Hewlett Foundation donations made to Yale 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 YaleUniversity
Websitehttp://www.yale.edu
Twitter usernameyale
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yale_University
Instagram usernameyale
Tumblr subdomainyaleuniversity
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=Yale+University

Full donee page for donee Yale 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 35 250,000 724,879 25,000 40,000 75,000 200,000 200,000 250,000 375,000 560,000 700,000 1,600,000 10,000,000
Environmentalism 7 70,000 209,286 25,000 25,000 25,000 45,000 45,000 70,000 200,000 200,000 400,000 700,000 700,000
Education 7 755,000 720,714 35,000 35,000 175,000 250,000 250,000 755,000 755,000 755,000 825,000 2,250,000 2,250,000
Special Projects 9 560,000 1,592,746 40,000 40,000 100,000 200,000 250,000 560,000 574,718 610,000 2,000,000 10,000,000 10,000,000
Art 1 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000
Politics 2 180,000 265,000 180,000 180,000 180,000 180,000 180,000 180,000 350,000 350,000 350,000 350,000 350,000
Population 7 300,000 466,436 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 300,000 375,000 375,000 390,055 1,600,000 1,600,000
Conflict Resolution 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
Science and Technology 1 406,000 406,000 406,000 406,000 406,000 406,000 406,000 406,000 406,000 406,000 406,000 406,000 406,000

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 2014 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
Special Projects (filter this donor) 9 14,334,718.00 1,270,000.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,000,000.00 200,000.00 574,718.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00
Education (filter this donor) 7 5,045,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 825,000.00 175,000.00 0.00 2,285,000.00 1,510,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Population (filter this donor) 7 3,265,055.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 375,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 390,055.00 0.00 1,600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Environmentalism (filter this donor) 7 1,465,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 25,000.00 900,000.00 70,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 70,000.00 0.00 0.00
Politics (filter this donor) 2 530,000.00 0.00 180,000.00 0.00 350,000.00 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
Science and Technology (filter this donor) 1 406,000.00 0.00 0.00 406,000.00 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
Conflict Resolution (filter this donor) 1 250,000.00 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 0.00 250,000.00 0.00
Art (filter this donor) 1 75,000.00 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 0.00 75,000.00 0.00
Total 35 25,370,773.00 1,270,000.00 180,000.00 446,000.00 750,000.00 375,000.00 200,000.00 1,225,000.00 475,000.00 25,000.00 13,185,000.00 2,170,055.00 824,718.00 1,600,000.00 250,000.00 70,000.00 325,000.00 2,000,000.00

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 (35 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 35)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
560,000.00112018-11-09Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-a-project-to-develop-the-field-of-american-political-economy-within-political-science/-- For A Project To Develop The Field Of American Political Economy Within Political Science.
610,000.0092018-10-31Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-support-of-law-and-political-economy-lpe-emerging-work-in-legal-scholarship-and-pedagogy/-- For Support Of Law And Political Economy (LPE), Emerging Work In Legal Scholarship And Pedagogy.
100,000.00282018-10-23Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-the-justice-collaboratory-at-yale-law-school/-- For The Justice Collaboratory At Yale Law School.
180,000.00262017-05-07Politicshttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-support-of-the-bright-lines-watch-program/-- For Support Of The Bright Lines Watch Program.
406,000.00122016-03-21Science and Technology/Cyberhttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-an-interdisciplinary-educational-program/-- For An Interdisciplinary Educational Program.
40,000.00322016-02-26Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-a-book-writing-project-on-the-supreme-court/-- For A Book Writing Project On The Supreme Court.
200,000.00212014-07-14Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-research-on-reproductive-health-in-ghana-1/-- For Research On Reproductive Health In Ghana.
200,000.00212014-07-14Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-research-on-reproductive-health-in-ghana-1/-- For Research On Reproductive Health In Ghana.
350,000.00162014-03-17Politicshttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-experimental-research-on-primary-election-voter-turnout/-- For Experimental Research On Primary Election Voter Turnout.
375,000.00152012-11-12Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-the-yale-center-for-the-study-of-globalization/-- For The Yale Center For The Study Of Globalization.
200,000.00212011-11-14Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-research-on-reproductive-health-in-ghana-0/-- For Research On Reproductive Health In Ghana.
400,000.00132010-07-19Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-support-of-the-yale-environment-360-program/-- For Support Of The Yale Environment 360 Program.
825,000.0052010-07-19Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-the-open-educational-resources-video-lecture-project/-- For The Open Educational Resources Video Lecture Project.
300,000.00172009-11-16Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-research-on-reproductive-health-in-ghana/-- For Research On Reproductive Health In Ghana.
175,000.00272009-07-20Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-making-published-scientific-research-on-the-environment-available-to-public-and-nongovernmental-organizations-in-developing-countries-0/-- For Making Published Scientific Research On The Environment Available To Public And Nongovernmental Organizations In Developing Countries.
25,000.00342008-09-12Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-the-yale-project-on-climate-change-0/-- For The Yale Project On Climate Change.
35,000.00332007-11-12Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-organizing-the-digital-educational-workshop-in-brazil/-- For Organizing The Digital Educational Workshop In Brazil.
2,250,000.0022007-06-11Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-support-of-the-open-educational-resources-video-lecture-project/-- For Support Of The Open Educational Resources Video Lecture Project.
700,000.0082007-06-11Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-general-support-of-yaleenvironment-online/-- For General Support Of YaleEnvironment Online.
200,000.00212007-03-06Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-the-development-of-yaleenvironment-online/-- For The Development Of YaleEnvironment Online.
10,000,000.0012007-02-26Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-general-support-of-the-china-law-center-of-yale-law-school/-- For General Support Of The China Law Center Of Yale Law School.
390,055.00142006-11-20Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-the-crossing-borders-initiative-to-strengthen-the-research-capacity-of-partner-institutions-in-africa-asia-and-latin-america/-- For The Crossing Borders Initiative To Strengthen The Research Capacity Of Partner Institutions In Africa, Asia, And Latin America.
755,000.0062006-06-19Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-support-for-creation-of-digitized-audio-visual-content-for-undergraduate-liberal-arts-instruction-to-be-offered-freely-through-the-internet/-- For Support For Creation Of Digitized Audio-visual Content For Undergraduate Liberal Arts Instruction, To Be Offered Freely Through The Internet.
755,000.0062006-06-19Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-support-for-creation-of-digitized-audio-visual-content-for-undergraduate-liberal-arts-instruction-to-be-offered-freely-through-the-internet/-- For Support For Creation Of Digitized Audio-visual Content For Undergraduate Liberal Arts Instruction, To Be Offered Freely Through The Internet.
45,000.00312006-03-27Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-the-bringing-buildings-to-life-symposium/-- For The Bringing Buildings To Life Symposium.
25,000.00342006-03-27Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-the-yale-project-on-climate-change/-- For The Yale Project On Climate Change.
200,000.00212006-02-14Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-general-support-of-the-leadership-training-program-designed-to-serve-those-in-the-most-senior-ranks-of-chinese-governmental-officials/-- For General Support Of The Leadership Training Program Designed To Serve Those In The Most Senior Ranks Of Chinese Governmental Officials.
250,000.00182005-11-01Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-making-published-scientific-research-on-the-environment-available-to-public-and-nongovernmental-organizations-in-developing-countries/-- For Making Published Scientific Research On The Environment Available To Public And Nongovernmental Organizations In Developing Countries.
574,718.00102005-02-28Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-a-three-year-leadership-training-program-designed-to-serve-those-in-the-most-senior-ranks-of-chinese-governmental-officials/-- For A Three-year Leadership Training Program Designed To Serve Those In The Most Senior Ranks Of Chinese Governmental Officials.
1,600,000.0042004-07-12Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-support-of-the-center-for-the-study-of-globalizations-research-media-and-policy-work-on-economic-development-trade-and-global-governance-issues/-- For Support Of The Center For The Study Of Globalization's Research, Media, And Policy Work On Economic Development, Trade, And Global Governance Issues.
250,000.00182003-10-20Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-the-culture-and-civilization-of-china-a-multi-volume-series-of-art-books-jointly-published-by-yale-university-press-and-the-beijing-based-china-international-publishing-group/-- For The Culture And Civilization Of China, A Multi-volume Series Of Art Books Jointly Published By Yale University Press And The Beijing-based China International Publishing Group.
70,000.00302002-12-13Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-punctuated-equilibria-a-new-approach-to-understanding-and-promoting-policy-change/-- For Punctuated Equilibria: A New Approach To Understanding And Promoting Policy Change.
75,000.00292001-11-09Art/performing artshttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-an-ongoing-program-to-create-an-archive-of-audio-and-videotaped-interviews-of-living-composers/-- For An Ongoing Program To Create An Archive Of Audio And Videotaped Interviews Of Living Composers.
250,000.00182001-02-12Conflict Resolutionhttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-the-international-child-mental-health-program/-- For The International Child Mental Health Program.
2,000,000.0032000-10-16Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/yale-university-for-the-center-for-study-of-globalization/-- For The Center For Study Of Globalization.