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.
|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: The funds 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 http://effective-altruism.com/ea/14d/donor_lotteries_demonstration_and_faq/ for more). EA Funds were introduced on 2017-02-09 in the post http://effective-altruism.com/ea/174/introducing_the_ea_funds/ and launched on 2017-02-28 in the post http://effective-altruism.com/ea/17v/ea_funds_beta_launch/ The first round of allocations was announced on 2017-04-20 at http://effective-altruism.com/ea/19d/update_on_effective_altruism_funds/ 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: There are four EA Funds, each with its own focus area and own fund manager: Global Health and Development (Elie Hassenfeld of GiveWell), Animal Welfare (Lewis Bollard of the Open Philanthropy Project), Long Term Future and EA Community (both managed by Nick Beckstead of the Open Philanthropy Project)
Notes on grant decision logistics: Grants are decided separately within each of the four funds, by the manager of that fund. Allocation of the money may take about a month after the grant decision. Fund managers generally allocate multiple grants together with a bunch of money collected over the last few months
Notes on grant publication logistics: Grant details are published on the EA Funds website, and linked to from the page on the specific Fund. Grants allocated together are generally published together on a single page
Notes on grant financing: Finances for each of the funds are maintained separately: individual donors can donate to a specific fund, or to all funds in a specific proportion specified by them. Only money explicitly donated to a fund can be granted out from that fund. Other money of the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) is not granted out through the Funds
This entity is also a donee.
Full donor page for donor Effective Altruism Funds
|Donation case page||https://www.centreforeffectivealtruism.org/fundraising/|
|Effective Altruism Hub||centre-effective-altruism|
|Org Watch page||https://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=Centre+for+Effective+Altruism|
|Key people||William MacAskill|
This entity is also a donor.
Full donee page for donee Centre for Effective Altruism
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|
|Effective altruism (filter this donor)||2||71,061.00||71,061.00|
Skipping spending graph as there is fewer than one year’s worth of donations.
|Amount (current USD)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Notes|
|15,000.00||Effective altruism/movement growth||https://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/ea-community/payouts/2dyBJqJBSIq6sAGU6gMYQW||Luke Ding Alex Foster Denise Melchin Matt Wage Tara MacAulay||Grant write-up talks of the strong track record of the CEA and their success at introducing EA concepts to a large number of people. The write-up concludes: "CEA is aiming to raise $3 million for their 2019 budget, and currently has significant room for more funding due to expansion efforts. At the margin, this grant is expected to contribute towards CEA’s expansion of their events, technology and community health teams.". Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 11.63%.|
|162,537.00||Cause prioritization||https://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/far-future/payouts/6g4f7iae5Ok6K6YOaAiyK0||Nick Beckstead||Grant made from the Long-Term Future Fund; an accompanying grant of $56,061 from the Effective Altruism Commmunity FUnd was also made. Beckstead recommended. 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. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 17.72%.|
|56,061.00||Effective altruism/movement growth||https://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/ea-community/payouts/6M8SQFdecEm0WuAYweO2UQ||Nick Beckstead||Funding from the Effective Altruism Community Fund; an accompanying payment from the Long-Term Future Fund of $162,537 was also made. Beckstead recommended that the grantee spend the money to save time and increase productivity of employees (for instance, by subsidizing childcare or electronics). Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 10.66%.|