Hewlett Foundation donations made to Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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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 MITnews
Websitehttp://mit.edu
Twitter usernamemit
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_Institute_of_Technology

Full donee page for donee Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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 40 300,000 664,687 10,000 30,000 60,000 100,000 200,000 300,000 500,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,700,000 3,125,000
Education 16 300,000 734,500 10,000 60,000 80,000 92,000 200,000 300,000 300,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 3,125,000 3,125,000
Population 20 400,000 622,374 15,000 25,000 49,984 114,000 200,000 400,000 500,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,015,000 2,000,000
Special Projects 1 88,000 88,000 88,000 88,000 88,000 88,000 88,000 88,000 88,000 88,000 88,000 88,000 88,000
Initiatives 1 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000
Environmentalism 1 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000
Politics 1 1,400,000 1,400,000 1,400,000 1,400,000 1,400,000 1,400,000 1,400,000 1,400,000 1,400,000 1,400,000 1,400,000 1,400,000 1,400,000

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 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Population (filter this donor) 20 12,447,484.00 550,000.00 1,400,000.00 0.00 1,515,000.00 4,030,000.00 0.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 40,000.00 1,114,000.00 49,984.00 348,500.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00
Education (filter this donor) 16 11,752,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 420,000.00 7,450,000.00 92,000.00 0.00 90,000.00 1,700,000.00
Politics (filter this donor) 1 1,400,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Environmentalism (filter this donor) 1 750,000.00 750,000.00 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 0.00
Initiatives (filter this donor) 1 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Special Projects (filter this donor) 1 88,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 88,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 40 26,587,484.00 1,300,000.00 1,400,000.00 2,400,000.00 1,515,000.00 4,030,000.00 88,000.00 400,000.00 3,150,000.00 640,000.00 1,534,000.00 7,499,984.00 440,500.00 400,000.00 90,000.00 1,700,000.00

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 (40 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 40)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
750,000.00152018-11-19Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-mit-sloan-sustainability-initiatives-climate-change-mitigation-and-sustainability-work/-- For MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative's Climate Change Mitigation And Sustainability Work.
500,000.00162018-11-06Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-supporting-local-ngos-to-grow-and-innovate-on-the-tarl-approach-in-africa/-- For Supporting Local NGOs To Grow And Innovate On The TaRL Approach In Africa.
50,000.00352018-06-04Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-support-of-a-knowledge-management-system-for-the-abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab/-- For Support Of A Knowledge Management System For The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.
400,000.00182017-07-11Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-support-to-african-scholars-of-the-blended-masters-in-data-economics-and-development-policy/-- For Support To African Scholars Of The Blended Master's In Data, Economics, And Development Policy.
1,000,000.0082017-05-30Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-support-of-the-abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-at-mit-0/-- For Support Of The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab At MIT.
1,400,000.0062016-11-14Politicshttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-support-of-the-election-data-and-science-lab/-- For Support Of The Election Data And Science Lab.
1,000,000.0082016-07-11Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-research-on-brain-differences-associated-with-academic-achievement/-- For Research On Brain Differences Associated With Academic Achievement.
1,015,000.0072015-11-16Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-support-to-the-governance-lab/-- For Support To The Governance Lab.
500,000.00162015-07-13Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-support-of-a-project-to-develop-an-executive-level-big-data-for-development-course/-- For Support Of A Project To Develop An Executive-level Big Data For Development Course.
30,000.00372014-08-07Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-the-abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-labs-website-redesign/-- For The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab's Website Redesign.
1,000,000.0082014-07-14Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-support-of-the-abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-at-mit/-- For Support Of The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab At MIT.
1,000,000.0082014-07-14Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-support-of-the-abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-at-mit/-- For Support Of The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab At MIT.
2,000,000.0032014-07-14Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-impact-evaluations-of-programs-to-improve-governance-in-developing-countries-0/-- For Impact Evaluations Of Programs To Improve Governance In Developing Countries.
88,000.00312013-11-11Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-research-and-recommendations-on-election-administration-practices/-- For Research And Recommendations On Election Administration Practices.
100,000.00292012-11-26Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-examination-of-existing-models-of-deeper-learning-curriculum-for-widespread-implemention/-- For Examination Of Existing Models Of Deeper Learning Curriculum For Widespread Implemention.
300,000.00202012-11-26Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-the-edx-project/-- For The EdX Project.
1,000,000.0082011-07-18Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-general-support-of-the-abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-at-mit/-- For General Support Of The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab At MIT.
150,000.00272011-03-21Initiativeshttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-an-executive-level-course-for-officials-in-nations-acquiring-nuclear-technology/-- For An Executive-level Course For Officials In Nations Acquiring Nuclear Technology.
2,000,000.0032011-03-21Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-impact-evaluations-of-programs-to-improve-governance-in-developing-countries/-- For Impact Evaluations Of Programs To Improve Governance In Developing Countries.
15,000.00392010-10-18Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-strengthening-financial-management-systems/-- For Strengthening Financial Management Systems.
300,000.00202010-07-19Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-the-blended-learning-open-source-science-or-math-studies-ii-project-blossoms-ii/-- For The Blended Learning Open Source Science Or Math Studies II Project (BLOSSOMS II).
300,000.00202010-07-19Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-the-blended-learning-open-source-science-or-math-studies-ii-project-blossoms-ii/-- For The Blended Learning Open Source Science Or Math Studies II Project (BLOSSOMS II).
25,000.00382010-07-02Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-a-study-on-voting-behavior-to-help-design-more-effective-voter-education-campaigns-in-india/-- For A Study On Voting Behavior To Help Design More Effective Voter Education Campaigns In India.
60,000.00332008-11-26Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-leadership-succession-planning-and-executive-search/-- For Leadership Succession Planning And Executive Search.
60,000.00332008-11-26Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-business-planning/-- For Business Planning.
300,000.00202008-07-21Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-the-linc-project-to-support-an-oer-learning-video-modules-for-high-school-math-and-science/-- For The LINC Project To Support An OER Learning Video Modules For High School Math And Science.
1,000,000.0082008-07-21Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-general-support-of-the-abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-at-the-mit/-- For General Support Of The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab At The MIT.
114,000.00282008-03-05Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-costs-for-u-s-researchers-involved-in-an-impact-evaluation-of-prathams-read-india/-- For Costs For U.S. Researchers Involved In An Impact Evaluation Of Pratham's Read India.
200,000.00242007-10-15Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-research-and-an-international-symposium-on-open-learning-games/-- For Research And An International Symposium On Open Learning Games.
1,000,000.0082007-06-11Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-general-support-of-the-opencourseware-consortium/-- For General Support Of The OpenCourseWare Consortium.
49,984.00362007-03-28Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-an-impact-evaluation-in-uttar-pradesh-india-to-assess-the-efficacy-of-interventions-to-improve-governance-and-accountability-in-developing-countries/-- For An Impact Evaluation In Uttar Pradesh, India To Assess The Efficacy Of Interventions To Improve Governance And Accountability In Developing Countries.
3,125,000.0012007-02-26Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-general-support-of-the-mit-opencourseware-program/-- For General Support Of The MIT OpenCourseWare Program.
3,125,000.0012007-02-26Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-general-support-of-the-mit-opencourseware-program/-- For General Support Of The MIT OpenCourseWare Program.
348,500.00192006-06-19Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-the-poverty-action-lab-to-evaluate-whether-governance-reforms-in-policing-can-reduce-corruption-and-improve-performance-in-rajasthan-india/-- For The Poverty Action Lab To Evaluate Whether Governance Reforms In Policing Can Reduce Corruption And Improve Performance In Rajasthan, India.
92,000.00302006-03-20Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-support-to-promote-the-adoption-and-diffusion-of-open-educational-resources-as-part-of-a-national-knowledge-strategy-in-india-to-advance-access-and-quality/-- For Support To Promote The Adoption And Diffusion Of Open Educational Resources As Part Of A National Knowledge Strategy In India To Advance Access And Quality Education.
200,000.00242005-06-20Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-the-poverty-action-lab-to-launch-a-training-course-on-randomized-evaluations-of-development-projects-in-poor-countries-for-both-domestic-and-international/-- For The Poverty Action Lab To Launch A Training Course On Randomized Evaluations Of Development Projects In Poor Countries, For Both Domestic And International Policymakers, NGOs, Government Agencies, International Organizations, And Academics.
200,000.00242005-06-20Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-the-poverty-action-lab-to-launch-a-training-course-on-randomized-evaluations-of-development-projects-in-poor-countries-for-both-domestic-and-international/-- For The Poverty Action Lab To Launch A Training Course On Randomized Evaluations Of Development Projects In Poor Countries, For Both Domestic And International Policymakers, NGOs, Government Agencies, International Organizations, And Academics.
80,000.00322004-06-22Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-general-support-of-the-teaching-opportunities-in-physical-science-program-tops/-- For General Support Of The Teaching Opportunities In Physical Science Program (TOPS).
10,000.00402004-04-01Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-support-of-the-advancing-learning-technology-interoperability-alt-i-lab-2003-conference-to-bring-together-experts-to-explore-issues-of-interoperability-in/-- For Support Of The Advancing Learning Technology Interoperability (Alt-i-Lab) 2003 Conference To Bring Together Experts To Explore Issues Of Interoperability In Learning Technology.
1,700,000.0052003-10-20Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-for-support-of-the-mit-opencourseware-project/-- For Support Of The MIT OpenCourseWare Project.