University of Missouri donations received

This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of December 2019. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Donation amounts by donor and year for donee University of Missouri

Donor Total 2017 2014 2013 2012 2004 2002 2001 2000
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 3,980,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Laura and John Arnold Foundation (filter this donee) 1,034,308.00 317,900.00 506,380.00 210,028.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
John Templeton Foundation (filter this donee) 585,475.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 585,475.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Smith Richardson Foundation (filter this donee) 335,879.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -85,716.00 100,000.00 265,560.00 56,035.00
Total 5,935,662.00 317,900.00 506,380.00 210,028.00 585,475.00 -85,716.00 100,000.00 265,560.00 56,035.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (13 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Laura and John Arnold Foundation317,900.002017Sustainable Public Finance Grant period: 2017 - 2019. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Missouri.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation506,380.002014Sustainable Public Finance Grant period: 2014 - 2018. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Missouri.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation210,028.002013Scientific research/research integrity Grant period: 2013 - 2017. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Missouri.
John Templeton Foundation335,511.002012Genetics For project Creating a GM Community of Practice in KwaZulu-Natal: A Pilot for Assessing Adoption of Innovative Technology and Policy Development in South Africa; Project leaders: Willi Meyers,Jere Gilles. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
John Templeton Foundation249,964.002012Genetics For project Assessing and Communicating the Risks and Benefits of GM Cassava in Kenya; Project leaders: Harvey James,Corinne Valdivia. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
Smith Richardson Foundation-85,716.002004--
Smith Richardson Foundation100,000.002002--
Smith Richardson Foundation65,560.002001--
Smith Richardson Foundation200,000.002001--
Smith Richardson Foundation10,000.002000--
Smith Richardson Foundation46,035.002000--
Knight Foundation2,280,000.00--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 09/20/2005 - 06/30/2011; goal: To establish a new home for the Committee of Concerned Journalists and move it toward self-sufficiency Since 1997, in conversations with thousands of journalists, the Committee of Concerned Journalists has crusaded on behalf of quality journalism as defined in the signature book, “The Elements of Journalism.” In 2001, a Knight pilot grant created the “Traveling Curriculum,’’ a training program designed to take the committee’s standard-setting work directly into newsrooms. The training, designed with teaching experts at Stanford University, has reached some 5,500 journalists from 100 news organizations. The web site,, averages 32,000 unique visitors a month. Training sessions are followed by six-month reviews to push for and review tangible results. A formal assessment program by researchers at Stanford has established concrete changes at every newsroom to date. With this grant, the committee will move to the University of Missouri. There, it will train at least 4,000 additional journalists during the next three years as it develops a “fee for service” model for the training. Earmark: Committee of Concerned Journalists.
Knight Foundation1,700,000.00--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 09/20/2005 - 09/20/2009; goal: To establish a new home for the National Freedom of Information Coalition and expand its ability to support state groups. Earmark: National Freedom of Information Coalition.