MacArthur Foundation donations made to New York University

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

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page NYU
Websitehttp://www.nyu.edu
Twitter usernamenyuniversity
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_University
Instagram usernamenyuniversity

Full donee page for donee New York University

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 13 400,000 914,881 10,000 15,000 25,000 74,998 300,000 400,000 528,457 800,000 1,500,000 2,400,000 5,000,000
FIXME 13 400,000 914,881 10,000 15,000 25,000 74,998 300,000 400,000 528,457 800,000 1,500,000 2,400,000 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 2018 2017 2016 2015 2013 2012 2011 2000
FIXME (filter this donor) 13 11,893,455.00 15,000.00 1,510,000.00 25,000.00 840,000.00 5,400,000.00 3,200,000.00 828,457.00 74,998.00
Total 13 11,893,455.00 15,000.00 1,510,000.00 25,000.00 840,000.00 5,400,000.00 3,200,000.00 828,457.00 74,998.00

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 (13 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 13)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
15,000.00122018FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- X-grant in support of a workshop focused on litigating algorithms hosted by the AI Now Institute. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
1,500,000.0032017FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- in support of the AI Now Institute. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
10,000.00132017FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- X-grant in support of the AI Now Symposium. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
25,000.00112016FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- X-grant to support the upcoming AI symposium. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
590,000.0052015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- in support of research on youth outcomes for the Cities of Learning initiative and Quest to Learn schools. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
250,000.0092015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Data Visualization for Human Rights Advocacy project (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
400,000.0072013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To convene urban science centers, launch an urban science fellowship, and other planning activities (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
5,000,000.0012013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the MacArthur Research Network on Opening Governance (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
2,400,000.0022012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To document demonstration sites in the digital media and learning initiative, including Quest schools, YOUmedia and Learning Labs, and Chicago and New York Hive Learning Networks (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
800,000.0042012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To design an agenda for a possible research network to study the impact of new technologies on democratic institutions in the United States and globally. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
300,000.0082011FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To document and evaluate the Quest schools in Chicago and New York City. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
528,457.0062011FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To document and evaluate learning networks in Chicago and New York City (over 18 months). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
74,998.00102000FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For "A Hierarchical Community: Korean Diaspora and Unification.". Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.