Meridian Institute donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Websitehttp://www.merid.org/
Twitter usernameMeridOrg
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meridian_Institute

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 24 500,000 1,397,073 15,000 50,000 74,548 200,000 400,000 500,000 857,391 1,000,000 1,050,000 1,500,000 19,811,768
Conflict Resolution 1 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000
Population 2 25,000 212,500 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000
9 500,000 473,467 50,000 50,000 74,548 106,655 250,000 500,000 500,000 730,000 1,000,000 1,050,000 1,050,000
Agriculture 7 899,997 3,551,994 72,429 72,429 425,251 857,391 857,391 899,997 1,297,122 1,297,122 1,500,000 19,811,768 19,811,768
FIXME 4 200,000 575,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
Nutrition 1 1,664,598 1,664,598 1,664,598 1,664,598 1,664,598 1,664,598 1,664,598 1,664,598 1,664,598 1,664,598 1,664,598 1,664,598 1,664,598

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Meridian Institute

Donor Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2003
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 26,528,556.44 0.00 1,664,598.00 0.00 899,997.00 0.00 0.00 21,311,768.00 72,429.00 1,722,373.44 857,391.00 0.00
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 2,300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
W. K. Kellogg Foundation (filter this donee) 2,050,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,050,000.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Walton Family Foundation (filter this donee) 1,911,203.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 836,655.00 500,000.00 500,000.00 74,548.00 0.00 0.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 440,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 25,000.00 0.00 15,000.00
Surdna Foundation (filter this donee) 300,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 33,529,759.44 50,000.00 1,664,598.00 250,000.00 899,997.00 2,050,000.00 836,655.00 23,811,768.00 1,272,429.00 1,821,921.44 857,391.00 15,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (24 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 24)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Surdna Foundation50,000.0032017--https://surdna.org/grants-database/-- To support AGree to: support education and advocacy for local/regional food systems and urban agriculture programs and investments; and positively influence immigration policy for the food and agriculture sector. Duration: 18 months.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,664,598.00232016-07-21Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to explore new approaches to improve companies’ practices with regards to marketing of breast milk substitutes with the goal of improving the nutrition of infants and young children; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Surdna Foundation250,000.0092015--https://surdna.org/grants-database/-- To support AGree’s platform for change and collaborative work on local food systems. Duration: 24 months.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation899,997.00162014-06-18Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a U.S. initiative on food and agriculture policy. AGree: Transforming Food and Ag Policy. Investment start date: 6/18/2014 to end date: 6/30/2016. Grantee name: Meridian Institute; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
W. K. Kellogg Foundation1,050,000.00202013-05-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2013/06/agree-transforming-food-and-ag-policy-p3023501-- Purpose: Provide a venue where diverse groups can come together, identify areas of common ground and develop and implement targeted strategies for affecting transformative change in food and agriculture; Grant period: 2013-05-01 to 2016-02-29. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado.
Ford Foundation1,000,000.00172013-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Initiative on Food and Agriculture Policy to promote reforms to the U.S. food and agricultural system that improve the livelihoods of the rural poor. Affected regions: 276###Developing Countries###25@@@1045###United States###75; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Walton Family Foundation106,655.0072012--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Walton Family Foundation730,000.00142012--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation19,811,768.00242011-11-11Agriculture/Plant and post-harvest protection and pest controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an Africa-based and Africa-led partnership, and to substantially control aflatoxin contamination in key staple crops across sub-Saharan Africa.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa; affected countries: Burkina faso|Ethiopia|Ghana|Kenya|Tanzania, united republic of|Nigeria|Mali|Uganda.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation1,000,000.00172011-05-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2011/08/initiative-on-food-and-agriculture-policy-ifap-p3018873-- Purpose: Establish a long-term vision for the food and agriculture system and seek opportunities for aligning federal policy through activities to inform and educate policy makers; Grant period: 2011-05-01 to 2012-12-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,500,000.00222011-03-11Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a U.S. initiative on food and agriculture policy. Foundation Working Group on Food and Agriculture Policy. Investment start date: 3/11/2011 to end date: 12/31/2012. Grantee name: Meridian Institute; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Walton Family Foundation500,000.00122011--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Ford Foundation1,000,000.00172011-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Initiative on Food and Agriculture Policy to promote reforms to the U.S. food and agricultural system that improve the livelihoods of the rural poor. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Hewlett Foundation400,000.00102010-11-15Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/meridian-institute-for-phase-i-implementation-of-the-foundation-working-group-on-food-and-agriculture-policy-initiative/-- For Phase I Implementation Of The Foundation Working Group On Food And Agriculture Policy Initiative.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation72,429.0042010-09-23Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a study of innovations for agricultural value chains using science and technology; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
Ford Foundation200,000.0082010-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Foundation Working Group on Food and Agriculture Policy to develop a National Initiative on Food and Agriculture to promote policies that improve the livelihoods of the rural poor worldwide. Affected regions: 1045###United States###50@@@1110###Worldwide###50; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation100,000.0062010-02-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To coordinate the Foundation Working Group on Food and Agriculture Policy as its members explore how to work together to build a stronger food and agriculture system. Affected regions: 1045###United States###50@@@1110###Worldwide###50; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Walton Family Foundation500,000.00122010--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation425,251.44112009-11-16Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a study of innovations for agricultural value chains using science and technology; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
Hewlett Foundation25,000.0022009-09-07Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/meridian-institute-for-the-foundation-working-group-on-food-and-agriculture-policy/-- For The Foundation Working Group On Food And Agriculture Policy.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,297,122.00212009-02-03Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a study of innovations for agricultural value chains using science and technology; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
Walton Family Foundation74,548.0052009--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation857,391.00152008-10-20Agriculture/agricultural land resourceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support and manage innovation and product development processes that lay the groundwork for bringing soil health and plant nutrition products into use; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: Bangladesh|Nepal|Pakistan|Bhutan|India|Sri lanka.
Hewlett Foundation15,000.0012003-09-08Conflict Resolutionhttps://hewlett.org/grants/meridian-institute-for-the-workshop-on-assessing-environmental-outcomes-of-community-based-collaboratives/-- For The Workshop On Assessing Environmental Outcomes Of Community-Based Collaboratives.