Smart Growth America donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_Growth_America

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 19 500,000 556,158 70,000 80,000 182,000 300,000 385,000 500,000 550,000 855,000 1,000,000 1,050,000 1,100,000
Environmentalism 1 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000
FIXME 15 500,000 619,133 80,000 150,000 182,000 330,000 500,000 500,000 700,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,050,000 1,100,000
Land use reform 1 275,000 275,000 275,000 275,000 275,000 275,000 275,000 275,000 275,000 275,000 275,000 275,000 275,000
2 385,000 467,500 385,000 385,000 385,000 385,000 385,000 385,000 550,000 550,000 550,000 550,000 550,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Smart Growth America

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 5,775,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,050,000.00 330,000.00 855,000.00 0.00 1,540,000.00 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00
Barr Foundation (filter this donee) 3,432,000.00 0.00 1,600,000.00 700,000.00 650,000.00 182,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Surdna Foundation (filter this donee) 935,000.00 385,000.00 0.00 550,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donee) 275,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 275,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 70,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 70,000.00
Total 10,567,000.00 385,000.00 1,600,000.00 1,250,000.00 1,975,000.00 512,000.00 1,155,000.00 80,000.00 1,540,000.00 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 70,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (19 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 19)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Surdna Foundation385,000.00122018--https://surdna.org/grants-database/-- General operating support. Duration: 12 months.
Barr Foundation1,100,000.0012017-09-27FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To inform transportation and smart growth policy at national, state, and local levels in order to build neighborhoods that are more economically, socially and environmentally sustainable.
Barr Foundation500,000.0092017-09-27FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To support the State Smart Transportation Initiative.
Barr Foundation700,000.0072016-09-21FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To support Transportation for America (T4A) in helping transportation agencies use data to inform decision-making for more sustainable and equitable policies.
Surdna Foundation550,000.0082016--https://surdna.org/grants-database/-- General operating support. Duration: 24 months.
Barr Foundation150,000.00172015-10-28FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To support crowd-sourced planning and fiscal analysis for place-based social equity strategies in the Boston metro area.
Open Philanthropy Project275,000.00152015-07Land use reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/land-use-reform/smart-growth-america-greater-greater-washington-education-project-- To support Smart Growth America’s Greater Greater Washington Education Project. Greater Greater Washington (GGW) is a group blog that covers local policy issues, such as housing, education, and transportation, in the greater Washington, D.C. metro area. Followup conversation with David Alpert, Sarah Guidi, and Jonathan Neeley of grante organization at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/sites/default/files/David_Alpert_Sarah_Guidi_and_Jonathan_Neeley_12-16-2015_%28public%29.pdf on 2015-12-16. Second followup conversation with David Alpert, Sarah Guidi, and David Whitehead of grantee organization at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/sites/default/files/David_Alpert_Sarah_Guidi_David_Whitehead_06-07-16_%28public%29.pdf on 2016-06-07. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C.; announced: 2015-07-28.
Barr Foundation500,000.0092015-03-02FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To support LOCUS’s efforts to increase low-emission, affordable, transit-oriented development projects by conducting research that identifies potential walkable urban neighborhoods (WalkUPS) and ideas to make them more appealing to developers.
Ford Foundation1,050,000.0022015-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Final general support to promote growth that protects farmland and open space, revitalizes neighborhoods, keeps housing affordable, and provides more transportation choices. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Barr Foundation182,000.00162014-03-07FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To support research to identify the potential for new walkable neighborhoods in Greater Boston.
Ford Foundation330,000.00132014-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for Transportation for America to help local leaders come together and ensure that states and the federal government invest in smart, homegrown, locally driven transportation solutions. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Barr Foundation300,000.00142013-03-07FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To establish a Massachusetts chapter of LOCUS, a group of developers who will advocate for more walkable urban places (WalksUPS).
Ford Foundation855,000.0062013-02-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to promote growth that protects farmland and open space, revitalizes neighborhoods, keeps housing affordable and provides more transportation choices. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation80,000.00182011FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To recommend changes in federal policies related to capital programs and projects to revitalize low-income communities and preserve affordable rental housing. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Ford Foundation1,040,000.0032010-12-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to promote growth that protects farmland and open space, revitalizes neighborhoods, keeps housing affordable and provides more transportation choices. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation500,000.0092010-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to promote growth that protects farmland and open space, revitalizes neighborhoods, keeps housing affordable and provides more transportation choices. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9177414###Asian or Asian American@@@9177888###Black or African American@@@9177891###Latin American@@@9177892###Native American, American Indian, or Alaska Native; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation1,000,000.0042009-02-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For public education and advocacy to ensure that transportation funds in the federal stimulus program are used wisely and equitably to improve opportunities for low-income people and people of color. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9177888###Black or African American@@@9177891###Latin American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation1,000,000.0042008-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to promote equitable & environmentally & economically sustainable metropolitan development & for grants & technical assistance to help reclaim vacant properties along the Gulf Coast. Affected regions: 640###Mississippi###20@@@694###New Orleans###20@@@1045###United States###60; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Hewlett Foundation70,000.00192007-06-14Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/smart-growth-america-for-a-study-of-the-connection-between-urban-development-motor-vehicle-use-and-carbon-emissions/-- For A Study Of The Connection Between Urban Development, Motor Vehicle Use And Carbon Emissions.