John Templeton Foundation donations made to University of Oxford

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Table of contents

Basic donor information

Country United States
Wikipedia page
Facebook username TempletonFoundation
Donations URL
Twitter usernametempleton_fdn
Page on philosophy informing donations
Grant application process page
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script

This entity is also a donee.

Full donor page for donor John Templeton Foundation

Basic donee information

Country United Kingdom
Facebook page
Twitter usernameuniofoxford
Wikipedia page
Instagram usernameoxford_uni
Medium usernameoxford-university
Org Watch page

Full donee page for donee University of Oxford

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 6 249,111 917,893 90,156 90,156 141,838 141,838 249,111 249,111 1,306,737 1,558,234 1,558,234 2,161,280 2,161,280
Natural Sciences 4 249,111 801,060 90,156 90,156 90,156 249,111 249,111 249,111 1,306,737 1,306,737 1,558,234 1,558,234 1,558,234
Philosophy and Theology 2 141,838 1,151,559 141,838 141,838 141,838 141,838 141,838 141,838 2,161,280 2,161,280 2,161,280 2,161,280 2,161,280

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 2014 2012 2011
Natural Sciences (filter this donor) 4 3,204,238.00 90,156.00 0.00 1,807,345.00 1,306,737.00
Philosophy and Theology (filter this donor) 2 2,303,118.00 0.00 141,838.00 2,161,280.00 0.00
Total 6 5,507,356.00 90,156.00 141,838.00 3,968,625.00 1,306,737.00

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 (6 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 6)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
90,156.0062016Natural Sciences For project SelfBound: The Making of Human Consciousness; Project leaders: Lambros Malafouris,. Affected regions: Europe; affected countries: FIXME.
141,838.0052014Philosophy and Theology For project The New Madhyamaka: Developing Ancient Indian Thought Through Contemporary Philosophical Tools and Techniques; Project leaders: Jan Westerhoff. Affected regions: Europe; affected countries: FIXME.
1,558,234.0022012Natural Sciences For project Religion’s Impact on Human Life: Integrating Proximate and Ultimate Perspectives; Project leaders: Harvey Whitehouse,David Wilson. Affected regions: Europe; affected countries: FIXME.
2,161,280.0012012Philosophy and Theology For project “New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology”; Project leaders: John Hawthorne. Affected regions: Europe; affected countries: FIXME.
249,111.0042012Natural Sciences For project Disjointed realities: Is there a universal way to connect quantum and classical theories?; Project leaders: Vlatko Vedral,Kavan Modi. Affected regions: Europe; affected countries: FIXME.
1,306,737.0032011Natural Sciences For project Establishing the Philosophy of Cosmology; Project leaders: Joe Silk,Simon Saunders. Affected regions: Europe; affected countries: FIXME.