Public Library of Science donations received

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Table of contents

Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Websitehttp://www.plos.org/
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PLOS

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 9 250,000 318,399 0 0 45,000 100,000 125,000 250,000 353,393 400,000 500,000 1,092,194 1,092,194
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Digital Technology 4 125,000 230,848 45,000 45,000 45,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 353,393 353,393 400,000 400,000 400,000
Agriculture 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
FIXME 2 250,000 375,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000
Global health 1 1,092,194 1,092,194 1,092,194 1,092,194 1,092,194 1,092,194 1,092,194 1,092,194 1,092,194 1,092,194 1,092,194 1,092,194 1,092,194

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Public Library of Science

Donor Total 2013 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 1,192,194.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,092,194.00
Sloan Foundation (filter this donee) 923,393.00 0.00 353,393.00 400,000.00 125,000.00 45,000.00 0.00 0.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 750,000.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00
Sandler Foundation (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 2,865,587.00 100,000.00 353,393.00 650,000.00 125,000.00 45,000.00 500,000.00 1,092,194.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (9 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 9)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Sandler Foundation----2019--https://www.sandlerfoundation.org/grants/--
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.0072013-08-13Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide general operating support. PEARL: African Research Publications General Operating Support. Investment start date: 8/13/2013 to end date: 8/31/2014. Grantee name: Public Library of Science; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Sloan Foundation353,393.0042011Digital Technology/Scholarly Communicationhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6736-- Grant investigator: Peter Binfield; to develop, deploy, and promote Article Level Metrics tools and approaches.
Sloan Foundation400,000.0032010Digital Technology/Scholarly Communicationhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6738-- Grant investigator: Peter Jerram; to develop online hubs as a mechanism for organizing scientific content after it is published.
MacArthur Foundation250,000.0052010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the open access publishing initiative "Hubs" (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
Sloan Foundation125,000.0062009Digital Technology/Scholarly Communicationhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6739-- Grant investigator: Peter Jerram; to launch online open access article collections for the Census of Marine Life and to prototype hubs as a new way to organize scientific literature for scholarly and public benefit.
Sloan Foundation45,000.0082008Digital Technology/Scholarly Communicationhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6740-- Grant investigator: Peter Jerram; to develop a business plan for creating on-line hubs around scientific and medical subjects.
MacArthur Foundation500,000.0022007FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the open access publishing initiatives (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,092,194.0012006-02-16Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create a sustainable and open access journal that addresses neglected tropical diseases; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.