MacArthur Foundation donations made to National Writing Project

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 National Writing Project in our system.

Full donee page for donee National Writing Project

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 11 450,000 718,273 1,000 75,000 250,000 300,000 400,000 450,000 800,000 1,300,000 1,300,000 1,500,000 1,525,000
FIXME 11 450,000 718,273 1,000 75,000 250,000 300,000 400,000 450,000 800,000 1,300,000 1,300,000 1,500,000 1,525,000

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 2018 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
FIXME (filter this donor) 11 7,901,000.00 451,000.00 1,500,000.00 1,525,000.00 1,550,000.00 400,000.00 1,300,000.00 75,000.00 800,000.00 300,000.00
Total 11 7,901,000.00 451,000.00 1,500,000.00 1,525,000.00 1,550,000.00 400,000.00 1,300,000.00 75,000.00 800,000.00 300,000.00

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
450,000.0062018FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- to develop a network of media summer camps to improve media literacy and expand civic engagement of youth in rural "news deserts.". Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.
1,000.00112018FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- X-grant in support of grantee travel to the 2018 Participatory Civic Media grantee convening in Chicago on December 5 – 6, 2018. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.
1,500,000.0022015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of enhancing and expanding Educator Innovator, an effort to engage educators in the practices of Connected Learning (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.
1,525,000.0012014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To build a community of educators committed to Connected Learning (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.
250,000.0092013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a project with the Oakland Public School System to develop and study new models for civics learning (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.
1,300,000.0032013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Educator Innovator Initiative to build a community of educators committed to spreading the principles of Connected Learning (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.
400,000.0072012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To disseminate and ensure widespread use by educators of new learning environments and research findings among educators across the country (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.
1,300,000.0032011FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support professional development of staff in YOUmedia sites across the country (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.
75,000.00102010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a summer institute for leadership development in learning networks in Chicago and New York City. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.
800,000.0052009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To disseminate and ensure widespread use of new learning environments and research findings among more than 100,000 teachers across the United States (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.
300,000.0082008FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To build the field of digital media and learning through engagement with teachers. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.