||3,000.00||1||Global health||https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/YEo5cysddE27bEd5B/bragging-thread-december-2015#3hW8Nci3LW36enwLT (GW, IR)||--|
|Against Malaria Foundation||--||--||Global health||https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxmasterrace/comments/418xqw/foldinghome_linuxmasterrace_team/cz0zp7e/||--||Gwern writes that more than 10% of his 2015 income was donated to AMF. On LessWrong he mentions the November 2015 $3000 donation to AMF, but does not make clear whether that is his only donation to AMF in 2015. The same comment mentions donating to GiveDirectly, but that might just be the November 2015 donations that is entered separately.|
|Brain Preservation Foundation||50.00||4||Life sciences||https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/whgNqLq2tJiri3GdY/plastination-is-maturing-and-needs-funding-says-hanson#W6ixDfwCTCK9mzR2q (GW, IR)||--||Gwern donated specifically to the Evaluation Fund.|
|Internet Archive||6.00||8||Digital preservation||https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/1sek9w/web_archive_is_asking_for_donations_they_accept/cdx551u/?context=2||--||Currency info: donation given as 1.00 BTC (conversion done on 2012-01-15 via Coindesk).|
|Internet Archive||20.00||6||Digital preservation||https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/1sek9w/web_archive_is_asking_for_donations_they_accept/cdx551u/?context=2||--|
|Machine Intelligence Research Institute||--||--||AI safety||https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/XSqYe5Rsqq4TR7ryL/the-finale-of-the-ultimate-meta-mega-crossover#6T24xqkJotPQTJL5R (GW, IR)||--||Gwern mentions that he is a past donor to MIRI in this discussion thread, but gives neither a date nor an amount.|
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