MacArthur Foundation donations made to Pew Charitable Trusts

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 pewcharitabletrusts
Websitehttp://www.pewtrusts.org/
Twitter usernamepewtrusts
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pew_Charitable_Trusts
Instagram usernamepewenvironment

Full donee page for donee Pew Charitable Trusts

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 13 500,000 1,739,769 110,000 150,000 200,000 200,000 300,000 500,000 872,000 1,500,000 2,000,000 6,000,000 9,000,000
FIXME 13 500,000 1,739,769 110,000 150,000 200,000 200,000 300,000 500,000 872,000 1,500,000 2,000,000 6,000,000 9,000,000

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 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
FIXME (filter this donor) 13 22,617,000.00 9,500,000.00 300,000.00 3,810,000.00 6,000,000.00 872,000.00 1,500,000.00 200,000.00 435,000.00
Total 13 22,617,000.00 9,500,000.00 300,000.00 3,810,000.00 6,000,000.00 872,000.00 1,500,000.00 200,000.00 435,000.00

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 (13 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 13)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
500,000.0072015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the Pew Elections Initiative. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Philadelphia.
9,000,000.0012015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- continued support of the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Philadelphia.
300,000.0082014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Pew Research Center, in collaboration with the MacArthur Research Network on an Aging Society, for the Aging and Intergenerational Relations project. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Philadelphia.
2,000,000.0032013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support efforts to end illegal fishing globally (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Philadelphia.
200,000.00102013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To research the increasing partisan polarization of the American public. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Philadelphia.
1,500,000.0042013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the Election Initiatives (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Philadelphia.
110,000.00132013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the Great Lakes Fiscal Leaders Forum project. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Philadelphia.
6,000,000.0022012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To deepen the work of the Results First Initiative, helping states use cost-benefit analysis for setting policy directions and budget priorities (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Philadelphia.
872,000.0062011FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the State Health Care Costs study (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Philadelphia.
1,500,000.0042010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To expand the use of cost-benefit analysis by states for setting policy direction and budget priorities (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Philadelphia.
200,000.00102009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Partnership for America's Economic Success. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Philadelphia.
150,000.00122008FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the Illinois Cultural Data Project (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Philadelphia.
285,000.0092008FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To further the work of the Partnership for America's Economic Success. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Philadelphia.