Chicago Public Library Foundation donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page ChicagoPublicLibraryFoundation
Websitehttp://cplfoundation.org/
Twitter usernameCPLFoundation
Instagram usernamecplfoundation
Tumblr subdomainwww

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 17 400,000 506,235 6,000 50,000 67,500 400,000 400,000 400,000 495,000 500,000 500,000 1,250,000 2,000,000
FIXME 10 450,000 627,100 6,000 6,000 50,000 70,000 400,000 450,000 495,000 500,000 1,050,000 1,250,000 2,000,000
Information and communication technology (ICT) 3 400,000 322,500 67,500 67,500 67,500 67,500 400,000 400,000 400,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000
Culture and recreation 3 400,000 322,500 67,500 67,500 67,500 67,500 400,000 400,000 400,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000
Technology 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 Chicago Public Library Foundation

Donor Total 2016 2014 2013 2011 2010 2009 2008 1987 1983
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 6,271,000.00 0.00 0.00 2,400,000.00 450,000.00 1,550,000.00 565,000.00 50,000.00 1,250,000.00 6,000.00
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 1,935,000.00 800,000.00 135,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 8,606,000.00 800,000.00 135,000.00 3,400,000.00 450,000.00 1,550,000.00 565,000.00 50,000.00 1,250,000.00 6,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (17 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 17)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation400,000.0092016-08-10Culture and recreationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to apply and refine design thinking processes to development of public library services at partner organizations and share lessons from partners with the public library field through training and outreach activities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation400,000.0092016-08-10Information and communication technology (ICT)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to apply and refine design thinking processes to development of public library services at partner organizations and share lessons from partners with the public library field through training and outreach activities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation67,500.00142014-02-19Information and communication technology (ICT)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help libraries from around the world learn how to be more flexible and responsive to the changing needs of their patrons, and become the centers for learning ecosystems in their communities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation67,500.00142014-02-19Culture and recreationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help libraries from around the world learn how to be more flexible and responsive to the changing needs of their patrons, and become the centers for learning ecosystems in their communities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation500,000.0042013-05-21Information and communication technology (ICT)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a replicable and scalable innovation model that will help the participating libraries deliver better services to users, and increase their community impact; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Denmark|United states of america (the).
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation500,000.0042013-05-21Culture and recreationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a replicable and scalable innovation model that will help the participating libraries deliver better services to users, and increase their community impact; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Denmark|United states of america (the).
MacArthur Foundation400,000.0092013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support YOUmedia Chicago. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
MacArthur Foundation2,000,000.0012013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of YOUmedia Chicago (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
MacArthur Foundation450,000.0082011FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the national replication of YouMedia and application of the design principles to institutional change in the Chicago Public Library. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
MacArthur Foundation1,050,000.0032010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of YouMedia@CPL (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
MacArthur Foundation500,000.0042010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To expand the YOUmedia program to three Chicago Public Library branch locations. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
MacArthur Foundation495,000.0072009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To plan and implement a pilot digital media youth program in the Chicago Public Library that will serve to launch a Chicago learning network. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
MacArthur Foundation70,000.00132009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the YouMedia learning center's involvement in the official ceremony marking 2009 World Habitat Day in Washington, D.C. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
MacArthur Foundation50,000.00162008FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of a Science Chicago lecture series featuring MacArthur Fellows at the Chicago Public Library. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
MacArthur Foundation1,250,000.0021987FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To establish the Chicago Public Library's endowment and to endow the MacArthur Foundation Acquisition Fund. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
MacArthur Foundation6,000.00171983FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support public programming in branch and regional libraries and the Cultural Center. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
Knight Foundation400,000.009--Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6701-- Grant period: 06/23/2014 - 06/22/2015; part of the challenge: Knight News Challenge; goal: To offer Chicago residents Wi-Fi hotspots for up to three weeks at a time, in addition to one-on-one digital literacy and skills coaching and access to online tutorials. To increase engagement with the Internet in communities with extremely low Internet use, Chicago Public Library will test Wi-Fi hotspot lending from six neighborhood libraries in combination with robust digital skills coaching. Laptops and tablets will also be available. Devices will be loaned for three weeks, and digital and information literacy services will be made available to patrons at checkout. Internet to Go will allow the library—already the city’s largest provider of free Internet access—to test the idea, refine it and ultimately expand the project.