Gordon Irlam donations made to Global Catastrophic Risk Institute

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Basic donor information

Country United States
Best overview URLhttps://www.beguide.org/
Facebook username gordon.irlam.7
LinkedIn username gordon-irlam-8a284
Donations URLhttps://www.gricf.org/annual-report.html
Effective Altruism Hub usernamegordon-irlam
Regularity with which donor updates donations dataannual refresh
Regularity with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)annual refresh
Lag with which donor updates donations datamonths
Lag with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)months
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?person=Gordon+Irlam

Brief notes on broad donor philosophy and major focus areas: See https://www.beguide.org/ for an understanding of the main focus areas. This lists various cause areas and their associated leverage factors, which is the number of dollars of social value that we get for every dollar invested. AI risk is listed with a leverage factor of 1.5 to 12 million, and farm animal welfare has a leverage factor of 300,000 to 1.5 million with the caveat "if pain alone counts"

Notes on grant decision logistics: The exact decision process is not clear. https://www.gordoni.com/effective-altruism/spending.html includes some details on the way Irlam approaches spending

Notes on grant financing: Financing of grants appears to be done through the Gordon R. Irlam Charitable Foundation (GRI Charitable Foundation), whose website is at https://www.gricf.org/ with https://www.gricf.org/legal/articles.html for the legal details and http://www.gricf.org/financial.html for the financial details. However, since this Foundation basically is just a vehicle for Irlam to donate money, we simply treat the donor as Gordon Irlam

Miscellaneous notes: Irlam has created a number of websites exploring topics related to his charitable interest. Examples include https://wiki.aipolicies.org/ for AI policy, https://www.gordoni.com/thoughts/wwit.html for global poverty, and other stuff under "A Penny for my Thoughts?" on his homepage https://www.gordoni.com/ Consistency of grand total and total by donee between Donations List Website and summary at https://www.gricf.org/annual-report.html was last verified on 2019-01-21

Full donor page for donor Gordon Irlam

Basic donee information

Country United States
Facebook page gcrinstitute
Donate pagehttp://gcrinstitute.org/donate/
Twitter usernameGCRInstitute
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=Global+Catastrophic+Risk+Institute
Key peopleSeth Baum
Launch date2011

Full donee page for donee Global Catastrophic Risk Institute

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 2 16,043 38,022 16,043 16,043 16,043 16,043 16,043 16,043 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
Global catastrophic risks 2 16,043 38,022 16,043 16,043 16,043 16,043 16,043 16,043 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000

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 2018 2016
Global catastrophic risks (filter this donor) 2 76,043.00 60,000.00 16,043.00
Total 2 76,043.00 60,000.00 16,043.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)

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Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (0 documents)

There are no documents associated with this combination of donor and donee.

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (2 donations)

Graph of all donations (with known year of donation), showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 2)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
60,000.0012018Global catastrophic riskshttps://www.gricf.org/2018-report.html--
16,043.0022016Global catastrophic riskshttps://www.gricf.org/2016-report.html-- c/o Social & Environmental Entrepreneurs.