Stony Brook 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, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Basic donee information

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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 3 50,000 588,333 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 1,700,000 1,700,000 1,700,000 1,700,000
Economics 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
Technology, Journalism 2 50,000 875,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 1,700,000 1,700,000 1,700,000 1,700,000 1,700,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Stony Brook Foundation

Donor Total 2017
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 1,750,000.00 0.00
Sloan Foundation (filter this donee) 15,000.00 15,000.00
Total 1,765,000.00 15,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (3 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 3)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Sloan Foundation15,000.0032017Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance Grant investigator: Yair Tauman; initiative: Behavioral and Regulatory Effects on Decision-making (BRED); to support diverse participation by graduate students in a summer workshop on macro, behavioral, and experimental economics.
Knight Foundation50,000.002--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 05/01/2009 - 06/30/2011; goal: For a planning grant to help secure stimulus funding for News Literacy education Educated citizens are more demanding news consumers. The pioneering Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University will seek to expand news literacy at the high school and college level by seeking millions of federal stimulus dollars newly available for education programs. This planning grant will give the Center the time and resources to seek up to $10 million in stimulus funds, including from the Department of Education’s innovation fund. They will also develop a specific project plan and solidify partnerships with 25 universities. These funds would be used to hire between 50 and 100 journalists for up to two years at the universities. The journalists would receive News Literacy instruction training from the Center. Preference in funding would go to universities that agree to find ways on their own to sustain the News Literacy classes.
Knight Foundation1,700,000.001--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 10/01/2006 - 03/01/2012; goal: To establish the nation's first required college-wide program in News Literacy Stony Brook established an undergraduate journalism school in fall 2006. Its mission is twofold: train the next generation of journalists and educate the next generation of news consumers. This project will teach a News Literacy course to every entering student over a four-year period, from 2007 through 2011. At least 10,000 students will be taught how to critically judge the credibility of news reports, to understand the role and standards of responsible media and to recognize the value of choosing reliable news outlets. Stony Brook also will develop a multimedia textbook, make the syllabus and class available to other universities and create a cadre of graduate students who will advance research and knowledge in News Literacy. The project aims to demonstrate that a generation of news consumers can be taught to understand the journalism of verification so they will consume the news citizens need to make informed decisions.