Massachusetts General Hospital 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 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.

Table of contents

Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Websitehttp://www.massgeneral.org/dietetic/
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_General_Hospital

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 25 10,000 231,933 500 5,000 5,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 25,000 100,000 140,000 595,000 2,979,336
15 10,000 14,800 500 1,500 5,000 5,000 5,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 25,000 100,000
FIXME 3 595,000 1,193,779 7,000 7,000 7,000 7,000 595,000 595,000 595,000 2,979,336 2,979,336 2,979,336 2,979,336
Past Programs 1 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000
Other 2 65,000 102,500 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 140,000 140,000 140,000 140,000 140,000
Communities 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
Science 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
Developmental Disabilities 1 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000
Global health 1 1,100,000 1,100,000 1,100,000 1,100,000 1,100,000 1,100,000 1,100,000 1,100,000 1,100,000 1,100,000 1,100,000 1,100,000 1,100,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Massachusetts General Hospital

Donor Total 2018 2016 2014 2013 2012 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2002 2001 1984
Wellcome Trust (filter this donee) 2,986,336.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,979,336.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 7,000.00 0.00 0.00
Good Ventures/not recommended by GiveWell or Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donee) 1,100,000.00 0.00 1,100,000.00 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
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 595,000.00 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 0.00 595,000.00
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (filter this donee) 250,000.00 250,000.00 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
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (filter this donee) 245,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 40,000.00 205,000.00 0.00
F.M. Kirby Foundation (filter this donee) 100,000.00 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
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 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 0.00 0.00
DonorsTrust (filter this donee) 90,000.00 0.00 0.00 15,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 5,000.00 0.00 5,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00
Walton Family Foundation (filter this donee) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00
Nathan Cummings Foundation (filter this donee) 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 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
Smith Richardson Foundation (filter this donee) 2,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500.00 1,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 5,798,336.00 250,000.00 1,100,000.00 15,000.00 2,989,336.00 10,000.00 105,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 310,500.00 11,500.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 77,000.00 205,000.00 595,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (25 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 25)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative250,000.0052018Sciencehttps://chanzuckerberg.com/grants-ventures/grants/-- Program: Human Cell Atlas. Grant period: 2018–2019. This grant supports the development of methods and software to understand differences in how cells behave and implement these in Hail, a scalable software platform designed for biological analysis. (PI: Benjamin Neale, Human Cell Atlas Computational Tools RFA).
Good Ventures/not recommended by GiveWell or Open Philanthropy Project1,100,000.0022016-12Global health/Alzheimer's diseasehttp://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/massachusetts-general-hospital-alzheimers-disease-research-- Grant to support research on Alzheimer's disease led by Professors Rudolph Tanzi and Robert Moir. This appears to be part of grants made by Good Ventures on Alzheimer's disease informed by Open Philanthropy Project research but not recommended by Open Philanthropy Project, see https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/update-investigating-neglected-goals-biological-research for more.
DonorsTrust15,000.00122014--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--
Wellcome Trust2,979,336.0012013-10-10FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- Combinatorial therapeutics to target the cancer genome. Affected regions: International; affected countries: United States.
DonorsTrust10,000.00132013--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--
DonorsTrust10,000.00132012--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--
DonorsTrust5,000.00202010--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--
F.M. Kirby Foundation100,000.0072010--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/f-m-kirby-foundation/--
Nathan Cummings Foundation5,000.00202009--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/financials123109.pdf--
DonorsTrust5,000.00202008--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--
John Merck Fund300,000.0042007-04Developmental Disabilitieshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: John Merck Scholars I ProgramTo support research on neuronal activity-dependent protein synthesis in cognition and cognitive disorders by John Merck Scholar Raymond Kelleher.
Smith Richardson Foundation500.00252007--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
DonorsTrust10,000.00132007--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--
Smith Richardson Foundation1,500.00242006--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
DonorsTrust10,000.00132006--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--
DonorsTrust10,000.00132005--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--
DonorsTrust10,000.00132004--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation40,000.00102002-03-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/massachusetts-general-hospital/10200682/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Wellcome Trust7,000.00192002-01-22FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- The control of BAD function by phosphorylation and the interaction of BAD with the 14-3-3 family proteins: implications for cardiac myocyte hyertrophy and apoptosis. Affected regions: International; affected countries: United States.
DonorsTrust5,000.00202002--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--
Walton Family Foundation25,000.00112002--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation140,000.0062001-12-17Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/massachusetts-general-hospital/40100690/-- Program name: Other.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation65,000.0092001-10-12Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/massachusetts-general-hospital/40100607/-- Program name: Other.
MacArthur Foundation595,000.0031984FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support participation in the Consortium on the Biology of Parasitic Diseases. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Boston.
Knight Foundation100,000.007--Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4807-- Grant period: 03/15/2010 - 03/14/2011; goal: For support of Massachusetts General Hospital in honor of Dr. Gerald Austen.