Resources for the Future donations received

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Table of contents

Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page ResourcesfortheFuture
Websitehttp://www.rff.org
Twitter usernameRFF_org
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resources_for_the_Future

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 21 200,000 284,112 5,689 31,000 51,198 100,000 150,000 200,000 200,000 250,000 493,671 676,571 1,000,000
Global health 3 493,671 391,977 5,689 5,689 5,689 5,689 493,671 493,671 493,671 676,571 676,571 676,571 676,571
Disarmament 1 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000
Environmentalism 3 250,000 427,000 31,000 31,000 31,000 31,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
7 199,236 190,461 50,764 50,764 60,000 150,000 150,000 199,236 200,000 200,000 200,000 473,224 473,224
Water 1 51,198 51,198 51,198 51,198 51,198 51,198 51,198 51,198 51,198 51,198 51,198 51,198 51,198
U.S.-Latin American Relations 4 100,000 150,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000
FIXME 2 500,000 750,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Resources for the Future

Donor Total 2018 2016 2013 2012 2011 2008 2007 2006 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1997 1979
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 1,881,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 31,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 1,500,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00
Smith Richardson Foundation (filter this donee) 1,333,224.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,764.00 199,236.00 60,000.00 623,224.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 1,227,129.00 0.00 0.00 56,887.00 0.00 0.00 493,671.00 676,571.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 25,000.00 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 25,000.00 0.00
Total 5,966,353.00 1,000,000.00 500,000.00 56,887.00 50,764.00 199,236.00 553,671.00 1,299,795.00 250,000.00 200,000.00 31,000.00 200,000.00 200,000.00 400,000.00 25,000.00 1,000,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (21 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 21)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Hewlett Foundation1,000,000.0012018-04-06Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/resources-for-the-future-for-general-operating-support/-- For General Operating Support.
MacArthur Foundation500,000.0042016FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- to provide economic analysis and promote dialogue on carbon pricing options. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation51,198.30172013-11-06Water/basic drinking water supply and basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help identify innovative policy solutions in which resource recovery from treatment of non-fecal waste can cross-subsidize treatment of fecal waste, thus cost effectively reducing the prevalence of pathogens in the environment; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation5,688.70212013-11-06Global health/Health educationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help identify innovative policy solutions in which resource recovery from treatment of non-fecal waste can cross-subsidize treatment of fecal waste, thus cost effectively reducing the prevalence of pathogens in the environment; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Smith Richardson Foundation50,764.00182012--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
Smith Richardson Foundation199,236.00122011--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation493,671.0052008-07-24Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a consultative forum on outstanding issues related to the design of the Affordable Medicines Facility --Malaria (AMFm); Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
Smith Richardson Foundation60,000.00162008--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation676,571.0032007-03-20Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a conference entitled "Shaping the Global Subsidy for Antimalarial Drugs"; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Smith Richardson Foundation150,000.00132007--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
Smith Richardson Foundation473,224.0062007--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
Hewlett Foundation250,000.0072006-07-07Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/resources-for-the-future-for-the-u-s-climate-policy-forum/-- For The U.S. Climate Policy Forum.
Smith Richardson Foundation200,000.0082004--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
Hewlett Foundation31,000.00192003-04-14Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/resources-for-the-future-for-a-workshop-on-public-policy-learning-by-doing-and-endogenous-technological-progress/-- For A Workshop On Public Policy, Learning-by-doing And Endogenous Technological Progress.
Hewlett Foundation100,000.00142002-07-15U.S.-Latin American Relationshttps://hewlett.org/grants/resources-for-the-future-for-a-project-on-water-policy-in-chile-and-argentina-0/-- For A Project On Water Policy In Chile And Argentina.
Hewlett Foundation100,000.00142002-07-15U.S.-Latin American Relationshttps://hewlett.org/grants/resources-for-the-future-for-a-project-on-water-policy-in-chile-and-argentina-0/-- For A Project On Water Policy In Chile And Argentina.
Smith Richardson Foundation200,000.0082001--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
Hewlett Foundation200,000.0082000-07-17U.S.-Latin American Relationshttps://hewlett.org/grants/resources-for-the-future-for-a-project-on-water-policy-in-chile-and-argentina/-- For A Project On Water Policy In Chile And Argentina.
Hewlett Foundation200,000.0082000-07-17U.S.-Latin American Relationshttps://hewlett.org/grants/resources-for-the-future-for-a-project-on-water-policy-in-chile-and-argentina/-- For A Project On Water Policy In Chile And Argentina.
John Merck Fund25,000.00201997-12Disarmamenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To disseminate and publicize the findings of a report on the Department of Energy’s environmental management budget, which includes cleanup of the nuclear weapons production complex.
MacArthur Foundation1,000,000.0011979FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations and research on energy, natural resources, and environmental quality (over five years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..