Center for Popular Democracy donations received

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Basic donee information

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Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_for_Popular_Democracy

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 14 350,000 526,571 5,000 48,000 100,000 200,000 315,000 350,000 650,000 675,000 1,100,000 1,200,000 1,429,000
7 315,000 327,571 5,000 5,000 48,000 200,000 200,000 315,000 400,000 400,000 650,000 675,000 675,000
Macroeconomic stabilization policy 5 1,100,000 915,800 100,000 100,000 100,000 750,000 750,000 1,100,000 1,100,000 1,200,000 1,200,000 1,429,000 1,429,000
Worker rights 2 150,000 250,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 350,000 350,000 350,000 350,000 350,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Center for Popular Democracy

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donee) 4,579,000.00 1,200,000.00 1,100,000.00 0.00 2,179,000.00 100,000.00
Surdna Foundation (filter this donee) 1,238,000.00 675,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 48,000.00 315,000.00
W. K. Kellogg Foundation (filter this donee) 1,055,000.00 0.00 0.00 405,000.00 650,000.00 0.00
Public Welfare Foundation (filter this donee) 500,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 7,372,000.00 1,875,000.00 1,800,000.00 405,000.00 2,877,000.00 415,000.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (1 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Suggestions for individual donors from Open Philanthropy Project staff2015-12-23Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectChloe Cockburn Lewis Bollard Alexander Berger Nick Beckstead Howie Lempel Alliance for Safety and Justice Bronx Freedom Fund The Humane League The Humane Society of the United States Center for Global Development Center for Popular Democracy Ploughshares Fund Donation suggestion listCriminal justice reform|Animal welfare|Global healthOpen Philanthropy Project staff describe suggestions for best donation opportunities for individual donors in their specific areas. The post was originally published to the GiveWell blog

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (14 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 14)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Open Philanthropy Project1,200,000.00132018-02Macroeconomic stabilization policyhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/macroeconomic-policy/center-popular-democracy-fed-campaign-2018Alexander Berger Grant to support the “Fed Up” campaign. The campaign aims to encourage more accommodative monetary policies and greater transparency and public engagement in the governance of the Federal Reserve. Renewal of https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/macroeconomic-policy/center-popular-democracy-fed-campaign-2017 (2017 grant). Companion grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/macroeconomic-policy/center-popular-democracy-action-fund-fed-campaign-2018 by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund to the Center for Popular Democracy Action Fund, the associated 501(c)(4). Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-03-24.
Surdna Foundation675,000.00102018--https://surdna.org/grants-database/-- To support Local Progress, the national network of progressive municipal elected officials staffed by the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD), to grow its organizational capacity in key areas: campaigns, communications, research, training, and fundraising.  This grant will also support the Fed Up Campaign’s work to advocating for employment, rising wages and a more accountable Federal Reserve system. Duration: 36 months.
Open Philanthropy Project1,100,000.00122017-02Macroeconomic stabilization policyhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/macroeconomic-policy/center-popular-democracy-fed-campaign-2017Alexander Berger Grant from the Open Philanthropy Action Fund for the "Fed Up" campaign, renewing https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/macroeconomic-policy/center-popular-democracy-fed-campaign-2016 It is accompanied by the grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/macroeconomic-policy/center-popular-democracy-action-fund-fed-campaign-2017 to the CPD Action Fund. As explained at https://groups.google.com/a/openphilanthropy.org/forum/#!topic/newly.published/F-AE_gVn6Zg the grant announcement was delayed till the Open Philanthropy Project was completely separate from GiveWell. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-12-28.
Public Welfare Foundation350,000.0072017Worker rightshttp://www.publicwelfare.org/grants-process/our-grants/-- Support to provide technical assistance and serve as a campaign hub for state workers' rights coalitions. Affected regions: Brooklyn, NY; affected countries: United States.
Public Welfare Foundation150,000.0042017Worker rightshttp://www.publicwelfare.org/grants-process/our-grants/-- Support for the Forced Arbitration Initiative. Affected regions: Brooklyn, NY; affected countries: United States.
Surdna Foundation200,000.0052017--https://surdna.org/grants-database/-- To support Local Progress, the national network of progressive municipal elected officials build its organizational capacity in key areas: campaigns, communications, research, training, and fundraising. Duration: 12 months.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation5,000.0012016-05-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2016/07/center-for-popular-democracy-annual-gala-p3035179-- Purpose: Provide funds to support a charitable event, the 2016 annual gala; Grant period: 2016-05-01 to 2016-07-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Michigan|New York.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation400,000.0082016-04-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2016/04/community-schools-organizing-fellowship-p3033198-- Purpose: Build capacity for parent engagement and organizing in neighborhoods with concentrations of community schools, to ensure the success of those schools and to seed practices of transformative parent engagement system-wide; Grant period: 2016-04-01 to 2018-03-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York.
Open Philanthropy Project1,429,000.00142015-12Macroeconomic stabilization policyhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/macroeconomic-policy/center-popular-democracy-fed-campaign-2016Alexander Berger Grant supports the "Fed Up" campaign. Deemed unlikely to succeed but high-impact if it succeeds. Conversation with Ady Barkman of grantee organization around the time of the grant allocation at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/sites/default/files/Ady_Barkan_12-8-15_%28public%29.pdf on 2015-12-08. Followup conversations with Ady Barkan and Shawn Sebastian of grantee organization at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/sites/default/files/Fed_Up_07-14-16_and_08_31_16_and_09_02_16_%28public%29.pdf on 2016-07-14, 2016-08-31, and 2016-09-02. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-04-06.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation650,000.0092015-05-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/0001/01/cpd-retail-workforce-development-rebuilding-careers-in-retail-p3032026-- Purpose: Accelerate the retail sector career path of low-income workers by creating a workforce development program that promotes quality jobs, scaled job training and greater economic stability; Grant period: 2015-05-01 to 2018-04-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York.
Open Philanthropy Project750,000.00112015-01Macroeconomic stabilization policyhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/macroeconomic-policy/center-popular-democracy-fed-campaign-2015Alexander Berger Grant is for Fed Up Campaign 2015. Supports campaign to educate public and policymakers about monetary policy issues. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2015-02-27.
Surdna Foundation48,000.0022015--https://surdna.org/grants-database/-- To support the Center for Popular Democracy to enable the Fed Up campaign by increasing the campaign’s visibility in local and national media. Duration: 12 months.
Open Philanthropy Project100,000.0032014-08Macroeconomic stabilization policyhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/macroeconomic-policy/center-popular-democracy-federal-reserve-campaignAlexander Berger Grant is to support a campaign to educate the public and policymakers about monetary policy issues. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2014-09-25.
Surdna Foundation315,000.0062014--https://surdna.org/grants-database/-- To support the Center for Popular Democracy’s efforts in the growing Local Progress—the national municipal policy network of local elected officials. Duration: 36 months.