California Academy of Sciences donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee California Academy of Sciences 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 19 100,000 210,526 5,000 5,000 5,000 30,000 62,000 100,000 145,000 225,000 430,000 630,000 830,000
Community 4 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
7 430,000 427,429 12,000 12,000 30,000 430,000 430,000 430,000 630,000 630,000 630,000 830,000 830,000
Environmentalism 1 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000
Past Programs 3 116,000 107,667 62,000 62,000 62,000 62,000 116,000 116,000 116,000 145,000 145,000 145,000 145,000
Art 1 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
Special Projects 1 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
FIXME 2 200,000 212,500 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 225,000 225,000 225,000 225,000 225,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee California Academy of Sciences

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2005
Walton Family Foundation (filter this donee) 2,980,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 630,000.00 630,000.00 830,000.00 430,000.00 430,000.00 30,000.00 0.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 425,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 225,000.00
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (filter this donee) 323,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 116,000.00 0.00 145,000.00 62,000.00 0.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 240,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund (filter this donee) 20,000.00 0.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
DonorsTrust (filter this donee) 12,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 12,000.00 0.00
Total 4,000,000.00 100,000.00 105,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 630,000.00 670,000.00 946,000.00 430,000.00 775,000.00 104,000.00 225,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (19 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 19)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Hewlett Foundation100,000.00102018-01-11Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/california-academy-of-sciences-for-academy-for-all-0/-- For Academy For All.
Hewlett Foundation100,000.00102017-11-22Art/performing artshttps://hewlett.org/grants/california-academy-of-sciences-for-academy-for-all/-- For Academy For All.
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund5,000.00162017Communityhttps://www.haasjr.org/grants/grantee/california-academy-of-sciences--
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund5,000.00162016Communityhttps://www.haasjr.org/grants/grantee/california-academy-of-sciences--
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund5,000.00162015Communityhttps://www.haasjr.org/grants/grantee/california-academy-of-sciences--
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund5,000.00162014Communityhttps://www.haasjr.org/grants/grantee/california-academy-of-sciences--
Walton Family Foundation630,000.0022012--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Hewlett Foundation40,000.00132011-07-18Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/california-academy-of-sciences-for-the-climate-trends-in-the-greater-yellowstone-ecosystem-project/-- For The Climate Trends In The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Project.
Walton Family Foundation630,000.0022011--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation116,000.0092010-06-18Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/california-academy-of-sciences/21000613/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Walton Family Foundation830,000.0012010--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Walton Family Foundation430,000.0042009--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation145,000.0082008-09-18Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/california-academy-of-sciences/30800720/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Walton Family Foundation430,000.0042008--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
MacArthur Foundation200,000.0072008FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To complete biodiversity surveys of the Gaoligong Mountain Range in collaboration with Chinese partner agencies in Yunnan Province (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation62,000.00122007-03-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/california-academy-of-sciences/10700653/-- Program name: Past Programs.
DonorsTrust12,000.00152007--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--
Walton Family Foundation30,000.00142007--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
MacArthur Foundation225,000.0062005FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To undertake biodiversity surveys of the Gaoligong Mountain Range in collaboration with Chinese partner agencies in Yunnan Province (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.