Arnold Ventures donations made to University of Washington

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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 UofWA
Websitehttp://www.washington.edu
Twitter usernameUW
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Washington
Instagram usernameuofwa
Tumblr subdomainuofwa
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=University+of+Washington

Full donee page for donee University of Washington

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 10 450,771 1,319,453 25,204 25,204 221,375 386,173 437,475 450,771 590,676 2,000,000 2,500,000 2,641,118 3,941,740
Sustainable Public Finance 1 25,204 25,204 25,204 25,204 25,204 25,204 25,204 25,204 25,204 25,204 25,204 25,204 25,204
Education 3 2,000,000 1,573,792 221,375 221,375 221,375 221,375 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000
Evidence-Based Policy 4 450,771 1,017,185 386,173 386,173 386,173 450,771 450,771 450,771 590,676 590,676 2,641,118 2,641,118 2,641,118
Criminal justice reform 2 437,475 2,189,608 437,475 437,475 437,475 437,475 437,475 437,475 3,941,740 3,941,740 3,941,740 3,941,740 3,941,740

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 2011
Education (filter this donor) 3 4,721,375.00 0.00 0.00 2,500,000.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 221,375.00
Criminal justice reform (filter this donor) 2 4,379,215.00 0.00 0.00 3,941,740.00 437,475.00 0.00 0.00
Evidence-Based Policy (filter this donor) 4 4,068,738.00 590,676.00 836,944.00 2,641,118.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sustainable Public Finance (filter this donor) 1 25,204.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,204.00 0.00
Total 10 13,194,532.00 590,676.00 836,944.00 9,082,858.00 437,475.00 2,025,204.00 221,375.00

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
590,676.0052017Evidence-Based Policyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To fund a randomized controlled trial to evaluate a joint hospital/community-based violence intervention program in Seattle, Washington. Affected states: Washington.
386,173.0082016Evidence-Based Policyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To develop an implementation plan for the Applied Public Policy Lab. Affected states: Washington.
450,771.0062016Evidence-Based Policyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To study a program that pairs post-release offenders in Washington state with medical professionals. Affected states: Washington.
2,641,118.0022015Evidence-Based Policyhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To evaluate the impact of higher minimum wage ordinances in Chicago, Illinois and Seattle, Washington. Affected states: Washington.
3,941,740.0012015Criminal justice reformhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To research how courts across the United States impose fines and fees. Affected states: Washington.
2,500,000.0032015Educationhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the Center on Reinventing Public Education. Affected states: Washington.
437,475.0072014Criminal justice reformhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To evaluate the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program in Seattle, Washington. Affected states: Washington.
2,000,000.0042013Educationhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the Center on Reinventing Public Education. Affected states: Washington.
25,204.00102013Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the Center for Education Data and Research. Affected states: Washington.
221,375.0092011Educationhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the Center on Reinventing Public Education. Affected states: Washington.