Center for Governmental Studies donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Center for Governmental Studies 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 6 50,000 140,333 40,000 40,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 77,000 125,000 125,000 500,000 500,000
Interprogram 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
Special Projects 2 50,000 63,500 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 77,000 77,000 77,000 77,000 77,000
FIXME 3 125,000 225,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Center for Governmental Studies

Donor Total 2008 2007 2004 1996 1994
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 675,000.00 625,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 127,000.00 0.00 77,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00
Nathan Cummings Foundation (filter this donee) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00
Total 842,000.00 625,000.00 77,000.00 50,000.00 40,000.00 50,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (6 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 6)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
MacArthur Foundation125,000.0022008FIXME To create the MacArthur Research Directory within PolicyArchive. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Los Angeles.
MacArthur Foundation500,000.0012008FIXME In support of PolicyArchive: An Online Archive of Public Policy Research (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Los Angeles.
Hewlett Foundation77,000.0032007-02-09Special Projects For The Campaign For California's Future Project.
Hewlett Foundation50,000.0042004-04-21Special Projects For A Planning Grant To Support Research To Determine The Quality And Quantity Of Public Policy Research Potentially Available For Archiving On The Proposed PolicyArchive.Net Website.
Nathan Cummings Foundation40,000.0061996Interprogram/Democratic Values Democracy Network, a new electronic communications system to provide voters with information about candidates and elected officials,.
MacArthur Foundation50,000.0041994FIXME To support demonstrations of a prototype that uses interactive, electronic technology to increase citizen participation in the electoral and governmental process. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Los Angeles.