Hewlett Foundation donations made to Synergos Institute

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 synergosinst
Twitter usernamesynergos
Instagram usernamesynergos_inst

Full donee page for donee Synergos Institute

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 8 200,000 219,375 30,000 30,000 50,000 125,000 200,000 200,000 250,000 300,000 400,000 400,000 400,000
Effective altruism 3 200,000 160,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Special Projects 2 50,000 225,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000
Population 1 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000
U.S.-Latin American Relations 2 300,000 350,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000

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 2008 2007 2006 2004 2002
U.S.-Latin American Relations (filter this donor) 2 700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 300,000.00
Effective altruism (filter this donor) 3 480,000.00 200,000.00 30,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00
Special Projects (filter this donor) 2 450,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 450,000.00 0.00
Population (filter this donor) 1 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 125,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 8 1,755,000.00 200,000.00 30,000.00 375,000.00 850,000.00 300,000.00

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 (8 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 8)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
200,000.0052008-07-21Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/synergos-institute-for-the-global-philanthropists-circle-project/-- For The Global Philanthropists Circle Project.
30,000.0082007-01-28Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/synergos-institute-for-an-evaluation-system-for-the-senior-fellows-program/-- For An Evaluation System For The Senior Fellows Program.
125,000.0062006-10-16Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/synergos-institute-for-strengthening-community-foundations-in-mexico/-- For Strengthening Community Foundations In Mexico.
250,000.0042006-06-19Effective altruismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/synergos-institute-for-the-senior-fellows-program/-- For The Senior Fellows Program.
400,000.0012004-12-10Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/synergos-institute-for-the-global-philanthropist-circle-project/-- For The Global Philanthropist Circle Project.
400,000.0012004-07-12U.S.-Latin American Relationshttps://hewlett.org/grants/synergos-institute-to-strengthen-community-foundations-in-mexico/-- To Strengthen Community Foundations In Mexico.
50,000.0072004-04-21Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/synergos-institute-for-a-planning-grant-for-the-global-philanthropists-circle/-- For A Planning Grant For The Global Philanthropists Circle.
300,000.0032002-04-15U.S.-Latin American Relationshttps://hewlett.org/grants/synergos-institute-for-the-u-s-mexico-border-philanthropy-initiative/-- For The U.S.-Mexico Border Philanthropy Initiative.