MacArthur Foundation donations made to PolicyLink

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

We do not have any donee information for the donee PolicyLink in our system.

Full donee page for donee PolicyLink

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 5 200,000 174,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 120,000 120,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 300,000 300,000
FIXME 5 200,000 174,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 120,000 120,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 300,000 300,000

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 2017 2016 2015 2000
FIXME (filter this donor) 5 870,000.00 500,000.00 120,000.00 200,000.00 50,000.00
Total 5 870,000.00 500,000.00 120,000.00 200,000.00 50,000.00

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 (5 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 5)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
200,000.0022017FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- in support of the PolicyLink Reserves and Growth Capital Fund campaign. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Oakland.
300,000.0012017FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- to support the 2018 Equity Summit to be held in Chicago. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Oakland.
120,000.0042016FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- in support of the development of a national funder collaborative on housing affordability. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Oakland.
200,000.0022015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of Equity Summit 2015: All-In for an Inclusive Economy. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Oakland.
50,000.0052000FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To work with Chicago organizations seeking to advance social and economic equity through regional policy. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Oakland.