John Templeton Foundation donations made to Theiss Research

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Country United States
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Full donor page for donor John Templeton Foundation

Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Theiss Research in our system.

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Full donee page for donee Theiss Research

Donor–donee relationship

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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 3 124,790 130,573 68,082 68,082 68,082 68,082 124,790 124,790 124,790 198,846 198,846 198,846 198,846
Natural Sciences 2 68,082 96,436 68,082 68,082 68,082 68,082 68,082 68,082 124,790 124,790 124,790 124,790 124,790
Philosophy and Theology 1 198,846 198,846 198,846 198,846 198,846 198,846 198,846 198,846 198,846 198,846 198,846 198,846 198,846

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 2012 2011
Philosophy and Theology (filter this donor) 1 198,846.00 198,846.00 0.00 0.00
Natural Sciences (filter this donor) 2 192,872.00 0.00 124,790.00 68,082.00
Total 3 391,718.00 198,846.00 124,790.00 68,082.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not 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
198,846.0012015Philosophy and Theology For project A modal interpretation for the quantum ontology; Project leaders: Olimpia Lombardi,Sebastian Fortin. Affected regions: South America; affected countries: FIXME.
124,790.0022012Natural Sciences For project Foundational Investigations into the Infinite/Finite in Mathematics; Project leaders: Harvey Friedman. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
68,082.0032011Natural Sciences For project Undecidability in a mathematical universe; Project leaders: Max Tegmark. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.