Real Food Challenge 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 Real Food Challenge 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 60,000 63,500 20,000 20,000 35,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 65,000 75,000 75,000 85,000 100,000
Capacity Building 1 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000
Regional Food Systems 9 65,000 68,333 35,000 35,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 65,000 75,000 75,000 85,000 100,000 100,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Real Food Challenge

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 635,000.00 105,000.00 100,000.00 65,000.00 110,000.00 75,000.00 60,000.00 60,000.00 60,000.00
Total 635,000.00 105,000.00 100,000.00 65,000.00 110,000.00 75,000.00 60,000.00 60,000.00 60,000.00

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
John Merck Fund85,000.0022018-09Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To demand that the three largest food service management companies (Sodexo, Aramark, and Compass Group) shift to a purchasing system that is oriented toward “real food” and phase out corporate kickbacks.
John Merck Fund20,000.00102018-08Capacity Buildinghttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the Big Three Coalition by establishing and training a fundraising committee, providing communications support to the coalition, and providing training for coalition members negotiating campaign demands with the largest food service management companies.
John Merck Fund100,000.0012017-06Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To continue core campus organizing and launch a new initiative to directly address the anti-competitive practices that large food service management companies use to maintain market dominance.
John Merck Fund65,000.0052016-06Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support “Get Real, New England!”, which assists college and university students in their efforts to increase the purchases of regional, sustainable food products at their institutions.
John Merck Fund75,000.0032015-06Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To use tools that increase the amount of local food served at the regions more than 370 two- and four-year colleges and universities.
John Merck Fund35,000.0092015-03Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To document the impact of the food service management company rebate system on institutional customers and other stakeholders and develop a new set of best practice standards for local food procurement that food service management companies can adopt.
John Merck Fund75,000.0032014-06Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To strategically apply tools and tactics to increase the amount of local food served at the regions more than 370 two- and four-year colleges and universities.
John Merck Fund60,000.0062013-06Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To shift New England college and university food purchases away from industrial agriculture towards local and sustainable sources.
John Merck Fund60,000.0062012-06Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To shift New England colleges and universities food purchases away from industrial agriculture towards local, sustainable, and fair sources.
John Merck Fund60,000.0062011-06Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Food SystemsTo increase by $2 million the purchases of local, sustainable and humanely produced food, as defined by the Real Food Calculator, at New England’s colleges and universities through student-led campaigns that can be widely replicated to induce a sectoral change in food procurement.