Rocky Mountain Institute donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Rocky Mountain Institute 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 49 50,000 179,099 2,500 5,000 5,000 5,000 25,000 50,000 100,604 150,000 200,000 400,000 2,650,000
24 5,000 49,594 2,500 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 10,000 25,000 150,000 200,000 200,000
Environment 9 35,000 64,444 5,000 5,000 25,000 30,000 35,000 35,000 75,000 75,000 150,000 150,000 150,000
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
Past Programs 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
FIXME 4 100,000 443,901 75,000 75,000 75,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,604 100,604 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000
Environmentalism 10 200,000 518,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 180,000 200,000 200,000 250,000 400,000 500,000 500,000 2,650,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Rocky Mountain Institute

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1996 1995 1993 1992 1991 1988 1983
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 5,180,000.00 2,650,000.00 1,000,000.00 400,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 180,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 1,775,604.00 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 0.00 175,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 100,604.00 0.00
Nathan Cummings Foundation (filter this donee) 920,000.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 70,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00
Smith Richardson Foundation (filter this donee) 725,244.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 2,500.00 105,000.00 202,744.00 0.00 150,000.00 5,000.00 60,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 85,000.00 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 5,000.00 0.00 55,000.00 25,000.00 0.00
Walton Family Foundation (filter this donee) 65,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (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 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00
Total 8,775,848.00 2,650,000.00 1,000,000.00 600,000.00 400,000.00 205,000.00 5,000.00 307,500.00 310,000.00 207,744.00 5,000.00 155,000.00 10,000.00 315,000.00 5,000.00 185,000.00 10,000.00 245,000.00 150,000.00 5,000.00 1,650,000.00 205,000.00 125,604.00 25,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (49 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 49)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Hewlett Foundation2,650,000.0012018-05-16Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/rocky-mountain-institute-for-general-operating-support-0/-- For General Operating Support.
Hewlett Foundation500,000.0032017-11-07Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/rocky-mountain-institute-for-support-of-power-market-reform-in-china/-- For Support Of Power Market Reform In China.
Hewlett Foundation500,000.0032017-06-01Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/rocky-mountain-institute-for-support-to-expand-the-global-green-bank-strategy/-- For Support To Expand The Global Green Bank Strategy.
Hewlett Foundation400,000.0052016-06-23Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/rocky-mountain-institute-for-the-mobility-transformation-program/-- For The Mobility Transformation Program.
Nathan Cummings Foundation200,000.0072016--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/fin_stmts_ye_dec._31_20162015.pdf--
Hewlett Foundation200,000.0072015-07-14Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/rocky-mountain-institute-for-a-project-to-implement-a-new-mobility-vision-in-the-united-states/-- For A Project To Implement A New Mobility Vision In The United States.
Nathan Cummings Foundation200,000.0072015--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/2015.pdf--
Smith Richardson Foundation200,000.0072011--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
Walton Family Foundation5,000.00352011--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Walton Family Foundation5,000.00352010--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Hewlett Foundation150,000.00142009-07-20Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/rocky-mountain-institute-for-general-operating-support/-- For General Operating Support.
Hewlett Foundation150,000.00142009-07-20Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/rocky-mountain-institute-for-general-operating-support/-- For General Operating Support.
Walton Family Foundation5,000.00352009--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Smith Richardson Foundation2,500.00492009--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
Hewlett Foundation200,000.0072008-04-01Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/rocky-mountain-institute-for-research-and-publicity-of-rmis-triple-safety-concept-for-ultralight-cars/-- For Research And Publicity Of RMI's Triple Safety Concept For Ultralight Cars.
Smith Richardson Foundation105,000.00192008--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
Walton Family Foundation5,000.00352008--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Smith Richardson Foundation5,000.00352007--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
Smith Richardson Foundation25,000.00292007--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
Smith Richardson Foundation172,744.00132007--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
Walton Family Foundation5,000.00352007--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Walton Family Foundation5,000.00352006--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Walton Family Foundation5,000.00352005--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Smith Richardson Foundation150,000.00142005--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
Smith Richardson Foundation5,000.00352004--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
Walton Family Foundation5,000.00352004--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Hewlett Foundation250,000.0062003-04-14Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/rocky-mountain-institute-for-general-support-of-the-rocky-mountain-institutes-energy-program/-- For General Support Of The Rocky Mountain Institute's Energy Program.
Smith Richardson Foundation10,000.00332003--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
Smith Richardson Foundation50,000.00252003--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
Walton Family Foundation5,000.00352003--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Walton Family Foundation5,000.00352002--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Hewlett Foundation180,000.00122001-04-30Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/rocky-mountain-institute-for-the-national-energy-policy-initiative-a-collaborative-project-with-the-consensus-building-institute/-- For The National Energy Policy Initiative, A Collaborative Project With The Consensus Building Institute.
Walton Family Foundation5,000.00352001--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Walton Family Foundation10,000.00332000--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Nathan Cummings Foundation35,000.00261996Environment/Transportationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201110132/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual96/000110.html-- Hyper-car promotion to transform the automobile industry into producers of clean, high-mileage cars,,.
MacArthur Foundation100,000.00211996FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the administrative costs of a capital campaign. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Boulder.
MacArthur Foundation75,000.00221996FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Greening the Private Sector initiative. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Boulder.
Nathan Cummings Foundation35,000.00261996Environment/Transportationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201110132/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual96/000110.html-- Hyper-car promotion to transform the automobile industry into producers of clean, high-mileage cars,,.
Nathan Cummings Foundation75,000.00221995Environment/Transportationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201094333/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual95/000128.html-- "HYPER-CAR" promotion to transform automobile industry into producers of clean high-mileage cars,.
Nathan Cummings Foundation75,000.00221995Environment/Transportationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201094333/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual95/000128.html-- "HYPER-CAR" promotion to transform automobile industry into producers of clean high-mileage cars,.
John Merck Fund5,000.00351993-10Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To create a new position on your development staff.
Nathan Cummings Foundation150,000.00141992Environment/Transportationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081118174121/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual92/000178.html-- To develop a new conceptual framework for thinking about least cost transportation for passengers and freight; assess new light vehicles and potential for biofuels; analyze market incentives; and educate policymakers.
MacArthur Foundation1,500,000.0021992FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- Program-related investment to improve the accessibility, attractiveness, and dissemination of COMPETITEK, an encyclopedia of information on electricity-saving technologies for utilities, industry, regulatory bodies, and policy analysts. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Boulder.
John Merck Fund25,000.00291991-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the Energy Efficiency Program.
John Merck Fund30,000.00281991-03Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To revise cost projections of global warming so that they reflect advances in energy efficiency technology.
Nathan Cummings Foundation150,000.00141991Environment/Transportationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201112446/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual91/000198.html-- A two-year grant to develop a new concept of least-cost transportation, assess light vehicles and biofuels, analyze market incentives, and educate policy-makers.
John Merck Fund25,000.00291988-01Disarmamenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/--
MacArthur Foundation100,604.00201988FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the U.S.-Soviet program on resource efficiency and security. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Boulder.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation25,000.00291983-03-16Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/rocky-mountain-institute/18300046/-- Program name: Past Programs.