Arnold Ventures donations made to University of Texas at Austin

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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 UTAustinTX
Websitehttp://www.utexas.edu
Twitter usernameUTAustin
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Texas_at_Austin
Instagram usernameutaustintx

Full donee page for donee University of Texas at Austin

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 6 93,448 344,448 12,000 12,000 27,910 27,910 93,448 93,448 277,500 400,419 400,419 1,255,408 1,255,408
Evidence-Based Policy 5 277,500 394,647 12,000 12,000 12,000 27,910 27,910 277,500 277,500 400,419 400,419 1,255,408 1,255,408
Sustainable Public Finance 1 93,448 93,448 93,448 93,448 93,448 93,448 93,448 93,448 93,448 93,448 93,448 93,448 93,448

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 2016 2015
Evidence-Based Policy (filter this donor) 5 1,973,237.00 1,295,318.00 677,919.00
Sustainable Public Finance (filter this donor) 1 93,448.00 93,448.00 0.00
Total 6 2,066,685.00 1,388,766.00 677,919.00

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 (6 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 6)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,255,408.0012016Evidence-Based Policyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To use privacy-protected administrative tax data to evaluate the long-term effects of previously conducted randomized controlled trials. Affected states: Texas.
93,448.0042016Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To evaluate an economic development incentive program and its impact on job growth in the state of Texas. Affected states: Texas.
12,000.0062016Evidence-Based Policyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support research aimed at improving K-12 education in Texas. Affected states: Texas.
27,910.0052016Evidence-Based Policyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support research aimed at improving K-12 education in Texas. Affected states: Texas.
400,419.0022015Evidence-Based Policyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the expansion of policy-relevant evidence developed using Internal Revenue Service data. Affected states: Texas.
277,500.0032015Evidence-Based Policyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support studies that will evaluate insights from behavioral economics in order to develop recommendations for procedural improvements at the Internal Revenue Service. Affected states: Texas.