The Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth 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 Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth 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 13 150,000 282,462 25,000 35,000 50,000 75,000 150,000 150,000 250,000 450,000 450,000 455,000 1,200,000
FIXME 11 250,000 317,000 25,000 50,000 75,000 100,000 150,000 250,000 282,000 450,000 450,000 455,000 1,200,000
Technology 1 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000
Technology, Journalism 1 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee The Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Barr Foundation (filter this donee) 3,487,000.00 1,932,000.00 100,000.00 605,000.00 725,000.00 75,000.00 50,000.00
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 185,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 3,672,000.00 1,932,000.00 100,000.00 605,000.00 725,000.00 75,000.00 50,000.00

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
Barr Foundation1,200,000.0012018-09-19FIXME To advance transit-oriented development in Gateway Cities.
Barr Foundation450,000.0032018-06-20FIXME To provide core operating support.
Barr Foundation282,000.0052018-04-05FIXME To track public opinion on transportation leading up to the 2018 elections.
Barr Foundation100,000.0092017-08-17FIXME To research local accountability policy and practice to support education innovation.
Barr Foundation455,000.0022016-12-07FIXME To assess transit-oriented development potential in Gateway Cities.
Barr Foundation150,000.0072016-04-27FIXME To support the creation of a learning community to unlock opportunities in next-generation accountability for learners in small to midsize urban districts.
Barr Foundation250,000.0062015-11-30FIXME To conduct public-opinion surveys and engage key stakeholders about transportation issues statewide.
Barr Foundation25,000.00132015-07-30FIXME To collect data to better understand bus riders’ needs and current travel challenges and inform outreach efforts that can help dispel stereotypes of buses, bus riders, and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).
Barr Foundation450,000.0032015-06-23FIXME To provide core operating and capacity-building support.
Barr Foundation75,000.00102014-12-03FIXME To conduct two surveys in the Dudley Square community to understand bus-rider needs and current challenges.
Barr Foundation50,000.00112013-09-11FIXME To research and publish a policy brief on transit service best practices to inform Massachusetts’ 15 Regional Transit Authorities’ new service plans.
Knight Foundation35,000.0012--Technology Grant period: 08/15/2014 - 01/15/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology; goal: To allow journalists and the public to better monitor court cases through an online filing and database system for Massachusetts court records. MassINC and its partners will create an online filing and public database system for Massachusetts court records that includes an electronic copy of each source document inside the docket, as well as docket metadata. This product is for journalists and the general public interested in monitoring court cases. Digital access will increase newsrooms' capacity to report on legal proceedings.
Knight Foundation150,000.007--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 09/01/2012 - 08/31/2013; goal: To support a regional media network that will increase the public affairs and investigative reporting capacity of nine community newspapers.