Sundance Institute donations received

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Basic donee information

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Twitter usernamesundancefest
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Instagram usernamesundanceinstitute
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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 33 450,000 464,764 35,200 75,000 200,000 230,000 385,000 450,000 500,000 500,000 600,000 1,000,000 1,500,000
5 300,000 234,040 35,200 35,200 35,200 100,000 100,000 300,000 300,000 350,000 350,000 385,000 385,000
Art 2 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 7 450,000 417,857 75,000 75,000 200,000 400,000 400,000 450,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000
FIXME 11 450,000 495,909 125,000 225,000 230,000 250,000 400,000 450,000 500,000 500,000 525,000 1,000,000 1,250,000
Arts 2 200,000 850,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000
Public Understanding 5 500,000 547,400 487,000 487,000 487,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 750,000 750,000
Global development 1 1,200,000 1,200,000 1,200,000 1,200,000 1,200,000 1,200,000 1,200,000 1,200,000 1,200,000 1,200,000 1,200,000 1,200,000 1,200,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Sundance Institute

Donor Total 2018 2017 2015 2014 2013 2011 2010 2009 2008 2006 2005 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1997 1995 1994 1983
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 5,455,000.00 0.00 1,250,000.00 500,000.00 1,000,000.00 225,000.00 450,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 525,000.00 250,000.00 230,000.00 125,000.00 500,000.00
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (filter this donee) 2,925,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 75,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 450,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sloan Foundation (filter this donee) 2,737,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 750,000.00 0.00 487,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 1,700,000.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 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 0.00
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 1,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,200,000.00 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
W. K. Kellogg Foundation (filter this donee) 770,200.00 0.00 385,000.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 35,200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Surdna Foundation (filter this donee) 400,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 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
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 75,000.00 0.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 15,337,200.00 100,000.00 4,235,000.00 1,300,000.00 1,750,000.00 1,925,000.00 1,050,000.00 750,000.00 400,000.00 1,087,000.00 75,000.00 75,000.00 200,000.00 75,000.00 35,200.00 450,000.00 525,000.00 250,000.00 230,000.00 125,000.00 500,000.00

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
Surdna Foundation100,000.00292018--https://surdna.org/grants-database/-- To provide closeout support for the Native American and Indigenous Program, whose mission is to support the creative and professional development of Native American and Indigenous film and media storytelling artists at all stages of their careers. This grant closes out our previous strategies in preparation for the rollout of our new arts and culture program, Radical Imagination for Racial Justice. Duration: 12 months.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation600,000.0062017-12-07Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/sundance-institute/1708-04870/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Knight Foundation1,500,000.0012017-07-10Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8064-- Grant period: 09/01/2017 - 08/31/2020; goal: To renew the Sundance Labs Initiative, a program that identifies and develops emerging film talent in the eight Knight resident communities.
MacArthur Foundation1,250,000.0022017FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- in support of the Sundance Institute Nonfiction Storytelling project. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Los Angeles.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation385,000.00202017-01-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2017/01/sundance-institute-full-circle-initiative-p3035576-- Purpose: Promote racial equity, healing and self-determination in Native American communities in New Mexico and Michigan by supporting the career development of Native youth filmmakers and raising the profile of Native filmmakers and narratives through public screenings throughout Native communities; Grant period: 2017-01-01 to 2018-12-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Michigan|New Mexico|California.
Sloan Foundation500,000.00102017Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8273-- Grant investigator: Michelle Satter; to support a science and technology film program at the nation's pre-eminent independent film center that includes screenwriting fellowships, feature film prizes, science and film panels, and associated outreach.
Sloan Foundation500,000.00102015Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7241-- Grant investigator: Michelle Satter; to support a science and technology film program at the nation's pre-eminent independent film center that includes screenwriting fellowships, feature film prizes, science and film panels, and associated outreach.
Surdna Foundation300,000.00222015--https://surdna.org/grants-database/-- To support the Native American and Indigenous Film Program, which supports most innovative and exciting Native and Indigenous film storytellers working today, including emerging and established filmmakers creating feature films, short films, episodic content, and multimedia works. Duration: 36 months.
MacArthur Foundation500,000.00102015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of two projects, one to place short documentaries on the websites of major news organizations, and the other to fund and disseminate immersive journalism projects using virtual reality techniques. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Los Angeles.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation400,000.00182014-09-11Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/sundance-institute/31400628/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation350,000.00212014-05-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2014/05/sundance-institute-full-circle-initiative-p3025207-- Purpose: Support native youth filmmaking talent linking them to education and career pipelines across fields of independent filmmaking, using structural strategies where native communities heal by telling their own stories; Grant period: 2014-05-01 to 2016-04-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Michigan|New Mexico|California.
MacArthur Foundation1,000,000.0042014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Documentary Film Program (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Los Angeles.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,200,000.0032013-11-15Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to engage professional and amateur filmmakers on building awareness of global health, poverty and development issues; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
MacArthur Foundation225,000.00252013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Documentary Film Program. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Los Angeles.
Sloan Foundation500,000.00102013Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7252-- Grant investigator: Michelle Satter; to support a science and technology film program at Sundance that includes film fellowships, film prizes, and film panels and outreach.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation600,000.0062011-09-15Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/sundance-institute/31100684/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
MacArthur Foundation450,000.00162011FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Documentary Film Program (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Los Angeles.
Sloan Foundation750,000.0052010Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7282-- Grant investigator: Anne Lai; to support a program of science and technology films, film panels, and film fellowships at Sundance.
MacArthur Foundation400,000.00182009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the Documentary Film Program (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Los Angeles.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation600,000.0062008-09-18Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/sundance-institute/30800740/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Sloan Foundation487,000.00152008Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7295-- Grant investigator: Kenneth Brecher; to support a program of S&T films, film panels and film fellowships at Sundance.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation75,000.00302006-09-15Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/sundance-institute/30600698/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Hewlett Foundation75,000.00302005-10-17Art/performing artshttps://hewlett.org/grants/sundance-institute-for-general-support-of-the-bay-area-artists-fellowship-program/-- For General Support Of The Bay Area Artists' Fellowship Program.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation200,000.00262003-03-21Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/sundance-institute/10300692/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Hewlett Foundation75,000.00302002-10-24Art/performing artshttps://hewlett.org/grants/sundance-institute-for-fellowships-for-bay-area-artists/-- For Fellowships For Bay Area Artists.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation35,200.00332001-12-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2002/01/filmakingnative-american-youth-p0093238-- Purpose: Involve Native American youth in programs to provide new learning opportunities in filmmaking and to support their development as agents of social change; Grant period: 2001-12-01 to 2002-11-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Utah|California.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation450,000.00162000-06-16Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/sundance-institute/20000645/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
MacArthur Foundation525,000.0091999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Latin American film program (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Los Angeles.
MacArthur Foundation250,000.00231997FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Latin American film program (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Los Angeles.
MacArthur Foundation230,000.00241995FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Latin American film program (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Los Angeles.
MacArthur Foundation125,000.00281994FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Latin American film program. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Los Angeles.
MacArthur Foundation500,000.00101983FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To establish a production assistance program fund, to provide strategic financial investments for independent feature films. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Los Angeles.
Knight Foundation200,000.0026--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6016-- Grant period: 07/01/2013 - 06/30/2014; goal: To implement the Knight Fellows Pilot Project in Miami and Philadelphia - providing filmmakers in Knight resident communities with an opportunity to participate in local programs modeled on the success of the Sundance Institute's intensive film-making workshops.