How has Covid-19 affected the way you give?

post by alana-UoEstudy2021 · 2021-02-15T15:20:56.466Z · EA · GW · No comments

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answer by Cullen_OKeefe · 2021-02-16T06:08:17.990Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

I gave more than I thought I would. In early 2020, I predicted I would give between 11% and 12% of my income to charity in 2020:

Unfortunately, due to the higher cost of living in the Bay Area and my student loan obligations, I do not foresee greatly exceeding 10% this year. I predict that I will ultimately end up donating between 11% and 12% of my income this year.

However, I actually gave closer to 16%, primarily due to lower expenses, good investment returns, higher earnings, refinancing my loans, and stimulus checks.

comment by alana-UoEstudy2021 · 2021-02-16T17:20:07.575Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

That is amazing Cullen! 

Was this towards any particular organisations/charities? 

comment by Cullen_OKeefe · 2021-02-16T21:14:01.664Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

As listed here:

  • Legal Priorities Project: $ 10,005.50
  • Long-Term Future EA Fund: $ 8,036.00
  • Joe Biden for President: $ 2,800
  • GiveWell (regrant): $ 1,551
  • Center for Election Science: $ 1,000
  • Charter Cities Institute: $ 1,000
  • EA Cameroon: $ 250
  • Against Malaria Foundation: $ 120
  • GiveDirectly: $ 83.51
  • Malaria Consortium: $ 30
  • Nuclear Threat Initiative: $ 22
  • Wild Animal Initiative: $ 10
  • MIRI: $ 10

I don't think COVID changed my allocation very much, with the exception of the EA Cameroon donation.

comment by Jess-UoEstudy2021 · 2021-02-17T16:30:06.634Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

May I ask why it is you had decided on this way of donating and how you came to the decision that these projects were the best donate to?  

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