Center for Open Science 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.

Table of contents

Basic donee information

Wikipedia page

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 15 528,500 1,729,732 58,000 77,310 77,952 204,729 499,431 528,500 545,360 1,922,114 2,109,856 5,250,000 7,500,000
Global health 1 58,000 58,000 58,000 58,000 58,000 58,000 58,000 58,000 58,000 58,000 58,000 58,000 58,000
Science and Technology 11 545,360 2,070,790 77,310 77,952 197,727 204,729 528,500 545,360 1,225,000 1,922,114 5,250,000 5,250,000 7,500,000
Digital Technology 2 499,431 499,716 499,431 499,431 499,431 499,431 499,431 499,431 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000
Character Virtue Development 1 2,109,856 2,109,856 2,109,856 2,109,856 2,109,856 2,109,856 2,109,856 2,109,856 2,109,856 2,109,856 2,109,856 2,109,856 2,109,856

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Center for Open Science

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Arnold Ventures (filter this donee) 22,778,692.00 5,250,000.00 0.00 7,500,000.00 1,380,262.00 1,073,860.00 7,574,570.00
John Templeton Foundation (filter this donee) 2,109,856.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,109,856.00 0.00
Sloan Foundation (filter this donee) 999,431.00 499,431.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 58,000.00 0.00 58,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 25,945,979.00 5,749,431.00 58,000.00 7,500,000.00 1,380,262.00 3,183,716.00 8,074,570.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (15 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 15)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Arnold Ventures5,250,000.0022018Science and Technology To provide general operating support.
Sloan Foundation499,431.00102018Digital Technology/Scholarly Communication Grant investigator: Brian Nosek; to implement and test features to signal credibility and trust on preprint services.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation58,000.00152017-10-23Global health/basic health care to provide data analytics and modeling support to identify what intervention packages are the most cost effective for improving healthy growth for what population groups at what stage in the lifecycle; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Arnold Ventures7,500,000.0012016Science and Technology To provide general operating support.
Arnold Ventures77,952.00132015Science and Technology To help develop better publication standards for the fields of ecology and evolution.
Arnold Ventures77,310.00142015Science and Technology To examine the reproducibility of transcranial direct current stimulation effects.
Arnold Ventures1,225,000.0062015Science and Technology To encourage preregistration of scientific studies by offering monetary awards to selected researchers who publish studies that have been preregistered on the Open Science Framework.
John Templeton Foundation2,109,856.0042014Character Virtue Development For project Increasing Scientific Openness and Integrity; Project leaders: Brian Nosek,Jeffrey Spies. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
Arnold Ventures545,360.0072014Science and Technology To support the creation of a new database of clinical trials.
Arnold Ventures528,500.0082014Science and Technology To improve transparency by providing consultation on best practices in data analysis and research design.
Arnold Ventures204,729.00112013Science and Technology To fund the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences and promote the Open Science Framework.
Arnold Ventures197,727.00122013Science and Technology To increase the reliability of scientific research through replication experiments.
Arnold Ventures5,250,000.0022013Science and Technology To help foster open, reliable, and rigorous scientific research.
Arnold Ventures1,922,114.0052013Science and Technology To reproduce cancer cell biology studies.
Sloan Foundation500,000.0092013Digital Technology/Data & Computational Research Grant investigator: Brian Nosek; to help move the Open Science Framework (OSF) to version 1.0, and to foster the development of an open source/open science community.