PEN American Center donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee PEN American Center 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 6 50,000 67,500 25,000 25,000 30,000 30,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 100,000 100,000 150,000 150,000
Interprogram 1 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000
Arts 1 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000
International Human Rights 3 50,000 66,667 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
FIXME 1 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee PEN American Center

Donor Total 2018 2000 1998 1996 1995 1990
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 200,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 150,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nathan Cummings Foundation (filter this donee) 55,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 30,000.00 0.00
Total 405,000.00 150,000.00 50,000.00 100,000.00 25,000.00 30,000.00 50,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (6 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 6)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
MacArthur Foundation150,000.0012018FIXME in support of the Press Freedom Incentive Fund. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
John Merck Fund50,000.0032000-02International Human Rights To support the Freedom-to-Write Program, which defends the human rights of threatened writers and operates an emergency response fund to assist them.
John Merck Fund100,000.0021998-01International Human Rights To protect writers around the world from intolerance, censorship, and human rights violations, and to establish and emergency fund for threatened writers.
Nathan Cummings Foundation25,000.0061996Interprogram/Democratic Values Electronic clearinghouse for groups advocating freedom of expression,.
Nathan Cummings Foundation30,000.0051995Arts/Community-Based Arts Organizations OPEN BOOK program to include more writers and editors of color in publishing,.
John Merck Fund50,000.0031990-03International Human Rights To send PEN members on missions to investigate the condition of writers and the status of freedom of expression in selected countries.