DonorsChoose.org donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page DonorsChoose
Websitehttp://www.donorschoose.org/
Twitter usernameDonorsChoose
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DonorsChoose
Instagram usernamedonorschoose

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 12 245,000 1,452,271 25,250 62,000 100,000 100,000 145,000 245,000 750,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 5,000,000 8,500,000
Communities 4 62,000 119,313 25,250 25,250 25,250 62,000 62,000 62,000 145,000 145,000 245,000 245,000 245,000
2 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
Global development 2 500,000 625,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000
Education 4 1,000,000 3,875,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 8,500,000 8,500,000 8,500,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee DonorsChoose.org

Donor Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2012 2011 2009
Google.org (filter this donee) 13,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 8,500,000.00 5,000,000.00 0.00 0.00
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 3,250,000.00 1,750,000.00 500,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 477,250.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Walton Family Foundation (filter this donee) 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 100,000.00
Total 17,427,250.00 1,750,000.00 500,000.00 1,000,000.00 8,500,000.00 5,000,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (12 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 12)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation750,000.0052017-10-05Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test the effectiveness of various matching campaigns. DonorsChoose: understanding donor behavior match campaign. Investment start date: 10/13/2017 to end date: 10/12/2018. Grantee name: DonorsChoose.org; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,000,000.0032017-08-10Education/Education policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help students and teachers by funding classroom requests that benefit schools across the country while activating citizen philanthropists in the support of public education; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation500,000.0062016-10-24Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test the effectiveness of various matching campaigns during the #GivingTuesday fundraising season; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,000,000.0032015-11-17Education/Education policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test the effectiveness of various matching campaigns during the #GivingTuesday fundraising season; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Google.org8,500,000.0012014Education/tech projectshttps://www.google.org/our-work/education/-- Grant provides support for tech projects posted by teachers in several cities across the U.S. Affected countries: United States.
Google.org5,000,000.0022012Education/STEM education/teacher incentiveshttps://www.google.org/our-work/education/-- Grant to engage disadvantaged students in STEM by providing start-up funding for new AP STEM courses and rewarding successful teachers. Incentivize enrollment that reflects school diversity. Affected countries: United States.
Walton Family Foundation100,000.0092011--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Walton Family Foundation100,000.0092009--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Knight Foundation145,000.008--Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4724-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 12/31/2011; goal: To spur citizen engagement in support of 400 classroom projects in high-need Detroit schools and through the distribution of GivingCards to key members of Knight's organizational network.
Knight Foundation245,000.007--Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4357-- Grant period: 07/01/2008 - 07/31/2011; goal: To bring the "Mustaches for Kids" challenge to Knight communities and to encourage young men to financially support local public classroom education.
Knight Foundation25,250.0012--Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6254-- Grant period: 01/01/2014 - 03/31/2014; goal: To spur citizen engagement through the distribution of DonorsChoose.org gift cards to participants at the 2014 Florida Philanthropic Network Annual Summit.
Knight Foundation62,000.0011--Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5448-- Grant period: 02/01/2012 - 01/31/2013; goal: To spur citizen engagement through the distribution of GivingCards.