Better World Society 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, 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 Better World Society 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 4 40,000 82,500 25,000 25,000 25,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 125,000 125,000 140,000 140,000 140,000
Environment 1 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000
Past Programs 2 40,000 90,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 140,000 140,000 140,000 140,000 140,000
FIXME 1 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Better World Society

Donor Total 1991 1990 1989 1987
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (filter this donee) 180,000.00 140,000.00 40,000.00 0.00 0.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 125,000.00
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00
Total 330,000.00 140,000.00 40,000.00 25,000.00 125,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (4 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 4)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation140,000.0011991-03-22Past Programs Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation40,000.0031990-09-28Past Programs Program name: Past Programs.
John Merck Fund25,000.0041989-03Environment To produce environmental television programs.
MacArthur Foundation125,000.0021987FIXME To support the television documentary series "Only One Earth" and a promotion campaign. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..