Food Connects 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 Food Connects 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 4 25,000 42,825 21,300 21,300 21,300 25,000 25,000 25,000 50,000 50,000 75,000 75,000 75,000
Capacity Building 1 21,300 21,300 21,300 21,300 21,300 21,300 21,300 21,300 21,300 21,300 21,300 21,300 21,300
Regional Food Systems 3 50,000 50,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Food Connects

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 171,300.00 96,300.00 50,000.00 25,000.00
Total 171,300.00 96,300.00 50,000.00 25,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (4 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 4)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
John Merck Fund21,300.0042018-08Capacity Building To create a balanced and sustainable charitable funding mix that engages a loyal cadre of diverse donors.
John Merck Fund75,000.0012018-06Regional Food Systems To leverage existing food hub network relationships to increase local food purchases in the region and support the broader development of inter-hub relationships and knowledge sharing.
John Merck Fund50,000.0022017-06Regional Food Systems To develop and share systems that integrate participants in a regional network of food hubs in order to increase source-identified local food sales to institutions in southeastern Vermont, southwestern New Hampshire, and northwestern Massachusetts.
John Merck Fund25,000.0032016-06Regional Food Systems To increase source-identified local food sales to institutions by identifying and overcoming logistical, technological, and market barriers via a pilot partnership among four small-scale food hubs surrounding Brattleboro, Vermont.