Each year I do the majority of my Charity donations in early December (just after my birthday) spread over a few days (so as not to get my credit card suspended).
I do a blog post about it to hopefully inspire others. See previous years: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
All amounts are in $US unless otherwise stated
$750 to Givewell Top Charities fund . This was previously called their “Maximum impact fund”.
Software and Internet Infrastructure Projects
Last year I donated $100 each to SPI and SFC but this year I dropped it to $50 each and did direct donations to Python and Syncthing. I’m not sure which is the best strategy.
- $50 to the Software Freedom Conservancy
- $50 to Software in the Public Interest .
- €20 to Syncthing which I use to Sync files between my computers and phone. I have largely stopped using Dropbox.
- $51 to the Internet Archive
- $50 to the Python Software Foundation
- $25 to Let’s Encrypt
Others including content creators
- $NZ 100 to The Spinoff which is a New Zealand news website
- $103 to Signum University mainly in recognition of Corey Olsen’s Exploring the Lord of the Rings series and their Rings of Power shows.
Payments via Patreon
Current as of mid-December 2022
- $2/month to Daniel King to make Chess videos
- $1/month to Chris Stuckmann who does movie reviews
- $2/month to The Prancing Pony Podcast who make a podcasts show about J R R Tolkien
- $1/month to Joe Snodow who runs funny twitter accounts.
- $1/month to Zach Weinersmith who creates SMBC Comic and other stuff
- $1/video to The Nerdwriter who does Youtube videos
- $1/month to CGP Grey who does Youtube Videos
- $1/month to City Beautiful who is creating videos about cities and city planning.
- $1/month to Alt Shift X who creates youtube videos
- $2/month to Rose Eveleth who creates the Flash Forward podcast.
- $1/month to RMTransit who does a Youtube channel on Transit.
- $1/month to Quinn’s Ideas which is a Youtube Channel about Science Fiction (especially Dune)
- $1/ month to Asianometry who creates youtube videos, mainly on Economics and the semiconductor industry.
- $1/month to CityNerd who Videos on Cities and Transportation