Hewlett Foundation donations made to Duke 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 DukeUniv
Websitehttp://www.duke.edu
Twitter usernameDukeU
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_University
Instagram usernamedukeuniversity
Tumblr subdomaindukestudents
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=Duke+University

Full donee page for donee Duke 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 11 150,000 245,000 40,000 55,000 100,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 300,000 300,000 350,000 500,000 600,000
Environmentalism 2 40,000 195,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 350,000 350,000 350,000 350,000 350,000
Effective altruism 5 300,000 351,000 55,000 55,000 55,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 500,000 500,000 600,000 600,000
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
Education 3 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000

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 2010 2009 2007 2006 2003 2001
Effective altruism (filter this donor) 5 1,755,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 55,000.00 500,000.00 0.00
Education (filter this donor) 3 450,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 450,000.00
Environmentalism (filter this donor) 2 390,000.00 350,000.00 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Population (filter this donor) 1 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 11 2,695,000.00 350,000.00 640,000.00 100,000.00 600,000.00 55,000.00 500,000.00 450,000.00

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 (11 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 11)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
350,000.0032018-11-06Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/duke-university-for-research-about-rural-attitudes-on-environmental-issues/-- For Research About Rural Attitudes On Environmental Issues.
300,000.0042010-11-15Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/duke-university-for-general-support-of-the-duke-foundation-research-program-0/-- For General Support Of The Duke Foundation Research Program.
300,000.0042010-11-15Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/duke-university-for-general-support-of-the-duke-foundation-research-program-0/-- For General Support Of The Duke Foundation Research Program.
40,000.00112010-10-13Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/duke-university-for-strategic-planning-for-the-nicholas-institute-for-environmental-policy-solutions/-- For Strategic Planning For The Nicholas Institute For Environmental Policy Solutions.
100,000.0092009-07-20Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/duke-university-for-the-bread-development-economics-research-networks-activities-on-population-reproductive-health/-- For The BREAD Development Economics Research Network's Activities On Population/reproductive Health.
600,000.0012007-11-19Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/duke-university-for-general-support-of-the-duke-foundation-research-program/-- For General Support Of The Duke Foundation Research Program.
55,000.00102006-11-01Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/duke-university-for-costs-associated-with-the-publication-of-the-foundation-a-great-american-secret/-- For Costs Associated With The Publication Of The Foundation: A Great American Secret.
500,000.0022003-10-20Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/duke-university-for-general-support-of-duke-universitys-program-of-research-and-teaching-on-strategic-choice-making-by-foundations-and-the-measurement-of-the-social-impact-of-foundations-grantmaki/-- For General Support Of Duke University's Program Of Research And Teaching On Strategic Choice-Making By Foundations And The Measurement Of The Social Impact Of Foundations' Grantmaking.
150,000.0062001-10-15Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/duke-university-for-the-creation-of-a-center-for-research-synthesis-methodology/-- For The Creation Of A Center For Research Synthesis Methodology.
150,000.0062001-10-15Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/duke-university-for-the-creation-of-a-center-for-research-synthesis-methodology/-- For The Creation Of A Center For Research Synthesis Methodology.
150,000.0062001-07-23Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/duke-university-for-the-pluralism-and-unity-program/-- For The Pluralism And Unity Program.