University of Maryland, College Park donations received

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Basic donee information

Facebook page UnivofMaryland
Twitter usernameUofMaryland
Wikipedia page,_College_Park
Instagram usernameunivofmaryland

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 14 300,000 499,977 19,858 20,000 43,000 50,000 198,975 300,000 400,000 465,272 800,000 1,693,316 2,140,000
Digital Technology 2 19,858 34,929 19,858 19,858 19,858 19,858 19,858 19,858 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
Economics 4 323,115 625,426 20,000 20,000 20,000 323,115 323,115 323,115 465,272 465,272 1,693,316 1,693,316 1,693,316
Public Understanding 2 43,000 44,750 43,000 43,000 43,000 43,000 43,000 43,000 46,500 46,500 46,500 46,500 46,500
FIXME 5 400,000 767,795 198,975 198,975 198,975 300,000 300,000 400,000 400,000 800,000 800,000 2,140,000 2,140,000
Working Longer 1 499,637 499,637 499,637 499,637 499,637 499,637 499,637 499,637 499,637 499,637 499,637 499,637 499,637

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee University of Maryland, College Park

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2011 2010 2009 1987 1984
Sloan Foundation (filter this donee) 3,160,698.00 499,637.00 89,500.00 1,743,316.00 0.00 19,858.00 465,272.00 20,000.00 323,115.00 0.00 0.00
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 2,338,975.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,140,000.00 0.00 0.00 198,975.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,200,000.00 300,000.00
Total 6,999,673.00 499,637.00 89,500.00 1,743,316.00 2,140,000.00 19,858.00 465,272.00 218,975.00 323,115.00 1,200,000.00 300,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (14 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 14)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Sloan Foundation499,637.0042018Working Longer/ Grant investigator: Katharine Abraham; to inform the design of questions to learn about alternative work arrangements among the population age 50 plus and provide new evidence on the role of these arrangements in older adults’ work lives.
Sloan Foundation46,500.00112017Public Understanding/Books Grant investigator: Jason Farman; support for Jason Farman’s Waiting for Word: How Message Delays Have Shaped History, Love, Technology, and Everything We Know, a book about technologies of communication, to be published by Yale University Press in late 2018/early 2019.
Sloan Foundation43,000.00122017Public Understanding/Books Grant investigator: Jeffrey Bub; to support the research and writing of a graphic non-fiction book on space-time, relativity, and gravity to be published by Princeton University Press.
Sloan Foundation50,000.00102016Digital Technology/Scholarly Communication Grant investigator: Philip Cohen; to support development and outreach activities of the SocArXiv preprint server.
Sloan Foundation1,693,316.0022016Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance Grant investigator: John Haltiwanger; initiative: Empirical Economic Research Enablers (EERE); to demonstrate how to estimate standard economic indicators using administrative data about business transactions.
Ford Foundation2,140,000.0012015-12-01FIXME Tie-off support for the DeVos Institute of Arts Management to provide in-depth consulting services for an exit program for participants in the Supporting Diverse Arts Spaces initiative. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9177414###Asian or Asian American@@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority@@@9177888###Black or African American@@@9177891###Latin American@@@9177892###Native American, American Indian, or Alaska Native; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Sloan Foundation19,858.00142014Digital Technology/Data & Computational Research Grant investigator: Neil Fraistat; to partially support a meeting to share best practices and opportunities in scholarly crowdsourcing across the sciences and humanities.
Sloan Foundation465,272.0052011Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance Grant investigator: Benjamin Bederson; to compile, study, and openly distribute a nationally standardized database of government health inspectors' restaurant ratings.
Ford Foundation198,975.0092010-02-01FIXME To conduct action research in collaboration with Peking University on ways to improve the success of disadvantaged students attending non-government universities in less developed regions of China. Affected regions: 223###China, People's Republic of###100; @@@; China; affected countries: FIXME.
Sloan Foundation20,000.00132010Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance Grant investigator: Clifford Rossi; to hold a workshop on "Frameworks for Systemic Risk Monitoring".
Sloan Foundation323,115.0072009Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance Grant investigator: Carmen Reinhart; to create and launch an International Financial Crisis Database that provides open access information about many countries, many centuries, and many variables.
MacArthur Foundation400,000.0061987FIXME To support the Nuclear History Project, a multinational project to record and analyze the impact of the nuclear age on national and international policies (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Maryland; affected cities: College Park.
MacArthur Foundation800,000.0031987FIXME To support the Center for International Security Studies, for institutional fellowships in peace and security studies and related research and support activities. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Maryland; affected cities: College Park.
MacArthur Foundation300,000.0081984FIXME To reinforce and promote effective and sustained collaboration among researchers from different fields on problems of international security, and for graduate student support (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Maryland; affected cities: College Park.