Charitable Donations (All Years)

On this page, I list every charitable donation I’ve made since I started college. I’m keeping this detailed information off of my main donation page for two reasons:

  1. To avoid cluttering the page with an enormous table of data.
  2. To make it more obvious where I’ve chosen to give recently (that is, the causes I think are most important right now).

Money Donated

Date Amount Organization Notes
11/28/18 100 GiveDirectly ($50), Massachusetts Bail Fund ($50) Gift for a friend.
11/27/18 4000 GiveWell ($2000), EA Meta Fund ($1000), The Life You Can Save ($500), Iodine Global Network ($500) Timed to coincide with matching funds from Facebook’s Giving Tuesday event. This time, I was fast enough to get an extra $4000.
11/26/18 25 The Internet Archive Warm-and-fuzzy donation to a nonprofit whose services I use regularly.
11/28/17 1750 Centre for Effective Altruism ($1000),
GiveWell ($750)
Timed to coincide with matching funds from Facebook’s Giving Tuesday event. Unfortunately, I was too slow, so I didn’t get the match.
10/28/17 500 Centre for Effective Altruism Funding for projects to strengthen the EA community. See here for details.
9/27/17 500 Centre for Effective Altruism Funding for projects to strengthen the EA community. See here for details.
8/15/17 250 GiveDirectly Given to support GiveDirectly’s basic income experiment.
4/14/17 150 AMF
12/15/16 1250 EA Donor Lottery ($500), Centre for Effective Altruism ($750)
12/6/16 350 AMF, Innovations for Poverty Action, Environmental Defense Fund My share of donations from a Giving Game co-sponsored by The Life You Can Save.
9/10/16 750 GiveWell Operational funding.
7/12/16 500 AMF
6/26/16 1000 AMF and .impact Split 60/40.
4/17/16 2000 AMF and GiveDirectly Split 70/30. The GiveDirectly donation resulted from their basic income announcement, though I gave unrestricted funding.
2/1/16 1000 Givewell and CFAR Split 90/10. The Givewell donation was for operational support.
1/15/16 1250 .impact, the Parsemus Foundation, and the Against Malaria Foundation Split 40/20/40. The Parsemus donation was made in honor of David Benatar. The AMF donation matched a fundraiser from EA Adelaide.
11/23/15 780 GiveDirectly and Evidence Action Split 70/30. Sponsored a Giving Game I helped to run at Epic.
10/16/15 900 GiveWell ($500) and the Global Priorities Project ($400)
9/17/15 500 GiveWell This month, I gave specifically to support GiveWell’s operations, rather than supporting a portfolio of their top charities.
8/9/15 400 GiveWell
7/25/15 100 GiveWell
7/25/15 20 The Internet Archive Warm-and-fuzzy donation to a nonprofit whose services I use regularly.
6/11/15 75 Giving What We Can Inspired by this article on the charity’s impact.
5/23/15 50 Givewell
5/12/15 50 Seva and Possible Gift for a friend.
4/5/15 20 Against Malaria Foundation Gift for a friend’s birthday.
3/12/15 30 Seva Yale Effective Altruists giving game.
3/12/15 20 Oxfam Yale Effective Altruists giving game.
2/20/15 100 Charity Science Annual matching fundraiser.
1/31/15 40 Givewell In memory of a friend.
1/27/15 50 Givewell In memory of a friend.
1/21/15 15 Centre for Effective Altruism Annual matching fundraiser.
12/27/14 50 Center for Applied Rationality Annual matching fundraiser.
12/25/14 200 Evidence Action Part of the Yale Effective Altruists winter fundraiser.
12/2/14 100 Givewell
11/2/14 100 Givewell
10/22/14 300 Yale Effective Altruists Initial funds for the nonprofit I founded at Yale. Spent on operating costs and advocacy work. As of 2018, the chapter is going strong.
9/30/14 125 Givewell
9/7/14 38 Givewell
8/1/14 100 Machine Intelligence Research Institute Summer matching fundraiser
7/23/14 152 Givewell
7/3/14 150 Givewell
6/5/14 20 Givewell Gift for a friend.
5/29/14 200 Givewell Asked for donations to replace birthday gifts.
3/7/14 150 Givewell My first donation specifically influenced by effective altruism.
12/24/12 115 Vittana Christmas gifts for family.