Ozy Brennan donations made to GiveWell

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
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

ItemValue
Country United States
Facebook page GiveWell.org
Websitehttps://www.givewell.org
Donate pagehttps://secure.givewell.org/support-givewell
Transparency and financials pagehttps://www.givewell.org/about/official-records
Donation case pagehttps://blog.givewell.org/2015/12/25/december-2015-update-on-givewells-funding-needs/
Twitter usernamegivewell
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GiveWell
Timelines wiki pagehttps://timelines.issarice.com/wiki/Timeline_of_GiveWell
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=GiveWell
Key peopleHolden Karnofsky|Elie Hassenfeld
Launch date2007

This entity has also influenced donations by others.

Full donee page for donee GiveWell

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 2,032 2,032 2,032 2,032 2,032 2,032 2,032 2,032 2,032 2,032 2,032 2,032 2,032
Charity evaluator 1 2,032 2,032 2,032 2,032 2,032 2,032 2,032 2,032 2,032 2,032 2,032 2,032 2,032

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 2016
Charity evaluator (filter this donor) 1 2,032.00 2,032.00
Total 1 2,032.00 2,032.00

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
2,032.0012016-12-22Charity evaluatorhttps://thingofthings.wordpress.com/2016/12/22/donations-post-2016/-- I do not currently have any particular expertise in charity evaluation. I don’t predict that I will acquire such expertise in the near future, and I am concerned that if I save my money until I have acquired this expertise then all of the tastiest low-hanging fruit will have been plucked by the time I get around to donating. GiveWell seems to me to be highly competent as an organization and to agree with my values; therefore, I think they are a reasonable proxy for what a hypothetical version of me who knew more would donate to.