MacArthur Foundation donations made to Pathfinder International

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 PathfinderInternational
Websitehttp://www.pathfinder.org/
Twitter usernamePathfinderInt
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pathfinder_International
Instagram usernamepathfinderint

Full donee page for donee Pathfinder International

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 16 400,000 1,272,313 100,000 100,000 250,000 365,000 400,000 400,000 600,000 700,000 1,000,000 2,000,000 10,700,000
FIXME 16 400,000 1,272,313 100,000 100,000 250,000 365,000 400,000 400,000 600,000 700,000 1,000,000 2,000,000 10,700,000

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 2016 2014 2012 2011 2009 2007 2006 2004 2003 1992 1986
FIXME (filter this donor) 16 20,357,000.00 1,700,000.00 2,000,000.00 500,000.00 2,000,000.00 530,000.00 11,050,000.00 400,000.00 690,000.00 400,000.00 387,000.00 700,000.00
Total 16 20,357,000.00 1,700,000.00 2,000,000.00 500,000.00 2,000,000.00 530,000.00 11,050,000.00 400,000.00 690,000.00 400,000.00 387,000.00 700,000.00

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 (16 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 16)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
700,000.0052016FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- to improve quality of maternal health care in public health facilities in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Watertown.
1,000,000.0042016FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- to support implementation of Nigeria's Task Shifting and Task Sharing Policy in key states. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Watertown.
2,000,000.0022014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of an integrated population, health, and environment project in Kenya and Uganda (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Watertown.
500,000.0082012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To prevent maternal death from postpartum hemorrhage in Nigeria and India. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Watertown.
2,000,000.0022011FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support an integrated population, health, and environment project in East Africa (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Watertown.
165,000.00142009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To improve maternal health in Nigeria (over 18 months). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Watertown.
365,000.00122009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To strengthen reproductive health care services in refugee and displaced persons camps (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Watertown.
250,000.00132007FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of procurement of supplies to implement a package of interventions for reducing maternal mortality and morbidity due to postpartum hemorrhage in India and Nigeria. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Watertown.
100,000.00152007FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of institutional strengthening of facilities promoting safe motherhood. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Watertown.
10,700,000.0012007FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To implement a package of interventions for reducing maternal mortality and morbidity due to postpartum hemorrhage in Indian and Nigeria (over four years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Watertown.
400,000.0092006FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In renewed support of an initiative to improve maternal health in Nigeria (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Watertown.
690,000.0062004FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For a program to develop leadership skills in individuals working for the promotion of young people’s sexual and reproductive health and the reduction of maternal mortality and morbidity (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Watertown.
400,000.0092003FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For a project to increase women’s use of reproductive health services in Borno, Lagos, and Kano (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Watertown.
387,000.00111992FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support programs in Nigeria to train traditional healers as community health workers and family planning promoters and to support sex education and family planning services for adolescents (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Watertown.
100,000.00151986FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To evaluate the use of blocked corporate assets for population programs in nations where the Pathfinder Fund operates. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Watertown.
600,000.0071986FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support public policy initiatives by local family planning organizations in developing countries. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Watertown.