American Farmland Trust donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee American Farmland Trust in our system.

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 22 100,000 221,192 7,500 25,000 30,000 35,000 40,000 100,000 186,850 240,000 375,000 700,000 915,000
Environmental Protection, Sustainable Agriculture 1 7,500 7,500 7,500 7,500 7,500 7,500 7,500 7,500 7,500 7,500 7,500 7,500 7,500
Environment 5 30,000 65,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 25,000 25,000 30,000 30,000 100,000 100,000 150,000 150,000
Regional Food Systems 2 25,000 62,500 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
9 100,750 220,414 30,150 30,150 35,000 40,000 40,000 100,750 186,850 240,000 395,980 915,000 915,000
Population 3 700,000 600,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 700,000 700,000 700,000 900,000 900,000 900,000 900,000
Past Programs 2 250,000 312,500 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 375,000 375,000 375,000 375,000 375,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee American Farmland Trust

Donor Total 2018 2013 2012 2011 2010 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2000 1997 1995 1994 1993 1991 1984 1982
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 1,800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 900,000.00 700,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
W. K. Kellogg Foundation (filter this donee) 1,160,900.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 915,000.00 0.00 35,000.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00 30,150.00 0.00 40,000.00 100,750.00 0.00 0.00
Walton Family Foundation (filter this donee) 822,830.00 0.00 0.00 395,980.00 186,850.00 240,000.00 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
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (filter this donee) 625,000.00 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 0.00 0.00 0.00 375,000.00 250,000.00
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 400,000.00 100,000.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nathan Cummings Foundation (filter this donee) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Quixote Foundation (filter this donee) 7,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 7,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 4,866,230.00 100,000.00 25,000.00 395,980.00 186,850.00 240,000.00 900,000.00 1,615,000.00 200,000.00 35,000.00 7,500.00 40,000.00 150,000.00 50,150.00 30,000.00 165,000.00 100,750.00 375,000.00 250,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (22 donations)

Graph of top 10 donors by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 22)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
John Merck Fund100,000.00122018-09Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To create a multi-stakeholder coalition of farmland and clean energy groups to accelerate the expansion of solar facility siting while preserving New England’s most productive farm and forestland.
John Merck Fund25,000.00192013-12Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To ensure that farmland in New England and New York transfers from the current (and aging) generation of landowners to a next generation of farmers, which will strengthen farm economies, protect working landscapes, and create a more resilient and healthy regional food system.
Walton Family Foundation395,980.0042012--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Walton Family Foundation186,850.0092011--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Walton Family Foundation240,000.0072010--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Hewlett Foundation900,000.0022006-10-16Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/american-farmland-trust-for-the-development-of-viable-agricultural-policy-options-that-serve-rural-interests-in-the-u-s-and-developing-countries/-- For The Development Of Viable Agricultural Policy Options That Serve Rural Interests In The U.S. And Developing Countries.
Hewlett Foundation700,000.0032005-10-17Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/american-farmland-trust-for-the-development-of-viable-agricultural-policy-options-that-serve-rural-interests-in-the-u-s-and-developing-countries-for-discussion-during-the-reauthorization-of-the-u-s/-- For The Development Of Viable Agricultural Policy Options That Serve Rural Interests In The U.S. And Developing Countries For Discussion During The Reauthorization Of The U.S. Farm Bill In 2007.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation915,000.0012005-03-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2005/07/food-and-society-collaborative-policy-project-p0111152-- Purpose: Advance food and farm policy that enhances economic viability of farms, ranches, and rural communities; rewards environmental stewardship; and increases access to healthy food; Grant period: 2005-03-01 to 2007-12-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: District of Columbia.
Hewlett Foundation200,000.0082004-10-25Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/american-farmland-trust-for-developing-reform-options-for-united-states-farm-policy-to-better-serve-rural-communities-and-conservation-interests-in-the-united-states-and-the-developing-world/-- For Developing Reform Options For United States Farm Policy To Better Serve Rural Communities And Conservation Interests In The United States And The Developing World.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation35,000.00162003-06-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2003/07/farmland-preservation-tour-june-2003-0104913-- Purpose: Educate and empower Michigan's state and local officials and citizens to address land use trends in their communities by supporting a farmland preservation tour; Grant period: 2003-06-01 to 2003-08-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Michigan|District of Columbia.
Quixote Foundation7,500.00222002-08-01Environmental Protection, Sustainable Agriculturehttps://archives.iupui.edu//handle/2450/11391-- Valley Preservation Project - Black Earth Creek.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation40,000.00142000-01-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2000/04/update-farming-on-the-edge-study-0075072-- Purpose: Update study on data-based report identifying threatened agricultural land areas; Grant period: 2000-01-01 to 2002-03-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: District of Columbia.
John Merck Fund150,000.00101997-07Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To launch the Northeast Dairy Grazing Initiative, a major effort to understand better the economic and environmental benefits of grass-based farming systems and to promote their widespread adoption.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation30,150.00171995-02-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1995/04/peninsula-twp-pdr-program-case-study-0031679-- Purpose: Provide information on farmland preservation to government officials and agricultural leaders through a case study of the Peninsula Township of Michigan's Purchase of Development Rights program; Grant period: 1995-02-01 to 1996-05-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: District of Columbia.
Nathan Cummings Foundation20,000.00211995Environment/Agriculturehttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201094333/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual95/000128.html-- RESEARCH and discussion on agricultural conservation alternatives,.
Nathan Cummings Foundation30,000.00181994Environment/Agriculturehttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201100814/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual94/000144.html-- To support research and consensus building for redirecting federal money from commodity subsidies towards resource conservation incentives.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation40,000.00141993-12-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1993/12/rev-states-agricultural-land-cons-needs-0023182-- Purpose: Assure long-term viability of agriculture in Michigan by conducting a series of meetings and public workshops inviting input on agricultural land use and develop a report with recommendations for consideration by Michigan leaders; Grant period: 1993-12-01 to 1994-11-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: District of Columbia.
John Merck Fund100,000.00121993-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To establish a Florida field Office, to assist the farming sector as it confronts pressures stemming from urban development and to promote sustainable agriculture in Florida.
John Merck Fund25,000.00191993-01Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To facilitate acquisition of the Southern Acres Farm for use as a sustainable agriculture demonstration project.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation100,750.00111991-07-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1991/07/uahc0001g-0000416-- Purpose: Strengthen farmers' understanding of integrated farming models through on-farm demonstrations and development of education and evaluation programs; Grant period: 1991-07-01 to 1991-12-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: District of Columbia.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation375,000.0051984-06-19Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-farmland-trust/28400004/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation250,000.0061982-03-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-farmland-trust/18200004/-- Program name: Past Programs.