Hewlett Foundation donations made to Creative Commons

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

Country United States
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hewlett_Foundation
Facebook username HewlettFoundation
LinkedIn username the-william-and-flora-hewlett-foundation
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

Facebook page creativecommons
Twitter usernamecreativecommons
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons

Full donee page for donee Creative Commons

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 18 300,000 1,692,889 20,000 25,000 57,000 100,000 150,000 300,000 500,000 1,300,000 1,500,000 10,000,000 10,000,000
Education 16 300,000 1,867,000 20,000 25,000 57,000 60,000 150,000 300,000 500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 10,000,000 10,000,000
Effective altruism 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
Population 1 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000

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 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008 2007 2006 2005
Education (filter this donor) 16 29,872,000.00 57,000.00 1,500,000.00 20,000,000.00 0.00 1,800,000.00 150,000.00 380,000.00 35,000.00 4,000,000.00 525,000.00 125,000.00 1,300,000.00
Population (filter this donor) 1 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Effective altruism (filter this donor) 1 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 18 30,472,000.00 57,000.00 1,500,000.00 20,000,000.00 500,000.00 1,800,000.00 250,000.00 380,000.00 35,000.00 4,000,000.00 525,000.00 125,000.00 1,300,000.00

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 (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
57,000.00152018-10-15Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-support-of-organizational-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-capacity-to-advance-educational-equity/-- For Support Of Organizational Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Capacity To Advance Educational Equity.
1,500,000.0042016-03-21Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-support-of-the-creative-commons-global-affiliate-network/-- For Support Of The Creative Commons Global Affiliate Network.
10,000,000.0012015-11-16Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-general-operating-support-0/-- For General Operating Support.
10,000,000.0012015-11-16Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-general-operating-support-0/-- For General Operating Support.
500,000.0072014-11-17Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-the-work-of-the-open-policy-network/-- For The Work Of The Open Policy Network.
300,000.0092013-11-11Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-leadership-development-in-open-educational-resources/-- For Leadership Development In Open Educational Resources.
1,500,000.0042013-03-18Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-general-operating-support/-- For General Operating Support.
150,000.00112012-07-16Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-tagging-existing-oer-to-the-new-schema-org-standard/-- For Tagging Existing OER To The New Schema.org Standard.
100,000.00132012-03-19Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-a-project-to-increase-the-amount-of-foundation-content-published-under-creative-common-licenses/-- For A Project To Increase The Amount Of Foundation Content Published Under Creative Common Licenses.
20,000.00182011-12-08Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-a-webinar-to-raise-awareness-about-oer/-- For A Webinar To Raise Awareness About OER.
60,000.00142011-09-19Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-executive-director-transition-coaching-and-board-development/-- For Executive Director Transition Coaching And Board Development.
300,000.0092011-03-21Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-increasing-capacity-for-oer-technology-development-and-strategic-policy-outreach/-- For Increasing Capacity For OER Technology Development And Strategic Policy Outreach.
35,000.00162010-07-22Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-board-development/-- For Board Development.
4,000,000.0032008-03-17Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-general-support-of-creative-commons-and-cclearn/-- For General Support Of Creative Commons And CcLearn.
25,000.00172007-12-06Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-assessment-and-improvement-of-legal-department-and-overall-organizational-infrastructure/-- For Assessment And Improvement Of Legal Department And Overall Organizational Infrastructure.
500,000.0072007-02-26Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-the-launch-of-learning-commons-a-project-focused-on-the-use-and-reuse-of-educational-materials-worldwide/-- For The Launch Of Learning Commons, A Project Focused On The Use And Reuse Of Educational Materials Worldwide.
125,000.00122006-02-20Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-writing-editing-publishing-and-distributing-an-open-educational-resources-policy-guidebook-for-higher-education-governance-officials/-- For Writing, Editing, Publishing And Distributing An Open Educational Resources Policy Guidebook For Higher Education Governance Officials.
1,300,000.0062005-06-20Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/creative-commons-for-general-support-0/-- For General Support.