John Merck Fund donations made to Wholesome Wave Foundation

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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 Wholesome Wave Foundation in our system.

Full donee page for donee Wholesome Wave Foundation

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 3 70,000 68,333 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000
Regional Food Systems 3 70,000 68,333 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000

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 2014 2013 2012
Regional Food Systems (filter this donor) 3 205,000.00 75,000.00 60,000.00 70,000.00
Total 3 205,000.00 75,000.00 60,000.00 70,000.00

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 (3 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 3)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
75,000.0012014-06Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To strengthen capacity within emerging regional food systems by assisting them with business planning and access to financing that enables scaling up to win contracts with institutional and other larger buyers.
60,000.0032013-06Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To strengthen the infrastructure for New England’s food systems (e.g., food hubs and processors) by providing business planning assistance combined with access to capital for scaling up to successfully compete for contracts with institutional and other large buyers.
70,000.0022012-06Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To strengthen the capacity of emerging regional food systems infrastructure enterprises (e.g., food hubs and food processors) by providing business strategy and financial assistance so that food producers can scale up to obtain contracts with institutional buyers.