John Merck Fund donations made to University of California, San Francisco

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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

We do not have any donee information for the donee University of California, San Francisco in our system.

Full donee page for donee University of California, San Francisco

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 7 240,000 207,143 10,000 10,000 120,000 240,000 240,000 240,000 240,000 240,000 300,000 300,000 300,000
Developmental Disabilities 7 240,000 207,143 10,000 10,000 120,000 240,000 240,000 240,000 240,000 240,000 300,000 300,000 300,000

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 2008 2004 2001 1999 1996 1992 1991
Developmental Disabilities (filter this donor) 7 1,450,000.00 10,000.00 300,000.00 300,000.00 240,000.00 240,000.00 240,000.00 120,000.00
Total 7 1,450,000.00 10,000.00 300,000.00 300,000.00 240,000.00 240,000.00 240,000.00 120,000.00

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 (7 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 7)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
10,000.0072008-04Developmental Disabilitieshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: John Merck Scholars I ProgramTo support research by John Merck Scholar finalist Susan Voglmaier on the developmental regulation of glutamate release in cells and circuits.
300,000.0012004-04Developmental Disabilitieshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: John Merck Scholars I ProgramTo support research on the neural correlates of learning in the hippocampal-cortical circuit by John Merck Scholar Loren Frank.
300,000.0012001-04Developmental Disabilitieshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: John Merck Scholars I ProgramTo support research by John Merck Scholar Samuel Pleasure on developmental signaling systems in hippocampal development.
240,000.0031999-04Developmental Disabilitieshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: John Merck Scholars I ProgramTo support research on trans-synaptic signaling molecules and mechanisms that generate synaptic specificity during the development of the nervous system.
240,000.0031996-04Developmental Disabilitieshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: John Merck Scholars I ProgramResearch on the development of song learning in birds.
240,000.0031992-04Developmental Disabilitieshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: John Merck Scholars I ProgramResearch on the characterization of the structure and function of Tes-1, a homeobox-containing gene expressed in the embryonic forebrain.
120,000.0061991-04Developmental Disabilitieshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: John Merck Scholars I ProgramTo support research by Gregory MacDonald, MD.