Hewlett Foundation donations made to Council on Foundations

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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 CouncilonFoundations
Websitehttp://www.cof.org/
Twitter usernameCOF_
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_on_Foundations

Full donee page for donee Council on Foundations

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 18 55,000 78,962 25,000 25,000 25,000 35,438 55,000 55,000 70,000 100,000 100,000 250,000 250,000
Effective altruism 14 55,000 85,808 25,000 25,000 25,000 55,000 55,000 55,000 70,875 100,000 100,000 250,000 250,000
Special Projects 4 25,000 55,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 70,000 70,000 100,000 100,000 100,000

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 2015 2014 2012 2011 2010 2009 2006 2004
Effective altruism (filter this donor) 14 1,201,313.00 275,000.00 275,000.00 125,000.00 55,000.00 55,000.00 55,000.00 200,000.00 55,000.00 0.00 35,438.00 70,875.00
Special Projects (filter this donor) 4 220,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 70,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 18 1,421,313.00 275,000.00 275,000.00 125,000.00 55,000.00 55,000.00 105,000.00 200,000.00 155,000.00 70,000.00 35,438.00 70,875.00

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 (18 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 18)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
250,000.0012018-09-21Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/council-on-foundations-for-general-operating-support-10/-- For General Operating Support.
25,000.00142018-06-08Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/council-on-foundations-for-general-operating-support-9/-- For General Operating Support.
250,000.0012017-03-15Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/council-on-foundations-for-general-operating-support-8/-- For General Operating Support.
25,000.00142017-02-22Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/council-on-foundations-for-general-operating-support-7/-- For General Operating Support.
100,000.0032016-11-18Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/council-on-foundations-for-general-operating-support-6/-- For General Operating Support.
25,000.00142016-03-21Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/council-on-foundations-for-general-operating-support-5/-- For General Operating Support.
55,000.0092015-03-16Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/council-on-foundations-for-general-operating-support-3/-- For General Operating Support.
55,000.0092014-03-17Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/council-on-foundations-for-general-operating-support-2/-- For General Operating Support.
55,000.0092012-11-16Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/council-on-foundations-for-general-operating-support-1/-- For General Operating Support.
25,000.00142012-07-16Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/council-on-foundations-for-work-on-the-regulatory-approval-of-a-repository-of-equivalency-determinations/-- For Work On The Regulatory Approval Of A Repository Of Equivalency Determinations.
25,000.00142012-07-16Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/council-on-foundations-for-work-on-the-regulatory-approval-of-a-repository-of-equivalency-determinations/-- For Work On The Regulatory Approval Of A Repository Of Equivalency Determinations.
100,000.0032011-11-14Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/council-on-foundations-for-the-learnphilanthropy-project/-- For The LearnPhilanthropy Project.
100,000.0032011-11-14Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/council-on-foundations-for-the-learnphilanthropy-project/-- For The LearnPhilanthropy Project.
100,000.0032010-06-28Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/council-on-foundations-for-the-philanthropy-outreach-project/-- For The Philanthropy Outreach Project.
55,000.0092010-03-22Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/council-on-foundations-for-general-operating-support/-- For General Operating Support.
70,000.0082009-11-16Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/council-on-foundations-for-a-study-on-scaling-effective-social-programs-for-the-social-innovation-project/-- For A Study On Scaling Effective Social Programs For The Social Innovation Project.
35,438.00132006-05-18Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/council-on-foundations-for-government-relations-and-public-policy/-- For Government Relations And Public Policy.
70,875.0072004-11-09Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/council-on-foundations-for-retaining-akin-gump-and-clark-consulting-for-comprehensive-strategic-advice-on-public-policy-issues-related-to-private-foundations/-- For Retaining Akin Gump And Clark Consulting For Comprehensive Strategic Advice On Public Policy Issues Related To Private Foundations.