Worldwatch Institute donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worldwatch_Institute

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 23 210,000 302,853 20,000 35,000 35,000 150,000 150,000 210,000 300,000 450,000 500,000 500,000 1,325,613
Environment 4 35,000 31,250 20,000 20,000 20,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000
Reproductive Rights, Environmental Protection 1 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000
2 50,000 100,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000
FIXME 6 250,000 326,667 150,000 150,000 210,000 210,000 250,000 250,000 450,000 450,000 450,000 450,000 450,000
Past Programs 6 180,000 330,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 180,000 180,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000
Environmentalism 2 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000
Population 1 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000
Agriculture 1 1,325,613 1,325,613 1,325,613 1,325,613 1,325,613 1,325,613 1,325,613 1,325,613 1,325,613 1,325,613 1,325,613 1,325,613 1,325,613

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Worldwatch Institute

Donor Total 2014 2011 2009 2007 2004 2001 2000 1999 1996 1995 1994 1992 1989 1988 1986 1983 1980
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (filter this donee) 1,980,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 150,000.00 180,000.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 1,710,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 450,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00 210,000.00 0.00 450,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 1,350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 1,325,613.00 0.00 0.00 1,325,613.00 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) 250,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 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
W. K. Kellogg Foundation (filter this donee) 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nathan Cummings Foundation (filter this donee) 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 70,000.00 35,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Quixote Foundation (filter this donee) 25,000.00 25,000.00 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
Total 6,965,613.00 25,000.00 250,000.00 1,325,613.00 150,000.00 50,000.00 750,000.00 600,000.00 450,000.00 20,000.00 820,000.00 35,000.00 710,000.00 500,000.00 450,000.00 500,000.00 150,000.00 180,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (23 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 23)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Quixote Foundation25,000.00222014-10-02Reproductive Rights, Environmental Protectionhttps://archives.iupui.edu//handle/2450/11391-- To support the Worldwatch Institute's work on Reproductive Justice.
Ford Foundation250,000.00112011-11-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To publish State of the World 2012, focusing on the sustainable & just prosperity & green economy goals of the U.N. Rio+20 Summit, & for meetings, public events & a website to foster ongoing dialogue. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,325,613.0012009-05-15Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate environmentally sustainable and innovative solutions to reduce global hunger and rural poverty through the 2011 State of the World Report; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation150,000.00142007-01-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2007/03/meat-and-fish-a-strategy-for-reforming-livestock-and-seafood-production-3003758-- Purpose: Help prevent the double crises threatening the global food supply of the emergence of new animal diseases highly communicable to the human population at an unprecedented scale and the depletion and pollution of major oceanic fisheries; Grant period: 2007-01-01 to 2009-12-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: District of Columbia.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation50,000.00182004-10-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2004/12/locally-raised-food-support-0113296-- Purpose: Magnify support for locally raised food among new audiences; Grant period: 2004-10-01 to 2006-03-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: District of Columbia.
Hewlett Foundation750,000.0022001-10-15Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/worldwatch-institute-for-general-support-1/-- For General Support.
Hewlett Foundation300,000.0092000-10-16Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/worldwatch-institute-for-general-support-0/-- For General Support.
Hewlett Foundation300,000.0092000-10-16Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/worldwatch-institute-for-general-support-0/-- For General Support.
MacArthur Foundation450,000.0061999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the research, writing, and publication costs of "State of the World" reports (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Nathan Cummings Foundation20,000.00231996Environment/Communicationshttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201110132/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual96/000110.html-- Articles on sustainable transportation and fiscal policy reform,.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation150,000.00141995-10-27Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/worldwatch-institute/39500698/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Nathan Cummings Foundation35,000.00191995Environment/Transportationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201094333/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual95/000128.html-- REPORTS and research on transportation issues,; Washington, DC, $50,000.
Nathan Cummings Foundation35,000.00191995Environment/Transportationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201094333/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual95/000128.html-- REPORTS and research on transportation issues,.
MacArthur Foundation150,000.00141995FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support "World Watch" magazine. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation450,000.0061995FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support strategic planning, operating costs, and organizational development (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Nathan Cummings Foundation35,000.00191994Environment/Sustainable Societieshttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201100814/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual94/000144.html-- To support reporting on transportation, agriculture, and U.S. fiscal policies in the Institute's State of the World and other publications.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation500,000.0031992-12-14Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/worldwatch-institute/49200301/-- Program name: Past Programs.
MacArthur Foundation210,000.00121992FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support publication and increased international distribution of "World Watch" magazine (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation500,000.0031989-06-12Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/worldwatch-institute/28900123/-- Program name: Past Programs.
MacArthur Foundation450,000.0061988FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To develop and publish "World Watch" (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation500,000.0031986-10-09Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/worldwatch-institute/38600068/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation150,000.00141983-12-14Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/worldwatch-institute/48300082/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation180,000.00131980-12-17Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/worldwatch-institute/48000070/-- Program name: Past Programs.