MacArthur Foundation donations made to Chicago Public Library Foundation

This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of March 2022. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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 ChicagoPublicLibraryFoundation
Websitehttp://cplfoundation.org/
Twitter usernameCPLFoundation
Instagram usernamecplfoundation
Tumblr subdomainwww

Full donee page for donee Chicago Public Library Foundation

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 10 450,000 627,100 6,000 6,000 50,000 70,000 400,000 450,000 495,000 500,000 1,050,000 1,250,000 2,000,000
FIXME 10 450,000 627,100 6,000 6,000 50,000 70,000 400,000 450,000 495,000 500,000 1,050,000 1,250,000 2,000,000

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 2013 2011 2010 2009 2008 1987 1983
FIXME (filter this donor) 10 6,271,000.00 2,400,000.00 450,000.00 1,550,000.00 565,000.00 50,000.00 1,250,000.00 6,000.00
Total 10 6,271,000.00 2,400,000.00 450,000.00 1,550,000.00 565,000.00 50,000.00 1,250,000.00 6,000.00

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 (10 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 10)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
400,000.0072013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support YOUmedia Chicago. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
2,000,000.0012013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of YOUmedia Chicago (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
450,000.0062011FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the national replication of YouMedia and application of the design principles to institutional change in the Chicago Public Library. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
1,050,000.0032010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of YouMedia@CPL (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
500,000.0042010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To expand the YOUmedia program to three Chicago Public Library branch locations. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
495,000.0052009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To plan and implement 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: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
70,000.0082009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the YouMedia learning center's involvement in the official ceremony marking 2009 World Habitat Day in Washington, D.C. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
50,000.0092008FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of a Science Chicago lecture series featuring MacArthur Fellows at the Chicago Public Library. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
1,250,000.0021987FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To establish the Chicago Public Library's endowment and to endow the MacArthur Foundation Acquisition Fund. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.
6,000.00101983FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support public programming in branch and regional libraries and the Cultural Center. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago.