Measured Decisions 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, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Basic donee information


Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 3 235,513 246,671 216,950 216,950 216,950 216,950 235,513 235,513 235,513 287,550 287,550 287,550 287,550
Evidence-Based Policy 3 235,513 246,671 216,950 216,950 216,950 216,950 235,513 235,513 235,513 287,550 287,550 287,550 287,550

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Measured Decisions

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016
Arnold Ventures (filter this donee) 740,013.00 287,550.00 235,513.00 216,950.00
Total 740,013.00 287,550.00 235,513.00 216,950.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (3 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 3)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Arnold Ventures287,550.0012018Evidence-Based Policy To fund a randomized controlled trial of Read for Success, a program designed to improve reading achievement for elementary school students.
Arnold Ventures235,513.0022017Evidence-Based Policy To support a randomized controlled trial of Bernie's Book Bank, a program that provides free, high-quality books to low-income elementary-aged children in greater Chicago, Illinois.
Arnold Ventures216,950.0032016Evidence-Based Policy To fund a replication randomized controlled trial of an intervention designed to improve academic achievement and help students successfully transition to middle school.