The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 20 186,500 549,791 29,827 40,000 88,995 99,923 160,080 186,500 251,054 352,170 694,901 904,365 4,930,270
Criminal justice reform 1 29,827 29,827 29,827 29,827 29,827 29,827 29,827 29,827 29,827 29,827 29,827 29,827 29,827
7 186,500 364,508 40,000 40,000 75,000 100,000 100,000 186,500 302,123 302,123 750,000 1,097,933 1,097,933
Sustainable Public Finance 6 99,923 158,374 88,995 88,995 88,995 88,995 99,923 99,923 160,080 160,080 160,080 352,170 352,170
Education 3 251,054 399,003 251,054 251,054 251,054 251,054 251,054 251,054 251,054 694,901 694,901 694,901 694,901
Evidence-Based Policy 2 432,547 668,456 432,547 432,547 432,547 432,547 432,547 432,547 904,365 904,365 904,365 904,365 904,365
Science and Technology 1 4,930,270 4,930,270 4,930,270 4,930,270 4,930,270 4,930,270 4,930,270 4,930,270 4,930,270 4,930,270 4,930,270 4,930,270 4,930,270

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2013 2012 2010 2008 2006 2004 1995
Arnold Ventures (filter this donee) 8,444,261.00 1,047,071.00 277,913.00 1,839,020.00 5,280,257.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
W. K. Kellogg Foundation (filter this donee) 2,476,556.00 0.00 0.00 1,097,933.00 0.00 750,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 302,123.00 40,000.00 186,500.00
Nathan Cummings Foundation (filter this donee) 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 10,995,817.00 1,047,071.00 277,913.00 2,936,953.00 5,280,257.00 750,000.00 100,000.00 75,000.00 302,123.00 40,000.00 186,500.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (20 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 20)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Arnold Ventures694,901.0052018Educationhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the production of tools to help education nonprofit organizations evaluate the effectiveness of local charter networks.
Arnold Ventures352,170.0072018Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research in its efforts to increase transparency around public sector pension plans.
Arnold Ventures88,995.00162017Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the Institute for Economic Policy Research.
Arnold Ventures99,923.00152017Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the Center on Poverty and Inequality.
Arnold Ventures88,995.00162017Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the Institute for Economic Policy Research.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation1,097,933.0022016-01-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2016/01/place-based-approaches-to-promoting-upward-mobility-new-evidence-from-big-data-p3032453-- Purpose: Conduct research that identifies placed-based approaches to promoting upward mobility by conducting "big-data" analysis; analysis of potential policy implications and levers at local, state and federal levels; and, in certain places, a qualitative analysis of the effects of neighborhood on mobility; Grant period: 2016-01-01 to 2019-01-01. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Louisiana|Michigan|Mississippi|New Mexico|California.
Arnold Ventures432,547.0062016Evidence-Based Policyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the Center for Education Policy Analysis in its evaluation of Ready4K.
Arnold Ventures904,365.0032016Evidence-Based Policyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the Institute for Economic Policy Research in its efforts to conduct research competitions designed to strengthen the body of high-quality research related to social insurance programs, tax policy, state and local government finances, retirement, education, and crime.
Arnold Ventures251,054.0092016Educationhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To expand the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Pension Tracker.
Arnold Ventures251,054.0092016Educationhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To expand the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Pension Tracker.
Arnold Ventures29,827.00202013Criminal justice reformhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To conduct research on pretrial criminal justice data.
Arnold Ventures160,080.00122013Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support educational efforts related to the state of California's municipal public sector pensions.
Arnold Ventures4,930,270.0012013Science and Technologyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the development of a center that is focused on improving the quality of medical research.
Arnold Ventures160,080.00122013Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support educational efforts related to the state of California's municipal public sector pensions.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation750,000.0042012-01-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2012/02/ven-habla-conmigo-come-talk-with-me-p3019434-- Purpose: Provide an evidence-based model program that accelerates early language development through increased parental engagement, building a stronger foundation for later literacy in children at risk for school failure; Grant period: 2012-01-01 to 2014-12-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation100,000.00142010-09-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2011/01/support-the-transition-work-of-the-center-on-philanthropy-and-civil-society-for-the-acquisition-of-t-- Purpose: Support the leveraging and learning of nonprofit sector best practices by investing in the merger of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and the Stanford Social Innovation Review; Grant period: 2010-09-01 to 2012-03-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California.
Nathan Cummings Foundation75,000.00182008--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/2008_audited_financials.pdf--
W. K. Kellogg Foundation302,123.0082006-06-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1900/01/center-for-deliberative-democracy-at-stanford-0122269-- Purpose: Improve understanding of the processes of citizen deliberation by integrating social science research with the actual practice of public consultation; Grant period: 2006-06-01 to 2009-03-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation40,000.00192004-11-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2005/04/technology-skills-for-youth-p0113871-- Purpose: Test the use of handheld computer devices by youngsters to survey social aspects of their communities and to develop a data base to share with policy-making agencies in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Grant period: 2004-11-01 to 2005-12-31. Affected countries: Brazil|United States; affected states: California.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation186,500.00111995-08-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1995/07/native-american-he-initiative-0034794-- Purpose: Improve education for Native Americans by identifying strategies, resources, and culturally appropriate programs to strengthen colleges and universities that serve this population; Grant period: 1995-08-01 to 1997-03-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California.