Arnold Ventures donations made to National Conference of State Legislatures

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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/National_Conference_of_State_Legislatures

Full donee page for donee National Conference of State Legislatures

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 8 123,656 156,948 55,916 55,916 78,210 111,400 123,656 123,656 132,520 190,617 264,427 298,839 298,839
New Initiatives 2 55,916 177,378 55,916 55,916 55,916 55,916 55,916 55,916 298,839 298,839 298,839 298,839 298,839
Criminal justice reform 5 123,656 127,281 78,210 78,210 78,210 111,400 111,400 123,656 123,656 132,520 132,520 190,617 190,617
Health 1 264,427 264,427 264,427 264,427 264,427 264,427 264,427 264,427 264,427 264,427 264,427 264,427 264,427

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 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Criminal justice reform (filter this donor) 5 636,403.00 190,617.00 0.00 111,400.00 78,210.00 123,656.00 132,520.00
New Initiatives (filter this donor) 2 354,755.00 298,839.00 55,916.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Health (filter this donor) 1 264,427.00 264,427.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 8 1,255,585.00 753,883.00 55,916.00 111,400.00 78,210.00 123,656.00 132,520.00

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 (8 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 8)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
190,617.0032017Criminal justice reformhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To update and disseminate databases of legislation related to the pretrial process and body-worn cameras.
264,427.0022017Healthhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To provide stakeholders with educational resources to support evidence-based decision making related to prescription drug pricing.
298,839.0012017New Initiativeshttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To provide stakeholders with educational resources to support evidence-based decision making related to higher education policy.
55,916.0082016New Initiativeshttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To develop a collaborative, nonpartisan forum for policymakers to communicate about structural electoral reforms.
111,400.0062015Criminal justice reformhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To track and summarize state legislation related to pretrial justice and police body-worn cameras.
78,210.0072014Criminal justice reformhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To update a database of existing laws and pending legislation on pretrial issues.
123,656.0052013Criminal justice reformhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To update a database of existing laws pertaining to forensic evidence.
132,520.0042012Criminal justice reformhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To create a database of existing laws and pending legislation on pretrial issues.