MDRC donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page mymdrc
Websitehttp://www.mymdrc.org/
Twitter usernameMyMDRC
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Translocator_protein

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 69 300,000 1,178,317 0 50,000 100,000 200,000 250,000 300,000 400,000 800,000 1,358,612 2,500,000 20,000,000
15 250,000 845,267 0 125,000 125,000 200,000 200,000 250,000 800,000 1,200,000 1,358,612 2,420,400 2,500,000
FIXME 32 250,000 549,864 20,000 50,000 75,000 114,508 250,000 250,000 300,000 400,000 750,000 1,000,000 3,500,000
Education 8 400,000 481,250 50,000 50,000 100,000 100,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 2,000,000 2,000,000
Criminal justice reform 3 650,637 542,773 88,869 88,869 88,869 88,869 650,637 650,637 650,637 888,812 888,812 888,812 888,812
Sustainable Public Finance 1 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Evidence-Based Policy 8 1,804,132 5,418,864 275,000 275,000 294,209 533,688 1,804,132 1,804,132 2,499,968 2,943,916 15,000,000 20,000,000 20,000,000
SF Bay Area 1 450,000 450,000 450,000 450,000 450,000 450,000 450,000 450,000 450,000 450,000 450,000 450,000 450,000
Health 1 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee MDRC

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 1999 1997 1994 1989 1986
Laura and John Arnold Foundation (filter this donee) 46,729,231.00 3,150,605.00 3,921,597.00 20,808,688.00 3,554,132.00 294,209.00 15,000,000.00 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
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 12,379,151.00 0.00 0.00 114,508.00 0.00 0.00 3,500,000.00 970,000.00 20,000.00 250,000.00 3,050,000.00 0.00 900,000.00 125,000.00 2,500,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 99,643.00
W. K. Kellogg Foundation (filter this donee) 11,429,012.00 1,200,000.00 0.00 800,000.00 2,500,000.00 1,358,612.00 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 2,420,400.00 2,000,000.00 1,150,000.00 0.00
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 5,216,500.00 0.00 200,000.00 1,000,000.00 300,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 250,000.00 625,000.00 66,500.00 1,125,000.00 650,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 4,300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 400,000.00 400,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 2,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Smith Richardson Foundation (filter this donee) 1,250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 125,000.00 200,000.00 225,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 125,000.00 250,000.00 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sandler Foundation (filter this donee) 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 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 81,303,894.00 4,350,605.00 4,121,597.00 22,723,196.00 6,354,132.00 2,152,821.00 18,500,000.00 1,595,000.00 470,000.00 1,100,000.00 3,316,500.00 1,125,000.00 1,675,000.00 1,175,000.00 3,025,000.00 400,000.00 250,000.00 400,000.00 2,500,000.00 400,000.00 2,420,400.00 2,000,000.00 1,150,000.00 99,643.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (69 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 69)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Sandler Foundation----2019--https://www.sandlerfoundation.org/grants/--
W. K. Kellogg Foundation1,200,000.00552018-04-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2018/04/families-forward-demonstration-ffd-p0131059-- Purpose: Implement the Families Forward Demonstration project in Michigan to rigorously test new strategies around how to improve the earnings capacity and financial literacy of Non-Custodial Parents by leveraging child support resources; Grant period: 2018-04-01 to 2021-03-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Michigan|New York|Ohio|Washington.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation650,637.00472018Criminal justice reformhttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2018 - 2020. Affected countries: United States.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation2,499,968.00622018Evidence-Based Policyhttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2018 - 2025. Affected countries: United States.
Ford Foundation200,000.00202017-09-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For planning and research to expand Creating Moves to Opportunity, a development project to generate quality evidence on the effectiveness of mobility initiatives for families with housing vouchers. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation88,869.00112017Criminal justice reformhttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2017 - 2019. Affected countries: United States.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation888,812.00502017Criminal justice reformhttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2017 - 2019. Affected countries: United States.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation2,943,916.00662017Evidence-Based Policyhttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2017 - 2030. Affected countries: United States.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation800,000.00492016-02-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2016/02/general-operating-support-p3033852-- Purpose: Enable the organization to achieve its mission of improving the effectiveness of practices and systems that impact the economic security of vulnerable children and their families by providing general operating support; Grant period: 2016-02-01 to 2019-01-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York.
MacArthur Foundation114,508.00152016FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- for evaluation research of the Youth-Led Tech program of the Smart Chicago Collaborative. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Ford Foundation1,000,000.00532016-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To implement the Paycheck Plus demonstration program in Atlanta to evaluate the effects of increasing the level of Earned Income Tax Credit benefits for low-wage workers without dependent children. Affected regions: 61###Atlanta###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation20,000,000.00692016Evidence-Based Policyhttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2016 - 2024. Affected countries: United States.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation275,000.00312016Evidence-Based Policyhttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2016 - 2020. Affected countries: United States.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation533,688.00462016Evidence-Based Policyhttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2016 - 2024. Affected countries: United States.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation2,500,000.00632015-07-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2015/07/promoting-economic-mobility-for-noncustodial-parents-and-their-children-p3032302-- Purpose: Improve the economic security of low-income children and their families by designing, implementing and testing a new intervention that assists noncustodial parents; Grant period: 2015-07-01 to 2018-06-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Michigan|New Mexico|New York.
Ford Foundation300,000.00332015-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the planning and start-up of an evaluation of the Ohio replication demonstration of the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs that helps students succeed and graduate quickly. Affected regions: 742###Ohio###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation1,500,000.00572015Healthhttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2015 - 2017. Affected countries: United States.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation250,000.00242015Sustainable Public Financehttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2015 - 2016. Affected countries: United States.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation1,804,132.00582015Evidence-Based Policyhttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2015 - 2017. Affected countries: United States.
Ford Foundation500,000.00442014-11-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Campaign to Transform MDRC and related capacity-building activities focusing on program development and policy impact. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation1,358,612.00562014-06-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2014/07/earnings-supplementation-and-college-savings-project-p3029721-- Purpose: Improve economic stability among families with children by designing/conducting impact evaluations of the Paycheck Plus work incentive program and Kansas Child Support Savings Initiative child support incentive program; Grant period: 2014-06-01 to 2017-12-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Kansas|New York.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation294,209.00322014Evidence-Based Policyhttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2014 - 2015. Affected countries: United States.
MacArthur Foundation3,500,000.00672013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To evaluate the second phase of the New Communities Program community development initiative (over four years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation15,000,000.00682013Evidence-Based Policyhttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2013 - 2022. Affected countries: United States.
Ford Foundation500,000.00442012-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For operation & evaluation of the College Match Project to combat "undermatching" of qualified low-income & underrepresented Chicago & New York City public school students with less selective colleges. Affected regions: 218###Chicago###50@@@697###New York City###50; @@@9177414###Asian or Asian American@@@9177888###Black or African American@@@9177890###White or Causcasian@@@9177891###Latin American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation920,000.00522012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a network study of the New Communities Program (over four years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
MacArthur Foundation50,000.0042012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a planning process to design and evaluate a new approach to improving the employment and earnings of housing choice voucher recipients. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Smith Richardson Foundation125,000.00162012--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
Ford Foundation250,000.00242011-05-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the College Match Project to combat "undermatching" of qualified low-income and underrepresented minority students with less selective colleges & pilot it in Chicago & New York City public schools. Affected regions: 218###Chicago###25@@@697###New York City###25@@@1045###United States###50; @@@9177888###Black or African American@@@9177891###Latin American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Smith Richardson Foundation200,000.00202011--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
MacArthur Foundation20,000.0022011FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To produce a whitepaper that synthesizes research evidence on community reentry programs (over six months). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Ford Foundation250,000.00242010-02-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To develop a program to combat the "undermatching" of highly qualified low-income and underrepresented minority students with less selective colleges and pilot it in the Chicago public school system. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@9177888###Black or African American@@@9177891###Latin American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation375,000.00372010-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Final support for a demonstration project to link Temporary Assistance to Needy Families work supports and Workforce Investment Act retention and advancement services to benefit low-wage workers. Affected regions: 145###Bridgeport###10@@@265###Dayton###10@@@337###Fort Worth###10@@@867###San Diego###10@@@1045###United States###60; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Smith Richardson Foundation225,000.00232010--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
MacArthur Foundation250,000.00242010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the Undermatching Project. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Ford Foundation66,500.0082009-02-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To prepare and disseminate a publication for practitioners on simplified delivery of benefits to low-wage working families. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Smith Richardson Foundation200,000.00202009--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
MacArthur Foundation250,000.00242009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
MacArthur Foundation2,800,000.00652009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To fund a comprehensive evaluation of the New Communities Program (over four years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Ford Foundation750,000.00482008-10-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For a demonstration project to link Temporary Assistance to Needy Families work supports and Workforce Investment Act retention and advancement services to benefit low-wage workers. Affected regions: 145###Bridgeport###10@@@265###Dayton###10@@@337###Fort Worth###10@@@867###San Diego###10@@@1045###United States###60; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation75,000.0092008-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Opening Doors project to help low-income and nontraditional students persist in and complete community college programs as a means to greater educational and employment opportunities. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation300,000.00332008-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To assess the effectiveness of learning community programs in helping low-income community-college students make the transition to college and master the basic skills needed to attain a degree. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation350,000.00362007-09-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To revitalize distressed neighborhoods in Camden, New Jersey through community-driven efforts to build strong institutions and regionwide efforts to foster public and private investment. Affected regions: 172###Camden###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation250,000.00242007-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To review the history of the acceptance and ensuing widespread use of random assignment research methodology in welfare reform policy. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation50,000.0042007-05-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To communicate its research findings on effective strategies for fighting poverty to policy makers and public interest and advocacy groups. Affected regions: 1083###Washington, D.C.###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Smith Richardson Foundation125,000.00162007--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
MacArthur Foundation900,000.00512007FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Foundations of Learning Program (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Hewlett Foundation400,000.00382006-10-16Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/mdrc-for-an-independent-evaluation-of-formative-assessments-of-student-thinking-in-reading-an-instructional-tool-used-in-boston-public-schools/-- For An Independent Evaluation Of Formative Assessments Of Student Thinking In Reading, An Instructional Tool Used In Boston Public Schools.
Hewlett Foundation400,000.00382006-06-19Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/mdrc-for-inclusion-of-chaffey-college-in-opening-doors-a-national-demonstration-project-on-strategies-to-increase-persistence-rates-of-disadvantaged-community-colleges-students/-- For Inclusion Of Chaffey College In Opening Doors; A National Demonstration Project On Strategies To Increase Persistence Rates Of Disadvantaged Community Colleges Students.
Smith Richardson Foundation250,000.00242006--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
MacArthur Foundation125,000.00162006FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of a synthesis of the return on investment for Welfare-to-Work Programs. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Hewlett Foundation400,000.00382005-06-20Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/mdrc-for-an-evaluation-of-the-bay-area-school-reform-collaboratives-impact-on-student-achievement/-- For An Evaluation Of The Bay Area School Reform Collaborative's Impact On Student Achievement.
Smith Richardson Foundation125,000.00162005--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
MacArthur Foundation2,500,000.00632005FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of a comprehensive program of evaluation research in community development (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Hewlett Foundation400,000.00382004-04-05Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/mdrc-for-partial-support-of-a-randomized-trial-study-of-instruction-in-community-colleges-the-opening-doors-project/-- For Partial Support Of A Randomized Trial Study Of Instruction In Community Colleges (the Opening Doors Project).
Hewlett Foundation100,000.00122003-04-14Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/mdrc-for-a-series-of-conferences-focused-on-what-has-been-learned-from-high-school-reform-efforts/-- For A Series Of Conferences Focused On What Has Been Learned From High School Reform Efforts.
Hewlett Foundation100,000.00122003-04-14Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/mdrc-for-a-series-of-conferences-focused-on-what-has-been-learned-from-high-school-reform-efforts/-- For A Series Of Conferences Focused On What Has Been Learned From High School Reform Efforts.
MacArthur Foundation50,000.0042003FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the Next Generation project. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
MacArthur Foundation400,000.00382002FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the New Generation project, which examines the influence of welfare and employment policies on the well-being of parents and children (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Hewlett Foundation450,000.00432001-10-15SF Bay Areahttps://hewlett.org/grants/mdrc-for-a-study-of-community-college-access-to-and-retention-of-low-wage-working-parents-and-for-a-study-on-creating-work-support-centers-in-california/-- For A Study Of Community College Access To And Retention Of Low-wage Working Parents And For A Study On Creating Work Support Centers In California.
Hewlett Foundation2,000,000.00592001-07-23Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/mdrc-for-phase-two-of-the-bay-area-school-reform-collaborative-evaluation/-- For Phase Two Of The Bay Area School Reform Collaborative Evaluation.
Hewlett Foundation50,000.0042001-06-28Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/mdrc-for-the-planning-and-design-of-the-bay-area-school-reform-collaborative-phase-two-evaluation/-- For The Planning And Design Of The Bay Area School Reform Collaborative Phase Two Evaluation.
MacArthur Foundation100,000.00121999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To document and assess an employment-saturation approach to community building. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
MacArthur Foundation300,000.00331999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To examine the influence of welfare and employment policies on the well-being of parents and children (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation2,420,400.00611997-06-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1997/06/welfare-area-focusing-on-reform-p0036083-- Purpose: Study the impact of welfare reform on children, families, neighborhoods, and community-based organizations in large urban cities; Grant period: 1997-06-01 to 2002-03-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation2,000,000.00591994-07-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1994/06/parents-fair-share-project-p0020453-- Purpose: Improve low-income noncustodial parents' ability to contribute to the financial and emotional support of their children by providing education, training, employment, and dispute resolution services; Grant period: 1994-07-01 to 2002-06-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation1,150,000.00541989-08-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1990/07/7506-p0000506-- Purpose: Improve the health and education of low-income adolescent mothers and their children through comprehensive health services, skills training, and counseling; Grant period: 1989-08-01 to 1993-09-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York.
MacArthur Foundation77,000.00101986FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a formal, random-assignment evaluation of the Career Beginnings Program, with the Commonwealth Fund and the Gannett Foundation. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
MacArthur Foundation22,643.0031986FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To prepare an evaluation design of the Career Beginnings Program. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.