Hewlett Foundation donations made to Princeton 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 princetonu
Websitehttp://www.princeton.edu
Twitter usernameprinceton
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princeton_University
Instagram usernameprinceton_university
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=Princeton+University

Full donee page for donee Princeton 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 17 300,000 270,471 30,000 50,000 60,000 200,000 250,000 300,000 300,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 700,000
Population 7 250,000 241,429 30,000 30,000 50,000 60,000 60,000 250,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 700,000 700,000
Special Projects 3 100,000 186,000 58,000 58,000 58,000 58,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000
Science and Technology 2 200,000 250,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000
Education 1 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Environmentalism 4 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000

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 2017 2016 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
Population (filter this donor) 7 1,690,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 60,000.00 280,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 700,000.00
Environmentalism (filter this donor) 4 1,600,000.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 800,000.00 0.00 0.00
Special Projects (filter this donor) 3 558,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 58,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Science and Technology (filter this donor) 2 500,000.00 200,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Education (filter this donor) 1 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 17 4,598,000.00 200,000.00 300,000.00 500,000.00 108,000.00 860,000.00 280,000.00 1,050,000.00 600,000.00 700,000.00

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 (17 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 17)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
200,000.00122017-04-17Science and Technology/Cyberhttps://hewlett.org/grants/princeton-university-for-a-project-about-the-internet-of-things-0/-- For A Project About The Internet Of Things.
300,000.0072016-07-11Science and Technology/Cyberhttps://hewlett.org/grants/princeton-university-for-a-project-about-the-internet-of-things/-- For A Project About The Internet Of Things.
100,000.00132007-11-19Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/princeton-university-for-a-conference-and-publication-of-a-book-on-international-comparisons-of-well-being/-- For A Conference And Publication Of A Book On International Comparisons Of Well-being.
400,000.0022007-11-19Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/princeton-university-for-general-program-support-of-princeton-universitys-energy-systems-policy-analysis-group-0/-- For General Program Support Of Princeton University's Energy Systems/Policy Analysis Group.
50,000.00162006-12-08Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/princeton-university-for-the-public-outreach-phase-of-the-princeton-project-on-national-security/-- For The Public Outreach Phase Of The Princeton Project On National Security.
58,000.00152006-08-11Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/princeton-university-for-a-conference-on-the-psychology-and-behavioral-economics-related-to-philanthropic-behavior-especially-in-response-to-disasters/-- For A Conference On The Psychology And Behavioral Economics Related To Philanthropic Behavior, Especially In Response To Disasters.
400,000.0022005-10-17Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/princeton-university-for-general-program-support-of-princeton-universitys-energy-systems-policy-analysis-group/-- For General Program Support Of Princeton University's Energy Systems/Policy Analysis Group.
60,000.00142005-09-16Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/princeton-university-for-a-study-examining-trends-in-levels-of-sexual-activity-in-africa/-- For A Study Examining Trends In Levels Of Sexual Activity In Africa.
400,000.0022005-02-28Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/princeton-university-for-development-pre-testing-and-validation-of-a-module-for-the-american-time-use-survey-and-to-collect-initial-data-for-a-nationally-representative-sample/-- For Development, Pre-testing And Validation Of A Module For The American Time Use Survey And To Collect Initial Data For A Nationally Representative Sample.
250,000.00102004-10-25Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/princeton-university-for-general-support-for-the-office-of-population-research/-- For General Support For The Office Of Population Research.
30,000.00172004-04-05Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/princeton-university-for-general-support-of-the-american-society-for-emergency-contraception/-- For General Support Of The American Society For Emergency Contraception.
250,000.00102003-04-14Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/princeton-university-for-a-study-of-the-texas-higher-education-opportunity-project/-- For A Study Of The Texas Higher Education Opportunity Project.
400,000.0022003-04-14Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/princeton-university-for-general-support-of-princeton-universitys-energy-systems-policy-analysis-group/-- For General Support Of Princeton University's Energy Systems/Policy Analysis Group.
400,000.0022003-04-14Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/princeton-university-for-general-support-of-princeton-universitys-energy-systems-policy-analysis-group/-- For General Support Of Princeton University's Energy Systems/Policy Analysis Group.
300,000.0072002-07-15Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/princeton-university-for-the-mexican-migration-project/-- For The Mexican Migration Project.
300,000.0072002-07-15Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/princeton-university-for-the-mexican-migration-project/-- For The Mexican Migration Project.
700,000.0012001-04-30Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/princeton-university-for-the-office-of-population-research/-- For The Office Of Population Research.