Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page virginiatech
Websitehttp://www.vt.edu/
Twitter usernamevirginia_tech
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Tech
Instagram usernamevirginia.tech

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 39 97,893 284,224 6,000 6,985 16,000 50,000 50,000 97,893 144,000 245,000 312,170 1,133,146 2,500,000
17 21,539 183,684 6,000 6,250 6,985 10,000 12,400 21,539 50,000 60,000 99,000 1,133,146 1,219,159
Arts and Cultural Heritage 7 385,600 768,436 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 385,600 593,450 593,450 1,750,000 2,500,000 2,500,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 3 50,000 100,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000
Higher Education 1 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000
FIXME 3 200,000 180,964 97,893 97,893 97,893 97,893 200,000 200,000 200,000 245,000 245,000 245,000 245,000
Science 5 250,000 236,434 120,000 120,000 120,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 312,170 312,170
Economics 1 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000
Evidence-Based Policy 1 144,000 144,000 144,000 144,000 144,000 144,000 144,000 144,000 144,000 144,000 144,000 144,000 144,000
Scholarly Communications 1 219,000 219,000 219,000 219,000 219,000 219,000 219,000 219,000 219,000 219,000 219,000 219,000 219,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Donor Total 2018 2016 2014 2013 2012 2010 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1993 1991 1990 1988 1987 1970
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (filter this donee) 5,898,050.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 385,600.00 0.00 50,000.00 1,750,000.00 0.00 0.00 2,769,000.00 100,000.00 50,000.00 593,450.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00
W. K. Kellogg Foundation (filter this donee) 2,971,667.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 384,362.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 60,000.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 16,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,133,146.00 99,000.00 50,000.00 1,219,159.00 0.00
Sloan Foundation (filter this donee) 1,377,170.00 437,170.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 190,000.00 250,000.00 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
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 542,893.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 245,000.00 0.00 97,893.00 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
Laura and John Arnold Foundation (filter this donee) 144,000.00 0.00 144,000.00 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 0.00 0.00 0.00
Smith Richardson Foundation (filter this donee) 72,985.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6,985.00 0.00 6,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 60,000.00 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) 43,078.00 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 43,078.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Earhart Foundation (filter this donee) 34,900.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 12,400.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6,250.00 6,250.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 11,084,743.00 437,170.00 394,000.00 250,000.00 390,000.00 634,362.00 245,000.00 392,585.00 97,893.00 56,000.00 1,762,400.00 10,000.00 60,000.00 2,779,000.00 160,000.00 50,000.00 615,700.00 6,250.00 43,078.00 1,133,146.00 99,000.00 50,000.00 1,219,159.00 200,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (39 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 39)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Sloan Foundation125,000.00172018Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8524-- Grant investigator: Sallie Keller; to conduct technical research on improving the accuracy and cost-effectiveness of the 2030 Decennial Census and the American Community Survey.
Sloan Foundation312,170.0082018Science/Chemistry of Indoor Environmentshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8579-- Grant investigator: Gabriel Isaacman-VanWertz; to develop and test a field-deployable gas chromatograph coupled to a chemical ionization mass spectrometer, GC- CIMS, to identify isomers.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation144,000.00162016Evidence-Based Policyhttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2016 - 2017. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia.
Sloan Foundation250,000.0092016Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7733-- Grant investigator: Amy Pruden; to examine how warm ambient water temperatures and recycled water influence the building plumbing microbiome.
Sloan Foundation250,000.0092014Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7767-- Grant investigator: Amy Pruden; to develop new knowledge about how design, operational parameters, and engineering interventions shape the buildingĀ plumbing microbiome in conventional and green buildings.
Sloan Foundation70,000.00212013Higher Education/Science of Learning STEMhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7538-- Grant investigator: Bevlee Watford; to determine whether participation in targeted programming can encourage development of innovative thinking skills and if in doing so, facilitate retention to degree among engineering undergraduates.
Ford Foundation200,000.00142013-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For research on the prevention & reclamation of vacant & abandoned properties with a focus on emerging models of community regeneration, neighborhood right-sizing, sustainability & urban greeening. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Sloan Foundation120,000.00182013Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7795-- Grant investigator: Aaron Prussin; to characterize the bacterial and viral microbiome of the air and surfaces in a daycare setting.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation384,362.0072012-07-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2012/05/new-river-valleys-community-mentoring-partnership-for-enrichment-training-and-employment-compete-pro-- Purpose: Prepare Temporary Assistance for Needy Families recipients for sector-based high-quality jobs by bundling and strengthening employment support services with expanded business collaborations and client centered mentoring; Grant period: 2012-07-01 to 2014-10-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia.
Sloan Foundation250,000.0092012Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7802-- Grant investigator: Amy Pruden; to determine the effects of pipe materials, water flow, and chemistry on the building plumbing microbiome.
Ford Foundation245,000.00122010-05-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For research on the prevention & reclamation of vacant & abandoned properties with a focus on emerging models of community regeneration, neighborhood right-sizing, sustainability & urban greeening. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation385,600.0062008-03-14Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university/10800641/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Smith Richardson Foundation6,985.00362008--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
Ford Foundation97,893.00202007-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For research on negotiated concepts of accountability in the global political arena. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation50,000.00242006-09-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university/30600769/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Smith Richardson Foundation6,000.00392006--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation1,750,000.0022005-12-12Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university/40500634/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Earhart Foundation12,400.00332005--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/earhart-foundation/--
Earhart Foundation10,000.00342004--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/earhart-foundation/--
W. K. Kellogg Foundation60,000.00222003-03-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2003/03/state-welfare-policy-approachespatterns-p0102642-- Purpose: Identify racial patterns in state welfare policies by gathering, examining, and publishing data; Grant period: 2003-03-01 to 2004-06-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation10,000.00342002-12-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2003/03/gamma-sigma-delta-agriculture-award-p0098760-- Purpose: Recognize agricultural leaders, college deans, and college faculty for international achievement in agriculture through the Gamma Sigma Delta Distinguished Achievement Award; Grant period: 2002-12-01 to 2003-11-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation219,000.00132002-09-20Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university/30200646/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation2,500,000.0012002-06-21Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university/20200742/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation50,000.00242002-02-15Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university/10200655/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation50,000.00242001-02-23Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university/10100640/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation50,000.00242001-02-23Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university/10100636/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Smith Richardson Foundation60,000.00222001--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/smith-richardson-foundation/--
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation50,000.00242000-08-02Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university/30000617/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation593,450.0051999-06-18Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university/29900693/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation16,000.00321999-01-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1999/02/book-re-extension-land-grant-univer-p0067454-- Purpose: Document and disseminate the changing role of the extension system and land-grant universities; Grant period: 1999-01-01 to 2000-09-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia.
Earhart Foundation6,250.00371999--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/earhart-foundation/--
Earhart Foundation6,250.00371998--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/earhart-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation21,539.00301993--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation21,539.00301993--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/the-lynde-and-harry-bradley-foundation/--
W. K. Kellogg Foundation1,133,146.0041991-01-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1990/12/ukcg0003c-p0000757-- Purpose: Increase the number of minority leaders in five southern states and strengthen skills of established minority leaders in Virginia through a leadership development program; Grant period: 1991-01-01 to 1995-06-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation99,000.00191990-04-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1990/05/uaae0005g-p0000340-- Purpose: Integrate existing communications technology into Extension programs by enabling 1890 land-grant institution Extension staff to attend an Extension Technology Conference; Grant period: 1990-04-01 to 1991-12-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation50,000.00241988-07-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1988/10/uadq0001re-p0000388-- Purpose: Provide public affairs leadership training for homemakers and others through replication of the Family Community Leadership project; Grant period: 1988-07-01 to 1993-06-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation1,219,159.0031987-04-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1989/08/uaae0005c-p0000338-- Purpose: Increase learners' access to information and education by using new communications technology in delivery systems at malls and libraries; Grant period: 1987-04-01 to 1991-12-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation200,000.00141970-12-15Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanitieshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university/47000022/-- Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.