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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page UniversityofMassachusetts
Websitehttp://www.massachusetts.edu/
Twitter usernameBostonSchools
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Massachusetts

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 22 100,000 250,230 10,000 64,634 67,000 75,000 90,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 153,100 220,906 2,595,505
Politics 1 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000
Global health 8 100,000 513,156 10,000 10,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 999,746 2,595,505 2,595,505
FIXME 2 64,634 132,317 64,634 64,634 64,634 64,634 64,634 64,634 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000
Natural Sciences 1 66,158 66,158 66,158 66,158 66,158 66,158 66,158 66,158 66,158 66,158 66,158 66,158 66,158
Health 3 75,000 72,333 67,000 67,000 67,000 67,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000
Special Projects 1 78,000 78,000 78,000 78,000 78,000 78,000 78,000 78,000 78,000 78,000 78,000 78,000 78,000
Sanitation 1 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000
Conflict Resolution 2 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
Waste management 1 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
1 153,100 153,100 153,100 153,100 153,100 153,100 153,100 153,100 153,100 153,100 153,100 153,100 153,100
Evidence-Based Policy 1 220,906 220,906 220,906 220,906 220,906 220,906 220,906 220,906 220,906 220,906 220,906 220,906 220,906

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee University of Massachusetts

Donor Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2009 2006 2004 2002 1997 1995 1992
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 4,295,251.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 999,746.00 2,795,505.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 288,000.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00 0.00 78,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Laura and John Arnold Foundation (filter this donee) 220,906.00 0.00 220,906.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nathan Cummings Foundation (filter this donee) 217,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 67,000.00
Barr Foundation (filter this donee) 200,000.00 200,000.00 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
W. K. Kellogg Foundation (filter this donee) 153,100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 153,100.00 0.00 0.00
John Templeton Foundation (filter this donee) 66,158.00 0.00 66,158.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Foundational Questions Institute (filter this donee) 64,634.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 64,634.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 5,505,049.00 200,000.00 287,064.00 10,000.00 100,000.00 178,000.00 999,746.00 2,795,505.00 300,000.00 64,634.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 153,100.00 150,000.00 67,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (22 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 22)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Barr Foundation200,000.00192017-11-21FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To continue to refine the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents' New Superintendents' Induction Program.
John Templeton Foundation66,158.0042016Natural Scienceshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Geometric proof and discovery: human and artificial intelligence; Project leaders: Tibor Beke, David Einstein. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation220,906.00202016Evidence-Based Policyhttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2016 - 2020. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts.
Hewlett Foundation10,000.0012015-05-05Politicshttps://hewlett.org/grants/university-of-massachusetts-for-support-of-research-on-party-centered-campaign-finance-laws-0/-- For Support Of Research On Party-centered Campaign Finance Laws.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.00102014-04-16Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to boost the discovery of new treatments for typhoid fever, which causes enteric dysfunction, by evaluating two genetically engineered mouse models that can be infected with the same Salmonella bacterium that causes the human disease.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Hewlett Foundation78,000.0082013-11-11Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/university-of-massachusetts-for-support-of-research-on-party-centered-campaign-finance-laws/-- For Support Of Research On Party-centered Campaign Finance Laws.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation90,000.0092013-04-19Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to convert the energy contained in human waste into electricity and remove the organic matter and nutrients that deteriorate ecosystems and allow pathogens to persist in water using a modular Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) designed to retrofit existing compost; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation10,000.0012013-04-19Global health/Health educationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to convert the energy contained in human waste into electricity and remove the organic matter and nutrients that deteriorate ecosystems and allow pathogens to persist in water using a modular Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) designed to retrofit existing compost; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation999,746.00212012-10-19Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to optimize the therapeutic activity and production of non-toxic, anti-roundworm proteins in food-grade bacteria to provide a cure for hookworms and other soil-transmitted helminths.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.00102011-10-07Waste management / disposalhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to adapt pit latrines to harvest organic substrates and nitrogen compounds in human waste using microbial fuel cells to transform the biochemical energy into carbon-neutral electricity.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation2,595,505.00222011-09-14Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an effective HIV vaccine to control the transmission of human immodeficiency viruses; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.00102011-04-11Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop novel siRNA-based therapies for preeclampsia and related disorders for use in the developing world to significantly improve mother and infant health worldwide.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.00102009-09-30Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test the idea of delivering small interfering RNA (siRNAs) via glucan particles in an oral TB vaccine formulation. The team will utilize the siRNAs’ ability to block immunosuppressive signaling and amplify the immune response.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.00102009-02-26Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to better understand the role that antimicrobial peptides play in the immune system, Gregory Tew will test synthetic molecules that mimic these peptides for their ability to clear bacteria by engaging the innate and adaptive immune system.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.00102009-02-26Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to attempt to design drugs to disrupt the biosynthesis of octopamine as a new strategy to interfere with the lifecycle of invertebrate parasites.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Foundational Questions Institute64,634.0032006FIXMEhttps://fqxi.org/grants/large/awardees/view/__details/2006/donoghue-- Project title: Emergent Gauge Symmetry. Earmark: John Donoghue.
Hewlett Foundation100,000.00102004-04-05Conflict Resolutionhttps://hewlett.org/grants/university-of-massachusetts-for-general-support-to-the-center-for-information-technology-and-dispute-resolution-dedicated-to-understanding-and-using-the-internet-for-purposes-of-conflict-prevention/-- For General Support To The Center For Information Technology And Dispute Resolution, Dedicated To Understanding And Using The Internet For Purposes Of Conflict Prevention And Resolution.
Hewlett Foundation100,000.00102002-07-15Conflict Resolutionhttps://hewlett.org/grants/university-of-massachusetts-for-the-center-for-information-technology-and-dispute-resolution/-- For The Center For Information Technology And Dispute Resolution.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation153,100.00181997-09-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1997/07/leadership-opport-for-refugeeimmigrant-0052645-- Purpose: Provide leadership opportunities by linking undergraduate college student mentors with at-risk refugee and immigrant youth from middle and high schools; Grant period: 1997-09-01 to 2000-12-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts.
Nathan Cummings Foundation75,000.0061995Health/Mind / Bodyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201094333/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual95/000130.html-- FINANCIAL STABILITY plan for the Center for Mindfulness,.
Nathan Cummings Foundation75,000.0061995Health/Mind / Bodyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201094333/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual95/000130.html-- FINANCIAL STABILITY plan for the Center for Mindfulness,.
Nathan Cummings Foundation67,000.0051992Health/Underservedhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081118174121/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual92/000181.html-- To establish a stress reduction clinic in a lowincome community and to evaluate the program's impact on health.