Ford Foundation donations made to Trustees of Boston 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.

Table of contents

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

Full donee page for donee Trustees of Boston 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 4 220,000 305,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 220,000 220,000 220,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000
FIXME 4 220,000 305,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 220,000 220,000 220,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000

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 2013 2011 2007
FIXME (filter this donor) 4 1,220,000.00 400,000.00 220,000.00 600,000.00
Total 4 1,220,000.00 400,000.00 220,000.00 600,000.00

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 (4 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 4)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
400,000.0012013-10-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Final support for the Global Economic Governance Initiative’s work on the regulation of global capital flows and the need to create space for such regulation under international trade treaties. Affected regions: 276###Developing Countries###50@@@1110###Worldwide###50; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
220,000.0032011-10-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Global Economic Governance Initiative to establish two task forces to outline and advance guidelines for (1) regulating capital flows, & (2) reforming the current global regime governing them. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
200,000.0042007-10-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Final core support for the Institute of Human Sciences to promote dialogue and engagement around effective transatlantic approaches to global issues. Affected regions: 321###Europe###50@@@1045###United States###50; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
400,000.0012007-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the School of Medicine's Healing Landscape Project to integrate the study of cross-cultural religion into medical education and clinical practice. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.