John Templeton Foundation donations made to University of Michigan

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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
Facebook page universityofmichigan
Websitehttp://www.umich.edu
Twitter usernameumich
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Michigan
Instagram usernameuofmichigan
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=University+of+Michigan

Full donee page for donee University of Michigan

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 4 275,123 2,306,064 172,152 172,152 172,152 275,123 275,123 275,123 748,825 748,825 8,028,154 8,028,154 8,028,154
Character Virtue Development 2 172,152 460,489 172,152 172,152 172,152 172,152 172,152 172,152 748,825 748,825 748,825 748,825 748,825
Natural Sciences 1 275,123 275,123 275,123 275,123 275,123 275,123 275,123 275,123 275,123 275,123 275,123 275,123 275,123
Human Sciences 1 8,028,154 8,028,154 8,028,154 8,028,154 8,028,154 8,028,154 8,028,154 8,028,154 8,028,154 8,028,154 8,028,154 8,028,154 8,028,154

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 2016 2015 2014 2013
Human Sciences (filter this donor) 1 8,028,154.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 8,028,154.00
Character Virtue Development (filter this donor) 2 920,977.00 748,825.00 0.00 172,152.00 0.00
Natural Sciences (filter this donor) 1 275,123.00 0.00 275,123.00 0.00 0.00
Total 4 9,224,254.00 748,825.00 275,123.00 172,152.00 8,028,154.00

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 (4 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 4)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
748,825.0022016Character Virtue Developmenthttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project The Toolbox Project: Changing the way children learn about self-control; Project leaders: Ethan Kross,Angela Duckworth. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
275,123.0032015Natural Scienceshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Astrophysical Structures in Other Universes: The nature of galaxies, stars, planets, and nuclei across the multiverse; Project leaders: Fred Adams. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
172,152.0042014Character Virtue Developmenthttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Gratitude in an Aging Society; Project leaders: Lindsay Ryan. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.
8,028,154.0012013Human Scienceshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Landmark Spirituality and Health Survey; Project leaders: Neal Krause. Affected regions: USA; affected countries: FIXME.