Focus Project 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, 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 Focus Project 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 6 35,000 64,167 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 35,000 35,000 40,000 50,000 50,000 200,000 200,000
Environment 3 35,000 35,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000
Interprogram 1 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000
Special Projects 2 50,000 125,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Focus Project

Donor Total 2009 2007 2001 1996 1995
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 250,000.00 50,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 105,000.00 0.00 0.00 40,000.00 30,000.00 35,000.00
Nathan Cummings Foundation (filter this donee) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 30,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 385,000.00 50,000.00 200,000.00 70,000.00 30,000.00 35,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (6 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 6)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Hewlett Foundation50,000.0022009-11-30Special Projects For General Operating Support.
Hewlett Foundation200,000.0012007-11-19Special Projects For The OMB Watch Regulatory Reform Project.
John Merck Fund40,000.0032001-03Environment To hold the Bush Administration accountable for protecting human health, safety and the environment by bringing public attention to administrative actions that seek to weaken federal regulations and to agency failures to vigorously enforce standards.
Nathan Cummings Foundation30,000.0052001Interprogram/Non-profit sector---- To educate charities about the estate tax; conduct research on the estate tax’s impact on concentrations of wealth, charitable giving, and federal and state revenues; and serve as a central hub for news media and others to obtain information about the estate tax.; 1 year.
John Merck Fund30,000.0051996-03Environment To support OMB Watch’s general educational activities.
John Merck Fund35,000.0041995-06Environment To support the Citizens for Sensible Safeguards coalition, which provides public educational materials and briefings about federal government actions that could have an effect on environmental, public health and consumer safety standards and protections.