Trustees of Boston College donations received

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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 9 300,046 322,166 14,573 14,573 23,014 129,130 261,130 300,046 400,000 450,000 511,676 809,928 809,928
Sustainable Public Finance 3 129,130 317,877 14,573 14,573 14,573 14,573 129,130 129,130 129,130 809,928 809,928 809,928 809,928
Criminal justice reform 1 23,014 23,014 23,014 23,014 23,014 23,014 23,014 23,014 23,014 23,014 23,014 23,014 23,014
Human Sciences 2 261,130 386,403 261,130 261,130 261,130 261,130 261,130 261,130 511,676 511,676 511,676 511,676 511,676
Character Virtue Development 1 300,046 300,046 300,046 300,046 300,046 300,046 300,046 300,046 300,046 300,046 300,046 300,046 300,046
FIXME 2 400,000 425,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 450,000 450,000 450,000 450,000 450,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Trustees of Boston College

Donor Total 2017 2016 2015 2014
John Templeton Foundation (filter this donee) 1,072,852.00 0.00 0.00 811,722.00 261,130.00
Arnold Ventures (filter this donee) 953,631.00 809,928.00 129,130.00 0.00 14,573.00
Barr Foundation (filter this donee) 850,000.00 400,000.00 450,000.00 0.00 0.00
Public Welfare Foundation (filter this donee) 23,014.00 0.00 0.00 23,014.00 0.00
Total 2,899,497.00 1,209,928.00 579,130.00 834,736.00 275,703.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (9 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 9)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Barr Foundation400,000.0042017-12-05FIXME To support City Connects in Boston Public Schools.
Arnold Ventures809,928.0012017Sustainable Public Finance To support the Center for Retirement Research.
Barr Foundation450,000.0032016-12-07FIXME To support City Connects in Boston Public Schools.
Arnold Ventures129,130.0072016Sustainable Public Finance To support research on the impact of government-sponsored automatic individual retirement accounts for private sector workers who do not have access to workplace retirement savings plans.
John Templeton Foundation511,676.0022015Human Sciences For project The transformation of lived religion in urban Latin America: a study of contemporary Latin Americans’ experience of the transcendent; Project leaders: Gustavo Morello,Nestor Da Costa. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
John Templeton Foundation300,046.0052015Character Virtue Development For project Cognitive Underpinnings and Consequences of Generosity; Project leaders: Sara Cordes. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
Public Welfare Foundation23,014.0082015Criminal justice reform/youth justice Term: 12 months. Support for research and a report with policy recommendations for reducing incarceration of girls in the juvenile justice system. Affected regions: Chestnut Hill, MA; affected countries: United States.
Arnold Ventures14,573.0092014Sustainable Public Finance To support the collection of data related to public retirement plans.
John Templeton Foundation261,130.0062014Human Sciences For project A Social Cognitive Developmental Approach to Folk Representations of God’s Mind; Project leaders: Liane Young,Adam Waytz. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.