John Merck Fund donations made to Stanford University

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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

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page stanford
Websitehttps://www.stanford.edu/
Twitter usernamestanford
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_University
Instagram usernamestanford
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=Stanford+University

Full donee page for donee Stanford University

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 6 300,000 395,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 750,000 750,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
Developmental Disabilities 6 300,000 395,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 750,000 750,000 1,000,000 1,000,000

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 2017 2015 2011 2006 2005
Developmental Disabilities (filter this donor) 6 2,370,000.00 750,000.00 1,000,000.00 310,000.00 300,000.00 10,000.00
Total 6 2,370,000.00 750,000.00 1,000,000.00 310,000.00 300,000.00 10,000.00

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 (6 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 6)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
750,000.0022017-09Developmental Disabilitieshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Translational Research ProgramTo support research by Philippe Mourrain, PhD, on “Synaptic System Characterization and Pharmacological Normalization of Fragile X Syndrome.”  Three-year grant 2017-2020.
1,000,000.0012015-12Developmental Disabilitieshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Translational Research ProgramTo conduct research by Scott Hall on Fragile X syndrome. Four-year grant 2015-2019.
300,000.0032011-04Developmental Disabilitieshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: John Merck Scholars I ProgramTo support research on social attention and word learning in typical development and autism spectrum disorders by Michael Frank.
10,000.0052011-04Developmental Disabilitieshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: John Merck Scholars I ProgramTo support research on elucidating protein synthesis defects in Fragile X Syndrome using new molecular tools by John Merck Scholar finalist Michael Z. Lin.
300,000.0032006-04Developmental Disabilitieshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: John Merck Scholars I ProgramTo support research by John Merck Scholar Anna Penn on the impact of placental hormones on brain development in the premature neonate.
10,000.0052005-04Developmental Disabilitieshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: John Merck Scholars I ProgramTo support John Merck Scholar finalist Kang Shen’s research.