Chan Zuckerberg Initiative donations made to The University of Texas at Austin

This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of March 2022. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

Table of contents

Basic donor information

Country United States
Wikipedia page
Facebook username chanzuckerberginitiative
Page on philosophy informing donations
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)

Full donor page for donor Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Basic donee information


Full donee page for donee The 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 2 245,849 1,372,925 245,849 245,849 245,849 245,849 245,849 245,849 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000
Science 2 245,849 1,372,925 245,849 245,849 245,849 245,849 245,849 245,849 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000

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
Science (filter this donor) 2 2,745,849.00 2,745,849.00
Total 2 2,745,849.00 2,745,849.00

Skipping spending graph as there is fewer than one year’s worth of donations.

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (2 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 2)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
245,849.0022018Science Program: Human Cell Atlas. Grant period: 2018–2019. This grant supports the design of frameworks and systems which close the gap between computer vision algorithm and human performance for analyzing live cells observed in videos. (PI: Danna Gurari, Human Cell Atlas Computational Tools RFA).
2,500,000.0012018Science Program: Neurodegeneration Challenge Network. Grant period: 2018–2023. This grant supports leveraging systems immunology tools to profile single T-cells that infiltrate into the brain during neurodegeneration. These experiments will be informative for understanding the role of the immune system in neurodegeneration and for developing immune-based detection and treatment approaches. (PI: Ning Jiang, Early Career Award).