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:
- To avoid cluttering the page with an enormous table of data.
- To make it more obvious where I’ve chosen to give recently (that is, the causes I think are most important right now).
|500||EA Meta Fund||
I donated $100/month to the Meta Fund starting in August. This entry covers my donations for the year.
|4998||GiveWell (50% grants to their top charities, 50% operating expenses)||
Donation for Facebook’s Giving Tuesday match. Donations were more complex to make past $2499/fundraiser, hence the odd amounts.
|2000||The Life You Can Save||
Donation for Facebook’s Giving Tuesday match.
|500||Against Malaria Foundation ($500)||
I donated $500 to Sentience Institute through the EA Hub donation swap tool, in exchange for $500 to AMF from a Dutch donor for whom SI wasn’t tax-deductible.
|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),
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|5/12/15||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.|
|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.|
|8/1/14||100||Machine Intelligence Research Institute||Summer matching fundraiser|
|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.|