Santa Fe Institute donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page santafeinstitute
Websitehttp://www.santafe.edu/
Twitter usernamesfiscience
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Fe_Institute
Medium username@sfiscience

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 22 250,000 530,738 6,300 25,000 50,000 60,000 146,050 250,000 550,000 800,000 1,200,000 1,500,000 1,500,000
4 25,000 37,825 6,300 6,300 6,300 25,000 25,000 25,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
Energy and Environment 1 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000
FIXME 13 300,000 710,640 25,000 50,000 128,319 185,000 300,000 300,000 800,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000
Natural Sciences 1 146,050 146,050 146,050 146,050 146,050 146,050 146,050 146,050 146,050 146,050 146,050 146,050 146,050
Education 2 550,000 550,000 550,000 550,000 550,000 550,000 550,000 550,000 550,000 550,000 550,000 550,000 550,000
Urban development and management 1 1,025,572 1,025,572 1,025,572 1,025,572 1,025,572 1,025,572 1,025,572 1,025,572 1,025,572 1,025,572 1,025,572 1,025,572 1,025,572

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Santa Fe Institute

Donor Total 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2002 2001 1999 1996 1993 1990 1989 1988 1984
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 9,060,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 485,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,200,000.00 800,000.00 1,500,000.00 1,500,000.00 1,500,000.00 1,500,000.00 300,000.00 250,000.00 25,000.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 1,100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 1,025,572.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,025,572.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Foundational Questions Institute (filter this donee) 178,319.00 128,319.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
DonorsTrust (filter this donee) 151,300.00 0.00 0.00 60,000.00 66,300.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
John Templeton Foundation (filter this donee) 146,050.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 146,050.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sloan Foundation (filter this donee) 15,000.00 0.00 15,000.00 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
Total 11,676,241.00 128,319.00 15,000.00 60,000.00 601,300.00 1,050,572.00 146,050.00 2,300,000.00 800,000.00 1,500,000.00 1,500,000.00 1,500,000.00 1,500,000.00 300,000.00 250,000.00 25,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (22 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 22)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Foundational Questions Institute128,319.00152016FIXMEhttps://fqxi.org/grants/large/awardees/view/__details/2016/wolpert-- Project title: Observers as self-maintaining non-equilibrium systems.
Sloan Foundation15,000.00212015Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7451-- Grant investigator: Cristopher Moore; to organize a workshop addressing the technological, social, and industrial dynamics for innovation and transition in electric power production and delivery.
DonorsTrust60,000.00162014--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--
Foundational Questions Institute50,000.00182013FIXMEhttps://fqxi.org/grants/large/awardees/view/__details/2013/wolpert-- Project title: A Semantic Information-Theory Model of Reality.
DonorsTrust6,300.00222013--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--
DonorsTrust60,000.00162013--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--
MacArthur Foundation300,000.00102013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New Mexico; affected cities: Santa Fe.
MacArthur Foundation185,000.00132013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To research human and community development dynamics in cities around the world. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New Mexico; affected cities: Santa Fe.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,025,572.0062012-10-24Urban development and managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support collection, organization and analyses of community based survey data from informal settlements; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
DonorsTrust25,000.00192012--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--
John Templeton Foundation146,050.00142011Natural Scienceshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Quantum Theory of Classical Reality; Project leaders: Wojciech Zurek,Michael Zwolak. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
Hewlett Foundation550,000.0082002-04-15Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/santa-fe-institute-for-the-research-program-on-the-co-evolution-of-states-and-markets/-- For The Research Program On The Co-Evolution Of States And Markets.
Hewlett Foundation550,000.0082002-04-15Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/santa-fe-institute-for-the-research-program-on-the-co-evolution-of-states-and-markets/-- For The Research Program On The Co-Evolution Of States And Markets.
MacArthur Foundation1,200,000.0052002FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New Mexico; affected cities: Santa Fe.
MacArthur Foundation800,000.0072001FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support an initiative on the evolution of language. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New Mexico; affected cities: Santa Fe.
MacArthur Foundation1,500,000.0011999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New Mexico; affected cities: Santa Fe.
MacArthur Foundation1,500,000.0011996FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New Mexico; affected cities: Santa Fe.
MacArthur Foundation1,500,000.0011993FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations of this multidisciplinary scientific center, which examines complex systems, including economics, human language, and evolutionary biology (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New Mexico; affected cities: Santa Fe.
MacArthur Foundation1,500,000.0011990FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations of this multidisciplinary scientific center, which examines complex systems, including economics, human language, and evolutionary biology. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New Mexico; affected cities: Santa Fe.
MacArthur Foundation300,000.00101989FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New Mexico; affected cities: Santa Fe.
MacArthur Foundation250,000.00121988FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New Mexico; affected cities: Santa Fe.
MacArthur Foundation25,000.00191984FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support workshops concerning "A Response to the Challenge of Emerging Syntheses in Science: The Design of a New Kind of Institution for Research and Teaching.". Affected countries: United States; affected states: New Mexico; affected cities: Santa Fe.