National Security Archive Fund donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee National Security Archive Fund 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 45 200,000 323,833 15,000 25,000 33,500 80,000 100,000 200,000 215,000 400,000 620,000 900,000 1,500,000
International Human Rights 11 25,000 30,773 15,000 15,000 15,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 33,500 55,000 80,000
FIXME 23 200,000 366,870 50,000 80,000 100,000 100,000 200,000 200,000 215,000 400,000 620,000 900,000 1,500,000
Science and Technology 2 146,000 323,000 146,000 146,000 146,000 146,000 146,000 146,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000
Technology, Journalism 2 150,000 425,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 700,000 700,000 700,000 700,000 700,000
U.S.-Latin American Relations 1 310,000 310,000 310,000 310,000 310,000 310,000 310,000 310,000 310,000 310,000 310,000 310,000 310,000
Population 6 620,000 665,000 380,000 380,000 550,000 550,000 620,000 620,000 620,000 620,000 620,000 1,200,000 1,200,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee National Security Archive Fund

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1996 1995
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 5,720,000.00 0.00 0.00 620,000.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 900,000.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 4,946,000.00 500,000.00 146,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 550,000.00 0.00 1,200,000.00 380,000.00 620,000.00 0.00 1,240,000.00 310,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 2,718,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 450,000.00 180,000.00 263,000.00 315,000.00 160,000.00 300,000.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 850,000.00 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 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 338,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 15,000.00 33,500.00 25,000.00 25,000.00 80,000.00 55,000.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 25,000.00 15,000.00 15,000.00
Total 14,572,500.00 800,000.00 146,000.00 1,070,000.00 180,000.00 1,763,000.00 315,000.00 710,000.00 1,200,000.00 1,565,000.00 413,500.00 645,000.00 425,000.00 1,320,000.00 365,000.00 1,000,000.00 25,000.00 200,000.00 900,000.00 625,000.00 25,000.00 15,000.00 15,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (45 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 45)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Ford Foundation200,000.00202018-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To use freedom of information laws to access, analyze and publish evidence of grave human rights violations and enhance human rights organizations’ investigative capacities. Affected regions: 625###Mexico###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9190990###No Intention; Mexico and Central America; affected countries: FIXME.
Hewlett Foundation500,000.00132018-03-28Science and Technology/Cyberhttps://hewlett.org/grants/national-security-archive-fund-for-the-creation-of-a-cyber-vault-1/-- For The Creation Of A Cyber Vault.
Ford Foundation100,000.00272018-02-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For a collaborative effort with Cuban historians to research, disseminate, and preserve historical records of Cuba-U.S. dialogue, and build on recent advances to improve diplomatic relations. Affected regions: 247###Cuba###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9190990###No Intention; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Hewlett Foundation146,000.00262017-06-19Science and Technology/Cyberhttps://hewlett.org/grants/national-security-archive-fund-for-the-creation-of-a-cyber-vault-0/-- For The Creation Of A Cyber Vault.
Ford Foundation350,000.00162016-05-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To empower investigators, truth commissions and human rights advocates in Latin America through filing Freedom of Information requests and providing testimony in support of human rights prosecutions. Affected regions: 51###Argentina###15@@@144###Brazil###17@@@231###Colombia###17@@@309###El Salvador###17@@@380###Guatemala###17@@@625###Mexico###17; @@@; Mexico and Central America; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation100,000.00272016-02-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For a collaborative effort with Cuban historians to research, disseminate and preserve historical records of Cuba-U.S. dialogue, and build on recent advances to improve diplomatic relations. Affected regions: 247###Cuba###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation620,000.0072016FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- of the Nuclear Risks Documentation Project. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Ford Foundation80,000.00322014-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To conduct a U.S. and Mexican access-to-information strategy to obtain evidence of policies and practices that violate migrants' rights. Affected regions: 625###Mexico###70@@@1045###United States###30; @@@; Mexico and Central America; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation100,000.00272014-02-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For research, analysis and media work around the history of secret dialogue between the U.S. and Cuba. Affected regions: 247###Cuba###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Mexico and Central America; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation200,000.00202013-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Mexico/Migration Project to help Mexican migrant rights groups use freedom-of-information laws to promote transparency & accountability with respect to migration and related security policies. Affected regions: 625###Mexico###70@@@1045###United States###30; @@@; Mexico and Central America; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation63,000.00342013-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the IFTI Watch/freedominfo.org Project to investigate, map, analyze and report on the openness practices of global institutions that make the rules for finance, trade and economic development. Affected regions: 1045###United States###79@@@1110###Worldwide###21; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation1,500,000.0012013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the work in international human rights and on nuclear security (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Ford Foundation215,000.00192012-05-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Mexico Project to help migrant rights groups make strategic use of freedom of information laws in Mexico & the U.S. and promote transparency and accountability on migration and security issues. Affected regions: 625###Mexico###75@@@1045###United States###25; @@@; Mexico and Central America; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation100,000.00272012-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To compile and distribute a comprehensive collection of documents on the untold history of dialogue in U.S.-Cuban relations. Affected regions: 247###Cuba###50@@@1045###United States###50; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Mexico and Central America; affected countries: FIXME.
Hewlett Foundation550,000.00122011-07-18Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/national-security-archive-fund-for-a-project-to-support-the-nsas-international-access-to-information-work/-- For A Project To Support The NSA’s International Access To Information Work.
Ford Foundation160,000.00242011-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To use the right to information to promote transparency with respect to Mexico's migration policy and accountability for rights violations in South America. Affected regions: 222###Chile###10@@@231###Colombia###15@@@625###Mexico###60@@@790###Peru###15; @@@; Mexico and Central America; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation200,000.00202010-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To use the right to information to promote accountability & transparency in Mexico & across Latin America, focusing on military, security & migration issues & providing evidence for human rights cases. Affected regions: 541###Latin America###50@@@625###Mexico###50; @@@; Mexico and Central America; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation100,000.00272010-02-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To catalogue, publish and strategically distribute a comprehensive collection of documents on the untold history of communications and dialogue in U.S.-Cuban relations. Affected regions: 247###Cuba###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Mexico and Central America; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation900,000.0042010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the International Human Rights Evidence Program (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
John Merck Fund15,000.00432009-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To identify, obtain and disseminate declassified US records to assist Colombian investigators, litigators and human rights advocates seeking justice and accountability for crimes committed during years of violent struggle; and to build partnerships to promote the use of government archives and access to information in Colombia.
Hewlett Foundation1,200,000.0022009-07-20Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/national-security-archive-fund-for-general-operating-support/-- For General Operating Support.
Ford Foundation300,000.00182009-02-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Latin America Human Rights Program to collaborate with key regional partners in using "forensic history" to advance human rights and promote the right to know as an understood human right. Affected regions: 541###Latin America###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Andean Region; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation50,000.00362009-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To inform the public debate over the history of U.S. dialogue with Castro's Cuba and promote a greater understanding in U.S.-Cuban relations within the framework of the U.S. presidential transition. Affected regions: 247###Cuba###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Mexico and Central America; affected countries: FIXME.
John Merck Fund33,500.00372008-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To identify, obtain and disseminate declassified US records in support of Colombian investigators, litigators and human rights advocates seeking justice and accountability for crimes committed during years of violent struggle.
Hewlett Foundation380,000.00152008-07-21Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/national-security-archive-fund-for-general-support-of-the-national-security-archive/-- For General Support Of The National Security Archive.
John Merck Fund25,000.00382007-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To assist Latin American human rights organizations in accessing documents relating to human rights violations using freedom of information mechanisms.
Hewlett Foundation620,000.0072007-11-19Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/national-security-archive-fund-for-general-support-of-the-national-security-archives-mexico-project/-- For General Support Of The National Security Archive's Mexico Project.
Ford Foundation400,000.00142006-12-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Latin America Program to advance transparency and social justice in Latin America through research, public education and training, and information exchange and dissemination. Affected regions: 541###Latin America###90@@@625###Mexico###10; @@@; Mexico and Central America; affected countries: FIXME.
John Merck Fund25,000.00382006-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To assist Latin American human rights organizations in accessing documents relating to human rights violations using freedom of information mechanisms.
John Merck Fund80,000.00322005-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To assist Latin American human rights organizations in accessing documents relating to human rights violations using freedom of information mechanisms.
Hewlett Foundation620,000.0072005-10-17Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/national-security-archive-fund-for-the-foia-mexico-project/-- For The FOIA Mexico Project.
Hewlett Foundation620,000.0072005-10-17Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/national-security-archive-fund-for-the-foia-mexico-project/-- For The FOIA Mexico Project.
Hewlett Foundation310,000.00172004-10-25U.S.-Latin American Relationshttps://hewlett.org/grants/national-security-archive-fund-for-general-support/-- For General Support.
John Merck Fund55,000.00352004-09International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide expertise in freedom of information requests and documentation of human rights violations to Latin American organizations.
MacArthur Foundation1,000,000.0032003FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
John Merck Fund25,000.00382002-04International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide documentary support and freedom of information expertise to Latin American human rights organizations.
MacArthur Foundation200,000.00202001FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of research, analysis, and public education to protect civil liberties. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation900,000.0042000FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To foster greater transparency in U.S. foreign policy and intelligence operations and for special projects in Mexico and Cuba (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
John Merck Fund25,000.00381999-06International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To reform government secrecy practices and improve human rights accountability in Latin America.
MacArthur Foundation600,000.00111999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To establish a reserve fund. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
John Merck Fund25,000.00381998-06International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support investigations into human rights violations in Guatemala and Honduras using declassified US government documents.
John Merck Fund15,000.00431996-11International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To collect and organize information obtained through the Freedom of Information Act pertaining to human rights abuses in Guatemala and American complicity in them; and to conduct litigation seeking greater US and Guatemalan accountability with regard to those abuses.
John Merck Fund15,000.00431995-05International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To obtain documents related to the Guatemalan military’s human rights abuses since 1978, in order to provide evidence for bringing the violators to justice.
Knight Foundation700,000.006--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4004-- Grant period: 12/04/2006 - 12/04/2011; goal: To increase the freedom of flow of information to citizens and journalists by underwriting comprehensive audits that keep pressure on officials to release information in a timely and legal manner.
Knight Foundation150,000.0025--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5073-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 10/30/2011; goal: To determine how well the federal government follows its own freedom of information rules with the 2011 Knight Open Government Survey.