Ford Foundation donations made to University of Cape Town

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 uct.ac.za
Websitehttp://www.uct.ac.za/
Twitter usernameUCT_news
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Cape_Town

Full donee page for donee University of Cape Town

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 45 150,000 184,732 33,000 50,000 90,000 120,000 140,000 150,000 170,000 200,000 250,000 355,000 650,000
FIXME 45 150,000 184,732 33,000 50,000 90,000 120,000 140,000 150,000 170,000 200,000 250,000 355,000 650,000

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 2017 2016 2015 2014 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
FIXME (filter this donor) 45 8,312,938.00 1,390,000.00 890,000.00 665,000.00 1,219,496.00 778,000.00 490,000.00 1,005,000.00 547,000.00 473,542.00 757,200.00 97,700.00
Total 45 8,312,938.00 1,390,000.00 890,000.00 665,000.00 1,219,496.00 778,000.00 490,000.00 1,005,000.00 547,000.00 473,542.00 757,200.00 97,700.00

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 (45 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 45)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
650,000.0012017-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the African Gender Institute to advance the goals of the Regional Young Women’s Leadership Program through research, advocacy, and networking and to diversify its funding base. Affected regions: 954###Southern Africa###100; 9177417###Female@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
200,000.00142017-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Land and Accountability Research Centre to conduct research and advocacy to promote the participation of rural communities in decision-making on mining activities. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; @@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
140,000.00272017-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Graduate School of Business’ Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship to establish a South African National Advisory Board on Impact Investing. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
250,000.0092017-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Gender Health and Justice Research Unit to use research and storytelling to explore how sociopolitical contexts shape youth LGBT narratives and experiences in Africa and to advocate for change. Affected regions: 9###Africa###100; 9177923###Transgender / Gender Non-Binary@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
150,000.00222017-02-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Graduate School of Development Policy & Practice to develop theory, practice and research around public leadership through the Leading in Public Life Young African Leaders Programme. Affected regions: 9###Africa###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
200,000.00142016-11-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Centre for Law and Society to address the enforcement of laws, strengthen program implementation, and assess the progress of the African Union Child Marriage Campaign in Southern Africa. Affected regions: 954###Southern Africa###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
400,000.0032016-11-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the African Urban Research Initiative at the African Centre for Cities, to conduct research on Southern, Eastern, and Western African urbanization policies and civil society capacity. Affected regions: 9###Africa###100; @@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
170,000.00192016-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Land and Accountability Research Centre to conduct research, advocacy, and litigation to promote the participation of rural communities in decision-making on mining activities. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; @@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
120,000.00292016-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit for research to test the effectiveness of new methods used to encourage youth participation in elections. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; @@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
150,000.00222015-10-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Tie-off support for the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit to continue to expand the geographical scope of the Unit across Africa. Affected regions: 954###Southern Africa###100; 9177417###Female@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
200,000.00142015-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the African Gender Institute to develop young women’s leadership in sexual and reproductive health and rights through a teaching, research and advocacy program at seven universities in Southern Africa. Affected regions: 954###Southern Africa###100; 9177417###Female@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
170,000.00192015-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Centre for Law and Society's Rural Women’s Action Research Project to conduct research, advocacy and litigation to promote the rights of rural communities in decision-making on mining activities. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; @@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
145,000.00252015-05-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For research, dissemination and advocacy to address conflicting legal frameworks and policies for adolescent sexual reproductive health and HIV in five Southern African countries. Affected regions: 954###Southern Africa###100; @@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
120,000.00292014-12-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Centre for Law & Society to examine gaps and challenges in programs, policies and laws necessary for effective interventions to curtail forced/child marriage in Southern Africa. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; 9177417###Female@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
491,496.0022014-09-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the African Urban Research Initiative at the African Centre for Cities for research on southern, eastern, and western African urbanization policies and civil society capacity. Affected regions: 9###Africa###1@@@291###East Africa###31@@@954###Southern Africa###37@@@1087###West Africa###31; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
158,000.00212014-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit to monitor implementation of the National Development Plan and to conduct a pilot feasibility study on expanding the geographical scope of the Unit. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; 9177417###Female@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
250,000.0092014-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice to facilitate deep engagement between policymakers and research experts on complex policy challenges in Africa. Affected regions: 9###Africa###100; @@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
50,000.00402014-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Archival Platform for a series of national and local dialogue forums to strengthen public education, advocacy, networking and professional development in the archival sector. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
150,000.00222014-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Centre for Law and Society to conduct research and generate new knowledge on the intersection between communal land rights, mining companies, state duties and transparency and accountability. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; @@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
90,000.00372012-11-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Gender Health and Justice Research Unit to use the findings from its research on South Africa’s legal framework on sexual and reproductive rights to develop guidelines for health professionals. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; @@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
250,000.0092012-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit to engage in research, advocacy and strategic communications to promote human rights & to help the National Planning Commission engage with civil society. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
45,000.00432012-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For a doctoral fellowship program at the Centre for the Study of the Humanities in Africa to develop and nourish the next generation of scholars, with a focus on black women candidates. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; 9177417###Female@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
360,000.0042012-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the African Gender Institute to develop young women’s leadership in the field of sexual & reproductive health & rights through a teaching & research program based at five Southern Africa campuses. Affected regions: 954###Southern Africa###100; 9177417###Female@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
33,000.00452012-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To develop and pilot a research- and practitioner-oriented master’s degree program in transitional justice designed to foster the development of local expertise in the field on the African continent. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###50@@@954###Southern Africa###50; @@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
100,000.00332011-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Gender Health and Justice Research Unit to review South Africa's sexual and reproductive rights framework and address provider-related conflicts in interpretation and implementation. Affected regions: 1100###Western Cape###100; @@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
140,000.00272011-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Centre for Educational Technology to build e-learning capacity at African universities through a series of online activities, including a training workshop, a colloquium and a conference. Affected regions: 9###Africa###100; @@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
250,000.0092011-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the AIDS in Society Research Unit to train community-based anti-retroviral treatment workers in the use of the “body mapping” model & provide fellowship support to graduate & postgraduate students. Affected regions: 302###Eastern Cape###10@@@523###KwaZulu Natal###10@@@935###South Africa###70@@@1100###Western Cape###10; @@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
200,000.00142010-12-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Endowment support for the Southern African Labour and Development Research Unit’s summer schools in basic and advanced quantitative social science survey analysis. Affected regions: 954###Southern Africa###100; @@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
300,000.0082010-12-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To establish a doctoral fellowship program at the Centre for the Study of the Humanities in Africa to develop and nourish the next generation of scholars, with a focus on black and women candidates. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; 9177417###Female@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
50,000.00402010-09-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Students' Health and Welfare Centres Organisation's Saturday School Programme to prepare students from disadvantaged communities for the Grade 12 examination and the transition to university. Affected regions: 1100###Western Cape###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
145,000.00252010-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Law School’s Academic Scholarship Programme to enable top, particularly black, graduates to continue their legal studies at the postgraduate level & prepare for careers in teaching & research. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
60,000.00382010-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit to coordinate the African Network of Constitutional Lawyers and build its capacity to promote constitutionalism on the African continent. Affected regions: 291###East Africa###30@@@954###Southern Africa###50@@@1087###West Africa###20; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
250,000.0092010-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the African Gender Institute to strengthen regional research capacity on gender, sexuality & politics with a focus on the sexual & reproductive health & rights of young women in Southern Africa. Affected regions: 954###Southern Africa###100; 9177417###Female@@@9177456###No Intention@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
51,000.00392009-11-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the African Centre for Cities to organize an international workshop on climate change, asset adaptation and food security in Southern African Cities and edit and publish the conference papers. Affected regions: 954###Southern Africa###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
350,000.0062009-10-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Final support for the Timbuktu Manuscripts Project to translate, analyze and publish pre-colonial manuscripts, develop research resources and train postgraduate students in the process. Affected regions: 9###Africa###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
96,000.00352009-05-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Gender, Health and Justice Research Unit to conduct research on barriers to access to HIV-related and reproductive health care services for rape survivors in South Africa. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; 9177417###Female@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
50,000.00402009-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Fellowship support for masters and doctoral students participating in the South African National Research Foundation Chair in Archive and Public Culture research and training program. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; 9177417###Female@@@9177418###Male@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
200,000.00142008-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Health Policy Analysis in Africa partnership to offer short courses on health policy analysis at member institutions and lay the foundations for broader development of the field. Affected regions: 9###Africa###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
120,000.00292008-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To train academic staff from universities in Africa in the use of biostatistics. Affected regions: 291###East Africa###50@@@935###South Africa###50; 9177417###Female@@@9177418###Male@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
120,000.00292008-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support to the AIDS and Society Research Unit for longitudinal research and the development of young scholars. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
33,542.00442008-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Gender, Health and Justice Research Unit to conduct training for the South African Police Service on the intersections between violence against women and HIV/AIDS. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
92,200.00362007-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Centre for Educational Technology to host and coordinate the activities of the e-Learning Think Tank established by the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; @@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
355,000.0052007-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the transnational research, publications, networking and other activities of the African Gender Institute and its Gender and Women's Studies in Africa Project and to redesign the GWS website. Affected regions: 9###Africa###100; 9177417###Female@@@9177456###No Intention@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
310,000.0072007-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa to plan & document the process of establishing a pan-African graduate program in African languages and applied language studies. Affected regions: 9###Africa###50@@@935###South Africa###50; @@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
97,700.00342006-12-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Southern Africa Labor and Development Research Unit to investigate the use of public works programs as a means of addressing livelihoods & social protection in the context of chronic poverty. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; @@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.