Hewlett Foundation donations made to Columbia University

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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 columbia
Websitehttp://www.columbia.edu
Twitter usernamecolumbia
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_University
Instagram usernamecolumbia

Full donee page for donee Columbia 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 35 400,000 417,000 10,000 50,000 100,000 200,000 250,000 400,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 1,000,000 1,500,000
Population 24 500,000 514,375 10,000 50,000 100,000 360,000 400,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 775,000 1,000,000 1,500,000
Environmentalism 6 200,000 158,333 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 250,000 250,000
U.S.-Latin American Relations 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
Special Projects 2 100,000 300,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000
Conflict Resolution 2 200,000 300,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000

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 2018 2017 2016 2015 2013 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2001 2000
Population (filter this donor) 24 12,345,000.00 500,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 1,010,000.00 360,000.00 400,000.00 1,275,000.00 510,000.00 2,030,000.00 1,400,000.00 1,000,000.00 860,000.00 2,000,000.00 0.00
Environmentalism (filter this donor) 6 950,000.00 350,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Conflict Resolution (filter this donor) 2 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 400,000.00
Special Projects (filter this donor) 2 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
U.S.-Latin American Relations (filter this donor) 1 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00
Total 35 14,595,000.00 850,000.00 1,000,000.00 700,000.00 1,010,000.00 360,000.00 400,000.00 1,475,000.00 510,000.00 2,030,000.00 1,600,000.00 1,100,000.00 1,060,000.00 2,000,000.00 500,000.00

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 (35 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 35)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
50,000.00312018-11-27Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-the-center-on-global-energy-policys-strategic-planning-and-international-negotiations-work/-- For The Center On Global Energy Policy’s Strategic Planning And International Negotiations Work.
250,000.00222018-10-16Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-the-center-on-global-energy-policys-u-s-china-energy-and-climate-program/-- For The Center On Global Energy Policy’s U.S.-China Energy And Climate Program.
500,000.0082018-09-25Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-the-columbia-center-on-sustainable-investments-executive-sessions-program/-- For The Columbia Center On Sustainable Investment's Executive Sessions Program.
50,000.00312018-05-11Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-the-community-development-and-worker-transition-project/-- For The Community Development And Worker Transition Project.
1,000,000.0022017-08-09Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-support-of-assessing-the-impact-of-the-mexico-city-policy/-- For Support Of Assessing The Impact Of The Mexico City Policy.
200,000.00232016-11-24Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-the-center-on-global-energy-policys-us-china-energy-and-climate-program/-- For The Center On Global Energy Policy’s US-China Energy And Climate Program.
500,000.0082016-07-27Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-support-of-the-knight-first-amendment-institute-at-columbia-university/-- For Support Of The Knight First Amendment Institute At Columbia University.
500,000.0082015-11-16Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-support-of-the-sustainable-development-solutions-networks-data-thematic-group/-- For Support Of The Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s Data Thematic Group.
500,000.0082015-11-16Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-support-of-the-sustainable-development-solutions-networks-data-thematic-group/-- For Support Of The Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s Data Thematic Group.
10,000.00352015-09-16Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-strategic-planning-meeting-facilitation-for-the-experiments-in-governance-and-politics-program/-- For Strategic Planning Meeting Facilitation For The Experiments In Governance And Politics Program.
360,000.00192013-04-04Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-the-experiments-in-governance-and-politics-project/-- For The Experiments In Governance And Politics Project.
400,000.00162009-11-17Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-a-project-to-strengthen-reproductive-health-and-family-planning-services-in-sub-sahara-africa/-- For A Project To Strengthen Reproductive Health And Family Planning Services In Sub-Sahara Africa.
100,000.00272008-11-25Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-research-on-fertility-rates-in-west-africa/-- For Research On Fertility Rates In West Africa.
775,000.0052008-07-21Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-general-support-of-columbia-universitys-heilbrunn-center-for-population-and-family-health-0/-- For General Support Of Columbia University's Heilbrunn Center For Population And Family Health.
200,000.00232008-07-21Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-a-collaborative-project-with-the-clean-air-task-force-for-efforts-to-limit-global-climate-change-0/-- For A Collaborative Project With The Clean Air Task Force For Efforts To Limit Global Climate Change.
400,000.00162008-07-21Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-general-support-of-the-initiative-for-policy-dialogue/-- For General Support Of The Initiative For Policy Dialogue.
100,000.00272007-11-19Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-the-contraceptive-risk-index-and-the-pregnancy-risk-index-project/-- For The Contraceptive Risk Index And The Pregnancy Risk Index Project.
50,000.00312007-08-03Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-a-project-to-explore-new-ways-to-frame-reproductive-health-and-rights/-- For A Project To Explore New Ways To Frame Reproductive Health And Rights.
360,000.00192007-06-11Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-general-support-of-columbia-universitys-division-of-family-planning-and-preventative-services-at-the-department-of-obstetrics-and-gynecology/-- For General Support Of Columbia University's Division Of Family Planning And Preventative Services At The Department Of Obstetrics And Gynecology.
500,000.0082006-10-16Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-the-earth-institute-to-work-with-the-government-of-india-and-other-experts-within-the-country-to-develop-an-implementation-plan-for-improving-social-services-and-rural-infras-0/-- For The Earth Institute To Work With The Government Of India And Other Experts Within The Country To Develop An Implementation Plan For Improving Social Services And Rural Infrastructure In Indian Villages.
1,500,000.0012006-06-19Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-a-special-fundraising-campaign-to-honor-dr-allan-rosenfield/-- For A Special Fundraising Campaign To Honor Dr. Allan Rosenfield.
30,000.00342006-04-14Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-the-apec-study-centers-conference-the-wto-at-10-governance-dispute-settlement-and-developing-countries/-- For The APEC Study Center's Conference, "The WTO At 10: Governance, Dispute Settlement, And Developing Countries".
200,000.00232005-10-17Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-a-collaborative-project-with-the-clean-air-task-force-for-efforts-to-limit-global-climate-change/-- For A Collaborative Project With The Clean Air Task Force For Efforts To Limit Global Climate Change.
700,000.0062005-06-20Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-general-support-of-columbia-universitys-heilbrunn-center-for-population-and-family-health/-- For General Support Of Columbia University's Heilbrunn Center For Population And Family Health.
700,000.0062005-06-20Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-general-support-of-columbia-universitys-heilbrunn-center-for-population-and-family-health/-- For General Support Of Columbia University's Heilbrunn Center For Population And Family Health.
500,000.0082004-10-25Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-the-earth-institute-to-work-with-the-government-of-india-and-other-experts-within-the-country-to-develop-an-implementation-plan-for-improving-social-services-and-rural-infras/-- For The Earth Institute To Work With The Government Of India And Other Experts Within The Country To Develop An Implementation Plan For Improving Social Services And Rural Infrastructure In Indian Villages.
100,000.00272004-10-25Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-the-global-colloquium-of-university-presidents/-- For The Global Colloquium Of University Presidents.
500,000.0082004-10-25Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-the-earth-institute-to-work-with-the-government-of-india-and-other-experts-within-the-country-to-develop-an-implementation-plan-for-improving-social-services-and-rural-infras/-- For The Earth Institute To Work With The Government Of India And Other Experts Within The Country To Develop An Implementation Plan For Improving Social Services And Rural Infrastructure In Indian Villages.
500,000.0082003-10-20Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-the-millennium-project/-- For The Millennium Project.
360,000.00192003-07-14Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-general-support-of-columbia-universitys-contraceptive-research-and-training-in-the-division-of-prevention-and-ambulatory-care-department-of-obstetrics-and-gynecology/-- For General Support Of Columbia University's Contraceptive Research And Training In The Division Of Prevention And Ambulatory Care, Department Of Obstetrics And Gynecology.
200,000.00232003-04-14Conflict Resolutionhttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-general-support-of-the-center-for-international-conflict-resolution/-- For General Support Of The Center For International Conflict Resolution.
1,000,000.0022001-10-15Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-the-mother-to-child-transmission-plus-initiative/-- For The Mother-to-Child-Transmission Plus Initiative.
1,000,000.0022001-10-15Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-the-mother-to-child-transmission-plus-initiative/-- For The Mother-to-Child-Transmission Plus Initiative.
100,000.00272000-10-16U.S.-Latin American Relationshttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-a-program-of-research-and-institutional-exchange-with-latin-american-partners/-- For A Program Of Research And Institutional Exchange With Latin American Partners.
400,000.00162000-04-17Conflict Resolutionhttps://hewlett.org/grants/columbia-university-for-the-international-conflict-resolution-program-and-the-conflict-resolution-network/-- For The International Conflict Resolution Program And The Conflict Resolution Network.