MacArthur Foundation donations made to Energy 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

We do not have any donee information for the donee Energy Foundation in our system.

Full donee page for donee Energy 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 11 10,000,000 9,024,250 100,000 125,000 600,000 2,000,000 3,000,000 10,000,000 11,941,748 13,500,000 13,500,000 15,000,000 29,500,000
FIXME 11 10,000,000 9,024,250 100,000 125,000 600,000 2,000,000 3,000,000 10,000,000 11,941,748 13,500,000 13,500,000 15,000,000 29,500,000

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 2015 2014 2012 2005 1999 1996 1993 1990
FIXME (filter this donor) 11 99,266,748.00 15,000,000.00 5,000,000.00 700,000.00 125,000.00 11,941,748.00 29,500,000.00 13,500,000.00 13,500,000.00 10,000,000.00
Total 11 99,266,748.00 15,000,000.00 5,000,000.00 700,000.00 125,000.00 11,941,748.00 29,500,000.00 13,500,000.00 13,500,000.00 10,000,000.00

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 (11 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 11)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
15,000,000.0022017FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- in support of state-level advocacy for clean energy policies. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
2,000,000.0082015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- support of state-level advocacy for clean energy policies. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
3,000,000.0072015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
600,000.0092014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To change the public perception in Ohio about clean energy investments. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
100,000.00112014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To organize a convening on affordable multifamily housing energy efficiency improvements. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
125,000.00102012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To identify opportunities for philanthropic action to scale energy efficiency throughout the built environment. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
11,941,748.0052005FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
29,500,000.0011999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over six years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
13,500,000.0031996FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
13,500,000.0031993FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.
10,000,000.0061990FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations as well as grants and initiatives in five sectors: utilities and industry, buildings, transportation, renewable energy, and integrated issues. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: San Francisco.