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 (see his commits) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; please do not share this data without consulting with Vipul Naik. We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of December 2018. See the about page for more details.
|Effective Altruism Forum username||jsteinhardt|
|Data entry method on Donations List Website||Manual (no scripts used)|
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|
|(filter this donor)||1||1||4,000.00||4,000.00||0.00|
|Global health and global poverty (filter this donor)||1||1||2,500.00||0.00||2,500.00|
|World peace (filter this donor)||2||2||1,000.00||0.00||1,000.00|
|Global poverty (filter this donor)||1||1||500.00||0.00||500.00|
Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)
Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)
|Donor lottery (filter this donor)||4,000.00||4,000.00||0.00|
|GiveWell top charities (filter this donor)||Charity evaluation/global health/poverty||FB Tw WP Site||2,500.00||0.00||2,500.00|
|Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense (filter this donor)||Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness||FB Tw WP Site||500.00||0.00||500.00|
|Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (filter this donor)||FB Tw WP Site||500.00||0.00||500.00|
|GiveDirectly (filter this donor)||Cash transfers||FB Tw WP Site GW||500.00||0.00||500.00|
Graph of spending by donee and year (incremental, not cumulative)
Graph of spending by donee and year (cumulative)
If you hover over a cell for a given influencer 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.
|Influencer||Number of donations||Number of donees||Total||2017||2016|
|GiveWell + a student of Pascaline Dupas||1||1||500.00||0.00||500.00|
Graph of spending by influencer and year (incremental, not cumulative)
Graph of spending by influencer and year (cumulative)
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|Title (URL linked)||Publication date||Author||Publisher||Affected donors||Affected donees||Document scope||Cause area||Notes|
|Donations for 2016||2016-12-28||Jacob Steinhardt||Jacob Steinhardt||Donor lottery GiveWell top charities GiveDirectly Blue Ribbon Study Panel Carnegie Endowment for International Peace||Periodic donation list documentation||Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness,International relations,Global health and global poverty||Explanation for donation choices, also mention experimental funding of smaller projects|
|Donor lotteries: demonstration and FAQ||2016-12-07||Carl Shulman||Effective Altruism Forum||Timothy Telleen-Lawton Gregory Lewis Ajeya Cotra Rohin Shah Helen Toner Nicole Ross Howie Lempel Rebecca Raible Pablo Stafforini Aaron Gertler Brayden McLean Benjamin Hoffman Catherine Olsson Eric Herboso Ian David Moss Glenn Willen Jacob Steinhardt Brandon Reinhart||Donor lottery||Donee donation case||Carl Shulman announces a donor lottery coordinated/sponsored by Paul Christiano, and provides a FAQ discussing questions people might have for participating in the lottery|
|Donee||Amount (current USD)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Notes|
|Donor lottery||4,000.00||--||http://effective-altruism.com/ea/14d/donor_lotteries_a_stepbystep_guide_for_mall/||Carl Shulman||See https://jsteinhardt.wordpress.com/2016/12/28/donations-for-2016/ for more context; the announcement was 2016-12-28, before the actual transaction.|
|GiveWell top charities||2,500.00||Global health and global poverty||https://jsteinhardt.wordpress.com/2016/12/28/donations-for-2016/||GiveWell||Although donation was announced on this day we do not know when it was made.|
|GiveDirectly||500.00||Global poverty/cash transfers||https://jsteinhardt.wordpress.com/2016/12/28/donations-for-2016/||GiveWell + a student of Pascaline Dupas||Although donation was announced on this day we do not know when it was made.|
|Carnegie Endowment for International Peace||500.00||World peace||https://jsteinhardt.wordpress.com/2016/12/28/donations-for-2016/||Nick Beckstead||Earmarked for Carnegie-Tsinghua Center. Although donation was announced on this day we do not know when it was made.|
|Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense||500.00||World peace||https://jsteinhardt.wordpress.com/2016/12/28/donations-for-2016/||Jaime Yassif||Although donation was announced on this day we do not know when it was made.|
The following table uses the Jaccard index and cosine similarity to compare the similarity of donors. We are showing the top 30 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|
|Ian David Moss||1||1||5||0.2||0.4472||0.8341|
|Anders Kuvaas Herting||2||1||6||0.1667||0.3162||0.0052|