Astrophysical Research Consortium 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 March 2022. 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.

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Astrophysical Research Consortium 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 8 700,000 3,951,006 40,047 40,047 107,000 530,000 700,000 700,000 731,000 3,500,000 10,000,000 16,000,000 16,000,000
Science 8 700,000 3,951,006 40,047 40,047 107,000 530,000 700,000 700,000 731,000 3,500,000 10,000,000 16,000,000 16,000,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Astrophysical Research Consortium

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2012 2008
Sloan Foundation (filter this donee) 31,608,047.00 530,000.00 16,731,000.00 107,000.00 700,000.00 3,500,000.00 10,000,000.00 40,047.00
Total 31,608,047.00 530,000.00 16,731,000.00 107,000.00 700,000.00 3,500,000.00 10,000,000.00 40,047.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (8 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 8)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Sloan Foundation530,000.0062018Science/Sloan Digital Sky Surveyhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8587-- Grant investigator: Michael Blanton; to continue support for the Faculty and Student Team (FAST) program within the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) that aims to increase the number of underrepresented minority students and faculty in the collaboration and increase the number of students pursuing astronomy Ph.D. programs.
Sloan Foundation16,000,000.0012017Science/Sloan Digital Sky Surveyhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8291-- Grant investigator: Juna Kollmeier; to undertake the Sloan Digital Sky Survey V (SDSS-V), which will utilize all-sky spectroscopic observations to explain the genesis of the Milky Way and its neighbors, comprehensively test stellar astrophysics and star-planet relations, probe supermassive black hole physics, and map, on unprecedented scales, the Milky Way’s interstellar gas and that of nearby galaxies.
Sloan Foundation731,000.0042017Science/Sloan Digital Sky Surveyhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8218-- Grant investigator: Michael Blanton; to maximize the sustainability of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) data archive.
Sloan Foundation107,000.0072016Science/Sloan Digital Sky Surveyhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7846-- Grant investigator: Juna Kollmeier; to evaluate the prospects, operational landscape, and potential options for the future of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) research program and its facilities in the 2020s.
Sloan Foundation700,000.0052015Science/Sloan Digital Sky Surveyhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7847-- Grant investigator: Michael Blanton; to increase the number of underrepresented minority students in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV (SDSS-IV) collaboration through the development and implementation of a Faculty-and-Student Team (FAST) program and a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.
Sloan Foundation3,500,000.0032014Science/Sloan Digital Sky Surveyhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7848-- Grant investigator: Michael Blanton; to support the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV to design, build, and install an infrared astronomical spectrograph for the Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment 2 (APOGEE-2) at the du Pont Telescope in Las Campanas, Chile in order to study the history and formation of the Milky Way galaxy.
Sloan Foundation10,000,000.0022012Science/Sloan Digital Sky Surveyhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7849-- Grant investigator: Michael Blanton; to support the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV, which will study the history of the Milky Way, the evolution of galaxies, and the expansion of the Universe and dark energy over the last 12 billion years.
Sloan Foundation40,047.0082008Science/Sloan Digital Sky Surveyhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7850-- Grant investigator: David Weinberg; to fund an international forum titled: The Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Asteroids to Cosmology.