Arnold Ventures donations made to Research Foundation of the City University of New York

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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
Websitehttps://www.rfcuny.org/RFWebsite/
Twitter usernamerfcuny

Full donee page for donee Research Foundation of the City University of New York

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 11 297,126 729,349 163,515 199,996 232,151 265,152 272,023 297,126 299,793 400,693 872,587 1,760,889 3,258,912
Criminal justice reform 10 297,126 775,769 163,515 163,515 199,996 232,151 272,023 297,126 299,793 400,693 872,587 1,760,889 3,258,912
Evidence-Based Policy 1 265,152 265,152 265,152 265,152 265,152 265,152 265,152 265,152 265,152 265,152 265,152 265,152 265,152

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
Criminal justice reform (filter this donor) 10 7,757,685.00 2,521,323.00 3,659,605.00 1,104,738.00 472,019.00
Evidence-Based Policy (filter this donor) 1 265,152.00 265,152.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 11 8,022,837.00 2,786,475.00 3,659,605.00 1,104,738.00 472,019.00

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
163,515.00112018Criminal justice reformhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Affected states: New York.
297,126.0062018Criminal justice reformhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To educate journalists about fines and fees issues in the criminal justice system. Affected states: New York.
299,793.0052018Criminal justice reformhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the Institute for State and Local Governance. Affected states: New York.
1,760,889.0022018Criminal justice reformhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the Misdemeanor Justice Project at John Jay College. Affected states: New York.
265,152.0082018Evidence-Based Policyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To fund a low-cost randomized controlled trial of Accelerate, Compete, and Engage, a program that provides academic, personal, and financial supports to predominantly low-income, full-time college students. Affected states: New York.
400,693.0042016Criminal justice reformhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To study how to help individuals who are frequently involved with both the criminal justice and health care systems. Affected states: New York.
3,258,912.0012016Criminal justice reformhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To create the Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice. Affected states: New York.
872,587.0032015Criminal justice reformhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To fund the Misdemeanor Justice Project. Affected states: New York.
232,151.0092015Criminal justice reformhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To develop a research agenda for pretrial criminal justice and evaluate research proposals. Affected states: New York.
199,996.00102014Criminal justice reformhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To convene a roundtable on pretrial best practices. Affected states: New York.
272,023.0072014Criminal justice reformhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To fund the Misdemeanor Justice Project. Affected states: New York.