John Templeton Foundation donations made (filtered to cause areas matching Genetics)

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Templeton_Foundation
Facebook username TempletonFoundation
Websitehttps://www.templeton.org/
Donations URLhttps://www.templeton.org/grants
Twitter usernametempleton_fdn
Page on philosophy informing donationshttps://www.templeton.org/about/vision-mission-impact
Grant application process pagehttps://www.templeton.org/grants/apply-for-grant
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script https://github.com/riceissa/templeton-foundation

This entity is also a donee.

Donor donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 34 263,768 695,960 83,255 150,000 195,899 217,000 244,825 263,768 335,511 494,466 1,098,673 1,497,781 5,126,701
Genetics 34 263,768 695,960 83,255 150,000 195,899 217,000 244,825 263,768 335,511 494,466 1,098,673 1,497,781 5,126,701

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 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Genetics (filter this donor) 34 31 23,662,640.00 2,596,454.00 4,400,065.00 6,328,777.00 6,432,108.00 793,963.00 2,961,273.00 150,000.00
Total 34 31 23,662,640.00 2,596,454.00 4,400,065.00 6,328,777.00 6,432,108.00 793,963.00 2,961,273.00 150,000.00

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

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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 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Genetics 34 31 23,662,640.00 2,596,454.00 4,400,065.00 6,328,777.00 6,432,108.00 793,963.00 2,961,273.00 150,000.00
Classified total 34 31 23,662,640.00 2,596,454.00 4,400,065.00 6,328,777.00 6,432,108.00 793,963.00 2,961,273.00 150,000.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 34 31 23,662,640.00 2,596,454.00 4,400,065.00 6,328,777.00 6,432,108.00 793,963.00 2,961,273.00 150,000.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
University of Virginia (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 6,624,482.00 1,497,781.00 0.00 5,126,701.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia (filter this donor) 2,630,349.00 0.00 2,630,349.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Washington State University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 2,587,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,587,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Johns Hopkins University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,335,319.00 0.00 1,335,319.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The University of Michigan (filter this donor) 1,254,185.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,254,185.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of California, Los Angeles (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,098,673.00 1,098,673.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Hastings Center (filter this donor) 922,922.00 0.00 0.00 922,922.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa (filter this donor) 910,642.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 910,642.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
International Food Policy Research Institute (filter this donor) WP Site 702,349.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 702,349.00 0.00 0.00
University of Missouri (filter this donor) WP Site 585,475.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 585,475.00 0.00
Statistical Assessment Service (filter this donor) 494,466.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 494,466.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Cambridge Biomedical Consultants LTD. (filter this donor) 451,289.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 451,289.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 344,026.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 344,026.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Cambridge Biomedical Consultants Ltd (filter this donor) 286,315.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 286,315.00 0.00
Rutgers University Foundation (filter this donor) 274,999.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 274,999.00 0.00
Cornell University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 274,738.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 274,738.00 0.00
Durham University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 263,768.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 263,768.00 0.00
Division of Agriculture, University of Arkansas (filter this donor) 249,989.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 249,989.00 0.00
International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (filter this donor) 244,825.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 244,825.00 0.00
Center for Strategic and International Studies, Inc. (filter this donor) 239,998.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 239,998.00 0.00
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley (filter this donor) 217,398.00 0.00 217,398.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Genetic Literacy Project, divison of Statistical Assessment Service (filter this donor) 217,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 217,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Duke University Medical Center (filter this donor) 216,999.00 0.00 216,999.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 213,031.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 213,031.00 0.00
Science Technology and Innovation for Development Ltd (filter this donor) 195,899.00 0.00 0.00 195,899.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford (filter this donor) 185,330.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 185,330.00 0.00
Rare Genomics Institute (filter this donor) 173,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 173,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Statistical Assessment Service (STATS) at George Mason University (filter this donor) 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00
Dalhousie University (filter this donor) 142,805.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 142,805.00 0.00
Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge (filter this donor) 91,614.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 91,614.00 0.00 0.00
University of Kentucky Research Foundation (filter this donor) 83,255.00 0.00 0.00 83,255.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- 23,662,640.00 2,596,454.00 4,400,065.00 6,328,777.00 6,432,108.00 793,963.00 2,961,273.00 150,000.00

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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 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
FIXME 34 31 23,662,640.00 2,596,454.00 4,400,065.00 6,328,777.00 6,432,108.00 793,963.00 2,961,273.00 150,000.00
Classified total 34 31 23,662,640.00 2,596,454.00 4,400,065.00 6,328,777.00 6,432,108.00 793,963.00 2,961,273.00 150,000.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 34 31 23,662,640.00 2,596,454.00 4,400,065.00 6,328,777.00 6,432,108.00 793,963.00 2,961,273.00 150,000.00

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (34 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 34)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
University of Virginia1,497,781.0042017Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Progress at the Interface of Philosophy and Behavioral Genetics; Project leaders: Eric Turkheimer,. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
University of California, Los Angeles1,098,673.0072017Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project A chance to equality in health: Is people’s health determined by ancestral environmental exposures?; Project leaders: Patrick Allard,Amander Clark. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia2,630,349.0022016Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Parallel Genomics: Functional cartography of extrachromosomal DNA; Project leaders: Jayakrishna Ambati,. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley217,398.00232016Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project The challenge and opportunity of gene editing: a project for reflection, deliberation, and education; Project leaders: Jennifer Doudna, William Hurlbut. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
Johns Hopkins University1,335,319.0052016Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Novel paradigm in cancer etiology, its relationship with aging, and novel methods for cancer early detection.; Project leaders: Cristian Tomasetti,. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
Duke University Medical Center216,999.00252016Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Pilot Project: Effects of Cannabis on the Epigenome of Humans and Rats; Project leaders: Susan Murphy. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation83,255.00342015Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Parallel Genomics: Functional cartography of extrachromosomal DNA; Project leaders: Jayakrishna Ambati. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
University of Virginia5,126,701.0012015Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Human Agency: Genetics, Epigenetics, Philosophy, and Complex Behavior; Project leaders: Eric Turkheimer,. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
Science Technology and Innovation for Development Ltd195,899.00282015Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Genetics for Africa – Strategies & Opportunities; Project leaders: Bernie Jones,Claudia Canales. Affected regions: Europe; affected countries: FIXME.
The Hastings Center922,922.0082015Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Gene Editing and Human Flourishing; Project leaders: Erik Parens,Josephine Johnston. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
Rare Genomics Institute173,000.00302014Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Developing Market-Driven Models to Catalyze Genetics Research of Rare Diseases; Project leaders: Jimmy Lin,Jimmy Lin. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
Cambridge Biomedical Consultants LTD.451,289.00122014Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project “Can GM Crops Help to Feed the World?”: Next Steps and New Directions; Project leaders: David Bennett,. Affected regions: Europe; affected countries: FIXME.
Statistical Assessment Service494,466.00112014Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Bionomics: Decoding meaning in epigenetics and endocrine disruption; Project leaders: Jon Entine. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa910,642.0092014Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project The Subterranean Blind Mole-Rat (Spalax): Natural Experimental Animal for Cancer Treatment and Prevention in Humans; Project leaders: Aaron Avivi,Imad Shams. Affected regions: Asia; affected countries: FIXME.
The University of Michigan1,254,185.0062014Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Imprinting in Human Placentas: The Intergenerational Transmission of Health; Project leaders: Beverly Strassmann,Claudius Vincenz. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
Genetic Literacy Project, divison of Statistical Assessment Service217,000.00242014Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Genetic Literacy Project/Gene-ius Big Idea; Project leaders: Jon Entine. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai344,026.00132014Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Epigenetic Transmission of Stress Vulnerability; Project leaders: Eric Nestler. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
Washington State University2,587,500.0032014Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Molecular Etiology of Epigenetic Transgenerational Inheritance of Disease; Project leaders: Michael Skinner. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge91,614.00332013Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project The Role of NGOs in Bioscience Policy-Making for Food Security; Project leaders: David Bennett. Affected regions: Europe; affected countries: FIXME.
International Food Policy Research Institute199,985.00272013Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Global Value Chain, Information Flows and GM Cotton Impacts in Burkina Faso, South Africa and Kenya: A planning grant proposal; Project leaders: Jose Falck-Zepeda. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
International Food Policy Research Institute502,364.00102013Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Africa’s Next Harvest II –Biotechnology R&D driving agriculture productivity and economic development; Project leaders: Judith Chambers,Jose Falck-Zepeda. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
Cornell University274,738.00172012Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Genetically Modified Crops in Africa: Current State and Future Potential; Project leaders: Edward Mabaya,Ralph Christy. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
Dalhousie University142,805.00322012Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Can GM crops help African farmers? Investigating attitudes and intentions to adopt GM matooke banana in Uganda; Project leaders: Matthew Schnurr. Affected regions: North America; affected countries: FIXME.
Center for Strategic and International Studies, Inc.239,998.00222012Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Pathways to Productivity? Assessment of the GMO Debate in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda; Project leaders: Johanna Nesseth Tuttle,Jennifer Cooke. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
University of Missouri335,511.00142012Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Creating a GM Community of Practice in KwaZulu-Natal: A Pilot for Assessing Adoption of Innovative Technology and Policy Development in South Africa; Project leaders: Willi Meyers,Jere Gilles. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
University of Missouri249,964.00202012Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Assessing and Communicating the Risks and Benefits of GM Cassava in Kenya; Project leaders: Harvey James,Corinne Valdivia. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center213,031.00262012Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project An assessment of the social and economic impacts of and barriers to deploying GM virus resistant cassava cultivars in East Africa; Project leaders: Claude Fauquet,Nigel Taylor. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
Durham University263,768.00182012Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Understanding the social, cultural and religious factors that shape the acceptance, use and resistance to GM crops: a comparative approach; Project leaders: Phil Macnaghten,Joanildo Burity. Affected regions: Europe; affected countries: FIXME.
International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications244,825.00212012Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Adoption and Uptake Pathways of GM/Biotech Crops by Small-scale, Resource-poor Asian Farmers: Comparative Studies in China, India, and the Philippines; Project leaders: Randy Hautea,Mariechel Navarro. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
Division of Agriculture, University of Arkansas249,989.00192012Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Identify and analyze the barriers to the acceptance and use of GM rice; Project leaders: Eric Wailes. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
Cambridge Biomedical Consultants Ltd286,315.00152012Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Book Proposal: “Successful new genetics crops in emerging economies”; Project leaders: David Bennett,Richard Jennings. Affected regions: Europe; affected countries: FIXME.
Rutgers University Foundation274,999.00162012Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Assessing Barriers to GM Food Crop Production and Innovation in China, India and Africa; Project leaders: Carl Pray,Gal Hochman. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford185,330.00292012Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Feeding the World: The impact of GM crops on ecosystem service provision; Project leaders: Liam Dolan,Kathy Willis. Affected regions: Europe; affected countries: FIXME.
Statistical Assessment Service (STATS) at George Mason University150,000.00312011Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Genetic Literacy/Gene-ius Big Ideas Project; Project leaders: Jon Entine. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.

Similarity to other donors

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