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 as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of December 2019. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.
|Effective Altruism Hub username||blakeborgeson|
|Data entry method on Donations List Website||Manual (no scripts used)|
|Org Watch page||https://orgwatch.issarice.com/?person=Blake+Borgeson|
Full donor page for donor Blake Borgeson
|Donors list page||https://intelligence.org/topdonors/|
|Transparency and financials page||https://intelligence.org/transparency/|
|Donation case page||http://effective-altruism.com/ea/12n/miri_update_and_fundraising_case/|
|Open Philanthropy Project grant review||http://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/potential-risks-advanced-artificial-intelligence/machine-intelligence-research-institute-general-support|
|Charity Navigator page||https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.profile&ein=582565917|
|Timelines wiki page||https://timelines.issarice.com/wiki/Timeline_of_Machine_Intelligence_Research_Institute|
|Org Watch page||https://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=Machine+Intelligence+Research+Institute|
|Key people||Eliezer Yudkowsky|Nate Soares|Luke Muehlhauser|
This entity is also a donor.
Full donee page for donee Machine Intelligence Research Institute
|Cause area||Count||Median||Mean||Minimum||10th percentile||20th percentile||30th percentile||40th percentile||50th percentile||60th percentile||70th percentile||80th percentile||90th percentile||Maximum|
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||2018||2016||2015|
|AI safety (filter this donor)||3||350,470.00||10.00||300,000.00||50,460.00|
Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)
Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)
|Amount (current USD)||Amount rank (out of 3)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Notes|
|300,000.00||1||AI safety||https://intelligence.org/2016/08/05/miri-strategy-update-2016/||--||Second biggest donation in the history of MIRI, see also http://effective-altruism.com/ea/14u/eas_write_about_where_they_give/ for more context on overall donations for the year. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.|
|50,460.00||2||AI safety||https://intelligence.org/topdonors/||--||Took total donation amount and subtracted known donation of 300000 for 2016.|
|Title (URL linked)||Publication date||Author||Publisher||Affected donors||Affected donees||Document scope||Cause area||Notes|
|EAs write about where they give||2016-12-09||Julia Wise||Effective Altruism Forum||Blake Borgeson Eva Vivalt Ben Kuhn Alexander Gordon-Brown and Denise Melchin Elizabeth Van Nostrand||Machine Intelligence Research Institute Center for Applied Rationality AidGrade Charity Science: Health 80,000 Hours Centre for Effective Altruism Tostan||Periodic donation list documentation||Global health and development, AI risk||Julia Wise got submissions from multiple donors about their donation plans and put them together in a single post. The goal was to cover people outside of organizations that publish such posts for their employees|