Federation of American Scientists donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Federation of American Scientists 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 31 145,219 363,652 25,000 32,250 50,000 60,000 100,000 145,219 200,000 300,000 400,000 800,000 2,500,000
Communities 1 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000
FIXME 26 150,000 412,739 25,000 32,250 50,000 50,000 145,000 150,000 200,000 300,000 590,000 1,500,000 2,500,000
Initiatives 1 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
Education 1 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000
Technology, Journalism 1 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 1 302,000 302,000 302,000 302,000 302,000 302,000 302,000 302,000 302,000 302,000 302,000 302,000 302,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Federation of American Scientists

Donor Total 2017 2015 2014 2013 2011 2009 2008 2007 2006 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1996 1994 1991 1990 1987 1986 1984
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 10,586,000.00 1,920,000.00 884,000.00 140,000.00 145,000.00 0.00 25,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 590,000.00 2,500,000.00 1,500,000.00 800,000.00 0.00 450,000.00 49,500.00 200,000.00 50,000.00 100,000.00 150,000.00 225,000.00 232,250.00 25,250.00 300,000.00
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (filter this donee) 302,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 302,000.00 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
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 145,219.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 145,219.00 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
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 135,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 60,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 105,000.00 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
Total 11,273,219.00 1,920,000.00 884,000.00 140,000.00 145,000.00 60,000.00 25,000.00 300,000.00 447,219.00 590,000.00 2,500,000.00 1,500,000.00 800,000.00 75,000.00 450,000.00 49,500.00 200,000.00 50,000.00 100,000.00 150,000.00 225,000.00 232,250.00 25,250.00 300,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (31 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 31)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
MacArthur Foundation50,000.00232017FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- X-grant in support of a project to identify best practices and near-term options to dispose of weapons-useable material. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation1,870,000.0022017FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- in support of general operations. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation200,000.00122015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of a project on nuclear verification requirements for an agreement with Iran. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation684,000.0052015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- for work on nuclear security and nonproliferation. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation140,000.00182014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a project on nuclear verification requirements for an agreement with Iran. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation145,000.00172013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a project on highly enriched uranium in the naval sector. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Hewlett Foundation60,000.00222011-11-29Initiativeshttps://hewlett.org/grants/federation-of-american-scientists-for-strategic-planning/-- For Strategic Planning.
MacArthur Foundation25,000.00302009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To create a management plan for the National Center for Research in Advanced Information and Digital Technologies. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation300,000.0092008FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To make available to policymakers and the public scientific information and analysis related to nuclear weapons (over 18 months). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation302,000.0082007-12-11Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/federation-of-american-scientists/40700646/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Ford Foundation145,219.00162007-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Strategic Security Project to conduct research & public education on nuclear weapons policy, bio-security, government secrecy and the international trade in conventional weapons. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation590,000.0062006FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support for scientific analysis and dissemination of technical information related to arms control and nuclear nonproliferation (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation2,500,000.0012004FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation1,500,000.0032003FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of activities to make available to policymakers and the public scientific information and analysis related to arms control and weapons of mass destruction (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation800,000.0042002FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To disseminate scientific information and analysis related to arms control and weapons of mass destruction (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Hewlett Foundation75,000.00212001-10-04Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/federation-of-american-scientists-for-the-learning-federation-roadmapping-project/-- For The Learning Federation Roadmapping Project.
MacArthur Foundation400,000.0072000FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To provide scientific information and analyses of arms control and issues related to weapons of mass destruction (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation50,000.00232000FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support research and education on the sale of small arms. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation49,500.00271999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To strengthen compliance with the Biological Weapons Convention. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation50,000.00231998FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To explore the arms control potential of satellite imagery technology available from commercial sources. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation150,000.00141998FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Arms Sales Monitoring Project (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation50,000.00231996FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a project on arms trade monitoring. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation100,000.00191994FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support expanded public outreach activities for the Arms Sales Monitoring Project (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation150,000.00141991FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a series of hearings designed to deepen public and Congressional understanding of highly technical public-policy issues, including the space program and military activities. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation225,000.00111990FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Indochina Project (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation200,000.00121987FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support public understanding of national and international security issues and to develop an international network of scientists (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation32,250.00281987FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the research project "New Approaches to Conventional Arms Control and Security in Europe," by Thomas K. Longstreth. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation25,250.00291986FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For "Restructuring the Navy in a New Budget Era," by Tom Stefanick. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation300,000.0091984FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To evaluate present and potential contributions to public understanding of national and international security issues, and for exploration of new connections and interactions among constituencies (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Knight Foundation25,000.0030--Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4525-- Grant period: 12/16/2008 - 06/30/2009; goal: To support a management plan for the National Center for Research in Advanced Information and Digital Technologies.
Knight Foundation80,000.0020--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3910-- Grant period: 03/01/2006 - 03/31/2009; goal: To expand the reach of Secrecy News, which explains national secrecy policies The Federation of American Scientists publishes Secrecy News, an e-mail newsletter edited by Steven Aftergood that appears at least twice a week. The newsletter provides an important early warning service for increases in federal government secrecy. In addition to Secrecy News, the project links to online source documents, provides daily support to journalists who report on secrecy; and litigates Freedom of Information Act lawsuits. This grant will expand the reach of the newsletter though collaboration with the Coalition of Journalists for Open Government.