Eric Friedman donations made to GiveWell top charities

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.

Table of contents

Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Facebook username friedman.eric
LinkedIn username ericfriedman
Websitehttp://reinventingphilanthropy.com/
Effective Altruism Hub usernameeric-friedman
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)

Full donor page for donor Eric Friedman

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 1 31,000 31,000 31,000 31,000 31,000 31,000 31,000 31,000 31,000 31,000 31,000 31,000 31,000
1 31,000 31,000 31,000 31,000 31,000 31,000 31,000 31,000 31,000 31,000 31,000 31,000 31,000

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 2010
(filter this donor) 1 31,000.00 31,000.00
Total 1 31,000.00 31,000.00

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
31,000.0012010--https://blog.givewell.org/2011/06/21/guest-post-from-eric-friedman/-- Relevant quote: Eventually, we decided that there was one fundamental principle we should apply: giving was primarily about helping the less fortunate, not our friendships or personal interests. Breaking up with Freedom from Hunger would be hard. I explained our reasoning and they took it in stride, demonstrating that they care more about the less fortunate than their own institutional growth. They are a good group. But in 2010, we gave about $31,000 to GiveWell’s donor advised fund to ultimately be distributed as they recommended.