John Merck Fund donations made to Ipas

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

We do not have any donee information for the donee Ipas in our system.

Full donee page for donee Ipas

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 14 45,000 42,607 15,000 15,500 25,500 30,000 40,500 45,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 100,000
Reproductive Health 14 45,000 42,607 15,000 15,500 25,500 30,000 40,500 45,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 100,000

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 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2000 1999 1997 1996 1992 1991
Reproductive Health (filter this donor) 14 596,500.00 45,000.00 45,000.00 50,000.00 65,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 40,500.00 25,500.00 100,000.00 45,500.00 30,000.00
Total 14 596,500.00 45,000.00 45,000.00 50,000.00 65,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 40,500.00 25,500.00 100,000.00 45,500.00 30,000.00

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 (14 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 14)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
45,000.0072007-09Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To expand access to safe, high-quality abortion care to women in the US, particularly women who are economically disadvantaged or otherwise marginalized.
45,000.0072006-09Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To expand the pool of trained abortion providers by promoting manual vacuum aspiration and medication technologies for abortion care and miscarriage management.
50,000.0022005-06Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To ensure the quality of and accessibility to abortion services, particularly for women with limited resources.
15,000.00142004-08Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To conduct an assessment of abortion care at selected US teaching hospitals.
50,000.0022004-04Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To improve the quality and accessibility of early abortion services, particularly manual vacuum aspiration.
50,000.0022003-04Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To increase women’s access to reproductive health services, including early abortion using manual vacuum aspiration (MVA).
50,000.0022002-04Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To increase women’s access to reproductive health choices, with a focus on early abortion care.
50,000.0022000-09Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To expand Ipas’ involvement in improving access to early abortion services in the US.
40,500.0091999-12Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- As a consultant to National Abortion Federation and Planned Parenthood Federation of America, to survey physicians within the two reproductive health clinic networks to ascertain the barriers that exist to using mifepristone as an early, non-surgical abortion method.
25,500.00121997-01Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote the use of manual vacuum aspiration among US health care professionals as an alternative to the prevalent surgical technology.
100,000.0011996-09Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the Advances in Health Technology project, to develop education and training materials for an effective introduction of mifepristone into the United States.
30,000.00101992-06Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To institute safe abortion policy in Nigeria.
15,500.00131992-03Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To assist in the development of policies ensuring safe abortions in Kenya.
30,000.00101991-07Reproductive Healthhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To implement a safe abortion policy in Nigeria.