Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget donations received

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Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 6 250,000 232,583 500 500 45,000 45,000 250,000 250,000 300,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000
3 45,000 98,500 500 500 500 500 45,000 45,000 45,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Politics 2 300,000 350,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000
Sustainable Public Finance 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 Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Donor Total 2017 2015 2011 2007 2003
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 700,000.00 300,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arnold Ventures (filter this donee) 400,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Smith Richardson Foundation (filter this donee) 295,500.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 45,000.00 500.00
Total 1,395,500.00 300,000.00 800,000.00 250,000.00 45,000.00 500.00

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (6 donations)

Graph of top 10 donors (for donations with known year of donation) by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 6)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Hewlett Foundation300,000.0032017-09-21Politics For General Operating Support.
Hewlett Foundation400,000.0012015-07-13Politics For General Operating Support.
Arnold Ventures400,000.0012015Sustainable Public Finance To support efforts to improve the Social Security Disability Insurance program.
Smith Richardson Foundation250,000.0042011--
Smith Richardson Foundation45,000.0052007--
Smith Richardson Foundation500.0062003--