MacArthur Foundation donations made to National Conference of State Legislatures

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.

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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

ItemValue
Country
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Conference_of_State_Legislatures

Full donee page for donee National Conference of State Legislatures

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 23 300,000 342,745 25,000 60,000 117,421 225,000 300,000 300,000 390,000 450,000 522,500 625,000 775,000
FIXME 23 300,000 342,745 25,000 60,000 117,421 225,000 300,000 300,000 390,000 450,000 522,500 625,000 775,000

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 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008 2006 2005 2003 2000 1992 1989 1988
FIXME (filter this donor) 23 7,883,146.00 775,000.00 1,465,000.00 430,000.00 1,050,000.00 925,000.00 300,000.00 582,500.00 522,900.00 375,000.00 400,000.00 300,000.00 300,000.00 117,421.00 315,325.00 25,000.00
Total 23 7,883,146.00 775,000.00 1,465,000.00 430,000.00 1,050,000.00 925,000.00 300,000.00 582,500.00 522,900.00 375,000.00 400,000.00 300,000.00 300,000.00 117,421.00 315,325.00 25,000.00

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 (23 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 23)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
775,000.0012017FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- to provide information and assistance to its membership on effective reforms to safely reduce unnecessary jail incarceration as part of the Safety and Justice Challenge. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Denver.
450,000.0062015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- in support of the Task Force on Immigration and the States. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Denver.
390,000.00102015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To foster a favorable policy environment for Connected Learning and Cities of Learning (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Denver.
625,000.0032015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- providing information and assistance to its membership on effective reforms to improve the justice system. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Denver.
430,000.0082014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To provide information and assistance to members about effective reforms to improve juvenile justice with a focus on Models for Change progress and resources. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Denver.
450,000.0062013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Executive Committee Task Force on Immigration and the States (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Denver.
300,000.00122013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To foster a favorable policy environment for Connected Learning. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Denver.
300,000.00122013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Elections Technology Project (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Denver.
225,000.00172012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Executive Committee Task Force on Immigration and the States. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Denver.
700,000.0022012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To provide information and assistance to members about effective reforms to improve juvenile justice with a focus on Models for Change progress and resources (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Denver.
300,000.00122011FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To foster a favorable policy environment for digital media and learning. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Denver.
60,000.00212010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support studies that assess state and federal policies related to educational technology and the use of digital media to promote learning. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Denver.
522,500.0052010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To provide information and assistance to the membership on juvenile justice policies with a focus on Models for Change resources and innovations (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Denver.
522,900.0042008FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To provide information and assistance to members on juvenile justice policies with a focus on Models for Change resources and innovations (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Denver.
375,000.00112006FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of activities to educate legislators about collaborative mental health services delivery and to improve mental health policymaking across service sectors (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Denver.
400,000.0092005FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of activities to develop interest and leadership capacity in juvenile justice issues in state legislatures (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Denver.
300,000.00122003FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of an initiative to disseminate information about children’s mental health to state legislators and staff and improve their policy decision making (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Denver.
300,000.00122000FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To inform state child care policymakers of the latest research findings related to early childhood policies and practices (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Denver.
117,421.00191992FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Better Education through Informed Legislation project, which helps legislators develop and implement education reforms (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Denver.
73,600.00201989FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To publish a legislators' guide and an associated conference on defense waste and nuclear weapons production sites. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Denver.
216,725.00181989FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the project Better Education through Informed Legislation, undertaken with the Educational Excellence Network. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Denver.
25,000.00221989FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To focus the attention of state policymakers on the ways counselling and counselors in elementary schools can help address the effects of community and family problems on student performance. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Denver.
25,000.00221988FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a project on small business entrepreneurial development for low-income persons. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; affected cities: Denver.