Environmental Law Institute donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Environmental Law Institute 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 35 205,000 225,450 0 20,000 100,000 124,972 180,000 205,000 250,000 275,000 325,000 430,000 600,000
Presidential grant 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FIXME 13 200,000 229,000 12,000 75,000 100,000 100,000 200,000 200,000 245,000 325,000 405,000 415,000 450,000
Energy and Environment 2 20,000 285,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 550,000 550,000 550,000 550,000 550,000
Past Programs 11 250,000 251,364 35,000 120,000 200,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 275,000 285,000 300,000 370,000 430,000
5 136,903 145,750 124,971 124,971 124,971 124,972 124,972 136,903 136,903 136,903 136,903 205,000 205,000
Environmentalism 2 250,000 425,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Environmental Law Institute

Donor Total 2018 2016 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2003 2002 2000 1998 1997 1995 1994 1991 1990 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1980 1978 1974
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 2,977,000.00 0.00 325,000.00 0.00 112,000.00 180,000.00 0.00 415,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 270,000.00 405,000.00 100,000.00 75,000.00 200,000.00 245,000.00 450,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (filter this donee) 2,765,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 430,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 275,000.00 35,000.00 250,000.00 285,000.00 300,000.00 370,000.00 120,000.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 850,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 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 0.00 0.00 0.00
Walton Family Foundation (filter this donee) 728,749.00 0.00 0.00 124,971.00 124,972.00 205,000.00 136,903.00 136,903.00 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 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sloan Foundation (filter this donee) 570,000.00 550,000.00 20,000.00 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 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nathan Cummings Foundation (filter this donee) 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 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
Total 7,890,749.00 550,000.00 945,000.00 124,971.00 236,972.00 385,000.00 136,903.00 551,903.00 200,000.00 250,000.00 470,000.00 405,000.00 530,000.00 75,000.00 200,000.00 245,000.00 450,000.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 275,000.00 35,000.00 250,000.00 285,000.00 300,000.00 370,000.00 120,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (35 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 35)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Sloan Foundation550,000.0022018Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8461-- Grant investigator: David Rejeski; to generate novel, multi-disciplinary research to increase understanding of the energy and environmental impacts of the digital economy, with a focus on sharing platforms, artificial intelligence, and blockchain technologies.
Hewlett Foundation600,000.0012016-11-04Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/environmental-law-institute-for-capacity-building-of-the-environmental-law-system-in-china/-- For Capacity Building Of The Environmental Law System In China.
MacArthur Foundation325,000.0082016FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- to enhance capacity for environmental decision-making in the national judiciary of Colombia and Ecuador by training judges to effectively interpret and enforce applicable international and domestic environmental law. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Sloan Foundation20,000.00322016Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8162-- Grant investigator: David Rejeski; to organize a workshop that will help increase understanding of the energy and environmental implications of the sharing and digital economy.
Walton Family Foundation124,971.00262012--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
MacArthur Foundation12,000.00332011FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To translate a Strategic Paper on a Resource Manual on climate change adaptation into Vietnamese, French, and Spanish. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation100,000.00282011FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To strengthen post-conflict peace building through natural resource management. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Walton Family Foundation124,972.00252011--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Walton Family Foundation205,000.00182010--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
MacArthur Foundation180,000.00222010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To build the capacity of judges to protect biodiversity in Jamaica, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Walton Family Foundation136,903.00232009--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
MacArthur Foundation415,000.0052008FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of adapting law and governance to climate change (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Walton Family Foundation136,903.00232008--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
MacArthur Foundation200,000.00192007FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To develop judicial education programs on biodiversity conservation in Hispaniola and Jamaica (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Hewlett Foundation250,000.00132003-01-13Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/environmental-law-institute-for-general-support-of-environmental-law-institutes-endangered-environmental-laws-program/-- For General Support Of Environmental Law Institute's Endangered Environmental Laws Program.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation200,000.00192002-12-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/environmental-law-institute/40200678/-- Program name: Past Programs.
MacArthur Foundation270,000.00122002FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support capacity building and the strengthening of legal frameworks for biodiversity conservation in the Albertine Rift Hotspot (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation405,000.0062000FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To advance the use of environmental law for biodiversity conservation in Africa (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation430,000.0041998-12-14Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/environmental-law-institute/49800678/-- Program name: Past Programs.
MacArthur Foundation100,000.00281998FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Inter-American Program, which provides legal assistance and training to Latin American environmental organizations (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation75,000.00301997FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support an environmental law training program in Latin America. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation200,000.00191995FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support national case studies, in collaboration with several organizations in North and South America, on legislation regulating trade in genetic resources (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Nathan Cummings Foundation----1994Presidential granthttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201100814/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual94/000151.html-- For general support of its work in environmental law. (1993 award).
MacArthur Foundation245,000.00171994FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support environmental-law and policy-reform initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Nathan Cummings Foundation----1993Presidential granthttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201105713/http://www.nathancummings.net/annual93/000170.html-- For general support of its work in environmental law. (1993 award).
MacArthur Foundation450,000.0031991FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Inter-American Environmental Policy Center. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation250,000.00131990-06-11Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/environmental-law-institute/29000139/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation250,000.00131987-12-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/environmental-law-institute/48700045/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation275,000.00111986-06-05Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/environmental-law-institute/28600027/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation35,000.00311985-10-02Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/environmental-law-institute/38500031/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation250,000.00131984-10-02Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/environmental-law-institute/38400034/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation285,000.00101983-03-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/environmental-law-institute/18300036/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation300,000.0091980-10-08Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/environmental-law-institute/38000026/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation370,000.0071978-03-29Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/environmental-law-institute/17800017/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation120,000.00271974-12-19Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/environmental-law-institute/47400020/-- Program name: Past Programs.