Regulatory Assistance Project 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 Regulatory Assistance Project 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 10 100,000 115,500 40,000 40,000 50,000 75,000 75,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 125,000 240,000 250,000
Environment 4 50,000 60,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000
Clean Energy 3 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
FIXME 3 240,000 205,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 240,000 240,000 240,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Regulatory Assistance Project

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2009 2007 2006 2005
Barr Foundation (filter this donee) 615,000.00 0.00 375,000.00 0.00 240,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 540,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 75,000.00 75,000.00 40,000.00
Total 1,155,000.00 100,000.00 475,000.00 100,000.00 240,000.00 50,000.00 75,000.00 75,000.00 40,000.00

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 Fund100,000.0042018-06Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To transform New England’s power sector with policies that advance clean energy by educating and advising public utility commissioners, state agencies, regional stakeholders, and advocates.
Barr Foundation250,000.0012017-12-05FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To accelerate innovative clean energy policy in New England.
Barr Foundation125,000.0032017-04-25FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To support the Rhode Island Power Sector Transformation Initiative.
John Merck Fund100,000.0042017-03Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Efficiency/RenewablesTo support New England power sector decisionmakers in formulating and implementing policies that facilitate a transition to a low-carbon electricity sector.
John Merck Fund100,000.0042016-03Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support New England power sector decisionmakers in formulating and implementing strategies, policies, and regulations that facilitate a transition to a low-carbon electricity sector; and to make New England a national leader on clean energy policy and a model for other states and regions.
Barr Foundation240,000.0022015-12-02FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To provide technical assistance and training to New England regulators and policy-makers on policy and regulatory design and frameworks that accelerate clean-energy adoption.
John Merck Fund50,000.0092009-03Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To improve design elements of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative; assist participating states in implementing the nation’s first carbon cap-and-trade program; monitor effective use of funds raised from auction allowances; and highlight lessons from the regional initiative that can be applied in developing a federal cap-and-trade program.
John Merck Fund75,000.0072007-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide policy and technical analysis to state policymakers and stakeholders in implementing the Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
John Merck Fund75,000.0072006-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide policy and technical analysis to state policymakers and stakeholders in implementing the Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
John Merck Fund40,000.00102005-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To improve the design of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative; to assist nine states in adopting the rules needed to implement the regional program; and to provide technical assistance to state officials and others to harmonize the carbon program with other policies related to the power sector’s environmental impact.