Science Festival Foundation 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 analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Science Festival Foundation 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 15 50,000 411,533 5,000 8,000 10,000 15,000 15,000 50,000 215,000 600,000 650,000 1,300,000 1,350,000
6 10,000 10,500 5,000 5,000 8,000 8,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000
Public Understanding 8 600,000 736,875 45,000 45,000 50,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 650,000 1,300,000 1,300,000 1,350,000 1,350,000
Exceptional Cognitive Talent and Genius 1 215,000 215,000 215,000 215,000 215,000 215,000 215,000 215,000 215,000 215,000 215,000 215,000 215,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Science Festival Foundation

Donor Total 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2006
Sloan Foundation (filter this donee) 5,895,000.00 1,350,000.00 0.00 1,300,000.00 0.00 1,300,000.00 650,000.00 645,000.00 650,000.00 0.00
John Templeton Foundation (filter this donee) 215,000.00 0.00 215,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
DonorsTrust (filter this donee) 63,000.00 0.00 0.00 8,000.00 10,000.00 0.00 20,000.00 10,000.00 0.00 15,000.00
Total 6,173,000.00 1,350,000.00 215,000.00 1,308,000.00 10,000.00 1,300,000.00 670,000.00 655,000.00 650,000.00 15,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (15 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 15)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Sloan Foundation1,350,000.0012015Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7305-- Grant investigator: Tracy Day; to support the production and execution of the annual World Science Festival and related year-round live and digital activities in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
John Templeton Foundation215,000.0072014Exceptional Cognitive Talent and Geniushttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project World Science Productions: The Mystery of Genius Planning Grant; Project leaders: Tracy Day,Shelley Lewis. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
DonorsTrust8,000.00142013--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--
Sloan Foundation1,300,000.0022013Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7309-- Grant investigator: Tracy Day; to support program development and production of the World Science Festival for two years.
DonorsTrust10,000.00122012--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--
Sloan Foundation1,300,000.0022011Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7317-- Grant investigator: Tracy Day; to support programming and dissemination of the World Science Festival for two years.
DonorsTrust15,000.00102010--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--
DonorsTrust5,000.00152010--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--
Sloan Foundation600,000.0052010Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7322-- Grant investigator: Tracy Day; to support the fourth World Science Festival and to begin implementing the Strategic Plan and Business Development Initiative.
Sloan Foundation50,000.0082010Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7323-- Grant investigator: Brian Greene; to support Icarus at the Edge of Time, a new multimedia performance piece that dramatizes ideas about time, black holes and relativity.
Sloan Foundation45,000.0092009Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7326-- Grant investigator: Tracy Day; to develop an educational outreach initiative for the World Science Festival.
Sloan Foundation600,000.0052009Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7327-- Grant investigator: Tracy Day; to support the third World Science Festival and to develop a strategic business plan for the future.
DonorsTrust10,000.00122009--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--
Sloan Foundation650,000.0042008Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7329-- Grant investigator: Judith Cox; to support the development and production of the second World Science Festival.
DonorsTrust15,000.00102006--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/donorstrust/--