Regents of the University of Minnesota donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 44 127,250 416,856 3,500 10,000 30,000 60,000 99,928 127,250 200,000 320,000 500,000 1,500,000 2,649,261
40 113,717 380,393 3,500 10,000 29,750 40,000 85,000 113,717 150,000 265,000 499,000 1,196,500 2,649,261
Technology, Journalism 1 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Character Virtue Development 1 351,108 351,108 351,108 351,108 351,108 351,108 351,108 351,108 351,108 351,108 351,108 351,108 351,108
Natural Sciences 1 422,457 422,457 422,457 422,457 422,457 422,457 422,457 422,457 422,457 422,457 422,457 422,457 422,457
Philosophy and Theology 1 2,102,390 2,102,390 2,102,390 2,102,390 2,102,390 2,102,390 2,102,390 2,102,390 2,102,390 2,102,390 2,102,390 2,102,390 2,102,390

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Regents of the University of Minnesota

Donor Total 2016 2015 2014 2012 2010 2008 2007 2006 2005 2002 2001 2000 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1988 1987 1985
W. K. Kellogg Foundation (filter this donee) 15,101,998.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 900,000.00 175,000.00 274,555.00 30,000.00 435,000.00 2,649,261.00 35,000.00 268,428.00 475,000.00 280,052.00 2,789,172.00 1,523,500.00 989,082.00 10,000.00 29,750.00 127,250.00 659,150.00 355,500.00 1,196,500.00 1,899,798.00
John Templeton Foundation (filter this donee) 2,875,955.00 351,108.00 2,102,390.00 422,457.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Walton Family Foundation (filter this donee) 113,717.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 113,717.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 18,341,670.00 351,108.00 2,102,390.00 422,457.00 1,013,717.00 175,000.00 274,555.00 30,000.00 435,000.00 2,649,261.00 35,000.00 268,428.00 475,000.00 280,052.00 2,789,172.00 1,523,500.00 989,082.00 10,000.00 29,750.00 127,250.00 659,150.00 355,500.00 1,196,500.00 1,899,798.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (44 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 44)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
John Templeton Foundation351,108.00132016Character Virtue Developmenthttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project The Origins of Virtue: Identifying Moral and Epistemic Models in Development; Project leaders: Melissa Koenig, Kiley Hamlin. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
John Templeton Foundation2,102,390.0022015Philosophy and Theologyhttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project From Biological Practice to Scientific Metaphysics; Project leaders: Alan Love. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
John Templeton Foundation422,457.00112014Natural Scienceshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Integrating Generic and Genetic Explanations of Biological Phenomena; Project leaders: Alan Love, William Wimsatt. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation500,000.0092012-01-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2011/12/midwest-expansion-of-the-child-parent-center-program-p3020570-- Purpose: Improve children's school success through expansion of the Child-Parent Center Education Program by enabling the organization to meet the matching fund requirements of the Investing in Innovation federal grant program; Grant period: 2012-01-01 to 2017-07-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois|Michigan|Minnesota|Wisconsin.
Walton Family Foundation113,717.00252012--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
W. K. Kellogg Foundation400,000.00122012-01-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2016/10/midwest-expansion-of-the-child-parent-center-program-p3020570-1-- Purpose: Improve children's school success through expansion of the Child-Parent Center Education Program by enabling the organization to meet the matching fund requirements of the Investing in Innovation federal grant program; Grant period: 2012-01-01 to 2017-07-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois|Michigan|Minnesota|Wisconsin.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation150,000.00212010-05-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1/1/re1-partners-in-closing-the-gap-p3014168-- Purpose: Address the education gap in schools and improve marginalized communities' access to quality education experiences and institutions by engaging a network of educators, community leaders, and youth; Grant period: 2010-05-01 to 2012-10-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation25,000.00382010-05-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2012/06/re1-partners-in-closing-the-gap-p3014168-1-- Purpose: Address the education gap in schools and improve marginalized communities' access to quality education experiences and institutions by engaging a network of educators, community leaders, and youth; Grant period: 2010-05-01 to 2012-10-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation125,000.00242008-04-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2008/05/food-systems-and-public-health-linkages-to-achieve-healthier-diets-and-healthier-communities-p300889-- Purpose: Place the food system, food, agriculture, agriculture policy, and practices at the center of healthy diet and obesity prevention discussions among scholars and practitioners by supporting a conference; Grant period: 2008-04-01 to 2011-03-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation149,555.00222008-04-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2008/04/philanthropy-of-the-middle-the-untapped-potential-of-natural-foods-companies-and-the-development-of-- Purpose: Explore the viability of a national philanthropic cooperative composed of small- and medium-sized natural foods companies, targeted toward strategic investment in sustainable regional food systems across the United States; Grant period: 2008-04-01 to 2009-12-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation30,000.00362007-01-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2007/01/partnerships-for-health-youth-civic-engagement-for-healthy-communities-p0124339-- Purpose: Connect young people engaged in the Public Achievement civic youth and education initiative with adult partners working to improve community health; Grant period: 2007-01-01 to 2007-12-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation35,000.00342006-12-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2007/01/wingspread-conferencechildhood-obesity-p0124467-- Purpose: Analyze the potential impact of food and agriculture policy on the prevalence of childhood obesity among U.S. children by convening a multi-disciplinary gathering of leading experts; Grant period: 2006-12-01 to 2007-11-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation80,000.00302006-07-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2008/03/minnesota-works-together-p0121507-1-- Purpose: Strengthen Minnesota's civic values and traditions by creating a sense of interconnection, common language, and developing resources to counter negative trends and generate civic revitalization; Grant period: 2006-07-01 to 2008-12-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation320,000.00142006-07-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2006/05/minnesota-works-together-p0121507-- Purpose: Strengthen Minnesota's civic values and traditions by creating a sense of interconnection, common language, and developing resources to counter negative trends and generate civic revitalization; Grant period: 2006-07-01 to 2008-12-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation2,649,261.0012005-01-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2005/01/the-konopka-institutes-minnesota-youth-community-learning-initiative-p0094555-- Purpose: Support individual and distinctive university-community engagement projects with the goal of further propagating the engaged institution model throughout public universities in the United States; Grant period: 2005-01-01 to 2008-12-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation35,000.00342002-09-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2002/09/martin-luther-king-exhibit-moore-tmg-p0096521-- Purpose: Support for the museum exhibit, "In the Spirit of Martin: The Living Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King"; Grant period: 2002-09-01 to 2003-08-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation99,928.00272001-07-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2001/07/native-american-experiment-stations-p0089660-- Purpose: Establish pilot sites for Native American Research and Extension Stations in the North Central Region; Grant period: 2001-07-01 to 2005-06-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation168,500.00202001-07-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2001/06/continue-networking-p0088852-- Purpose: Support change in higher education and the food system and deepen and extend the learning of individual and collective work; Grant period: 2001-07-01 to 2003-12-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation265,000.00162000-07-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2000/06/p80162-adamek-p0080162-- Purpose: Translate the concepts and models of leadership development into long-term collaborative leadership programs for institutional change; Grant period: 2000-07-01 to 2003-12-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation10,000.00402000-03-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2000/03/p78076-adamek-p0078076-- Purpose: Develop and maintain a public arts website for developing the use of art to create understanding and teamwork among people of divergent cultures and perspectives; Grant period: 2000-03-01 to 2001-12-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation200,000.00182000-02-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2000/03/to-focus-on-needs-of-children-and-youth-p0076552-- Purpose: Advance the work of the Konopka Institute and promote best practices for healthy adolescent development; Grant period: 2000-02-01 to 2001-01-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation190,052.00191997-09-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1997/07/immigrant-children-families-p0053527-- Purpose: Establish an intergenerational model that stresses collaborative learning, civic engagement, and public works projects for immigrant children, ages two through nine, and their families; Grant period: 1997-09-01 to 1999-08-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation85,000.00291997-07-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1997/07/strengthen-land-grant-collegesuniversts-p0053119-- Purpose: Develop potential partnerships between the Center for Democracy and Citizenship and land-grant universities to strengthen the public service mission of land-grant colleges and universities; Grant period: 1997-07-01 to 1998-08-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation5,000.00431997-04-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1997/04/convene-a-research-workshop-p0050789-- Purpose: Present and evaluate research on skills, test scores, and racial inequity by bringing together prominent leaders and minority scholars in a national workshop; Grant period: 1997-04-01 to 1998-03-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation98,000.00281996-07-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1996/07/new-partnership-project-p0032457-- Purpose: Promote dialogue across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors regarding the impact of federal policy changes directed at human and social service programs; Grant period: 1996-07-01 to 1998-06-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation838,900.0081996-06-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1996/05/patient-care-off-site-study-program-p0036566-- Purpose: Foster development of leadership for integrated, comprehensive health services and education systems; Grant period: 1996-06-01 to 2000-12-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation1,792,272.0041996-04-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1996/04/graduate-medical-nursing-education-p0039125-- Purpose: Foster institutional change to redirect health professions higher education; encourage multidisciplinary approaches to meeting the health needs of people; Grant period: 1996-04-01 to 2002-09-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation60,000.00311996-04-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1996/04/seed-grant-to-leadership-for-black-women-p0037151-- Purpose: Strengthen the University's outreach to the African-American community through building capacity of black women faculty to serve as community linkers; Grant period: 1996-04-01 to 2000-12-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation1,500,000.0051995-12-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1996/03/fspe-phase-iilarsenvisions-for-change-p0038180-- Purpose: Implement a vision to strengthen delivery of food systems education in institutions and communities for the 21st Century; Grant period: 1995-12-01 to 2001-06-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation3,500.00441995-08-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1995/08/response-to-rfpp35011-p0035011-- Purpose: Foster institutional change to redirect health professions higher education; encourage multidisciplinary approaches to meeting the health needs of people; Grant period: 1995-08-01 to 1996-07-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation20,000.00391995-01-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1994/12/civic-renewal-p0030243-- Purpose: Bring a strong citizenship focus to public life by supporting a civic forum; Grant period: 1995-01-01 to 1995-12-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation989,082.0071994-06-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1994/06/promote-s-l-into-peer-consulting-system-p0026610-- Purpose: Promote the inclusion of service-learning into core academic curricula by developing a peer consulting system; Grant period: 1994-06-01 to 2001-01-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation10,000.00401993-11-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1993/11/sustainable-ag-conference-p0020058-- Purpose: Assist farmers, extension faculty, and others who are interested in building a more sustainable food production system through an educational video on practicing farm families; Grant period: 1993-11-01 to 1994-10-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation29,750.00371992-12-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1992/12/ethical-ldrshp-ack-728-tlt-reviewing-p0010760-- Purpose: Refine and disseminate "Enhancing Ethical Leadership" curriculum through informal, non-credit educational methods; Grant period: 1992-12-01 to 1993-11-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation127,250.00231991-02-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1991/05/ukcm0001c-p0000791-- Purpose: Evaluate the impact of leadership programs of the University's Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs; Grant period: 1991-02-01 to 1993-07-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation9,650.00421990-07-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1990/07/ukca0008cq-p0000706-- Purpose: Enable a small group of Kellogg National Fellows to determine barriers and opportunities for the development of women, children, and families in Oaxaca and Mexico; Grant period: 1990-07-01 to 1991-03-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation499,000.00101990-06-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1990/06/ukcm0002b-p0000793-- Purpose: Enable more people to become active citizens and community leaders by developing training materials and a model leadership program, Project Public Life; Grant period: 1990-06-01 to 1993-05-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation40,000.00331990-05-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1990/05/closed-wphm0001a-p0001420-- Purpose: Help enhance international understanding by enabling rural leaders from Minnesota and Iowa to visit the Soviet Union; Grant period: 1990-05-01 to 1990-11-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation110,500.00261990-02-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1990/03/ukcg0001d-p0000744-- Purpose: Improve public policymaking by establishing a leadership and management skills training program for state legislators and their senior staff; Grant period: 1990-02-01 to 1993-01-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation50,000.00321988-10-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1988/10/uadq0001rf-p0000389-- Purpose: Provide public affairs leadership training for homemakers and others through replication of the Family Community Leadership project; Grant period: 1988-10-01 to 1993-09-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation305,500.00151988-08-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1989/11/uaat0002ae-p0000353-- Purpose: Enable Upper Midwest business, financial, and governmental leaders to participate in a series of educational programs to examine policy issues affecting their communities; Grant period: 1988-08-01 to 1991-07-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation1,196,500.0061987-07-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1990/03/uaaj0003a-p0000345-- Purpose: Improve people's nutritional status by developing educational programs in human nutrition; Grant period: 1987-07-01 to 1992-06-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation1,899,798.0031985-06-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1990/04/417-p0000337-- Purpose: Develop a center to train faculty to plan, design, and deliver instructional programs in agricultural areas using telecommunications technologies; Grant period: 1985-06-01 to 1991-12-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
Knight Foundation250,000.0017--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4087-- Grant period: 05/01/2007 - 06/30/2011; part of the challenge: Knight News Challenge; goal: To create a flexible-format reality-based newsgame that focuses on community issues Playing the News is a news simulation environment which lets citizens play through a complex, evolving news story through interaction with the newsmakers. Goals: “We hope to imagine a new way to compile and display the development of complex news events.” Nora Paul and the Institute for New Media Studies will provide a game prototype that uses community-based “scenario builder” and “dialog builder” tools that will allow community leaders, game makers and journalists to develop games using real community issues. Paul will create guidelines and documentation so that others can more quickly develop issues scenarios for games about their communities. She will blog about the game platform project and will write a final report explaining the process. Specifically, Paul will produce a script for the platform, a functional version of the simulation, a news-scenario-building procedures manual, a technical design document, technology documentation, a website for product building and testing and a user-friendly toolset that allows individuals to easily build news scenarios on the game platform. In addition, she will provide a demonstration version of a game based on the platform. The scenario builder and dialog builder software developed will […].