Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund donations made to Centre for Effective Altruism

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.

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Basic donor information

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Basic donee information

Country United Kingdom
Facebook page CentreforEffectiveAltruism
Donate pagehttps://www.centreforeffectivealtruism.org/donate/
Donation case pagehttps://www.centreforeffectivealtruism.org/fundraising/
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=Centre+for+Effective+Altruism
Key peopleWilliam MacAskill

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Full donee page for donee Centre for Effective Altruism

Donor–donee relationship

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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 1 162,537 162,537 162,537 162,537 162,537 162,537 162,537 162,537 162,537 162,537 162,537 162,537 162,537
Cause prioritization 1 162,537 162,537 162,537 162,537 162,537 162,537 162,537 162,537 162,537 162,537 162,537 162,537 162,537

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 2018
Cause prioritization (filter this donor) 1 162,537.00 162,537.00
Total 1 162,537.00 162,537.00

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

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

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 1)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
162,537.0012018-08-14Cause prioritizationhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/far-future/payouts/6g4f7iae5Ok6K6YOaAiyK0Nick Beckstead Donation process: The grant from the EA Long-Term Future Fund is part of a final set of grant decisions being made by Nick Beckstead (granting $526,000 from the EA Meta Fund and $917,000 from the EA Long-Term Future Fund) as he transitions out of managing both funds. Due to time constraints, Beckstead primarily relies on investigation of the organization done by the Open Philanthropy Project when making its 2018 grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants/centre-effective-altruism-general-support-2018

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Beckstead writes "CEA will use the LTF funding to support a new project whose objective is to expand global priorities research in academia, especially related to issues around longtermism."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page references https://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants/centre-effective-altruism-general-support-2018 for Beckstead's opinion of the donee. This grant page is short, and in turn links to https://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants/centre-effective-altruism-general-support for a more in-depth review of CEA

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): Beckstead is also recommending funding from the EA Meta Fund of $56,061 for CEA, which is for organizational general support (whereas the LTF grant is to support a new project on longtermism). Beckstead writes: "The amounts I’m granting out to different organizations are roughly proportional to the number of staff they have, with some skew towards MIRI that reflects greater EA Funds donor interest in the Long-term Future Fund."
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 17.72%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing determined by the timing of this round of grants, which is in turn determined by the need for Beckstead to grant out the money before handing over management of the fund

Donor retrospective of the donation: After transition to the new management team, the EA Long-Term Future Fund would make no further grants to CEA. This suggests that the selection of the grantee as a Long-Term Future Fund grantee would not continue to be endorsed by the new management team