Drug Policy Alliance donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page drugpolicy
Websitehttps://www.drugpolicy.org/
Twitter usernameDrugPolicyOrg
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug_Policy_Alliance

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 50,000 183,375 500 5,000 5,000 10,000 44,264 50,000 64,100 100,000 250,000 250,000 1,371,630
5 5,000 14,100 500 500 500 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 10,000 10,000 50,000 50,000
Criminal justice reform 5 100,000 138,853 44,264 44,264 44,264 50,000 50,000 100,000 100,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Health 1 64,100 64,100 64,100 64,100 64,100 64,100 64,100 64,100 64,100 64,100 64,100 64,100 64,100
Drug policy 1 1,371,630 1,371,630 1,371,630 1,371,630 1,371,630 1,371,630 1,371,630 1,371,630 1,371,630 1,371,630 1,371,630 1,371,630 1,371,630

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Drug Policy Alliance

Donor Total 2018 2017 2015 2014 2013 2008 2005
Open Philanthropy (filter this donee) 1,371,630.00 0.00 1,371,630.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Public Welfare Foundation (filter this donee) 600,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00
Arnold Ventures (filter this donee) 158,364.00 44,264.00 114,100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
DonorsTrust (filter this donee) 70,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 65,000.00 0.00 500.00 5,000.00
Total 2,200,494.00 44,264.00 1,585,730.00 250,000.00 65,000.00 250,000.00 500.00 5,000.00

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
Arnold Ventures44,264.0082018Criminal justice reformhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support Grantee's efforts to advance injectable opioid treatment research in the United States.
Open Philanthropy1,371,630.0012017-03Drug policy/United States/Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/drug-policy-alliance-drug-decriminalization-- Grant supports the work of asha bandele and Kassandra Frederique, who plan to lead culture change and pilot project strategies to advance a public health approach to the use and sale of all drugs. Although the grantee is working on drug policy, the current criminalization of various drugs also makes the grant fall under criminal justice reform. Open Phil hopes to move the United States toward a Portugal-style public health approach to drugs, and sees the grant as a step in that direction. Of the original grant amount of $1.4 million, $28,370 of unspent funds were returned by DPA in December 2018, and the grant amount was updated to reflect this. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-04-22.
Arnold Ventures64,100.0052017Healthhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support foundational work needed to conduct the first randomized controlled trial of heroin-assisted treatment for people with opioid use disorders in the United States.
Arnold Ventures50,000.0062017Criminal justice reformhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To provide general operating support.
Public Welfare Foundation100,000.0042017Criminal justice reformhttps://www.publicwelfare.org/grants/-- Term: 12 months. Support to advance sentencing and pretrial detention reforms to reduce incarceration rates in New Jersey. Affected regions: New York, NY; affected countries: United States.
Public Welfare Foundation250,000.0022015Criminal justice reformhttps://www.publicwelfare.org/grants/-- Term: 24 months. Support to advance sentencing and pretrial detention reforms that would reduce incarceration rates in New Jersey. Affected regions: New York, NY; affected countries: United States.
DonorsTrust10,000.0092014--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--
DonorsTrust50,000.0062014--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--
DonorsTrust5,000.00102014--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--
Public Welfare Foundation250,000.0022013Criminal justice reformhttps://www.publicwelfare.org/grants/-- Term: 24 months. Support to advance sentencing and pretrial detention reforms that would reduce incarceration rates in New Jersey. Affected regions: New York, NY; affected countries: United States.
DonorsTrust500.00122008--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--
DonorsTrust5,000.00102005--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--