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 March 2022. 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.
|Affiliated organizations (current or former; restricted to potential donees or others relevant to donation decisions)||Centre for Effective Altruism|
|Regularity with which donor updates donations data||irregular|
|Regularity with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)||irregular|
|Lag with which donor updates donations data||months|
|Lag with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)||days|
|Data entry method on Donations List Website||Manual (no scripts used)|
Brief history: This is one of four Effective Altruism Funds that are a program of the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA). The creation of the funds was inspired by the success of the EA Giving Group donor-advised fund run by Nick Beckstead, and also by the donor lottery run in December 2016 by Paul Christiano and Carl Shulman (see https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/WvPEitTCM8ueYPeeH/donor-lotteries-demonstration-and-faq (GW, IR) for more). EA Funds were introduced on 2017-02-09 in the post https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/a8eng4PbME85vdoep/introducing-the-ea-funds (GW, IR) and launched on 2017-02-28 in the post http://effective-ahttps://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/iYoSAXhodpxJFwdQz/ea-funds-beta-launch The first round of allocations was announced on 2017-04-20 at https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/MsaS8JKrR8nnxyPkK/update-on-effective-altruism-funds (GW, IR) The funds allocation information appears to have next been updated in November 2017; see https://www.facebook.com/groups/effective.altruists/permalink/1606722932717391/ for more
Brief notes on broad donor philosophy and major focus areas: As the name suggests, the Fund's focus area is animal welfare, but it includes both factory farming and wild animal welfare, and it has also funded opportunities for priorities research. At inception, the Fund had Lewis Bollard (Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare at Open Philanthropy Project) as its sole manager. In October 2018, https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/yYHKRgLk9ufjJZn23/announcing-new-ea-funds-management-teams (GW, IR) announces a new management team for the Fund, with Bollard staying on as chair of the management team, but with three new members Jamie Spurgeon, Natalie Cargill, and Toni Adleberg
Notes on grant decision logistics: Money from the fund is supposed to be granted about thrice a year, with the target months being November, February, and June. Actual grant months may differ from the target months. The amount of money granted with each decision cycle depends on the amount of money available in the Fund as well as on the available donation opportunities
Notes on grant publication logistics: Grant details are published on the EA Funds website, and linked to from the Fund page. Each grant is accompanied by a brief description of the grantee's work (and hence, the intended use of funds) as well as reasons the grantee was considered impressive
Notes on grant financing: Money in the Animal Welfare Fund only includes funds explicitly donated for that Fund. In each grant round, the amount of money that can be allocated is limited by the balance available in the fund at that time
This entity is also a donee.
Full donor page for donor Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund
We do not have any donee information for the donee Hong Kong Veg Society in our system.
Full donee page for donee Hong Kong Veg Society
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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||2018|
|Animal welfare (filter this donor)||2||30,000.00||10,000.00||20,000.00|
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 2)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Notes|
|10,000.00||2||Animal welfare/factory farming||https://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/6RriulfZ0A4OB6BpirdYe8||Lewis Bollard Natalie Cargill Karolina Saerk Alexandria Beck Kieran Greig||Donation process: Part of the July 2019 grant round disbursing $440,000
Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support
Intended use of funds: The grant page says: "Veg outreach in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Veg Society works on a variety of programs, including their student ambassador program, online vegan challenge, and work to ensure that restaurants offer veg options."
Donor reason for selecting the donee: Grant page offers these reasons: (1) Possibly the highest rate of meat and seafood consumption worldwide. (2) Potential as a gateway into China, which may be the most important country in the wold for farmed animals. (3) Local philanthropy in Hong Kong is focused elsewhere, so there is a budget gap that the Animal Welfare Fund can fill
Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): No reason given for precise amount, but the grant page says: "With local philanthropic spending within Hong Kong focused elsewhere, there’s a gap in the Hong Kong Veg Society’s budget to which we are happy to contribute." The amount is likely determined based on the budget gap
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 2.27%
Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing determined by timing of grant round Affected countries: Hong Kong.
|20,000.00||1||Animal welfare/factory farming||https://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8E||Lewis Bollard||Donation process: Part of the June 2018 grant round disbursing $1,205,000. More specifically, it is part of $305,000 granted within the "International grassroots groups" category
Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support
Intended use of funds: Grant for "Veg outreach in Hong Kong"
Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "Hong Kong is a relatively small region to target (7.3M people) with few farm animals (1.7M land animals). But it has the world’s highest rate of meat and seafood consumption and, as part of China, offers an opening into the most important country in the world for the future of farm animal welfare. There are multiple groups working to promote veg eating and farm animal welfare in Hong Kong, and we plan to investigate them more thoroughly soon. In the meantime, this grant will help a group recommended by several people familiar with the Hong Kong scene to extend its grassroots activism."
Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing determined by timing of grant round
Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: The grant page says: "There are multiple groups working to promote veg eating and farm animal welfare in Hong Kong, and we plan to investigate them more thoroughly soon." This suggests the possibility that, after investigation, the Animal Welfare Fund may grant more to Hong Kong Veg Society, or may stop granting to it, supporting other groups instead
Donor retrospective of the donation: The donor would make a followup $10,000 grant in July 2019 https://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/6RriulfZ0A4OB6BpirdYe8 and offer similar reasoning for the followup grant Affected countries: Hong Kong; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.