Center for Responsive Politics donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Center for Responsive Politics 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 22 300,000 302,386 10,000 10,000 10,000 35,000 150,000 300,000 400,000 400,000 450,000 500,000 1,400,000
4 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000
Politics 6 112,500 358,750 10,000 10,000 30,000 30,000 112,500 112,500 200,000 400,000 400,000 1,400,000 1,400,000
Technology 2 35,000 280,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 525,000 525,000 525,000 525,000 525,000
FIXME 9 400,000 388,889 150,000 150,000 300,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 450,000 500,000 500,000 500,000
Special Projects 1 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Center for Responsive Politics

Donor Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2007 2003 2002 2001 2000 1994 1991
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 2,552,500.00 0.00 1,400,000.00 312,500.00 440,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 2,000,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 450,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 150,000.00
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 1,500,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 560,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
F.M. Kirby Foundation (filter this donee) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 6,652,500.00 400,000.00 1,900,000.00 712,500.00 890,000.00 800,000.00 400,000.00 300,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 500,000.00 150,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (22 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 22)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Ford Foundation400,000.0062017-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to research the influence of money on politics, inform and engage public audiences through media, communications and partnerships with community networks, and promote transparency. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Hewlett Foundation1,400,000.0012016-11-14Politicshttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-responsive-politics-for-general-operating-support-2/-- For General Operating Support.
MacArthur Foundation500,000.0032016FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- in support of general operations. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Hewlett Foundation112,500.00152015-12-01Politicshttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-responsive-politics-for-a-website-redesign-project-to-increase-access-to-data-and-information-about-money-in-politics/-- For A Website Redesign Project To Increase Access To Data And Information About Money In Politics.
Hewlett Foundation200,000.00132015-11-16Politicshttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-responsive-politics-for-general-operating-support-1/-- For General Operating Support.
Ford Foundation400,000.0062015-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to inform citizens about how money spent to influence political and electoral processes affects their democracy and to advocate for a more transparent and responsive government. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Hewlett Foundation10,000.00182014-11-24Politicshttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-responsive-politics-for-support-of-executive-leadership-training/-- For Support Of Executive Leadership Training.
Hewlett Foundation400,000.0062014-11-17Politicshttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-responsive-politics-for-general-operating-support-0/-- For General Operating Support.
Hewlett Foundation30,000.00172014-05-02Politicshttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-responsive-politics-for-strategic-planning/-- For Strategic Planning.
MacArthur Foundation450,000.0052014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Hewlett Foundation400,000.0062013-11-11Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-responsive-politics-for-general-operating-support/-- For General Operating Support.
Ford Foundation400,000.0062013-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to inform citizens about how money in politics affects their democracy & their lives, empower them by providing unbiased information & advocate for a transparent, responsive government. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation400,000.0062012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Ford Foundation300,000.00122007-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Final general support for nonpartisan research and public education on the role of money in politics. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
F.M. Kirby Foundation10,000.00182003--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
F.M. Kirby Foundation10,000.00182002--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
F.M. Kirby Foundation10,000.00182001--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
F.M. Kirby Foundation10,000.00182000--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
MacArthur Foundation500,000.0031994FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support institutional development (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation150,000.00141991FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the project Open Secrets II: The Cash Constituents of Congress, which tracks contributions from corporations, political action committees, and individuals to campaigns for congressional offices; and to support the Federal Election Commission Watch project. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Knight Foundation35,000.0016--Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6847-- Grant period: 07/22/2015 - 12/31/2016; part of the challenge: Knight News Challenge, Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology; goal: Bringing more transparency and accountability to elections, through an automated, interactive tool that will give users access to real-time campaign finance data.
Knight Foundation525,000.002--Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6820-- Grant period: 07/22/2015 - 04/13/2017; part of the challenge: Knight News Challenge; goal: Helping voters and journalists better understand who is funding campaigns by partnering with GuideStar to unearth more comprehensive data on the sources of so-called 'dark money.' The Center for Responsive Politics wants to help journalists and the public better understand who is funding campaigns and the sources of so-called “dark money,” the funds that certain nonprofits can spend to back candidates and issues without having to reveal where the donations are coming from. In fact, the amount of dark money in campaigns has grown exponentially – from $6 million in 2004 to $309 million in 2012, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The center has developed a system for tracking and processing information on these donations from difficult-to-access IRS 990 forms, and matching this information with Federal Elections Commission data. With new funding, the center will partner with GuideStar to retrieve greater volumes of this information more quickly and comprehensively, and create a database that any journalist can access.