Ben Kuhn donations made to GiveWell top charities

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Facebook username ben.s.kuhn
LinkedIn username benskuhn
Websitehttp://www.benkuhn.net/
Donations URLhttp://www.benkuhn.net/ea/
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

ItemValue
Country United States
Facebook page GiveWell.org
Websitehttps://www.givewell.org
Donate pagehttps://secure.givewell.org/
Donation case pagehttps://blog.givewell.org/2016/11/28/updated-top-charities-giving-season-2016/
Donation statistics pagehttps://www.givewell.org/about/impact
Twitter usernamegivewell
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GiveWell#Top-rated_charities
Key peopleHolden Karnofsky|Elie Hassenfeld

Full donee page for donee GiveWell top charities

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 3 12,600 10,067 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 12,600 12,600 12,600 12,600 12,600 12,600 12,600
3 12,600 10,067 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 12,600 12,600 12,600 12,600 12,600 12,600 12,600

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 2019 2017 2016
(filter this donor) 3 30,200.00 12,600.00 12,600.00 5,000.00
Total 3 30,200.00 12,600.00 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 (3 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 3)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
12,600.0012019-01-20--https://www.benkuhn.net/ea/GiveWell See https://www.benkuhn.net/giving-2018 for more context. Although the donation was made in January 2019, it is considered part of the donation for 2018; the reason for making the donation in 2019 was due to fewer liquid finances in December to make the donation. The total donation amount for the year of $70,000 was calculated as 50% of total income for the year. The allocation of $12,600 was calculated as 18% of the total donation amount. Logistics-wise, the donation was made via the donor-advised fund, and along with the donation of $1,400 to GiveWell (i.e., a donation of $14,000 was made to GiveWell with 10% marked as an unrestricted donation to GiveWell). Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
12,600.0012017-12-30--https://www.benkuhn.net/ea/GiveWell See https://www.benkuhn.net/giving-2017 for more context. The total donation amount of $60,000 was calculated as 50% of total income for the year. The intended allocation to GiveWell top charities was 18% (which would be $10,800) but due to a miscalculation, a little more was allocated. After accounting for the employer match of $10,000 for another donations, the donation amount worked out to 18% of the total donation (including employer match) for the year. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
5,000.0032016-12-31--https://www.benkuhn.net/ea/GiveWell See https://www.benkuhn.net/giving-2016 for more context.