Creative Commons 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

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page creativecommons
Websitehttps://creativecommons.org/
Twitter usernamecreativecommons
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 27 300,000 1,259,118 25 25,000 35,000 63,250 125,000 300,000 500,000 700,000 1,300,000 4,000,000 10,000,000
1 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25
Education 16 300,000 1,867,000 20,000 25,000 57,000 60,000 150,000 300,000 500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 10,000,000 10,000,000
FIXME 5 700,000 635,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 500,000 500,000 700,000 700,000 750,000 750,000 1,200,000 1,200,000
Technology 1 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000
Digital Technology 2 63,250 157,084 63,250 63,250 63,250 63,250 63,250 63,250 250,917 250,917 250,917 250,917 250,917
Effective altruism 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
Population 1 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Creative Commons

Donor Total 2018 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008 2007 2006 2005 2002
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 30,472,000.00 57,000.00 1,500,000.00 20,000,000.00 500,000.00 1,800,000.00 250,000.00 380,000.00 35,000.00 4,000,000.00 525,000.00 125,000.00 1,300,000.00 0.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 3,175,000.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 750,000.00 1,200,000.00
Sloan Foundation (filter this donee) 314,167.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 63,250.00 0.00 0.00 250,917.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 35,000.00 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
Vipul Naik (filter this donee) 25.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 33,996,192.00 57,000.00 1,500,000.00 20,025,000.00 563,250.00 1,800,000.00 250,000.00 630,917.00 35,000.00 4,700,000.00 1,025,025.00 125,000.00 2,050,000.00 1,200,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (27 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 27)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Hewlett Foundation57,000.00212018-10-15Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-support-of-organizational-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-capacity-to-advance-educational-equity/-- For Support Of Organizational Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Capacity To Advance Educational Equity.
Hewlett Foundation1,500,000.0042016-03-21Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-support-of-the-creative-commons-global-affiliate-network/-- For Support Of The Creative Commons Global Affiliate Network.
Hewlett Foundation10,000,000.0012015-11-16Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-general-operating-support-0/-- For General Operating Support.
Hewlett Foundation10,000,000.0012015-11-16Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-general-operating-support-0/-- For General Operating Support.
MacArthur Foundation25,000.00242015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- X-grant to support travel to and participation the Creative Commons Global Summit. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
Hewlett Foundation500,000.00102014-11-17Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-the-work-of-the-open-policy-network/-- For The Work Of The Open Policy Network.
Sloan Foundation63,250.00192014Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6628-- Grant investigator: Puneet Kishor; to survey and evaluate open hardware licensing options, with an emphasis on distributed sensing hardware.
Hewlett Foundation300,000.00132013-11-11Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-leadership-development-in-open-educational-resources/-- For Leadership Development In Open Educational Resources.
Hewlett Foundation1,500,000.0042013-03-18Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-general-operating-support/-- For General Operating Support.
Hewlett Foundation150,000.00162012-07-16Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-tagging-existing-oer-to-the-new-schema-org-standard/-- For Tagging Existing OER To The New Schema.org Standard.
Hewlett Foundation100,000.00182012-03-19Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-a-project-to-increase-the-amount-of-foundation-content-published-under-creative-common-licenses/-- For A Project To Increase The Amount Of Foundation Content Published Under Creative Common Licenses.
Hewlett Foundation20,000.00262011-12-08Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-a-webinar-to-raise-awareness-about-oer/-- For A Webinar To Raise Awareness About OER.
Hewlett Foundation60,000.00202011-09-19Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-executive-director-transition-coaching-and-board-development/-- For Executive Director Transition Coaching And Board Development.
Hewlett Foundation300,000.00132011-03-21Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-increasing-capacity-for-oer-technology-development-and-strategic-policy-outreach/-- For Increasing Capacity For OER Technology Development And Strategic Policy Outreach.
Sloan Foundation250,917.00152011Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6661-- Grant investigator: Catherine Casserly; to define the main issues and challenges of enabling a large-scale science commons and an achievable strategic plan for Creative Commons.
Hewlett Foundation35,000.00222010-07-22Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-board-development/-- For Board Development.
Hewlett Foundation4,000,000.0032008-03-17Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-general-support-of-creative-commons-and-cclearn/-- For General Support Of Creative Commons And CcLearn.
MacArthur Foundation700,000.0092008FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations and the planning of an endowment campaign (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
Hewlett Foundation25,000.00242007-12-06Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-assessment-and-improvement-of-legal-department-and-overall-organizational-infrastructure/-- For Assessment And Improvement Of Legal Department And Overall Organizational Infrastructure.
Vipul Naik25.00272007-12--https://vipulnaik.com/donation-history/Direct online solicitation
Hewlett Foundation500,000.00102007-02-26Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-the-launch-of-learning-commons-a-project-focused-on-the-use-and-reuse-of-educational-materials-worldwide/-- For The Launch Of Learning Commons, A Project Focused On The Use And Reuse Of Educational Materials Worldwide.
MacArthur Foundation500,000.00102007FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of Science Commons (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
Hewlett Foundation125,000.00172006-02-20Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-writing-editing-publishing-and-distributing-an-open-educational-resources-policy-guidebook-for-higher-education-governance-officials/-- For Writing, Editing, Publishing And Distributing An Open Educational Resources Policy Guidebook For Higher Education Governance Officials.
Hewlett Foundation1,300,000.0062005-06-20Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-general-support-0/-- For General Support.
MacArthur Foundation750,000.0082005FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
MacArthur Foundation1,200,000.0072002FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To develop and implement a new form of licensing for creative works and an intellectual property conservancy (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
Knight Foundation35,000.0022--Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6578-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology; goal: To promote open systems by prototyping a mobile application to help non-profit and journalism organizations create calls for Creative Commons licensed images from amateur photographers.