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Donations

Julia and I want to make the world better, and we think one of the best ways to do that is to donate money to effective charities. Since we're advocating this, I think being transparent about our own donations is fair.

Summary

YearIncomeDonationsPecentage
2018$407,094$209,58551.2%
2017$288,568$142,00049.2%
2016$327,453$160,63549.1%
2015$314,194$168,30453.6%
2014$256,240$128,55650.2%
2013$244,104$98,95040.5%
2012$101,625$49,93449.1%
2011$63,500$00%1
2010$97,673$36,00636.9%
2009$86,077$27,80932.3%
2008$38,797$10,76027.7%
2007 $336 
2006 $336 
2005 $336 
2004 $168 
2003 $168 

Details

Note: entries in grey italics are not included in the totals above, and we don't count them towards our 50% donation goal.

DateAmountOrganization
2018-12-27$16,000Against Malaria Foundation
via PayPal Giving Fund
2018-12-27$160Against Malaria Foundation
PayPal 1% donation match
2018-12-09$15,000Against Malaria Foundation
via PayPal Giving Fund {
2018-12-09$150Against Malaria Foundation
PayPal 1% donation match
2018-12-06$20Malaria Consortium
Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention
via Facebook Fundraisers
2018-12-05$17,800Against Malaria Foundation
via PayPal Giving Fund
2018-12-05$178Against Malaria Foundation
PayPal 1% donation match
2018-12-03$17,900Against Malaria Foundation
via PayPal Giving Fund
2018-12-03$179Against Malaria Foundation
PayPal 1% donation match
2018-12-02$20Effective Altruism Community Fund
2018-11-27$9,697Malaria Consortium
Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention

via Facebook Fundraisers
2018-11-27$7,497Malaria Consortium
Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention
Facebook Giving Tuesday Match
2018-11-27$29,988Against Malaria Foundation
via Facebook Fundraisers
2018-11-27$19,992Against Malaria Foundation
Facebook Giving Tuesday Match
2018-11-26$120Against Malaria Foundation
via Facebook Fundraisers
2018-11-26$400Against Malaria Foundation
Employee-directed donation
2018-11-19$40Against Malaria Foundation
via Facebook Fundraisers
2018-11-11$103,000Effective Altruism Community Fund
2017-12-27$15,000Schistosomiasis Control Initiative
via GiveWell
2017-12-27$66,000Effective Altruism Community Fund
2017-12-21$50,000Against Malaria Foundation
via PayPal Giving Fund
2017-12-21$500Against Malaria Foundation
PayPal 1% donation match
2017-11-20$400Against Malaria Foundation
Employee-directed donation
2017-06-27$5,000Effective Altruism Community Fund
2017-06-27$5,000Effective Altruism Community Fund
Employer donation match
2017-01-05$6,000Against Malaria Foundation
2017-01-05$6,000Against Malaria Foundation
Employer donation match
2016-12-30$300New Harvest
2016-12-24$10,000Against Malaria Foundation
2016-12-24$80,100EA Giving Group Fund
2016-12-05$134.58Against Malaria Foundation
2016-06-25$55,000Against Malaria Foundation
2016-06-12$11Against Malaria Foundation2
2016-06-12$20Innovations for Poverty Action2
2016-06-12$69Nurse Family Partnership2
2016-05-11$10,000Against Malaria Foundation
2016-02-24$5,000Give Directly
2015-12-28$79,152Against Malaria Foundation
2015-12-28$34,152Centre for Effective Altruism
2015-08-30$5,000Against Malaria Foundation
2015-05-28$50,000Centre for Effective Altruism
2015-05-28$6,000Centre for Effective Altruism
Employer donation match
2014-12-31$6,443To GiveWell, for distribution to their top charities
2014-12-20$57,763To GiveWell, for distribution to their top charities
2014-08-28$20Give Directly
Donation in exchange for work
2014-07-28$30,000Centre for Effective Altruism
2014-02-01$4,250To GiveWell, for distribution to their top charities
2014-02-01$100GiveWell
2014-01-08$30,000Centre for Effective Altruism
2014-01-08$5,800Centre for Effective Altruism
Employer donation match
2013-12-28$13,000To GiveWell, for distribution to their top charities
2013-12-28$10,000Centre for Effective Altruism
2013-12-09$1,550To GiveWell, for distribution to their top charities
2013-08-11$15,000Centre for Effective Altruism
2013-08-08$1,000Against Malaria Foundation
2013-08-08$26,000Centre for Effective Altruism
2013-07-01$10,000Against Malaria Foundation
2013-06-26$10,000Against Malaria Foundation
2013-04-26$6,000Against Malaria Foundation
2013-04-26$5,800Against Malaria Foundation
Employer donation match
2013-02-08$400Against Malaria Foundation
2013-02-04$6,000Against Malaria Foundation
2013-02-04$5,800Against Malaria Foundation
Employer donation match
2013-01-21$200Against Malaria Foundation
Donation in exchange for work
2012-11-17$4,200Giving What We Can
2012-11-07$21,05380,000 Hours
2012-09-18$19,000Against Malaria Foundation
2012-09-18$12,000Against Malaria Foundation
Employer donation match
2012-09-10$1000Against Malaria Foundation
Donation in exchange for work
2012-07-07$150Against Malaria Foundation
2012-06-04$2000Against Malaria Foundation
Donation in exchange for work
2012-05-28$31Schistosomiasis Control Initiative
2012-01-29$5000Against Malaria Foundation
2012-01-29$500Schistosomiasis Control Initiative
2010-10-17$10,000Oxfam America, for monitoring and evaluation
2010-07-23$75Oxfam America
2010-07-08$1,391Oxfam America
2010-06-03$25Oxfam America
2010-05-19$505Oxfam America
2010-05-10$14,000Oxfam America
2010-02-23$10Oxfam America
2010-02-03$10,000Oxfam America
2009-11-10$13,000Oxfam America
2009-11-04$719Oxfam America
2009-09-11$10Oxfam America
2009-04-15$50Oxfam America
2009-04-15$7,000Oxfam America
2009-03-19$30Oxfam America
2009-02-19$7,000Oxfam America
2008-12-26$3,400Oxfam America
2008-12-26$500Oxfam America
2008-12-15$360Oxfam America
2008-10-11$5,000Oxfam America
2008-07-26$1,500Oxfam America
2007$336Save the Children
2006$336Save the Children
2005$336Save the Children
2004$168Save the Children
2003$168Save the Children

The Federal Income column shows our "adjusted gross income" for each year, as reported on IRS form 1040. The Donations column shows the total of our donations to 501(c)3 organizations for the year. This does not include donations made by others, such as donation matches, even ones we could in some sense take credit for directing.

Footnotes

[1] Between Fall 2010 and Spring 2012 our situation was unusual:

[2] These donations were chosen by particpants in a Giving Game.