Ozy Brennan donations made (filtered to cause areas matching Scientific research)

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Basic donor information

Country United States
Affiliated organizations (current or former; restricted to potential donees or others relevant to donation decisions)Foundational Research Institute
Facebook username https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007139566626
LinkedIn username ozy-brennan-1b86b3b2
Donations URLhttps://thingofthings.wordpress.com/2016/12/22/donations-post-2016/
GitHub usernameozybrennan
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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scientific research 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
Scientific research (filter this donor) 1 1 0.00
Total 1 1 0.00

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Donation amounts by subcause area and year

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total
Longevity Research Institute (filter this donor) 0.00
Total -- -- 0.00

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Donation amounts by influencer and year

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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 (1 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Donation Post: 20182019-01-03Ozy Brennan Ozy Brennan Longevity Research Institute Evidence Action Effective Altruism Funds Periodic donation list documentationGlobal health and development|Scientific research|Animal welfareThe blog post describes Ozy Brennan's donations for 2018, along with an explanation of the selection of each donee. The high-level explanation: "This year I am splitting my donations between the Animal Welfare Fund (animals), Evidence Action (global poverty), and the Longevity Research Institute (anti-aging). I’m taking basically the same approach with all three places I’m donating this year. I am not donating to particular programs that I think are high impact, such as malaria nets or cellular agriculture. Instead, I’m delegating my donation decisions to particular people or organizations. In two cases, I’m betting on a specific person that I have reason to believe is more informed, has better judgment, and is generally capable of making better decisions than me. In a third case, Evidence Action, I’m betting on an organization’s process and epistemics: while I know little about their current charities, I’m impressed by their transparency and commitment to admitting when things they’re trying may not work."

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (1 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 1)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Longevity Research Institute----2019-01-03Scientific research/anti-aginghttps://thingofthings.wordpress.com/2019/01/03/donation-post-2018/-- The reason for donating is described as follows: "It was founded by my friend Sarah Constantin, who is one of the smartest people I know; I have consistently been impressed by her carefulness and the breadth of her knowledge. I don’t have the understanding of medicine to know whether what they’re doing is sensible. Donating to the LRI is, fundamentally, a bet on Sarah." Ozy identifies the following characteristics for other people who may be interested in donating to LRI: "(a) Young people who want to selfishly invest in life extension research. (The research is unlikely to bear fruit in enough time to benefit older people.). (b) People who know Sarah Constantin and agree with my assessment of her character. (c) Risk-neutral effective altruists who want to support new projects".

Similarity to other donors

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