Public Interest Projects 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 analytics.vipulnaik.com, 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 Public Interest Projects 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 10 100,000 500,436 4,750 4,750 35,000 47,500 50,000 100,000 150,000 152,108 200,000 265,000 4,000,000
Communities 2 4,750 2,002,375 4,750 4,750 4,750 4,750 4,750 4,750 4,000,000 4,000,000 4,000,000 4,000,000 4,000,000
5 50,000 109,922 35,000 35,000 35,000 47,500 47,500 50,000 50,000 152,108 152,108 265,000 265,000
Environment 2 100,000 150,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000
Technology, Journalism 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 Public Interest Projects

Donor Total 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1996 1995
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 4,154,750.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nathan Cummings Foundation (filter this donee) 697,500.00 50,000.00 0.00 47,500.00 265,000.00 35,000.00 100,000.00 200,000.00
Smith Richardson Foundation (filter this donee) 152,108.00 0.00 152,108.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 5,004,358.00 50,000.00 152,108.00 47,500.00 265,000.00 35,000.00 100,000.00 200,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (10 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 10)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Nathan Cummings Foundation50,000.0072007--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/2007_audited_financials.pdf--
Smith Richardson Foundation152,108.0042006--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
Nathan Cummings Foundation47,500.0082005--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/17afs.pdf--
Nathan Cummings Foundation265,000.0022004--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/afs.pdf--
Nathan Cummings Foundation35,000.0092003--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/2003_audited_financials.pdf--
Nathan Cummings Foundation100,000.0061996Environment/Economics and Fiscal Policyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201110132/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual96/000110.html-- Public discourse on critical environmental issues, Liberty Tree Alliance,; 1996 payment.
Nathan Cummings Foundation200,000.0031995Environment/Economics and Fiscal Policyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201094333/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual95/000128.html-- PUBLIC DISCOURSE on critical environmental issues, Liberty Tree Alliance,; over 2 years.
Knight Foundation4,750.0010--Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4230-- Grant period: 10/01/2007 - 10/01/2008; goal: For 2007 General Operating Support for Public Interest Projects' Funders' Committee for Civic Participation.
Knight Foundation150,000.005--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5934-- Grant period: 06/01/2013 - 06/02/2014; goal: To diversify revenue sources for InsideClimate News ICN is the third web-based news organization to win national reporting honors, and the smallest among a trio that includes ProPublica and Huffington Post. See more here.
Knight Foundation4,000,000.001--Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3772-- Grant period: 03/15/2005 - 04/01/2010; goal: To establish the American Dream Fund, which will provide flexible funding to immigrant-serving organizations in Knight communities.