Mozilla Foundation 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
Facebook page Firefox
Websitehttps://www.mozilla.org/foundation/
Twitter usernamefirefox
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla_Foundation
Instagram usernamemozillagram

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 29 550,000 1,010,730 13 100,000 175,000 200,000 300,000 550,000 750,000 1,250,000 2,000,000 3,390,000 4,016,000
1 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13
Journalism 4 2,500,000 2,620,048 74,740 74,740 74,740 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 3,889,450 3,889,450 4,016,000 4,016,000 4,016,000
FIXME 19 300,000 830,421 100,000 150,000 180,000 200,000 250,000 300,000 550,000 1,250,000 1,500,000 2,050,000 3,390,000
Digital Technology 4 685,950 595,014 124,625 124,625 124,625 685,950 685,950 685,950 750,000 750,000 819,480 819,480 819,480
Financing 1 672,917 672,917 672,917 672,917 672,917 672,917 672,917 672,917 672,917 672,917 672,917 672,917 672,917

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Mozilla Foundation

Donor Total 2018 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 10,480,190.00 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) 9,325,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 2,000,000.00 2,250,000.00 1,800,000.00 1,700,000.00 1,000,000.00 175,000.00 150,000.00 0.00
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 6,453,000.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 3,623,000.00 730,000.00 300,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sloan Foundation (filter this donee) 2,380,055.00 0.00 750,000.00 0.00 819,480.00 0.00 810,575.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 672,917.00 0.00 0.00 672,917.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vipul Naik (filter this donee) 12.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 12.50
Total 29,311,174.50 1,500,000.00 1,000,000.00 6,295,917.00 3,799,480.00 2,100,000.00 2,810,575.00 1,000,000.00 175,000.00 150,000.00 12.50

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (29 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 29)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Ford Foundation1,500,000.0072018-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows program to build a professional pipeline of public-interest technologists to help increase technical capacity within civil society organizations. Affected regions: 1045###United States###50@@@1110###Worldwide###50; 9177456###No Intention@@@9190990###No Intention; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Sloan Foundation750,000.00122016Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8007-- Grant investigator: Stephanie Wright; to increase open source project and community management capacity and build community among scientific software developers.
MacArthur Foundation250,000.00192016FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- for general operating support of the Hive Chicago Learning Network to grow its community of educators and organizations committed to digital literacy and increased Connected Learning opportunities for youth. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Mountain View.
Ford Foundation233,000.00202015-11-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Ford-Mozilla Technology Exchange Matching Fund to help build a professional pipeline of public-interest technologists to help increase technical capacity within civil society organizations. Affected regions: 1045###United States###80@@@1110###Worldwide###20; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation672,917.00142015-10-28Financing/Formal sector financial intermediarieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase understanding of how digital financial service innovations are diffused in mobile-first countries and what aspects of smartphones positively impact the adoption and use of digital financial services amongst the poor; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa; affected countries: Kenya.
Ford Foundation3,390,000.0032015-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows program to build a professional pipeline of public-interest technologists to help increase technical capacity within civil society organizations. Affected regions: 1045###United States###75@@@1110###Worldwide###25; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation2,000,000.0062015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of a national strategy to expand the Hive Learning Network (over 18 months). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Mountain View.
Ford Foundation180,000.00232014-11-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To empower and collaborate with people living in favelas and poor neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro to make mobile apps for community development and catalyze a web literacy movement in Brazil. Affected regions: 842###Rio de Janeiro (state)###100; 9177417###Female@@@9177888###Black or African American; Brazil; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation550,000.00152014-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Web We Want Initiative to collaborate with civil society organizations to build a sustained global campaign to advance and protect the open Web. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Sloan Foundation819,480.00112014Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6672-- Grant investigator: Kaitlin Thaney; to build educational resources, prototype tools, and foster an ongoing dialogue between the open web community and researchers in order to make science more open, collaborative, and efficient.
MacArthur Foundation2,050,000.0052014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the operations of the New York and Chicago Hive Learning Networks and to spread the Hive concept to other locations across the country (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Mountain View.
MacArthur Foundation200,000.00212014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To develop and implement the Open Badge software platform. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Mountain View.
Ford Foundation300,000.00172013-09-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To launch the Open Web Fellowship Program to develop the talent and resources needed to protect & advance the technology, culture & practice of the open Web & for the Collusion & Do Not Track projects. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation200,000.00212013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To build a community of Chicago leaders committed to investing in and nurturing innovations in learning. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Mountain View.
MacArthur Foundation1,500,000.0072013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To develop and design a digital badge infrastructure for accreditation and display of learning and skills. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Mountain View.
MacArthur Foundation100,000.00272013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Cybersecurity Delphi 1.0 project. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Mountain View.
Ford Foundation300,000.00172012-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To build and implement the Collusion application to increase Internet user awareness of and control over how their data and behavior are tracked and shared. Affected regions: 1045###United States###75@@@1110###Worldwide###25; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation1,250,000.0092012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the development and design of a digital badge infrastructure for accreditation and display of learning and skills. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Mountain View.
MacArthur Foundation450,000.00162012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To develop a fashion and design program for the Hive Learning Networks and YOUmedia. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Mountain View.
Sloan Foundation685,950.00132012Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6676-- Grant investigator: Kaitlin Thaney; to improve the quality of software produced by scientists, and to drive the development of tools, practices, and diverse community around digitally networked science.
Sloan Foundation124,625.00262012Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6658-- Grant investigator: Matthew Thompson; to prototype online resources to teach software engineering best practices to scientists, and to explore and develop models for training within academic institutions.
MacArthur Foundation1,000,000.00102011FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To develop and design a digital badge system for accreditation of learning and skills. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Mountain View.
MacArthur Foundation175,000.00242010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To design and develop an online award badge system to acknowledge youth accomplishment. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Mountain View.
MacArthur Foundation150,000.00252009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of a design challenge to identify innovative learning tools that can be used with an Internet browser. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Mountain View.
Vipul Naik12.50292007-12--https://vipulnaik.com/donation-history/Direct online solicitation
Knight Foundation74,740.0028--Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6335-- Grant period: 03/01/2014 - 06/30/2014; goal: To design a plan for a joint project by Mozilla, the New York Times and The Washington Post to build a user-generated content and commenting platform that empowers users and creates a community. See also Online Community Platform.
Knight Foundation3,889,450.002--Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6356-- Grant period: 06/01/2014 - 07/01/2016; goal: To support a joint project by Mozilla, The New York Times and The Washington Post to build a user-generated content and commenting platform that empowers users and creates a community, a platform that will be open and usable by news organizations anywhere.
Knight Foundation2,500,000.004--Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4937-- Grant period: 12/13/2010 - 06/30/2014; goal: To establish the Knight-Mozilla News Technology Fellowships, to accelerate media innovation by embedding technologists in news organizations.
Knight Foundation4,016,000.001--Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6053-- Grant period: 10/01/2013 - 11/01/2015; goal: To expand the Knight-Mozilla partnership to grow and strengthen a community of journalism technologists. Initiated by Mozilla in 2010, and supported by Knight Foundation since 2011, the OpenNews project has fostered a community of newsroom technologists. In its first three years, OpenNews placed 13 Knight-Mozilla Fellows in nine newsrooms across five countries to help solve digital challenges. The fellows have created more than 50 software projects, including the popular Tabula (a tool for taking data out of PDFs), which is used by more than a dozen news organizations from ProPublica to The New York Times. The project’s training programs and workshops have further brought together developers and reporters across the world to collaborate on problem-solving. Additionally, Source, an OpenNews Web publication, has allowed developers to share code and journalism tools with tens of thousands of people.