Conservation Fund donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Conservation Fund 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 33 125,000 261,367 4,200 16,000 30,000 60,000 100,000 125,000 147,000 200,000 250,000 500,000 2,000,000
Environment 7 16,000 30,571 4,200 4,200 6,300 9,500 9,500 16,000 18,000 18,000 60,000 100,000 100,000
FIXME 20 147,000 374,805 24,600 30,000 50,000 100,000 110,000 147,000 200,000 250,000 400,000 600,000 2,000,000
1 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
Environmentalism 5 150,000 163,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 140,000 140,000 150,000 150,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Conservation Fund

Donor Total 2018 2015 2012 2010 2008 2006 2004 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1991
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 6,396,100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 100,000.00 137,000.00 170,000.00 2,030,000.00 343,000.00 210,000.00 2,171,600.00 334,500.00 200,000.00
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 1,100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 815,000.00 140,000.00 200,000.00 200,000.00 125,000.00 150,000.00 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 Merck Fund (filter this donee) 214,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 16,000.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 18,000.00 60,000.00 0.00 100,000.00
W. K. Kellogg Foundation (filter this donee) 100,000.00 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 0.00 100,000.00
Total 8,625,100.00 140,000.00 200,000.00 200,000.00 125,000.00 850,000.00 400,000.00 16,000.00 700,000.00 100,000.00 157,000.00 170,000.00 2,030,000.00 343,000.00 228,000.00 2,231,600.00 334,500.00 400,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (33 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 33)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Hewlett Foundation140,000.00152018-04-10Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/conservation-fund-for-the-pioneers-alliance-to-protect-idahos-pioneer-mountains-and-craters-of-the-moon-landscape-0/-- For The Pioneers Alliance To Protect Idaho's Pioneer Mountains And Craters Of The Moon Landscape.
Hewlett Foundation200,000.0082015-07-13Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/conservation-fund-for-the-pioneers-alliance-to-protect-idahos-pioneer-mountains-and-craters-of-the-moon-landscape/-- For The Pioneers Alliance To Protect Idaho's Pioneer Mountains And Craters Of The Moon Landscape.
Hewlett Foundation200,000.0082012-07-16Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/conservation-fund-for-protecting-idahos-pioneer-mountains-and-craters-of-the-moon-landscape-1/-- For Protecting Idaho's Pioneer Mountains And Craters Of The Moon Landscape.
Hewlett Foundation125,000.00172010-07-19Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/conservation-fund-for-protecting-idahos-pioneer-mountains-and-craters-of-the-moon-landscape-0/-- For Protecting Idaho's Pioneer Mountains And Craters Of The Moon Landscape.
Hewlett Foundation150,000.00132008-11-17Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/conservation-fund-for-protecting-idahos-pioneer-mountains-and-craters-of-the-moon-landscape/-- For Protecting Idaho's Pioneer Mountains And Craters Of The Moon Landscape.
Ford Foundation600,000.0032008-11-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Resourceful Communities Program to expand its rural livelihoods program generating economic, social and environmental returns on investment, to Appalachia and the Southern Black Belt. Affected regions: 49###Appalachia###25@@@934###South###75; 9177456###No Intention@@@9177888###Black or African American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation100,000.00192008-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To promote sustainable livelihoods by helping forest-dependent poor communities acquire and manage workings forests. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation400,000.0052006-11-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Resourceful Communities Program to build grassroots capacity for environmental conservation with community development in rural, primarily minority, communities in North Carolina. Affected regions: 715###North Carolina###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9177888###Black or African American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
John Merck Fund16,000.00302004-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the Vermont Livestock Project #10524, which will support livestock projects and workshops.
MacArthur Foundation200,000.0082002FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To promote smart growth in South Florida (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Florida; affected cities: West Palm Beach.
MacArthur Foundation500,000.0042002FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To establish the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Revolving Fund for Land Conservation (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Florida; affected cities: West Palm Beach.
MacArthur Foundation100,000.00192001FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Florida; affected cities: West Palm Beach.
John Merck Fund6,300.00322000-11Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide a business plan for the infrastructure to support the technical assistance, administrative and marketing needs of Vermont’s agricultural producer associations and their members through a multipurpose resource center.
John Merck Fund9,500.00312000-11Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the growth of production livestock and marketing of value-added agricultural products, thereby helping to sustain farmland and farm communities in Vermont.
John Merck Fund4,200.00332000-11Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To continue to engage the interest of and educate Vermont livestock producers and associations, state government and legislators, slaughterhouse and processing businesses, and private and public funding communities about livestock business opportunities and to increase the amount of livestock being produced in Vermont.
MacArthur Foundation137,000.00162000FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Florida; affected cities: West Palm Beach.
MacArthur Foundation170,000.00121999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To promote smart growth in South Florida. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Florida; affected cities: West Palm Beach.
MacArthur Foundation30,000.00271998FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To educate key stakeholders about sustainability and smart growth. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Florida; affected cities: West Palm Beach.
MacArthur Foundation2,000,000.0011998FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- Program-related investment to establish the Forestlands Fund. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
MacArthur Foundation343,000.0061997FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To develop a communications strategy about sustainability and to study ways of promoting sustainability in the real estate development industry. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Florida; affected cities: West Palm Beach.
John Merck Fund18,000.00291996-07Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To demonstrate the feasibility of raising stocker cattle in Vermont as a profitable option for open land management.
MacArthur Foundation110,000.00181996FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the exchange of information among Sustainable Everglades Initiative grantees and Foundation collaborators, focusing on the development of a whole-system approach to sustainability in South Florida. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Florida; affected cities: West Palm Beach.
MacArthur Foundation100,000.00191996FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support community participation in planning the restoration and preservation of the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
John Merck Fund60,000.00241995-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To start the sustainable forestry project in Vermont and the Adirondacks.
MacArthur Foundation24,600.00281995FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To plan and convene a learning session for foundations on sustainability in the Everglades. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Florida; affected cities: West Palm Beach.
MacArthur Foundation2,000,000.0011995FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- Program-related investment to provide working capital to purchase and conserve open land for public use, including the expansion of efforts in Illinois and the Midwest. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
MacArthur Foundation147,000.00141995FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the administration of grants under the Strategic Everglades Initiative, and to develop conditions that support learning among SEI grantees and Foundation collaborators. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Florida; affected cities: West Palm Beach.
MacArthur Foundation250,000.0071994FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the conversion of the Joliet Arsenal to a prairie parkland. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
MacArthur Foundation50,000.00251994FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support an assessment of the economic, social, and environmental issues facing the Everglades ecosystem. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
MacArthur Foundation34,500.00261994FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To prepare the Sustainable Everglades assessment for broader public distribution, and to prepare and facilitate the meeting for Foundation staff on the Everglades. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Florida; affected cities: West Palm Beach.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation100,000.00191991-08-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1991/08/upar0001aa-p0000795-- Purpose: Increase national awareness of water resources through educational materials and outreach services; Grant period: 1991-08-01 to 1992-07-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: West Virginia.
John Merck Fund100,000.00191991-03Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To develop financing mechanisms that will preserve forest land in northern New England.
MacArthur Foundation200,000.0081991FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support hiring staff to promote the participation of environmental organizations in the work of the President's Commission on Environmental Quality. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.