New England Grassroots Environment Fund 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 March 2022. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee New England Grassroots Environment 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 9 100,000 87,444 5,000 5,000 10,000 60,000 62,000 100,000 100,000 120,000 150,000 180,000 180,000
FIXME 4 10,000 63,750 5,000 5,000 5,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 60,000 60,000 180,000 180,000 180,000
Environment 4 100,000 108,000 62,000 62,000 62,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 120,000 120,000 150,000 150,000 150,000
Special Opportunities 1 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee New England Grassroots Environment Fund

Donor Total 2019 2018 2017 2014 2004 2001 1998 1996
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 532,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 150,000.00 120,000.00 62,000.00
Barr Foundation (filter this donee) 255,000.00 0.00 190,000.00 5,000.00 60,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 787,000.00 100,000.00 190,000.00 5,000.00 60,000.00 100,000.00 150,000.00 120,000.00 62,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (9 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 9)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
John Merck Fund100,000.0042019-04Special Opportunities To expand funding of grassroots groups in marginalized communities, educate funding partners and donors about how and why to center their investments on equity and just transition, help more traditional funders become comfortable with participatory grantmaking processes, and support the Seed, Grow, and Young Leader work.
Barr Foundation10,000.0082018-05-31FIXME To support the 2018 RootSkills Conference.
Barr Foundation180,000.0012018-04-05FIXME To support grassroots engagement that promotes clean energy deployment in New England.
Barr Foundation5,000.0092017-03-29FIXME To support the RootSkills Training Series.
Barr Foundation60,000.0072014-09-17FIXME To support the New England Local Energy Network, which includes representatives from nonprofits, state agencies, planning commissions, and local groups focused on local energy and climate action.
John Merck Fund100,000.0042004-06Environment To support with small grants and technical assistance all-volunteer, citizen-driven, community-based environmental initiatives.
John Merck Fund150,000.0022001-05Environment To foster and give voice to community-based environmental initiatives in New England and build a vibrant and diverse grassroots network of activists across the region, through small grants.
John Merck Fund120,000.0031998-05Environment To strengthen New England’s grassroots environmental movement by providing small grants to local organizations in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.
John Merck Fund62,000.0061996-04Environment To make small grants to environmental organizations in New England.