MacArthur Foundation donations made to Education Commission of the States

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

We do not have any donee information for the donee Education Commission of the States in our system.

Full donee page for donee Education Commission of the States

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 9 100,000 180,311 22,000 22,000 27,000 48,000 50,000 100,000 102,000 200,000 400,000 673,801 673,801
FIXME 9 100,000 180,311 22,000 22,000 27,000 48,000 50,000 100,000 102,000 200,000 400,000 673,801 673,801

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 1999 1995 1994 1993 1992 1989 1988 1986
FIXME (filter this donor) 9 1,622,801.00 27,000.00 200,000.00 50,000.00 22,000.00 48,000.00 673,801.00 100,000.00 502,000.00
Total 9 1,622,801.00 27,000.00 200,000.00 50,000.00 22,000.00 48,000.00 673,801.00 100,000.00 502,000.00

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 (9 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 9)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
27,000.0081999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a workshop and a working paper on teacher quality. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Denver.
200,000.0031995FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To develop an analytic model that to help states and school districts identify their full range of sources of revenue and items of expenditure for professional development of teachers and principals in grades K-12 (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Denver.
50,000.0061994FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To examine the costs and benefits—financial, political, and institutional—of professional development opportunities that help educators address the challenges of instituting higher national, state, and local standards for student learning. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Denver.
22,000.0091993FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To prepare an initial report on potential alliances between advocates of learning through community service and advocates of structural and curricular reform of schools; to convene leaders of education reform with leaders of service learning to outline conditions for allied efforts; and to prepare and circulate the proceedings. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Denver.
48,000.0071992FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To generate policy and program options for coordination and improvement of social and educational services in urban areas. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Denver.
673,801.0011989FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Policies and Higher Literacies Project (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Denver.
100,000.0051988FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To plan and develop the Campus Partners in Learning Project. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Denver.
400,000.0021986FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support studies, publications, and public discussion of state and local policies that constrain or promote the development of "higher literacies" and "thoughtfulness" among broad segments of the student population. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Denver.
102,000.0041986FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To stimulate and inform discussion of education reform issues and strategies among policymakers, the press, and the public using as a primary resource the report "The Best of Educations," by William Chance. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Denver.