University of British Columbia donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page universityofbc
Websitehttps://www.ubc.ca/
Twitter usernameUBC
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_British_Columbia
Instagram usernameuniversityofbc
Medium usernameubcscience

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 24 137,618 1,253,358 4,500 20,000 50,000 75,000 100,000 137,618 287,500 331,926 785,099 1,499,863 16,999,992
1 4,500 4,500 4,500 4,500 4,500 4,500 4,500 4,500 4,500 4,500 4,500 4,500 4,500
FIXME 3 40,000 35,332 4,936 4,936 4,936 4,936 40,000 40,000 40,000 61,060 61,060 61,060 61,060
Higher Education 2 20,000 411,972 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 803,943 803,943 803,943 803,943 803,943
Global health 13 287,500 2,117,667 50,000 75,000 100,000 100,000 232,577 287,500 310,000 405,201 1,499,863 6,999,991 16,999,992
Animal welfare 1 50,186 50,186 50,186 50,186 50,186 50,186 50,186 50,186 50,186 50,186 50,186 50,186 50,186
Nutrition 2 100,000 193,750 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 287,500 287,500 287,500 287,500 287,500
Natural Sciences 2 393,691 589,395 393,691 393,691 393,691 393,691 393,691 393,691 785,099 785,099 785,099 785,099 785,099

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee University of British Columbia

Donor Total 2018 2017 2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2001
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 27,917,168.00 137,618.00 1,117,577.00 431,926.00 1,499,863.00 17,480,193.00 150,000.00 6,999,991.00 100,000.00 0.00
John Templeton Foundation (filter this donee) 1,178,790.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 785,099.00 393,691.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sloan Foundation (filter this donee) 823,943.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 823,943.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Foundational Questions Institute (filter this donee) 101,060.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 61,060.00 0.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00 0.00
Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donee) 50,186.00 50,186.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Wellcome Trust (filter this donee) 4,936.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,936.00 0.00 0.00
Earhart Foundation (filter this donee) 4,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,500.00
Total 30,080,583.00 187,804.00 1,117,577.00 431,926.00 2,346,022.00 18,697,827.00 150,000.00 7,044,927.00 100,000.00 4,500.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (24 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 24)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Open Philanthropy Project50,186.0062018-11Animal welfare/factory farming/pig/talent pipelinehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/university-of-british-columbia-research-pig-welfare-chinaLewis Bollard Discretionary grant to enable animal welfare science student Maria Chen to produce a Masters thesis on pig welfare in China. Her planned research could identify reform opportunities on mid-sized pig farms. Grant is devoted to building a talent pipeline for farm animal welfare research in China. Affected countries: China; announced: 2018-12-12.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation137,618.00122018-05-02Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate therapies and technologies in models relevant to improve gut health and prevent stunting for children in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation232,577.00132017-08-17Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to bring together a suite of interventions to test new strategies for monitoring, prevention, and treatment of pre-eclampsia in various low resource settings; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Africa.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation287,500.00142017-05-03Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to validate the murine model of malnutrition and environmental enteric disease. A Better Understanding of Malnutrition and Environmental Enteric Disease. Investment start date: 5/3/2017 to end date: 12/31/2019. Grantee name: University of British Columbia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation287,500.00142017-05-03Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to validate the murine model of malnutrition and environmental enteric disease. A Better Understanding of Malnutrition and Environmental Enteric Disease. Investment start date: 5/3/2017 to end date: 12/31/2019. Grantee name: University of British Columbia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation310,000.00162017-04-10Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate therapies and technologies in models relevant to improve gut health and prevent stunting for children in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.0092015-10-09Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to better identify children at increased risk of dying from pneumonia by adapting near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) that can measure tissue oxygenation levels, which will be reduced in children with malnutrition.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation331,926.00172015-01-27Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support assessment of research needed to address critical questions on immunology in pregnant women and neonates to understand the effect of the immune response in pregnancy and neonates on the safety and efficacy of maternal immunization; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,499,863.00222013-09-10Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to bring together a suite of interventions to test new strategies for monitoring, prevention, and treatment of pre-eclampsia in various low resource settings; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Africa.
Foundational Questions Institute61,060.0072013FIXMEhttps://fqxi.org/grants/large/awardees/view/__details/2013/van+raamsdonk-- Project title: Gravity and Information. Earmark: Mark Van Raamsdonk.
John Templeton Foundation785,099.00202013Natural Scienceshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project The Emergence of Prosocial Religions: How Cultural Evolution Favored Beliefs and Rituals that Galvanize Large-scale Cooperation; Project leaders: Ara Norenzayan, Joseph Henrich. Affected regions: North America; affected countries: FIXME.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation16,999,992.00242012-10-19Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to bring together a suite of interventions to test new strategies for monitoring, prevention, and treatment of pre-eclampsia in various low resource settings; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Africa.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation75,000.0082012-02-07Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to convene an open, abstract-driven workshop for researchers involved in HIV/AIDS in treatment as prevention to share data, protocols, and findings, and to foster an open collaborative environment regarding this important area of research; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation405,201.00192012-02-01Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to bring together a suite of interventions to test new strategies for monitoring, prevention, and treatment of pre-eclampsia in various low resource settings; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Africa.
Sloan Foundation803,943.00212012Higher Education/Science of Learning STEMhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7544-- Grant investigator: Lorne Whitehead; to enable the Bay View Alliance to accelerate the rate of adaptation, exploration, and effective integration of methods of instruction that better support improved student learning, targeting key STEM gateway courses.
John Templeton Foundation393,691.00182012Natural Scienceshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Intrinsic and Environmental decoherence; Project leaders: Philip Stamp. Affected regions: North America; affected countries: FIXME.
Sloan Foundation20,000.0032012Higher Education/Science of Learning STEMhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7550-- Grant investigator: Lorne Whitehead; to accelerate the rate of exploration, adaptation and effective integration of methods of instruction that better support improved student learning, with a focus on undergraduate STEM education.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.0092011-10-11Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test if modifying dietary intake of pregnant mothers can lead to the establishment of healthy microflora in an offspring’s intestinal tract once they are born to help bolster the immune response and reduce susceptibility of disease in infants.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation50,000.0052011-04-20Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide support for the Treatment as Prevention International Workshop. Treatment as Prevention International Workshop. Investment start date: 4/20/2011 to end date: 10/31/2011. Grantee name: University of British Columbia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation6,999,991.00232010-11-12Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to bring together a suite of interventions to test new strategies for monitoring, prevention, and treatment of pre-eclampsia in various low resource settings; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Africa.
Wellcome Trust4,936.0022010-06-14FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- Exploring images of the brain in popular culture; media analysis and neuroethics in drama. Affected regions: International; affected countries: Canada.
Foundational Questions Institute40,000.0042010FIXMEhttps://fqxi.org/grants/large/awardees/view/__details/2010/karczmarek-- Project title: The nature of time, emergent spacetimes and nonabelian physics. Earmark: Joanna Karczmarek.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.0092009-09-23Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an inexpensive hand-held device to separate healthy red-blood cells from malaria-parasite infected blood cells which become more rigid, and count cells in these stages to determine the state of infection and inform treatment options; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
Earhart Foundation4,500.0012001--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/earhart-foundation/--