Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Websitehttp://www.rpi.edu/
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rensselaer_Polytechnic_Institute

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 19 200,000 327,039 16,275 20,000 80,000 150,000 172,124 200,000 250,000 300,000 750,000 774,770 993,384
Digital Technology 2 16,275 395,523 16,275 16,275 16,275 16,275 16,275 16,275 774,770 774,770 774,770 774,770 774,770
Arts and Cultural Heritage 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
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 4 200,000 212,500 50,000 50,000 50,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000
Science 5 750,000 486,079 80,000 80,000 80,000 100,395 100,395 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000
Education 2 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000
Global health 3 191,793 452,434 172,124 172,124 172,124 172,124 191,793 191,793 191,793 993,384 993,384 993,384 993,384
FIXME 1 215,000 215,000 215,000 215,000 215,000 215,000 215,000 215,000 215,000 215,000 215,000 215,000 215,000
Natural Sciences 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

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Donor Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2012 2011 2006 2001 1985 1982 1978 1974
Sloan Foundation (filter this donee) 3,221,440.00 774,770.00 766,275.00 100,395.00 750,000.00 750,000.00 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 1,357,301.00 0.00 1,185,177.00 172,124.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (filter this donee) 870,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 20,000.00 300,000.00 200,000.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
John Templeton Foundation (filter this donee) 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 215,000.00 0.00 0.00 215,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 6,213,741.00 774,770.00 1,951,452.00 487,519.00 750,000.00 750,000.00 330,000.00 50,000.00 300,000.00 300,000.00 20,000.00 300,000.00 200,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (19 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 19)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Sloan Foundation774,770.0022017Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8225-- Grant investigator: Leslie Borrelli; to support the Research Data Alliance regional U.S. organization.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation993,384.0012016-09-14Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a holistic, multidisciplinary, integrated approach for establishing and delivering effective interventions that are tailored to local life cycle and pathology; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation191,793.00112016-05-31Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a holistic, multidisciplinary, integrated approach for establishing and delivering effective interventions that are tailored to local life cycle and pathology; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Sloan Foundation750,000.0032016Science/Deep Carbon Observatoryhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8197-- Grant investigator: Peter Fox; to continue to lead the data science and management dimensions of the Deep Carbon Observatory and contribute to program synthesis.
Sloan Foundation16,275.00192016Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8005-- Grant investigator: Mark Parsons; to partially sponsor the public activities of the 2016 International Data Week.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation172,124.00122015-05-22Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a holistic, multidisciplinary, integrated approach for establishing and delivering effective interventions that are tailored to local life cycle and pathology; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Sloan Foundation100,395.00152015Science/Deep Carbon Observatoryhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7669-- Grant investigator: Catherine Royer; to accelerate biophysical research in the Deep Life community of the Deep Carbon Observatory with a workshop and related development of a microscopy chamber capable of withstanding high pressure.
MacArthur Foundation215,000.0092015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- for the Research Data Alliance. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: Troy.
Sloan Foundation750,000.0032014Science/Deep Carbon Observatoryhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7682-- Grant investigator: Peter Fox; to continue to lead the data science and management dimensions of the Deep Carbon Observatory.
Sloan Foundation750,000.0032012Science/Deep Carbon Observatoryhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7698-- Grant investigator: Peter Fox; to develop the data science and management dimensions of the Deep Carbon Observatory.
Sloan Foundation80,000.00162011Science/Deep Carbon Observatoryhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7708-- Grant investigator: Peter Fox; to develop the data science and management dimensions of the Deep Carbon Observatory.
John Templeton Foundation250,000.0082011Natural Scienceshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Toward a Markedly More Accurate Geography of Minds, Machines, and Math; Project leaders: Selmer Bringsjord. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation50,000.00172006-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rensselaer-polytechnic-institute/30600766/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Hewlett Foundation150,000.00132001-07-23Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/rensselaer-polytechnic-institute-for-the-pluralism-and-unity-program/-- For The Pluralism And Unity Program.
Hewlett Foundation150,000.00132001-07-23Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/rensselaer-polytechnic-institute-for-the-pluralism-and-unity-program/-- For The Pluralism And Unity Program.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation300,000.0061985-03-28Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rensselaer-polytechnic-institute/18500039/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation20,000.00181982-10-06Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rensselaer-polytechnic-institute/38200035/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation300,000.0061978-03-29Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rensselaer-polytechnic-institute/17800020/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation200,000.00101974-06-18Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rensselaer-polytechnic-institute/27400024/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.