San Diego State University Foundation donations received

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Basic donee information


Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 5 250,000 2,774,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 100,000 100,000 250,000 250,000 6,000,000 6,000,000 7,500,000 7,500,000
Community 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
Waste management 1 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
Education 3 6,000,000 4,583,333 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 6,000,000 6,000,000 6,000,000 7,500,000 7,500,000 7,500,000 7,500,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee San Diego State University Foundation

Donor Total 2011 2010 2003 2001 1994
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 13,750,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 6,000,000.00 7,500,000.00 0.00
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 100,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nathan Cummings Foundation (filter this donee) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00
Total 13,870,000.00 100,000.00 250,000.00 6,000,000.00 7,500,000.00 20,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (5 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 5)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.0042011-09-27Waste management/disposal to develop an enhanced anaerobic digestion system that uses algae as a supplement to reliably and inexpensively treat human waste and also generate biogas for energy needs and biosolids for use as fertilizer.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Hewlett Foundation250,000.0032010-07-19Education For Improving Community College Math Remediation Instruction.
Hewlett Foundation6,000,000.0022003-10-20Education For Academic Reform Initiatives In The San Diego Unified School District.
Hewlett Foundation7,500,000.0012001-07-23Education For Reform Initiatives In San Diego Unified School District.
Nathan Cummings Foundation20,000.0051994Community To support Neighbors United, a neighborhood-based urban revitalization organization that encourages intercultural economic cooperation and offers English language and parenting classes.