Northeastern University donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page northeastern
Websitehttp://www.northeastern.edu
Twitter usernamenortheastern
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northeastern_University
Instagram usernamenortheastern

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 43 244,251 523,463 1,900 10,000 50,000 100,000 200,000 244,251 300,000 400,000 575,000 1,250,000 6,017,000
13 399,106 1,008,658 1,900 3,500 5,000 9,500 75,000 399,106 400,000 1,250,000 1,885,050 1,995,959 6,017,000
FIXME 9 300,000 285,000 35,000 35,000 100,000 230,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 400,000 600,000 600,000
Technology 1 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000
Scholarly Communications 4 50,000 197,000 38,000 38,000 38,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 200,000 200,000 500,000 500,000 500,000
Developmental Disabilities 2 56,500 153,250 56,500 56,500 56,500 56,500 56,500 56,500 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Global health 3 369,604 406,535 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 369,604 369,604 369,604 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000
Technology, Journalism 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
Economics 1 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000
Education 2 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000
Public Engagement 1 216,400 216,400 216,400 216,400 216,400 216,400 216,400 216,400 216,400 216,400 216,400 216,400 216,400
Character Virtue Development 2 216,605 230,428 216,605 216,605 216,605 216,605 216,605 216,605 244,251 244,251 244,251 244,251 244,251
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 2 355,000 377,500 355,000 355,000 355,000 355,000 355,000 355,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000
Initiatives 1 575,000 575,000 575,000 575,000 575,000 575,000 575,000 575,000 575,000 575,000 575,000 575,000 575,000
Natural Sciences 1 1,950,000 1,950,000 1,950,000 1,950,000 1,950,000 1,950,000 1,950,000 1,950,000 1,950,000 1,950,000 1,950,000 1,950,000 1,950,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Northeastern University

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2009 2008 2007 2002 2000 1998 1997 1996 1995 1993 1991 1982 1973
W. K. Kellogg Foundation (filter this donee) 13,020,651.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 1,995,959.00 399,106.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,250,000.00 0.00 1,885,050.00 1,070,036.00 3,500.00 6,017,000.00 0.00 0.00
John Templeton Foundation (filter this donee) 2,627,256.00 0.00 216,605.00 216,400.00 0.00 2,194,251.00 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
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (filter this donee) 1,543,000.00 38,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 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 0.00 400,000.00 355,000.00
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 1,300,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 1,219,604.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 369,604.00 100,000.00 750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sloan Foundation (filter this donee) 700,000.00 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 575,000.00 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
Barr Foundation (filter this donee) 635,000.00 0.00 35,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 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
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 630,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 230,000.00 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) 306,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 56,500.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 135,000.00 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
Nathan Cummings Foundation (filter this donee) 91,900.00 0.00 0.00 1,900.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 22,508,911.00 163,000.00 601,605.00 518,300.00 75,000.00 3,394,251.00 1,175,000.00 300,000.00 400,000.00 2,675,563.00 729,106.00 755,000.00 56,500.00 300,000.00 1,250,000.00 250,000.00 1,885,050.00 1,070,036.00 3,500.00 6,017,000.00 400,000.00 355,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (43 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 43)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation38,000.00362018-03-15Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/northeastern-university/1711-05153/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
Sloan Foundation125,000.00292018Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8526-- Grant investigator: David Lazer; to develop a plan for facilitating responsible and reproducible research on administrative data from multiple social media sources.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation200,000.00262017-12-07Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/northeastern-university/1708-04718/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation50,000.00352017-05-22Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/northeastern-university/21700130/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
Barr Foundation35,000.00372017-03-27FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To conduct a research study on philanthropy and nonprofit news and journalism and dissemination activities, in partnership with the Shorenstein Center.
Ford Foundation100,000.00302017-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For "Behind the Lynching," a project to examine the violence experienced by African-Americans during the segregation/civil rights era from the 1930s through the 1960s. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
John Templeton Foundation216,605.00242017Character Virtue Developmenthttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Gratitude as a Fount of Virtue: Examining How Gratitude Fosters Other Noble Character Traits; Project leaders: David DeSteno,. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation300,000.00172016-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Tie-off core support for the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy to work with scholars, institutions and advocates worldwide to address issues of human rights and economic development. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
John Templeton Foundation216,400.00252016Public Engagementhttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Informal Science Education via Storytelling: Teaching Scientists and Philosophers How to Communicate with the Public; Project leaders: David DeSteno, Lisa Feldman-Barrett. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
Nathan Cummings Foundation1,900.00432016--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/fin_stmts_ye_dec._31_20162015.pdf--
Nathan Cummings Foundation75,000.00332015--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/2015.pdf--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation500,000.00102014-09-11Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/northeastern-university/31400609/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
Ford Foundation300,000.00172014-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy to work with scholars, institutions and advocates worldwide to address issues of human rights and economic development. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
John Templeton Foundation244,251.00222014Character Virtue Developmenthttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Behavioral Measures of Virtue: Moving from the Lab to the “Real World”; Project leaders: David DeSteno. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation400,000.00112014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the project, Mobilizing Private-Sector Counter-Proliferation Efforts for Global Supply Chains (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Boston.
John Templeton Foundation1,950,000.0032014Natural Scienceshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project The control principles of complex systems; Project leaders: Albert-Laszlo Barabasi,Jean-Jacques Slotine. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
Barr Foundation600,000.0082013-03-07FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To support the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy’s research and technical assistance provided to Barr Foundation’s transportation-strategy partners.
Sloan Foundation575,000.0092013Initiatives/New York City Initiativeshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7138-- Grant investigator: Stephen Flynn; to support the rapid and sustained recovery of the metro New York City area and bolster resilience after Superstorm Sandy.
Ford Foundation300,000.00172012-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy to work with scholars, institutions and advocates worldwide to address issues of human rights and economic development. Affected regions: 1045###United States###50@@@1110###Worldwide###50; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation400,000.00112011-06-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2011/07/macarthur-foundation-research-network-on-housing-and-families-with-children-p3018071-- Purpose: Enhance understanding on how to improve racial/ethnic equity in housing related outcomes that are crucial for healthy child development and on making and disseminating recommendations about policy levers to improve housing choices for families of all racial/ethnic backgrounds by conducting a study; Grant period: 2011-06-01 to 2011-12-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts.
Ford Foundation300,000.00172009-12-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Program on Human Rights & Global Economy to work with scholars, institutions & advocates nationally & internationally to address issues of human rights & economic development. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation369,604.00152009-09-21Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to isolate persisters from M. tuberculosis and test them for tolerance to antibiotics; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation1,995,959.0022009-03-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2009/04/diversitydata-a-new-focus-on-data-driven-policy-advocacy-for-vulnerable-children-p3011081-- Purpose: Enhance partnerships and provide more comprehensive and timely information to assist communities in understanding well-being of children and support planning, policy, and actions that make measureable improvements in the lives of vulnerable children and promote racial/ethnic equity; Grant period: 2009-03-01 to 2012-02-29. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts.
Nathan Cummings Foundation10,000.00392009--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/financials123109.pdf--
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.00302008-08-20Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to pulse-label tuberculosis cells with green fluorescent protein. While active cells divide and dilute the GFP, latent cells, which are dormant, will remain bright green, allowing for their observation and tracking.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation399,106.00142008-06-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2008/07/diversitydata-next-steps-p0126606-- Purpose: Address the multi-dimensional nature of quality of life and the disparities in opportunities for improving quality of life for all Americans by enhancing the DiversityData Web site and issuing DiversityData briefs and reports; Grant period: 2008-06-01 to 2011-05-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts.
MacArthur Foundation230,000.00232008FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a pilot study on the rights of defendants in Chinese lower criminal court cases. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Boston.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation750,000.0072007-09-07Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to isolate persisters from M. tuberculosis and test them for tolerance to antibiotics; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Nathan Cummings Foundation5,000.00412007--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/2007_audited_financials.pdf--
John Merck Fund56,500.00342002-04Developmental Disabilitieshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: John Merck Scholars II ProgramTo provide support for doctoral-level graduate students working with, or on behalf of, children who are mentally retarded or emotionally disturbed from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds and their families.
Hewlett Foundation150,000.00272000-04-17Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/northeastern-university-for-the-general-education-in-research-universities-program/-- For The General Education In Research Universities Program.
Hewlett Foundation150,000.00272000-04-17Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/northeastern-university-for-the-general-education-in-research-universities-program/-- For The General Education In Research Universities Program.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation1,250,000.0051998-07-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1998/07/university-transformation-0062092-- Purpose: Support university transformation through expanding models of community partnership that connect community to the teaching/learning process; Grant period: 1998-07-01 to 2002-09-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts.
John Merck Fund250,000.00211997-05Developmental Disabilitieshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: John Merck Scholars II ProgramTo provide support for doctoral-level graduate students working with, or on behalf of, children who are mentally retarded or emotionally disturbed from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds and their families.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation1,885,050.0041996-04-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1996/03/graduate-medical-education-primary-care-0039106-- Purpose: Foster institutional change to redirect health professions higher education; encourage multidisciplinary approaches to meeting the health needs of people; Grant period: 1996-04-01 to 2000-10-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation9,500.00401995-08-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1995/08/graduate-nursing-advancing-education-0033493-- Purpose: Foster institutional change to redirect health professions higher education; encourage multidisciplinary approaches to meeting the health needs of people; Grant period: 1995-08-01 to 1996-07-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation1,060,536.0061995-02-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1995/02/healthy-futurescontinuationboston-hs-0025855-- Purpose: Develop a cadre of qualified students from communities to enter health professions education for careers in community-based health services by introducing youth to health careers and fostering academic achievement; Grant period: 1995-02-01 to 1999-08-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation3,500.00421993-12-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1993/12/juvenile-justice-system-in-south-africa-0022730-- Purpose: Assist in the design of a "Juvenile Justice System" for South Africa; Grant period: 1993-12-01 to 1994-11-30. Affected countries: South Africa|United States; affected states: Massachusetts.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation6,017,000.0011991-09-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1991/07/redirecting-hpr-toward-community-based-0000596-- Purpose: Improve the health of Americans by redirecting health professions education toward community-based primary health care practice; Grant period: 1991-09-01 to 1998-04-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation400,000.00111982-03-17Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/northeastern-university/18200056/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation355,000.00161973-03-13Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/northeastern-university/17300037/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Knight Foundation100,000.0030--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4814-- Grant period: 06/01/2010 - 05/31/2012; goal: To expand a proven model, the Investigative Reporting Seminar, into an institute serving community newspapers and digital news startups.
Knight Foundation35,000.0037--Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6846-- Grant period: 08/07/2015 - 02/07/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology; goal: To prototype a website that will enable the public to view personalized and non-personalized versions of common retail websites, and will deliver a consumer report on which websites are engaging in price discrimination or price steering.