Resources for the Future, Inc. donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Resources for the Future, Inc. 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 37 250,000 387,064 10,000 20,000 100,000 150,000 200,000 250,000 308,686 450,000 500,000 1,171,667 2,500,000
Energy and Environment 17 203,083 360,181 10,000 20,000 59,983 124,188 124,708 203,083 400,510 450,000 496,951 1,171,667 1,348,653
Past Programs 17 250,000 424,765 20,000 35,000 110,000 150,000 200,000 250,000 275,000 290,000 500,000 1,200,000 2,500,000
Economics 3 308,686 325,762 202,264 202,264 202,264 202,264 308,686 308,686 308,686 466,337 466,337 466,337 466,337

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Resources for the Future, Inc.

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2013 2011 2009 2008 2005 2003 2001 2000 1997 1994 1985 1984 1982 1981 1980 1978 1976 1975
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (filter this donee) 7,221,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 200,000.00 1,200,000.00 250,000.00 41,000.00 290,000.00 310,000.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 260,000.00 150,000.00 3,000,000.00 20,000.00 500,000.00
Sloan Foundation (filter this donee) 7,100,364.00 700,034.00 1,702,990.00 744,171.00 1,073,705.00 1,175,533.00 1,171,667.00 202,264.00 330,000.00 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
Total 14,321,364.00 700,034.00 1,702,990.00 744,171.00 1,073,705.00 1,175,533.00 1,171,667.00 202,264.00 330,000.00 500,000.00 200,000.00 1,200,000.00 250,000.00 41,000.00 290,000.00 310,000.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 260,000.00 150,000.00 3,000,000.00 20,000.00 500,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (37 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 37)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Sloan Foundation203,083.00212018Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8458-- Grant investigator: Richard Newell; to organize a Sloan Energy Conference that integrates research results across the energy system and disseminates findings to practitioners.
Sloan Foundation496,951.0092018Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8460-- Grant investigator: Kristin Hayes; to continue a postdoctoral researcher program that will train the next generation of scholars in energy and environmental economics and policy analysis.
Sloan Foundation20,000.00342017Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8142-- Grant investigator: V. Kerry Smith; to support participation of top economists in a one-day conference focused on examining the landmark contributions to environmental economics of the essay ‚ÄúConservation Reconsidered‚ÄĚ on its fiftieth anniversary.
Sloan Foundation124,708.00272017Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8159-- Grant investigator: Raymond Kopp; to develop a research agenda and workplan to comprehensively update the framework for social cost of carbon dioxide estimation to ensure that updated estimates reflect the best available science and economics analysis.
Sloan Foundation189,629.00242017Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8143-- Grant investigator: Richard Newell; to develop and apply advanced data analytics tools that improve understanding about energy systems utilization.
Sloan Foundation1,348,653.0022017Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8253-- Grant investigator: Raymond Kopp; to develop and implement a transparent, multidisciplinary research initiative to update comprehensively the framework for social cost of carbon dioxide estimation reflecting the best available science and economics analysis.
Sloan Foundation20,000.00342017Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8157-- Grant investigator: Karen Palmer; to prepare an updated, comprehensive literature review on the effectiveness of energy efficiency interventions to reflect recent findings and advancements in program evaluation methodologies.
Sloan Foundation10,000.00372016Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8147-- Grant investigator: Margaret Walls; to support the 2017 Molly K. Macauley Award for Research Innovation and Advanced Analytics for Policy.
Sloan Foundation450,000.00122016Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8156-- Grant investigator: Joshua Linn; to conduct research on the economics of transportation by studying consumer demand for new vehicle technologies and alternative fuel vehicles.
Sloan Foundation59,983.00312016Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8163-- Grant investigator: Richard Newell; to assess changes in local public finance issues in key shale gas and oil producing regions.
Sloan Foundation124,188.00282016Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7443-- Grant investigator: Richard Morgenstern; to research and estimate the macroeconomic and wealth transfer effects of unanticipated oil supply disruptions.
Sloan Foundation100,000.00302016Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7437-- Grant investigator: Richard Newell; to support dissemination of RFF research to policymakers and the public through the Sharp Policy Engagement Fund.
Sloan Foundation464,800.00112015Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7460-- Grant investigator: Margaret Walls; to train the next generation of researchers and practitioners in energy and environmental economics and policy by launching a postdoctoral researcher program.
Sloan Foundation608,905.0052015Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7461-- Grant investigator: Alan Krupnick; to understand the benefits and costs of shale gas and oil development on local communities.
Sloan Foundation308,686.00152013Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6877-- Grant investigator: Richard Morgenstern; to conduct ex-post evaluations of government regulations concerning health and environment in the United States.
Sloan Foundation400,510.00132013Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7427-- Grant investigator: Alan Krupnick; initiative: Shale Gas; to develop among various stakeholders suggested guidelines on effective ways to address high-priority risk pathways associated with shale gas development.
Sloan Foundation466,337.00102013Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6804-- Grant investigator: Karen Palmer; initiative: Behavioral Economics and Household Finance (BEHF); to study how information provision and disclosure policies can help or hinder the implementation of energy efficiency improvements.
Sloan Foundation1,171,667.0042011Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7429-- Grant investigator: Alan Krupnick; initiative: Shale Gas; to inform and improve regulatory and legislative activities affecting shale gas development.
Sloan Foundation202,264.00222009Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6947-- Grant investigator: Juha Siikamaki; to ensure that appropriate economic data will be collected and distributed concerning new policies for regulating Green House Gas emissions.
Sloan Foundation330,000.00142008Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7416-- Grant investigator: Molly Macauley; initiative: Forests; to conduct the first phase of a project to design and implement more effective measurement and monitoring of the world's forests.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation500,000.0062005-03-18Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/resources-for-the-future-inc/10500632/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation200,000.00232003-06-13Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/resources-for-the-future-inc/20300661/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation1,200,000.0032001-06-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/resources-for-the-future-inc/20100701/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation250,000.00182000-09-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/resources-for-the-future-inc/30000634/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation41,000.00321997-08-14Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/resources-for-the-future-inc/39700620/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation290,000.00161994-06-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/resources-for-the-future-inc/29400537/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation35,000.00331985-12-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/resources-for-the-future-inc/48500040/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation275,000.00171985-06-06Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/resources-for-the-future-inc/28500041/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation250,000.00181984-06-19Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/resources-for-the-future-inc/28400042/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation250,000.00181982-10-06Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/resources-for-the-future-inc/38200036/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation110,000.00291981-12-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/resources-for-the-future-inc/48100045/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation150,000.00251981-12-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/resources-for-the-future-inc/48100046/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation150,000.00251980-12-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/resources-for-the-future-inc/48000034/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation2,500,000.0011978-12-13Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/resources-for-the-future-inc/47800022/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation500,000.0061978-03-29Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/resources-for-the-future-inc/17800021/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation20,000.00341976-06-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/resources-for-the-future-inc/27600027/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation500,000.0061975-12-18Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/resources-for-the-future-inc/47500028/-- Program name: Past Programs.