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 analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.
We do not have any donee information for the donee Maine Farmland Trust in our system.
|Cause area||Count||Median||Mean||Minimum||10th percentile||20th percentile||30th percentile||40th percentile||50th percentile||60th percentile||70th percentile||80th percentile||90th percentile||Maximum|
|Regional Food Systems||8||50,000||55,625||40,000||40,000||45,000||50,000||50,000||50,000||50,000||50,000||60,000||100,000||100,000|
|John Merck Fund (filter this donee)||480,000.00||40,000.00||85,000.00||60,000.00||50,000.00||100,000.00||45,000.00||100,000.00|
Graph of top 10 donors by amount, showing the timeframe of donations
|Donor||Amount (current USD)||Amount rank (out of 9)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Notes|
|John Merck Fund||40,000.00||8||Regional Food Systems||https://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/||--||To help more farmers scale up for the wholesale market, thereby helping to expand local and regional markets and the farming sector in Maine.|
|John Merck Fund||35,000.00||9||Capacity Building||https://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/||--||To implement a one-year strategic planning process focused on developing a clearly articulated set of values and a long-term guiding vision.|
|John Merck Fund||50,000.00||3||Regional Food Systems||https://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/||--||To help more farmers scale up for the wholesale market, which is essential to growing local and regional markets and the farming sector in Maine.|
|John Merck Fund||60,000.00||2||Regional Food Systems||https://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/||--||To help Maine farmers scale up to access and serve wholesale markets.|
|John Merck Fund||50,000.00||3||Regional Food Systems||https://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/||--||To assist Maine farms in scaling up to serve wholesale markets.|
|John Merck Fund||50,000.00||3||Regional Food Systems||https://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/||--||To educate Maine farmers on the benefits and challenges of growing food for the wholesale market.|
|John Merck Fund||50,000.00||3||Regional Food Systems||https://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/||--||To address key barriers to moving greater volumes of New England produce through conventional supply chains in Maine.|
|John Merck Fund||45,000.00||7||Regional Food Systems||https://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/||--||To pilot local produce value chain development by first establishing relationships among Maine farmers, a broadline distributor, several institutional customers, and a food service management company that lead eventually to business transactions between these parties.|
|John Merck Fund||100,000.00||1||Regional Food Systems||https://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/||--||Focus: Food SystemsTo develop a regionally scaled agriculture model that gives farmers Maine farmer access to more customers for their products, especially in the institutional market, and supports their scaling up to meet those customers’ demands.|