MacArthur Foundation donations made to RAND Corporation

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
Facebook page RANDCorporation
Websitehttp://www.rand.org/
Twitter usernameRANDCorporation
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAND_Corporation

Full donee page for donee RAND Corporation

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 17 300,000 396,176 50,000 50,000 110,000 175,000 250,000 300,000 400,000 400,000 600,000 1,000,000 1,500,000
FIXME 17 300,000 396,176 50,000 50,000 110,000 175,000 250,000 300,000 400,000 400,000 600,000 1,000,000 1,500,000

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 2014 2013 2012 2010 2009 2008 2006 2002 2000 1996 1989
FIXME (filter this donor) 17 6,735,000.00 2,300,000.00 600,000.00 500,000.00 725,000.00 300,000.00 1,000,000.00 185,000.00 50,000.00 250,000.00 600,000.00 225,000.00
Total 17 6,735,000.00 2,300,000.00 600,000.00 500,000.00 725,000.00 300,000.00 1,000,000.00 185,000.00 50,000.00 250,000.00 600,000.00 225,000.00

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 (17 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 17)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,500,000.0012014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of pilot climate programs in three cities. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Santa Monica.
400,000.0062014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To assess Chinese policy towards North Korea (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Santa Monica.
400,000.0062014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To assess defense cooperation among U.S. allies and security dialogue partners in Asia (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Santa Monica.
300,000.0082013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To develop metrics to gauge the quality of state and local government climate adaptation preparedness. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Santa Monica.
300,000.0082013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the project, A Benefit-Cost Framework for State Immigration Policies. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Santa Monica.
500,000.0052012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To evaluate the effect of regional coordination and mobility counseling on relocation decisions by housing voucher holders (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Santa Monica.
600,000.0032010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To study the relationship between social networks and improved outcomes for poor residents of economically-integrated housing or neighborhoods (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Santa Monica.
125,000.00132010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To research police misconduct complaints in Chicago (over 18 months). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Santa Monica.
300,000.0082009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To research inclusionary zoning, as part of the How Housing Matters to Families and Communities competitive grant program (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Santa Monica.
1,000,000.0022008FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To conduct research to expand shadow prices to include more outcomes affected by social programs (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Santa Monica.
75,000.00152006FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of a project to help finalize an ongoing multilateral Track II project Normalizing and Modernizing the North Korean System, to support the development in the U.S., China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Russia, and the DPRK. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Santa Monica.
110,000.00142006FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the project, Valuing Benefits in Cost-Benefit Studies of Social Programs. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Santa Monica.
50,000.00162002FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a Russian-American working group on NATO-Russia relations. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Santa Monica.
250,000.00112000FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support research on the co-occurring disorders of mental illness and substance abuse (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Santa Monica.
600,000.0031996FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support research on improving the treatment of depression (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Santa Monica.
175,000.00121989FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the study Accountability in Site-Managed Public Schools: Issues and Approaches. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Santa Monica.
50,000.00161989FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To study mathematics assessment issues. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Santa Monica.