MacArthur Foundation donations made to New Venture Fund

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

Full donee page for donee New Venture Fund

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 19 400,000 769,737 200,000 200,000 250,000 300,000 300,000 400,000 500,000 500,000 1,300,000 1,998,000 3,800,000
FIXME 19 400,000 769,737 200,000 200,000 250,000 300,000 300,000 400,000 500,000 500,000 1,300,000 1,998,000 3,800,000

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 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
FIXME (filter this donor) 19 14,625,000.00 1,300,000.00 2,750,000.00 2,175,000.00 2,550,000.00 200,000.00 4,900,000.00 500,000.00 250,000.00
Total 19 14,625,000.00 1,300,000.00 2,750,000.00 2,175,000.00 2,550,000.00 200,000.00 4,900,000.00 500,000.00 250,000.00

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 (19 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 19)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,300,000.0042018FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- for its N Square project. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
450,000.0092017FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- to provide general operating support for the work of the US Impact Investing Alliance which seeks to foster the deployment of impact capital and help build the impact investing ecosystem. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
500,000.0062017FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- in support of the Safety Net Defense Fund, a project to protect core anti-poverty programs in the United States. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
300,000.00122017FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- in support of the Dangerous Speech Project’s efforts to diminish dangerous speech and related harmful content online, while protecting free speech. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
1,500,000.0032017FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- to support the Funders for Housing and Opportunity, a cross-sector, non-partisan, national funder collaborative committed to improving life outcomes of the 12 million households that pay more than half of their income on rent or are homeless. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
225,000.00172016FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- to provide general operating support for the Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE) donor collaborative. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
400,000.00102016FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- to renew support of the Fund for a Safer Future, a funders' collaborative aimed at reducing gun-related injury and death. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
1,250,000.0052016FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- to broaden understanding about climate solutions through support to the Climate Education Fund. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
300,000.00122016FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- to support the CREO Syndicate, a public benefit corporation that mobilizes private capital for environmental solutions. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
252,000.00152015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of project hosting services for the Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE) donor collaborative (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
1,998,000.0022015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the Connected Learning Alliance. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
300,000.00122015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the Dangerous Speech Project (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
200,000.00182014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To provide communications support for the national open badge effort and the Cities of Learning initiative. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
200,000.00182013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the J. Christopher Stevens Virtual Exchange Initiative. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
3,800,000.0012013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To establish and make operational the Connected Learning Alliance. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
400,000.00102013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the Fund for a Safer Future, a funders' collaborative aimed at reducing gun-related injury and death (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
500,000.0062013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To develop public/private partnerships that advance the spread of the Connected Learning approach and to launch a campaign to directly engage youth in Connected Learning. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
500,000.0062012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To establish and make operational the Connected Learning Alliance. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
250,000.00162011FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the Fund for a Safer Future, a new funders collaborative aimed at advancing sensible gun violence prevention policies. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..