MacArthur Foundation donations made to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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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 American Academy of Arts and Sciences in our system.

Full donee page for donee American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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 38 75,000 227,100 12,000 25,000 25,000 35,000 50,000 75,000 150,000 180,000 280,000 600,000 3,000,000
FIXME 38 75,000 227,100 12,000 25,000 25,000 35,000 50,000 75,000 150,000 180,000 280,000 600,000 3,000,000

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 2015 2013 2012 2011 1999 1997 1995 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981
FIXME (filter this donor) 38 8,629,798.00 455,000.00 102,000.00 290,000.00 280,000.00 150,000.00 230,000.00 50,000.00 274,128.00 204,760.00 85,000.00 25,000.00 12,000.00 700,000.00 1,030,000.00 3,000,000.00 625,000.00 300,000.00 667,310.00 125,000.00 24,600.00
Total 38 8,629,798.00 455,000.00 102,000.00 290,000.00 280,000.00 150,000.00 230,000.00 50,000.00 274,128.00 204,760.00 85,000.00 25,000.00 12,000.00 700,000.00 1,030,000.00 3,000,000.00 625,000.00 300,000.00 667,310.00 125,000.00 24,600.00

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (38 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 38)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
205,000.00112015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the Global Nuclear Future Initiative to complete work related to the back-end of the nuclear fuel cycle. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
250,000.0092015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the project, New Dilemmas in Ethics, Technology and War (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
102,000.00192013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To study limitations in U.S. policymaking in science and technology. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
290,000.0072012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of a project on the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
280,000.0082011FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a project to counter the insider threat in nuclear facilities (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
150,000.00141999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support research and public education on the International Criminal Court and U.S. national security. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
50,000.00221997FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support strategic planning. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
180,000.00121997FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support program development on the role of multilateral institutions and organizations in providing peace and security (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
50,000.00221995FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the study project The Dispersed and Stratified Metropolis. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
150,000.00141993FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To explore and develop projects of the Committee on International Security Studies (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
50,000.00221993FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a program of research and education to improve debate and public policy regarding children in the United States. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
25,000.00281993FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a conference on norms of justified intervention, "Collective Responses to Regional Cases: The Case of Latin America and the Caribbean," co-sponsored with the Carter Center at Emory University. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
49,128.00251993FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a conference on international trade in light weapons. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
25,000.00281992FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a fundraising campaign to assist scientific and engineering researchers and institutes in the former Soviet Union. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
40,000.00261992FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the project Developing a Cooperative Security Regime. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
20,000.00371992FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the conference "The Regional Problems of Environmental Protection: A Comparative Analysis.". Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
119,760.00181992FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the project Emerging Norms of Justified Intervention. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
25,000.00281991FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support conferences addressing the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty review. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
25,000.00281991FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a conference on environmental protection institutions in the United States and the Soviet Union. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
35,000.00271991FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a planning workshop for the project Reducing Domestic Sources of International Conflict. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
25,000.00281990FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a project on research resources redeployment. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
12,000.00381989FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a planning meeting for the third international Bohr conference on global issues. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
25,000.00281988FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the conference and publication "The Genetic Revolution: Scientific Prospects and Public Perceptions.". Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
75,000.00201988FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Committee on International Security, in collaboration with the Lawyers Alliance for Nuclear Arms Control, for the policy study Managing the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty Regime, conducted with a parallel study by Soviet scientists. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
150,000.00141988FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Committee on International Security, for the U.S. contribution to the U.S.-U.S.S.R.-European study on arms control agreements and verification issues. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
450,000.0051988FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Committee on International Security's project for scholars and policy analysts, Emerging Issues in International Security, in collaboration with the African Academy of Sciences, the Soviet Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, et al. (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
25,000.00281987FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For a series of workshops on conventional forces involving Europeans and Americans. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
180,000.00121987FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support an issue of "Daedalus" examining the range of issues produced by the AIDS epidemic. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
600,000.0021987FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support U.S. participation in the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
225,000.00101987FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the U.S. Pugwash Committee, for U.S. participation in international workshops and symposia, the Pugwash Annual Conference, and the International Pugwash Council (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
3,000,000.0011986FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a program of public policy studies (over five years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
25,000.00281985FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a simulcast (in Moscow, Copenhagen, and Cambridge) of the the Niels Bohr centennial. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
600,000.0021985FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support U.S. membership in the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
300,000.0061984FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support collaboration among researchers from different fields on problems of international security, to evaluate the present and potential contributions to public understanding of security issues, and to explore new connections and interactions among its constituencies (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
67,310.00211983FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the European Security Study. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
600,000.0021983FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support U.S. participation in the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
125,000.00171982FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the European Security Study. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
24,600.00361981FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.