The Marshall Project 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

Wikipedia page

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 7 500,000 750,857 0 0 200,000 400,000 400,000 500,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,500,000 1,656,000 1,656,000
Criminal justice reform 4 200,000 675,000 0 0 0 200,000 200,000 200,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000
FIXME 2 400,000 450,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000
Justice & Opportunity 1 1,656,000 1,656,000 1,656,000 1,656,000 1,656,000 1,656,000 1,656,000 1,656,000 1,656,000 1,656,000 1,656,000 1,656,000 1,656,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee The Marshall Project

Donor Total 2018 2016 2014
Arnold Ventures (filter this donee) 2,500,000.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 1,000,000.00
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (filter this donee) 1,656,000.00 1,656,000.00 0.00 0.00
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 900,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 400,000.00
Public Welfare Foundation (filter this donee) 200,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00
Future Justice Fund (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 5,256,000.00 2,356,000.00 1,500,000.00 1,400,000.00

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

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Giving in the Light of Reason2018-05-17Marc Gunther Stanford Social Innovation ReviewOpen Philanthropy Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Future Justice Fund Good Ventures The Humane League Direct Action Everywhere Target Malaria University of Washington (Institute for Protein Design) Alliance for Safety and Justice The Marshall Project Third-party coverage of donor strategyCriminal justice reform|Animal welfare|Scientific researchAn in-depth profile of the Open Philanthropy Project and its grantmaking, with a particular focus on discussion of the top grants in animal welfare and scientific research. The organizational history, grantmaking process, and internal culture are also discussed. Referenced in by the same author.

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (7 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 7)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Ford Foundation500,000.0042018-03-01FIXME General support for journalistic reporting on criminal justice and immigration reform in the United States. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9177888###Black or African American@@@9177890###White or Causcasian@@@9191002###Multiracial or Multi Ethnic; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Public Welfare Foundation200,000.0062018Criminal justice reform Term: 12 months. Support for the "Changing the Narrative on Criminal Justice" Speaker Series. Affected regions: New York, NY; affected countries: United States.
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative1,656,000.0012018Justice & Opportunity Program: Criminal Justice Reform. Grant period: 2018–2020. The Marshall Project is a nonprofit news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system. This grant supports the Marshall Project's efforts to increase regionally-focused reporting.
Future Justice Fund----2017Criminal justice reform Cockburn For General Support. Affected countries: United States.
Arnold Ventures1,500,000.0022016Criminal justice reform To support nonpartisan, online news coverage of the criminal justice system.
Ford Foundation400,000.0052014-09-01FIXME To build and launch a newsroom devoted to criminal justice, and regularly publish high-impact investigative articles on the shortcomings of the criminal justice system and successful reforms. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Arnold Ventures1,000,000.0032014Criminal justice reform To support nonpartisan, online news coverage of the criminal justice system.