John Templeton Foundation donations made to Regents of the University of California at Berkeley

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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

We do not have any donee information for the donee Regents of the University of California at Berkeley in our system.

Full donee page for donee Regents of the University of California at Berkeley

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 5 520,000 925,875 149,913 149,913 149,913 217,398 217,398 520,000 520,000 1,139,710 1,139,710 2,602,353 2,602,353
Public Engagement 1 149,913 149,913 149,913 149,913 149,913 149,913 149,913 149,913 149,913 149,913 149,913 149,913 149,913
Genetics 1 217,398 217,398 217,398 217,398 217,398 217,398 217,398 217,398 217,398 217,398 217,398 217,398 217,398
Natural Sciences 2 520,000 829,855 520,000 520,000 520,000 520,000 520,000 520,000 1,139,710 1,139,710 1,139,710 1,139,710 1,139,710
Character Virtue Development 1 2,602,353 2,602,353 2,602,353 2,602,353 2,602,353 2,602,353 2,602,353 2,602,353 2,602,353 2,602,353 2,602,353 2,602,353 2,602,353

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 2016 2015 2014
Character Virtue Development (filter this donor) 1 2,602,353.00 2,602,353.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Natural Sciences (filter this donor) 2 1,659,710.00 0.00 0.00 1,139,710.00 520,000.00
Genetics (filter this donor) 1 217,398.00 0.00 217,398.00 0.00 0.00
Public Engagement (filter this donor) 1 149,913.00 149,913.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 5 4,629,374.00 2,752,266.00 217,398.00 1,139,710.00 520,000.00

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 (5 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 5)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
2,602,353.0012017Character Virtue Developmenthttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Cultivating Relational Virtues in Parents and Children; Project leaders: Dacher Keltner,. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
149,913.0052017Public Engagementhttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Virtue Research: Collation and Distillation; Project leaders: Dacher Keltner, Jason Marsh. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
217,398.0042016Geneticshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project The challenge and opportunity of gene editing: a project for reflection, deliberation, and education; Project leaders: Jennifer Doudna, William Hurlbut. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
1,139,710.0022015Natural Scienceshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Probing the inflationary origin of the Big Bang with the POLARBEAR/Simons Array experiment; Project leaders: Adrian Lee. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
520,000.0032014Natural Scienceshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Quantum Hamiltonian Complexity: Taming Quantum Systems; Project leaders: Umesh Vazirani,. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.