Acumen Fund donations received

This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of December 2019. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

Table of contents

Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page acumenfund
Websitehttp://www.acumen.org/
Twitter usernameacumen
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acumen_(organization)

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 10 708,623 1,598,535 100,000 100,000 200,000 300,195 300,195 708,623 708,623 2,162,812 2,162,812 2,602,291 6,739,795
Communities 1 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
FIXME 1 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000
Animal agriculture 2 300,195 504,409 300,195 300,195 300,195 300,195 300,195 300,195 708,623 708,623 708,623 708,623 708,623
Nutrition 3 708,623 1,057,210 300,195 300,195 300,195 300,195 708,623 708,623 708,623 2,162,812 2,162,812 2,162,812 2,162,812
Agriculture 2 2,162,812 4,451,303 2,162,812 2,162,812 2,162,812 2,162,812 2,162,812 2,162,812 6,739,795 6,739,795 6,739,795 6,739,795 6,739,795
Water 1 2,602,291 2,602,291 2,602,291 2,602,291 2,602,291 2,602,291 2,602,291 2,602,291 2,602,291 2,602,291 2,602,291 2,602,291 2,602,291

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Acumen Fund

Donor Total 2017 2015 2008
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 15,685,345.00 4,926,013.00 1,417,246.00 9,342,086.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 200,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 15,985,345.00 4,926,013.00 1,617,246.00 9,342,086.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (10 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 10)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation2,162,811.5032017-11-13Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help poultry enterprises improve the nutritional and positive gender impacts on smallholder farming households; to better understand the impact of foreign breeds of chickens on smallholder farming households and poultry consumers in Nigeria and Tanzani; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Nigeria|Tanzania, united republic of.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation2,162,811.5032017-11-13Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help poultry enterprises improve the nutritional and positive gender impacts on smallholder farming households; to better understand the impact of foreign breeds of chickens on smallholder farming households and poultry consumers in Nigeria and Tanzani; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Nigeria|Tanzania, united republic of.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation300,195.0072017-08-15Animal agriculture/Livestockhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to unlock the latent potential of Ethiopia’s poultry market as a means to improve the wellbeing of smallholder farmers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation300,195.0072017-08-15Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to unlock the latent potential of Ethiopia’s poultry market as a means to improve the wellbeing of smallholder farmers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation708,623.0052015-11-09Animal agriculture/Livestockhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to unlock the latent potential of Ethiopia’s poultry market as a means to improve the wellbeing of smallholder farmers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation708,623.0052015-11-09Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to unlock the latent potential of Ethiopia’s poultry market as a means to improve the wellbeing of smallholder farmers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
MacArthur Foundation200,000.0092015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To develop a new financial product that facilitates high-impact investment in social enterprises that support low-income customers across developing countries. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation6,739,795.0012008-11-11Agriculture/agricultural financial serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide risk capital and management support to entrepreneurs improving the provision of agricultural inputs to smallholder farmers, to better the lives of poor farmer families; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Pakistan|India.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation2,602,291.0022008-10-24Water/basic drinking water supplyhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and pilot safe water transportation and storage products & services for the world’s poorest people by applying a human-centered approach to innovation and design; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India|Kenya.
Knight Foundation100,000.0010--Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5826-- Grant period: 05/01/2013 - 04/30/2014; goal: To build +Acumen, an online leadership academy to train social entrepreneurs with targeted outreach in four Knight communities. Tentatively selected communities are: Boulder, Colo., Detroit, Mich., Miami, Fla., Tallahassee, Fla.