Benefits Data Trust 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 2023. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

Table of contents

Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Benefits Data 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 3 330,526 516,810 219,904 219,904 219,904 219,904 330,526 330,526 330,526 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
1 219,904 219,904 219,904 219,904 219,904 219,904 219,904 219,904 219,904 219,904 219,904 219,904 219,904
Economics 1 330,526 330,526 330,526 330,526 330,526 330,526 330,526 330,526 330,526 330,526 330,526 330,526 330,526
Justice & Opportunity 1 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Benefits Data Trust

Donor Total 2018 2015 2014
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (filter this donee) 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00
Sloan Foundation (filter this donee) 330,526.00 0.00 330,526.00 0.00
W. K. Kellogg Foundation (filter this donee) 219,904.00 0.00 0.00 219,904.00
Total 1,550,430.00 1,000,000.00 330,526.00 219,904.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (3 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 3)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative1,000,000.0012018Justice & Opportunity Program: Economic Opportunity. Grant period: 2018–2020. Benefits Data Trust is a data-driven, multi-benefits enrollment agency that cross-references government data to identify people who are eligible for benefits and helps them to enroll. Through rigorous human-centered design, outcomes tracking, and policy change, the organization funnels people to the ideal entry point -- ranging from high-touch community-based organizations and healthcare providers to a remarkably dignified call-center experience and now a self-service portal.**BDT is a grantee of Communities Thrive Challenge, a collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation to fund, strengthen, and scale community-based approaches to expanding economic opportunity. While CZI disbursed the funds to BDT, the grant is joint in spirit.
Sloan Foundation330,526.0022015Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance Grant investigator: Matthew Notowidigdo; initiative: Behavioral Economics and Household Finance (BEHF); to test neoclassical and behavioral accounts of government benefits uptake by running a randomized controlled experiment on food stamp program enrollment procedures.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation219,904.0032014-07-01-- Purpose: Improve the financial stability of families with children through the provision of comprehensive benefits enrollment and financial counseling by using health care providers as an access point to services; Grant period: 2014-07-01 to 2015-12-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania.