Arizona State University donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page arizonastateuniversity
Websitehttp://www.asu.edu/
Twitter usernameasu
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona_State_University

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Arizona State University

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2001 1995 1993 1992 1991
Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donee) 6,421,402.00 0.00 6,421,402.00 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
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (filter this donee) 5,366,600.00 0.00 831,000.00 550,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 29,000.00 1,200,000.00 155,600.00 307,000.00 1,294,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 4,968,600.00 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
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 1,219,440.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 372,591.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 146,849.00 100,000.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sloan Foundation (filter this donee) 826,068.00 122,846.00 688,222.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Laura and John Arnold Foundation (filter this donee) 575,502.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 575,502.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
John Templeton Foundation (filter this donee) 484,186.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 484,186.00 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) 460,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 320,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 110,000.00 10,000.00
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 317,878.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -282,122.00 0.00 200,000.00 100,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 305,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 35,000.00 0.00 270,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Foundational Questions Institute (filter this donee) 256,898.00 113,747.00 0.00 73,151.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 70,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Surdna Foundation (filter this donee) 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 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
Smith Richardson Foundation (filter this donee) 67,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 67,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
DonorsTrust (filter this donee) 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 21,529,074.00 236,593.00 7,940,624.00 873,151.00 1,202,064.00 948,093.00 549,000.00 1,315,000.00 355,600.00 463,849.00 1,666,500.00 600,000.00 270,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 110,000.00 10,000.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (2 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
A Research Funder Knocks on the NIH's Door Looking for Ideas—And Big Grants Flow2018-01-11Tate Williams Inside PhilanthropyOpen Philanthropy Project Arizona State University University of Notre Dame Rockefeller University University of California, San Francisco Third-party coverage of donor strategyScientific researchThe article discusses the Open Philanthropy Project second chance funding program for rejected applicants of the National Institutes of Health transformative R01 program
Our ‘Second Chance’ Program for NIH Transformative Research Applicants2017-12-20Heather Youngs Open Philanthropy ProjectOpen Philanthropy Project Arizona State University University of Notre Dame Rockefeller University Univesity of California San Francisco Broad donor strategyScientific research/transformative R01The blog post describes a "second chance" program that the Open Philanthropy Project ran for rejected applications to the National Institutes of Health transformative R01 program https://commonfund.nih.gov/tra Four grants were made based on this, totaling $10.8 million. The grants were also covered in Nature at https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-017-08795-0

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (47 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Foundational Questions Institute113,747.002018FIXMEhttps://fqxi.org/grants/large/awardees/view/__details/2018/davies-- Project title: De Sitter Demons. Earmark: Paul Davies.
Sloan Foundation122,846.002018Higher Education/Science of Learning STEMhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8570-- Grant investigator: Donald Siegel; to integrate engineering principles and thought into the Masters of Public Policy/Masters of Public Administration programs to enhance the effectiveness of public and nonprofit managers.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation381,000.002017-12-07Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/arizona-state-university/1708-04723/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
Open Philanthropy Project6,421,402.002017-11Scientific research/transformative R01https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/scientific-research/miscellaneous/arizona-state-university-canine-clinical-trial-multivalent-cancer-vaccineHeather Youngs Grant to be used in support of a canine clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of a multivalent, preventative cancer vaccine. The trial will test the cancer-prevention efficacy of a multi-valent frameshift peptide (FSP) vaccine, developed by Dr. Stephen Albert Johnston, in healthy, middle-aged pet dogs. The trial will be conducted under the direction of Dr. Douglas Thamm, Director of Clinical Research at the Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University. Part of a set of "second chance" grants by the Open Philanthropy Project for some rejected applications for the NIH Transformative R01 program https://commonfund.nih.gov/tra discussed at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/our-second-chance-program-nih-transformative-research-applicants and https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-017-08795-0. Announced: 2017-12-20.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation450,000.002017-09-11Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/arizona-state-university/31700670/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
Sloan Foundation299,574.002017Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8250-- Grant investigator: Daniel Sarewitz; to examine alternative governance approaches and institutions associated with geoengineering research, focusing on solar radiation management field experiments, using participatory deliberation methodologies.
Sloan Foundation248,648.002017Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8115-- Grant investigator: Ed Finn; to create a free, open source, interactive, digital edition of Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers and Creators of All Kinds that bridges the sciences and humanities and seeks to foster an engaged community of readers.
Sloan Foundation140,000.002017Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8203-- Grant investigator: Cheryl Nickerson; to develope predictive model systems of polymicrobial biofilm formation and susceptibility to chemical disinfectant:  A longitudinal study with implications for spaceflight systems integrity and health risks.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation50,000.002016-10-03Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/arizona-state-university/41600106/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation500,000.002016-09-15Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/arizona-state-university/31600640/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Surdna Foundation250,000.002016--https://surdna.org/grants-database/-- To support the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts’s CultureHub Phoenix, a set of interrelated projects to cultivate, facilitate, measure, and visualize, and resource new intersections between the arts, Arizona State University, Phoenix, and the larger community. Duration: 24 months.
Foundational Questions Institute73,151.002016FIXMEhttps://fqxi.org/grants/large/awardees/view/__details/2016/walker-- Project title: Accommodating observers in fundamental physics with causal mechanics. Earmark: Sara Imari Walker.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation1,000,000.002014-12-04Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/arizona-state-university/41400700/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-282,122.002014-06-13Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a live, recombinant, attenuated Salmonella anti-pneumococcal vaccine for newborns; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
John Templeton Foundation484,186.002014Human Scienceshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Psychological Needs, Individual Differences, and Representations of God; Project leaders: Kathryn Johnson. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation372,591.002013-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Center for American Culture to organize annual gatherings bringing together the directors of American culture centers at Chinese universities and their U.S.-based partner institutions. Affected regions: 223###China, People's Republic of###50@@@1045###United States###50; 9177456###No Intention@@@; China; affected countries: FIXME.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation575,502.002013Criminal justice reformhttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2013 - 2022. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Arizona.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation29,000.002012-12-06Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/arizona-state-university/41200683/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.002012-10-08Food crop productionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop live bacterial-based contraceptive vaccines that deliver testis- and sperm-specific antigens to sterilize rodent populations that destroy food crops.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.002012-04-05Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to design a fluorescent sCD4 protein that changes color when it binds to the HIV pg120 protein for early HIV detection.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Nathan Cummings Foundation320,000.002012--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/financial_statements_final1.pdf--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation1,200,000.002011-12-01Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/arizona-state-university/41100624/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.002011-10-05Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to engineer edible plants, such as lettuce and rice, to express beneficial proteins found in human milk.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Sloan Foundation15,000.002011Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7486-- Grant investigator: V. Smith; to provide travel support for attendees at a conference on macroeconomic theory and environmental issues.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation155,600.002010-12-09Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/arizona-state-university/41000610/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.002010-10-05Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and test novel skin-binding insect repellents that slowly release the repellent over a period of weeks; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.002010-04-15Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and test a vaccine delivery system that uses Norovirus virus-like particles (VLPs) to deliver desired antigens directly to the gut mucosa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Ford Foundation146,849.002009-11-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the School of Social Transformation to undertake applied research, training and pilot projects on emerging patterns of digital and converged media production and consumption in Indonesia. Affected regions: 447###Indonesia###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Indonesia; affected countries: FIXME.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation8,000.002009-06-22Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/arizona-state-university/30900601/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation299,000.002009-03-13Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/arizona-state-university/10900704/-- Program name: Past Programs.
DonorsTrust5,000.002009--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--
DonorsTrust5,000.002009--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation1,294,000.002008-12-17Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/arizona-state-university/40800654/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
Hewlett Foundation35,000.002008-10-27Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/arizona-state-university-for-planning-three-initiatives-that-address-major-reading-problems/-- For Planning Three Initiatives That Address Major Reading Problems.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.002008-09-16Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to investigate whether HIV causes deficient protein synthesis in infected cells. This knowledge could be used to stimulate normal human T cells to destroy infected cells based on these aberrant host antigens.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Ford Foundation100,000.002008-08-15FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict to strengthen and expand its undergraduate certificate program and equip students to navigate an increasingly pluralistic world. Affected regions: 52###Arizona###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Smith Richardson Foundation67,500.002008--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
Foundational Questions Institute70,000.002008FIXMEhttps://fqxi.org/grants/large/awardees/view/__details/2008/davies-- Project title: Cosmological and Astrophysical Implications of Quantum Post-Selection. Earmark: Paul Davies.
Ford Foundation600,000.002007-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict's study of the conflict between religion and secularism in India, France, Turkey and the United States. Affected regions: 339###France###20@@@444###India###20@@@1033###Turkey###20@@@1045###United States###40; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Hewlett Foundation270,000.002001-04-30Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/arizona-state-university-for-a-joint-study-of-energy-conservation-via-social-norms-with-california-state-university-at-san-marcos/-- For A Joint Study Of Energy Conservation Via Social Norms With California State University At San Marcos.
Nathan Cummings Foundation10,000.001995Communityhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201094333/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual95/000135.html-- CANCER Research Institute's work on new anti-cancer drugs,.
Nathan Cummings Foundation10,000.001993Communityhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201105713/http://www.nathancummings.net/annual93/000169.html-- For general support of Arizona State University.
Nathan Cummings Foundation10,000.001992Communityhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081118174121/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual92/000186.html-- General operating support.
Nathan Cummings Foundation100,000.001992Health/Cancerhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081118174121/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual92/000181.html-- For renovation and expansion of the new building of the Cancer Research Institute.
Nathan Cummings Foundation10,000.001991Communityhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201112446/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual91/000206.html-- General operating support for the Cancer Research Institute.
Knight Foundation4,875,000.00--Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4376-- Grant period: 07/01/2008 - 07/31/2011; goal: To help lead journalism education into the 21st Century by expanding the experimental News21 student reporting project to 12 colleges. Earmark: News21 Project.
Knight Foundation93,600.00--Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4784-- Grant period: 08/01/2010 - 07/31/2012; part of the challenge: Knight News Challenge; goal: To create a mobile community-engagement application To inform and engage communities, CitySeed will be a mobile application that allows users to plant the "seed" of an idea and share it with others. For example, a person might come across a great spot for a community garden. At that moment, the person can use the CitySeed app to “geotag” the idea, which links it to an exact location. Others can look at the place-based ideas, debate and hopefully act on them. The project aims to increase the number of people informed about and engaged with their communities by breaking down community issues into bite-sized settings. Earmark: CitySeed.