Pratham donations received

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Basic donee information

Facebook page PrathamEducationFoundation
Twitter usernamePratham_India
Wikipedia page

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 4 3,850,000 3,487,500 50,000 50,000 50,000 3,850,000 3,850,000 3,850,000 3,950,000 3,950,000 6,100,000 6,100,000 6,100,000
Education 4 3,850,000 3,487,500 50,000 50,000 50,000 3,850,000 3,850,000 3,850,000 3,950,000 3,950,000 6,100,000 6,100,000 6,100,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Pratham

Donor Total 2016 2013 2012 2007 (filter this donee) 13,900,000.00 6,100,000.00 3,850,000.00 0.00 3,950,000.00
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities (filter this donee) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
Total 13,950,000.00 6,100,000.00 3,850,000.00 50,000.00 3,950,000.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (1 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Top charities for holiday season 2011: Against Malaria Foundation and Schistosomiasis Control Initiative2011-11-29Holden Karnofsky GiveWell Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative GiveDirectly Innovations for Poverty Action Nyaya Health Pratham Small Enterprise Foundation Evaluator consolidated recommendation listGlobal health and developmentAgainst Malaria Foundation and Schistosomiasis Control Initiative were the top charities; the others were standouts

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (4 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 4)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Google.org6,100,000.0012016Education/tablet-based education This funding includes $3 million toward devices and an additional $3.1 million to support the Hybrid Learning Program, an initiative that empowers students to use self driven, tablet-based curricula to learn outside of the classroom. Affected countries: India.
Google.org3,850,000.0032013Education/open-source platform for book translation Grant supports StoryWeaver, an online platfor that connecs readers, authors, illustrators, and translators. Open-sourced stories are translated to up to 60 languages and therefore become accessible to people in different regions. Translated content can be downloaded, accessed on multiple devices, and printed. Affected countries: India.
Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities50,000.0042012-05Education Grant for general support. Along with grants to five other standout charities, see from 2012-08-06. Affected countries: India.
Google.org3,950,000.0022007Education/assessment The $4 million from since 2007 helped fund the ASER (Annual Status of Education Report) Centre, that conducts surveys to assess the level of literacy or numeracy of children in rural India. Finding: although 96% of children are enrolled in school, about half cannot read a simple text or do arithmetic. Affected countries: India.