Taxpayers for Common Sense donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Taxpayers for Common Sense 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 13 100,000 123,750 5,000 25,000 45,000 50,000 100,000 100,000 125,000 200,000 208,750 250,000 300,000
Environment 1 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
Population 3 100,000 75,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
Environmentalism 6 125,000 161,667 45,000 45,000 50,000 50,000 125,000 125,000 200,000 250,000 250,000 300,000 300,000
2 75,000 141,875 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 208,750 208,750 208,750 208,750 208,750
FIXME 1 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Taxpayers for Common Sense

Donor Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2012 2011 2008 2006 2005 2002
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 1,195,000.00 300,000.00 200,000.00 250,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 125,000.00 25,000.00 200,000.00 45,000.00 0.00
Walton Family Foundation (filter this donee) 283,750.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 208,750.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00
Total 1,608,750.00 300,000.00 200,000.00 250,000.00 50,000.00 208,750.00 325,000.00 25,000.00 200,000.00 45,000.00 5,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (13 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 13)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Hewlett Foundation300,000.0012017-09-17Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/taxpayers-for-common-sense-for-the-energy-and-natural-resources-program-1/-- For The Energy And Natural Resources Program.
Hewlett Foundation200,000.0042016-09-14Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/taxpayers-for-common-sense-for-the-energy-and-natural-resources-program-0/-- For The Energy And Natural Resources Program.
Hewlett Foundation250,000.0022015-07-13Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/taxpayers-for-common-sense-for-the-energy-and-natural-resources-program/-- For The Energy And Natural Resources Program.
Hewlett Foundation50,000.00102014-12-04Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/taxpayers-for-common-sense-for-the-methane-and-royalties-project/-- For The Methane And Royalties Project.
Walton Family Foundation208,750.0032012--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Hewlett Foundation125,000.0052011-07-18Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/taxpayers-for-common-sense-for-the-energy-reform-and-budget-accountability-project/-- For The Energy Reform And Budget Accountability Project.
Ford Foundation125,000.0052011-05-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to achieve a government that spends taxpayer dollars responsibly; operates within its means; & makes spending decisions that mirror the nation’s social, economic and democratic values. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Walton Family Foundation75,000.0092011--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Hewlett Foundation25,000.00122008-05-05Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/taxpayers-for-common-sense-for-support-of-the-agricultural-reform-initiative/-- For Support Of The Agricultural Reform Initiative.
Hewlett Foundation100,000.0072006-10-16Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/taxpayers-for-common-sense-for-the-agriculture-policy-reform-initiative/-- For The Agriculture Policy Reform Initiative.
Hewlett Foundation100,000.0072006-10-16Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/taxpayers-for-common-sense-for-the-agriculture-policy-reform-initiative/-- For The Agriculture Policy Reform Initiative.
Hewlett Foundation45,000.00112005-10-17Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/taxpayers-for-common-sense-for-an-organizational-effectiveness-grant-to-strategically-review-the-organizations-structure-policy-work-and-advocacy-activities/-- For An Organizational Effectiveness Grant To Strategically Review The Organization's Structure, Policy Work, And Advocacy Activities.
John Merck Fund5,000.00132002-03Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support a study of the implications of potential takings provisions in international trade agreements.