Health Care Without Harm donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page HealthCareWithoutHarm
Websitehttps://noharm-uscanada.org/
Twitter usernameHCWithoutHarm
Instagram usernamehealthcarewithoutharm

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 37 100,000 156,757 25,000 35,000 50,000 50,000 60,000 100,000 100,000 125,000 140,000 550,000 800,000
FIXME 4 550,000 478,750 25,000 25,000 25,000 550,000 550,000 550,000 590,000 590,000 750,000 750,000 750,000
Regional Food Systems 9 100,000 91,667 30,000 30,000 50,000 85,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 125,000 135,000 135,000
Environment 12 50,000 48,750 35,000 35,000 40,000 40,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 60,000 75,000
Clean Energy 4 75,000 96,250 50,000 50,000 50,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 125,000 125,000 135,000 135,000 135,000
Global health 1 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
6 225,000 308,333 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 225,000 225,000 225,000 400,000 400,000 800,000 800,000
Environmentalism 1 140,000 140,000 140,000 140,000 140,000 140,000 140,000 140,000 140,000 140,000 140,000 140,000 140,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Health Care Without Harm

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 1,795,000.00 85,000.00 100,000.00 125,000.00 260,000.00 235,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 125,000.00 80,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 40,000.00 40,000.00 35,000.00 35,000.00 60,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 125,000.00 50,000.00
W. K. Kellogg Foundation (filter this donee) 1,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Barr Foundation (filter this donee) 1,165,000.00 0.00 0.00 575,000.00 0.00 590,000.00 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
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 750,000.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 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
Nathan Cummings Foundation (filter this donee) 650,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 225,000.00 225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 140,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 140,000.00 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
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 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
Total 5,800,000.00 85,000.00 100,000.00 1,450,000.00 260,000.00 825,000.00 240,000.00 200,000.00 525,000.00 80,000.00 850,000.00 50,000.00 140,000.00 140,000.00 260,000.00 260,000.00 60,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 125,000.00 50,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (37 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 37)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
John Merck Fund85,000.00202018-09Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To harness the assets of health care facilities and allied institutions to identify and invest in projects that develop a sustainable New England food system.
John Merck Fund100,000.00132017-09Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To participate in creating a sustainable New England food system that supports community health and the region’s farming economy, by increasing the amount of local food being purchased by health care facilities.
Barr Foundation550,000.0042016-12-07FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To launch the Massachusetts Health Care Climate Alliance to catalyze health care executive engagement in climate action.
John Merck Fund125,000.00112016-10Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To increase the amount of local food being purchased by health care facilities in New England.
Barr Foundation25,000.00372016-08-31FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To support a workshop to strengthen healthcare’s role in anchoring community resilience.
MacArthur Foundation750,000.0022016FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- for general operating support. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Reston.
John Merck Fund135,000.0092015-09Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To leverage the individual and aggregate purchasing power of the health care sector to support the development of a resilient and strong New England food system.
John Merck Fund125,000.00112015-09Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Increase Efficiency/RenewablesTo work with hospitals in Massachusetts and New Hampshire to invest in energy efficiency and clean energy, and to recruit health care representatives as champions for clean energy policy.
Barr Foundation590,000.0032014-12-03FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To provide technical assistance on greenhouse-gas reduction efforts in the Boston healthcare sector.
John Merck Fund135,000.0092014-09Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Increase Efficiency/RenewablesTo facilitate investments in energy efficiency and clean energy at hospitals in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and recruit them as health care champions for clean energy policies.
John Merck Fund100,000.00132014-09Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To build a cadre of hospitals and other health care organizations in New England that are committed to serving healthier, fresher, and more locally-sourced food in patient meals and in the cafeterias that serve employees and the visiting public.
John Merck Fund100,000.00132013-10Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To help hospitals and health care systems increase their procurement of healthier, more sustainably and regionally produced foods for patients, staff, and cafeterias.
Hewlett Foundation140,000.0082013-09-06Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/health-care-without-harm-for-the-ohio-energy-and-health-initiative/-- For The Ohio Energy And Health Initiative.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.00132012-10-09Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to design and test a decision-making tool that compares the costs, benefits, and environmental impacts of autoclaving, recycling, and/or disposing of various types of conventional and safety syringes.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
John Merck Fund100,000.00132012-09Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To mobilize New England’s health care institutions to purchase sustainable, regionally grown food products.
John Merck Fund50,000.00242011-12Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Food SystemsTo plan for making New England the first discrete regional focus within the national Healthier Hospitals Initiative.
John Merck Fund75,000.00212011-06Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: TransportationTo reduce energy use throughout the health care sector, and to encourage the sector to assume an advocacy role in defending the Clean Air Act and EPA’s authority to regulate air emissions.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation400,000.0052011-04-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2011/06/food-matters-healthy-families-healthy-hospital-program-3017678-- Purpose: Build a powerful and united voice in hospitals and healthcare systems on local and national food policy that benefits vulnerable children and families; Grant period: 2011-04-01 to 2013-03-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia.
John Merck Fund30,000.00362010-12Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Food SystemsTo harness the power of Vermont’s health care community to build a community-based food system via local food procurement and distribution channels.
John Merck Fund50,000.00242010-06Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Efficiency/RenewablesTo educate leaders within the health care sector about the health impacts of climate change and the role that the industry can play in its mitigation; and to facilitate actions that hospitals can take to cost effectively reduce their carbon emissions.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation800,000.0012008-05-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2008/07/healthy-food-in-healthcare-0125213-- Purpose: Harness the power of the United States health care sector to accelerate the transition to a community-based and less polluting sustainable food system; Grant period: 2008-05-01 to 2010-12-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia.
John Merck Fund50,000.00242008-04Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To accelerate the Vermont health community’s transition to a more sustainable, community-based food system via local procurement and distribution channels; and to provide healthy, fresh foods for employees and patients; and to promote changes in system-wide health care practices so that healthy food choices become part of hospital operations.
John Merck Fund50,000.00242007-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To position the American health care industry as a leader in addressing climate change, both by improving the industry’s adoption of energy efficiency and renewable energy use, and by inspiring the industry to advocate for sound climate policies.
John Merck Fund40,000.00322006-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To move the health care sector to make environmental health issues important criteria in product selection of medical devices, building materials, food and chemicals; and to educate the health care industry about the links between environmental toxins and human health.
Nathan Cummings Foundation100,000.00132006--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/2006_audited_financials.pdf--
John Merck Fund40,000.00322005-04Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To move the health care sector to make environmental health issues an important criterion in product selection of medical devices, building materials, food and chemicals; and to educate the health care industry about the links between environmental toxins and human health.
Nathan Cummings Foundation100,000.00132005--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/17afs.pdf--
John Merck Fund35,000.00342004-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To move the health care sector to make environmental health issues important criteria in product selection of medical devices and building materials, food and chemicals; and to educate the health care industry about the links between environmental toxins and human health.
Nathan Cummings Foundation225,000.0062004--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/afs.pdf--
John Merck Fund35,000.00342003-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To move the health care sector to make environmental health issues an important criterion in product selection of medical devices and building materials.
Nathan Cummings Foundation225,000.0062003--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/2003_audited_financials.pdf--
John Merck Fund60,000.00232002-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To educate the health care industry about the links between environmental contamination and illness, and to urge physicians, nursing groups, hospitals, academic centers and others to eliminate harmful chemicals from health care settings in New England.
John Merck Fund50,000.00242001-01Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To educate the health care industry about the links between environmental contamination and illnesses in the general population, and to urge physicians, nurse groups, hospitals, academic centers and others to eliminate harmful chemicals from health care settings in New England.
John Merck Fund50,000.00242000-01Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To convince Boston area health care institutions and policymakers of the need to protect the public and the environment from dioxin, mercury and other toxic products used in medical facilities.
John Merck Fund50,000.00241999-02Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To continue working with hospitals and other medical facilities in the Boston area to eliminate their dioxin and mercury emissions, which stem primarily from waste incineration. As a national leader in the health care field, Boston’s participation will accelerate the campaign.
John Merck Fund75,000.00211999-01Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support Health Care Without Harm, which works with Boston area health care institutions and policy makers to convince of the need to protect the public and the environment from dioxin, mercury and other toxic products used in health care facilities; and to support Health Care Without Harm’s overall campaign working with 202 coalition members nationally and internationally to transform the health care industry to eliminate pollution, particularly dioxin and mercury, in health care practices without compromising safety or care.
John Merck Fund50,000.00241998-02Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To retain a Boston-based representative for this national campaign to reform hospital practices so that they end their production and release of dioxin and mercury wastes.