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

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Donation amounts by cause area and year

Cause area Total 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Natural Sciences 238,891,935.75 0.00 1,420,266.00 11,282,813.00 68,893,729.25 61,237,642.50 29,909,813.00 29,409,475.00 27,754,213.00 8,983,984.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Science 139,718,663.00 0.00 8,051,833.00 30,566,722.00 12,016,519.00 14,446,211.00 16,245,381.00 10,098,229.00 20,733,330.00 9,943,589.00 10,272,588.00 4,363,408.00 2,980,853.00
Human Sciences 138,595,170.00 0.00 1,294,870.00 12,509,492.00 15,551,164.00 28,312,282.00 29,910,855.00 28,523,672.00 16,937,918.00 5,554,917.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Science and Technology 110,371,727.00 500,000.00 17,183,900.00 33,633,354.00 22,714,461.00 14,764,923.00 8,725,613.00 12,509,476.00 340,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Natural science 46,992,202.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 22,371,794.00 24,620,408.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Life science and medicine 32,227,009.25 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 32,227,009.25 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Infrastructure of national importance in Life Science 31,104,375.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 31,104,375.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Natural sciences: 20,338,084.75 0.00 0.00 20,338,084.75 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Education 20,029,254.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,600,000.00 3,805,000.00 2,050,000.00 3,520,000.00 1,377,770.00 3,676,484.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Higher Education 8,213,056.00 0.00 122,846.00 145,000.00 151,821.00 205,166.00 598,010.00 889,466.00 3,249,951.00 1,244,480.00 1,028,479.00 460,162.00 117,675.00
Scientific research 4,200,000.00 4,000,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Life sciences 2,608,600.00 0.00 2,400,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,050.00 82,000.00 5,000.00 14,550.00 6,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00
Job training 257,700.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 257,700.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 824,591,557.75 4,500,000.00 30,673,715.00 108,475,465.75 125,185,394.25 122,772,274.50 149,669,828.00 107,327,112.00 127,255,149.25 29,409,454.00 11,401,067.00 4,823,570.00 3,098,528.00

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Donation amounts by donor and year (22 donors)

Donor Metadata Number of donations Number of donees Total 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
John Templeton Foundation FB Tw WP Site 399 275 318,130,051.00 0.00 2,715,136.00 23,792,305.00 50,912,721.00 63,725,042.00 59,820,668.00 57,933,147.00 44,692,131.00 14,538,901.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation 46 16 221,062,506.75 0.00 0.00 20,338,084.75 33,532,172.25 25,824,882.50 62,148,156.00 22,371,794.00 56,847,417.25 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sloan Foundation FB Tw WP Site 321 127 147,931,719.00 0.00 8,174,679.00 30,711,722.00 12,168,340.00 14,651,377.00 16,843,391.00 10,987,695.00 23,983,281.00 11,188,069.00 11,301,067.00 4,823,570.00 3,098,528.00
Laura and John Arnold Foundation FB Tw WP Site 67 42 77,079,877.00 0.00 5,287,500.00 27,756,154.00 17,496,461.00 9,254,673.00 4,435,613.00 12,509,476.00 340,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Hewlett Foundation FB Tw WP Site LI 145 60 33,291,850.00 500,000.00 11,896,400.00 5,877,200.00 5,218,000.00 5,510,250.00 4,290,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Google.org Tw WP Site 24 23 20,286,954.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,857,700.00 3,805,000.00 2,050,000.00 3,520,000.00 1,377,770.00 3,676,484.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Open Philanthropy Project FB Tw Site 3 3 4,200,000.00 4,000,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitalik Buterin Tw Site 1 1 2,400,000.00 0.00 2,400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Saar Wilf 1 1 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00
Androklis Polymenis 1 1 43,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 43,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Steve Aoki 1 1 33,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 33,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
John Smart 1 1 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Daniel Crevier 1 1 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ben Scarlato 1 1 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Robin Hanson 1 1 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Art Shaposhnikov 1 1 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ken Hayworth 2 1 3,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,500.00 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Edgar W. Swank 1 1 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Benjamin Hoffman FB Site LI 1 1 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Michael Cerullo 1 1 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Adam Grant 1 1 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Gwern Branwen FB Tw Site 2 1 100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50.00 0.00 0.00 50.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- 1022 483 824,591,557.75 4,500,000.00 30,673,715.00 108,475,465.75 125,185,394.25 122,772,274.50 149,669,828.00 107,327,112.00 127,255,149.25 29,409,454.00 11,401,067.00 4,823,570.00 3,098,528.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year (50 donees)

Donee Cause area Metadata Number of donors Total 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Stockholm University 2 47,304,372.00 0.00 0.00 2,341,074.50 7,667,615.00 2,614,095.00 19,337,174.50 6,010,913.00 9,333,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Uppsala University 1 44,881,931.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 9,134,366.50 5,557,328.50 20,870,595.50 4,768,658.50 4,550,982.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Astrophysical Research Consortium 1 31,608,047.00 0.00 530,000.00 16,731,000.00 107,000.00 700,000.00 3,500,000.00 0.00 10,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 40,047.00
Center for Open Science 1 22,783,328.00 0.00 5,250,000.00 0.00 7,500,000.00 1,380,262.00 1,073,860.00 7,579,206.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Lund University 1 21,393,008.75 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,580,204.75 0.00 6,220,581.50 11,592,222.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Umeå University 1 20,979,617.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 7,663,529.50 4,717,253.50 4,006,742.50 0.00 4,592,092.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Carnegie Institution of Washington 1 20,262,449.00 0.00 1,648,920.00 1,365,000.00 2,198,534.00 1,250,000.00 2,250,000.00 1,650,000.00 3,500,000.00 1,499,995.00 900,000.00 4,000,000.00 0.00
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 1 17,833,093.25 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,687,547.50 8,915,071.75 0.00 4,230,474.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Harvard University 4 17,464,319.00 0.00 850,000.00 430,000.00 11,385,494.00 1,589,095.00 934,991.00 2,000,000.00 249,739.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00
Karolinska Institutet 1 14,107,828.50 0.00 0.00 5,097,689.75 5,486,456.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,523,682.25 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of California, Berkeley 3 13,039,124.00 0.00 0.00 30,000.00 2,817,311.00 1,137,130.00 1,920,155.00 3,999,575.00 850,000.00 176,062.00 1,451,191.00 0.00 657,700.00
Children’s Hospital Corporation 1 13,015,934.00 0.00 0.00 13,015,934.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Gothenburg 1 12,351,748.75 0.00 0.00 9,270,655.00 0.00 0.00 3,081,093.75 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of St Andrews 1 11,671,180.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 7,557,327.00 0.00 0.00 3,916,439.00 0.00 197,414.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Colorado, Boulder 2 10,165,372.00 0.00 125,000.00 1,251,611.00 1,316,490.00 155,612.00 1,446,000.00 1,327,501.00 1,146,193.00 1,901,859.00 450,000.00 0.00 1,045,106.00
University of Oregon 2 9,958,845.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 3,518,177.00 1,375,000.00 0.00 1,524,520.00 501,365.00 0.00 1,800,000.00 239,783.00 0.00
The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University 1 9,630,278.00 0.00 0.00 941,413.00 0.00 3,758,595.00 0.00 4,930,270.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Chicago 1 9,111,929.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 428,316.00 449,995.00 6,233,618.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Michigan 3 8,926,812.00 0.00 24,269.00 0.00 400,020.00 285,123.00 189,246.00 8,028,154.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The University of Chicago 2 8,665,812.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 961,666.00 0.00 0.00 6,433,307.00 141,450.00 1,129,389.00 0.00 0.00
Stockholm University and Uppsala University 1 8,588,975.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 8,588,975.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Uppsala University and Royal Institute of Technology 1 8,486,201.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 8,486,201.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global Viral 1 8,300,259.00 0.00 0.00 3,799,981.00 0.00 0.00 4,500,278.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Yale University 3 8,230,204.00 0.00 0.00 214,619.00 1,975,975.00 2,549,226.00 2,917,501.00 236,307.00 0.00 248,854.00 87,722.00 0.00 0.00
University of California, Davis 2 7,847,492.00 0.00 851,430.00 1,001,124.00 0.00 1,697,485.00 427,443.00 998,796.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 1,371,214.00 0.00 0.00
Stanford University 2 7,777,997.00 0.00 267,405.00 50,000.00 2,884,457.00 2,951,230.00 312,415.00 530,589.00 539,706.00 242,195.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of California, Los Angeles 2 7,586,339.00 0.00 0.00 2,545,000.00 491,339.00 2,500,000.00 0.00 1,250,000.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 0.00 0.00
Foundational Questions Institute 1 6,347,652.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,872,791.00 0.00 1,474,861.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Gothenburg and Umeå University 1 5,946,213.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,946,213.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Imagination Institute 1 5,722,994.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 75,900.00 5,647,094.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå University, and Chalmers University of Technology 1 5,681,937.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,681,937.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Marine Biological Laboratory 1 5,425,018.00 0.00 0.00 1,250,000.00 0.00 1,250,000.00 0.00 1,250,000.00 0.00 0.00 459,918.00 0.00 1,215,100.00
Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution 1 5,399,996.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,399,996.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
IAIS Fraunhofer 1 5,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Biologos Foundation Inc. 1 4,833,722.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,833,722.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Princeton University 3 4,806,498.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 633,941.00 3,767,994.00 0.00 181,663.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 22,900.00
Rush University Medical Center 1 4,538,781.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,323,028.00 215,753.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Southern California 1 4,371,490.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 217,400.00 3,756,822.00 397,268.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Associate Professor, Chalmers University of Technology 1 4,264,539.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,264,539.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of California at Berkeley 2 4,133,827.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 123,500.00 4,010,327.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Kyoto University 1 4,000,000.00 4,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Chalmers University of Technology 1 3,984,118.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,984,118.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Trustees of Indiana University 1 3,854,203.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,867,145.00 987,058.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Minnesota 2 3,794,802.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,660,000.00 0.00 1,239,273.00 895,529.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Brigham Young University 1 3,779,451.00 0.00 0.00 3,572,011.00 0.00 207,440.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Oxford 2 3,748,367.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 554,285.00 0.00 0.00 80,000.00 1,807,345.00 1,306,737.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 1 3,739,517.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 691,090.00 190,457.00 747,316.00 2,010,654.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Boston VA Research Institute, Inc. 1 3,696,416.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,057,295.00 0.00 1,639,121.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Pew Charitable Trusts 1 2,600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
ASU Foundation for A New American University 1 124,774.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 124,774.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- -- 824,591,557.75 4,500,000.00 30,673,715.00 108,475,465.75 125,185,394.25 122,772,274.50 149,669,828.00 107,327,112.00 127,255,149.25 29,409,454.00 11,401,067.00 4,823,570.00 3,098,528.00

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Donation amounts by influencer and year

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For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Influencer Number of donations Number of donees Total 2019 2018
Chris Somerville|Heather Youngs 3 3 4,200,000.00 4,000,000.00 200,000.00
Classified total 3 3 4,200,000.00 4,000,000.00 200,000.00
Unclassified total 1019 480 820,391,557.75 500,000.00 30,473,715.00
Total 1022 483 824,591,557.75 4,500,000.00 30,673,715.00

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Donation amounts by country and year

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For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Country Number of donations Number of donees Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
FIXME 399 275 318,130,051.00 2,715,136.00 23,792,305.00 50,912,721.00 63,725,042.00 59,820,668.00 57,933,147.00 44,692,131.00 14,538,901.00
United States 77 51 84,649,877.00 5,287,500.00 27,756,154.00 18,096,461.00 10,054,673.00 5,485,613.00 15,029,476.00 340,000.00 2,600,000.00
Germany 2 2 5,253,000.00 0.00 0.00 5,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 253,000.00 0.00
Ireland 1 1 1,124,770.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,124,770.00 0.00
Canada 1 1 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Japan 1 1 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00
United Kingdom 3 3 876,484.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 76,484.00
Spain 1 1 765,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 765,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Belgium 1 1 758,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 758,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Czech Republic 1 1 257,700.00 0.00 0.00 257,700.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Australia 1 1 247,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 247,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Classified total 488 329 414,061,882.00 8,002,636.00 51,548,459.00 74,266,882.00 76,349,715.00 66,306,281.00 73,962,623.00 46,409,901.00 17,215,385.00
Unclassified total 534 201 410,529,675.75 22,671,079.00 56,927,006.75 50,918,512.25 46,422,559.50 83,363,547.00 33,364,489.00 80,845,248.25 12,194,069.00
Total 1022 483 824,591,557.75 30,673,715.00 108,475,465.75 125,185,394.25 122,772,274.50 149,669,828.00 107,327,112.00 127,255,149.25 29,409,454.00

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