donations made to Geena Davis Institute

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, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Basic donor information

Country United States
Wikipedia page
Best overview URL
Donations URL
Twitter usernameGoogleorg
Regularity with which donor updates donations datacontinuous updates
Regularity with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)irregular
Lag with which donor updates donations datamonths
Lag with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)years
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)

Brief history: Founded in October 2005 as the charity arm of tech giant Google

Brief notes on broad donor philosophy and major focus areas: Stated focus areas of education, economic opportunity, inclusion, and crisis response. See for more details

Notes on grant publication logistics: Most grants do not have individual grant pages, but the biggest ones do. has a JS-heavy site where they list their donations. We did not find a way to programmatically process the donations. We manually entered all their donations at some point in time, but are not incrementally updating in a scalable way right now

Full donor page for donor

Basic donee information

Facebook page 114517985247301
Twitter usernameGDIGM
Wikipedia page
Instagram usernamegdigm

Full donee page for donee Geena Davis Institute

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 2 250,000 725,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 1,200,000 1,200,000 1,200,000 1,200,000 1,200,000
Gender representation 2 250,000 725,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 1,200,000 1,200,000 1,200,000 1,200,000 1,200,000

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 2016 2013
Gender representation (filter this donor) 2 1,450,000.00 250,000.00 1,200,000.00
Total 2 1,450,000.00 250,000.00 1,200,000.00

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 (2 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 2)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
250,000.0022016Gender representation Grant to use technology-driven approaches to research gender portrayals and representation in media. Affected countries: United States.
1,200,000.0012013Gender representation Grant for development of new voice/image recognition software to analyze gender portrayals in film.