Peter Hurford donations made to Against Malaria Foundation

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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).impact Animal Charity Evaluators Charity Science Health
Facebook username peterhurford
LinkedIn username peterhurford8
Websitehttp://peterhurford.com/
Donations URLhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html
Twitter usernamepeterhurford
LessWrong usernamepeter_hurford
Effective Altruism Forum usernamePeter_Hurford
Effective Altruism Hub usernamepeter-hurford
GitHub usernamepeterhurford
Regularity with which donor updates donations datacontinuous updates
Regularity with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)continuous updates
Lag with which donor updates donations datadays
Lag with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)months
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)

Brief history: Peter Hurford was involved in effective altruism from his college days and started donating a significant share of his income as soon as he started earning. He has used his donations both to donate to established charities in global health and animal welfare, and to provide funds for new, fledgling charities in the domains of global health and effective altruism/movement growth

Brief notes on broad donor philosophy and major focus areas: Focus is a mix of global health and development, animal welfare, and effective altruism/movement growth. For the last of these, Hurford has historically focused on new charities, whereas for the first two, he has generally focused more on somewhat more established charities. Also some small donations to other causes, such as civil liberties and political campaigns, as a "good citizen"

Notes on grant decision logistics: For larger grants, Hurford decides the grant amount based on discussion with the recipient charity, and often posts the amount with a TBD before actually making it. In many cases, he writes blog posts covering his reasons for the grant

Miscellaneous notes: Donations entered on Donations List Website are almost entirely a copy of http://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html with a few differences: $220 for "Help an EA go to EA Global" on 2017-08-03 is omitted. Also, the donee for contract work is listed in the source as "Rethink Priorities" or "Charity Entrepreneurship" but is listed as the actual contract worker on Donations List Website. This means that part of the total that Hurford's page attributes to these two charities is attributed to specific contract workers on the Donations List Website. After accounting for these omissions and discrepancies, consistency of totals against the listed totals by year and by donee at http://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html was last verified on 2019-01-21

Full donor page for donor Peter Hurford

Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country United Kingdom
Facebook page AgainstMalaria
Websitehttps://www.againstmalaria.com/
Donate pagehttps://www.againstmalaria.com/Donation.aspx
Donors list pagehttps://www.againstmalaria.com/Donations.aspx
Transparency and financials pagehttps://www.againstmalaria.com/Transparency.aspx
Donation statistics pagehttps://www.againstmalaria.com/DonationStatistics.aspx
Twitter usernameagainstmalaria
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Against_Malaria_Foundation
GiveWell reviewhttps://www.givewell.org/charities/against-malaria-foundation
Charity Navigator pagehttps://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.profile&ein=203069841
Guidestar pagehttps://www.guidestar.org/profile/20-3069841
Timelines wiki pagehttps://timelines.issarice.com/wiki/Timeline_of_Against_Malaria_Foundation
Key peopleRob Mather
Launch date2004

Full donee page for donee Against Malaria Foundation

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 12 106 384 10 35 50 50 100 106 150 200 1,000 1,259 1,524
Global health 12 106 384 10 35 50 50 100 106 150 200 1,000 1,259 1,524

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 2015 2014 2012 2011
Global health (filter this donor) 12 4,607.00 1,341.00 1,674.00 1,259.00 323.00 10.00
Total 12 4,607.00 1,341.00 1,674.00 1,259.00 323.00 10.00

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 donations in reverse chronological order (12 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 12)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
50.0092016-12-24Global health/malariahttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html-- See receipt at http://peterhurford.com/other/donation_receipts/amf-24dec2016.png.
1,000.0032016-12-16Global health/malariahttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html-- For a fundraiser.
35.00112016-10-13Global health/malariahttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
50.0092016-09-26Global health/malariahttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
100.0082016-04-29Global health/malariahttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
106.0072016-01-11Global health/malariahttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
150.0052015-12-03Global health/malariahttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
1,524.0012015-01-02Global health/malariahttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
1,259.0022014-12-31Global health/malariahttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
123.0062012-05-10Global health/malariahttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
200.0042012-04-10Global health/malariahttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
10.00122011-12-31Global health/malariahttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--