William Marsh Rice University donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 13 1,319,936 2,418,702 88,700 98,930 200,000 499,029 884,314 1,319,936 1,500,000 2,700,000 6,000,000 6,630,898 9,350,000
New Initiatives 4 2,700,000 4,534,675 88,700 88,700 88,700 2,700,000 2,700,000 2,700,000 6,000,000 6,000,000 9,350,000 9,350,000 9,350,000
Evidence-Based Policy 7 499,029 1,497,784 98,930 98,930 200,000 499,029 499,029 499,029 884,314 884,314 1,672,289 6,630,898 6,630,898
Education 1 1,319,936 1,319,936 1,319,936 1,319,936 1,319,936 1,319,936 1,319,936 1,319,936 1,319,936 1,319,936 1,319,936 1,319,936 1,319,936
Religion 1 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee William Marsh Rice University

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2011
Arnold Ventures (filter this donee) 29,943,125.00 6,630,898.00 0.00 1,096,988.00 1,084,314.00 9,350,000.00 10,460,989.00 1,319,936.00
Lilly Endowment (filter this donee) 1,500,000.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 31,443,125.00 6,630,898.00 1,500,000.00 1,096,988.00 1,084,314.00 9,350,000.00 10,460,989.00 1,319,936.00

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

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 13)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Arnold Ventures6,630,898.0022018Evidence-Based Policyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To provide operational support to launch the Texas Policy Lab.
Lilly Endowment1,500,000.0062017-03Religionhttps://lillyendowment.org/for-current-grantees/recent-grants/?fa=11&date=17-03-- Purpose: Faith at Work research project. Affected cities: Houston, TX.
Arnold Ventures98,930.00122016Evidence-Based Policyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To conduct a randomized controlled trial of the Houston Food Bank's food scholarship program.
Arnold Ventures499,029.0092016Evidence-Based Policyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To conduct a randomized controlled trial of the Alief Independent School District Jumpstart Program.
Arnold Ventures499,029.0092016Evidence-Based Policyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To conduct a randomized controlled trial of the Alief Independent School District Jumpstart Program.
Arnold Ventures200,000.00112015Evidence-Based Policyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the Houston Education Research Consortium.
Arnold Ventures884,314.0082015Evidence-Based Policyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the Houston Education Research Consortium.
Arnold Ventures9,350,000.0012014New Initiativeshttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support OpenStax in its efforts to create free, high-quality online textbooks.
Arnold Ventures1,672,289.0052013Evidence-Based Policyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the Houston Education Research Consortium.
Arnold Ventures88,700.00132013New Initiativeshttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support social innovation and entrepreneurship through the OwlSpark Accelerator.
Arnold Ventures2,700,000.0042013New Initiativeshttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support OpenStax in its efforts to create free, high-quality online textbooks.
Arnold Ventures6,000,000.0032013New Initiativeshttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support OpenStax in its efforts to create free, high-quality online textbooks.
Arnold Ventures1,319,936.0072011Educationhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the Houston Education Research Consortium.