Ajeya Cotra donations made to A political campaign

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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)Open Philanthropy
Facebook username https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1638572396
LinkedIn username ajeya-cotra-90942b8b
Donations URLno single location; https://eahub.org/user/ajeya-cotra, https://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2016/, http://effective-altruism.com/ea/14d/donor_lotteries_a_stepbystep_guide_for_mall/
Effective Altruism Hub usernameajeya-cotra
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)

Full donor page for donor Ajeya Cotra

Basic donee information


Full donee page for donee A political campaign

Donor–donee relationship

Item Value

Donor–donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 1 2,700 2,700 2,700 2,700 2,700 2,700 2,700 2,700 2,700 2,700 2,700 2,700 2,700
Politics 1 2,700 2,700 2,700 2,700 2,700 2,700 2,700 2,700 2,700 2,700 2,700 2,700 2,700

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 Total 2016
Politics (filter this donor) 1 2,700.00 2,700.00
Total 1 2,700.00 2,700.00

Skipping spending graph as there is fewer than one year’s worth of donations.

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

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 1)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
2,700.0012016-10Politicshttps://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2016/-- Target of donation not specified, but this donation was in mid-October, in the runup to the November 2016 United States presidential and legislative elections. Also, amount not explicitly specified, but inferred from 55-45 split in donations and knowledge of donor lottery amount from http://effective-altruism.com/ea/14d/donor_lotteries_a_stepbystep_guide_for_mall/ Note also that political campaign donations are capped at 2700 USD in the United States. Affected countries: United States; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.