Arnold Ventures donations made to Georgetown University

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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
Facebook page georgetownuniv
Websitehttp://www.georgetown.edu
Twitter usernamegeorgetown
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgetown_University
Instagram usernamegeorgetownuniversity

Full donee page for donee Georgetown University

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 4 357,213 363,098 50,000 50,000 50,000 357,213 357,213 357,213 419,864 419,864 625,314 625,314 625,314
Sustainable Public Finance 1 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
Criminal justice reform 2 357,213 491,264 357,213 357,213 357,213 357,213 357,213 357,213 625,314 625,314 625,314 625,314 625,314
Evidence-Based Policy 1 419,864 419,864 419,864 419,864 419,864 419,864 419,864 419,864 419,864 419,864 419,864 419,864 419,864

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 2014
Criminal justice reform (filter this donor) 2 982,527.00 982,527.00 0.00 0.00
Evidence-Based Policy (filter this donor) 1 419,864.00 0.00 0.00 419,864.00
Sustainable Public Finance (filter this donor) 1 50,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
Total 4 1,452,391.00 982,527.00 50,000.00 419,864.00

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 (4 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 4)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
625,314.0012018Criminal justice reformhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To conduct a comprehensive assessment of state laws and policies that act as barriers to evidence-based substance use disorder treatment and disseminate nonpartisan educational resources to key stakeholders.
357,213.0032018Criminal justice reformhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support national reform of fines and fees practices through nonpartisan training, support, and public education.
50,000.0042016Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To fund a research study that will quantify the extent to which annual employer-funded pension earnings are inequitably deployed across teachers in schools within large urban districts in five states.
419,864.0022014Evidence-Based Policyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To help the federal government structure, implement, and evaluate performance-based contracting models.