MacArthur Foundation donations made to Stanford University

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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 stanford
Websitehttps://www.stanford.edu/
Twitter usernamestanford
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_University
Instagram usernamestanford
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=Stanford+University

Full donee page for donee Stanford 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 34 152,490 233,948 10,000 25,000 83,968 114,669 138,000 152,490 200,000 240,000 300,000 600,000 1,000,000
FIXME 34 152,490 233,948 10,000 25,000 83,968 114,669 138,000 152,490 200,000 240,000 300,000 600,000 1,000,000

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 2012 2010 2007 2002 1995 1993 1992 1991 1989 1988 1987 1986 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980
FIXME (filter this donor) 34 7,954,229.00 150,000.00 275,000.00 600,000.00 200,000.00 200,000.00 509,000.00 180,000.00 240,000.00 350,000.00 750,000.00 200,000.00 1,283,556.00 50,000.00 1,254,250.00 1,021,818.00 253,000.00 10,000.00 427,605.00
Total 34 7,954,229.00 150,000.00 275,000.00 600,000.00 200,000.00 200,000.00 509,000.00 180,000.00 240,000.00 350,000.00 750,000.00 200,000.00 1,283,556.00 50,000.00 1,254,250.00 1,021,818.00 253,000.00 10,000.00 427,605.00

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 (34 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 34)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
150,000.00192015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- in support of the placement within the U.S. federal government of a Stanford Cyber Initiative mobility program fellow. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
275,000.0082012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- Too build the field of learning analytics. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
600,000.0042010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To develop a digital assessment system for learning (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
200,000.00122007FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For the Digital Vision Program to support the development and testing of Frontline SMS, an application that allows nonprofit organizations in developing countries to manage mobile phone text messaging. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
200,000.00122002FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a book and conference for the Research Network on Teaching and Learning. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
509,000.0051995FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To develop a research network: The Human Side of Economic Analysis: Economic Environments and the Formation of Preferences and Social Norms. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
180,000.00151993FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support research on the biology of parasitic diseases. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
240,000.00111992FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support participation in the Consortium on the Biology of Parasitic Diseases. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
300,000.0071991FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support participation in the Consortium on the Biology of Parasitic Diseases. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
25,000.00311991FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For research on the effect of psychological interventions on health. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
25,000.00311991FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the centennial symposium "Equity, Ethnicity, and the Environment.". Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
750,000.0031989FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support participation in the Consortium on the Biology of Parasitic Diseases. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
200,000.00121988FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Department of Philosophy, for activities in philosophy and computer science with the Institute of Philosophy in Moscow (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
83,968.00281987FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For the research project "Crisis Management: Theory and Practice" (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
60,000.00291987FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For the research project "America and Awful Weaponry in World War II: Morality, Deterrence, and First Use," by Barton J. Bernstein. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
114,669.00241987FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the research project The New Interdependence in the Americas (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
1,000,000.0011987FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Center for International Security and Arms Control, for institutional fellowships in peace and security studies and related research and support activities (over five years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
24,919.00331987FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the project Literacy for the Year 2000. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
50,000.00301986FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For "U.S. Insider's Account of the Negotiation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty," by George Bunn. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
161,000.00171984FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support participation in the Network on the Psychobiology of Depression and Other Affective Disorders. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
800,000.0021984FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support participation in the Consortium on the Biology of Parasitic Diseases. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
172,500.00161984FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support participation in the Network on the Psychobiology of Depression and Other Affective Disorders. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
120,750.00221984FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support participation in the Network on the Psychobiology of Depression and Other Affective Disorders. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
152,490.00181983FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support participation in the Network on the Psychobiology of Depression and Other Affective Disorders. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
149,500.00201983FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support participation in the Network on the Psychobiology of Depression and Other Affective Disorders. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
100,000.00261983FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support participation in the Network on the Psychobiology of Depression and Other Affective Disorders. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
274,160.0091983FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support participation in the Network on the Psychobiology of Depression and Other Affective Disorders. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
260,668.00101983FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support participation in the Network on the Psychobiology of Depression and Other Affective Disorders. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
85,000.00271983FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support participation in the Network on the Psychobiology of Depression and Other Affective Disorders. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
115,000.00231982FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support participation in the Network on the Psychobiology of Depression and Other Affective Disorders. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
138,000.00211982FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support participation in the Network on the Psychobiology of Depression and Other Affective Disorders. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
10,000.00341981FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To integrate academic and clinical programs in child psychiatry. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
316,346.0061980FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support research on chronic stress and Type A behavior in children and adolescents. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.
111,259.00251980FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support analysis of data focusing on parent-child relations obtained from the Stanford Longitudinal Study. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Stanford.