Practical Action 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

Facebook page practicalaction
Twitter usernamepracticalaction
Wikipedia page
Instagram usernamepractical_action

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 7 160,358 790,614 25,999 25,999 96,000 145,824 145,824 160,358 1,188,470 1,188,470 1,696,172 2,221,474 2,221,474
Sanitation 4 1,188,470 1,283,029 25,999 25,999 25,999 1,188,470 1,188,470 1,188,470 1,696,172 1,696,172 2,221,474 2,221,474 2,221,474
FIXME 3 145,824 134,061 96,000 96,000 96,000 96,000 145,824 145,824 145,824 160,358 160,358 160,358 160,358

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Practical Action

Donor Total 2017 2014 2010 2009 2006
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 5,132,115.00 2,221,474.00 2,910,641.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 256,358.00 0.00 0.00 160,358.00 96,000.00 0.00
Wellcome Trust (filter this donee) 145,824.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 145,824.00
Total 5,534,297.00 2,221,474.00 2,910,641.00 160,358.00 96,000.00 145,824.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (7 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 7)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation2,221,474.0012017-10-05Sanitation/basic sanitation to foster transformation of informal sanitation workers into formal entrepreneurs while elevating their social and economic empowerment; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,696,172.0022014-11-26Sanitation/basic sanitation to support a pilot in two small cities in the state of Odisha in order to demonstrate a city-wide sanitation system for small cities strongly incorporating fecal sludge management techniques for on-site sanitation systems; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,188,470.0032014-11-19Sanitation/basic sanitation to build the capacity of the municipality of Faridpur in Bangladesh to develop a city-wide fecal sludge management system which will eliminate the dumping of untreated human excreta in the local environment; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation25,999.0072014-02-26Sanitation/basic sanitation to improve the urban environment and public health of city dwellers by establishing a decent working environment while increasing the income of community fecal sludge cleaners; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
Ford Foundation160,358.0042010-08-01FIXME To design & implement a regional capacity-building program in market development & conduct a feasibility study to determine the viability of the Livelihood School model for Eastern and Southern Africa. Affected regions: 291###East Africa###74@@@954###Southern Africa###26; @@@; Eastern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation96,000.0062009-06-01FIXME For a regional workshop to develop an understanding of the business development service provision landscape in Eastern & South Africa, with an emphasis on delivery of services to smallholder farmers. Affected regions: 291###East Africa###50@@@935###South Africa###50; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Eastern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
Wellcome Trust145,824.0052006-08-18FIXME Improving animal health and livestock markets in Kassala (Sudan). Affected regions: West Midlands; affected countries: United Kingdom.