MacArthur Foundation donations made to Human Rights Watch

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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 Human Rights Watch in our system.

Full donee page for donee Human Rights Watch

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 22 600,000 1,493,545 50,000 100,000 175,000 225,000 250,000 600,000 1,500,000 2,250,000 3,500,000 3,500,000 5,000,000
FIXME 22 600,000 1,493,545 50,000 100,000 175,000 225,000 250,000 600,000 1,500,000 2,250,000 3,500,000 3,500,000 5,000,000

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 2015 2012 2009 2007 2006 2005 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1993 1988
FIXME (filter this donor) 22 32,858,000.00 1,250,000.00 1,800,000.00 3,675,000.00 250,000.00 3,800,000.00 50,000.00 3,750,000.00 100,000.00 250,000.00 3,560,000.00 225,000.00 5,173,000.00 2,250,000.00 225,000.00 1,500,000.00 1,500,000.00 3,500,000.00
Total 22 32,858,000.00 1,250,000.00 1,800,000.00 3,675,000.00 250,000.00 3,800,000.00 50,000.00 3,750,000.00 100,000.00 250,000.00 3,560,000.00 225,000.00 5,173,000.00 2,250,000.00 225,000.00 1,500,000.00 1,500,000.00 3,500,000.00

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 (22 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 22)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,250,000.00112015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
1,800,000.0082012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
175,000.00182009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To study government efforts to restrain civil society and free expression in Russia. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
3,500,000.0032009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations and special research and advocacy initiatives on International Justice (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
250,000.00132007FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of work on cluster munitions. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
3,800,000.0022006FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For general support and special research and advocacy initiatives on Nigeria and the International Criminal Court (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
50,000.00222005FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For the creation and dissemination of a video, DVD, and still photographs to document and publicize the human rights crisis in northern Uganda. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
3,500,000.0032003FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations and special initiatives (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
250,000.00132003FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To monitor the human rights impacts of the war in Iraq. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
100,000.00202002FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support work with the International Criminal Court. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
250,000.00132001FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of efforts to monitor refugee flows and the effects of hostilities on civilian populations in sensitive areas abroad. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
60,000.00212000FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support activities related to the prosecution of former Chadian dictator Hissein Habre on charges of crimes against humanity and as an accomplice to torture. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
2,900,000.0062000FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
600,000.00122000FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a project on the role that small arms trade plays in exacerbating conflicts in Africa (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
225,000.00161999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a program on women's reproductive and sexual rights (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
173,000.00191998FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To train local leaders in the defense of human rights in sub-Saharan Africa (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
5,000,000.0011998FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
2,250,000.0071997FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
225,000.00161996FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Women's Rights Project to protect women's reproductive freedom (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
1,500,000.0091995FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
1,500,000.0091993FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
3,500,000.0031988FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To establish a Middle East Watch and an African Watch, and in support of general operations. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.