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Basic donee information

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Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 83 25,000 858,471 -516 12,500 15,000 17,500 20,000 25,000 37,646 56,300 200,000 815,979 37,207,980
Agriculture 2 -516 18,378 -516 -516 -516 -516 -516 -516 37,273 37,273 37,273 37,273 37,273
FIXME 22 99,000 341,977 5,000 25,000 28,850 44,842 56,300 99,000 175,000 379,640 750,000 1,000,000 1,500,000
48 17,500 25,970 5,000 10,000 12,500 15,000 17,500 17,500 17,500 25,000 35,000 41,613 200,000
Jewish life 2 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000
Special Projects 1 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000
Education 2 200,000 600,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
Nutrition 4 2,084,359 5,827,087 321,841 321,841 321,841 2,084,359 2,084,359 2,084,359 4,995,748 4,995,748 15,906,400 15,906,400 15,906,400
SF Bay Area 1 665,000 665,000 665,000 665,000 665,000 665,000 665,000 665,000 665,000 665,000 665,000 665,000 665,000
Global health 1 37,207,980 37,207,980 37,207,980 37,207,980 37,207,980 37,207,980 37,207,980 37,207,980 37,207,980 37,207,980 37,207,980 37,207,980 37,207,980

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee University of California

Donor Total 2016 2015 2012 2011 2009 2008 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1998 1996 1995 1994 1993 1990 1988 1987 1985 1984 1981 1980
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 60,553,084.51 321,841.00 2,084,359.00 0.00 4,995,748.00 36,756.51 15,906,400.00 37,207,980.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 6,984,643.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 75,000.00 0.00 99,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 815,979.00 0.00 1,025,000.00 175,000.00 2,250,000.00 1,200,000.00 1,344,664.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 1,890,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 665,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation (filter this donee) 1,147,560.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 90,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 30,000.00 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 219,260.00 289,051.00 160,000.00 305,000.00 0.00 24,249.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Wellcome Trust (filter this donee) 538,842.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 268,326.00 48,485.00 217,031.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Walton Family Foundation (filter this donee) 99,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00 12,500.00 12,500.00 12,500.00 12,500.00 7,500.00 6,500.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nathan Cummings Foundation (filter this donee) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 71,253,129.51 321,841.00 2,084,359.00 5,000.00 5,085,748.00 61,756.51 15,931,400.00 37,407,980.00 12,500.00 12,500.00 1,310,826.00 90,985.00 889,531.00 81,500.00 10,000.00 318,260.00 329,051.00 160,000.00 305,000.00 815,979.00 24,249.00 1,025,000.00 175,000.00 2,250,000.00 1,200,000.00 1,344,664.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (3 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
A Research Funder Knocks on the NIH's Door Looking for Ideas—And Big Grants Flow2018-01-11Tate Williams Inside PhilanthropyOpen Philanthropy Project Arizona State University University of Notre Dame Rockefeller University University of California, San Francisco Third-party coverage of donor strategyScientific researchThe article discusses the Open Philanthropy Project second chance funding program for rejected applicants of the National Institutes of Health transformative R01 program
The Sandler Way: Where Big Philanthropy Meets the Art of Common Sense2015-01-27David Callahan Inside PhilanthropySandler Foundation American Civil Liberties Union ProPublica Center for Responsible Lending American Asthma Foundation University of California, San Francisco Center for American Progress Human Rights Watch Stanford University Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Third-party coverage of donor strategyThe Inside Philanthropy article discusses the giving strategy of the Sandler Foundation, backed by the wealth of Herb and Marion Sandler that they made by growing and then selling the Golden West Financial Corporation. The article identifies a few key principles of the foundation's giving: (1) focus money where it can make a big difference (in many cases, this leads to the creation of new nonprofits), (2) look for leverage points (i.e., look for cases where spending some money can lead to more resoures from others being allocated and greater long-term results), (3) obsess over due diligence, (4) back great leaders, (5) provide long term general support (in contrast to support tied to a specific program area)
Self-Made Philanthropists2008-03-09Joe Nocera New York TimesSandler Foundation Human Rights Watch American Civil Liberties Union Acorn Center for Responsible Lending Center for American Progress ProPublica University of California, San Francisco Third-party coverage of donor strategyThe New York Times Magazine article discusses the giving of couple Herb and Marion Sandler, who made a fortune off of Golden West Financial Corporation, a savings and loan operation in California. The couple began their giving in the 1980s, first as individual donors and then through the Sandler Foundation which they created. Key distinguishing features of the foundation, as highlighted in the article include: a "philanthrocapitalist" approach that relies on extensive vetting of nonprofits before making long, multi-year commitments to them, financing the creation of new nonprofits if necessary, and close engagement with grantees

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (83 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 83)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation321,841.00142016-06-29Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide the evidence base for development and scaling-up of programs using lipid-based nutrient supplements to prevent malnutrition in vulnerable populations in Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation2,084,359.0042015-09-08Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide the evidence base for development and scaling-up of programs using lipid-based nutrient supplements to prevent malnutrition in vulnerable populations in Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
Wellcome Trust5,000.00812012-06-25FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- Heredity under the Microscope: the Study of Human Chromosomes, 1950s-1970s. Affected regions: International; affected countries: United States.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation4,995,748.0032011-09-27Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide the evidence base for development and scaling-up of programs using lipid-based nutrient supplements to prevent malnutrition in vulnerable populations in Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation15,000.00652011--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation25,000.00422011--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation25,000.00422011--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation25,000.00422011--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
Hewlett Foundation25,000.00422009-11-16Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/university-of-california-for-a-project-reworking-the-uc-systems-budget/-- For A Project Reworking The UC System's Budget.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-516.49832009-11-11Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a study of intellectual property rights for improved crops to serve small holder farmers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation37,273.00352009-02-20Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a study of intellectual property rights for improved crops to serve small holder farmers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation15,906,400.0022008-10-30Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide the evidence base for development and scaling-up of programs using lipid-based nutrient supplements to prevent malnutrition in vulnerable populations in Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
Walton Family Foundation25,000.00422008--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation37,207,980.0012006-11-16Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the Women's Global Health Imperative's work researching the protection of the cervix as a method of HIV prevention; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South africa|Zimbabwe.
Hewlett Foundation200,000.00162006-10-16Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/university-of-california-for-planning-a-major-policy-research-analysis-and-technical-assistance-center-to-address-access-resource-and-equity-issues-facing-californias-underrepresented-and-disenf/-- For Planning A Major Policy Research, Analysis And Technical Assistance Center To Address Access, Resource, And Equity Issues Facing California's Underrepresented And Disenfranchised Residents.
Walton Family Foundation12,500.00702005--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Walton Family Foundation12,500.00702004--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Hewlett Foundation1,000,000.0072003-10-20Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/university-of-california-for-the-development-of-tools-to-permit-broader-access-to-the-worlds-leading-libraries-and-other-cultural-institutions-around-the-world/-- For The Development Of Tools To Permit Broader Access To The World's Leading Libraries And Other Cultural Institutions Around The World.
Wellcome Trust134,825.00192003-07-03FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- Protease signalling to the nervous system. Affected regions: International; affected countries: United States.
Wellcome Trust133,501.00202003-01-21FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- Histone modifications in gene coding regions. Affected regions: International; affected countries: United States.
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation15,000.00652003--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation15,000.00652003--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
Walton Family Foundation12,500.00702003--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Wellcome Trust48,485.00262002-03-13FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- Possible participation of attention in motor learning of saccadic eye movements. Affected regions: International; affected countries: United States.
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation15,000.00652002--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation15,000.00652002--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
Walton Family Foundation12,500.00702002--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Hewlett Foundation665,000.00122001-10-15SF Bay Areahttps://hewlett.org/grants/university-of-california-for-the-welfare-policy-research-project/-- For The Welfare Policy Research Project.
Wellcome Trust19,416.00512001-07-04FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- Physiological and pathophysiological autoregulatory mechanisms governing nitric oxide signalling. Affected regions: International; affected countries: United States.
Wellcome Trust56,300.00252001-07-04FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- Molecular mechanism of transplant rejection. 6 month no cost extension. Affected regions: International; affected countries: United States.
Wellcome Trust28,850.00402001-07-04FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- Molecular mechanism of transplant rejection. Affected regions: International; affected countries: United States.
Wellcome Trust44,842.00272001-07-04FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- Intracellular determinants of the angiogenic (vascular endothelial growth factor) gene response in skeletal muscle during exercise in health, ageing and chronically O2-delivery-limited humans. Affected regions: International; affected countries: United States.
Wellcome Trust42,100.00282001-01-23FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- Uncoupling the biological effects of the costimulatory molecules CTLA-4 and CD28. Affected regions: International; affected countries: United States.
Wellcome Trust25,523.00412001-01-23FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- Neural correlates of human stereoscopic depth perception. Affected regions: International; affected countries: United States.
Walton Family Foundation7,500.00782001--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Walton Family Foundation6,500.00802000--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
MacArthur Foundation75,000.00222000FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For "Re-scaling Economy, Devolving Power: The Dynamics of Sustainability, Risk and Citizenship in Southeast Asia.". Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.
Walton Family Foundation10,000.00761998--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation10,000.00761996--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation17,500.00521996--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation17,500.00521996--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation17,500.00521996--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation17,500.00521996--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation37,646.00311996--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation41,614.00291996--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation60,000.00241996--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
MacArthur Foundation99,000.00211996FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support policy research on serious youth violence and the juvenile court's response to violent offenders. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation7,000.00791995--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation17,500.00521995--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation17,500.00521995--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation17,500.00521995--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation37,646.00311995--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation37,646.00311995--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation37,646.00311995--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation41,613.00301995--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation75,000.00221995--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
Nathan Cummings Foundation20,000.00491995Jewish life/Jewish Spiritualityhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201094333/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual95/000132.html-- RELIGION and television conference to promote a more positive depiction of religion on the networks,.
Nathan Cummings Foundation20,000.00491995Jewish life/Social Justicehttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201094333/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual95/000132.html-- RELIGION and television conference to promote a more positive depiction of religion on the networks,.
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation35,000.00361994--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation30,000.00381994--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation30,000.00381994--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation17,500.00521994--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation17,500.00521994--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation17,500.00521994--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation12,500.00701994--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation5,000.00811993--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation12,500.00701993--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation17,500.00521993--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation17,500.00521993--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation17,500.00521993--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation35,000.00361993--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation200,000.00161993--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
MacArthur Foundation815,979.0091990FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a network collaborative research project on crawling and walking as an organizer of psychological development during the first seven to 10 months of age. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation24,249.00481988--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
MacArthur Foundation1,000,000.0071987FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For the Interdisciplinary Group for International Security Studies, to support institutional fellowships in peace and security studies and related research and support activities. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.
MacArthur Foundation25,000.00421987FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For the research project "Studies in the Discourse of Peace and Security.". Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.
MacArthur Foundation175,000.00181985FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For research equipment for work with the Consortium on the Biology of Parasitic Diseases. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.
MacArthur Foundation1,500,000.0051984FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support participation in the Consortium on the Biology of Parasitic Diseases. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.
MacArthur Foundation750,000.00101984FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To reinforce and promote effective and sustained collaboration among researchers from different fields on problems of international security (over three years); for graduate student fellowships in the international security field (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.
MacArthur Foundation1,200,000.0061981FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- Support to establish a John D. MacArthur Chair. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.
MacArthur Foundation715,024.00111980FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support an interdisciplinary study of the life course, with the participants now in late middle age. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.
MacArthur Foundation250,000.00151980FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support research on the effects of permissive, authoritarian, and authoritative childrearing practices on competence in children and adolescents. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.
MacArthur Foundation379,640.00131980FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To identify age-related changes in sources of stress, patterns of coping, and adaptational outcomes among middle-aged and older adults. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.