Environmental Working Group 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

We do not have any donee information for the donee Environmental Working Group 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 26 125,000 176,558 28,500 40,000 50,000 75,000 80,000 125,000 150,000 200,000 227,000 600,000 600,000
Environment 10 60,000 59,850 28,500 28,500 30,000 40,000 50,000 60,000 75,000 75,000 80,000 80,000 80,000
Health and Environment 1 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000
7 150,000 143,143 50,000 50,000 125,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 227,000 227,000
Environmentalism 3 250,000 250,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000
Population 5 600,000 440,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Environmental Working Group

Donor Total 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999 1997 1995
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 2,950,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 600,000.00 0.00 450,000.00 0.00 1,400,000.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 638,500.00 0.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00 80,000.00 80,000.00 80,000.00 75,000.00 75,000.00 60,000.00 50,000.00 40,000.00 58,500.00
Walton Family Foundation (filter this donee) 552,000.00 227,000.00 150,000.00 125,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nathan Cummings Foundation (filter this donee) 450,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 4,590,500.00 227,000.00 350,000.00 765,000.00 50,000.00 530,000.00 230,000.00 1,480,000.00 225,000.00 225,000.00 360,000.00 50,000.00 40,000.00 58,500.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (26 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 26)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Walton Family Foundation227,000.0062012--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Hewlett Foundation200,000.0072011-07-18Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/environmental-working-group-for-providing-technical-support-for-a-project-to-publicly-disclose-agricultural-subsidies-in-mexico-0/-- For Providing Technical Support For A Project To Publicly Disclose Agricultural Subsidies In Mexico.
Walton Family Foundation150,000.00102011--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Hewlett Foundation600,000.0012010-07-19Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/environmental-working-group-for-general-operating-support/-- For General Operating Support.
John Merck Fund40,000.00232010-06Health and Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To deploy its research and media skills in counteracting industry claims that certain high-profile chemicals, such as Bisphenol A and flame retardants, are safe.
Walton Family Foundation125,000.00142010--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Walton Family Foundation50,000.00212009--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Hewlett Foundation200,000.0072008-11-26Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/environmental-working-group-for-providing-technical-support-for-a-project-to-publicly-disclose-agricultural-subsidies-in-mexico/-- For Providing Technical Support For A Project To Publicly Disclose Agricultural Subsidies In Mexico.
John Merck Fund80,000.00152008-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To spur chemical policy reform by continuing product investigations; completing testing of women leaders, mothers, toddlers, infants and teenage girls for exposures to chemicals; and aggressively disseminating the results.
Hewlett Foundation250,000.0052008-07-21Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/environmental-working-group-for-an-oil-and-gas-project/-- For An Oil And Gas Project.
John Merck Fund80,000.00152007-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To use body burden testing and other data to promote federal and state chemicals policy reforms and changes in corporate manufacturing practices that are adequate to protect even vulnerable populations from the effects of toxic exposures.
Nathan Cummings Foundation150,000.00102007--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/2007_audited_financials.pdf--
Hewlett Foundation600,000.0012006-10-16Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/environmental-working-group-for-general-support-1/-- For General Support.
Hewlett Foundation600,000.0012006-10-16Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/environmental-working-group-for-general-support-1/-- For General Support.
John Merck Fund80,000.00152006-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To use body burden testing and other data to promote federal and state chemicals policy reforms and changes in corporate manufacturing practices that are adequate to protect even vulnerable populations from the effects of toxic exposures.
Hewlett Foundation200,000.0072006-02-27Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/environmental-working-group-for-updating-and-maintaining-a-comprehensive-computer-data-base-from-government-sources-to-educate-the-public-and-decision-makers-about-fossil-fuel-development-on-public/-- For Updating And Maintaining A Comprehensive Computer Data Base From Government Sources To Educate The Public And Decision Makers About Fossil Fuel Development On Public Lands In The Rocky Mountain Region.
John Merck Fund75,000.00182005-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To use body burden testing and other data to promote chemicals policy reforms at federal and state levels that are adequate to protect even vulnerable populations from the effects of toxic exposures.
Nathan Cummings Foundation150,000.00102005--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/17afs.pdf--
John Merck Fund75,000.00182004-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To use body burden testing and other data to promote chemicals policy reforms at federal and state levels that are adequate to protect even vulnerable populations from the effects of toxic exposures.
Nathan Cummings Foundation150,000.00102004--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/afs.pdf--
John Merck Fund60,000.00202003-02Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To raise awareness about the potential health risks of several groups of chemicals classified as persistent, bioaccumulative toxins (PBTs) by testing for their presence in humans and in fish, analyzing existing clinical databases for chemical body burdens, launching a new website dedicated to providing information about the presence of PBTs in the body, releasing relevant reports, and conducting media outreach about the subject.
Hewlett Foundation300,000.0042003-01-13Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/environmental-working-group-for-general-support/-- For General Support.
John Merck Fund50,000.00211999-01Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To conduct a paid and earned media campaign to publicize a new Internet site, All You Can Eat, that interactively provides information about pesticides in the American diet and encourages visitors to the site to seek organic alternatives and to advocate for reduced pesticide exposures.
John Merck Fund40,000.00231997-05Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To build support for stricter standards under the Clean Air Act for emissions of nitrogen oxides and fine particulates, specifically for a series of three reports with correlated information about industry emissions with congressional contributions.
John Merck Fund28,500.00261995-10Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Media and public education campaigns to accompany two reports on pesticides.
John Merck Fund30,000.00251995-05Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To investigate and publicize any relationships that exist between organizations and individuals connected with the wise use movement and other factions of the violent right wing, including armed militia groups.