Ford Foundation donations made to Smithsonian Institution

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 Smithsonian
Websitehttp://www.si.edu/
Twitter usernamesmithsonian
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smithsonian_Institution
Instagram usernamesmithsonian
Tumblr subdomainsmithsonian

Full donee page for donee Smithsonian Institution

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 16 300,000 939,063 50,000 150,000 200,000 250,000 250,000 300,000 475,000 500,000 1,000,000 2,000,000 7,500,000
FIXME 16 300,000 939,063 50,000 150,000 200,000 250,000 250,000 300,000 475,000 500,000 1,000,000 2,000,000 7,500,000

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 2017 2016 2015 2014 2012 2009 2008 2007
FIXME (filter this donor) 16 15,025,000.00 1,150,000.00 1,000,000.00 950,000.00 2,300,000.00 500,000.00 7,500,000.00 475,000.00 700,000.00 450,000.00
Total 16 15,025,000.00 1,150,000.00 1,000,000.00 950,000.00 2,300,000.00 500,000.00 7,500,000.00 475,000.00 700,000.00 450,000.00

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 (16 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 16)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,000,000.0032018-10-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the American History Women's Initiative, a program and exhibition that will highlight the contributions of women to the social, cultural, economic and political life of the United States. Affected regions: 1045###United States###50@@@1083###Washington, D.C.###50; 9177417###Female@@@9190990###No Intention; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
150,000.00152018-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum's “Access + Ability” exhibition that will feature innovative products, assistive technologies, and customized solutions designed by people with physical, cognitive, and sensory disabilities. Affected regions: 697###New York City###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9190990###No Intention; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
1,000,000.0032017-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the American Women's History Initiative, a program and exhibition that will highlight the contributions of women to the social, cultural, economic and political life of the United States. Affected regions: 1045###United States###25@@@1083###Washington, D.C.###75; 9177417###Female@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
500,000.0052016-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the opening activities of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture, including public and private programming. Affected regions: 1045###United States###25@@@1083###Washington, D.C.###75; @@@9177888###Black or African American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
200,000.00132016-02-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Archives of American Art to collect, preserve, and make available primary sources documenting the history of the visual arts in the United States. Affected regions: 697###New York City###15@@@1045###United States###60@@@1083###Washington, D.C.###15@@@1110###Worldwide###10; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
250,000.00102016-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Cooper Hewitt's "Design with the Other 90%: USA" exhibition exploring the significant role design plays in addressing critical world problems. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
2,000,000.0022015-12-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Asian Pacific American Center's national museum and culture lab to create a 21st century museum through partnerships, technology, curation and community engagement. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@9177893###Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
50,000.00162015-02-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the National Museum of African Art's initiative to improve diversity and inclusion within the museum and to develop a model to share with art museums nationally. Affected regions: 1045###United States###50@@@1083###Washington, D.C.###50; @@@9177888###Black or African American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
250,000.00102015-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Asian Pacific American Center's national museum and culture lab, including a strategic plan and arts and cultural programming. Affected regions: 412###Hawaii###50@@@1045###United States###50; @@@9177893###Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
500,000.0052014-12-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the National Museum of African Art's initiative to improve diversity and inclusion within the museum and to develop a model to share with art museums nationally. Affected regions: 1045###United States###50@@@1083###Washington, D.C.###50; @@@9177888###Black or African American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
7,500,000.0012012-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the National Museum of African American History and Culture to design & construct "Beyond 1968," a permanent gallery focused on African-American life after the civil rights revolution of the 1960s. Affected regions: 1045###United States###90@@@1083###Washington, D.C.###10; @@@9177888###Black or African American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
475,000.0072009-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Final support for the National Museum of the American Indian's grant-making program, Native Arts Program and Modern and Contemporary Art Initiative. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9177892###Native American, American Indian, or Alaska Native; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
400,000.0082008-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To initiate an inclusive and expansive selection process for the architectural design of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9177888###Black or African American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
300,000.0092008-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the National Museum of the American Indian to reorganize its existing grant-making programs, and establish the Contemporary Native Arts Seminar for grants to senior artists & scholars. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9177892###Native American, American Indian, or Alaska Native; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
200,000.00132007-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the National Museum of African American History and Culture to consult with stakeholders on the new museum's design, construction, operation and programs. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9177888###Black or African American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
250,000.00102007-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the curation, research, publications, organizational development and outreach efforts of the National Museum of the American Indian's Modern and Contemporary Art Initiative. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9177892###Native American, American Indian, or Alaska Native; United States; affected countries: FIXME.