Ford Foundation donations made to American University

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 analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Foundation
Facebook username FordFoundation
LinkedIn username ford-foundation
Websitehttps://www.fordfoundation.org
Donations URLhttps://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/
Twitter usernameFordFoundation
Page on philosophy informing donationshttps://www.fordfoundation.org/about-us/mission/
Grant application process pagehttps://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/idea-submission/
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script https://github.com/riceissa/ford-foundation

Full donor page for donor Ford Foundation

Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page AmericanUniversity
Websitehttp://www.american.edu/
Twitter usernameAmericanU
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_University
Instagram usernameamericanuniversity

Full donee page for donee American 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 21 200,000 296,099 40,000 100,000 140,000 140,000 182,000 200,000 250,000 350,000 418,695 600,000 999,990
FIXME 21 200,000 296,099 40,000 100,000 140,000 140,000 182,000 200,000 250,000 350,000 418,695 600,000 999,990

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 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
FIXME (filter this donor) 21 6,218,080.00 1,440,000.00 725,000.00 140,000.00 458,695.00 370,000.00 917,185.00 392,500.00 500,000.00 150,000.00 1,124,700.00
Total 21 6,218,080.00 1,440,000.00 725,000.00 140,000.00 458,695.00 370,000.00 917,185.00 392,500.00 500,000.00 150,000.00 1,124,700.00

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 (21 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 21)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
700,000.0022017-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For case studies, analysis and learning networks that improve implementation of the Sustainability Development Goals and New Urban Agenda in the Middle East and North Africa. Affected regions: 631###Middle East###50@@@712###North Africa###50; @@@; Middle East and North Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
140,000.00152017-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Latin American Initiative on Justice, Gender and Sexuality (ALAS Network) to promote the engagement of Latin American legal academics in advancement of sexual and reproductive rights. Affected regions: 192###Central America###100; 9177417###Female@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
600,000.0032017-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Center for Accountability Research to enable transparency and accountability practitioners to engage in action-research and learning exchanges to effect social change. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
75,000.00202015-10-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Anti-Torture Initiative to conduct research, convening and outreach around the thematic report by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, focusing on gender perspectives. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177417###Female@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
350,000.0072015-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Tadamun Initiative to research and disseminate information on policies and practices that promote participatory urban development in Egypt. Affected regions: 307###Egypt###100; @@@; Middle East and North Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
300,000.0082015-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core start-up support for the Center for Accountability Research to enable transparency and accountability practitioners to engage in action-research and learning exchanges to effect social change. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
140,000.00152014-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Latin American Initiative on Justice, Gender and Sexuality (ALAS Network) to promote the engagement of Latin American legal academics in advancement of sexual and reproductive rights. Affected regions: 541###Latin America###100; 9177417###Female@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
418,695.0052013-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Tadamun Initiative to conduct evidence-based research on policies and practices that promote participatory urban development in Egypt and disseminate the findings. Affected regions: 307###Egypt###100; @@@; Middle East and North Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
40,000.00212013-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies to publish and disseminate the findings of its research on the roles elites play in shaping economic and political landscapes in Central America. Affected regions: 192###Central America###60@@@309###El Salvador###40; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Mexico and Central America; affected countries: FIXME.
230,000.00102012-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies to conduct research on the changing role of elites in Central America and disseminate the findings at conferences, online and in print. Affected regions: 192###Central America###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Mexico and Central America; affected countries: FIXME.
140,000.00152012-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Latin American Scholars Network’s Initiative on Justice, Gender and Sexuality to promote the engagement of Latin American law professors and judges in advancing sexual and reproductive rights. Affected regions: 192###Central America###11@@@541###Latin America###82@@@625###Mexico###7; 9177417###Female@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
250,000.0092011-09-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the School of Public Affairs to identify, document and disseminate international and Egyptian good practices around participatory urban development. Affected regions: 165###Cairo###40@@@307###Egypt###40@@@1110###Worldwide###20; @@@; Middle East and North Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
182,000.00132011-09-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies to conduct research on elites and reconfiguration of power in Central America. Affected regions: 192###Central America###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Mexico and Central America; affected countries: FIXME.
100,000.00192011-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Investigative Reporting Workshop to undertake research and analysis to help government, nonprofits and service providers develop more effective policies for broadband deployment in U.S. cities. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
385,185.0062011-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Washington College of Law to build the capacity of public interest lawyers to apply international human rights mechanisms and strategies in their work. Affected regions: 713###North America###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
192,500.00122010-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Latin American Initiative on Justice, Gender and Sexuality (ALAS Network) to promote the engagement of Latin American academics in advancement of sexual & reproductive rights & gender equity. Affected regions: 541###Latin America###100; 9177417###Female@@@9177456###No Intention@@@; Andean Region; affected countries: FIXME.
200,000.00112010-05-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Center for Social Media's Future of Public Media Project to expand public and stakeholder understanding of and participation in the public media sector. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
500,000.0042009-05-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Center for Social Media's Public Media Thinktank project to help shape public and stakeholder understanding of and participation in the public media sector. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
150,000.00142008-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property's International Copyright Balance and Documentary Film Project to promote expanded "fair use" and other copyright reforms. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###50@@@1110###Worldwide###50; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
124,710.00182007-09-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To conduct comparative research on the gender dimensions of taxation and tax policy reforms in the context of globalization and disseminate the findings. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
999,990.0012007-05-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Center for Social Media's Public Media Thinktank project to help shape public and stakeholder understanding of and participation in the public media sector. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.