University of Bern 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

Twitter usernameunibern
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 4 150,000 419,574 91,615 91,615 91,615 150,000 150,000 150,000 601,485 601,485 835,196 835,196 835,196
Global health 2 91,615 463,406 91,615 91,615 91,615 91,615 91,615 91,615 835,196 835,196 835,196 835,196 835,196
Animal welfare 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
Natural Sciences 1 601,485 601,485 601,485 601,485 601,485 601,485 601,485 601,485 601,485 601,485 601,485 601,485 601,485

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee University of Bern

Donor Total 2018 2015 2013
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 926,811.00 0.00 91,615.00 835,196.00
John Templeton Foundation (filter this donee) 601,485.00 0.00 601,485.00 0.00
Open Philanthropy (filter this donee) 150,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 1,678,296.00 150,000.00 693,100.00 835,196.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (4 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 4)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Open Philanthropy150,000.0032018-11Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free Bollard Discretionary grant to develop and implement a pilot project for U.S. egg producers, equipment installers, and USDA extension agents to learn about management of high-welfare, cage-free systems in Switzerland, Sweden, Holland, and Belgium. The funds will support Dr. Michael Toscano, Group Leader of Switzerland’s Centre for Proper Housing of Poultry and Rabbits, and colleagues to develop the educational program and deploy it with approximately 20 U.S. producers, installers, and extension agents. Due to Switzerland’s ban of battery cages in 1992, its producers and scientists have more than 25 years of experience managing cage-free systems. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-12-12.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation91,615.0042015-07-28Global health/Medical education/training to establish a high-caliber scientific course that would cover various aspects of parasitology from molecular biology and epidemiology to genomics targeted for students in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
John Templeton Foundation601,485.0022015Natural Sciences For project The operational paradigm: its mathematical and philosophical frontiers; Project leaders: Gerhard Jaeger,Kentaro Sato. Affected regions: Europe; affected countries: FIXME.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation835,196.0012013-11-08Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDS to support Option B+ antiretroviral therapy for pregnant and breastfeeding women in Malawi; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Malawi.