Committee for EFfective Altruism Support money moved

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 analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (3 donations)

DonorDoneeAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLNotes
Open Philanthropy Project80,000 Hours4,795,803.002019-02Effective altruism/movement growth/career counselinghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants/80000-hours-general-support-2019 Grant over two years for general support, and a renewal of https://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants/80000-hours-general-support-2018 Grant reasoning similar to that for previous grant, but exact grant amount determined by the Committee For Effective Altruism Support as described at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/committee-effective-altruism-support. Announced: 2019-03-28.
Open Philanthropy ProjectCentre for Effective Altruism2,756,250.002019-02Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants/centre-effective-altruism-general-support-2019 Grant for general support. CEA is a central organization within the effective altruism (EA) community that engages in a variety of activities aimed at helping the EA community. This follows the June 2018 support https://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants/centre-effective-altruism-general-support-2018 Grant amount decided by the Committee for Effective Altruism Support. Announced: 2019-04-19.
Open Philanthropy ProjectMachine Intelligence Research Institute2,112,500.002019-02AI safetyhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/potential-risks-advanced-artificial-intelligence/machine-intelligence-research-institute-general-support-2019 Grant over two years for general support, supplementing the three-year October 2017 support https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/potential-risks-advanced-artificial-intelligence/machine-intelligence-research-institute-general-support-2017 The exact grant amount was determined by the aggregated judgments of the Committee for Effective Altruism Support https://www.openphilanthropy.org/committee-effective-altruism-support The grant is also acknowledged on the grantee website https://intelligence.org/2019/04/01/new-grants-open-phil-beri/ which further says that the grant amount will be split equally between the years, and does the math to show that the total support from Open Phil to MIRI in 2019 will be $1.25 million (from the 2017 3-year grant of $3.75 million) + $1.06 million (half of the new two-year grant) or $2.31 million. The blog post further clarifies that the grant puts a lower bound on support in 2020 of ~$1.06 million (half of the new two-year grant) but that Open Phil may grant more money for 2020. Announced: 2019-04-02.

Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Donors influenced Cause area Metadata Total 2019
80,000 Hours Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donor) Career coaching/life guidance FB Tw WP Site 4,795,803.00 4,795,803.00
Centre for Effective Altruism Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donor) Effective altruism/movement growth FB Site 2,756,250.00 2,756,250.00
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donor) AI safety FB Tw WP Site CN GS TW 2,112,500.00 2,112,500.00
Total ---- -- 9,664,553.00 9,664,553.00

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

Donation amounts by donor and year for influencer Committee for EFfective Altruism Support

Donor Donees Total 2019
Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donee) 80,000 Hours (filter this donee), Centre for Effective Altruism (filter this donee), Machine Intelligence Research Institute (filter this donee) 9,664,553.00 9,664,553.00
Total -- 9,664,553.00 9,664,553.00

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