FairVote 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

Facebook page FairVoteReform
Twitter usernamefairvote
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FairVote

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 13 200,000 535,721 30,000 65,000 75,000 80,000 200,000 200,000 300,000 315,000 1,500,000 1,806,873 2,000,000
Politics 6 200,000 399,167 30,000 30,000 65,000 65,000 200,000 200,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 1,500,000 1,500,000
FIXME 2 75,000 77,500 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000
New Initiatives 5 315,000 882,875 92,500 92,500 92,500 200,000 200,000 315,000 315,000 1,806,873 1,806,873 2,000,000 2,000,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee FairVote

Donor Total 2019 2017 2016 2015 2014 2008
Arnold Ventures (filter this donee) 4,414,373.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 1,806,873.00 607,500.00 0.00 0.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 2,395,000.00 200,000.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 365,000.00 330,000.00 0.00
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 80,000.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 75,000.00 0.00
Total 6,964,373.00 200,000.00 3,500,000.00 1,806,873.00 972,500.00 405,000.00 80,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (13 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 13)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Hewlett Foundation200,000.0072019-01-17Politicshttps://hewlett.org/grants/fairvote-for-general-operating-support-2/-- For General Operating Support.
Hewlett Foundation1,500,000.0032017-03-20Politicshttps://hewlett.org/grants/fairvote-for-general-operating-support-1/-- For General Operating Support.
Arnold Ventures2,000,000.0012017New Initiativeshttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support grantee in its efforts to be a nonpartisan educational resource and technical support provider on ranked choice voting.
Arnold Ventures1,806,873.0022016New Initiativeshttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To conduct research and educate the public about ranked choice voting.
Hewlett Foundation65,000.00122015-12-03Politicshttps://hewlett.org/grants/fairvote-for-board-development/-- For Board Development.
Hewlett Foundation300,000.0052015-03-16Politicshttps://hewlett.org/grants/fairvote-for-general-operating-support-0/-- For General Operating Support.
Arnold Ventures92,500.0092015New Initiativeshttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To create a 50-state assessment of structural democracy reforms and obstacles associated with ranked choice voting.
Arnold Ventures200,000.0072015New Initiativeshttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To provide general operating support.
Arnold Ventures315,000.0042015New Initiativeshttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To educate residents of the state of Maine about ranked choice voting.
Hewlett Foundation30,000.00132014-09-25Politicshttps://hewlett.org/grants/fairvote-for-support-of-strategic-planning-for-fairvotes-electoral-reform-efforts/-- For Support Of Strategic Planning For FairVote’s Electoral Reform Efforts.
Hewlett Foundation300,000.0052014-03-17Politicshttps://hewlett.org/grants/fairvote-for-general-operating-support/-- For General Operating Support.
MacArthur Foundation75,000.00112014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a communications research project on alternative electoral structures. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Maryland; affected cities: Takoma Park.
Ford Foundation80,000.00102008-09-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support for research, analysis and public education on public policy reforms designed to improve the electoral system. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.