Brennan Center for Justice donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Brennan Center for Justice 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 17 100,000 258,059 5,000 22,000 35,000 65,000 75,000 100,000 250,000 350,000 500,000 600,000 1,000,000
FIXME 6 75,000 306,667 5,000 5,000 60,000 60,000 75,000 75,000 500,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000
Politics 4 250,000 405,500 22,000 22,000 22,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 350,000 350,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
Civic Engagement 2 25,000 45,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000
International Human Rights 1 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000
Criminal justice reform 3 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
Special Projects 1 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Brennan Center for Justice

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2009 2007 2004
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 2,122,000.00 1,000,000.00 250,000.00 522,000.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 1,835,000.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00 675,000.00 60,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Public Welfare Foundation (filter this donee) 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 35,000.00 65,000.00 25,000.00
Barbara McDowell and Gerald S. Hartman Foundation (filter this donee) 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 4,387,000.00 1,000,000.00 250,000.00 1,122,000.00 100,000.00 1,225,000.00 60,000.00 500,000.00 5,000.00 35,000.00 65,000.00 25,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (17 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 17)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Hewlett Foundation1,000,000.0012018-05-25Politicshttps://hewlett.org/grants/brennan-center-for-justice-for-general-operating-support-1/-- For General Operating Support.
Hewlett Foundation250,000.0072017-05-23Politicshttps://hewlett.org/grants/brennan-center-for-justice-for-general-operating-support-0/-- For General Operating Support.
Hewlett Foundation22,000.00162016-11-15Politicshttps://hewlett.org/grants/brennan-center-for-justice-for-support-of-staff-participation-in-a-year-long-rockwood-fellowship-program/-- For Support Of Staff Participation In A Year-long Rockwood Fellowship Program.
Hewlett Foundation500,000.0042016-07-11Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/brennan-center-for-justice-for-general-operating-support/-- For General Operating Support.
MacArthur Foundation600,000.0022016FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- in support of the Democracy Program. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Public Welfare Foundation100,000.0082015Criminal justice reformhttps://www.publicwelfare.org/grants/-- Term: 24 months. Support for research and advocacy to reform policies contributing to overincarceration. Affected regions: New York, NY; affected countries: United States.
Hewlett Foundation350,000.0062014-03-17Politicshttps://hewlett.org/grants/brennan-center-for-justice-for-hosting-a-conference-on-government-dysfunction/-- For Hosting A Conference On Government Dysfunction.
MacArthur Foundation75,000.00112014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To convene a roundtable discussion on strategies to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in local criminal justice systems and develop a report and recommendations. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
MacArthur Foundation600,000.0022014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the Democracy Program (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Public Welfare Foundation100,000.0082014Criminal justice reformhttps://www.publicwelfare.org/grants/-- Term: 12 months. Support for research and advocacy to reform federal prosecutorial practices contributing to overincarceration. Affected regions: New York, NY; affected countries: United States.
Public Welfare Foundation100,000.0082014Criminal justice reformhttps://www.publicwelfare.org/grants/-- Term: 24 months. Support to use research, communications and advocacy to reduce incarceration in America through a focus on fiscal incentives and funding streams. Affected regions: New York, NY; affected countries: United States.
MacArthur Foundation60,000.00132013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Democracy Program. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
MacArthur Foundation500,000.0042012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Democracy Program (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Barbara McDowell and Gerald S. Hartman Foundation5,000.00172011FIXMEhttp://www.mcdowellfoundation.org/our-grants-- Six month report: http://www.mcdowellfoundation.org/Websites/mcdowellfoundation/Images/PDFs/Brennan6MonthReport.pdf Year end report: http://www.mcdowellfoundation.org/Websites/mcdowellfoundation/images/PDFs/Brennan2nd.pdf. Affected regions: FIXME; affected countries: FIXME.
John Merck Fund35,000.00142009-03International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote an independent, nonpartisan commission dedicated to examining the aspects of US counterterrorism policies that pose the greatest threat to America’s democratic values.
John Merck Fund65,000.00122007-09Civic Engagementhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To research and develop a comprehensive set of legislative options to counteract abuses of federal executive privilege during the last six years. An effective law would define and limit executive privilege, clarify what communications it applies to and specify when Congress can supersede it.
John Merck Fund25,000.00152004-07Civic Engagementhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To develop an independent assessment of direct recording electronic voting machines.