Data Quality Campaign 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, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

Table of contents

Basic donee information

Wikipedia page

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 4 125,000 1,246,250 60,000 60,000 60,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 300,000 300,000 4,500,000 4,500,000 4,500,000
Evidence-Based Policy 2 60,000 92,500 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000
Education 2 300,000 2,400,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 4,500,000 4,500,000 4,500,000 4,500,000 4,500,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Data Quality Campaign

Donor Total 2017 2016
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 4,800,000.00 0.00 4,800,000.00
Arnold Ventures (filter this donee) 185,000.00 125,000.00 60,000.00
Total 4,985,000.00 125,000.00 4,860,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (4 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 4)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Arnold Ventures125,000.0032017Evidence-Based Policy To educate local, state, and federal leaders about the value of education-research partnerships and evidence-based student data collection.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation4,500,000.0012016-06-23Education/Education policy and administrative management to make data work for students by ensuring policymakers prioritize building the culture, capacity and conditions to use data in service of student learning from early childhood through K-12, postsecondary and the workforce; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation300,000.0022016-06-14Education/Education policy and administrative management to provide general operating support to Data Quality Campaign. Ensuring Effective Data Use in the ESSA Era: General Operating Support (linked to OPP1144158). Investment start date: 6/13/2016 to end date: 6/29/2019. Grantee name: Data Quality Campaign, Inc; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Arnold Ventures60,000.0042016Evidence-Based Policy To develop and distribute materials that capture the current growth of data systems in education and share lessons for other sectors.