Southern Poverty Law Center donations received

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Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 7 274,582 736,959 100 100 100,000 250,000 250,000 274,582 330,435 330,435 884,438 3,319,159 3,319,159
1 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Criminal justice reform 5 330,435 981,723 100,000 100,000 100,000 274,582 274,582 330,435 330,435 884,438 884,438 3,319,159 3,319,159
Tolerance education 1 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Southern Poverty Law Center

Donor Total 2018 2016 2015 2002
Arnold Ventures (filter this donee) 4,808,614.00 3,649,594.00 0.00 1,159,020.00 0.00 (filter this donee) 250,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00
Public Welfare Foundation (filter this donee) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00
William E. Simon Foundation (filter this donee) 100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100.00
Total 5,158,714.00 3,649,594.00 250,000.00 1,259,020.00 100.00

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (7 donations)

Graph of top 10 donors (for donations with known year of donation) by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 7)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Arnold Ventures330,435.0032018Criminal justice reform To support a court-debt advocacy network.
Arnold Ventures3,319,159.0012018Criminal justice reform To support litigation and public education efforts concerning indigent incarceration and drivers' license suspensions.
Google.org250,000.0052016Tolerance education Grant for funding a total redesign of the Teaching Tolerance website to ensure teachers can more easily access and integrate the content into their lessons. The funds will also support scaling of successful pilot curriculum aimed at teaching anti-bias, as well as high-quality teaching about slavery in the United States. Affected countries: United States.
Arnold Ventures274,582.0042015Criminal justice reform To create a network that will help advocates and researchers maximize court-debt reform efforts.
Arnold Ventures884,438.0022015Criminal justice reform To help reduce the incarceration of indigent defendants detained solely because they are unable to pay court-imposed fines and fees.
Public Welfare Foundation100,000.0062015Criminal justice reform/youth justice Term: 12 months. Support for the Florida Campaign to stop trying children as adults. Affected regions: Montgomery, AL; affected countries: United States.
William E. Simon Foundation100.0072002--