Arnold Ventures donations made (filtered to cause areas matching Scientific research)

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Ventures_LLC
Best overview URLhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Ventures_LLC
Facebook username ArnoldVentures
Websitehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/
Donations URLhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/
Twitter usernamelja_foundation
Regularity with which donor updates donations dataquarterly refresh
Regularity with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)quarterly refresh
Lag with which donor updates donations datamonths
Lag with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)days
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script https://github.com/riceissa/arnold-foundation-grants

Brief history: The foundation, started in 2008, has ramped up spending over time

Brief notes on broad donor philosophy and major focus areas: The foundation is making big bets in its focus areas of criminal justice reform, education (K-12), public accountability (pension reform, United States), and research integrity

Notes on grant publication logistics: Grants are published on the grants page, which is updated quarterly. There are no individual grant pages

Miscellaneous notes: This was formerly the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF)

Donor donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 10 210,028 622,712 54,226 54,226 71,524 134,337 196,489 210,028 393,962 393,962 475,520 682,132 3,614,937
Scientific research 10 210,028 622,712 54,226 54,226 71,524 134,337 196,489 210,028 393,962 393,962 475,520 682,132 3,614,937

Donation amounts by cause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given cause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

Note: Cause area classification used here may not match that used by donor for all cases.

Cause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2016 2015 2014 2013
Scientific research (filter this donor) 10 7 6,227,117.00 4,297,069.00 672,009.00 922,261.00 335,778.00
Total 10 7 6,227,117.00 4,297,069.00 672,009.00 922,261.00 335,778.00

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Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)

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Donation amounts by subcause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given subcause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Subcause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2016 2015 2014 2013
Scientific research/research integrity 10 7 6,227,117.00 4,297,069.00 672,009.00 922,261.00 335,778.00
Classified total 10 7 6,227,117.00 4,297,069.00 672,009.00 922,261.00 335,778.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 10 7 6,227,117.00 4,297,069.00 672,009.00 922,261.00 335,778.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2016 2015 2014 2013
Harvard University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 3,811,426.00 3,614,937.00 196,489.00 0.00 0.00
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 859,448.00 0.00 0.00 787,924.00 71,524.00
Mathematica Policy Research (filter this donor) WP 682,132.00 682,132.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Match Foundation (filter this donor) 475,520.00 0.00 475,520.00 0.00 0.00
University of Missouri (filter this donor) WP Site 210,028.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 210,028.00
Brigham & Women's Hospital (filter this donor) 134,337.00 0.00 0.00 134,337.00 0.00
University of California, San Diego (filter this donor) 54,226.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 54,226.00
Total -- -- 6,227,117.00 4,297,069.00 672,009.00 922,261.00 335,778.00

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Donation amounts by influencer and year

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Donation amounts by disclosures and year

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Donation amounts by country and year

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (10 donations)

Graph of top 10 donees by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DoneeAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 10)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Harvard University3,614,937.0012016Scientific research/research integrityhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To help create the Access to Justice Lab, which will promote the use of rigorous evidence about what works in the legal system.
Mathematica Policy Research682,132.0022016Scientific research/research integrityhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To evaluate the impacts of the KIPP prekindergarten program and whether those impacts persist over time in elementary-aged children.
The Match Foundation475,520.0032015Scientific research/research integrityhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To help establish a training program for novice teachers.
Harvard University196,489.0072015Scientific research/research integrityhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To conduct a randomized controlled trial on a teacher training program.
Brigham & Women's Hospital134,337.0082014Scientific research/research integrityhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the testing of various notification mechanisms intended to increase flu vaccination rates among Medicare recipients.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology393,962.0042014Scientific research/research integrityhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To analyze the effects of affirmative action policies in public high schools in Chicago, Illinois, and Boston, Massachusetts. Affected states: Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology393,962.0042014Scientific research/research integrityhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To analyze the effects of affirmative action policies in public high schools in Chicago, Illinois, and Boston, Massachusetts. Affected states: Massachusetts.
University of California, San Diego54,226.00102013Scientific research/research integrityhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To help develop high-quality teachers in the Houston Independent School District in Texas. Affected states: California.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology71,524.0092013Scientific research/research integrityhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To develop an econometric model and produce a feasibility report for evaluating schools in New Orleans, Louisiana. Affected states: Massachusetts.
University of Missouri210,028.0062013Scientific research/research integrityhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To develop high-quality teachers in the Houston Independent School District in Texas. Affected states: Missouri.

Similarity to other donors

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