Search for Common Ground donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Search for Common Ground 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 33 100,000 182,588 15,000 26,000 30,000 50,000 75,000 100,000 130,120 250,000 325,000 400,000 900,000
Disarmament 5 30,000 26,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 25,000 25,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000
11 50,000 148,647 25,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 100,000 130,000 130,120 400,000 600,000
Reproductive Health 1 26,000 26,000 26,000 26,000 26,000 26,000 26,000 26,000 26,000 26,000 26,000 26,000 26,000
FIXME 9 225,000 228,811 59,300 59,300 75,000 200,000 200,000 225,000 250,000 300,000 350,000 400,000 400,000
Conflict Resolution 6 300,000 345,833 100,000 100,000 125,000 125,000 300,000 300,000 325,000 325,000 325,000 900,000 900,000
Technology, Journalism 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

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Search for Common Ground

Donor Total 2013 2012 2010 2009 2008 2004 2003 2001 2000 1999 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 2,075,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 775,000.00 0.00 900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 2,059,300.00 0.00 300,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 225,000.00 0.00 409,300.00 200,000.00 75,000.00
W. K. Kellogg Foundation (filter this donee) 1,535,120.00 400,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00 130,000.00 180,120.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 156,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 15,000.00 25,000.00 30,000.00 30,000.00 56,000.00 0.00
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 100,000.00 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
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation (filter this donee) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 6,025,420.00 400,000.00 300,000.00 1,000,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 400,000.00 775,000.00 125,000.00 900,000.00 380,000.00 380,120.00 15,000.00 350,000.00 30,000.00 439,300.00 256,000.00 75,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (33 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 33)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
W. K. Kellogg Foundation400,000.0032013-03-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2013/04/congressional-leadership-institute-on-race-p3023397-- Purpose: Develop a diverse group of federal leaders who are actively and effectively supportive of racial healing and equity and assist them in catalyzing conversations among their constituents; Grant period: 2013-03-01 to 2015-08-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: District of Columbia.
MacArthur Foundation300,000.0082012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
W. K. Kellogg Foundation600,000.0022010-02-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1/1/re1-the-national-council-on-bringing-us-together-search-for-common-ground-on-race-p3013459-- Purpose: Engage individuals and community-based organizations locally and nationally in efforts to advance racial healing by facilitating leadership development and capacity-building, promoting dialogue, and utilizing media to provide visibility on a national level; Grant period: 2010-02-01 to 2013-02-28. Affected countries: United States; affected states: District of Columbia.
MacArthur Foundation400,000.0032010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support TV, radio, and internet programming to promote reconciliation in transitional societies (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
W. K. Kellogg Foundation50,000.00222009-06-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2009/09/racial-reconciliation-working-group-3012699-- Purpose: Develop a transformative and practical approach to racial healing in America by convening stakeholders to create a process that goes beneath rhetoric to inspired design and implementation; Grant period: 2009-06-01 to 2010-06-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: District of Columbia.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation50,000.00222008-01-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2008/06/u-s-muslim-engagement-project-3008990-- Purpose: Create bipartisan and consensus-based recommendations and actions to improve United States-Muslim relations; Grant period: 2008-01-01 to 2009-01-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: District of Columbia.
Hewlett Foundation100,000.00172004-10-25Conflict Resolutionhttps://hewlett.org/grants/search-for-common-ground-for-general-support-of-the-collaboration-dc-program-0/-- For General Support Of The Collaboration DC Program.
Hewlett Foundation300,000.0082004-07-12Conflict Resolutionhttps://hewlett.org/grants/search-for-common-ground-for-general-support-0/-- For General Support.
Hewlett Foundation325,000.0062003-10-20Conflict Resolutionhttps://hewlett.org/grants/search-for-common-ground-for-general-support-of-the-collaboration-dc-program/-- For General Support Of The Collaboration DC Program.
Hewlett Foundation325,000.0062003-10-20Conflict Resolutionhttps://hewlett.org/grants/search-for-common-ground-for-general-support-of-the-collaboration-dc-program/-- For General Support Of The Collaboration DC Program.
Hewlett Foundation125,000.00162003-04-14Conflict Resolutionhttps://hewlett.org/grants/search-for-common-ground-for-the-united-states-consensus-council/-- For The United States Consensus Council.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation25,000.00312001-10-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2001/10/professional-development-internship-0090519-- Purpose: Provide a one-year professional development internship program for a high school teacher specializing in teaching history through film; Grant period: 2001-10-01 to 2002-09-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: District of Columbia.
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation50,000.00222001--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation50,000.00222001--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
Hewlett Foundation900,000.0012000-04-17Conflict Resolutionhttps://hewlett.org/grants/search-for-common-ground-for-general-support-1/-- For General Support.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation130,000.00151999-12-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1999/12/race-relations-0075503-- Purpose: Help make equal opportunity a reality for all Americans by supporting a cross-ideological dialogue and demonstration projects on the subject of affirmative action; Grant period: 1999-12-01 to 2001-05-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: District of Columbia.
MacArthur Foundation250,000.00101999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To foster regional cooperation in the Middle East (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
W. K. Kellogg Foundation130,120.00141997-10-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1997/11/common-groundrace-relations-0046384-- Purpose: Help make equal opportunity a reality for all Americans by supporting a cross-ideological dialog on the subject of affirmative action; Grant period: 1997-10-01 to 1999-06-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: District of Columbia.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation50,000.00221997-09-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1997/10/challenge-grantlife-and-choice-0050544-- Purpose: Improve the level of social discourse and reduce societal tensions by searching for common ground on the issue of abortion between pro-life and pro-choice camps; Grant period: 1997-09-01 to 1998-08-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: District of Columbia.
MacArthur Foundation200,000.00121997FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the security, civil society, and media working groups of the Initiative for Peace and Cooperation in the Middle East (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
John Merck Fund15,000.00331996-03Disarmamenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the Security Working Group of the Initiative for Peace and Cooperation in the Middle East.
John Merck Fund25,000.00311995-04Disarmamenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the Security Working Group of the Initiative for Peace and Cooperation in the Middle East.
MacArthur Foundation225,000.00111995FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Initiative for Peace and Cooperation in the Middle East (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
W. K. Kellogg Foundation100,000.00171995-01-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1995/01/social-conflict-network-0029781-- Purpose: Improve the level of social discourse and reduce societal tensions by searching for common ground on the issue of abortion between pro-life and pro-choice camps; Grant period: 1995-01-01 to 1996-12-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: District of Columbia.
John Merck Fund30,000.00271994-03Disarmamenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the Security Working Group of the Initiative for Peace and Cooperation in the Middle East.
John Merck Fund30,000.00271993-03Disarmamenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the Security Working Group of the Initiative for Peace and Cooperation in the Middle East.
MacArthur Foundation59,300.00211993FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a joint production with Studio M in Moscow of a series of television programs devoted to resolution of ethnic conflict in the former Soviet Union. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation350,000.0051993FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support civil society and economics working group activities in the Middle East (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
John Merck Fund26,000.00301992-11Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To develop an organizing model for the common ground approach to the abortion debate.
John Merck Fund30,000.00271992-03Disarmamenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the Security Working Group component of the Initiative for Peace and Cooperation in the Middle East.
MacArthur Foundation200,000.00121992FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Initiative for Peace and Cooperation in the Middle East. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation75,000.00201991FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support introductory conferences as part of the Initiative for Peace and Cooperation in the Middle East. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Knight Foundation100,000.0017--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5764-- Grant period: 05/01/2013 - 11/30/2013; goal: To support the Nexus Global Youth Summit, with the goal of engaging more wealthy young people in media and community information philanthropy.