Donations recorded by Vipul Naik (filtered to cause areas matching Public finance)

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Donation amounts by cause area and year

Cause area Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2009 2008 2007
Sustainable Public Finance 85,817,639.00 9,287,093.00 19,019,702.00 23,087,602.00 11,775,569.00 7,579,104.00 9,338,157.00 5,162,750.00 567,662.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Public finance management (PFM) 48,910,938.81 272,982.00 16,006,912.81 3,578,455.00 12,097,625.00 0.00 -123,147.00 2,569,352.00 0.00 200,142.00 6,869,633.00 7,438,984.00
Public finance 466,143.00 0.00 0.00 466,143.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 135,194,720.81 9,560,075.00 35,026,614.81 27,132,200.00 23,873,194.00 7,579,104.00 9,215,010.00 7,732,102.00 567,662.00 200,142.00 6,869,633.00 7,438,984.00

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Donation amounts by donor and year (3 donors)

Donor Metadata Number of donations Number of donees Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2009 2008 2007
Arnold Ventures FB Tw WP Site 124 66 85,817,639.00 9,287,093.00 19,019,702.00 23,087,602.00 11,775,569.00 7,579,104.00 9,338,157.00 5,162,750.00 567,662.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation FB Tw WP Site LI 22 13 48,910,938.81 272,982.00 16,006,912.81 3,578,455.00 12,097,625.00 0.00 -123,147.00 2,569,352.00 0.00 200,142.00 6,869,633.00 7,438,984.00
Google.org Tw WP Site 1 1 466,143.00 0.00 0.00 466,143.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- 147 80 135,194,720.81 9,560,075.00 35,026,614.81 27,132,200.00 23,873,194.00 7,579,104.00 9,215,010.00 7,732,102.00 567,662.00 200,142.00 6,869,633.00 7,438,984.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year (75 donees)

Donee Cause area Metadata Number of donors Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2009 2008 2007
Urban Institute 1 22,642,759.00 5,126,532.00 0.00 13,424,617.00 1,888,078.00 1,236,482.00 967,050.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Pew Charitable Trusts 1 14,750,000.00 0.00 0.00 2,835,000.00 4,850,000.00 0.00 2,215,000.00 4,850,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Natural Resource Governance Institute 1 10,315,833.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,999,996.00 0.00 -123,147.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 7,438,984.00
Reason Foundation 1 7,513,000.00 0.00 4,000,000.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 2,013,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development 1 6,879,818.00 0.00 950,000.00 0.00 3,032,227.00 0.00 0.00 2,897,591.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Transparency International 1 6,741,536.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -328,239.00 0.00 200,142.00 6,869,633.00 0.00
International Budget Partnership 1 6,700,000.00 0.00 6,700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Pennsylvania 1 6,615,437.00 0.00 6,615,437.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative 1 5,132,963.00 0.00 4,000,762.00 0.00 1,132,201.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tulane University 1 4,956,611.81 0.00 23,410.81 0.00 4,933,201.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Enterprise Community Partners 1 4,000,000.00 0.00 4,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Brookings Institution 1 2,769,755.00 619,713.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,150,042.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
George Mason University 1 2,522,484.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,828,884.00 0.00 693,600.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
National Institute of Public Finance and Policy 1 2,498,539.00 0.00 2,498,539.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Overseas Development Institute 1 2,144,462.00 0.00 0.00 2,144,462.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bellwether Education Partners 1 1,921,358.00 371,871.00 0.00 0.00 805,787.00 0.00 743,700.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Chicago 1 1,750,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Volcker Alliance 1 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
BudgIT 1 1,433,993.00 0.00 0.00 1,433,993.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bipartisan Policy Center 1 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Novim Group 1 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Center for State & Local Government Excellence 1 997,979.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 997,979.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Research Foundation of State University of New York 1 993,715.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 993,715.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
United States Common Sense 1 983,866.00 0.00 0.00 125,447.00 0.00 858,419.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Trustees of Boston College 1 953,631.00 0.00 809,928.00 129,130.00 0.00 14,573.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University 1 950,243.00 352,170.00 277,913.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 320,160.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of California, Berkeley 1 910,125.00 744,525.00 165,600.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
New York University 1 861,157.00 272,982.00 588,175.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
EdBuild 1 845,689.00 0.00 0.00 845,689.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Missouri 1 824,280.00 0.00 317,900.00 0.00 0.00 506,380.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences 1 732,193.00 0.00 0.00 190,000.00 0.00 542,193.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Retirement Security Foundation 1 694,996.00 694,996.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Pivot Learning Partners 1 601,087.00 0.00 601,087.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
International Monetary Fund 1 533,716.00 0.00 533,716.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Foundation 1 531,093.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 531,093.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Mercatus Center 1 519,142.00 0.00 519,142.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Princeton University 1 517,180.00 0.00 517,180.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
United Ways of California 1 513,965.00 513,965.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
State of California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program Fund 1 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Small Business Majority Foundation 1 486,933.00 486,933.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Minnesota 1 473,500.00 0.00 473,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
National Council on Teacher Quality 1 468,520.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 206,000.00 152,520.00 110,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Transparência Brasil 1 466,143.00 0.00 0.00 466,143.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget 1 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Colorado Nonprofit Development Center 1 325,000.00 125,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Georgia State University Research Foundation 1 302,074.00 0.00 302,074.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Harvard University 1 287,394.00 0.00 114,888.00 80,749.00 91,757.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Lucy Burns Institute 1 282,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 282,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
James Madison Institute 1 265,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 265,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
State of Connecticut 1 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
MDRC 1 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of California, Irvine 1 225,000.00 0.00 225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools 1 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Oxford 1 195,130.00 0.00 195,130.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
North Carolina State University 1 162,045.00 0.00 162,045.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Curators of the University of Missouri 1 156,930.00 156,930.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility 1 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Texas Public Policy Foundation 1 145,189.00 0.00 50,431.00 44,758.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Cornell University 1 136,900.00 0.00 136,900.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research 1 123,970.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 123,970.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Thomas B. Fordham Institute 1 105,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 105,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies 1 102,464.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 102,464.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Institute for Fiscal Studies 1 97,857.00 0.00 97,857.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Arkansas 1 93,764.00 0.00 0.00 93,764.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Texas at Austin 1 93,448.00 0.00 0.00 93,448.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The National Press Foundation 1 85,458.00 85,458.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Alabama Policy Institute 1 78,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 78,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Colorado Succeeds 1 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Maryland Public Policy Institute 1 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research 1 67,412.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 30,250.00 37,162.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Georgetown University 1 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
San Diego Regional Chamber Foundation 1 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs 1 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
50CAN 1 50,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Washington 1 25,204.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,204.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- -- 135,194,720.81 9,560,075.00 35,026,614.81 27,132,200.00 23,873,194.00 7,579,104.00 9,215,010.00 7,732,102.00 567,662.00 200,142.00 6,869,633.00 7,438,984.00

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Donation amounts by influencer and year

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Donation amounts by country and year

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Country Number of donations Number of donees Total 2017 2016 2015 2013 2007
South africa|Tanzania, united republic of|Ghana|Nigeria|Peru 2 1 7,315,837.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -123,147.00 7,438,984.00
Ethiopia|Nigeria 1 1 4,000,762.00 4,000,762.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tanzania, united republic of|Congo (the democratic republic of the)|Nigeria|Ghana 1 1 2,999,996.00 0.00 0.00 2,999,996.00 0.00 0.00
India 1 1 2,498,539.00 2,498,539.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nigeria 1 1 1,433,993.00 0.00 1,433,993.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ghana|South africa|Nigeria|Congo (the democratic republic of the) 1 1 1,132,201.00 0.00 0.00 1,132,201.00 0.00 0.00
Cameroon|Kenya|Uganda|Zambia 1 1 533,716.00 533,716.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Brazil 1 1 466,143.00 0.00 466,143.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Classified total 9 6 20,381,187.00 7,033,017.00 1,900,136.00 4,132,197.00 -123,147.00 7,438,984.00
Unclassified total 138 74 114,813,533.81 27,993,597.81 25,232,064.00 19,740,997.00 9,338,157.00 0.00
Total 147 80 135,194,720.81 35,026,614.81 27,132,200.00 23,873,194.00 9,215,010.00 7,438,984.00

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