Vermont Land Trust 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 March 2022. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

Table of contents

Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Vermont Land Trust in our system.

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 20 90,000 173,469 1,500 5,000 10,000 25,000 40,000 90,000 100,000 139,079 150,000 225,000 1,800,000
Environment 19 90,000 174,704 1,500 5,000 10,000 25,000 40,000 90,000 100,000 139,079 150,000 250,000 1,800,000
Regional Food Systems 1 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Vermont Land Trust

Donor Total 2017 2008 2007 2006 2005 2000 1999 1997 1996 1995 1992 1990 1988 1986
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 3,469,379.00 150,000.00 25,000.00 80,000.00 274,079.00 225,000.00 25,000.00 250,000.00 5,800.00 150,000.00 33,000.00 151,500.00 10,000.00 1,990,000.00 100,000.00
Total 3,469,379.00 150,000.00 25,000.00 80,000.00 274,079.00 225,000.00 25,000.00 250,000.00 5,800.00 150,000.00 33,000.00 151,500.00 10,000.00 1,990,000.00 100,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (20 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 20)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
John Merck Fund150,000.0042017-06Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To facilitate the continued growth and success of the Ayers Brook Goat Dairy by supporting the acquisition of high-quality nearby farmland at an affordable price, thereby enhancing its ability to build the state’s fledgling goat dairy industry.
John Merck Fund25,000.00152008-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To proect the 126-acre Moore farm in Pawlet and Wells.
John Merck Fund80,000.00122007-02Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To protect the Graf/Russo Farm in Pawlet.
John Merck Fund139,079.0072006-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To assist with the purchase of a conservation easement on 46 acres of farmland in Pawlet owned by Claude Fredericks.
John Merck Fund40,000.00132006-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To purchase a conservation easement on a 94-acre dairy farm in Pawlet owned by Scott and Traci Cleveland.
John Merck Fund90,000.00102006-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To purchase a conservation easement on 125 acres of farmland in Rupert owned by the Calfee/Davis family.
John Merck Fund5,000.00192006-05Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To enable Vermont WildWoods to investigate marketing possibilities associated with wood products from conserved lands.
John Merck Fund225,000.0032005-04Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote diversified and value-added enterprises on conserved farms, and to assist new farmers in becoming owner-operators of conserved farms.
John Merck Fund25,000.00152000-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To hire an attorney in tax and estate planning to set up a Planned Giving Program.
John Merck Fund250,000.0021999-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To protect 133,000 acres of Champion lands in northern Vermont.
John Merck Fund5,800.00181997-05Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide technical assistance with sheep dairy cheese production at the Major Farm and three new sheep dairy producers in Vermont.
John Merck Fund150,000.0041996-05Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To reorganize and upgrade VLT’s development, communications and information management systems.
John Merck Fund33,000.00141995-11Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the Sheep Farmer Education Project.
John Merck Fund1,500.00201992-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the land trust estate planning workshop.
John Merck Fund150,000.0041992-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To create an additional legal staff position at Vermont Land Trust.
John Merck Fund10,000.00171990-04Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To study the needs of local land trusts to determine how to increase their effectiveness.
John Merck Fund90,000.00101988-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support a senior administrative position.
John Merck Fund1,800,000.0011988-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support a matching fund for purchasing development rights to preserve Vermont farmland.
John Merck Fund100,000.0081988-05Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the Mettowee Valley Conservation Project.
John Merck Fund100,000.0081986-05Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the Mettowee Valley Conservation Project.