Ford Foundation donations made to BBC World Service Trust

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 FordFoundation
LinkedIn username ford-foundation
Donations URL
Twitter usernameFordFoundation
Page on philosophy informing donations
Grant application process page
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script

Full donor page for donor Ford Foundation

Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee BBC World Service Trust in our system.

Full donee page for donee BBC World Service Trust

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 3 200,000 211,898 185,694 185,694 185,694 185,694 200,000 200,000 200,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
FIXME 3 200,000 211,898 185,694 185,694 185,694 185,694 200,000 200,000 200,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000

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 2008 2007
FIXME (filter this donor) 3 635,694.00 250,000.00 385,694.00
Total 3 635,694.00 250,000.00 385,694.00

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 (3 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 3)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
250,000.0012008-01-01FIXME To increase media coverage of earthquake affected communities in Kashmir and to train mass media faculty and students in disaster management and social affairs reporting. Affected regions: 465###Jammu and Kashmir###100; @@@; India, Sri Lanka and Nepal; affected countries: FIXME.
185,694.0032007-07-01FIXME For "Lifeline" radio programming to provide information on humanitarian issues and political developments to communities displaced and isolated by the conflict in Darfur, Western Sudan. Affected regions: 970###Sudan###100; @@@; Middle East and North Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
200,000.0022007-01-01FIXME To develop the capacity of Sierra Leonian and Liberian journalists to cover the trial of Charles Taylor before the International Criminal Court at The Hague and other transitional justice issues. Affected regions: 551###Liberia###50@@@915###Sierra Leone###50; @@@; West Africa; affected countries: FIXME.