Vipul Naik donations made to GiveWell top charities

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 December 2019. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Basic donor information

Country United States
Facebook username vipulnaik.r
Donations URL
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 page

Miscellaneous notes: Disclosure: creator of the site

Full donor page for donor Vipul Naik

Basic donee information

Country United States
Facebook page
Donate page
Donation case page
Donation statistics page
Twitter usernamegivewell
Effective Altruism Hubgivewell
Wikipedia page
Key peopleHolden Karnofsky|Elie Hassenfeld

Full donee page for donee GiveWell top charities

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
Global health and development (filter this donor) 1 2,000.00 2,000.00
Total 1 2,000.00 2,000.00

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)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
2,000.002018-12-22Global health and development In the explanatory blog post, the author says: "For the money directly allocated by me, GiveWell top charities won as a default baseline because the alternatives were not yet compelling enough.". Employer match: LiftIgniter matched 100.00; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.

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
My 2018 donations 2018-11-23 Vipul Naik Effective Altruism Forum Vipul Naik GiveWell top charities Machine Intelligence Research Institute Donor lottery Periodic donation list documentation Global health and development|AI safety The blog post describes an allocation of $2,000 to GiveWell for regranting to top charities, and $500 each to MIRI and the $500,000 donor lottery. The latter two donations are influenced by Issa Rice, who describes his reasoning at Vipul Naik's post explains the reason for donating now rather than earlier or later, the reason for donating this amount, and the selection of recipients. The post is also cross-posted at and