Ford Foundation donations made to University of the Witwatersrand

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

We do not have any donee information for the donee University of the Witwatersrand in our system.

Full donee page for donee University of the Witwatersrand

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 33 200,000 197,387 12,485 42,032 75,000 88,000 200,000 200,000 216,000 250,000 300,000 300,000 480,000
FIXME 33 200,000 197,387 12,485 42,032 75,000 88,000 200,000 200,000 216,000 250,000 300,000 300,000 480,000

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 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
FIXME (filter this donor) 33 6,513,772.00 1,282,000.00 1,050,000.00 555,500.00 562,500.00 525,000.00 680,000.00 292,032.00 88,000.00 194,586.00 267,000.00 473,000.00 544,154.00
Total 33 6,513,772.00 1,282,000.00 1,050,000.00 555,500.00 562,500.00 525,000.00 680,000.00 292,032.00 88,000.00 194,586.00 267,000.00 473,000.00 544,154.00

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (33 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 33)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
250,000.0092018-09-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Chair in African Philanthropy to establish an Africa Centre for Philanthropy and Social Investment at the Wits Business School. Affected regions: 9###Africa###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9190990###No Intention; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
32,000.00312018-09-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Journalism and Media Studies Program to expand its Taco Kuiper Awards and for grantmaking for investigative journalism projects. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9190990###No Intention; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
250,000.0092018-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Wits Centre for Diversity Studies to undertake interdisciplinary education and research that can strengthen emerging leaders to address diversity and social justice issues in the region. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9190990###No Intention; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
200,000.00152018-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support to establish the African Centre for the Study of the United States as a multi-disciplinary think-tank generating knowledge and debate about geopolitical and socioeconomic realities of the United States and its relationship to Africa. Affected regions: 9###Africa###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9190990###No Intention; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
300,000.0042018-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Society, Work and Development Institute to research the impacts of the coal and energy sector on the politics of inequality in the Global South. Affected regions: 144###Brazil###0@@@223###China, People's Republic of###0@@@444###India###0@@@658###Mozambique###25@@@935###South Africa###50@@@1132###Zimbabwe###25; 9177456###No Intention@@@9190990###No Intention; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
250,000.0092018-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Centre for Applied Legal Studies to practice human rights law through an intersectional and gendered approach that uses research, advocacy and litigation to advance the rights of communities. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9190164###Southern Africa's race ethnicity; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
300,000.0042017-10-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To establish the Southern Centre for Inequality Studies as a multi-disciplinary think tank with a Global South focus highlighting South Africa, Brazil, China, India, Colombia, Malaysia, and Chile. Affected regions: 144###Brazil###10@@@223###China, People's Republic of###10@@@231###Colombia###10@@@444###India###10@@@935###South Africa###60; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
300,000.0042017-10-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Wits Journalism Centre's Africa-China Reporting Project to provide journalists with skills to investigate the complex dynamics, myths and untold stories of Africa-China relations. Affected regions: 223###China, People's Republic of###50@@@935###South Africa###50; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
50,000.00292017-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Wits Centre for Diversity Studies for interdisciplinary partnership to understand the needs of people with disabilities and to build capacity of stakeholders to provide appropriate information and services on sexual health and rights. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; @@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
200,000.00152017-05-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Wits Centre for Diversity Studies to undertake interdisciplinary education and research in building the capacity of emerging leaders to address diversity & social justice issues in the region. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; @@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
200,000.00152017-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Society, Work & Development Institute research on the impacts of mining, the politics of inequality and rural transformation in the Global South. Affected regions: 954###Southern Africa###100; @@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
200,000.00152016-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support to the Wits Centre for Diversity Studies for interdisciplinary education and research to build the capacity of emerging leaders to address diversity and social justice issues. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
355,500.0032016-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Centre for Applied Legal Studies for social justice work in the areas of basic services, business and human rights, environmental justice, gender, and the rule of law. Affected regions: 9###Africa###15@@@935###South Africa###85; 9177417###Female@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
480,000.0012015-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Society, Work and Development Institute's Mining and Rural Transformation in Southern Africa Project for research on the impacts of mining and to establish a postdoctoral social justice program. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; @@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
82,500.00252015-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the African Centre for Migration & Society to conduct research on dynamics and politics of migration and social justice in Southern Africa. Affected regions: 9###Africa###100; @@@; Middle East and North Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
250,000.0092014-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Wits Centre for Diversity Studies for research, teaching and leadership development initiative which focuses on diversity, social justice and social change. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###60@@@1110###Worldwide###40; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
275,000.0082014-05-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Centre for Applied Legal Studies for its Business and Human Rights, Environmental Justice, Basic Services, Gender and Rule of Law programs. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; 9177417###Female@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
480,000.0012013-02-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Society Work and Development Institute’s Mining and Rural Land Transformation in South Africa project to conduct research on the impact of platinum mining from a rights-based perspective. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; @@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
200,000.00152013-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Center for Applied Legal Studies to challenge and reform systems that perpetuate inequality and human rights violations & provide legal services to victims of human rights abuses. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; 9177417###Female@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
42,032.00302012-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For Drama for Life, a comprehensive program to build the capacity of arts practitioners to provide HIV/AIDS education through applied drama and theater, to provide scholarships to Zimbabwean students. Affected regions: 1132###Zimbabwe###100; @@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
250,000.0092012-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research's interdisciplinary doctoral fellowship program to produce the next generation of academics, with a particular focus on black and women students. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; @@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
88,000.00242011-05-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the History Workshop & the Chair in Local Histories and Present Realities to organize & underwrite postgraduate student research for & participation in an interdisciplinary workshop on "the local". Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; @@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
194,586.00212010-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Fort the Centre for Applied Legal Studies to conduct research, advocacy and litigation on access to housing and the impact of mining on the land and housing rights of vulnerable communities. Affected regions: 479###Johannesburg###50@@@935###South Africa###50; @@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
51,000.00282009-10-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the History Workshop to provide fellowships to young, primarily female & black, scholars for participation in a historical research program focused on land, local governance and identity. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
216,000.00142009-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Department of Sociology to undertake a nation wide study of the political leadership transitions in South Africa from 2002 - 2009 and to develop young scholars in the field. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
200,000.00152008-11-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the History Workshop to provide fellowships to young, primarily female & black, scholars for participation in a historical research program focused on land, local governance and identity. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; 9177417###Female@@@9177418###Male@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
23,000.00322008-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To publish "Go Home or Die Here: Violence, Xenophobia and the Reinvention of Difference in South Africa," a collection of essays analyzing and explaining the recent xenophobic violence. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; 9177417###Female@@@9177418###Male@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
75,000.00272008-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Investigative Journalism Workshop to conduct investigations into South Africa criminal justice system with a focus on the plight of prisoners awaiting trial and to train journalism students. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
175,000.00222008-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Centre for Applied Legal Studies to carry out research, advocacy and litigation in relation to socioeconomic rights, gender and the right to a healthy environment. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
12,485.00332007-09-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the School of Education to develop a plan for a Center for Higher Education to coordinate the university's efforts to improve teaching and strengthen student performance. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; @@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
300,000.0042007-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Institute for Human Evolution to undertake paleontological research at the Sterkfontein World Heritage Site and for the training and development of black and women postgraduate students. Affected regions: 935###South Africa###100; 9177417###Female@@@9177456###No Intention@@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
150,000.00232007-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Forced Migration Studies Programme's Hotel Yeoville Project to document the experiences of refugees and migrants in Johannesburg. Affected regions: 354###Gauteng###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9177449###FOR-Foreign born; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.
81,669.00262007-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To underwrite the final year of doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships for the Graduate School for Humanities and Social Sciences' Constitution of Public Intellectual Life Program. Affected regions: 9###Africa###100; @@@; Southern Africa; affected countries: FIXME.