Ford Foundation donations made to Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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 MITnews
Websitehttp://mit.edu
Twitter usernamemit
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_Institute_of_Technology

Full donee page for donee Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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 24 247,571 332,696 50,000 90,000 125,000 175,000 199,803 247,571 300,000 375,000 550,000 600,000 1,150,000
FIXME 24 247,571 332,696 50,000 90,000 125,000 175,000 199,803 247,571 300,000 375,000 550,000 600,000 1,150,000

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 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2009 2007
FIXME (filter this donor) 24 7,984,706.00 1,015,000.00 1,275,000.00 300,000.00 882,500.00 800,000.00 2,232,403.00 199,803.00 130,000.00 1,150,000.00
Total 24 7,984,706.00 1,015,000.00 1,275,000.00 300,000.00 882,500.00 800,000.00 2,232,403.00 199,803.00 130,000.00 1,150,000.00

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 (24 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 24)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
100,000.00212018-09-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Sloan School of Management’s Good Companies Good Jobs initiative to identify and amplify models of worker voices that mutually benefit companies and workers. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
600,000.0032018-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Governance Lab to work with civil society and government practitioners to deepen the rigor and impact of citizen engagement and government accountability. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9190990###No Intention; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
175,000.00172018-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For Expanding Web and Mobile Accessibility in Low Resource Regions and Communities. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###0; 9177456###No Intention@@@9190990###No Intention; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
50,000.00242018-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For a convening entitled "Collective Wisdom" to explore co-creation processes in relation to documentary storytelling, and to share results of MIT Open Documentary Lab’s field study into co-creative practices. Affected regions: 733###No Intention###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9190990###No Intention; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
90,000.00222018-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Tie-off core support for the Media Cloud initiative to measure shifts in the public narrative surrounding sexuality, reproductive health and rights and criminality. Affected regions: 713###North America###100; 9177417###Female@@@9177888###Black or African American@@@9177891###Latin American@@@9177892###Native American, American Indian, or Alaska Native@@@9190993###United States' race ethnicity; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
400,000.0072017-11-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Community Innovators Lab to build partnership with community-based leaders in the Colombian Pacific to demonstrate and enhance multisector efforts to advance shared wealth, peace and well-being. Affected regions: 231###Colombia###100; @@@9177416###Indigenous@@@9177888###Black or African American; Andean Region; affected countries: FIXME.
150,000.00182017-10-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy to raise the profile of public discussion about the future of work, especially as it relates to low- and middle-income wage earners. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
125,000.00202017-05-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Open Documentary Lab's Co-Creation Studio to address inequality through documentaries co-created by their subjects in order to enable dialogue and shift dominant narratives. Affected regions: 275###Detroit###20@@@569###Los Angeles###20@@@697###New York City###20@@@934###South###40; 9177456###No Intention@@@9177888###Black or African American@@@9177891###Latin American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
600,000.0032017-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Governance Lab to work with civil society and government practitioners to deepen the rigor and impact of citizen engagement and government accountability. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
300,000.00102016-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Governance Lab to work with civil society and government practitioners to deepen the rigor and impact of citizen engagement and government accountability. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
325,000.0092015-12-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the MIT Community Innovators Lab and for its project to continue strengthening a school of community innovation in the Pacific Region of Colombia. Affected regions: 231###Colombia###100; @@@9177888###Black or African American; Andean Region; affected countries: FIXME.
182,500.00162015-11-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To support the Media Cloud Project and measure shifts in the public narrative addressing key sexuality, reproductive health and rights issues and frames in the media ecosystem. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177417###Female@@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
375,000.0082015-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the MIT Co-Lab to examine strategies for urban resilience, shared wealth, and democratic engagement, and project support for joint learning and strategy making on the future of work. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
500,000.0062014-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support to the Sloan School of Management for the Initiative on the Digital Economy. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
300,000.00102014-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Community Innovators Lab to connect MIT faculty, staff & students with civic leaders and residents to co-create innovative solutions to complex challenges of urban sustainability. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
247,571.00132013-12-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To generate and document transferable lessons about leadership development and capacity building at subnational levels in Colombia, Peru and Chile. Affected regions: 936###South America###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9177888###Black or African American; Andean Region; affected countries: FIXME.
200,000.00142013-11-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Community Innovators Lab to bring community organizing and labor leaders together for joint learning and strategy development. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
910,200.0022013-10-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To develop a rigorous research and educational program to train the next generation of technology policy leaders for the civil society and public sectors. Affected regions: 1045###United States###40@@@1110###Worldwide###60; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
75,000.00232013-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Community Innovators Lab's Mel King Fellowship Program to bring worker center and labor leaders together for joint learning and strategy development. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
550,000.0052013-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Center for Civic Media to develop and test Media Cloud, a suite of Web-based tools designed to capture and analyze conversations taking place online and in print and broadcast media. Affected regions: 1045###United States###75@@@1110###Worldwide###25; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
249,632.00122013-05-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Center for Civic Media to launch the Out For Change Organizing Network to develop civic media strategies and tools for advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
199,803.00152012-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Department of Urban Studies and Planning to establish the Livelihoods Clinic to provide technical assistance to livelihood development practitioners in high-poverty rural communities. Affected regions: 300###East South Central###100; @@@9177888###Black or African American@@@9177890###White or Causcasian@@@9177891###Latin American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
130,000.00192009-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Community Innovators Lab to advance the technical and operational knowledge of community stakeholders involved in green economy enterprise. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9177414###Asian or Asian American@@@9177888###Black or African American@@@9177891###Latin American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
1,150,000.0012007-09-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Center for Reflective Community Practice to provide training and technical assistance to the Black Civic Engagement, New Orleans Participatory Neighborhood Rebuilders, and GainShare projects. Affected regions: 694###New Orleans###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority@@@9177888###Black or African American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.