Arnold Ventures donations made to Center for Open Science

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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)

Full donor page for donor Arnold Ventures

Basic donee information

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

Full donee page for donee Center for Open Science

Donor–donee relationship

Item Value

Donor–donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 11 545,360 2,070,790 77,310 77,952 197,727 204,729 528,500 545,360 1,225,000 1,922,114 5,250,000 5,250,000 7,500,000
Science and Technology 11 545,360 2,070,790 77,310 77,952 197,727 204,729 528,500 545,360 1,225,000 1,922,114 5,250,000 5,250,000 7,500,000

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 Total 2018 2016 2015 2014 2013
Science and Technology (filter this donor) 11 22,778,692.00 5,250,000.00 7,500,000.00 1,380,262.00 1,073,860.00 7,574,570.00
Total 11 22,778,692.00 5,250,000.00 7,500,000.00 1,380,262.00 1,073,860.00 7,574,570.00

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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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (11 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 11)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
5,250,000.0022018Science and Technologyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To provide general operating support.
7,500,000.0012016Science and Technologyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To provide general operating support.
77,952.00102015Science and Technologyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To help develop better publication standards for the fields of ecology and evolution.
77,310.00112015Science and Technologyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To examine the reproducibility of transcranial direct current stimulation effects.
1,225,000.0052015Science and Technologyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To encourage preregistration of scientific studies by offering monetary awards to selected researchers who publish studies that have been preregistered on the Open Science Framework.
545,360.0062014Science and Technologyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the creation of a new database of clinical trials.
528,500.0072014Science and Technologyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To improve transparency by providing consultation on best practices in data analysis and research design.
204,729.0082013Science and Technologyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To fund the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences and promote the Open Science Framework.
197,727.0092013Science and Technologyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To increase the reliability of scientific research through replication experiments.
5,250,000.0022013Science and Technologyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To help foster open, reliable, and rigorous scientific research.
1,922,114.0042013Science and Technologyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To reproduce cancer cell biology studies.