Trustees of Boston University donations received

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Table of contents

Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 26 250,000 450,819 25,000 75,000 150,000 200,000 250,000 250,000 350,000 400,000 769,472 1,039,609 2,000,000
11 200,000 407,879 25,000 75,000 75,000 115,000 150,000 200,000 350,000 360,000 769,472 775,000 1,592,200
Journalism, Technology 1 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
FIXME 8 300,000 593,125 200,000 200,000 220,000 225,000 300,000 300,000 400,000 400,000 1,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000
Technology, Journalism 3 250,000 300,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000
Technology 1 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Journalism 1 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Human Sciences 1 1,039,609 1,039,609 1,039,609 1,039,609 1,039,609 1,039,609 1,039,609 1,039,609 1,039,609 1,039,609 1,039,609 1,039,609 1,039,609

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

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2007 2006 1999 1994 1990
W. K. Kellogg Foundation (filter this donee) 4,486,672.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 769,472.00 360,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 200,000.00 115,000.00 775,000.00 1,617,200.00
Barr Foundation (filter this donee) 3,525,000.00 0.00 2,300,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 1,450,000.00 250,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 1,220,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 220,000.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
John Templeton Foundation (filter this donee) 1,039,609.00 0.00 0.00 1,039,609.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 11,721,281.00 250,000.00 2,350,000.00 2,389,609.00 769,472.00 360,000.00 625,000.00 150,000.00 220,000.00 750,000.00 200,000.00 115,000.00 775,000.00 1,617,200.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (26 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 26)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Knight Foundation250,000.00132018-10-19Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8215-- Grant period: 08/01/2018 - 01/31/2020; goal: Design and conduct experiments to deepen relationships with multi-platform audiences and share the learnings across seven local public radio outlets. Learn more at kf.org/bizlab18.
Barr Foundation2,000,000.0012017-12-05FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To provide capital and programming support for WBUR CitySpace.
Knight Foundation50,000.00252017-06-22Journalism, Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8018-- Grant period: 06/19/2017 - 06/19/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology; goal: Experimenting with the effectiveness of combatting the spread of misinformation through real-time online interventions, such as direct messages to users who post or share false information.
Barr Foundation300,000.00122017-03-27FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To support a new investigative reporting unit at WBUR.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation350,000.00112016-11-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2016/10/ed-vance-a-pathway-of-excellence-for-teachers-of-color-planning-phase-p3034355-- Purpose: Strengthen the teachers of color pipeline through partnering with minority serving institutions in the development of an alternative teacher education program; Grant period: 2016-11-01 to 2018-06-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts.
Barr Foundation1,000,000.0042016-09-21FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To expand and diversify the content, personnel, and formats of WBUR’s The ARTery.
John Templeton Foundation1,039,609.0032016Human Scienceshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project The role of religious exposure in children’s conceptualization of the invisible and the impossible; Project leaders: Kathleen Corriveau,Paul Harris. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation769,472.0062015-07-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2015/06/the-online-gabe-system-promoting-health-in-young-black-men-by-mitigating-risks-with-tailored-interve-- Purpose: Promote health in young black men and their future children by risk-specific tailored interventions, behavior change and healthcare engagement by developing/testing the Gabe System that uses online conversational agents; Grant period: 2015-07-01 to 2019-06-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Connecticut|Massachusetts|Mississippi|New York.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation360,000.00102014-01-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2013/12/the-gabby-preconception-care-system-p3024018-- Purpose: Empower young minority women to set positive family planning/reproductive health agendas by completing development of a web application intended to reduce racial disparities in maternal and infant morbidity and mortality; Grant period: 2014-01-01 to 2016-12-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts.
Barr Foundation225,000.00172013-12-04FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To support the Institute of Nonprofit Management and Leadership’s Core Certificate and Community Fellows Program, which is now operating in partnership with Tufts University.
Ford Foundation400,000.0072013-10-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Final support for the Global Economic Governance Initiative’s work on the regulation of global capital flows and the need to create space for such regulation under international trade treaties. Affected regions: 276###Developing Countries###50@@@1110###Worldwide###50; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation75,000.00232012-08-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2013/06/mirebalais-planning-initiative-p3021069-1-- Purpose: Strengthen and expand municipal capacity to forecast, regulate, and manage urban growth in Mirebalais, Haiti, by developing a collaborative planning process; Grant period: 2012-08-01 to 2015-12-31. Affected countries: Haiti|United States; affected states: Centre|Massachusetts.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation75,000.00232012-08-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2012/07/mirebalais-planning-initiative-p3021069-- Purpose: Strengthen and expand municipal capacity to forecast, regulate, and manage urban growth in Mirebalais, Haiti, by developing a collaborative planning process; Grant period: 2012-08-01 to 2015-12-31. Affected countries: Haiti|United States; affected states: Centre|Massachusetts.
Ford Foundation220,000.00182011-10-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Global Economic Governance Initiative to establish two task forces to outline and advance guidelines for (1) regulating capital flows, & (2) reforming the current global regime governing them. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation200,000.00192007-10-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Final core support for the Institute of Human Sciences to promote dialogue and engagement around effective transatlantic approaches to global issues. Affected regions: 321###Europe###50@@@1045###United States###50; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation150,000.00212007-06-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2007/07/healthy-steps-0125545-- Purpose: Promote normal child development into pediatric practice by supporting the Healthy Steps pediatric initiative; Grant period: 2007-06-01 to 2009-11-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts.
Ford Foundation400,000.0072007-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the School of Medicine's Healing Landscape Project to integrate the study of cross-cultural religion into medical education and clinical practice. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation200,000.00192006-02-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2006/06/african-presidential-roundtable-2006-p0119179-- Purpose: Promote African growth, development, stability, and integration into the global economy by supporting the African Presidential Roundtable 2006; Grant period: 2006-02-01 to 2007-10-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation115,000.00221999-01-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1999/02/mobility-and-public-policy-in-us-uk-0059985-- Purpose: Organize a conference and publish an edited volume entitled "Ethnicity, Social Mobility, and Public Policy in the United States and the United Kingdom"; Grant period: 1999-01-01 to 2001-04-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation775,000.0051994-11-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1994/10/pre-servicein-service-training-0024409-- Purpose: Strengthen inservice and preservice training for family and neighborhood service practitioners by establishing partnerships among universities and major collaboratives in Chelsea and Boston; Grant period: 1994-11-01 to 1998-10-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation1,592,200.0021990-09-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1990/10/closed-wkcb0090a-0001413-- Purpose: Strengthen leadership at the community level through program evaluation and development leadership materials for KILP; Grant period: 1990-09-01 to 1994-04-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation25,000.00261990-05-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1990/03/develop-conflict-resolution-training-0001121-- Purpose: Develop conflict resolution training materials for WKKF- assisted, community-based health programs; Grant period: 1990-05-01 to 1991-04-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts.
Knight Foundation250,000.0013--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4491-- Grant period: 12/01/2008 - 06/30/2010; goal: To fund a new model of sustainable, multimedia investigative journalism based at Boston University.
Knight Foundation250,000.0013--Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4787-- Grant period: 08/01/2010 - 03/31/2012; part of the challenge: Knight News Challenge; goal: To clearly show how modern technology can increase access to the courts with a pilot in the Quincy District Court in Massachusetts To foster greater access to the judicial process, this project will create a laboratory in a Boston courtroom to help establish best practices for digital coverage that can be replicated and adopted throughout the nation. While the legislative and executive branches have incorporated new technologies and social media, the courts still operate under the video and audio recording standards established in the 1970s and 80s. The courtroom will have a designated area for live blogging via a wifi network and the ability to live-stream court proceedings to the public. Working in conjunction with the Massachusetts court system, the project will publish the daily docket on the web and build a knowledge wiki for the public with common legal terms.
Knight Foundation250,000.0013--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6450-- Grant period: 07/10/2014 - 08/14/2015; goal: To launch the WBUR BizLab, a free-standing team to experiment with new revenue strategies to increase WBUR's future sustainability and share findings with the public media community.
Knight Foundation400,000.007--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4698-- Grant period: 04/01/2010 - 04/30/2012; goal: To establish revenue-generating projects at Boston University's New England Center for Investigative Reporting.