MacArthur Foundation donations made to Adler Planetarium

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Table of contents

Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_D._and_Catherine_T._MacArthur_Foundation
Facebook username macarthurfdn
Websitehttps://www.macfound.org/
Donations URLhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/
Twitter usernamemacfound
Page on philosophy informing donationshttps://www.macfound.org/about/how-we-work/
Grant application process pagehttps://www.macfound.org/info-grantseekers/
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script https://github.com/riceissa/macarthur-foundation

Brief history: https://www.macfound.org/about/our-history/

Full donor page for donor MacArthur Foundation

Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Adler Planetarium in our system.

Full donee page for donee Adler Planetarium

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 18 75,000 163,889 5,000 20,000 25,000 35,000 75,000 75,000 100,000 150,000 375,000 500,000 650,000
FIXME 18 75,000 163,889 5,000 20,000 25,000 35,000 75,000 75,000 100,000 150,000 375,000 500,000 650,000

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 2014 2009 2004 2002 1999 1996 1993 1991 1988 1986 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979
FIXME (filter this donor) 18 2,950,000.00 375,000.00 375,000.00 275,000.00 700,000.00 25,000.00 75,000.00 75,000.00 100,000.00 650,000.00 100,000.00 90,000.00 5,000.00 35,000.00 20,000.00 25,000.00 25,000.00
Total 18 2,950,000.00 375,000.00 375,000.00 275,000.00 700,000.00 25,000.00 75,000.00 75,000.00 100,000.00 650,000.00 100,000.00 90,000.00 5,000.00 35,000.00 20,000.00 25,000.00 25,000.00

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 (18 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 18)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
375,000.0032014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over five years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
375,000.0032009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over five years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
275,000.0052004FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over five years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
650,000.0012002FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of developing a long-range strategic plan and testing concepts on how your organization can be positioned to serve a larger audience in the future (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
50,000.00122002FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
25,000.00141999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
75,000.00101996FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
75,000.00101993FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
100,000.0071991FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
500,000.0021988FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the position of education coordinator. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
150,000.0061988FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
100,000.0071986FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
90,000.0091984FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
5,000.00181983FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
35,000.00131982FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
20,000.00171981FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
25,000.00141980FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
25,000.00141979FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.