Haseeb Qureshi donations made

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Facebook username someguynamedhaseeb
LinkedIn username imhaseeb
Websitehttp://haseebq.com/
Twitter usernamehosseeb
Effective Altruism Hub usernamehaseeb-qureshi
GitHub usernameHaseeb-Qureshi
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)

Donor donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 11 11,340 12,925 0 0 5,300 5,300 10,600 11,340 12,650 12,650 25,000 25,300 34,030
Effective altruism 5 10,600 10,770 0 0 0 5,300 5,300 10,600 10,600 12,650 12,650 25,300 25,300
Global catastrophic risks 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Global health 4 11,340 15,830 5,300 5,300 5,300 11,340 11,340 11,340 12,650 12,650 34,030 34,030 34,030
Cash transfers 1 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000

Donation amounts by cause area and year

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Cause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2017 2016 2015 2013
Global health (filter this donor) 4 2 63,320.00 45,370.00 12,650.00 5,300.00 0.00
Effective altruism (filter this donor) 5 3 53,850.00 0.00 37,950.00 15,900.00 0.00
Cash transfers (filter this donor) 1 1 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00
Global catastrophic risks (filter this donor) 1 1 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 11 7 142,170.00 45,370.00 50,600.00 21,200.00 25,000.00

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Donation amounts by subcause area and year

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Subcause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2017 2016 2015 2013
Global health/malaria 4 2 63,320.00 45,370.00 12,650.00 5,300.00 0.00
Effective altruism/movement growth 5 3 53,850.00 0.00 37,950.00 15,900.00 0.00
Cash transfers 1 1 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00
Global catastrophic risks/AI safety 1 1 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Classified total 11 7 142,170.00 45,370.00 50,600.00 21,200.00 25,000.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 11 7 142,170.00 45,370.00 50,600.00 21,200.00 25,000.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2017 2016 2015 2013
Alex Flint AI safety fund (filter this donor) 34,030.00 34,030.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donor) Global health/malaria FB Tw WP Site GW CN GS TW 29,290.00 11,340.00 12,650.00 5,300.00 0.00
80,000 Hours (filter this donor) Career coaching/life guidance FB Tw WP Site 25,300.00 0.00 25,300.00 0.00 0.00
GiveDirectly (filter this donor) Cash transfers FB Tw WP Site GW 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00
Rethink Charity (filter this donor) Effective altruism/Community project coordination FB Site 17,950.00 0.00 12,650.00 5,300.00 0.00
Centre for Effective Altruism (filter this donor) Effective altruism/movement growth FB Site 10,600.00 0.00 0.00 10,600.00 0.00
Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund (filter this donor) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- 142,170.00 45,370.00 50,600.00 21,200.00 25,000.00

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Donation amounts by influencer and year

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For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Influencer Number of donations Number of donees Total 2017 2016 2015 2013
GiveWell 4 2 54,290.00 11,340.00 12,650.00 5,300.00 25,000.00
Classified total 4 2 54,290.00 11,340.00 12,650.00 5,300.00 25,000.00
Unclassified total 7 5 87,880.00 34,030.00 37,950.00 15,900.00 0.00
Total 11 7 142,170.00 45,370.00 50,600.00 21,200.00 25,000.00

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (11 donations)

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

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DoneeAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 11)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Rethink Charity----2018Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://haseebq.com/2018-donations/-- Donation process: The announcement post says that the donor is donating 33% of his pre-tax income, as usual, but has decided to not disclose exact amounts as he does not want his compensation to be known. The amount is allocated between multiple donees based on the donor's assessment

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Donation for the Local Effective Altruism Network (LEAN), a "small group at Rethink Charity that focuses on seeding and supporting local EA groups."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The announcement post says: "I feel that lately these kinds of efforts have been neglected within the effective altruism community in favor of direct work. I think this is unwise—I know for myself and many others within the EA community, we would not have found and maintained our focus on EA were it not for local groups early on. It’s never wise to take your talent pipeline for granted. LEAN has a great approach of supporting local EA groups, and I trust they’ll do a lot to keep the ideas and norms behind effective altruism alive and healthy."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The total amount the donor is giving away is 33% of pre-tax income. The allocation of 20% to Rethink Charity for LEAN is likely determined by the needs of other recipients; it is also similar to the 25% allocated to Rethink Charity in 2015 and 2016
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 20.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): End-of-year round of donations of 33% of income in the year; this is part of the donor's earning-to-give strategy

Other notes: Announced: 2019-01-17.
Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund----2018Global catastrophic risks/AI safetyhttps://haseebq.com/2018-donations/-- Donation process: The announcement post says that the donor is donating 33% of his pre-tax income, as usual, but has decided to not disclose exact amounts as he does not want his compensation to be known. The amount is allocated between multiple donees based on the donor's assessment

Intended use of funds (category): Regranting

Intended use of funds: Money for the Long Term Future Fund to use for its grants

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The announcement post says: "Given the quality of the fund management team, I have no doubt they will be better informed and make higher-quality funding decisions than I could personally. But this donation also reflects a longer-term pattern in my giving that began last year when I gave the majority of my donations to a donor-advised fund. Going forward, I want to be making fewer direct funding decisions and instead donating to managed funds. Good fund managers will almost certainly be making more careful funding decisions than I could on my own. The reality is, I’m now sufficiently busy and have not been keeping up with developments within EA charities, and it doesn’t make sense for me to reduplicate the research that these guys are already doing more thoroughly than I could."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The total amount the donor is giving away is 33% of pre-tax income. The allocation of 80% to the Long-Term Future Fund is likely a reflection of the strong reasons articulated by the donor for donating to that fund
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 80.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): End-of-year round of donations of 33% of income in the year; this is part of the donor's earning-to-give strategy

Other notes: Announced: 2019-01-17.
Against Malaria Foundation11,340.0062017Global health/malariahttps://medium.freecodecamp.org/yearly-donations-and-why-you-should-give-now-not-later-cba890cabfbeGiveWell Donation process: The announcement post says that the donor is donating 33% of his pre-tax income, as usual. This money is being allocated between different charities, based on the donor's assessment

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The announcement post says: "The Against Malaria Foundation is a non-profit that funds and distributes anti-malarial bednets in malaria-ravaged countries, primarily in Africa and Asia."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The annoucement post calls the donee "the same organization I donate to every year, and the #1 top ranked charity on Givewell for multiple years." It also says: "A single bednet can be funded and distributed for ~$4, making them perhaps the most cost-effective life-saving intervention in the world."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The total amount the donor is giving awaay is $45,370, which is 33% of pre-tax income. The allocation of 25% to AMF is the same as the previous two years
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 25.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): End-of-year round of donations of 33% of income in the year; this is part of the donor's earning-to-give strategy

Other notes: Announced: 2017-12-31.
Alex Flint AI safety fund34,030.0012017Global health/malariahttps://medium.freecodecamp.org/yearly-donations-and-why-you-should-give-now-not-later-cba890cabfbe-- Donation process: The announcement post says that the donor is donating 33% of his pre-tax income, as usual. This money is being allocated between different charities, based on the donor's assessment

Intended use of funds (category): Regranting

Intended use of funds: The announcement post says: "The remaining 75% of my donations this year, $34,030, I’m donating to a donor-advised fund to be donated to a promising AI safety charity."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The annoucement post says: " The fund is managed by my good friend Alex Flint, a computer vision PhD from Oxford who’s very well-versed in AI risk (if you’d likewise want to donate to this fund, I can put you in touch with him). For those who are unfamiliar with AI safety, you might have heard folks Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, and Sam Harris making pronouncements about the dangers of uncontrolled artificial general intelligence. AI is advancing rapidly, and it’s likely to grow and control more of the infrastructure of the world far faster than we can develop our understanding of how to make it safe. So far the world has invested an remarkably small amounts into thinking about how to make AIs more safe, and I think this will be an increasingly important problem as AI research advances."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The total amount the donor is giving awaay is $45,370, which is 33% of pre-tax income. The allocation to the AI safety fund is what is left after taking out the 25% to Against Malaria Foundation (granting 25% to the Against Malaria Foundation has been an yearly fixture of Qureshi's donations)
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 75.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): End-of-year round of donations of 33% of income in the year; this is part of the donor's earning-to-give strategy

Other notes: Announced: 2017-12-31.
Against Malaria Foundation12,650.0042016Global health/malariahttps://haseebq.com/2016-donations-and-some-thoughts/GiveWell Donation process: The announcement post says: "In 2016, my donations totaled $50,600. My finances this year were little more complicated, but that was my best estimate of 33% of my pre-tax income. (That income does not include RSUs; whenever I can liquidate them, I will also donate 33% of their value.) Below are the organizations I donated to and why."

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The announcement post says: "The Against Malaria Foundation distributes low-cost anti-mosquito bednets in parts of Africa that are ravaged by malaria."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The announcement post says: "AMF has been repeatedly ranked by Givewell as the dollar-for-dollar most impactful charity in the world. It’s important to make speculative and high-risk altruistic investments. But there is some straightforward value in just rewarding and spreading the word about organizations that rock at saving lives (and in the worst case, to have no doubt that one’s donations are having real positive impact). I also donated to them in 2015, and good chance I’ll donate again in 2017."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The total amount the donor is giving away is $50,600, which is 33% of pre-tax income. The allocation of 25% to Against Malaria Foundation is likely determined by the needs of other recipients; it is also the same percentage as allocated in 2015
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 25.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): End-of-year round of donations of 33% of income in the year; this is part of the donor's earning-to-give strategy

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: The announcement post says: "good chance I’ll donate again in 2017"

Donor retrospective of the donation: The donor would make a similar donation to Against Malaria Foundation in 2017 https://medium.freecodecamp.org/yearly-donations-and-why-you-should-give-now-not-later-cba890cabfbe

Other notes: Announced: 2017-01-29.
Rethink Charity12,650.0042016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://haseebq.com/2016-donations-and-some-thoughts/-- Donation process: The announcement post says: "In 2016, my donations totaled $50,600. My finances this year were little more complicated, but that was my best estimate of 33% of my pre-tax income. (That income does not include RSUs; whenever I can liquidate them, I will also donate 33% of their value.) Below are the organizations I donated to and why."

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The announcement post says: ".impact [the name of Rethink Charity at the time] is a grassroots EA organization that maintains a lot of Effective Altruism’s infrastructure, including the EA Forum (which I highly recommend). One of their most exciting projects is LEAN (Local Effective Altruism Network), which helps to seed and support university EA organizations."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The announcement post says: "One of their most exciting projects is LEAN (Local Effective Altruism Network), which helps to seed and support university EA organizations. [...] Young people have already shown that in many ways they are going to be the primary vector for change in this world. And as those young people come into power, I’d love to see more of them thinking rigorously about how to do good. In short, I think influencing more young people to think critically about effectiveness is one of our best levers for ensuring a positive future."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The total amount the donor is giving away is $50,600, which is 33% of pre-tax income. The allocation of 25% to Rethink Charity is likely determined by the needs of other recipients; it is also the same percentage as allocated in 2015
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 25.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): End-of-year round of donations of 33% of income in the year; this is part of the donor's earning-to-give strategy

Donor retrospective of the donation: The donor would make a similar grant to the Local Effective Altruism Network in 2018 https://haseebq.com/2018-donations/

Other notes: Announced: 2017-01-29.
80,000 Hours25,300.0022016Effective altruism/movement growthhttp://haseebq.com/2016-donations-and-some-thoughts/-- Donation process: The announcement post says: "In 2016, my donations totaled $50,600. My finances this year were little more complicated, but that was my best estimate of 33% of my pre-tax income. (That income does not include RSUs; whenever I can liquidate them, I will also donate 33% of their value.) Below are the organizations I donated to and why."

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The announcement post says: "80K is an organization that advises young people on how to do the most good with their careers. They analyze different career paths, balancing career capital with altruistic aims."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The announcement post says: "80K actually strongly affected my own trajectory when I was considering career pursuits. Reading through their career guide on tech entrepreneurship influenced my original decision to enter into the tech industry. 80K has had had impressive growth and has done a lot of good for influencing more students on the path to altruistic lives. There’s a big talent gap in effective altruism right now, and 80K seems like the best investment for filling that gap. I’m excited to see what they can do in 2017."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The total amount the donor is giving away is $50,600, which is 33% of pre-tax income. The allocation of 50% to 80,000 Hours is likely determined by the needs of other recipients; it is also consistent with the percentage allocated the previous year for EA Outreach
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 50.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): End-of-year round of donations of 33% of income in the year; this is part of the donor's earning-to-give strategy

Other notes: Announced: 2017-01-29.
Against Malaria Foundation5,300.0082015Global health/malariahttps://haseebq.com/my-first-year-earning-to-give-a-retrospective/GiveWell Donation process: The announcement post says: "In all I gave 33% of my pre-tax income, which since I started my job in June, amounts to $21,200 USD I donated to high-impact charities." The allocation of this $21,200 is based on analysis of the individual target charities

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The donee "distributes low-cost anti-mosquito bednets in parts of Africa that are ravaged by malaria"

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The announcement post says of the donee: "AMF is ranked by Givewell as the most marginally impactful charity in the world."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The announcement post says: "In all I gave 33% of my pre-tax income, which since I started my job in June, amounts to $21,200 USD I donated to high-impact charities." AMF gets 25% of this money; the amount it gets is likely constrained by the needs of other recipients
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 25.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): End-of-year round of donations of 33% of income in the year; this is part of the donor's earning-to-give strategy

Donor retrospective of the donation: The donor would continue to donate to Against Malaria Foundation for the next two years; see https://haseebq.com/2016-donations-and-some-thoughts/ and https://medium.freecodecamp.org/yearly-donations-and-why-you-should-give-now-not-later-cba890cabfbe but would stop donating to it in 2018

Other notes: Announced: 2015-12-31.
Rethink Charity5,300.0082015Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://haseebq.com/my-first-year-earning-to-give-a-retrospective/-- Donation process: The announcement post says: "In all I gave 33% of my pre-tax income, which since I started my job in June, amounts to $21,200 USD I donated to high-impact charities." The allocation of this $21,200 is based on analysis of the individual target charities

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: At the time of the donation, the donee is known as .impact (it would later rename itself to Rethink Charity). The announcement post calls it "a grassroots EA organization with which I’ve grown more involved over the last year. .impact is best known for creating a ton of EA infrastructure, including the EA Forums and EA Hub. Their latest project is LEAN, which helps to seed and support EA chapters all around the world, helping to foster the movement at the grassroots level."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The announcement post says: ".impact is best known for creating a ton of EA infrastructure, including the EA Forums and EA Hub. Their latest project is LEAN, which helps to seed and support EA chapters all around the world, helping to foster the movement at the grassroots level."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The announcement post says: "In all I gave 33% of my pre-tax income, which since I started my job in June, amounts to $21,200 USD I donated to high-impact charities." Rethink Charity gets 25% of this money; the amount it gets is likely constrained by the needs of other recipients
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 25.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): End-of-year round of donations of 33% of income in the year; this is part of the donor's earning-to-give strategy

Donor retrospective of the donation: The donor would continue to make similar donations in later years: to Rethink Charity in 2016 https://haseebq.com/2016-donations-and-some-thoughts/and to the Local Effective Altruism Network in 2018 https://haseebq.com/2018-donations/

Other notes: Announced: 2015-12-31.
Centre for Effective Altruism10,600.0072015Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://haseebq.com/my-first-year-earning-to-give-a-retrospective/-- Donation process: The announcement post says: "In all I gave 33% of my pre-tax income, which since I started my job in June, amounts to $21,200 USD I donated to high-impact charities." The allocation of this $21,200 is based on analysis of the individual target charities

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Donation for the EA Outreach team run by Kerry Vaughan and Tyler Alterman. The announcement post says: "EA Outreach was responsible for EA Global, the major EA conference this year at Google HQ, and have ambitious plans on how to grow the movement and influence more of the world toward evidence-based giving."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The announcement post says: "[EA Outreach] have ambitious plans on how to grow the movement and influence more of the world toward evidence-based giving. I think the impact they could have is enormous, and so I decided to give them half of my donations this year."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The announcement post says: "In all I gave 33% of my pre-tax income, which since I started my job in June, amounts to $21,200 USD I donated to high-impact charities." EA Outreach gets 50% of this money; the amount it gets is likely constrained by the needs of other recipients
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 50.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): End-of-year round of donations of 33% of income in the year; this is part of the donor's earning-to-give strategy

Other notes: Announced: 2015-12-31.
GiveDirectly25,000.0032013Cash transfershttps://eahub.org/user/haseeb-qureshiGiveWell Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.

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