Commonweal 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 analytics.vipulnaik.com, 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 Commonweal 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 34 50,000 76,515 0 10,500 20,000 25,000 40,000 50,000 60,000 75,000 160,000 200,000 250,000
Health 6 25,000 95,667 0 0 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 75,000 224,000 224,000 225,000 225,000
8 20,000 60,688 5,000 5,000 10,000 10,500 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 200,000 200,000 200,000
Environment 12 50,000 88,333 20,000 30,000 40,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 75,000 75,000 160,000 200,000 250,000
Community 2 25,000 37,500 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
Health and Environment 6 60,000 67,833 32,000 32,000 50,000 50,000 60,000 60,000 75,000 90,000 90,000 100,000 100,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Commonweal

Donor Total 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 1,387,000.00 0.00 0.00 32,000.00 60,000.00 165,000.00 150,000.00 160,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 115,000.00 275,000.00 30,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nathan Cummings Foundation (filter this donee) 1,204,500.00 20,000.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,500.00 20,000.00 0.00 20,000.00 200,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 224,000.00 100,000.00 50,000.00 225,000.00 20,000.00 110,000.00
W. K. Kellogg Foundation (filter this donee) 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00 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 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 2,601,500.00 20,000.00 5,000.00 32,000.00 70,000.00 165,000.00 150,000.00 170,500.00 70,000.00 50,000.00 70,000.00 315,000.00 475,000.00 30,000.00 250,000.00 224,000.00 100,000.00 50,000.00 225,000.00 20,000.00 110,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (34 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 34)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Nathan Cummings Foundation20,000.00272015--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/2015.pdf--
Nathan Cummings Foundation5,000.00332014--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/2014.pdf--
John Merck Fund32,000.00222013-10Health and Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To disseminate “A Story of Health,” an e-book and an online continuing education course.
John Merck Fund60,000.00142012-09Health and Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To delay, reduce, or prevent diseases and disabilities throughout life that are influenced by environmental factors.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation10,000.00322012-06-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2012/06/the-collaborative-on-health-and-the-environment-che-p3021862-- Purpose: Provide funds to support a charitable event, the Healthy Environments Across Generations, to explore integration of a new systems-based approach to health between generations and disciplines; Grant period: 2012-06-01 to 2012-07-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California.
John Merck Fund75,000.00102011-09Health and Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To use the findings of the Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging report to engage senior citizens’ organizations and members in promoting policies that foster healthier living for all ages.
John Merck Fund90,000.0092011-03Health and Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To educate national learning and developmental disabilities organizations and neurodegenerative disease organizations about environmental links to neurological disabilities, increase collaboration among them, cultivate opportunities for them to support chemicals policy reforms, and translate relevant emerging science for their use.
John Merck Fund50,000.00162010-06Health and Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To use the findings of the Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging report to engage senior citizens’ organizations and their memberships in promoting policies that will foster healthier living for all ages.
John Merck Fund100,000.0082010-03Health and Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To educate national learning and developmental disabilities and neurodegenerative disease groups about environmental links to neurological disabilities, increase collaboration among them, cultivate opportunities for them to support chemical policy reforms, and translate relevant emerging science for their use.
John Merck Fund160,000.0072009-03Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To educate national learning and developmental disabilities groups about environmental links to learning disabilities, translate emerging science, cultivate opportunities to support chemical policy reform, and increase collaboration and partnerships among groups.
Nathan Cummings Foundation10,500.00312009--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/financials123109.pdf--
John Merck Fund50,000.00162008-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To build capacity within state-based groups to undertake strategic biomonitoring projects and improve biomonitoring project designs.
Nathan Cummings Foundation20,000.00272008--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/2008_audited_financials.pdf--
John Merck Fund50,000.00162007-02Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To use biomonitoring as a technical tool in support of chemicals policies that better protect human and ecosystem health.
John Merck Fund50,000.00162006-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To hold the first national conference that explores potential links between Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases and exposures to chemicals in the environment. The conference will provide a discussion forum that is conducive to interaction among researchers, health care providers and people affected by Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative disorders.
Nathan Cummings Foundation20,000.00272006--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/2006_audited_financials.pdf--
John Merck Fund75,000.00102005-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To use biomonitoring as a scientific tool that protects human and ecosystem health and informs chemicals policy.
John Merck Fund40,000.00212005-03Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To conduct a six- to eight-month scoping process intended to lead to the development of a resource to assist the religious and spiritual community in engaging in environmental health issues and campaigns.
Nathan Cummings Foundation200,000.0042005--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/17afs.pdf--
John Merck Fund75,000.00102004-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To create a centralized source of information about biomonitoring projects, data, collection protocols, and communications strategies for organizations interested in chemical body burden and environmental testing.
John Merck Fund200,000.0042004-02Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative, which will build and strengthen links between environmental health and developmental and learning disabilities constituencies.
Nathan Cummings Foundation200,000.0042004--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/afs.pdf--
John Merck Fund30,000.00232003-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To establish policies and programs implementing the Precautionary Principle in the San Francisco Bay Area; to promote its replication in municipalities and communities elsewhere; to strengthen and broaden the existing coalition of activists working to achieve its implementation; and to educate and inform the Bay Area public about the viability and purpose of the Precautionary Principle.
John Merck Fund250,000.0012002-02Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To develop state and national alliances of constituencies with health problems linked to chemical exposures and the health professionals who support them; to develop these alliances within the learning and developmental disability communities nationally; to strengthen public and professional awareness of existing science linking health outcomes to chemical exposure and to encourage further scientific understanding of these linkages; and to link these alliances of chemically health-affected groups and health professionals who support them to public policy campaigns such as the precautionary principle or the phase-out of persistent, bioaccumulative toxins.
Nathan Cummings Foundation224,000.0031996Health/End of Lifehttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201110132/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual96/000112.html-- In the Service of Life, a continuing education curriculum on detoxifying death for physicians, by the Institute for the Study of Health and Illness,; over three years.
Nathan Cummings Foundation75,000.00101995Health/Cancerhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201094333/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual95/000130.html-- SKILLS DEVELOPMENT program for health professionals working with patients with life-threatening illnesses, Institute for the Study of Health and Illness,; 1995 payment.
Nathan Cummings Foundation25,000.00241995Communityhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201094333/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual95/000135.html-- ART as a Healing Force, conferences on art, ritual, movement, and health,; 1995 payment.
Nathan Cummings Foundation50,000.00161994Communityhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201100814/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual94/000150.html-- To support conferences on the uses of art, ritual, movement, and related practices in health and healing. (2 years).
Nathan Cummings Foundation----1994Health/Cancerhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201100814/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual94/000146.html-- To support a professional development program for physicians and other licensed health professionals working with patients with a life-threatening illness such as cancer or AIDS. (1993 award: $225,000/3 years).
Nathan Cummings Foundation225,000.0021993Health/Cancerhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201105713/http://www.nathancummings.net/annual93/000163.html-- To support the Institute for The Study of Health and Illness' professional development program for physicians and other licensed health professionals working with patients with lifethreatening illnesses such as cancer and AIDS. (3 years).
Nathan Cummings Foundation20,000.00271992Environment/Sustainable Societieshttps://web.archive.org/web/20081118174121/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual92/000178.html-- To research, write, and distribute a book entitled "In Search of Sustainable America: The Good News About Sustainable Development.".
Nathan Cummings Foundation60,000.00141991Environment/Sustainable Societieshttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201112446/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual91/000198.html-- For the Environmental Security Project to expand and deepen popular understanding of the environmental crisis.
Nathan Cummings Foundation25,000.00241991Health/Mind / Bodyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201112446/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual91/000200.html-- To develop a strategic plan for bringing mind/body medicine into the medical mainstream.
Nathan Cummings Foundation25,000.00241991Health/Mind / Bodyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201112446/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual91/000200.html-- A 15-month grant for gathering information about cutting-edge cancer treatment and prevention programs.