John Merck Fund donations made to Center for Reproductive Rights

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Websitehttps://www.jmfund.org/
Donations URLhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/
Page on philosophy informing donationshttps://www.jmfund.org/about-us/
Grant application process pagehttps://www.jmfund.org/for-grantseekers/
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script https://github.com/riceissa/john-merck-fund

Full donor page for donor John Merck Fund

Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Center for Reproductive Rights in our system.

Full donee page for donee Center for Reproductive Rights

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 23 100,000 93,087 15,000 33,000 50,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 150,000 180,000
Reproductive Health 23 100,000 93,087 15,000 33,000 50,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 150,000 180,000

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 2009 2008 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992
Reproductive Health (filter this donor) 23 2,141,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 150,000.00 150,000.00 150,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 150,000.00 100,000.00 280,000.00 138,000.00 133,000.00 100,000.00 125,000.00 100,000.00 65,000.00
Total 23 2,141,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 150,000.00 150,000.00 150,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 150,000.00 100,000.00 280,000.00 138,000.00 133,000.00 100,000.00 125,000.00 100,000.00 65,000.00

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 (23 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 23)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
100,000.0052009-06Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To develop high-impact state and federal litigation that increases access to safe and legal abortion and high-quality reproductive health care services.
100,000.0052008-09Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To develop high-impact state and federal litigation seeking legal standards that ensure access to reproductive health care for marginalized groups and adolescents.
150,000.0022006-12Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect and fulfill.
150,000.0022005-12Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To use legal strategies to protect women’s access to reproductive rights and health, and to strengthen the intellectual framework of reproductive rights in the United States.
150,000.0022004-12Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To use legal strategies to protect women’s access to reproductive rights and health, and to strengthen the intellectual framework of reproductive rights in the United States.
100,000.0052003-12Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To use litigation to secure constitutional and other legal protections for women’s reproductive rights in the United States.
100,000.0052002-12Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote and defend women’s reproductive rights in the United States, focusing on removing legal barriers to reproductive choice.
100,000.0052001-12Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote women’s access to reproductive health services using litigation and legal advocacy, policy analysis, research and public education.
100,000.0052000-12Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To defend and advance women’s reproductive rights in the United States through litigation and legal advocacy to prevent restrictions on women’s access to abortion and to expand access to contraception, and through educational activities to inform the media, policymakers and the public about reproductive choice issues.
50,000.00182000-04Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To conduct a strategic communications and media campaign to educate the public and policymakers in conjunction with a case now before the Supreme Court. The case, Stenberg v. Carhart, is of potential historic significance because in attempting to ban so-called “partial birth” abortions, the State of Nebraska has written a law that could outlaw nearly all abortion procedures at any stage of pregnancy-thus threatening the cornerstone Roe v. Wade decision-including early medical abortions. This is the first abortion case that the Supreme Court has heard in eight years.
100,000.0051999-10Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote reproductive freedom in the United States through legal advocacy, policy development, public education and technical assistance to local reproductive health organizations.
100,000.0051998-11Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To defend reproductive rights and improve access to reproductive health care in the United States with legal advocacy and public education programs.
180,000.0011998-07Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To strengthen the communications capability of the reproductive health movement, by developing and delivering effective messages on specific issues in key markets and generating grassroots support on those issues.
100,000.0051997-12Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support litigation and public education programs that have a domestic focus.
38,000.00201997-12Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the Opposition Research Project.
100,000.0051996-11Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To conduct litigation and public education that defends reproductive rights and improves access to reproductive health care in the United States.
33,000.00211996-06Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the Opposition Research Project.
100,000.0051995-10Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the center’s work to defend reproductive rights, for general programmatic support ($50,000), and for domestic litigation ($50,000).
25,000.00221994-12Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support research into Life Dynamics and development of legal strategies to counter their legal harassment of abortion providers.
100,000.0051994-05Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To uphold reproductive rights through litigation, policy advocacy and public education in the United States.
100,000.0051993-03Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To uphold reproductive rights through litigation, policy advocacy and public education.
15,000.00231992-06Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the litigation and public education programs.
50,000.00181992-05Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To conduct litigation to advance reproductive rights both in the United States and aborad.