Vipul Naik donations made to GiveDirectly

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.

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Facebook username vipulnaik.r
Websitehttps://vipulnaik.com/
Donations URLhttps://vipulnaik.com/donation-history/
Twitter usernamevipulnaik_r
LessWrong usernameVipulNaik
Effective Altruism Forum usernamevipulnaik
Effective Altruism Hub usernamevipul-naik
GitHub usernamevipulnaik
PredictionBook usernamevipulnaik
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?person=Vipul+Naik

Miscellaneous notes: Disclosure: creator of the site

Full donor page for donor Vipul Naik

Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country United States
Facebook page givedirectly
Websitehttps://www.givedirectly.org/
Donate pagehttps://www.givedirectly.org/give-now#
Donation case pagehttps://www.givedirectly.org/research-at-give-directly
Twitter usernameGive_Directly
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GiveDirectly
GiveWell reviewhttps://www.givewell.org/charities/give-directly
Instagram usernamegivedirectly
Key peoplePaul Niehaus|Rohit Wanchoo|Michael Faye|Jeremy Shapiro
Launch date2009

Full donee page for donee GiveDirectly

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 1 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500
Cash transfers 1 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500

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 2012
Cash transfers (filter this donor) 1 500.00 500.00
Total 1 500.00 500.00

Skipping spending graph as there is fewer than one year’s worth of donations.

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

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 1)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
500.0012012-12-24Cash transfershttps://vipulnaik.com/donation-history/GiveWell Donation process: Based on an understanding of GiveWell recommendations as well as additional judgment

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: GiveDirectly uses these funds to support its unconditional cash transfer programs

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The donation page says: "GiveDirectly was at the time rated #2 by GiveWell and they hoped to raise money in a 7:2:1 ratio for their top three charities respectively, but I believed that the actual skew of funds raised would be biased against GiveDirectly because of its relatively less tested concept. My $500 donation was therefore a corrective to what I perceived would be an imbalance in the way money would flow to the top charities, and a suspicion that AMF would end up raising more money than they could allocate in the short term."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The donation page says: "n 2012, my financial position had still not recovered from the huge expenses in 2010 and 2011, and other expenses of mine had also increased [...] However, I was still committed to the idea of effective altruism. For these reasons, I decided to still make a donation, but with a budget of $500, that was low compared to previous years.

Donor retrospective of the donation: The donation page says: "My $500 donation was therefore a corrective to what I perceived would be an imbalance in the way money would flow to the top charities, and a suspicion that AMF would end up raising more money than they could allocate in the short term. Both suspicions turned out to be true" and links to https://blog.givewell.org/2013/03/12/givewell-annual-review-for-2012-details-on-givewells-money-moved-and-web-traffic/ and https://www.givewell.org/charities/AMF/2013-review