MacArthur Foundation donations made to Cornell 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 Cornell
Websitehttp://www.cornell.edu
Twitter usernameAtkinsonCenter
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornell_University
Instagram usernameCornellUniversity
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=Cornell+University

Full donee page for donee Cornell 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 12 47,800 149,604 3,500 9,000 15,453 20,000 25,000 47,800 60,000 95,000 300,000 360,000 800,000
FIXME 12 47,800 149,604 3,500 9,000 15,453 20,000 25,000 47,800 60,000 95,000 300,000 360,000 800,000

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 2017 2009 1999 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984
FIXME (filter this donor) 12 1,795,253.00 20,000.00 360,000.00 47,800.00 74,953.00 860,000.00 12,500.00 25,000.00 395,000.00
Total 12 1,795,253.00 20,000.00 360,000.00 47,800.00 74,953.00 860,000.00 12,500.00 25,000.00 395,000.00

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 (12 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 12)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
20,000.0092017FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- X-grant in support of an interdisciplinary conference to be held in New York City February 23 - 24, 2018, exploring fairness, accountability and transparency in fields such as machine learning that contribute to artificial intelligence. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: Ithaca.
360,000.0022009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To research the relationship between mental health and housing among young children, as part of the How Housing Matters to Families and Communities competitive grant program (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: Ithaca.
47,800.0071999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For "Making of the Unwanted Colonies.". Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: Ithaca.
15,453.00101988FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the PBS broadcast of the film "Bravo Gloria.". Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: Ithaca.
59,500.0061988FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For "The Nation-State System as Discourse: An Archaeology of the Cold-War Geopolitical Order.". Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: Ithaca.
60,000.0051987FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the research project "Beyond Deterrence: Alternative Aproaches to Conflict Management," by Ned R. Lebow and Janice G. Stein. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: Ithaca.
800,000.0011987FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support institutional fellowships in peace and security studies and related research and support activities at the Peace Center. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: Ithaca.
9,000.00111986FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the project Enhancing Crisis Stability in the Nuclear Age. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: Ithaca.
3,500.00121986FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support an opinion survey of members of the Naitonal Academy of Sciences regarding the Strategic Defense Initiative. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: Ithaca.
25,000.0081985FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the project Enhancing Crisis Stability in the Nuclear Age. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: Ithaca.
95,000.0041984FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To establish a breeding colony of the blackfly, Simulium dannosun (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: Ithaca.
300,000.0031984FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To reinforce and promote effective and sustained collaboration among researchers from different fields on problems of international security, and for graduate student fellowships (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: Ithaca.