Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise 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.

Table of contents

Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Affiliated organizations (current or former; restricted to potential donees or others relevant to donation decisions)Centre for Effective Altruism
Facebook username jefftk
LinkedIn username jeff-kaufman-28a8bab
Websitehttp://www.jefftk.com/
Donations URLhttp://www.jefftk.com/donations
LessWrong usernamejkaufman
Effective Altruism Forum usernameJeff_Kaufman
Effective Altruism Hub usernamejeff-kaufman
GitHub usernamejeffkaufman

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 2015 2014 2013 2012 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
(filter this donor) 45 11 464,639.00 0.00 85,189.00 84,152.00 128,576.00 65,550.00 25,253.00 36,006.00 27,809.00 10,760.00 336.00 336.00 336.00 168.00 168.00
Global health (filter this donor) 22 2 226,578.58 6,000.00 75,145.58 84,152.00 0.00 33,600.00 27,681.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Effective altruism (filter this donor) 1 1 5,000.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Animal welfare (filter this donor) 1 1 300.00 0.00 300.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 69 15 696,517.58 11,000.00 160,634.58 168,304.00 128,576.00 99,150.00 52,934.00 36,006.00 27,809.00 10,760.00 336.00 336.00 336.00 168.00 168.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Against Malaria Foundation Global health/malaria FB Tw WP Site GW CN GS TW 226,047.58 6,000.00 75,145.58 84,152.00 0.00 33,600.00 27,150.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Centre for Effective Altruism Effective altruism FB Site 195,152.00 0.00 0.00 84,152.00 60,000.00 51,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
GiveWell top charities Charity evaluation/global health/poverty FB Tw WP Site 83,006.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 68,456.00 14,550.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
EA Giving Group Existential risk/far future/trajectory improvement Site 80,100.00 0.00 80,100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Oxfam America FB Tw Site 74,575.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 36,006.00 27,809.00 10,760.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
80000 Hours Career coaching/life guidance FB Tw WP Site 21,053.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 21,053.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
GiveDirectly Cash transfers FB Tw WP Site GW 5,020.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 20.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Effective Altruism Funds 5,000.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Giving What We Can FB Tw WP Site 4,200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Save the Children Tw WP Site 1,344.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 336.00 336.00 336.00 168.00 168.00
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Global health/deworming Tw WP Site GW 531.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 531.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
New Harvest WP 300.00 0.00 300.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
GiveWell Charity evaluation/global health/poverty FB Tw WP Site 100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nurse Family Partnership 69.00 0.00 69.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Innovations for Poverty Action FB Tw WP Site 20.00 0.00 20.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- 696,517.58 11,000.00 160,634.58 168,304.00 128,576.00 99,150.00 52,934.00 36,006.00 27,809.00 10,760.00 336.00 336.00 336.00 168.00 168.00

Graph of spending by donee and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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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 2014 2013
GiveWell 8 3 99,106.00 6,000.00 10,000.00 68,556.00 14,550.00
Classified total 8 3 99,106.00 6,000.00 10,000.00 68,556.00 14,550.00
Unclassified total 61 13 597,411.58 5,000.00 150,634.58 60,020.00 84,600.00
Total 69 15 696,517.58 11,000.00 160,634.58 128,576.00 99,150.00

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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 donations in reverse chronological order (69 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Effective Altruism Funds5,000.002017-06-27Effective altruism/movement growthhttp://www.jefftk.com/donations-- Donation earmarked for the Effective Altruism Community Fund managed by Nick Beckstead. Employer match: Wave matched 5,000.00.
Against Malaria Foundation6,000.002017-01-05Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donationsGiveWell See http://www.givinggladly.com/2016/12/two-standard-donations-and-one-new-one.html for more on the thinking and context. Employer match: Google matched 6,000.00.
New Harvest300.002016-12-30Animal welfare/Meat alternativeshttps://www.jefftk.com/donations-- See http://www.givinggladly.com/2016/12/two-standard-donations-and-one-new-one.html for more on the thinking and context.
Against Malaria Foundation10,000.002016-12-24Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donationsGiveWell See http://www.givinggladly.com/2016/12/two-standard-donations-and-one-new-one.html for more on the thinking and context.
EA Giving Group80,100.002016-12-24--https://www.jefftk.com/donations-- See http://www.givinggladly.com/2016/12/two-standard-donations-and-one-new-one.html for more on the thinking and context.
Against Malaria Foundation134.582016-12-05Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Against Malaria Foundation55,000.002016-06-25Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Against Malaria Foundation11.002016-06-12Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations-- Chosen by participants in a Giving Game.
Innovations for Poverty Action20.002016-06-12--https://www.jefftk.com/donations-- Chosen by participants in a Giving Game.
Nurse Family Partnership69.002016-06-12--https://www.jefftk.com/donations-- Chosen by participants in a Giving Game.
Against Malaria Foundation10,000.002016-05-11Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations--
GiveDirectly5,000.002016-02-24--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Against Malaria Foundation79,152.002015-12-28Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Centre for Effective Altruism34,152.002015-12-28--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Against Malaria Foundation5,000.002015-08-30Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Centre for Effective Altruism50,000.002015-05-28--https://www.jefftk.com/donations-- Employer match: Google matched 6,000.00.
GiveWell top charities6,443.002014-12-31--https://www.jefftk.com/donationsGiveWell
GiveWell top charities57,763.002014-12-20--https://www.jefftk.com/donationsGiveWell
GiveDirectly20.002014-08-28--https://www.jefftk.com/donations-- Donation in exchange for work.
Centre for Effective Altruism30,000.002014-07-28--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
GiveWell top charities4,250.002014-02-01--https://www.jefftk.com/donationsGiveWell
GiveWell100.002014-02-01--https://www.jefftk.com/donationsGiveWell
Centre for Effective Altruism30,000.002014-01-08--https://www.jefftk.com/donations-- Employer match: Google matched 5,800.00.
GiveWell top charities13,000.002013-12-28--https://www.jefftk.com/donationsGiveWell
Centre for Effective Altruism10,000.002013-12-28--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
GiveWell top charities1,550.002013-12-09--https://www.jefftk.com/donationsGiveWell
Centre for Effective Altruism15,000.002013-08-11--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Against Malaria Foundation1,000.002013-08-08Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Centre for Effective Altruism26,000.002013-08-08--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Against Malaria Foundation10,000.002013-07-01Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Against Malaria Foundation10,000.002013-06-26Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Against Malaria Foundation6,000.002013-04-26Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations-- Employer match: Google matched 5,800.00.
Against Malaria Foundation400.002013-02-08Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Against Malaria Foundation6,000.002013-02-04Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations-- Employer match: Google matched 5,800.00.
Against Malaria Foundation200.002013-01-21Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations-- Donation in exchange for work.
Giving What We Can4,200.002012-11-17--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
80000 Hours21,053.002012-11-07--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Against Malaria Foundation19,000.002012-09-18Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations-- Employer match: Google matched 12,000.00.
Against Malaria Foundation1,000.002012-09-10Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations-- Donation in exchange for work.
Against Malaria Foundation150.002012-07-07Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Against Malaria Foundation2,000.002012-06-04Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations-- Donation in exchange for work.
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative31.002012-05-28Global health/deworminghttps://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Against Malaria Foundation5,000.002012-01-29Global health/malariahttps://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative500.002012-01-29Global health/deworminghttps://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Oxfam America10,000.002010-10-17--https://www.jefftk.com/donations-- For monitoring and evaluation.
Oxfam America75.002010-07-23--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Oxfam America1,391.002010-07-08--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Oxfam America25.002010-06-03--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Oxfam America505.002010-05-19--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Oxfam America14,000.002010-05-10--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Oxfam America10.002010-02-23--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Oxfam America10,000.002010-02-03--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Oxfam America13,000.002009-11-10--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Oxfam America719.002009-11-04--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Oxfam America10.002009-09-11--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Oxfam America50.002009-04-15--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Oxfam America7,000.002009-04-15--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Oxfam America30.002009-03-19--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Oxfam America7,000.002009-02-19--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Oxfam America3,400.002008-12-26--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Oxfam America500.002008-12-26--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Oxfam America360.002008-12-15--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Oxfam America5,000.002008-10-11--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Oxfam America1,500.002008-07-26--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Save the Children336.002007--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Save the Children336.002006--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Save the Children336.002005--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Save the Children168.002004--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--
Save the Children168.002003--https://www.jefftk.com/donations--

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 26 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
Ben Kuhn 8 6 17 0.3529 0.5477 0.1856
Alexander Berger 5 5 15 0.3333 0.5774
Elie Hassenfeld 6 4 17 0.2353 0.4216
Patrick Brinich-Langlois 9 4 20 0.2 0.3443 0.1969
Haseeb Qureshi 4 3 16 0.1875 0.3873 0.5407
Josh Rosenberg 4 3 16 0.1875 0.3873
Holden Karnofsky 4 3 16 0.1875 0.3873
Aaron Gertler 11 4 22 0.1818 0.3114 0.4546
Peter Hurford 20 5 30 0.1667 0.2887 0.0916
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 18 4 29 0.1379 0.2434 0.4367
Sophie Monahan 2 2 15 0.1333 0.3651
Jacob Steinhardt 5 2 18 0.1111 0.2309 0.1329
Pablo Stafforini 21 3 33 0.0909 0.169 0.0206
Effective Altruism Funds 11 2 24 0.0833 0.1557 0.6704
Elizabeth Van Nostrand 13 2 26 0.0769 0.1432 0.0026
GiveWell discretionary regranting 2 1 16 0.0625 0.1826 0.5818
Ozy Brennan 2 1 16 0.0625 0.1826 0.0003
Eric Friedman 4 1 18 0.0556 0.1291 0.1218
Neil Sinhababu 5 1 19 0.0526 0.1155 0.3909
Good Ventures/not recommended by GiveWell or Open Philanthropy Project 7 1 21 0.0476 0.0976 0.0002
Vipul Naik 8 1 22 0.0455 0.0913 0.0007
GiveWell Incubation Grants 12 1 26 0.0385 0.0745 0
Open Philanthropy Project 166 2 179 0.0112 0.0401 0.0362
Google.org 160 1 174 0.0057 0.0204 0.0033
Laura and John Arnold Foundation 362 1 376 0.0027 0.0136 0
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 2111 2 2124 0.0009 0.0112 0.0033