American Library Association donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Websitehttp://www.ala.org/
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Library_Association
Tumblr subdomainwww

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 45 101,515 565,458 12,000 16,500 25,293 52,000 92,274 101,515 250,000 474,555 700,000 1,450,000 5,402,851
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 6 15,000 16,833 12,000 12,000 14,500 14,500 15,000 15,000 16,500 18,000 18,000 25,000 25,000
10 100,000 268,965 12,500 12,500 79,235 92,274 100,000 100,000 100,000 160,825 203,228 700,000 1,141,589
Diversity 2 20,000 183,419 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 346,838 346,838 346,838 346,838 346,838
Culture and recreation 9 500,000 1,176,768 25,293 25,293 101,515 408,431 474,555 500,000 750,000 1,450,000 1,478,265 5,402,851 5,402,851
Information and communication technology (ICT) 11 474,555 986,203 25,293 81,627 101,515 175,697 408,431 474,555 500,000 750,000 1,450,000 1,478,265 5,402,851
FIXME 4 30,000 123,750 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 50,000 50,000 385,000 385,000 385,000
Interprogram 2 52,000 52,000 52,000 52,000 52,000 52,000 52,000 52,000 52,000 52,000 52,000 52,000 52,000
Communities 1 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee American Library Association

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2007 2006 2004 2002 1997 1996 1995 1994 1990 1987 1985 1983 1982 1980 1974 1973
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 21,439,141.00 0.00 2,900,000.00 11,805,701.00 203,030.00 2,956,530.00 2,499,694.00 81,627.00 992,559.00 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
W. K. Kellogg Foundation (filter this donee) 2,689,651.00 0.00 1,154,089.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 79,235.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 100,000.00 253,099.00 203,228.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 495,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 385,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 30,000.00 0.00 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (filter this donee) 467,838.00 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 16,500.00 20,000.00 15,000.00 14,500.00 25,000.00 18,000.00 12,000.00 346,838.00
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 250,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nathan Cummings Foundation (filter this donee) 104,000.00 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 52,000.00 52,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 25,445,630.00 250,000.00 4,054,089.00 11,805,701.00 203,030.00 2,956,530.00 2,499,694.00 81,627.00 992,559.00 385,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 79,235.00 30,000.00 52,000.00 782,000.00 100,000.00 269,599.00 223,228.00 65,000.00 14,500.00 25,000.00 18,000.00 12,000.00 346,838.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (45 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 45)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Knight Foundation250,000.00192018-01-12Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8226-- Grant period: 01/01/2018 - 01/31/2019; goal: To deploy Short Edition story dispensers in four Knight communities and support a complimentary short story contest that will engage public library patrons with reading and writing literature.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,450,000.0052017-09-21Culture and recreationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. PLA Impact and Data Collaboration and International Expansion. Investment start date: 9/21/2017 to end date: 8/31/2018. Grantee name: American Library Association; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,450,000.0052017-09-21Information and communication technology (ICT)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. PLA Impact and Data Collaboration and International Expansion. Investment start date: 9/21/2017 to end date: 8/31/2018. Grantee name: American Library Association; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation1,141,589.0072017-09-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2017/09/alas-trht-great-stories-club-exploring-racial-equity-through-reading-and-discussion-trht-gsc-p013036-- Purpose: Instill Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation nationwide leading narrative change and using healing practitioners in humanities-based programs, with library affiliates, State Humanities Councils, community colleges and K-12 schools in partnership with Everyday Democracy; Grant period: 2017-09-01 to 2020-04-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation12,500.00442017-05-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2017/04/ala-2017-annual-conference-beyond-the-racial-stalemate-p0130610-- Purpose: Provide funds to support a charitable event, the 2017 American Library Association Annual Conference to engage members with practical tools to use in their work to help uproot the belief in a racial hierarchy; Grant period: 2017-05-01 to 2017-06-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation500,000.00112016-10-12Information and communication technology (ICT)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide general operating support. Leadership Institute General Operating Support. Investment start date: 10/12/2016 to end date: 10/31/2016. Grantee name: American Library Association; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation500,000.00112016-10-12Culture and recreationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide general operating support. Leadership Institute General Operating Support. Investment start date: 10/12/2016 to end date: 10/31/2016. Grantee name: American Library Association; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation5,402,850.5012016-05-25Culture and recreationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build the capacity of public libraries to better align with community priorities, increasing library impact on overall community development through a robust program of services, communications, and partnerships; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation5,402,850.5012016-05-25Information and communication technology (ICT)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build the capacity of public libraries to better align with community priorities, increasing library impact on overall community development through a robust program of services, communications, and partnerships; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation101,515.00232015-04-06Information and communication technology (ICT)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. General Operating Support for Public Library Association. Investment start date: 4/6/2015 to end date: 4/30/2015. Grantee name: American Library Association; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation101,515.00232015-04-06Culture and recreationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. General Operating Support for Public Library Association. Investment start date: 4/6/2015 to end date: 4/30/2015. Grantee name: American Library Association; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,478,265.0032014-10-22Culture and recreationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop measures of impact and an active community of informed users to capture consistent public library service outcomes, through communication and support materials that will guide libraries in strategically applying data and lay the groundwork for ; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,478,265.0032014-10-22Information and communication technology (ICT)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop measures of impact and an active community of informed users to capture consistent public library service outcomes, through communication and support materials that will guide libraries in strategically applying data and lay the groundwork for ; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation474,554.50132013-10-26Information and communication technology (ICT)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. General Operating Support. Investment start date: 10/26/2013 to end date: 11/30/2015. Grantee name: American Library Association; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation474,554.50132013-10-26Culture and recreationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. General Operating Support. Investment start date: 10/26/2013 to end date: 11/30/2015. Grantee name: American Library Association; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation749,999.5082013-09-25Information and communication technology (ICT)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to address a critical need of the field by developing and distributing new tools, resources and support for librarians to engage with their communities in new ways; strengthens librarians as community leaders and change agents; and strengthens ALA’s capac; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation749,999.5082013-09-25Culture and recreationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to address a critical need of the field by developing and distributing new tools, resources and support for librarians to engage with their communities in new ways; strengthens librarians as community leaders and change agents; and strengthens ALA’s capac; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation25,293.00362013-01-04Culture and recreationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the development of public access technology benchmarks that motivate local re-investment in public access technology at public libraries and inspire continuous improvement of those services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation25,293.00362013-01-04Information and communication technology (ICT)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the development of public access technology benchmarks that motivate local re-investment in public access technology at public libraries and inspire continuous improvement of those services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation81,627.00292012-10-12Information and communication technology (ICT)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the development of public access technology benchmarks that motivate local re-investment in public access technology at public libraries and inspire continuous improvement of those services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation408,431.00152011-03-04Culture and recreationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the development of public access technology benchmarks that motivate local re-investment in public access technology at public libraries and inspire continuous improvement of those services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation408,431.00152011-03-04Information and communication technology (ICT)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the development of public access technology benchmarks that motivate local re-investment in public access technology at public libraries and inspire continuous improvement of those services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation175,697.00212011-03-03Information and communication technology (ICT)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the development of public access technology benchmarks that motivate local re-investment in public access technology at public libraries and inspire continuous improvement of those services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
MacArthur Foundation385,000.00172007FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of work on the implications of digital copyright for libraries and their patrons (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
W. K. Kellogg Foundation100,000.00252006-07-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2006/02/el-dia-de-los-ninosel-dia-de-los-libros-p0118980-- Purpose: Honor children, their languages, and cultures; encourage reading and literacy; and promote library collections and programs that reflect plurality in the United States by strengthening national awareness and community participation in the Day of the Children/Day of the Books campaign; Grant period: 2006-07-01 to 2008-06-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation100,000.00252004-01-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2004/03/dia-de-los-ninosdia-de-los-libros-p0109174-- Purpose: Enhance community-based literacy celebrations in at-risk neighborhoods by developing a national site for the knowledge accumulation, dissemination, and coordination of the Day of the Child/Day of the Book; Grant period: 2004-01-01 to 2006-06-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation79,235.00302002-03-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2002/02/dia-de-los-ninosdia-de-los-libros-p0095222-- Purpose: Assist local organizations in launching community-based literacy celebrations within at-risk neighborhoods by increasing public awareness of the Day of the Child/Day of the Book celebration in local libraries; Grant period: 2002-03-01 to 2004-05-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois.
MacArthur Foundation30,000.00341997FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support research and education projects in the Office for Information Technology Policy. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
Nathan Cummings Foundation52,000.00311996Interprogram/Democratic Valueshttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201110132/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual96/000116.html-- Leadership training for librarians on combating censorship,.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation700,000.00101995-06-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1995/08/to-articulate-public-interest-in-nii-p0032766-- Purpose: Articulate public interest in the emerging information environment by engaging a wide array of perspectives, approaches, and stakeholders, including the public at large; Grant period: 1995-06-01 to 1998-05-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois.
MacArthur Foundation30,000.00341995FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To establish an office for information technology policy to address public interest issues in the emerging national information infrastructure. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
Nathan Cummings Foundation52,000.00311995Interprogram/Democratic Valueshttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201094333/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual95/000134.html-- LEADERSHIP training for librarians to combat censorship,.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation100,000.00251994-06-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1994/06/leadership-fund-raising-training-p0023168-- Purpose: Provide leadership and fund-raising training for public libraries through collaboration with The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University; Grant period: 1994-06-01 to 1997-01-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation16,500.00411990-09-28Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-library-association/39000191/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation160,825.00221990-05-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1990/05/uefr0001b-p0000480-- Purpose: Disseminate the results of a WKKF grant to the University of Washington to implement a model continuing professional education program for public librarians; Grant period: 1990-05-01 to 1993-10-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation92,274.00281990-03-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1990/04/library-based-education-uedh0003ea-p0000460-- Purpose: Help adults pursue education and career goals by assessing and improving the effectiveness of library-based Education Information Centers; disseminate the results; Grant period: 1990-03-01 to 1992-06-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation20,000.00391987-10-07Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-library-association/38700007/-- Program name: Diversity.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation203,228.00201987-04-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1989/12/uedh0003e-p0000459-- Purpose: Help adults pursue education and career goals by assessing and improving the effectiveness of library-based Education Information Centers; Grant period: 1987-04-01 to 1990-05-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation15,000.00421985-03-28Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-library-association/18500006/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
MacArthur Foundation50,000.00331985FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the technical assistance portion of the Coalition for Literacy's multimedia campaign, in conjunction with the Advertising Council, to increase public awareness of of illiteracy within the United States and to address the problem. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation14,500.00431983-03-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-library-association/18300009/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation25,000.00381982-12-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-library-association/48200005/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation18,000.00401980-03-19Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-library-association/18000006/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation12,000.00451974-09-27Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-library-association/37400006/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation346,838.00181973-12-12Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/american-library-association/47300003/-- Program name: Diversity.