Jacob Steinhardt donations made

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Facebook username jacob.steinhardt
LinkedIn username jacob-steinhardt-a30437bb
Twitter usernamejacobsteinhardt
LessWrong usernamejsteinhardt
Effective Altruism Forum usernamejsteinhardt
GitHub usernamejsteinha
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?person=Jacob+Steinhardt

Donation amounts by cause area and year

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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 2017 2016
(filter this donor) 2 1 9,300.00 5,300.00 4,000.00 0.00
Global health and global poverty (filter this donor) 1 1 2,500.00 0.00 0.00 2,500.00
World peace (filter this donor) 2 2 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,000.00
Cash transfers (filter this donor) 1 1 500.00 0.00 0.00 500.00
Total 6 5 13,300.00 5,300.00 4,000.00 4,000.00

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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 2016
Global health and global poverty 1 1 2,500.00 2,500.00
World peace 2 2 1,000.00 1,000.00
Cash transfers 1 1 500.00 500.00
Classified total 4 4 4,000.00 4,000.00
Unclassified total 2 1 9,300.00 0.00
Total 6 5 13,300.00 4,000.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2018 2017 2016
Donor lottery (filter this donor) 9,300.00 5,300.00 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 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 0.00 500.00
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 500.00 0.00 0.00 500.00
GiveDirectly (filter this donor) Cash transfers FB Tw WP Site GW 500.00 0.00 0.00 500.00
Total -- -- 13,300.00 5,300.00 4,000.00 4,000.00

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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
Carl Shulman 1 1 4,000.00 4,000.00 0.00
GiveWell 1 1 2,500.00 0.00 2,500.00
GiveWell + a student of Pascaline Dupas 1 1 500.00 0.00 500.00
Jaime Yassif 1 1 500.00 0.00 500.00
Nick Beckstead 1 1 500.00 0.00 500.00
Classified total 5 5 8,000.00 4,000.00 4,000.00
Unclassified total 1 1 5,300.00 0.00 0.00
Total 6 5 13,300.00 4,000.00 4,000.00

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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 documents in reverse chronological order (2 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Donations for 20162016-12-28Jacob Steinhardt Jacob Steinhardt Donor lottery GiveWell top charities GiveDirectly Blue Ribbon Study Panel Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Periodic donation list documentationBiosecurity and pandemic preparedness,International relations,Global health and global povertyExplanation for donation choices, also mention experimental funding of smaller projects
Donor lotteries: demonstration and FAQ2016-12-07Carl Shulman Effective Altruism ForumTimothy 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 caseCarl Shulman announces a donor lottery coordinated/sponsored by Paul Christiano, and provides a FAQ discussing questions people might have for participating in the lottery

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (6 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Donor lottery5,300.002018-01-10--https://app.effectivealtruism.org/lotteries/31553453298138-- Block 2, [183,958,017,845–242,232,134,116]. See https://app.effectivealtruism.org/lotteries for general background; see http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1ip/announcing_the_2017_donor_lottery/ for the blog post announcing this lottery.
Donor lottery4,000.002017-01-04--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. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 40.00%.
GiveWell top charities2,500.002016-12-28Global health and global povertyhttps://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. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 25.00%.
GiveDirectly500.002016-12-28Cash transfershttps://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. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 5.00%.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace500.002016-12-28World peacehttps://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. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 5.00%.
Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense500.002016-12-28World peacehttps://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. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 5.00%.

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