FAH Active Donors Jan’20 – Mar’21, the Spring Surge

I completed the code today which calculates Active and In-Active Folding Donors over a span of days.
The first project using this code was to calculate Active Compute TIme Donors over a monthly span; characterizing the Spring 2020 Surge to support Covid research using Folding At Home.

The Spring Surge of 2020, at peak, was a 2920% jump over Jan/Feb participation. Enthusiasm fades quickly, but a year later, the Donor Participation is still 615% higher than pre-surge numbers.

Recent increases in Crypto-Coin Teams support for the Folding cause have created a modest increase in participation over the last two months, offsetting the drop I had been seeing in many teams.

YearMonthActive Donor Count
2020Jan16795
Feb18271
Mar505488
Apr518308
May309422
Jun222842
Jul174044
Aug165253
Sep140897
Oct139660
Nov132067
Dec118122
2021Jan106552
Feb109182
Mar114918
Donors folding as an Anonymous group account are counted as a Single Donor.