MapLight 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 December 2019. 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.

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MapLight

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 10 250,000 311,891 35,000 35,000 75,000 150,000 200,000 250,000 450,000 450,000 500,000 500,000 508,905
Technology 1 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000
FIXME 4 150,000 231,250 75,000 75,000 75,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 250,000 250,000 450,000 450,000 450,000
Politics 3 450,000 383,333 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 450,000 450,000 450,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000
Evidence-Based Policy 2 500,000 504,453 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 508,905 508,905 508,905 508,905 508,905

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee MapLight

Donor Total 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 1,150,000.00 450,000.00 500,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00
Laura and John Arnold Foundation (filter this donee) 1,008,905.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 508,905.00 0.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 775,000.00 0.00 450,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 75,000.00
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 35,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 3,118,905.00 450,000.00 1,450,000.00 200,000.00 908,905.00 75,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (10 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 10)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Hewlett Foundation450,000.0042016-03-21Politicshttps://hewlett.org/grants/maplight-for-support-of-voters-edge-providing-candidate-and-ballot-information-to-educate-voters-1/-- For Support Of Voter's Edge, Providing Candidate And Ballot Information To Educate Voters.
Hewlett Foundation500,000.0022015-07-13Politicshttps://hewlett.org/grants/maplight-for-support-of-voters-edge-providing-candidate-and-ballot-information-to-educate-voters-0/-- For Support Of Voter's Edge, Providing Candidate And Ballot Information To Educate Voters.
MacArthur Foundation450,000.0042015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation500,000.0022015Evidence-Based Policyhttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2015 - 2017. Affected countries: United States.
Hewlett Foundation200,000.0072014-05-29Politicshttps://hewlett.org/grants/maplight-for-support-of-voters-edge-providing-candidate-and-ballot-information-to-educate-voters/-- For Support Of Voters Edge, Providing Candidate And Ballot Information To Educate Voters.
Ford Foundation150,000.0082013-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to reveal money’s influence on U.S. politics and promote government transparency through research and education. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation250,000.0062013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation508,905.0012013Evidence-Based Policyhttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2013 - 2015. Affected countries: United States.
MacArthur Foundation75,000.0092012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.
Knight Foundation35,000.0010--Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6841-- Grant period: 07/22/2015 - 12/31/2016; part of the challenge: Knight News Challenge, Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology; goal: Providing in-depth voter information that is easily accessible, neutral and factual on one platform; the mobile-optimized guide provides voter information on federal, state and local elections, including endorsements, candidate biographies, ballot measure summaries, top funder lists, videos, news, and more.