Hewlett Foundation donations made to 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.

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hewlett_Foundation
Facebook username HewlettFoundation
LinkedIn username the-william-and-flora-hewlett-foundation
Websitehttps://www.hewlett.org/
Donations URLhttps://www.hewlett.org/grants/
Twitter usernamehewlett_found
Page on philosophy informing donationshttps://www.hewlett.org/about-us/values-and-policies/
Grant application process pagehttps://www.hewlett.org/grantmaking-faq/
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script https://github.com/riceissa/hewlett-foundation

Brief history: https://www.hewlett.org/about-us/hewlett-family-and-history/

Full donor page for donor Hewlett Foundation

Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page BostonUniversity
Websitehttp://www.bu.edu
Twitter usernameBU_Tweets
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_University

Full donee page for donee 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 4 100,000 146,250 30,000 30,000 30,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 200,000 200,000 255,000 255,000 255,000
Environmentalism 3 200,000 161,667 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 255,000 255,000 255,000 255,000
Population 1 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000

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
Environmentalism (filter this donor) 3 485,000.00 200,000.00 255,000.00 30,000.00
Population (filter this donor) 1 100,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 4 585,000.00 300,000.00 255,000.00 30,000.00

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
100,000.0032018-10-12Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/boston-university-for-support-of-research-on-womens-empowerment/-- For Support Of Research On Women's Empowerment.
200,000.0022018-09-24Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/boston-university-for-institute-for-sustainable-energys-decarbonization-pathways-and-utility-of-the-future-research/-- For Institute For Sustainable Energy's Decarbonization Pathways And Utility Of The Future Research.
255,000.0012017-11-21Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/boston-university-for-the-institute-for-sustainable-energy/-- For The Institute For Sustainable Energy.
30,000.0042016-11-03Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/boston-university-for-the-institute-for-sustainable-energys-role-of-the-grid-on-the-path-to-2050-project/-- For The Institute For Sustainable Energy's Role Of The Grid On The Path To 2050 Project.