Donations log

Donating to the right place is very important. I’ve decided to keep a log of where I donate so people can see what I’m up to and to keep me honest, inspired by Peter Hurford. I don’t always make the most rational choices, and have left in donations made prior to understanding what I now know about charities.

I have pledged to give everything I earn in a year over $45,000 AUD for the rest of my life (indexed by inflation) to the most effective causes.

If you see something, especially recently, that you disagree with, please let me know.

Receipts are available on request.

YearDateOrganisationAmountNote
2016Jan 4Purchasing Peter Singer's books for giveaways$179 AUD
2016Apr 13The Life You Can Save Adelaide$170 AUDPurchasing food for An Evening with Peter Singer.
2016Nov 29Good Food Institute$60,000 AUDBased on the recommendations of Michael Dickens
2016Apr 18Against Malaria Foundation$8000 AUDDollar matching for the Run for EA. Played a role in raising $36,000 (not all of which was counterfactual).
2016Feb 06Against Malaria Foundation$230 AUDDonation swap to donate to .impact.
2016Feb 12Effective Altruism: The Movement$468 AUDFunding to develop documentary
2016Jun 14The Life You Can Save Adelaide$150 AUDMisc. costs for running an EA event
2016Jun 14The Life You Can Save Adelaide$530 AUDPlane tickets for a guest speaker to an EA event, partly to measure their impact on behaviour change - write-up of results is forthcoming.
2016Jul 1Animal Charity Evaluators$100 US
2016Jul 10Students for High Impact Charity$1000 US
2015Dec 8The Humane League$50 US
2015Jun 1Fred Hollows Foundation$60 AUD
2015??Schizophrenia$250 AUDBirthday gift
2015Jun 15Giving What We Can$2500 AUD
2015May 6Oxfam Australia$2000 AUDIncluding $1000 from employer donation matching
2015Dec 18Charity Science$151 AUD
2015Dec 16Machine Intelligence Research Institute$20 US
2015Jun 6Fred Hollows Foundation$1000 AUD
2015Dec 6Nuclear Threat Initiative$51 US
2015Dec 6Cool Earth$56 AUD
2015DecCharity Science$110 USChristmas gifts
2015Aug 17The Planetary Society$57 USPayment for society membership
2015Nov 18Meetup$60 AUDLocal EA chapter Meetup payment
2015Against Malaria Foundation$4494 AUDMultiple donations
2014Sep 5Red Cross$50 AUD
2014??The Smith Family Australia$240 AUD
2014Sep 2Hutt St Centre$21 AUD
2014??World Youth International$3700 AUDProgram costs to volunteer in Nepal for 5 weeks
2014??Everydayhero$2153 AUDMisc. donations, mostly World Youth International
2014Jul 21World Vision Australia$53 AUD
2014??Unicef Australia$25 AUD
2013Jun 11Flinders Medical Centre Foundation$50 AUD
2013??Smith Family Australia$550 AUD
2013Jun 26RAH Cancer Centre$20 AUD
2013??Australian Conservation Foundation$45 AUD
2013Oct 26Movember$50 AUD
2013Jan 1Cancer Council SA$50 AUD
2012Nov 17Movember$100 AUD
2011Nov 7Movember$10 AUD
2017Mar 4Good Food Institute$50 AUD

This commitment has probably made me happier than most things in life. If you think you could do with a few less luxuries to better some lives (including your own), make a pledge.