Council for Basic Education donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Council for Basic Education 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 18 75,000 99,728 2,500 10,000 10,000 25,000 50,000 75,000 100,000 150,000 175,000 200,000 400,000
2 2,500 14,050 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 25,600 25,600 25,600 25,600 25,600
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 8 120,000 142,500 10,000 10,000 10,000 100,000 120,000 120,000 150,000 170,000 180,000 400,000 400,000
FIXME 8 50,000 78,375 10,000 10,000 12,000 25,000 50,000 50,000 75,000 80,000 175,000 200,000 200,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Council for Basic Education

Donor Total 1999 1995 1994 1993 1991 1988 1987 1986 1984 1983 1982 1978 1972 1970
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (filter this donee) 1,140,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 180,000.00 120,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 400,000.00 150,000.00 170,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 627,000.00 25,000.00 250,000.00 85,000.00 175,000.00 12,000.00 0.00 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
John M. Olin Foundation (filter this donee) 25,600.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,600.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation (filter this donee) 2,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 1,795,100.00 25,000.00 250,000.00 85,000.00 175,000.00 12,000.00 205,600.00 200,000.00 2,500.00 100,000.00 400,000.00 150,000.00 170,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (18 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 18)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
MacArthur Foundation25,000.00131999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a conference to promote the implementation of academic standards in public schools. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation200,000.0021995FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To rationalize national voluntary content standards for student learning. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation50,000.00111995FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support an independent panel to make recommendations about new standards for the teaching of American and world history in U.S. schools. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation10,000.00151994FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To prepare, publish, and distribute a paper describing the successful process through which Chicago established its Learning Outcome Standards for students and created a guide that can be used by teachers to construct curricula, lesson plans, and assessments aligned with these standards. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation75,000.00101994FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support collaboration with the Milwaukee Public Schools to define content standards. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation175,000.0041993FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Chicago Learning Outcome Standards Project, a joint effort of the Council for Basic Education, Chicago Public Schools, and the Chicago Teachers Union, to help teachers, schools, and the system as a whole change curricula and instruction. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation12,000.00141991FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To revise and complete a manuscript presenting recommendations for goals and standards of elementary education in the United States. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation180,000.0031988-12-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-for-basic-education/48800160/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
John M. Olin Foundation25,600.00121988--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/john-m-olin-foundation/--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation120,000.0071987-06-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-for-basic-education/28700023/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
MacArthur Foundation80,000.0091987FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To prepare, with a plan for dissemination, a report on performance and learning standards for students graduating from elementary schools, ways of assessing performance and learning against those standards, and the implications for school curricula, organization, pedagogy, and testing. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation2,500.00181986--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation100,000.0081984-12-12Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-for-basic-education/48400027/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation400,000.0011983-12-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-for-basic-education/48300029/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation150,000.0061982-10-06Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-for-basic-education/38200019/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation170,000.0051978-06-07Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-for-basic-education/27800013/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation10,000.00151972-03-14Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-for-basic-education/17200014/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation10,000.00151970-12-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/council-for-basic-education/47000007/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.