GuideStar donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee GuideStar 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 37 125,000 230,397 5,000 7,500 10,000 27,250 60,000 125,000 150,000 200,000 270,000 800,000 1,000,000
10 10,000 8,250 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 7,500 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000
FIXME 6 150,000 145,833 20,000 20,000 60,000 60,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 225,000 225,000 270,000 270,000
Communities 2 27,250 138,625 27,250 27,250 27,250 27,250 27,250 27,250 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Effective altruism 17 200,000 416,172 39,924 50,000 125,000 150,000 150,000 200,000 500,000 800,000 800,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
Politics 1 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000
Technology, Journalism 1 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee GuideStar

Donor Total 2017 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2005 2004 2001
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 7,164,924.00 110,000.00 800,000.00 129,924.00 925,000.00 300,000.00 1,850,000.00 50,000.00 1,000,000.00 300,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 1,000,000.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 875,000.00 225,000.00 0.00 270,000.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 80,000.00 0.00
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 402,250.00 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
F.M. Kirby Foundation (filter this donee) 72,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 7,500.00 5,000.00 0.00
Walton Family Foundation (filter this donee) 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
William E. Simon Foundation (filter this donee) 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 8,524,674.00 335,000.00 800,000.00 399,924.00 925,000.00 315,000.00 2,010,000.00 60,000.00 1,010,000.00 465,000.00 210,000.00 7,500.00 585,000.00 1,000,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (37 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 37)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Hewlett Foundation110,000.00212017-11-20Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/guidestar-for-understanding-the-connection-between-nonprofit-organizations-and-their-intended-beneficiaries/-- For Understanding The Connection Between Nonprofit Organizations And Their Intended Beneficiaries.
MacArthur Foundation225,000.00112017FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- in support of general operations. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Williamsburg.
Hewlett Foundation800,000.0032015-03-16Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/guidestar-for-general-operating-support-2/-- For General Operating Support.
Hewlett Foundation39,924.00252014-11-17Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/guidestar-for-the-videoconferencing-project/-- For The Videoconferencing Project.
Hewlett Foundation90,000.00222014-09-25Politicshttps://hewlett.org/grants/guidestar-for-support-of-exploratory-project-to-assemble-data-on-nonprofits-participation-in-politics/-- For Support Of Exploratory Project To Assemble Data On Nonprofits’ Participation In Politics.
MacArthur Foundation270,000.0082014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Williamsburg.
Hewlett Foundation125,000.00192013-10-01Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/guidestar-for-implementation-monitoring-and-evaluation-planning/-- For Implementation, Monitoring And Evaluation Planning.
Hewlett Foundation800,000.0032013-03-18Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/guidestar-for-general-operating-support-1/-- For General Operating Support.
Hewlett Foundation150,000.00132012-03-19Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/guidestar-for-expanding-guidestars-offerings-of-programmatic-information-about-nonprofits-0/-- For Expanding Guidestar’s Offerings Of Programmatic Information About Nonprofits.
Hewlett Foundation150,000.00132012-03-19Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/guidestar-for-expanding-guidestars-offerings-of-programmatic-information-about-nonprofits-0/-- For Expanding Guidestar’s Offerings Of Programmatic Information About Nonprofits.
F.M. Kirby Foundation10,000.00282012--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
William E. Simon Foundation5,000.00352012--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/william-e-simon-foundation/--
Hewlett Foundation250,000.0092011-07-18Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/guidestar-for-expanding-guidestars-offerings-of-programmatic-information-about-nonprofits/-- For Expanding Guidestar’s Offerings Of Programmatic Information About Nonprofits.
Hewlett Foundation800,000.0032011-03-21Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/guidestar-for-general-operating-support-0/-- For General Operating Support.
Hewlett Foundation800,000.0032011-03-21Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/guidestar-for-general-operating-support-0/-- For General Operating Support.
F.M. Kirby Foundation10,000.00282011--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
MacArthur Foundation150,000.00132011FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the Guidestar information service (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Williamsburg.
Hewlett Foundation50,000.00242010-09-22Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/guidestar-for-the-second-phase-of-the-money-for-good-research-project-on-donor-behavior/-- For The Second Phase Of The "Money For Good" Research Project On Donor Behavior.
F.M. Kirby Foundation10,000.00282010--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
Hewlett Foundation1,000,000.0012009-03-30Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/guidestar-for-general-operating-support/-- For General Operating Support.
F.M. Kirby Foundation10,000.00282009--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
Hewlett Foundation150,000.00132008-07-21Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/guidestar-for-the-donoredge-guidestar-alliance/-- For The DonorEdge-Guidestar Alliance.
Hewlett Foundation150,000.00132008-07-21Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/guidestar-for-the-donoredge-guidestar-alliance/-- For The DonorEdge-Guidestar Alliance.
F.M. Kirby Foundation10,000.00282008--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
Walton Family Foundation5,000.00352008--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
MacArthur Foundation150,000.00132008FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In general support of GuideStar (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Williamsburg.
Hewlett Foundation200,000.00122007-11-19Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/guidestar-for-general-support-of-guidestar/-- For General Support Of Guidestar.
F.M. Kirby Foundation10,000.00282007--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
F.M. Kirby Foundation7,500.00342005--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
Hewlett Foundation500,000.0072004-04-05Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/guidestar-for-general-support-of-guidestar-which-generates-and-distributes-programmatic-and-financial-information-from-irs-forms-990-about-more-than-850000-charitable-nonprofit-organizations/-- For General Support Of Guidestar, Which Generates And Distributes Programmatic And Financial Information From IRS Forms 990 About More Than 850,000 Charitable Nonprofit Organizations.
F.M. Kirby Foundation5,000.00352004--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
MacArthur Foundation20,000.00272004FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the planning process for the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau Modernization Project. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Williamsburg.
MacArthur Foundation60,000.00232004FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of GuideStar, a free Internet service providing financial and programmatic information on U.S. nonprofit organizations (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Williamsburg.
Hewlett Foundation1,000,000.0012001-10-15Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/guidestar-for-guidestar-a-nonprofit-information-service/-- For GuideStar, A Nonprofit Information Service.
Knight Foundation27,250.0026--Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4025-- Grant period: 09/01/2006 - 09/01/2007; goal: For 2006 TrueNorth membership.
Knight Foundation125,000.0019--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4305-- Grant period: 12/01/2007 - 12/31/2008; goal: To improve nonprofit services to the media and to create a News University module on covering the nonprofit sector.
Knight Foundation250,000.009--Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3592-- Grant period: 03/01/2005 - 03/01/2006; goal: For consortium support of GuideStar, a national database facilitating public access to information concerning the operations and finances of nonprofit organizations.