Ozy Brennan donations made to Effective Altruism Funds

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Basic donor information

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Country United States
Affiliated organizations (current or former; restricted to potential donees or others relevant to donation decisions)Foundational Research Institute
Facebook username https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007139566626
LinkedIn username ozy-brennan-1b86b3b2
Websitehttps://thingofthings.wordpress.com/
Donations URLhttps://thingofthings.wordpress.com/2016/12/22/donations-post-2016/
GitHub usernameozybrennan
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)

Full donor page for donor Ozy Brennan

Basic donee information

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This entity is also a donor.

Full donee page for donee Effective Altruism Funds

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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Animal welfare 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
Animal welfare (filter this donor) 1 0.00
Total 1 0.00

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
--2019-01-03Animal welfarehttps://thingofthings.wordpress.com/2019/01/03/donation-post-2018/-- Donation is to the Animal Welfare Fund (of the four Funds labeled Effective Altruism Funds). The donor, Ozy Brennan, had past experience interacting with Lewis Bollard, chair of the Animal Welfare Fund, at the time they were evaluating Wild-Animal Suffering Research (WASR), when Ozy used to work there. Ozy was impressed by Bollard's thoughtful approach during the grantmaking process, and continues to be impressed by the grants made by the Animal Welfare Fund, which are innovative, geographically diverse, and hard for small donors to find. Ozy identifies the following characteristics for other people who may be interested in donating to the Animal Welfare Fund: (a) People who prioritize animal welfare and do not think we should concentrate on persuading people to be vegan/vegetarian. (b) People who support "weird EA" animal causes.

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

Title (URL linked) Publication date Author Publisher Affected donors Affected donees Document scope Cause area Notes
Donation Post: 2018 2019-01-03 Ozy Brennan Ozy Brennan Longevity Research Institute Evidence Action Effective Altruism Funds Periodic donation list documentation Global health and development|Scientific research|Animal welfare The blog post describes Ozy Brennan's donations for 2018, along with an explanation of the selection of each donee. The high-level explanation: "This year I am splitting my donations between the Animal Welfare Fund (animals), Evidence Action (global poverty), and the Longevity Research Institute (anti-aging). I’m taking basically the same approach with all three places I’m donating this year. I am not donating to particular programs that I think are high impact, such as malaria nets or cellular agriculture. Instead, I’m delegating my donation decisions to particular people or organizations. In two cases, I’m betting on a specific person that I have reason to believe is more informed, has better judgment, and is generally capable of making better decisions than me. In a third case, Evidence Action, I’m betting on an organization’s process and epistemics: while I know little about their current charities, I’m impressed by their transparency and commitment to admitting when things they’re trying may not work."