The Century 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

Facebook page TheCenturyFoundation
Twitter usernameTCFdotorg
Wikipedia page
Medium username@tcfdotorg

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 5 300,000 789,774 75,755 75,755 75,755 240,000 240,000 300,000 300,000 1,024,913 1,024,913 2,308,201 2,308,201
FIXME 2 75,755 157,878 75,755 75,755 75,755 75,755 75,755 75,755 240,000 240,000 240,000 240,000 240,000
New Initiatives 3 1,024,913 1,211,038 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 1,024,913 1,024,913 1,024,913 2,308,201 2,308,201 2,308,201 2,308,201

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee The Century Foundation

Donor Total 2018 2017 2015 2013 2011
Arnold Ventures (filter this donee) 3,633,114.00 2,308,201.00 1,024,913.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 315,755.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 75,755.00 240,000.00
Total 3,948,869.00 2,308,201.00 1,024,913.00 300,000.00 75,755.00 240,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (5 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 5)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Arnold Ventures2,308,201.0012018New Initiatives To provide policy expertise and public education regarding higher education quality and accountability at the federal and state levels.
Arnold Ventures1,024,913.0022017New Initiatives To protect consumers and curb predatory student lending practices.
Arnold Ventures300,000.0032015New Initiatives To identify reforms that address the unfair practices of for-profit colleges.
Ford Foundation75,755.0052013-11-01FIXME To conduct research on best practices in infrastructure finance and host a convening of key stakeholders. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation240,000.0042011-06-01FIXME For a task force to examine demographic trends in community colleges that tend toward economic and racial stratification, explore concerns raised by these trends and recommend solutions. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@9177888###Black or African American@@@9177891###Latin American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.