Hewlett Foundation donations made to Foundation Center

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 foundationcenter
Twitter usernamefdncenter
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundation_Center

Full donee page for donee Foundation Center

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 20 100,000 138,261 20,000 28,150 50,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 150,000 200,000 200,000 250,000 325,000
Effective altruism 12 100,000 140,589 20,000 50,000 55,566 100,000 100,000 100,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 225,000 325,000
Special Projects 3 50,000 59,383 28,150 28,150 28,150 28,150 50,000 50,000 50,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
Politics 3 150,000 133,333 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000
Population 2 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000

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 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2006 2003
Effective altruism (filter this donor) 12 1,687,066.00 111,500.00 20,000.00 0.00 225,000.00 250,000.00 200,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 380,566.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00
Population (filter this donor) 2 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Politics (filter this donor) 3 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 100,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Special Projects (filter this donor) 3 178,150.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 28,150.00 100,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 20 2,765,216.00 111,500.00 20,000.00 150,000.00 325,000.00 400,000.00 228,150.00 550,000.00 50,000.00 630,566.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00

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 (20 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 20)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
111,500.00102018-04-19Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/foundation-center-for-capacity-building-for-grantcraft/-- For Capacity Building For GrantCraft.
20,000.00202017-11-17Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/foundation-center-for-grantcraft/-- For GrantCraft.
150,000.0082016-09-30Politicshttps://hewlett.org/grants/foundation-center-for-support-of-a-project-to-map-foundation-funding-aimed-at-improving-democracy-in-the-united-states-2/-- For Support Of A Project To Map Foundation Funding Aimed At Improving Democracy In The United States.
225,000.0042015-10-23Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/foundation-center-for-general-operating-support-6/-- For General Operating Support.
100,000.00112015-07-13Politicshttps://hewlett.org/grants/foundation-center-for-support-of-a-project-to-map-foundation-funding-aimed-at-improving-democracy-in-the-united-states-1/-- For Support Of A Project To Map Foundation Funding Aimed At Improving Democracy In The United States.
50,000.00172014-11-25Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/foundation-center-for-a-new-donor-management-system-and-implementation/-- For A New Donor Management System And Implementation.
150,000.0082014-07-14Politicshttps://hewlett.org/grants/foundation-center-for-support-of-a-project-to-map-foundation-funding-aimed-at-improving-democracy-in-the-united-states-0/-- For Support Of A Project To Map Foundation Funding Aimed At Improving Democracy In The United States.
200,000.0052014-07-14Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/foundation-center-for-general-operating-support-5/-- For General Operating Support.
28,150.00192013-09-04Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/foundation-center-for-support-of-a-project-to-map-foundation-funding-aimed-at-improving-democracy-in-the-united-states/-- For Support Of A Project To Map Foundation Funding Aimed At Improving Democracy In The United States.
200,000.0052013-03-18Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/foundation-center-for-general-operating-support-4/-- For General Operating Support.
250,000.0022012-11-20Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/foundation-center-for-a-project-to-develop-a-common-data-standard-with-the-international-aid-transparency-initiative-0/-- For A Project To Develop A Common Data Standard With The International Aid Transparency Initiative.
100,000.00112012-11-13Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/foundation-center-for-general-operating-support-3/-- For General Operating Support.
200,000.0052012-03-19Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/foundation-center-for-general-operating-support-2/-- For General Operating Support.
50,000.00172011-11-14Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/foundation-center-for-developing-a-web-service-that-improves-foundations-access-to-the-centers-grants-database/-- For Developing A Web Service That Improves Foundations’ Access To The Center’s Grants Database.
55,566.00162010-12-01Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/foundation-center-for-the-videoconferencing-project/-- For The Videoconferencing Project.
250,000.0022010-12-01Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/foundation-center-for-a-project-to-develop-a-common-data-standard-with-the-international-aid-transparency-initiative/-- For A Project To Develop A Common Data Standard With The International Aid Transparency Initiative.
325,000.0012010-11-15Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/foundation-center-for-the-foundation-center-to-increase-and-improve-the-distribution-of-nonprofit-research/-- For The Foundation Center To Increase And Improve The Distribution Of Nonprofit Research.
100,000.00112009-11-24Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/foundation-center-for-general-operating-support-0/-- For General Operating Support.
100,000.00112006-10-16Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/foundation-center-for-general-operating-support/-- For General Operating Support.
100,000.00112003-12-17Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/foundation-center-for-development-of-the-foundation-center-online/-- For Development Of The Foundation Center Online.