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.
|Page on philosophy informing donations||https://www.jmfund.org/about-us/|
|Grant application process page||https://www.jmfund.org/for-grantseekers/|
|Data entry method on Donations List Website||SQL insertion commands generated by script https://github.com/riceissa/john-merck-fund|
Full donor page for donor John Merck Fund
|Org Watch page||https://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=Princeton+University|
Full donee page for donee Princeton University
|Cause area||Count||Median||Mean||Minimum||10th percentile||20th percentile||30th percentile||40th percentile||50th percentile||60th percentile||70th percentile||80th percentile||90th percentile||Maximum|
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||1997||1995||1993||1989|
|Environment (filter this donor)||2||510,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||285,000.00||225,000.00|
|Disarmament (filter this donor)||5||450,000.00||100,000.00||150,000.00||100,000.00||100,000.00||0.00||0.00|
Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)
Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)
Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations
|Amount (current USD)||Amount rank (out of 7)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Notes|
|25,000.00||7||Disarmament||https://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/||--||To provide a final grant for general support.|
|75,000.00||6||Disarmament||https://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/||--||To promote nuclear nonproliferation through research, analysis, training and collaboration.|
|150,000.00||3||Disarmament||https://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/||--||To support the Program on Nuclear Policy Alternatives, which promotes nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation through research, analysis, training and collaboration.|
|100,000.00||4||Disarmament||https://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/||--||To provide independent research and policy analysis on nuclear disarmament.|
|100,000.00||4||Disarmament||https://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/||--||To develop and implement a comprehensive national strategy to secure and minimize the use of weapons-useable fissile material.|
|285,000.00||1||Environment||https://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/||--||To support research on fuel cell technology, which could be used to power low-emission, energy-efficient vehicles.|
|225,000.00||2||Environment||https://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/||--||To conduct research on energy efficiency technologies and alternatives to fossil fuels and nuclear power, including photovoltaically generated hydrogen fuel and sustainable burning of biomass material.|