Google.org donations made (filtered to cause areas matching Criminal justice reform)

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google.org
Best overview URLhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google.org
Websitehttps://www.google.org/
Donations URLhttps://www.google.org/our-work/
Twitter usernameGoogleorg
Regularity with which donor updates donations datacontinuous updates
Regularity with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)irregular
Lag with which donor updates donations datamonths
Lag with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)years
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)

Brief history: Founded in October 2005 as the charity arm of tech giant Google

Brief notes on broad donor philosophy and major focus areas: Stated focus areas of education, economic opportunity, inclusion, and crisis response. See https://www.google.org/our-work/ for more details

Notes on grant publication logistics: Most grants do not have individual grant pages, but the biggest ones do. Google.org has a JS-heavy site where they list their donations. We did not find a way to programmatically process the donations. We manually entered all their donations at some point in time, but are not incrementally updating in a scalable way right now

Donor donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 12 500,000 1,008,333 100,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 500,000 500,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,100,000 1,500,000 5,000,000
Criminal justice reform 12 500,000 1,008,333 100,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 500,000 500,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,100,000 1,500,000 5,000,000

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
Criminal justice reform (filter this donor) 12 12 12,100,000.00 10,400,000.00 1,600,000.00 100,000.00
Total 12 12 12,100,000.00 10,400,000.00 1,600,000.00 100,000.00

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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
Criminal justice reform/United States 6 6 5,500,000.00 4,150,000.00 1,350,000.00 0.00
Criminal justice reform/United States/public safety/racial profiling 1 1 5,000,000.00 5,000,000.00 0.00 0.00
Criminal justice reform/data quality 1 1 500,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00
Criminal justice reform/United States/rehabilitation 1 1 500,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00
Criminal justice reform/alternatives to prison/United States 1 1 250,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00
Criminal justice reform/United States/empathy 1 1 250,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00
Criminal justice reform/United States/restorative justice 1 1 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00
Classified total 12 12 12,100,000.00 10,400,000.00 1,600,000.00 100,000.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 12 12 12,100,000.00 10,400,000.00 1,600,000.00 100,000.00

Graph of spending by subcause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2016 2015 2014
Center for Policing Equity (filter this donor) WP 5,000,000.00 5,000,000.00 0.00 0.00
Measures for Justice (filter this donor) 1,500,000.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00
Ella Baker Center (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,100,000.00 0.00 1,100,000.00 0.00
Equal Justice Initiative (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00
Impact Justice (filter this donor) 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00
JustLeadershipUSA (filter this donor) 650,000.00 650,000.00 0.00 0.00
Code for America (filter this donor) WP Site 500,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00
W. Haywood Burns Institute (filter this donor) WP 500,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00
Essie Justice Group (filter this donor) 250,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00
The Dream Corps #Cut50 (filter this donor) 250,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00
The Reset Foundation (filter this donor) 250,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00
Total -- -- 12,100,000.00 10,400,000.00 1,600,000.00 100,000.00

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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

If you hover over a cell for a given country 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.

Country Number of donations Number of donees Total 2016 2015 2014
United States 12 12 12,100,000.00 10,400,000.00 1,600,000.00 100,000.00
Classified total 12 12 12,100,000.00 10,400,000.00 1,600,000.00 100,000.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 12 12 12,100,000.00 10,400,000.00 1,600,000.00 100,000.00

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (12 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 12)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Measures for Justice1,500,000.0022016Criminal justice reform/United Stateshttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/measures-justice/-- Grantee is a national nonprofit with the goal of making information on the working of their local justice system to anybody in the United States. The grant helps the grantee expand throughout the United States, with an inital focus on California. Googler volunteers are also advising on data processing for the database. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California.
Equal Justice Initiative1,000,000.0042016Criminal justice reform/United Stateshttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/equal-justice-initiative/-- Grantee is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. Grant supports two projects: a museum examining African American history (called "From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration") and a national memorial to lynching victims (called the "Memorial to Peace and Justice"). Affected countries: United States.
Center for Policing Equity5,000,000.0012016Criminal justice reform/United States/public safety/racial profilinghttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/center-policing-equity/-- Grantee grated the National Justice Database (NJD) in 2013, claimed to be the first database tracking national statistics on police behavior, including stops and use of force. Affected countries: United States.
Code for America500,000.0072016Criminal justice reform/United States/rehabilitationhttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant to reduce incarceration among a local parolee population, help residents who have completed their sentences clear charges on their records, and help the chronically unemployed access necessary job training through the publicly funded workforce development system. Affected countries: United States.
Impact Justice1,000,000.0042016Criminal justice reform/United Stateshttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant for work with 10 jurisdictions to build restorative justice diversion programs that will keep 1,900 youth, primarily youth of color, out of the juvenile justice system. Affected countries: United States.
JustLeadershipUSA650,000.0062016Criminal justice reform/United Stateshttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant to transform the field of criminal justice reform by training a growing national network of formerly incarcerated leaders from across the country to lead reform efforts at the local, state, and national level, and provide fellows with devices to encourage connection and post-curriculum learning. Affected countries: United States.
The Dream Corps #Cut50250,000.0092016Criminal justice reform/United States/empathyhttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant to use VR (allegedly) for the first time ever to create empathy on a massive scale for the millions of Americans behind bars. Affected countries: United States.
W. Haywood Burns Institute500,000.0072016Criminal justice reform/data qualityhttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant to improve the quality, accessibility and utility of justice system data in each of California’s 58 counties so that criminal justice reform organizations may make data-informed decisions that can advance a more effective and equitable justice system. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California.
Ella Baker Center1,100,000.0032015Criminal justice reform/United Stateshttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant for funding a restorative justice hub for Oakland young adults with Community Works West, a tech-forward, grassroots solution to end police violence against people of color, launch the Restore Oakland Center as a multi-use space for restorative justice and restorative economics. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Oakland.
Essie Justice Group250,000.0092015Criminal justice reform/United Stateshttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant for advocacy and support network for women with incarcerated loved ones to transform public attitudes and policies around criminal justice. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
The Reset Foundation250,000.0092015Criminal justice reform/alternatives to prison/United Stateshttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant for a 24/7 supportive campus as an alternative to prison for sentenced young men of color. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights100,000.00122014Criminal justice reform/United States/restorative justicehttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant for restorative justice hub for Oakland young adults with Community Works West. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Oakland.

Similarity to other donors

The following table uses the Jaccard index and cosine similarity to compare the similarity of donors. We are showing the top 3 donors by the Jaccard index because we show up to 30 donors and show only donors with at least one donee in common.

Donor Number of distinct donees Number of donees in common (intersection) Union size Jaccard similarity Cosine similarity Weighted cosine similarity
Open Philanthropy Project 83 3 92 0.0326 0.0951 0.109
Public Welfare Foundation 39 1 50 0.0200 0.0462 0.0171
Laura and John Arnold Foundation 96 1 107 0.0093 0.0295 0.0385