The City Fund 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

We do not have any donee information for the donee The City Fund 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 2 27,700,852 50,175,926 27,700,852 27,700,852 27,700,852 27,700,852 27,700,852 27,700,852 72,651,000 72,651,000 72,651,000 72,651,000 72,651,000
Education 2 27,700,852 50,175,926 27,700,852 27,700,852 27,700,852 27,700,852 27,700,852 27,700,852 72,651,000 72,651,000 72,651,000 72,651,000 72,651,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee The City Fund

Donor Total 2018
Arnold Ventures (filter this donee) 100,351,852.00 100,351,852.00
Total 100,351,852.00 100,351,852.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (1 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Behind a Big Bet by Top K-12 Philanthropists on a Different Way to Run Schools2018-08-09Caitlin Reilly Inside PhilanthropyLaura and John Arnold Foundation Hastings Fund The City Fund Third-party coverage of donor strategyEducationThe article describes the setting up of The City Fund, which is seeded with money from the Hastings Fund (a fund with the wealth of Netflix founder Reed Hastings) and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. The article discusses how the Arnold Foundation has expanded its US education philanthropy strategy beyond charter schools to charter-like public schools. It also discusses how the Arnold Foundation is reducing its focus on education, and how its education team is moving over to the City Fund. The possibility of the Arnold Foundation spinning off its education program entirely is also mooted. Neerav Kingsland, who worked with both donor foundations (CEO of Hastings Fund, Senior Education Fellow at Arnold Foundation) will lead the City Fund

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (2 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 2)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Arnold Ventures27,700,852.0022018Education To improve the quality of public education in cities across the United States.
Arnold Ventures72,651,000.0012018Education To provide general operating support.