Rockefeller University donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page rockefelleruniversity
Websitehttp://www.rockefeller.edu
Twitter usernamerockefelleruniv
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockefeller_University
Instagram usernamerockefelleruniv

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 43 650,000 1,917,229 -299,500 10,000 25,000 100,000 314,114 650,000 1,500,000 1,684,055 3,000,000 5,906,943 13,193,085
Global health 21 1,684,042 3,057,711 -299,500 89,768 100,000 100,654 710,101 1,684,042 1,697,278 3,620,677 5,906,943 6,639,511 13,193,085
FIXME 6 130,000 351,488 1,797 1,797 2,128 2,128 130,000 130,000 450,000 525,000 525,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
3 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 4 25,000 941,250 10,000 10,000 10,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 230,000 230,000 3,500,000 3,500,000 3,500,000
Other 1 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000
Diversity 1 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000
Past Programs 4 1,500,000 1,912,500 650,000 650,000 650,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000
Science 2 1,000,000 1,250,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000
Scientific research 1 1,600,000 1,600,000 1,600,000 1,600,000 1,600,000 1,600,000 1,600,000 1,600,000 1,600,000 1,600,000 1,600,000 1,600,000 1,600,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Rockefeller University

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2006 2001 1997 1996 1993 1990 1983 1982 1981 1980 1976 1971
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 64,211,933.50 -66,031.00 19,186,983.00 314,114.00 19,677,960.00 8,513,321.00 9,527,620.00 1,638,748.00 4,908,617.00 100,000.00 410,601.50 0.00 0.00 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) 11,990,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 75,000.00 0.00 25,000.00 3,730,000.00 10,000.00 3,000,000.00 0.00 650,000.00 1,500,000.00 2,500,000.00
Sloan Foundation (filter this donee) 2,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 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
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 1,655,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 525,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 130,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donee) 1,600,000.00 0.00 1,600,000.00 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
Wellcome Trust (filter this donee) 453,925.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 450,000.00 0.00 3,925.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
DonorsTrust (filter this donee) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 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 82,440,858.50 -66,031.00 20,786,983.00 314,114.00 21,177,960.00 8,523,321.00 9,537,620.00 2,648,748.00 4,908,617.00 550,000.00 410,601.50 1,503,925.00 75,000.00 525,000.00 25,000.00 3,730,000.00 10,000.00 3,000,000.00 130,000.00 650,000.00 1,500,000.00 2,500,000.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (2 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
A Research Funder Knocks on the NIH's Door Looking for Ideas—And Big Grants Flow2018-01-11Tate Williams Inside PhilanthropyOpen Philanthropy Project Arizona State University University of Notre Dame Rockefeller University University of California, San Francisco Third-party coverage of donor strategyScientific researchThe article discusses the Open Philanthropy Project second chance funding program for rejected applicants of the National Institutes of Health transformative R01 program
Our ‘Second Chance’ Program for NIH Transformative Research Applicants2017-12-20Heather Youngs Open Philanthropy ProjectOpen Philanthropy Project Arizona State University University of Notre Dame Rockefeller University Univesity of California San Francisco Broad donor strategyScientific research/transformative R01The blog post describes a "second chance" program that the Open Philanthropy Project ran for rejected applications to the National Institutes of Health transformative R01 program https://commonfund.nih.gov/tra Four grants were made based on this, totaling $10.8 million. The grants were also covered in Nature at https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-017-08795-0

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (43 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 43)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-66,031.00422018-12-20Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the Isolation of Human Monoclonal Antibodies for HIV Prevention. Isolation of Human Monoclonal Antibodies for HIV Prevention. Investment start date: 9/8/2011 to end date: 5/31/2017. Grantee name: Rockefeller University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation2,612,565.00102017-11-27Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to clarify molecular mechanisms of IgG transport form mother to child to enhance passive immunization against infections and viruses in the world's most affected populations; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,684,055.00132017-10-30Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve natural product-based lead structure discovery against global health pathogens and to revitalize clinically used natural product based antibiotics for global health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation13,193,085.0012017-10-05Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to clinically develop broadly neutralizing anti-HIV antibodies for the prevention of HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,697,278.00122017-07-21Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to further understanding of metagenomics of the microbiome. Identify Bioactive Metabolites Produced by the Juvenile Human Microbiota. Investment start date: 7/21/2017 to end date: 7/15/2020. Grantee name: Rockefeller University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Open Philanthropy Project1,600,000.00162017-04Scientific research/transformative R01https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/scientific-research/miscellaneous/rockefeller-university-viral-histone-mimicsHeather Youngs Grant to support research on viral histone mimics led by Professor Alexander Tarakhovsky. Professor Tarakhovsky has discovered a novel mechanism through which viruses may influence host gene expression: he found that in influenza H3N2, the non-structural 1 (NS1) protein acts to downregulate antiviral genes (i.e. weaken host defense systems) by mimicking human histone 3, which interferes with normal histone regulation in the host cell. Professor Tarakhovsky and his collaborators plan to use this grant to further explore this mechanism in the life cycle of the yellow fever virus and to determine whether the mechanism occurs in other host-virus interactions. Part of a set of "second chance" grants by the Open Philanthropy Project for some rejected applications for the NIH Transformative R01 program https://commonfund.nih.gov/tra discussed at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/our-second-chance-program-nih-transformative-research-applicants and https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-017-08795-0 Original grant amount $1.5 million; an additional $100,000 added to grant in July 2018 (page update: 2018-07-10). Announced: 2017-12-20.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation314,114.00262016-10-17Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide basic information on the ability of adjuvants to increase the diversity of antibodies generated by vaccination; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation6,594,658.0042015-10-12Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics and antiretroviral effects of two human anti-HIV monoclonal antibodies, alone and in combination in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected individuals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,654.00292015-09-03Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve natural product-based lead structure discovery against global health pathogens and to revitalize clinically used natural product based antibiotics for global health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation12,982,648.0022015-06-25Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and evaluate novel antibody based molecules with enhanced in vivo activity for use in prevention of HIV-1 infection; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Sloan Foundation1,500,000.00172015Science/Deep Carbon Observatoryhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7668-- Grant investigator: Jesse Ausubel; to support Jesse Ausubel's continued leadership on behalf of the Sloan Foundation of the Deep Carbon Observatory program initiated in 2009.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,684,042.00142014-11-06Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve natural product-based lead structure discovery against global health pathogens and to revitalize clinically used natural product based antibiotics for global health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation89,768.00332014-10-29Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide technical support to identify what is required to scale up ZMapp production in CHO cells as a potential Ebola therapy..; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation6,639,511.0032014-10-08Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics and antiretroviral effects of two human anti-HIV monoclonal antibodies, alone and in combination in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected individuals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.00302014-04-11Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve treatment of African trypanosomiasis in humans and cattle by testing the ability of a drug that was originally developed for treating cancer and heart disease to cure trypanosome infections, and evaluating its mechanism of action.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
DonorsTrust10,000.00362014--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation5,906,943.0052013-10-22Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics and antiretroviral effects of two human anti-HIV monoclonal antibodies, alone and in combination in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected individuals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation3,620,677.0072013-07-18Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the Isolation of Human Monoclonal Antibodies for HIV Prevention. Isolation of Human Monoclonal Antibodies for HIV Prevention. Investment start date: 9/8/2011 to end date: 5/31/2017. Grantee name: Rockefeller University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
DonorsTrust10,000.00362013--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,638,748.00152012-06-01Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the Isolation of Human Monoclonal Antibodies for HIV Prevention. Isolation of Human Monoclonal Antibodies for HIV Prevention. Investment start date: 9/8/2011 to end date: 5/31/2017. Grantee name: Rockefeller University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
DonorsTrust10,000.00362012--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--
Sloan Foundation1,000,000.00192012Science/Deep Carbon Observatoryhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7702-- Grant investigator: Jesse Ausubel; to support Jesse Ausubel's continued leadership on behalf of the Sloan Foundation of the Deep Carbon Observatory program initiated in 2009.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.00302011-10-04Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build and test a library of yeast cells that express olfactory receptors encoded with a reporter gene that can react to various metabolic and infectious diseases.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation4,808,617.0062011-09-08Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the Isolation of Human Monoclonal Antibodies for HIV Prevention. Isolation of Human Monoclonal Antibodies for HIV Prevention. Investment start date: 9/8/2011 to end date: 5/31/2017. Grantee name: Rockefeller University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Wellcome Trust450,000.00252010-08-31FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- Networks for global cellular controls in fission yeast. Affected regions: International; affected countries: United States.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.00302010-04-09Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify single gene mutations that are critical to immunity against bacterial infections to provide insight into a genetic basis for the susceptibility of some children to Tuberculosis and inform a recombinant IFN-y drug therapy; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation710,101.00212006-05-23Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to elucidate the mechanisms of drug tolerance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Drug tolerance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Investment start date: 6/1/2006 to end date: 6/1/2007. Grantee name: Rockefeller University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-299,499.50432006-05-02Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to elucidate the mechanisms of drug tolerance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Drug tolerance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Investment start date: 6/1/2006 to end date: 6/1/2007. Grantee name: Rockefeller University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Wellcome Trust2,128.00402001-10-17FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- Neuropeptide function in male and female rats with differential propensity for obesity. Affected regions: International; affected countries: United States.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation500,000.00242001-09-21Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rockefeller-university/30100692/-- Program name: Diversity.
Wellcome Trust1,797.00412001-09-12FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- Studying organogenesis in the inner ear by genetic misexpression in the zebrafish. Affected regions: International; affected countries: United States.
MacArthur Foundation1,000,000.00192001FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a research project using genetic analysis to improve cancer treatment outcomes. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation75,000.00341997-09-12Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rockefeller-university/39700649/-- Program name: Other.
MacArthur Foundation525,000.00231996FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support research on brain behavior and immunity (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation25,000.00351993-06-07Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rockefeller-university/29300063/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation230,000.00271990-09-28Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rockefeller-university/39000212/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation3,500,000.0081990-03-30Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rockefeller-university/19000117/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation10,000.00361983-03-16Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rockefeller-university/18300045/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation3,000,000.0091982-10-06Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rockefeller-university/38200037/-- Program name: Past Programs.
MacArthur Foundation130,000.00281981FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a study of variables in the operant conditioning process that may influence the self-regulation of visceral reponses. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation650,000.00221980-12-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rockefeller-university/48000038/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation1,500,000.00171976-12-08Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rockefeller-university/47600022/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation2,500,000.00111971-09-14Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rockefeller-university/37100020/-- Program name: Past Programs.