John Merck Fund donations made to Health Care Without Harm

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.

Table of contents

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

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page HealthCareWithoutHarm
Websitehttps://noharm-uscanada.org/
Twitter usernameHCWithoutHarm
Instagram usernamehealthcarewithoutharm

Full donee page for donee Health Care Without Harm

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 25 50,000 71,800 30,000 35,000 40,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 75,000 100,000 100,000 125,000 135,000
Regional Food Systems 9 100,000 91,667 30,000 30,000 50,000 85,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 125,000 135,000 135,000
Environment 12 50,000 48,750 35,000 35,000 40,000 40,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 60,000 75,000
Clean Energy 4 75,000 96,250 50,000 50,000 50,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 125,000 125,000 135,000 135,000 135,000

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 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
Regional Food Systems (filter this donor) 9 825,000.00 85,000.00 100,000.00 125,000.00 135,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 50,000.00 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Environment (filter this donor) 12 585,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 40,000.00 40,000.00 35,000.00 35,000.00 60,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 125,000.00 50,000.00
Clean Energy (filter this donor) 4 385,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 125,000.00 135,000.00 0.00 0.00 75,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 25 1,795,000.00 85,000.00 100,000.00 125,000.00 260,000.00 235,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 125,000.00 80,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 40,000.00 40,000.00 35,000.00 35,000.00 60,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 125,000.00 50,000.00

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 (25 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 25)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
85,000.0092018-09Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To harness the assets of health care facilities and allied institutions to identify and invest in projects that develop a sustainable New England food system.
100,000.0052017-09Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To participate in creating a sustainable New England food system that supports community health and the region’s farming economy, by increasing the amount of local food being purchased by health care facilities.
125,000.0032016-10Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To increase the amount of local food being purchased by health care facilities in New England.
135,000.0012015-09Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To leverage the individual and aggregate purchasing power of the health care sector to support the development of a resilient and strong New England food system.
125,000.0032015-09Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Increase Efficiency/RenewablesTo work with hospitals in Massachusetts and New Hampshire to invest in energy efficiency and clean energy, and to recruit health care representatives as champions for clean energy policy.
135,000.0012014-09Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Increase Efficiency/RenewablesTo facilitate investments in energy efficiency and clean energy at hospitals in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and recruit them as health care champions for clean energy policies.
100,000.0052014-09Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To build a cadre of hospitals and other health care organizations in New England that are committed to serving healthier, fresher, and more locally-sourced food in patient meals and in the cafeterias that serve employees and the visiting public.
100,000.0052013-10Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To help hospitals and health care systems increase their procurement of healthier, more sustainably and regionally produced foods for patients, staff, and cafeterias.
100,000.0052012-09Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To mobilize New England’s health care institutions to purchase sustainable, regionally grown food products.
50,000.00132011-12Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Food SystemsTo plan for making New England the first discrete regional focus within the national Healthier Hospitals Initiative.
75,000.00102011-06Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: TransportationTo reduce energy use throughout the health care sector, and to encourage the sector to assume an advocacy role in defending the Clean Air Act and EPA’s authority to regulate air emissions.
30,000.00252010-12Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Food SystemsTo harness the power of Vermont’s health care community to build a community-based food system via local food procurement and distribution channels.
50,000.00132010-06Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Efficiency/RenewablesTo educate leaders within the health care sector about the health impacts of climate change and the role that the industry can play in its mitigation; and to facilitate actions that hospitals can take to cost effectively reduce their carbon emissions.
50,000.00132008-04Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To accelerate the Vermont health community’s transition to a more sustainable, community-based food system via local procurement and distribution channels; and to provide healthy, fresh foods for employees and patients; and to promote changes in system-wide health care practices so that healthy food choices become part of hospital operations.
50,000.00132007-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To position the American health care industry as a leader in addressing climate change, both by improving the industry’s adoption of energy efficiency and renewable energy use, and by inspiring the industry to advocate for sound climate policies.
40,000.00212006-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To move the health care sector to make environmental health issues important criteria in product selection of medical devices, building materials, food and chemicals; and to educate the health care industry about the links between environmental toxins and human health.
40,000.00212005-04Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To move the health care sector to make environmental health issues an important criterion in product selection of medical devices, building materials, food and chemicals; and to educate the health care industry about the links between environmental toxins and human health.
35,000.00232004-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To move the health care sector to make environmental health issues important criteria in product selection of medical devices and building materials, food and chemicals; and to educate the health care industry about the links between environmental toxins and human health.
35,000.00232003-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To move the health care sector to make environmental health issues an important criterion in product selection of medical devices and building materials.
60,000.00122002-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To educate the health care industry about the links between environmental contamination and illness, and to urge physicians, nursing groups, hospitals, academic centers and others to eliminate harmful chemicals from health care settings in New England.
50,000.00132001-01Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To educate the health care industry about the links between environmental contamination and illnesses in the general population, and to urge physicians, nurse groups, hospitals, academic centers and others to eliminate harmful chemicals from health care settings in New England.
50,000.00132000-01Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To convince Boston area health care institutions and policymakers of the need to protect the public and the environment from dioxin, mercury and other toxic products used in medical facilities.
50,000.00131999-02Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To continue working with hospitals and other medical facilities in the Boston area to eliminate their dioxin and mercury emissions, which stem primarily from waste incineration. As a national leader in the health care field, Boston’s participation will accelerate the campaign.
75,000.00101999-01Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support Health Care Without Harm, which works with Boston area health care institutions and policy makers to convince of the need to protect the public and the environment from dioxin, mercury and other toxic products used in health care facilities; and to support Health Care Without Harm’s overall campaign working with 202 coalition members nationally and internationally to transform the health care industry to eliminate pollution, particularly dioxin and mercury, in health care practices without compromising safety or care.
50,000.00131998-02Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To retain a Boston-based representative for this national campaign to reform hospital practices so that they end their production and release of dioxin and mercury wastes.