University of Missouri donations received

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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 14 200,000 437,476 -85,716 10,000 46,035 100,000 189,000 200,000 249,964 317,900 506,380 1,700,000 2,280,000
6 46,035 55,980 -85,716 0 10,000 10,000 46,035 46,035 65,560 100,000 100,000 200,000 200,000
Animal welfare 1 189,000 189,000 189,000 189,000 189,000 189,000 189,000 189,000 189,000 189,000 189,000 189,000 189,000
Scientific research 1 210,028 210,028 210,028 210,028 210,028 210,028 210,028 210,028 210,028 210,028 210,028 210,028 210,028
Genetics 2 249,964 292,738 249,964 249,964 249,964 249,964 249,964 249,964 335,511 335,511 335,511 335,511 335,511
Sustainable Public Finance 2 317,900 412,140 317,900 317,900 317,900 317,900 317,900 317,900 506,380 506,380 506,380 506,380 506,380
Technology, Journalism 2 1,700,000 1,990,000 1,700,000 1,700,000 1,700,000 1,700,000 1,700,000 1,700,000 2,280,000 2,280,000 2,280,000 2,280,000 2,280,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee University of Missouri

Donor Total 2020 2017 2014 2013 2012 2004 2002 2001 2000
Arnold Ventures (filter this donee) 1,034,308.00 0.00 317,900.00 506,380.00 210,028.00 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 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 0.00 -85,716.00 100,000.00 265,560.00 56,035.00
Open Philanthropy (filter this donee) 189,000.00 189,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 2,144,662.00 189,000.00 317,900.00 506,380.00 210,028.00 585,475.00 -85,716.00 100,000.00 265,560.00 56,035.00

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (14 donations)

Graph of top 10 donors (for donations with known year of donation) by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 14)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Open Philanthropy189,000.0092020-01Animal welfare/wild animal welfare/research Bollard Donation process: The grant page says: "The project was endorsed by the Wild Animal Initiative due to its potential to expand the field of welfare biology."

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: The grant page says: "This funding will support the creation of a database of wildlife diseases and disease interventions, as well as a stress index measuring the impact of disease on wild animal welfare."

Other notes: The role of Wild Animal Initiative in recommending the grant would be mentioned by Open Philanthropy in its later grant to Wild Animal Initiative.
Arnold Ventures317,900.0052017Sustainable Public Finance To conduct research on public teacher pension plans in Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Texas. Affected states: Missouri.
Arnold Ventures506,380.0032014Sustainable Public Finance To expand access to information about public sector retirement systems. Affected states: Missouri.
Arnold Ventures210,028.0072013Scientific research/research integrity To develop high-quality teachers in the Houston Independent School District in Texas. Affected states: Missouri.
John Templeton Foundation335,511.0042012Genetics 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 Foundation249,964.0062012Genetics 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-85,716.00142004--
Smith Richardson Foundation100,000.00102002--
Smith Richardson Foundation65,560.00112001--
Smith Richardson Foundation200,000.0082001--
Smith Richardson Foundation10,000.00132000--
Smith Richardson Foundation46,035.00122000--
Knight Foundation2,280,000.001--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.
Knight Foundation1,700,000.002--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.