National Geographic Society donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee National Geographic Society in our system.

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 14 100,570 373,541 25,000 45,000 50,000 90,000 90,200 100,570 175,000 223,980 950,000 1,500,000 1,500,000
5 100,570 138,910 25,000 25,000 25,000 45,000 45,000 100,570 100,570 223,980 223,980 300,000 300,000
FIXME 1 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
Public Understanding 4 125,000 794,956 54,824 54,824 54,824 125,000 125,000 125,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000
Communities 1 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000
Journalism 2 90,200 520,100 90,200 90,200 90,200 90,200 90,200 90,200 950,000 950,000 950,000 950,000 950,000
Population 1 175,000 175,000 175,000 175,000 175,000 175,000 175,000 175,000 175,000 175,000 175,000 175,000 175,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee National Geographic Society

Donor Total 2015 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2006
Sloan Foundation (filter this donee) 3,179,824.00 54,824.00 1,625,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 1,130,200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Walton Family Foundation (filter this donee) 694,550.00 0.00 125,570.00 300,000.00 45,000.00 223,980.00 0.00 0.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 175,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 175,000.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 5,229,574.00 54,824.00 1,750,570.00 300,000.00 45,000.00 273,980.00 1,500,000.00 175,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (14 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 14)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Sloan Foundation54,824.00112015Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7304-- Grant investigator: Pam Caragol; to produce a short video for The Science Philanthropy Alliance that illustrates its purpose and encourages philanthropic commitments to science funding for presentation with the Giving Pledge group on November 6, 2015.
Walton Family Foundation100,570.0082012--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Walton Family Foundation25,000.00142012--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Sloan Foundation1,500,000.0012012Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7378-- Grant investigator: Terry Garcia; to provide partial funding for a television documentary, 3D feature film, 3D Giant Screen film, educational resources, and digital outreach focused on James Cameron's historic dive and scientific expedition to the deepest part of the ocean.
Sloan Foundation125,000.0072012Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7271-- Grant investigator: Terry Garcia; to design a digital and media outreach plan around James Cameron's deep dive to the Marianna Trenches.
Walton Family Foundation300,000.0042011--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Walton Family Foundation45,000.00132010--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
MacArthur Foundation50,000.00122009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the 2009 BioBlitz, to be held at the Indiana Dunes National Seashore. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Walton Family Foundation223,980.0052009--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Sloan Foundation1,500,000.0012008Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7395-- Grant investigator: Michael Rosenfeld; for co-funding for a drama documentary about Charles Darwin to be aired on NOVA and National Geographic Channel.
Hewlett Foundation175,000.0062006-12-15Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/national-geographic-society-for-production-support-of-the-documentary-illicit/-- For Production Support Of The Documentary, Illicit.
Knight Foundation90,200.009--Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6562-- Grant period: 09/01/2014 - 09/30/2015; goal: To host an evening reception and panel discussion at the Newseum, featuring Paul Salopek and focusing on the idea of slow journalism to deepen our understanding of the world.
Knight Foundation950,000.003--Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6588-- Grant period: 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2016; goal: To promote long-term user engagement and excellence in journalism by experimenting with and sharing new storytelling technologies through the Out of Eden Walk project.
Knight Foundation90,000.0010--Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4806-- Grant period: 05/01/2010 - 04/30/2011; goal: For the 2010 Miami-Dade BioBlitz, a hands-on educational program designed to expose adults, kids, and teens to scientific study and bio diversity in Biscayne National Park.