MacArthur Foundation donations made to National Public Radio

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
Facebook page NPR
Websitehttp://www.npr.org/
Twitter usernameNPR
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NPR

Full donee page for donee National Public Radio

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 27 400,000 1,071,794 5,540 150,000 200,000 254,000 268,000 400,000 600,000 900,000 1,200,000 3,000,000 9,579,708
FIXME 27 400,000 1,071,794 5,540 150,000 200,000 254,000 268,000 400,000 600,000 900,000 1,200,000 3,000,000 9,579,708

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 2002 2001 1999 1997 1995 1994 1993 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985
FIXME (filter this donor) 27 28,938,443.00 4,000,000.00 3,000,000.00 9,879,708.00 668,000.00 2,100,000.00 1,300,000.00 750,000.00 825,000.00 1,005,540.00 350,000.00 1,650,000.00 324,362.00 1,600,000.00 200,000.00 831,833.00 454,000.00
Total 27 28,938,443.00 4,000,000.00 3,000,000.00 9,879,708.00 668,000.00 2,100,000.00 1,300,000.00 750,000.00 825,000.00 1,005,540.00 350,000.00 1,650,000.00 324,362.00 1,600,000.00 200,000.00 831,833.00 454,000.00

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 (27 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 27)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
4,000,000.0022015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- for unrestricted support of its project, NPR News. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
3,000,000.0032012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support news and public affairs programs (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
9,579,708.0012002FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations and the Innovation Fund (over 10 years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
300,000.00162002FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support international reporting. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
400,000.00142001FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For expanded news coverage on the U.S. campaign against terrorism. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
268,000.00172001FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Innovation Fund (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
900,000.0091999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support international reporting (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
1,000,000.0071999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
200,000.00201999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For coverage of education issues (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
1,300,000.0051997FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Innovation Fund, international coverage, and education coverage (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
600,000.00111995FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support international reporting on peace and security issues (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
150,000.00241995FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support education coverage. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
825,000.00101994FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Innovation Fund, which develops and establishes new programs and services (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
1,000,000.0071993FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support international news coverage and to establish a news bureau in Tokyo, Japan (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
5,540.00271993FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For improved design and increased circulation of the education newsletter "Talk of the Nation Notebook.". Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
200,000.00201991FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support coverage of the national elections. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
150,000.00241991FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the education segment of "Talk of the Nation" and acquisition from independent sources and local stations of news and feature stories on education (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
1,200,000.0061990FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support expanded international news coverage, including an increase in the number of full-time foreign correspondents and the establishment of a second full-service news bureau in Moscow (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
450,000.00131990FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support expanded coverage of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
324,362.00151989FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support defense policy coverage and national and international reporting. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
1,500,000.0041988FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support general program development and to establish an internal Innovation Fund (over six years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
100,000.00261988FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a full-time education beat (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
200,000.00201987FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For coverage of the 1988 election. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
572,910.00121986FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For coverage of defense and security policy issues (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
258,923.00181986FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For expanded and enhanced reporting about education. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
254,000.00191985FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To produce a series on defense and security issues for the two daily news magazines and for "Weekend Edition.". Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
200,000.00201985FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the operating budget during the implementation of the five-year business plan (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..