Clean Energy Group 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 Clean Energy Group 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 16 80,000 135,000 10,000 25,000 50,000 75,000 75,000 80,000 150,000 200,000 200,000 300,000 340,000
Environment 9 75,000 103,889 10,000 10,000 50,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 80,000 80,000 150,000 340,000 340,000
FIXME 3 300,000 208,333 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000
Clean Energy 1 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
3 200,000 183,333 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Clean Energy Group

Donor Total 2019 2017 2016 2014 2007 2006 2005 2003 2002 2001 1998
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 985,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 150,000.00 80,000.00 75,000.00 75,000.00 90,000.00 125,000.00 340,000.00
Barr Foundation (filter this donee) 625,000.00 0.00 325,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Surdna Foundation (filter this donee) 550,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 2,160,000.00 150,000.00 325,000.00 500,000.00 250,000.00 150,000.00 80,000.00 75,000.00 75,000.00 90,000.00 125,000.00 340,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (16 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 16)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Surdna Foundation150,000.0062019-- General operating support for the Clean Energy Group’s work with low-wealth and frontline communities, policymakers, and developers to increase the adoption of advanced solar plus battery storage technologies and policies in service of just transition solutions. Duration: 24 months.
Barr Foundation25,000.00152017-08-17FIXME To provide additional support for communications efforts related to energy storage deployment in Massachusetts.
Barr Foundation300,000.0022017-03-08FIXME To support energy storage deployment in Massachusetts and collaborative efforts in the region.
Barr Foundation300,000.0022016-02-02FIXME To provide technical assistance to Massachusetts communities developing resilient power projects and to educate policymakers on resilient power policy and program design.
Surdna Foundation200,000.0042016-- To support the Resilient Power Project which creates a market for clean, reliable, distributed energy systems in low-wealth communities by developing new tools and ownership models for communities. Duration: 24 months.
John Merck Fund50,000.00132014-09Clean Energy Focus: Increase Efficiency/RenewablesTo promote state collaboration on policies and programs designed to develop offshore wind in the Atlantic.
Surdna Foundation200,000.0042014-- To support the “Resilient Power Project” to assist communities and states in making informed decisions about the deployment of resilient power by creating the necessary policies, finance tools, and forums. Duration: 24 months.
John Merck Fund150,000.0062007-02Environment To provide information and technical assistance to public pension fund managers and other public institutional investors to increase their knowledge of and commitment to investing in clean energy technologies.
John Merck Fund80,000.0082006-02Environment To facilitate a network of large institutional investors to consider investment strategies for clean energy technologies.
John Merck Fund75,000.00102005-02Environment As part of a larger initiative to increase the flow of investment capital into clean energy, to develop a multi-state network of state treasurers and public pension fund managers to explore jointly the opportunities and continuing needs for investing in clean energy and climate-related projects.
John Merck Fund75,000.00102003-12Environment To create a model for the use and financing of clean energy technologies (primarily fuel cells and solar energy) at critical public emergency facilities such as fire stations, police, hospitals, and other homeland security or emergency preparedness facilities.
John Merck Fund10,000.00162002-09Environment To study the feasibility of forming a buyers group comprised of state energy funds for aggregated purchases of fuel cells.
John Merck Fund80,000.0082002-09Environment To develop the first in-depth investigation of the costs, benefits, and obstacles of fuel cell technology within the financial services industry, working with Fidelity Investments to create an industry model for the use of fuel cell technology.
John Merck Fund75,000.00102001-09Environment To conduct outreach to key industries, such as data and financial services, healthcare and medical research institutions, and manufacturers of chemicals, pharmaceuticals and semiconductors, whose need for premium, super-reliable power could be met with fuel cells, an emerging technology that is highly efficient and low in emissions.
John Merck Fund50,000.00132001-02Environment To define appropriate target industries and needed outreach strategies to enlist corporations and other major institutions in collaborations with Clean Energy Group that explore clean energy installations at their sites.
John Merck Fund340,000.0011998-01Environment To create the Clean Energy Group, which will build market demand for clean energy sources in New England, where utility deregulation is permitting a newly competitive business environment in the electricity sector. The project will assist in the implementation of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, the first state-sponsored renewable and clean energy “venture capital” fund in the country. It will also promote the establishment of similar funds in other states and seek opportunities to aggregate large energy users into customer blocks for purchasing clean power.