Foundation for Excellence in Education 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 2023. 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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Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 13 250,000 509,769 25,000 30,000 40,000 40,000 50,000 250,000 300,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,550,000 1,692,000
11 50,000 484,273 25,000 30,000 40,000 40,000 50,000 50,000 250,000 600,000 1,000,000 1,550,000 1,692,000
Education 2 300,000 650,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Foundation for Excellence in Education

Donor Total 2018 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Walton Family Foundation (filter this donee) 4,842,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 1,550,000.00 1,692,000.00 600,000.00
Arnold Ventures (filter this donee) 1,000,000.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation (filter this donee) 410,000.00 0.00 30,000.00 40,000.00 290,000.00 50,000.00 0.00
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (filter this donee) 300,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
William E. Simon Foundation (filter this donee) 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00
Total 6,627,000.00 300,000.00 1,030,000.00 1,090,000.00 1,840,000.00 1,767,000.00 600,000.00

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
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative300,000.0062018Education Program: Public Policy. Grant period: 2018–2019. The Foundation for Excellence in Education partners with state decision makers, education leaders, and advocacy organizations to provide policy support on educational quality, innovation, and opportunity in order to unlock lifelong success for all students. This grant provides general operating support for the organization's programs.
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation30,000.00122013--
Arnold Ventures1,000,000.0032013Education To help improve student achievement through the use of digital tools and develop policy best practices.
Walton Family Foundation1,000,000.0032012--
William E. Simon Foundation50,000.0082012--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation40,000.00102012--
Walton Family Foundation1,550,000.0022011--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation40,000.00102011--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation250,000.0072011--
Walton Family Foundation1,692,000.0012010--
William E. Simon Foundation25,000.00132010--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation50,000.0082010--
Walton Family Foundation600,000.0052009--