Common Sense Media donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Common Sense Media 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 19 300,000 422,515 5,000 75,000 188,000 250,000 250,000 300,000 454,787 500,000 800,000 980,000 1,000,000
1 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
Education 7 250,000 364,286 75,000 75,000 75,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 350,000 350,000 750,000 800,000 800,000
FIXME 9 500,000 535,333 188,000 188,000 250,000 300,000 300,000 500,000 500,000 800,000 980,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
Special Projects 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
Character Virtue Development 1 454,787 454,787 454,787 454,787 454,787 454,787 454,787 454,787 454,787 454,787 454,787 454,787 454,787

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Common Sense Media

Donor Total 2018 2017 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2004 2003
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 2,530,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 0.00 980,000.00 500,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 2,000,000.00 800,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 350,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 75,000.00 75,000.00
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 1,288,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 800,000.00 0.00 188,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Michael and Susan Dell Foundation (filter this donee) 1,000,000.00 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
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (filter this donee) 750,000.00 750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
John Templeton Foundation (filter this donee) 454,787.00 0.00 0.00 454,787.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
William E. Simon Foundation (filter this donee) 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 8,027,787.00 1,550,000.00 200,000.00 454,787.00 650,000.00 500,000.00 800,000.00 800,000.00 193,000.00 980,000.00 500,000.00 250,000.00 75,000.00 75,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (19 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 19)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Hewlett Foundation800,000.0032018-11-02Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/common-sense-media-for-revision-of-its-award-winning-k-12-digital-citizenship-curriculum/-- For Revision Of Its Award-winning K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum.
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative750,000.0052018Educationhttps://chanzuckerberg.com/grants-ventures/grants/-- Program: K-12 Education. Grant period: 2018–2020. Common Sense Media aims to improve the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, and other information about all types of media. Common Sense Education helps K-12 schools harness the power of technology for learning by providing a K-12 digital citizenship curriculum and EdTech Ratings and Reviews. This grant supports Common Sense Education in a project evaluating the privacy policies of education technology tools in order to help schools make smart procurement decisions and companies create strong privacy protections.
Hewlett Foundation200,000.00152017-02-06Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/common-sense-media-for-general-operating-support/-- For General Operating Support.
John Templeton Foundation454,787.0082015Character Virtue Developmenthttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Promoting Character Virtues in Visual Media; Project leaders: Yalda Uhls,Seeta Pai. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
Hewlett Foundation350,000.0092014-11-13Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/common-sense-media-for-support-of-the-lead-commission-in-the-e-rate-proceeding-and-implementation-of-connected/-- For Support Of The LEAD Commission In The E-Rate Proceeding And Implementation Of ConnectEd.
Ford Foundation300,000.00102014-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Children’s Online Privacy Initiative to ensure a safe online environment that respects and protects children’s privacy, security and free expression. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Hewlett Foundation250,000.00122013-07-22Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/common-sense-media-for-analysis-of-the-technology-requirements-of-online-testing-and-their-relationship-to-e-rate/-- For Analysis Of The Technology Requirements Of Online Testing And Their Relationship To E-Rate.
Hewlett Foundation250,000.00122013-07-22Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/common-sense-media-for-analysis-of-the-technology-requirements-of-online-testing-and-their-relationship-to-e-rate/-- For Analysis Of The Technology Requirements Of Online Testing And Their Relationship To E-Rate.
Ford Foundation500,000.0062012-07-15FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To help the LEAD Commission (Leading Education by Advancing Digital) public/private partnership develop a blueprint for using technology to transform and improve American education. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation300,000.00102012-05-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the state and local components of a comprehensive education campaign to improve online and mobile privacy protections for children and adolescents. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation800,000.0032011FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To build the field of digital media and learning through engagement with parents and teachers (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
Ford Foundation188,000.00162010-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To partner with Harlem's Children's Zone on mobile applications for education and for outreach activities for "Waiting For Superman," a documentary on public education in the United States. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9177414###Asian or Asian American@@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority@@@9177888###Black or African American@@@9177891###Latin American@@@9177892###Native American, American Indian, or Alaska Native; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
William E. Simon Foundation5,000.00192010--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/william-e-simon-foundation/--
MacArthur Foundation980,000.0022009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of building the field of digital media and learning through engagement with parents and teachers (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
MacArthur Foundation500,000.0062008FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To engage parents in public discussions of research findings on the impact of digital media on the learning and development of young people. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
MacArthur Foundation250,000.00122007FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To develop a strategy for engaging parents in the public discussion around the impact of digital media on the learning and development of young people. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
Hewlett Foundation75,000.00172004-05-25Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/common-sense-media-for-general-support-0/-- For General Support.
Hewlett Foundation75,000.00172003-03-10Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/common-sense-media-for-general-support/-- For General Support.
Michael and Susan Dell Foundation1,000,000.001--FIXMEhttps://www.msdf.org/grants/education-technology-student-data-privacy-evaluation-initiative/3642-- For Education Technology Student Data Privacy Evaluation Initiative. Affected countries: United States.