John Merck Fund donations made to Population Services International

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, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

Table of contents

Basic donor information

Country United States
Donations URL
Page on philosophy informing donations
Grant application process page
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script

Full donor page for donor John Merck Fund

Basic donee information

Facebook page PSIHealthyLives
Twitter usernamePSIimpact
Wikipedia page
Instagram usernamepsiimpact

Full donee page for donee Population Services International

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 4 25,000 40,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 50,000 50,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
Reproductive Health 4 25,000 40,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 50,000 50,000 60,000 60,000 60,000

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 2001 1999 1994 1992
Reproductive Health (filter this donor) 4 160,000.00 60,000.00 50,000.00 25,000.00 25,000.00
Total 4 160,000.00 60,000.00 50,000.00 25,000.00 25,000.00

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 (4 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 4)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
60,000.0012001-04Reproductive Health To demonstrate a comprehensive model for promoting emergency contraceptives (ECs), which includes increasing young women’s awareness, health care workers’ skills, and community support, that can be adapted for use in other communities.
50,000.0021999-10Reproductive Health To conduct demonstration programs at three West Coast sites that apply social marketing and communication techniques to promoting the use of emergency contraceptives among teenagers.
25,000.0031994-10Reproductive Health To offer a low-cost oral contraceptive to poor women in Cameroon through their health care providers.
25,000.0031992-12Reproductive Health To support the Women’s Protection Project, which will develop marketing campaigns for condom purchase and use that are directed at women.