Washington Office on Latin America donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page WOLA.org
Websitehttp://wola.org
Twitter usernameAdriana_WOLA
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Office_on_Latin_America

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 57 100,000 160,733 8,000 20,000 50,000 75,000 75,000 100,000 100,000 115,000 225,000 335,000 1,757,656
FIXME 37 100,000 207,615 8,000 25,000 90,902 100,000 100,000 100,000 115,000 180,000 325,000 350,033 1,757,656
International Human Rights 17 65,000 52,059 10,000 10,000 25,000 30,000 40,000 65,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000
Capacity Building 1 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
Criminal justice reform 1 245,000 245,000 245,000 245,000 245,000 245,000 245,000 245,000 245,000 245,000 245,000 245,000 245,000
Conflict Resolution 1 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Washington Office on Latin America

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1993 1992
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 5,813,577.00 120,000.00 100,000.00 1,230,000.00 447,888.00 450,033.00 408,000.00 325,000.00 315,000.00 0.00 1,757,656.00 0.00 660,000.00 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
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 1,868,192.00 150,000.00 8,000.00 180,000.00 0.00 450,000.00 0.00 13,000.00 225,000.00 52,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 95,000.00 25,000.00 100,000.00 100,240.00 90,902.00 115,000.00 114,050.00
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 935,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 60,000.00 75,000.00 75,000.00 65,000.00 75,000.00 85,000.00 75,000.00 125,000.00 95,000.00 75,000.00 50,000.00 30,000.00 25,000.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 300,000.00 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 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Open Philanthropy (filter this donee) 245,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 245,000.00 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
Total 9,161,769.00 270,000.00 108,000.00 1,410,000.00 447,888.00 900,033.00 653,000.00 338,000.00 540,000.00 52,000.00 1,817,656.00 75,000.00 735,000.00 65,000.00 75,000.00 85,000.00 175,000.00 125,000.00 395,000.00 125,000.00 145,000.00 55,000.00 125,000.00 125,240.00 90,902.00 115,000.00 114,050.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (57 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 57)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Ford Foundation120,000.00162018-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To promote dialogue and foster connections among practitioners, academics and experts in Cuba, the United States, and other Latin American countries on issues of social protection, labor, and inequality. Affected regions: 247###Cuba###0; 9177456###No Intention@@@9190990###No Intention; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation150,000.00152018FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- to support the creation and implementation of an autonomous National Prosecutor’s Office in Mexico through analysis, advocacy, and meetings with policy makers. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Ford Foundation100,000.00212017-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To promote dialogue and foster connections among practitioners, academics and experts in Cuba, the U.S., and other Latin American countries on issues of social protection, labor, and inequality. Affected regions: 247###Cuba###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation8,000.00572017FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- X-grant to convene a public event and meetings with U.S. policymakers on the importance of the transformation of Mexico’s current Attorney General’s Office into an independent National Prosecutor’s Office. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Ford Foundation800,000.0022016-12-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for institutional strengthening and core support for the Mexico and Central America area of work on impunity and accountability for human rights violations. Affected regions: 309###El Salvador###15@@@380###Guatemala###15@@@425###Honduras###15@@@625###Mexico###55; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Mexico and Central America; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation100,000.00212016-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To promote dialogue and foster connections among practitioners, academics and other experts in Cuba, the U.S., and other Latin American countries on issues of social protection, labor and inequality. Affected regions: 247###Cuba###95@@@1045###United States###5; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation180,000.00142016FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- to improve investigations in Mexico's criminal justice system through advocacy in Mexico and the U.S. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Ford Foundation330,000.0072016-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Mexico and Migration Program to conduct research and advocacy to inform U.S. and Mexican immigration and border security policies. Affected regions: 625###Mexico###50@@@1045###United States###50; @@@; Mexico and Central America; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation347,888.0052015-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To promote awareness and implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Racism, and for training, advocacy and outreach to improve Afro-Peruvian representation in the national census. Affected regions: 541###Latin America###80@@@790###Peru###20; @@@9177416###Indigenous@@@9177888###Black or African American; Andean Region; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation100,000.00212015-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To promote dialogue and foster connections between practitioners, academics and other experts in the U.S., Cuba and other Latin American countries on the issues of labor and security. Affected regions: 247###Cuba###80@@@812###Puerto Rico###20; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Mexico and Central America; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation350,033.0042014-11-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To conduct transnational research and advocacy to inform U.S. security and immigration policy that affects vulnerable persons crossing Mexico’s borders. Affected regions: 52###Arizona###10@@@168###California###5@@@192###Central America###25@@@625###Mexico###25@@@693###New Mexico###10@@@1003###Texas###25; @@@; Mexico and Central America; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation100,000.00212014-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To promote dialogue and foster connections between practitioners, academics and other experts in the U.S., Cuba and other Latin American countries on the issues of labor and security. Affected regions: 247###Cuba###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Mexico and Central America; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation450,000.0032014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To increase government accountability and respect for human rights in Mexico (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Open Philanthropy245,000.00102013-12Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/research-crime-incarceration-and-cannabis-regulation-- Grant made to support research projects on crime, incarceration and cannabis regulation led by Mark Kleiman. Affected countries: United States.
Ford Foundation235,000.00112013-09-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For research, analysis and advocacy to expand binational advocacy for the protection of migrants and their rights. Affected regions: 625###Mexico###50@@@1045###United States###50; @@@; Mexico and Central America; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation10,000.00542013-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to promote human rights, democracy and social justice by working with partners in Latin America and the Caribbean to shape policies in the United States and abroad. Affected regions: 541###Latin America###100; @@@; Mexico and Central America; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation63,000.00422013-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For strategic communications to raise awareness about the many migrants who die in the desert & the challenges of identifying & preserving the remains & to promote policies that address these problems. Affected regions: 192###Central America###34@@@625###Mexico###33@@@1045###United States###33; @@@; Mexico and Central America; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation100,000.00212013-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To foster engagement and dialogue with Cuba on labor and security issues. Affected regions: 247###Cuba###50@@@1045###United States###50; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Mexico and Central America; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation225,000.00122012-05-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For research and analysis on U.S. and Mexican border security policies and programs and their impact on migrants and to expand binational advocacy for the protection of migrants and migrants’ rights. Affected regions: 625###Mexico###50@@@1045###United States###50; @@@; Mexico and Central America; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation13,000.00532012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of a workshop with Mexican human rights groups on institutional corruption linked to organized crime and violations of human rights. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Ford Foundation100,000.00212012-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To foster exchange and dialogue with Cuba on labor and security issues. Affected regions: 49###Appalachia###50@@@247###Cuba###50; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Mexico and Central America; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation115,000.00172011-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To identify U.S. security policies that affect migrants, evaluate their adequacy, determine their impact on human rights & identify needed changes in the prevailing security approach. Affected regions: 625###Mexico###50@@@1045###United States###50; @@@; Mexico and Central America; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation100,000.00212011-02-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For citizen oversight of the Colombian government’s efforts to establish a state presence in ungoverned territories & to monitor the impact of these efforts on indigenous & Afro-Colombian populations. Affected regions: 231###Colombia###100; @@@9177416###Indigenous@@@9177888###Black or African American; Andean Region; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation100,000.00212011-02-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To promote dialogue between the military/security and labor union sectors in Cuba and their counterparts in the United States. Affected regions: 247###Cuba###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Mexico and Central America; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation225,000.00122011FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To improve the quality of U.S. assistance to Mexico (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation52,000.00442010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To promote bilateral U.S.-Mexico dialogue on the connection between migration and development. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Ford Foundation1,757,656.0012009-09-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Final general support to protect and advance human rights in Latin America. Affected regions: 541###Latin America###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
John Merck Fund60,000.00432009-09International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote human rights and democracy in Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.
John Merck Fund75,000.00332008-09International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote human rights and democracy in Latin America, with a particular emphasis on improving US policy in the region.
Ford Foundation335,000.0062007-11-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to protect and advance human rights in Latin America. Affected regions: 541###Latin America###100; 9177417###Female@@@9177418###Male@@@9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
John Merck Fund75,000.00332007-09International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote human rights and democracy in Latin America, with a particular emphasis on improving US policy in the region.
Ford Foundation325,000.0082007-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To collaborate with partners in Central America and Mexico in opposition to the further militarization of public security and domestic policying. Affected regions: 192###Central America###40@@@625###Mexico###40@@@1045###United States###20; @@@; Mexico and Central America; affected countries: FIXME.
John Merck Fund65,000.00412006-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote human rights and democracy in Latin America, with a particular emphasis on improving US policy in the region.
John Merck Fund75,000.00332005-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote human rights and democracy in Latin America, with a particular emphasis on improving US policy in the region.
John Merck Fund75,000.00332004-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote human rights and democracy in Latin America, with a particular emphasis on improving US policy in the region.
John Merck Fund10,000.00542004-06International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To raise public and policymaker awareness about and encourage complete investigations of the human rights violations of women in Juarez, Mexico, where more than 370 women have been killed since 1993.
John Merck Fund75,000.00332003-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote human rights in Latin America by working with and supporting human rights organizations in the region and attempting to influence US policy in regard to Latin America.
MacArthur Foundation100,000.00212003FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To improve understanding among policy makers in the U.S., Colombia, and Ecuador about the impact on tropical biodiversity caused by aerial eradication of illegal crops in the Andes region (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
John Merck Fund75,000.00332002-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote human rights in Latin America by working with and supporting human rights organizations, and by fostering appropriate US policy in the region.
John Merck Fund50,000.00452002-02Capacity Buildinghttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To launch the third phase of the financial sustainability program, by increasing contributions from individual major donors.
John Merck Fund75,000.00332001-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To protect and promote human rights in Latin America; and to consolidate democratic processes in the region.
Hewlett Foundation300,000.0092001-07-23Conflict Resolutionhttps://hewlett.org/grants/washington-office-on-latin-america-for-general-support-with-emphasis-on-public-security/-- For General Support, With Emphasis On Public Security.
John Merck Fund20,000.00522001-07International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To monitor and report on human rights in Colombia.
John Merck Fund75,000.00332000-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To defend and strengthen protections for human rights and democracy in Latin America.
MacArthur Foundation50,000.00452000FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To improve public security in Latin America. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
John Merck Fund40,000.00471999-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote human rights and the rule of law in Bolivia, Colombia and Peru.
John Merck Fund10,000.00541999-07International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To convene a meeting of prominent Latin American human rights advocates in Lima, Peru, to discuss challenges and strategies for the community.
MacArthur Foundation95,000.00311999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To monitor the Inter-American Development Bank's reconstruction efforts in response to the damage caused by Hurricane Mitch. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
John Merck Fund30,000.00481998-11International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote human rights in Bolivia, Colombia and Peru.
MacArthur Foundation25,000.00491998FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the international workshop "Facing the 21st Century: Challenges and Strategies for the Human Rights Community.". Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
John Merck Fund25,000.00491997-09International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To monitor and document human rights violations and to assist local human rights organizations in Bolivia, Colombia and Peru.
MacArthur Foundation100,000.00211997FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support policy research and public education on the issues of civilian control over public security forces and equitable economic development in Latin America. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
John Merck Fund25,000.00491996-09International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the Human Rights in the Andes Project, which will monitor abuses and support the human rights movements in Bolivia, Colombia and Peru.
MacArthur Foundation100,240.00201996FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a project on security in the Western Hemisphere in the post-cold war period. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation90,902.00321995FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support monitoring and research on police reform and civil-military relations in the Caribbean Basin, and for a workshop with Guatamalan human rights organizations. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation115,000.00171993FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To foster U.S. foreign policies that encourage demilitarization in Central America and to reform U.S. economic assistance policies. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation114,050.00191992FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the project International Linkages and Democratization in Central America: Security Forces, Economic Policies, and Civil Society. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..