Peter Hurford 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.

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Affiliated organizations (current or former; restricted to potential donees or others relevant to donation decisions).impact Animal Charity Evaluators Charity Science Health
Facebook username peterhurford
LinkedIn username peterhurford8
Websitehttp://peterhurford.com/
Donations URLhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html
Twitter usernamepeterhurford
LessWrong usernamepeter_hurford
Effective Altruism Forum usernamePeter_Hurford
Effective Altruism Hub usernamepeter-hurford
GitHub usernamepeterhurford

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 2011
Effective altruism (filter this donor) 31 6 53,542.00 10,692.00 26,727.00 11,200.00 3,143.00 1,780.00 0.00 0.00
Global health (filter this donor) 22 4 29,188.00 200.00 1,628.00 25,735.00 1,259.00 33.00 323.00 10.00
Animal welfare (filter this donor) 11 4 13,219.00 4,223.00 36.00 8,300.00 0.00 0.00 660.00 0.00
United States politics (filter this donor) 6 4 1,095.00 0.00 1,050.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 40.00 5.00
(filter this donor) 1 1 1,000.00 0.00 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
AI risk (filter this donor) 1 1 90.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 90.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global poverty (filter this donor) 2 1 66.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 46.00 0.00 20.00 0.00
Civil liberties (filter this donor) 1 1 50.00 50.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 75 20 98,250.00 15,165.00 30,441.00 45,235.00 4,538.00 1,813.00 1,043.00 15.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Rethink Charity Effective altruism/Community project coordination FB Site 38,275.00 10,555.00 20,677.00 6,000.00 1,043.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Charity Entrepreneurship 20,037.00 37.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Charity Science Outreach 13,200.00 0.00 6,000.00 5,200.00 2,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Reducetarian Foundation FB Tw WP Site 7,000.00 2,000.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Against Malaria Foundation Global health/malaria FB Tw WP Site GW CN GS TW 4,557.00 0.00 1,291.00 1,674.00 1,259.00 0.00 323.00 10.00
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Global health/deworming Tw WP Site GW 4,232.00 200.00 337.00 3,662.00 0.00 33.00 0.00 0.00
Mercy For Animals Animal welfare/Diet change/Veganism/Factory farming FB Tw WP Site 3,300.00 0.00 0.00 3,300.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sentience Institute 2,214.00 2,214.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Centre for Effective Altruism Effective altruism FB Site 1,880.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100.00 1,780.00 0.00 0.00
Animal Charity Evaluators Animal welfare/Charity evaluation FB Tw WP Site 1,705.00 9.00 1,036.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 660.00 0.00
Defend Democracy PAC 1,000.00 0.00 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Deworm the World Initiative Global health/deworming Tw WP Site GW 399.00 0.00 0.00 399.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Effective Altruism Funds 100.00 100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI risk FB Tw WP Site CN GS TW 90.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 90.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
GiveDirectly Cash transfers FB Tw WP Site GW 66.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 46.00 0.00 20.00 0.00
American Civil Liberties Union FB Tw WP Site 50.00 50.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Raising for Effective Giving Effective altruism/Fundraising/Poker and sports FB Tw WP Site 50.00 0.00 50.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Obama for America 45.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 40.00 5.00
My Ride to Vote 25.00 0.00 25.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Hillary for America FB Tw WP Site 25.00 0.00 25.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- 98,250.00 15,165.00 30,441.00 45,235.00 4,538.00 1,813.00 1,043.00 15.00

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

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Students for High Impact Charity: Review and $10K Grant2016-09-27Peter Hurford Peter Hurford Students for High Impact Charity Single donation documentationEffective altruism/movement growthExplanation of some of the investigative process that led the author to decide to donate to SHIC. The focus is on the investigation process and information revealed about SHIC rather than on the amount donated

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (75 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Sentience Institute500.002017-09-01Animal welfarehttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html-- Donation via a donation trade.
Rethink Charity1,180.002017-09-01Effective altruism/movement growthhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html-- Grant intended for Students for High Impact Charity, part of a $10,000 grant decision announced on 2016-09-27. See http://effective-altruism.com/ea/128/students_for_high_impact_charity_review_and_10k/ for more context. The first $4,000 of the grant amount was sent on 2017-01-13 and the next $5,030 was sent 2017-06-30.
Sentience Institute1,714.002017-08-24Animal welfarehttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Rethink Charity255.002017-07-31Effective altruism/movement growthhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html-- Covers $255 out of $306 of annual SurveyMonkey subscription cost. Remaining $51 covered by the Center for Effective Altruism.
Rethink Charity5,030.002017-06-30Effective altruism/movement growthhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html-- Grant intended for Students for High Impact Charity, part of a $10,000 grant decision announced on 2016-09-27. See http://effective-altruism.com/ea/128/students_for_high_impact_charity_review_and_10k/ for more context. The first $4,000 of the grant amount was sent on 2017-01-13.
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative200.002017-05-13Global health/deworminghttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Animal Charity Evaluators9.002017-04-19Animal welfare/factory farming/charity evaluatorhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html-- For UPS fees.
Charity Entrepreneurship37.002017-04-18Effective altruism/movement growthhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html-- Research materials.
Effective Altruism Funds100.002017-04-04Effective altruism/movement growthhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html-- 25% to each fund, for informational purposes.
Rethink Charity90.002017-03-01Effective altruism/movement growthhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html-- For meetup.com fees.
American Civil Liberties Union50.002017-01-29Civil libertieshttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Rethink Charity4,000.002017-01-13Effective altruism/movement growthhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html-- Grant originally made to Students for High Impact Charity before it merged with .impact to form Rethink Charity. See http://effective-altruism.com/ea/128/students_for_high_impact_charity_review_and_10k/ for the explanation; the remaining amount would be granted later.
Reducetarian Foundation2,000.002017-01-13Animal welfare/meat reductionhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html-- For a research partnership with AWAL. See http://peterhurford.com/other/donation_receipts/18jan2017reducetarian.pdf for the receipt.
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative337.002016-12-30Global health/deworminghttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html-- For a fundraiser.
Animal Charity Evaluators1,000.002016-12-29--http://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html-- Thank you donation.
Raising for Effective Giving50.002016-12-24Effective altruism/meta/fundraisinghttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html-- For a fundraiser.
Against Malaria Foundation1,000.002016-12-16Global health/malariahttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html-- For a fundraiser.
Defend Democracy PAC1,000.002016-12-14United States politicshttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html-- Facebook ads experiment.
Rethink Charity13.002016-11-28Effective altruism/community project coordinationhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html-- Domain name purchase.
My Ride to Vote25.002016-11-07United States politicshttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Hillary for America25.002016-11-05United States politicshttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Against Malaria Foundation35.002016-10-13Global health/malariahttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Against Malaria Foundation50.002016-09-26Global health/malariahttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Rethink Charity90.002016-08-28Effective altruism/community project coordinationhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Rethink Charity500.002016-08-24Effective altruism/community project coordinationhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Animal Charity Evaluators24.002016-08-24Animal welfare/factory farming/charity evaluatorhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Rethink Charity192.002016-08-07Effective altruism/community project coordinationhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Rethink Charity12,000.002016-05-01Effective altruism/community project coordinationhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Against Malaria Foundation100.002016-04-29Global health/malariahttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Rethink Charity7,792.002016-04-20Effective altruism/community project coordinationhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Charity Science Outreach6,000.002016-04-20Effective altruism/outreachhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Animal Charity Evaluators12.002016-03-26Animal welfare/factory farming/charity evaluatorhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Rethink Charity90.002016-03-01Effective altruism/community project coordinationhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Against Malaria Foundation106.002016-01-11Global health/malariahttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Charity Entrepreneurship15,717.002015-12-23Global healthhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Rethink Charity5,377.002015-12-23Effective altruism/community project coordinationhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Charity Entrepreneurship4,283.002015-12-23Global healthhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative2,650.002015-12-22Global health/deworminghttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Reducetarian Foundation2,500.002015-12-16Animal welfare/diet change/veganismhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Reducetarian Foundation2,500.002015-12-16Animal welfare/diet change/veganismhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Against Malaria Foundation150.002015-12-03Global health/malariahttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Rethink Charity47.002015-09-03Effective altruism/community project coordinationhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Rethink Charity500.002015-09-03Effective altruism/community project coordinationhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Mercy For Animals2,000.002015-08-18Animal welfare/Diet change/Veganism/Factory farminghttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Rethink Charity40.002015-08-14Effective altruism/community project coordinationhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Charity Science Outreach5,200.002015-04-24Effective altruism/outreachhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Deworm the World Initiative45.002015-04-23Global health/deworminghttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Rethink Charity36.002015-04-20Effective altruism/community project coordinationhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Deworm the World Initiative177.002015-04-06Global health/deworminghttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Deworm the World Initiative177.002015-04-06Global health/deworminghttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative493.002015-03-28Global health/deworminghttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative519.002015-03-22Global health/deworminghttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Mercy For Animals1,300.002015-01-22Animal welfare/Diet change/Veganism/Factory farminghttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Against Malaria Foundation1,524.002015-01-02Global health/malariahttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Against Malaria Foundation1,259.002014-12-31Global health/malariahttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Centre for Effective Altruism100.002014-12-19Effective altruism/communityhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Rethink Charity435.002014-12-14Effective altruism/community project coordinationhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Rethink Charity13.002014-11-25Effective altruism/community project coordinationhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Rethink Charity516.002014-09-30Effective altruism/community project coordinationhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Rethink Charity79.002014-09-07Effective altruism/community project coordinationhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Charity Science Outreach1,000.002014-08-15Effective altruism/meta/outreachhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
GiveDirectly46.002014-06-17Global poverty/cash transfershttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Charity Science Outreach1,000.002014-06-12Effective altruism/meta/outreachhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Machine Intelligence Research Institute90.002014-05-06AI riskhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative33.002013-12-22Global health/deworminghttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Centre for Effective Altruism80.002013-12-12Effective altruism/metahttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Centre for Effective Altruism1,700.002013-07-04Effective altruism/meta/outreachhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Animal Charity Evaluators660.002012-12-25Animal welfare/meta/charity evaluationhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
GiveDirectly20.002012-12-18Global poverty/cash transfershttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Against Malaria Foundation123.002012-05-10Global health/malariahttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Obama for America20.002012-04-30United States politics/presidential electionhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Against Malaria Foundation200.002012-04-10Global health/malariahttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Obama for America20.002012-03-31United States politicshttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Obama for America5.002011-12-31United States politicshttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Against Malaria Foundation10.002011-12-31Global health/malariahttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--

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
Patrick Brinich-Langlois 9 5 24 0.2083 0.3727 0.1005
Elie Hassenfeld 6 4 22 0.1818 0.3651
Pablo Stafforini 21 6 35 0.1714 0.2928 0.0163
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise 15 5 30 0.1667 0.2887 0.0916
Ben Kuhn 8 4 24 0.1667 0.3162 0.0264
Aaron Gertler 11 4 27 0.1481 0.2697 0.2232
Haseeb Qureshi 4 3 21 0.1429 0.3354 0.455
Elizabeth Van Nostrand 13 4 29 0.1379 0.2481 0.0017
Alexander Berger 5 3 22 0.1364 0.3
Michael Dickens 6 3 23 0.1304 0.2739 0.004
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities 18 4 34 0.1176 0.2108 0.0877
GiveWell discretionary regranting 2 2 20 0.1 0.3162 0.0879
Sophie Monahan 2 2 20 0.1 0.3162
Brian Tomasik 4 2 22 0.0909 0.2236 0.0116
Holden Karnofsky 4 2 22 0.0909 0.2236
Josh Rosenberg 4 2 22 0.0909 0.2236
Neil Sinhababu 5 2 23 0.087 0.2 0.0609
Effective Altruism Funds 11 2 29 0.069 0.1348 0.0971
Michael Blume 1 1 20 0.05 0.2236 0.0019
Marcello Herreshoff 1 1 20 0.05 0.2236 0.0019
Michael Cohen 1 1 20 0.05 0.2236 0.0019
Mick Porter 1 1 20 0.05 0.2236 0.0019
Max Kesin 1 1 20 0.05 0.2236 0.0019
William Morgan 1 1 20 0.05 0.2236 0.0019
Mikko Rauhala 1 1 20 0.05 0.2236 0.0019
Misha Gurevich 1 1 20 0.05 0.2236 0.0019
Nicolas Tarleton 1 1 20 0.05 0.2236 0.0019
Richard Schwall 1 1 20 0.05 0.2236 0.0019
Robin Powell 1 1 20 0.05 0.2236 0.0019
Scott Dickey 1 1 20 0.05 0.2236 0.0019