Survival and Flourishing Fund donations made

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Basic donor information

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Donor donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 6 110,000 146,667 40,000 40,000 60,000 60,000 110,000 110,000 130,000 260,000 260,000 280,000 280,000
Global catastrophic risks 4 60,000 122,500 40,000 40,000 40,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 130,000 130,000 260,000 260,000 260,000
Rationality improvement 1 110,000 110,000 110,000 110,000 110,000 110,000 110,000 110,000 110,000 110,000 110,000 110,000 110,000
Effective altruism 1 280,000 280,000 280,000 280,000 280,000 280,000 280,000 280,000 280,000 280,000 280,000 280,000 280,000

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 2019
Global catastrophic risks (filter this donor) 4 4 490,000.00 490,000.00
Effective altruism (filter this donor) 1 1 280,000.00 280,000.00
Rationality improvement (filter this donor) 1 1 110,000.00 110,000.00
Total 6 6 880,000.00 880,000.00

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Donation amounts by subcause area and year

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Subcause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2019
Global catastrophic risks 4 4 490,000.00 490,000.00
Effective altruism/movement growth/career counseling 1 1 280,000.00 280,000.00
Rationality improvement 1 1 110,000.00 110,000.00
Classified total 6 6 880,000.00 880,000.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00
Total 6 6 880,000.00 880,000.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2019
80,000 Hours (filter this donor) Career coaching/life guidance FB Tw WP Site 280,000.00 280,000.00
LessWrong 2.0 (filter this donor) Rationality improvement FB WP Site 260,000.00 260,000.00
Future of Life Institute (filter this donor) AI safety/other global catastrophic risks FB Tw WP Site 130,000.00 130,000.00
Center for Applied Rationality (filter this donor) Rationality FB Tw WP Site TW 110,000.00 110,000.00
Global Catastrophic Risk Institute (filter this donor) Global catastrophic risks FB Tw Site 60,000.00 60,000.00
Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (filter this donor) 40,000.00 40,000.00
Total -- -- 880,000.00 880,000.00

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Donation amounts by influencer and year

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Influencer Number of donations Number of donees Total 2019
Alex Flint|Andrew Critch|Eric Rogstad 6 6 880,000.00 880,000.00
Classified total 6 6 880,000.00 880,000.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00
Total 6 6 880,000.00 880,000.00

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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 donations in reverse chronological order (6 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 6)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
80,000 Hours280,000.0012019-08Effective altruism/movement growth/career counselinghttp://survivalandflourishing.org/Alex Flint Andrew Critch Eric Rogstad Donation process: Part of the founding batch of grants for the Survival and Flourishing Fund made in August 2019. The fund is partly a successor to part of the grants program of the Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative (BERI) that handled grantmaking by Jaan Tallinn; see http://existence.org/tallinn-grants-future/ As such, this 80,000 Hours grant may represent a followup to a $350,000 grant made by BERI to 80,000 Hours earlier in the year

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant may represent a followup to a $350,000 grant made by BERI to 80,000 Hours earlier in the year

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing determined by timing of grant round; the Survival and Flourishing Fund is making its first round of grants in August 2019

Other notes: Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%; announced: 2019-08-29.
Center for Applied Rationality110,000.0042019-08Rationality improvementhttp://survivalandflourishing.org/Alex Flint Andrew Critch Eric Rogstad Donation process: Part of the founding batch of grants for the Survival and Flourishing Fund made in August 2019. The fund is partly a successor to part of the grants program of the Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative (BERI) that handled grantmaking by Jaan Tallinn; see http://existence.org/tallinn-grants-future/ As such, this grant to CFAR may represent a followup to past grants by BERI to CFAR

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant may represent a followup to past grants by BERI to CFAR

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing determined by timing of grant round; the Survival and Flourishing Fund is making its first round of grants in August 2019

Other notes: Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%; announced: 2019-08-29.
Centre for the Study of Existential Risk40,000.0062019-08Global catastrophic riskshttp://survivalandflourishing.org/Alex Flint Andrew Critch Eric Rogstad Donation process: Part of the founding batch of grants for the Survival and Flourishing Fund made in August 2019. The fund is partly a successor to part of the grants program of the Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative (BERI) that handled grantmaking by Jaan Tallinn; see http://existence.org/tallinn-grants-future/ As such, this grant to FLI may represent a followup to past grants by BERI in support of CSER (though BERI did not grant directly to CSER)

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Donor reason for selecting the donee: This grant may represent a followup to past grants by BERI in support of CSER (though BERI did not grant directly to CSER)

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing determined by timing of grant round; the Survival and Flourishing Fund is making its first round of grants in August 2019

Other notes: Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%; announced: 2019-08-29.
Future of Life Institute130,000.0032019-08Global catastrophic riskshttp://survivalandflourishing.org/Alex Flint Andrew Critch Eric Rogstad Donation process: Part of the founding batch of grants for the Survival and Flourishing Fund made in August 2019. The fund is partly a successor to part of the grants program of the Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative (BERI) that handled grantmaking by Jaan Tallinn; see http://existence.org/tallinn-grants-future/ As such, this grant to FLI may represent a followup to past grants by BERI to FLI

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Donor reason for selecting the donee: This grant may represent a followup to past grants by BERI to FLI

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing determined by timing of grant round; the Survival and Flourishing Fund is making its first round of grants in August 2019

Other notes: Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%; announced: 2019-08-29.
Global Catastrophic Risk Institute60,000.0052019-08Global catastrophic riskshttp://survivalandflourishing.org/Alex Flint Andrew Critch Eric Rogstad Donation process: Part of the founding batch of grants for the Survival and Flourishing Fund made in August 2019. The fund is partly a successor to part of the grants program of the Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative (BERI) that handled grantmaking by Jaan Tallinn; see http://existence.org/tallinn-grants-future/ As such, this grant to GCRI may represent a followup to past grants by BERI in support of GCRI

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Donor reason for selecting the donee: This grant may represent a followup to past grants by BERI in support of GCRI

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing determined by timing of grant round; the Survival and Flourishing Fund is making its first round of grants in August 2019

Other notes: Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%; announced: 2019-08-29.
LessWrong 2.0260,000.0022019-08Global catastrophic riskshttp://survivalandflourishing.org/Alex Flint Andrew Critch Eric Rogstad Donation process: Part of the founding batch of grants for the Survival and Flourishing Fund made in August 2019. The fund is partly a successor to part of the grants program of the Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative (BERI) that handled grantmaking by Jaan Tallinn; see http://existence.org/tallinn-grants-future/ As such, this grant to LessWrong 2.0 may represent a renewal of grants totaling $250,000 made by BERI to LessWrong 2.0 in 2018

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Donor reason for selecting the donee: This grant to LessWrong 2.0 may represent a renewal of grants totaling $250,000 made by BERI to LessWrong 2.0 in 2018

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): This grant to LessWrong 2.0 may represent a renewal of grants totaling $250,000 made by BERI to LessWrong 2.0 in 2018
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 29.55%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing determined by timing of grant round; the Survival and Flourishing Fund is making its first round of grants in August 2019. Also, it is likely that the timeframe previous BERI grant to LessWrong 2.0 (made September 2018) has ended

Other notes: Announced: 2019-08-29.

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