John Merck Fund donations made to Washington Office on Latin America

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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 WOLA.org
Websitehttp://wola.org
Twitter usernameAdriana_WOLA
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Office_on_Latin_America

Full donee page for donee Washington Office on Latin America

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 18 60,000 51,944 10,000 10,000 25,000 30,000 50,000 60,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000
International Human Rights 17 65,000 52,059 10,000 10,000 25,000 30,000 40,000 65,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000
Capacity Building 1 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000

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 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996
International Human Rights (filter this donor) 17 885,000.00 60,000.00 75,000.00 75,000.00 65,000.00 75,000.00 85,000.00 75,000.00 75,000.00 95,000.00 75,000.00 50,000.00 30,000.00 25,000.00 25,000.00
Capacity Building (filter this donor) 1 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 18 935,000.00 60,000.00 75,000.00 75,000.00 65,000.00 75,000.00 85,000.00 75,000.00 125,000.00 95,000.00 75,000.00 50,000.00 30,000.00 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 (18 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 18)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
60,000.00102009-09International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote human rights and democracy in Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.
75,000.0012008-09International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote human rights and democracy in Latin America, with a particular emphasis on improving US policy in the region.
75,000.0012007-09International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote human rights and democracy in Latin America, with a particular emphasis on improving US policy in the region.
65,000.0092006-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote human rights and democracy in Latin America, with a particular emphasis on improving US policy in the region.
75,000.0012005-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote human rights and democracy in Latin America, with a particular emphasis on improving US policy in the region.
75,000.0012004-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote human rights and democracy in Latin America, with a particular emphasis on improving US policy in the region.
10,000.00172004-06International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To raise public and policymaker awareness about and encourage complete investigations of the human rights violations of women in Juarez, Mexico, where more than 370 women have been killed since 1993.
75,000.0012003-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote human rights in Latin America by working with and supporting human rights organizations in the region and attempting to influence US policy in regard to Latin America.
75,000.0012002-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote human rights in Latin America by working with and supporting human rights organizations, and by fostering appropriate US policy in the region.
50,000.00112002-02Capacity Buildinghttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To launch the third phase of the financial sustainability program, by increasing contributions from individual major donors.
75,000.0012001-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To protect and promote human rights in Latin America; and to consolidate democratic processes in the region.
20,000.00162001-07International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To monitor and report on human rights in Colombia.
75,000.0012000-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To defend and strengthen protections for human rights and democracy in Latin America.
40,000.00121999-12International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote human rights and the rule of law in Bolivia, Colombia and Peru.
10,000.00171999-07International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To convene a meeting of prominent Latin American human rights advocates in Lima, Peru, to discuss challenges and strategies for the community.
30,000.00131998-11International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote human rights in Bolivia, Colombia and Peru.
25,000.00141997-09International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To monitor and document human rights violations and to assist local human rights organizations in Bolivia, Colombia and Peru.
25,000.00141996-09International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the Human Rights in the Andes Project, which will monitor abuses and support the human rights movements in Bolivia, Colombia and Peru.