MacArthur Foundation donations made to Carnegie Mellon University

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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

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page carnegiemellonu
Websitehttp://www.cmu.edu/
Twitter usernamecarnegiemellon
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnegie_Mellon_University
Instagram usernamecarnegiemellon
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=Carnegie+Mellon+University

Full donee page for donee Carnegie Mellon University

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 13 277,540 362,349 8,000 10,000 25,000 100,000 250,000 277,540 485,000 500,000 600,000 780,000 1,000,000
FIXME 13 277,540 362,349 8,000 10,000 25,000 100,000 250,000 277,540 485,000 500,000 600,000 780,000 1,000,000

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 2018 2017 2015 2013 2011 2009 1985 1983 1981
FIXME (filter this donor) 13 4,710,540.00 258,000.00 25,000.00 1,600,000.00 175,000.00 780,000.00 1,485,000.00 277,540.00 100,000.00 10,000.00
Total 13 4,710,540.00 258,000.00 25,000.00 1,600,000.00 175,000.00 780,000.00 1,485,000.00 277,540.00 100,000.00 10,000.00

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 (13 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 13)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
8,000.00132018FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- X-grant to strengthen the capacity of the Center for Human Rights Science to provide sound advice on issues related to digital forensics, open source intelligence and information collection, and security. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Pittsburgh.
250,000.0082018FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- in support of the Center for Human Rights Science. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Pittsburgh.
25,000.00112017FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- X-grant in support of a planning workshop to scope the creation of the MetroLab Roundtable on Urban Instrumentation. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Pittsburgh.
600,000.0032015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the Center for Human Rights Science (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Pittsburgh.
1,000,000.0012015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the Metro Lab Network (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Pittsburgh.
175,000.0092013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of research and analysis to advance the use of new data analytics for human rights research and advocacy (over 18 months). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Pittsburgh.
780,000.0022011FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To develop a multimedia approach to sharing best practices in learning (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Pittsburgh.
485,000.0062009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To develop a multimedia approach to sharing best practices in learning. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Pittsburgh.
500,000.0042009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To design and build the physical and virtual site for a pilot digital media youth program in the Chicago Public Library that will serve to launch a Chicago learning network. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Pittsburgh.
500,000.0042009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To adapt and modify learning applications for widespread use in schools and libraries, museums, and after-school programs. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Pittsburgh.
277,540.0071985FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support collaborative research: the Child Language Data Exchange (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Pittsburgh.
100,000.00101983FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support research on a child-language data-exchange system (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Pittsburgh.
10,000.00121981FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a seminar on mental health policy. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Pittsburgh.