Nature Conservancy donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Nature Conservancy 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 82 260,000 844,968 50 34,469 80,000 140,000 225,000 260,000 350,000 500,000 500,000 1,000,000 15,000,000
12 37,750 1,083,201 50 10,000 10,000 15,000 37,000 37,750 150,000 300,000 1,090,128 3,024,539 8,280,449
Environmentalism 33 300,000 329,400 10,000 75,000 100,000 122,000 250,000 300,000 345,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 1,050,000
FIXME 36 300,000 1,259,549 17,000 75,000 150,000 210,000 250,000 300,000 400,000 500,000 775,000 1,500,000 15,000,000
Special Projects 1 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Nature Conservancy

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1994 1992 1991 1986 1984 1980
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 45,343,769.00 0.00 15,000,000.00 2,130,000.00 11,950,000.00 300,000.00 700,000.00 0.00 800,000.00 775,000.00 900,000.00 0.00 325,000.00 240,000.00 0.00 495,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 210,000.00 82,500.00 0.00 274,469.00 260,000.00 140,000.00 17,000.00 775,000.00 102,500.00 9,600,000.00 17,300.00
Walton Family Foundation (filter this donee) 12,998,366.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,024,539.00 8,317,449.00 1,127,878.00 15,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 43,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 10,945,195.00 725,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 200,000.00 1,500,000.00 90,000.00 1,000,000.00 232,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 700,000.00 1,600,000.00 500,000.00 328,195.00 345,000.00 750,000.00 1,500,000.00 675,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
William E. Simon Foundation (filter this donee) 50.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50.00 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
Total 69,287,380.00 725,000.00 15,000,000.00 2,630,000.00 12,150,000.00 1,800,000.00 790,000.00 1,000,000.00 4,056,539.00 9,092,449.00 2,327,928.00 715,000.00 2,075,000.00 740,000.00 628,195.00 850,000.00 1,010,000.00 1,500,000.00 885,000.00 82,500.00 43,500.00 274,469.00 260,000.00 140,000.00 17,000.00 775,000.00 102,500.00 9,600,000.00 17,300.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (82 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 82)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Hewlett Foundation225,000.00502018-10-09Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-canadas-natural-climate-solutions-project/-- For Canada's Natural Climate Solutions Project.
Hewlett Foundation500,000.00172018-05-08Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-the-building-a-conservation-ethic-in-the-west-program-0/-- For The Building A Conservation Ethic In The West Program.
MacArthur Foundation15,000,000.0012017FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- in support of a strategic alliance with Environmental Defense Fund to advance climate solutions. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
Hewlett Foundation500,000.00172016-07-11Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-the-building-a-conservation-ethic-in-the-west-program/-- For The Building A Conservation Ethic In The West Program.
MacArthur Foundation650,000.00152016FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- to create the Africa Great Lakes Fund. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
MacArthur Foundation880,000.00122016FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- to develop a digital visualization platform to map appropriate locations for renewable energy generation centers in the states of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh in India. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
MacArthur Foundation600,000.00162016FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- to improve protected area management of the Greater Mahale Ecosystem. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
Hewlett Foundation200,000.00522015-07-13Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-conservation-of-thaidene-nene/-- For Conservation Of Thaidene Nene.
MacArthur Foundation450,000.00262015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of organizing and convening the African Great Lakes Summit (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
MacArthur Foundation10,000,000.0022015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of a strategic alliance with Environmental Defense Fund to advance climate solutions (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
MacArthur Foundation1,500,000.0062015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of efforts to increase the scale and effectiveness of reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+) (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
Hewlett Foundation500,000.00172014-11-17Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-support-of-the-great-northern-checkerboards-project/-- For Support Of The Great Northern Checkerboards Project.
Hewlett Foundation500,000.00172014-07-14Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-the-building-a-conservation-ethic-in-western-united-states-program-1/-- For The Building A Conservation Ethic In Western United States Program.
Hewlett Foundation500,000.00172014-07-14Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-the-building-a-conservation-ethic-in-western-united-states-program-1/-- For The Building A Conservation Ethic In Western United States Program.
MacArthur Foundation300,000.00362014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To manage hydropower development while conserving forests and freshwater ecosystems in the Magdalena-Cauca Basin, Colombia (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
Hewlett Foundation10,000.00792013-10-08Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-general-operating-support/-- For General Operating Support.
Hewlett Foundation80,000.00662013-02-15Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-support-of-the-americas-great-outdoors-staffing-project-0/-- For Support Of The America's Great Outdoors Staffing Project.
MacArthur Foundation250,000.00432013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To strengthen fisheries management in Indonesia. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
MacArthur Foundation450,000.00262013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To maintain the richness and increase the abundance of Lake Tanganyika's fish communities while improving fishing livelihoods (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
Hewlett Foundation500,000.00172012-07-16Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-the-building-a-conservation-ethic-in-western-united-states-program-0/-- For The Building A Conservation Ethic In Western United States Program.
Hewlett Foundation500,000.00172012-07-16Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-the-building-a-conservation-ethic-in-western-united-states-program-0/-- For The Building A Conservation Ethic In Western United States Program.
Hewlett Foundation122,000.00592011-11-14Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-support-of-the-americas-great-outdoors-staffing-project/-- For Support Of The America's Great Outdoors Staffing Project.
Hewlett Foundation110,000.00602011-07-18Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-the-tongass-timber-transition-project/-- For The Tongass Timber Transition Project.
Walton Family Foundation3,024,539.0052011--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
MacArthur Foundation350,000.00302011FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To build resilience-based approaches into coral reef management globally (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
MacArthur Foundation450,000.00262011FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To design Phase II of the Great Rivers Partnership. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
Walton Family Foundation8,280,449.0032010--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Walton Family Foundation37,000.00732010--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
MacArthur Foundation75,000.00672010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To developing a tri-national, Haiti-Dominican Republic-Cuba marine action plan for the Caribbean Biological Corridor. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
MacArthur Foundation350,000.00302010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support integrated conservation of coastal and terrestrial ecosystems in the Solomon Islands (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
MacArthur Foundation200,000.00522010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To establish a sustainable conservation funding mechanism for protected areas in the Caribbean region (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
MacArthur Foundation150,000.00562010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To become a more strategically-focused global conservation organization. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
Hewlett Foundation300,000.00362009-11-16Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-the-conservation-efforts-in-the-tongass-national-forest/-- For The Conservation Efforts In The Tongass National Forest.
MacArthur Foundation400,000.00292009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To provide the tools, training, and peer networks needed to adaptively manage for climate change impacts on coastal systems (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
MacArthur Foundation500,000.00172009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To assess the vulnerability of the Priority Conservation Areas in China's National Biodiversity Conservation Strategy and Action Plan to climate change (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
William E. Simon Foundation50.00822009--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/william-e-simon-foundation/--
Walton Family Foundation37,750.00722009--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Walton Family Foundation1,090,128.0072009--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Hewlett Foundation350,000.00302008-11-17Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-general-support-of-the-conservancys-california-program/-- For General Support Of The Conservancy's California Program.
Hewlett Foundation350,000.00302008-11-17Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-general-support-of-the-conservancys-california-program/-- For General Support Of The Conservancy's California Program.
Walton Family Foundation15,000.00782008--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Hewlett Foundation1,050,000.0082007-11-19Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-general-support-of-the-coastal-forests-program/-- For General Support Of The Coastal Forests Program.
Hewlett Foundation250,000.00432007-11-19Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-general-support-of-the-nature-conservancys-oregon-program/-- For General Support Of The Nature Conservancy's Oregon Program.
Hewlett Foundation300,000.00362007-04-26Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-support-of-tncs-multi-state-climate-change-education-and-outreach-project/-- For Support Of TNC's Multi-state Climate Change Education And Outreach Project.
Walton Family Foundation150,000.00562007--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
MacArthur Foundation325,000.00352007FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To strengthen marine conservation in the Solomon Island Archipelago (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
Hewlett Foundation250,000.00432006-10-16Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-general-support-of-the-building-a-conservation-ethic-in-the-western-united-states-program/-- For General Support Of The Building A Conservation Ethic In The Western United States Program.
Hewlett Foundation250,000.00432006-10-16Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-general-support-of-the-building-a-conservation-ethic-in-the-western-united-states-program/-- For General Support Of The Building A Conservation Ethic In The Western United States Program.
MacArthur Foundation240,000.00482006FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of building capacity within municipal governments for planning and implementing conservation initiatives in Bolivia (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
Hewlett Foundation300,000.00362005-10-17Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-the-conservation-ethic-initiative/-- For The Conservation Ethic Initiative.
Hewlett Foundation28,195.00752005-06-20Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-the-development-of-an-ecosystem-based-management-framework-for-the-great-bear-rainforest/-- For The Development Of An Ecosystem-based Management Framework For The Great Bear Rainforest.
Walton Family Foundation300,000.00362005--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Hewlett Foundation345,000.00342004-10-25Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-a-fundraising-campaign-for-the-protection-of-great-bear-rainforest/-- For A Fundraising Campaign For The Protection Of Great Bear Rainforest.
MacArthur Foundation195,000.00542004FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of building local capacity for public and private lands conservation in Jamaica (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
MacArthur Foundation300,000.00362004FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For activities to ensure ongoing conservation practices in the Arnavon Islands and extend the lessons learned to new locations in the western Solomon Islands (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
Walton Family Foundation10,000.00792004--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Hewlett Foundation750,000.00142003-07-14Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-general-support-of-the-nature-conservancys-building-a-conservation-ethic-in-the-western-united-states-project/-- For General Support Of The Nature Conservancy's Building A Conservation Ethic In The Western United States Project.
MacArthur Foundation250,000.00432003FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the Conservation Measures Partnership to develop common standards for the monitoring and auditing of conservation projects. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
Walton Family Foundation10,000.00792003--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Hewlett Foundation500,000.00172001-07-23Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-conservation-initiatives-involving-the-western-pacific-northwest-and-rocky-mountain-divisions/-- For Conservation Initiatives Involving The Western, Pacific Northwest And Rocky Mountain Divisions.
Hewlett Foundation1,000,000.0092001-07-23Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-the-freshwater-initiative/-- For The Freshwater Initiative.
Hewlett Foundation50,000.00702000-10-16Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-the-community-based-ahupuaa-stewardship-project-at-puuwaawaa-on-the-island-of-hawaii/-- For The Community-based Ahupua‘a Stewardship Project At Pu‘uwa‘awa‘a On The Island Of Hawaii.
Hewlett Foundation75,000.00672000-07-17Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-the-multi-species-habitat-planning-project-in-san-diego-and-merced-counties/-- For The Multi-species Habitat Planning Project In San Diego And Merced Counties.
Hewlett Foundation100,000.00622000-07-17Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-creation-of-a-scientific-foundation-for-the-identification-and-prioritization-of-freshwater-protection-and-restoration-sites-in-the-pacific-northwest/-- For Creation Of A Scientific Foundation For The Identification And Prioritization Of Freshwater Protection And Restoration Sites In The Pacific Northwest.
Hewlett Foundation100,000.00622000-07-17Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-creation-of-a-scientific-foundation-for-the-identification-and-prioritization-of-freshwater-protection-and-restoration-sites-in-the-pacific-northwest/-- For Creation Of A Scientific Foundation For The Identification And Prioritization Of Freshwater Protection And Restoration Sites In The Pacific Northwest.
Hewlett Foundation100,000.00622000-07-17Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-the-preparation-of-a-davis-county-utah-shorelands-plan/-- For The Preparation Of A Davis County, Utah, Shorelands Plan.
Hewlett Foundation175,000.00552000-07-17Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-the-establishment-of-a-rangeland-institute-and-for-mapping-and-modeling-ranchland-loss-in-the-rocky-mountain-west/-- For The Establishment Of A Rangeland Institute And For Mapping And Modeling Ranchland Loss In The Rocky Mountain West.
Hewlett Foundation75,000.00672000-05-09Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/nature-conservancy-for-the-california-conservation-education-project/-- For The California Conservation Education Project.
MacArthur Foundation210,000.00512000FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To establish national environmental funds in Africa (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
MacArthur Foundation82,500.00651999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To develop a co-management plan for the Sierra de Lacandón National Park in Guatemala (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
Walton Family Foundation43,500.00711998--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
MacArthur Foundation34,469.00741997FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To coordinate a nongovernmental organization working group monitoring actions of the Global Environment Facility. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
MacArthur Foundation240,000.00481997FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To advise Japanese development assistance programs on conservation issues (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
MacArthur Foundation260,000.00421996FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To develop partnerships between Latin American environmental organizations and regional universities (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
MacArthur Foundation140,000.00581994FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For a strategic planning project in collaboration with the Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund in Japan (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
MacArthur Foundation17,000.00771992FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To bring a delegation of Cuban environmental experts to the United States. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
MacArthur Foundation775,000.00131991FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations of Gray Ranch. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
MacArthur Foundation102,500.00611986FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To designate 585 acres of land in Imperial County, California, as a "tradeland" gift. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
MacArthur Foundation1,000,000.0091984FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To establish a national database on ecology and conservation, by linking state and regional heritage programs (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
MacArthur Foundation1,000,000.0091984FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To acquire the La Selva Protection, a 19,000-acre property on the Atlantic slope of Costa Rica, with the property to ultimately be turned over to the Costa Rican Park Service for management for scientific research, education, and conservation. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
MacArthur Foundation7,600,000.0041984FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- Donation of 903 acres along Loxachatchee River in north Palm Beach County and southern Martin County, Florida. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.
MacArthur Foundation17,300.00761980FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For a study and report on the ecology of the John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, to be used in planning. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; affected cities: Arlington.