University of Minnesota donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page UofMN
Websitehttp://twin-cities.umn.edu/
Twitter usernameumnews
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Minnesota
Instagram usernameumnpics
Tumblr subdomainumndriven

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee University of Minnesota

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2001 2000 1999 1998 1996 1994
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 6,764,589.00 0.00 999,358.00 0.00 3,091,074.00 0.00 2,374,157.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Laura and John Arnold Foundation (filter this donee) 5,271,528.00 103,990.00 2,268,265.00 1,660,000.00 0.00 1,239,273.00 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
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 3,209,909.00 200,000.00 0.00 350,000.00 135,000.00 719,909.00 335,000.00 0.00 550,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 420,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 1,103,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 30,000.00 623,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
John Templeton Foundation (filter this donee) 895,529.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 895,529.00 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
Sloan Foundation (filter this donee) 792,163.00 526,438.00 42,500.00 88,725.00 0.00 115,000.00 0.00 19,500.00 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
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation (filter this donee) 405,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 55,000.00 55,000.00 0.00 0.00 30,000.00 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 40,000.00 85,000.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00 70,000.00
Walton Family Foundation (filter this donee) 364,210.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 123,273.00 0.00 130,937.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Smith Richardson Foundation (filter this donee) 200,934.00 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 24,200.00 0.00 0.00 21,734.00 155,000.00 0.00
Earhart Foundation (filter this donee) 25,000.00 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 0.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00
Wellcome Trust (filter this donee) 23,678.00 0.00 0.00 15,028.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,650.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 19,055,540.00 830,428.00 3,410,123.00 2,143,753.00 3,849,074.00 2,074,182.00 3,704,686.00 119,500.00 655,650.00 478,273.00 155,000.00 650,937.00 200,000.00 30,000.00 30,000.00 250,000.00 10,000.00 67,200.00 85,000.00 20,000.00 66,734.00 155,000.00 70,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (63 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Sloan Foundation526,438.002018Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8435-- Grant investigator: Lisa Johnston; to launch and expand a cross-institutional staffing model for curating disciplinary research data.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation103,990.002018Criminal justice reformhttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2018 - 2019. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
Ford Foundation200,000.002018-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Humphrey School of Public Affairs to grow openGlobalRights, a web-based, global, multi-lingual public forum to serve as a critical debate platform on the state of the human rights movement. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.002017-10-26Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to ensure routine vaccinations are given to all infants during the first year of life in resource-limited settings by evaluating the feasibility of providing free, shared transportation to clinics, and timely text message reminders; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation899,358.002017-04-18Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create a data browsing and extract system for the Performance and Monitoring Accountability 2020 survey and to promote the system to prospective users; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Hewlett Foundation100,000.002017-03-13Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/university-of-minnesota-for-support-of-communications-and-community-management-at-the-open-textbook-network/-- For Support Of Communications And Community Management At The Open Textbook Network.
Sloan Foundation42,500.002017Higher Education/Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groupshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8174-- Grant investigator: Samuel Myers; to support three panels and associated papers at the National Conference on the 50th Anniversary of the Kerner Commission Report that explore the consequences of the 1968 civil disorders with a special focus on the production of minority economists.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation1,794,765.002017Healthhttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2017 - 2020. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation473,500.002017Sustainable Public Financehttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2017 - 2019. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
Hewlett Foundation30,000.002016-11-14Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/university-of-minnesota-for-development-of-a-communications-strategy/-- For Development Of A Communications Strategy.
Ford Foundation200,000.002016-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Humphrey School of Public Affairs to expand openGlobalRights, a web-based, global, multilingual public forum to promote dialogue on the current and future state of the human rights movement. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation150,000.002016-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity to investigate the ways that laws, policies and practices affect development patterns in U.S. metropolitan regions. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Wellcome Trust15,028.002016-03-24FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- Improving Human Health Through Dietary Change and Reduced Environmental Impact. Affected regions: International; affected countries: United States.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation1,660,000.002016Science and Technologyhttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2016 - 2019. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
Sloan Foundation88,725.002016Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6598-- Grant investigator: Lisa Johnston; to plan a consortial model for data curation resource sharing among academic libraries.
Ford Foundation135,000.002015-12-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs to expand openGlobalRights, a web-based, global, multilingual public forum to promote dialogue on the current and future state of the human rights movement. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation2,631,362.002015-11-11Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine whether a vaccine that establishes abundant tissue-resident memory T cells could prevent Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) infection in a primate model of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV); Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation459,712.002015-10-23Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop data-driven strategies to improve and prioritize lifecycle-targeted intervention packages; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Hewlett Foundation23,000.002015-07-10Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/university-of-minnesota-for-development-of-a-governance-and-advisory-board/-- For Development Of A Governance And Advisory Board.
Hewlett Foundation600,000.002015-03-16Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/university-of-minnesota-for-promoting-faculty-adoption-of-open-textbooks-0/-- For Promoting Faculty Adoption Of Open Textbooks.
Ford Foundation399,964.002014-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity to investigate and promote understanding of the issues confronting racially segregated and low-income communities. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation319,945.002014-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs to expand openGlobalRights, a Web-based, global, multilingual public forum to promote dialogue on the current and future state of the human rights movement. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Sloan Foundation115,000.002014Higher Education/Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groupshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7596-- Grant investigator: Thomas Misa; initiative: Professional Advancement of Underrepresented Groups; to document a notable time period in the participation of women and computing through oral histories of middle-rank professional women employed by three major U.S. corporations.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation1,239,273.002014Science and Technologyhttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2014 - 2017. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Minnesota.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation2,374,157.002013-11-13Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop cassava varieties for Nigerian farmers that are compatible with a modern and appropriate integrated weed management system; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria.
Hewlett Foundation100,000.002013-11-11Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/university-of-minnesota-for-promoting-faculty-adoption-of-open-textbooks/-- For Promoting Faculty Adoption Of Open Textbooks.
Ford Foundation225,000.002013-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity to study the impact of laws, policies & practices on development patterns in metropolitan areas, with a focus on social & economic disparity. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation110,000.002013-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs to create openGlobalRights, a Web-based, global, multilingual public forum to promote dialogue on the current & future state of the human rights movement. Affected regions: 276###Developing Countries###50@@@1110###Worldwide###50; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
John Templeton Foundation70,529.002013Natural Scienceshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Cosmic Logic: A Study of Reasoning in Cosmology; Project leaders: Vitaly Vanchurin. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
John Templeton Foundation825,000.002013Natural Scienceshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Experimental Evolution of Multicellularity; Project leaders: Michael Travisano. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.002012-10-11Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify small molecules that impair the ability of M. tuberculosis to develop resistance to current drug therapies, for use in a new class of tuberculosis antibiotics.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Sloan Foundation19,500.002012Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6652-- Grant investigator: Amy Kircher; to support a meeting on citizen science and citizen-generated data.
Wellcome Trust5,650.002011-07-12FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- An Imperial Epidemiology: Epidemiological Practices in Britain and Abroad, 1865-1914. Affected regions: International; affected countries: United States.
Ford Foundation400,000.002011-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Institute on Race & Poverty to investigate and promote understanding of the issues confronting racially segregated and low-income communities. Affected regions: 637###Minneapolis###40@@@964###St. Paul###40@@@1045###United States###20; @@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Walton Family Foundation100,000.002011--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Ford Foundation150,000.002011-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Human Rights Center to build a new collection of economic, social and cultural rights-focused resources for Arabic speakers and disseminate it through its online Arabic Human Rights Library. Affected regions: 631###Middle East###50@@@712###North Africa###50; @@@; Middle East and North Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation300,000.002010-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Institute of Race & Poverty to investigate and promote understanding of the issues confronting racially segregated and low-income communities. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation55,000.002010--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
Walton Family Foundation123,273.002010--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.002009-02-26Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test the hypothesis that HIV requires the human APOBEC3G protein to maintain a high mutation rate necessary for HIV survival. Inhibiting this protein may slow the mutation rate and make the virus more susceptible to immune responses.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation55,000.002009--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.002008-10-15Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test whether natural killer cells, generated from stem cells can effectively target and eliminate HIV-infected cells.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Ford Foundation120,000.002008-09-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Human Rights Center to expand and promote the Arabic version of its Web-based Human Rights Library. Affected regions: 631###Middle East###60@@@712###North Africa###40; @@@; Middle East and North Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation300,000.002008-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Institute of Race and Poverty to investigate the ways that policies and practices disproportionately affect people of color and the disadvantaged. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9177414###Asian or Asian American@@@9177888###Black or African American@@@9177891###Latin American@@@9177892###Native American, American Indian, or Alaska Native; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Walton Family Foundation130,937.002008--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Ford Foundation200,000.002007-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Center for Democracy and Citizenship's Minnesota Works Together Project to create a multi-faceted democracy laboratory to invigorate civic life in the state. Affected regions: 638###Minnesota###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation30,000.002006--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation30,000.002005--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
Hewlett Foundation250,000.002004-07-12Conflict Resolutionhttps://hewlett.org/grants/university-of-minnesota-for-general-support-for-the-center-for-restorative-justice-and-peacemaking/-- For General Support For The Center For Restorative Justice And Peacemaking.
Walton Family Foundation10,000.002003--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Wellcome Trust3,000.002001-07-11FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- 3rd International Symposium on vitamin B6, PQQ, carbonyl catalysis and quinoptroteins. Affected regions: International; affected countries: United States.
Smith Richardson Foundation24,200.002001--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation40,000.002001--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation5,000.002000--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation40,000.002000--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation40,000.002000--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
Earhart Foundation20,000.001999--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/earhart-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation40,000.001998--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
Smith Richardson Foundation21,734.001998--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
Earhart Foundation5,000.001998--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/earhart-foundation/--
Smith Richardson Foundation155,000.001996--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation50,000.001994--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation20,000.001994--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--