John Templeton Foundation donations made to President and Fellows of Harvard College

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Templeton_Foundation
Facebook username TempletonFoundation
Websitehttps://www.templeton.org/
Donations URLhttps://www.templeton.org/grants
Twitter usernametempleton_fdn
Page on philosophy informing donationshttps://www.templeton.org/about/vision-mission-impact
Grant application process pagehttps://www.templeton.org/grants/apply-for-grant
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script https://github.com/riceissa/templeton-foundation

This entity is also a donee.

Full donor page for donor John Templeton Foundation

Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_and_Fellows_of_Harvard_College

Full donee page for donee President and Fellows of Harvard College

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 1,000,000 1,080,526 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,641,577 1,641,577 1,641,577 1,641,577
Natural Sciences 3 1,000,000 1,080,526 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,641,577 1,641,577 1,641,577 1,641,577

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 2015 2014
Natural Sciences (filter this donor) 3 3,241,577.00 2,241,577.00 1,000,000.00
Total 3 3,241,577.00 2,241,577.00 1,000,000.00

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
600,000.0032015Natural Scienceshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Exploring the Edge of the Visible Universe – and Just Beyond; Project leaders: Andrew Strominger,. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
1,641,577.0012015Natural Scienceshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project The Origin of Species in Action: Synthesizing Experimental Studies of Evolution with Genomics; Project leaders: Jonathan Losos, Dolph Schluter. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
1,000,000.0022014Natural Scienceshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Studies in Dissipative Systems; Project leaders: George Whitesides. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.