Sanergy donations received

This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of March 2022. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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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 4 2,000,000 1,861,870 700,000 700,000 700,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,347,479 2,347,479 2,400,001 2,400,001 2,400,001
1 700,000 700,000 700,000 700,000 700,000 700,000 700,000 700,000 700,000 700,000 700,000 700,000 700,000
Water and sanitation 1 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000
Sanitation 2 2,347,479 2,373,740 2,347,479 2,347,479 2,347,479 2,347,479 2,347,479 2,347,479 2,400,001 2,400,001 2,400,001 2,400,001 2,400,001

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Sanergy

Donor Total 2017 2016 2014 2012
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 4,747,480.00 2,400,001.00 0.00 2,347,479.00 0.00
Stone Family Foundation (filter this donee) 2,000,000.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00
Mulago Foundation (filter this donee) 700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00
Total 7,447,480.00 2,400,001.00 2,000,000.00 2,347,479.00 700,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (4 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 4)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation2,400,001.0012017-06-14Sanitation/basic sanitation to help Sanergy demonstrate a financially sustainable urban sanitation model, ensuring that waste is safely removed from informal settlement communities and subsequently treated and transformed into usable products for agriculture; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya.
Stone Family Foundation2,000,000.0032016Water and sanitation
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation2,347,479.0022014-11-21Sanitation/basic sanitation to promote the safe collection of fecal sludge and the delivery of hygienic sanitation services to low-income populations in urban informal settlements by establishing scalable supply chains for sourcing fecal sludge, developing processes to convert fecal; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya.
Mulago Foundation700,000.0042012-- Donation date is not a single date but rather when funding began. Rainer fellow in 2011. Mulago’s reasons for investing: “Disease spreads rapidly in settings like slums that lack hygienic sanitation. Diarrheal disease alone kills 1.6M children every year. Sanergy has taken a system approach to solving this problem, from designing and franchising a great toilet facility to collecting the waste and converting it into products like fertilizer and energy. Sanergy is focused on making hygienic sanitation a community-wide behavioral norm and, as far as we know, is the only kind of solution that has the potential to solve the health crisis.”.