Ben Kuhn donations made to GiveWell top charities

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Basic donor information

Country United States
Facebook username ben.s.kuhn
LinkedIn username benskuhn
Donations URL
Twitter usernamebenskuhn
LessWrong usernamebenkuhn
Effective Altruism Hub usernameben-kuhn
GitHub usernamebenkuhn
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)

Full donor page for donor Ben Kuhn

Basic donee information

Country United States
Facebook page
Donate page
Donation case page
Donation statistics page
Twitter usernamegivewell
Effective Altruism Hubgivewell
Wikipedia page
Key peopleHolden Karnofsky|Elie Hassenfeld

Full donee page for donee GiveWell top charities

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 2017 2016
(filter this donor) 2 17,600.00 12,600.00 5,000.00
Total 2 17,600.00 12,600.00 5,000.00

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

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Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (2 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
12,600.002017-12-30-- See for more context.
5,000.002016-12-31-- See for more context.

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

Title (URL linked) Publication date Author Publisher Affected donors Affected donees Document scope Cause area Notes
Where, why and how I donated in 2017 2018-02-01 Ben Kuhn Ben Kuhn Open Philanthropy Project Effective Altruism Funds Effective Altruism Grants GiveWell GiveWell top charities EA Giving Group Effective Altruism Funds Periodic donation list documentation Global health and development Kuhn describes his decision to allocate money between GiveWell, GiveWell top charities, and his own donor-advised fund managed by Fidelity. Kuhn also discusses the Open Philanthropy Project, EA Funds, and EA Grants, and the EA Giving Group he donated to the previous year