Jacob Steinhardt donations made

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.

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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)

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
(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
Total 5 5 8,000.00 4,000.00 4,000.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2017 2016
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
Total -- -- 8,000.00 4,000.00 4,000.00

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Donation amounts by influencer and year

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
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 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 5 5 8,000.00 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 (5 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
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.
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.
GiveDirectly500.002016-12-28Global poverty/cash 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.
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.
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.

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 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
Holden Karnofsky 4 2 7 0.2857 0.4472
Josh Rosenberg 4 2 7 0.2857 0.4472
Alexander Berger 5 2 8 0.25 0.4
Elie Hassenfeld 6 2 9 0.2222 0.3651
Eric Herboso 1 1 5 0.2 0.4472 0.8341
Glenn Willen 1 1 5 0.2 0.4472 0.8341
Nicole Ross 1 1 5 0.2 0.4472 0.8341
Rebecca Raible 1 1 5 0.2 0.4472 0.8341
Ian David Moss 1 1 5 0.2 0.4472 0.8341
Gregory Lewis 1 1 5 0.2 0.4472 0.8341
Catherine Olsson 1 1 5 0.2 0.4472 0.8341
Rohin Shah 1 1 5 0.2 0.4472 0.8341
Brayden McLean 1 1 5 0.2 0.4472 0.8341
Timothy Telleen-Lawton 1 1 5 0.2 0.4472 0.8341
Benjamin Hoffman 1 1 5 0.2 0.4472 0.8341
Howie Lempel 1 1 5 0.2 0.4472 0.8341
Helen Toner 1 1 5 0.2 0.4472 0.8341
Ben Kuhn 8 2 11 0.1818 0.3162 0.0804
Brandon Reinhart 2 1 6 0.1667 0.3162 0.0829
Enrico Calvanese 2 1 6 0.1667 0.3162 0.0204
Tessa Alexanian 2 1 6 0.1667 0.3162 0.0217
Ajeya Cotra 2 1 6 0.1667 0.3162 0.5269
Ivan Rosales 2 1 6 0.1667 0.3162 0.0915
Michelle Taylor 2 1 6 0.1667 0.3162 0.0713
Alexandra Rastad 2 1 6 0.1667 0.3162 0.0958
Cole Gleason 2 1 6 0.1667 0.3162 0.0875
Sophie Monahan 2 1 6 0.1667 0.3162
Anders Kuvaas Herting 2 1 6 0.1667 0.3162 0.0052
Bradley Tjandra 2 1 6 0.1667 0.3162 0.0253
Robert Flatow 3 1 7 0.1429 0.2582 0.0316