Arnold Ventures donations made to New York 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 NYU
Websitehttp://www.nyu.edu
Twitter usernamenyuniversity
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_University
Instagram usernamenyuniversity

Full donee page for donee New York 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 10 299,973 701,040 25,000 25,000 105,626 105,626 185,000 299,973 680,864 680,864 1,244,010 1,657,303 2,026,130
Criminal justice reform 3 1,657,303 1,236,144 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 1,657,303 1,657,303 1,657,303 2,026,130 2,026,130 2,026,130 2,026,130
Health 4 105,626 393,245 105,626 105,626 105,626 105,626 105,626 105,626 680,864 680,864 680,864 680,864 680,864
Science and Technology 1 185,000 185,000 185,000 185,000 185,000 185,000 185,000 185,000 185,000 185,000 185,000 185,000 185,000
Evidence-Based Policy 2 299,973 771,992 299,973 299,973 299,973 299,973 299,973 299,973 1,244,010 1,244,010 1,244,010 1,244,010 1,244,010

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 2017 2016 2015
Criminal justice reform (filter this donor) 3 3,708,433.00 0.00 0.00 3,683,433.00 25,000.00
Health (filter this donor) 4 1,572,980.00 1,572,980.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Evidence-Based Policy (filter this donor) 2 1,543,983.00 0.00 299,973.00 1,244,010.00 0.00
Science and Technology (filter this donor) 1 185,000.00 0.00 0.00 185,000.00 0.00
Total 10 7,010,396.00 1,572,980.00 299,973.00 5,112,443.00 25,000.00

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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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (10 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 10)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
105,626.0082018Healthhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To create a map representing the evidence base for opioid use disorder treatment in the United States by categorizing interventions by characteristics like primary outcome, length of follow up, population, and context. Affected states: New York.
680,864.0042018Healthhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of extended-release naltrexone on opioid relapse and recidivism in the New York City pre-release jail population. Affected states: New York.
105,626.0082018Healthhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To create a map representing the evidence base for opioid use disorder treatment in the United States by categorizing interventions by characteristics like primary outcome, length of follow up, population, and context. Affected states: New York.
680,864.0042018Healthhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of extended-release naltrexone on opioid relapse and recidivism in the New York City pre-release jail population. Affected states: New York.
299,973.0062017Evidence-Based Policyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To fund a low-cost randomized controlled trial of career and technical education programs in New York City high schools. Affected states: New York.
185,000.0072016Science and Technologyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To develop a slate of nonpartisan reforms designed to improve reviews of federal agencies' rulemaking proposals to help ensure that new federal regulations increase social welfare. Affected states: New York.
1,244,010.0032016Evidence-Based Policyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To develop a platform and learning process to advance the use of data in federal, state, and local decision making. Affected states: New York.
2,026,130.0012016Criminal justice reformhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To fund BetaGov, a project that supports practitioner-led randomized controlled trials related to criminal justice policies. Affected states: New York.
1,657,303.0022016Criminal justice reformhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To conduct a pilot of the Graduated Reintegration approach to re-entry. Affected states: New York.
25,000.00102015Criminal justice reformhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To fund a law enforcement convening. Affected states: New York.