Center for Public Interest Research 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.

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Center for Public Interest Research 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 13 200,000 203,462 20,000 30,000 35,000 60,000 125,000 200,000 200,000 300,000 400,000 500,000 500,000
Environment 10 125,000 207,000 20,000 20,000 30,000 35,000 60,000 125,000 200,000 200,000 400,000 500,000 500,000
Education 2 75,000 187,500 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000
Environmentalism 1 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Center for Public Interest Research

Donor Total 2015 2010 2009 2007 2003 2002 2001 2000
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 2,070,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 185,000.00 200,000.00 530,000.00 420,000.00 735,000.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 575,000.00 200,000.00 300,000.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 2,645,000.00 200,000.00 300,000.00 75,000.00 185,000.00 200,000.00 530,000.00 420,000.00 735,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (13 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 13)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Hewlett Foundation200,000.0052015-07-13Environmentalism For The Project On A New Direction On Transportation And Climate Change.
Hewlett Foundation300,000.0042010-03-22Education For Promoting Faculty Adoption Of Open Textbooks.
Hewlett Foundation75,000.0092009-10-08Education For Support Of A Project To Promote Faculty Adoption Of Open Textbooks.
John Merck Fund60,000.00102007-12Environment To enable Student PIRG chapters to position young people more squarely at the forefront of the movement to stop global warming, and in the process secure significant global warming policies in eleven states and at the federal level.
John Merck Fund125,000.0082007-09Environment To promote an economy-wide cap on carbon emissions in New England states as a precursor to a national policy.
John Merck Fund200,000.0052003-06Environment To convince Kraft Foods, the largest food company in the United States and the second largest worldwide, to stop using genetically engineered ingredients in its products, starting with corn; to provide adequate product labeling so that consumers can make informed purchasing choices; and to pledge not to use genetically engineered wheat if it comes to market.
John Merck Fund30,000.00122002-06Environment To galvanize, support and coordinate strategic grassroots organizing on the issues related to agricultural biotechnology.
John Merck Fund500,000.0012002-04Environment To protect public health and the environment from the potential threats posed by genetically engineered foods by creating a climate of support favorable to sound public policy solutions, such as testing, mandatory labeling and company liability standards, as well as by serving as a counterweight to the biotechnology industry.
John Merck Fund20,000.00132001-06Environment To support those organizations and individuals working to address the environmental and human health risks, as well as the socioeconomic and ethical consequences, posed by genetic engineering.
John Merck Fund400,000.0032001-06Environment To promote a moratorium on the sale of genetically engineered foods until federal regulations require pre-market safety testing, product labeling and corporate liability for damages.
John Merck Fund200,000.0052000-11Environment To support the Genetically Engineered Food Alert.
John Merck Fund35,000.00112000-03Environment To provide central coordination for the Genetic Engineering Action Network USA, the nation’s largest coalition of organizations opposed to genetically engineered products because of potential harm to the environment, human health and small farmers.
John Merck Fund500,000.0012000-03Environment To initiate a national, public campaign calling for a moratorium on genetically engineered crops and food products until adequate federal regulations to ensure labeling and safety testing are established.