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

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Donation amounts by cause area and year

Cause area Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2000
Technology 221,514,011.25 26,153,561.75 38,539,975.25 26,080,687.50 0.00 45,831,885.50 39,108,615.25 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Information and communication technology (ICT) 208,981,763.21 0.00 0.00 23,244,286.09 52,807,684.04 19,187,276.42 8,693,597.01 25,863,576.44 1,617,500.00 41,132,283.83 16,541,375.38 13,886,157.00 1,008,027.00 5,000,000.00
Technology, Journalism 190,156,405.00 2,008,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Digital Technology 95,535,959.00 11,218,600.00 15,102,126.00 13,918,428.00 12,773,228.00 9,496,615.00 11,291,144.00 13,299,697.00 2,687,456.00 2,453,665.00 3,295,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Science and Technology 94,072,868.00 33,446,007.00 23,796,849.00 16,484,923.00 7,495,613.00 12,509,476.00 340,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Technology and physics 16,399,804.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 16,399,804.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Technology, Communities, Journalism 7,549,505.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Journalism, Technology 1,950,000.00 1,700,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Technology, Communities 1,535,792.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arts, Technology 1,462,129.00 1,462,129.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Education 1,258,000.00 0.00 0.00 758,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Disabiliy assistance 717,728.00 0.00 0.00 717,728.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Job training 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Technology, Arts, Journalism 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Technology, Communities, Arts, Journalism 16,028.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 841,749,992.96 75,988,297.75 77,688,950.25 81,204,052.59 73,576,525.04 87,025,252.92 75,833,160.76 39,663,273.44 4,304,956.00 43,585,948.83 19,836,375.38 13,886,157.00 1,008,027.00 5,000,000.00

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Donation amounts by donor and year (8 donors)

Donor Metadata Number of donations Number of donees Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2000
Knight Foundation FB Tw WP Site 903 559 263,910,713.00 12,712,129.00 6,602,568.00 1,447,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation FB Tw WP Site LI 179 101 208,981,763.21 0.00 0.00 23,244,286.09 52,807,684.04 19,187,276.42 8,693,597.01 25,863,576.44 1,617,500.00 41,132,283.83 16,541,375.38 13,886,157.00 1,008,027.00 5,000,000.00
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation 42 9 176,772,941.75 18,611,541.75 32,187,407.25 24,633,687.50 0.00 45,831,885.50 55,508,419.75 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sloan Foundation FB Tw WP Site 239 121 95,535,959.00 11,218,600.00 15,102,126.00 13,918,428.00 12,773,228.00 9,496,615.00 11,291,144.00 13,299,697.00 2,687,456.00 2,453,665.00 3,295,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Laura and John Arnold Foundation FB Tw WP Site 64 41 72,609,218.00 28,595,607.00 17,473,849.00 9,254,673.00 4,435,613.00 12,509,476.00 340,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Hewlett Foundation FB Tw WP Site LI 101 49 21,463,650.00 4,850,400.00 6,323,000.00 7,230,250.00 3,060,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Google.org Tw WP Site 4 4 2,475,728.00 0.00 0.00 1,475,728.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Gwern Branwen FB Tw Site 1 1 20.00 20.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- 1533 831 841,749,992.96 75,988,297.75 77,688,950.25 81,204,052.59 73,576,525.04 87,025,252.92 75,833,160.76 39,663,273.44 4,304,956.00 43,585,948.83 19,836,375.38 13,886,157.00 1,008,027.00 5,000,000.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year (30 donees)

Donee Cause area Metadata Number of donors Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2000
Chalmers University of Technology 1 45,506,207.25 0.00 0.00 4,514,661.00 0.00 16,591,662.00 24,399,884.25 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The International Research & Exchanges Board 1 39,912,761.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 9,780,041.00 1,213,247.50 1,069,512.00 1,950,380.00 0.00 13,399,844.00 12,499,737.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Lund University 1 33,420,527.75 7,070,044.75 9,796,243.50 4,546,149.00 0.00 7,603,487.50 4,404,603.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
KTH Royal Institute of Technology 1 31,576,238.50 4,073,469.50 11,336,537.25 3,012,150.50 0.00 8,447,175.75 4,706,905.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Stockholm University 1 20,776,576.00 0.00 7,698,549.25 4,069,670.75 0.00 5,138,031.50 3,870,324.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Center for Open Science 2 18,033,328.00 0.00 7,500,000.00 1,380,262.00 1,073,860.00 8,079,206.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
International Center for Journalists 1 16,174,529.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Uppsala University 1 16,133,722.00 3,218,977.50 0.00 4,035,212.25 0.00 0.00 8,879,532.25 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam 1 16,073,664.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 14,999,110.00 0.00 0.00 1,074,554.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Linköping University 1 14,759,005.75 0.00 0.00 4,455,844.00 0.00 8,051,528.75 2,251,633.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Polish-American Freedom Foundation 1 14,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 14,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Wikimedia Foundation 2 13,135,000.00 0.00 3,035,000.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Children’s Hospital Corporation 1 13,015,934.00 13,015,934.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of California, Berkeley 4 12,553,194.00 659,359.00 1,569,249.00 2,192,666.00 301,383.00 2,063,832.00 1,156,626.00 836,849.00 0.00 223,230.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Dimagi 1 12,077,304.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 12,077,304.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tides Center 1 9,706,625.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
MIT Media Lab 1 9,695,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University 1 9,630,278.00 941,413.00 0.00 3,758,595.00 0.00 4,930,270.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Colombia Ministry of Culture 1 9,208,095.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 7,564,928.50 0.00 0.00 1,643,167.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Coca-Cola Foundation Indonesia (CCFI) 1 8,906,393.00 0.00 0.00 6,012,882.50 407,595.00 0.00 0.00 2,485,915.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Washington 5 8,409,547.31 250,000.00 1,224,370.00 2,369,548.80 438,628.00 2,000,000.00 1,127,000.51 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00
Harvard University 3 7,796,802.00 0.00 1,931,411.00 751,941.00 1,380,000.00 0.00 1,058,994.00 2,513,168.00 161,288.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania 1 7,605,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 7,605,000.00 0.00 0.00
University of Gothenburg 1 6,839,984.25 4,249,050.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,590,934.25 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
National Library of South Africa 1 6,637,102.50 0.00 0.00 5,001,104.50 0.00 1,635,998.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
National Public Radio 1 6,285,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ashoka 1 6,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria 1 6,026,095.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -217,380.00 -1,256,451.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 7,499,926.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Southern California 1 5,813,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Queens University of Charlotte 1 5,809,840.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- -- 841,749,992.98 75,988,297.75 77,688,950.25 81,204,052.60 73,576,525.04 87,025,252.93 75,833,160.76 39,663,273.44 4,304,956.00 43,585,948.83 19,836,375.38 13,886,157.00 1,008,027.00 5,000,000.00

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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 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2000
United States 115 71 92,244,736.80 28,595,607.00 17,473,849.00 10,413,801.30 10,916,284.00 16,969,786.00 5,769,584.50 1,650,483.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 455,341.50 0.00
Viet nam 5 3 16,339,379.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 14,999,110.00 0.00 65,358.00 1,274,911.50 0.00 0.00 0.00
Poland 1 1 14,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 14,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Romania 1 1 13,399,844.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 13,399,844.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ukraine 2 1 12,738,322.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 238,585.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 12,499,737.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Colombia 3 2 9,708,095.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 7,564,928.50 0.00 0.00 1,643,167.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Lithuania 2 2 9,135,661.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,530,661.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 7,605,000.00 0.00 0.00
Indonesia 3 1 8,906,393.00 0.00 0.00 6,012,882.50 407,595.00 0.00 0.00 2,485,915.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bulgaria 4 2 8,679,885.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,436,410.00 -1,256,451.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 7,499,926.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Moldova, republic of 4 1 8,095,111.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6,534,188.50 0.00 1,007,178.50 553,744.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
India 7 5 7,937,540.50 0.00 0.00 2,620,204.50 167,352.00 149,984.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000,000.00
South Africa 3 2 7,354,830.50 0.00 0.00 5,718,832.50 0.00 1,635,998.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Turkey 2 1 5,568,414.00 0.00 0.00 3,983,779.50 0.00 1,584,634.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Brazil 5 4 4,742,490.00 0.00 0.00 504,062.00 3,238,428.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bhutan|India|Nepal 2 1 3,889,835.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,389,835.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00
Botswana 3 1 2,809,336.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 -118,349.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,375,000.00 0.00 0.00 552,685.50 0.00
Chile 3 2 1,910,689.94 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 696,651.44 0.00 0.00 215,000.00 0.00 999,038.50 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tunisia 1 1 1,740,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,740,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Benin 2 1 1,597,485.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,249,770.00 347,715.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Canada|United states 2 1 1,566,217.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 438,628.00 0.00 1,127,589.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bangladesh 2 2 1,357,192.00 0.00 0.00 878,928.00 478,264.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
China 2 1 1,202,374.63 0.00 0.00 0.00 -32,625.37 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,235,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Latvia 3 1 1,200,560.28 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200,560.28 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Palestinian territory, occupied|Lebanon 1 1 1,133,234.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,133,234.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jamaica 1 1 1,000,198.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,198.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Burkina faso 1 1 803,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 803,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Belgium 1 1 758,000.00 0.00 0.00 758,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Classified total 202 123 246,042,686.60 28,595,607.00 17,473,849.00 31,318,670.80 38,819,727.04 25,993,181.42 8,466,685.50 24,921,280.44 215,000.00 39,351,971.41 15,773,687.00 9,105,000.00 1,008,027.00 5,000,000.00
Unclassified total 1331 732 595,707,306.35 47,392,690.75 60,215,101.25 49,885,381.80 34,756,798.00 61,032,071.50 67,366,475.26 14,741,993.00 4,089,956.00 4,233,977.42 4,062,688.38 4,781,157.00 0.00 0.00
Total 1533 831 841,749,992.96 75,988,297.75 77,688,950.25 81,204,052.59 73,576,525.04 87,025,252.92 75,833,160.76 39,663,273.44 4,304,956.00 43,585,948.83 19,836,375.38 13,886,157.00 1,008,027.00 5,000,000.00

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