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.
|Best overview URL||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google.org|
|Regularity with which donor updates donations data||continuous updates|
|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)||years|
|Data entry method on Donations List Website||Manual (no scripts used)|
Brief history: Founded in October 2005 as the charity arm of tech giant Google
Brief notes on broad donor philosophy and major focus areas: Stated focus areas of education, economic opportunity, inclusion, and crisis response. See https://www.google.org/our-work/ for more details
Notes on grant publication logistics: Most grants do not have individual grant pages, but the biggest ones do. Google.org has a JS-heavy site where they list their donations. We did not find a way to programmatically process the donations. We manually entered all their donations at some point in time, but are not incrementally updating in a scalable way right now
Full donor page for donor Google.org
Full donee page for donee NetHope
|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||2015|
|Crisis response (filter this donor)||1||5,700,000.00||5,700,000.00|
Skipping spending graph as there is fewer than one year’s worth of donations.
Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations
|Amount (current USD)||Amount rank (out of 1)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Notes|
|5,700,000.00||1||Crisis response/Refugee support/Internet access||https://www.google.org/our-work/crisis-response/nethope/||--||$900,000 grant to NetHope addressed connectivity issues frequently experienced by refugees. NetHope installed low-cost WiFi and charging stations along migration routes in the Balkan Region. Under Google.org’s Disaster Corps program, Google volunteers joined Cisco volunteers to help NetHope install 75 hotspots within refugee camps and transit centers, giving over 500,000 inhabitants access to the internet. Similarly, a second grant of $5.3 million allowed NetHope to purchase and distribute 25,000 Chromebooks to nonprofits working with refugees in Germany. The devices let the organizations distribute informational content and tailor programming to fit specific user needs like children’s education or job opportunities.|