The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia 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


Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 5 510,256 967,047 105,192 105,192 105,192 219,507 219,507 510,256 510,256 1,369,931 1,369,931 2,630,349 2,630,349
Evidence-Based Policy 3 219,507 278,318 105,192 105,192 105,192 105,192 219,507 219,507 219,507 510,256 510,256 510,256 510,256
Criminal justice reform 1 1,369,931 1,369,931 1,369,931 1,369,931 1,369,931 1,369,931 1,369,931 1,369,931 1,369,931 1,369,931 1,369,931 1,369,931 1,369,931
Genetics 1 2,630,349 2,630,349 2,630,349 2,630,349 2,630,349 2,630,349 2,630,349 2,630,349 2,630,349 2,630,349 2,630,349 2,630,349 2,630,349

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015
John Templeton Foundation (filter this donee) 2,630,349.00 0.00 0.00 2,630,349.00 0.00
Arnold Ventures (filter this donee) 2,204,886.00 219,507.00 510,256.00 1,369,931.00 105,192.00
Total 4,835,235.00 219,507.00 510,256.00 4,000,280.00 105,192.00

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 Ventures219,507.0042018Evidence-Based Policy To analyze the policy implications of incomplete death certificate data reporting on the federal response to the opioid crisis. Affected states: Virginia.
Arnold Ventures510,256.0032017Evidence-Based Policy To support a randomized controlled trial evaluating the impact of Core Knowledge Charter Schools in Denver, Colorado. Affected states: Virginia.
Arnold Ventures1,369,931.0022016Criminal justice reform To conduct interdisciplinary research on eyewitness identification. Affected states: Virginia.
John Templeton Foundation2,630,349.0012016Genetics For project Parallel Genomics: Functional cartography of extrachromosomal DNA; Project leaders: Jayakrishna Ambati,. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
Arnold Ventures105,192.0052015Evidence-Based Policy To investigate the impacts of behavioral nudge initiatives designed to improve college entry and completion rates for low-income students. Affected states: Virginia.