MacArthur Foundation donations made to University of California, Berkeley

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 United States
Facebook page UCBerkeley
Websitehttps://www.berkeley.edu/
Donate pagehttps://give.berkeley.edu/?sc=111443
Twitter usernameUCBerkeley
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_California,_Berkeley
Instagram usernameucberkeleyofficial
Medium usernameUCBerkeley
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=University+of+California%2C+Berkeley

Full donee page for donee University of California, Berkeley

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 8 145,420 724,428 14,000 14,000 36,000 100,000 145,420 145,420 300,000 800,000 1,200,000 3,200,000 3,200,000
FIXME 8 145,420 724,428 14,000 14,000 36,000 100,000 145,420 145,420 300,000 800,000 1,200,000 3,200,000 3,200,000

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 2018 2017 2016 2014 2010 2006 2005
FIXME (filter this donor) 8 5,795,420.00 14,000.00 36,000.00 100,000.00 300,000.00 2,000,000.00 3,200,000.00 145,420.00
Total 8 5,795,420.00 14,000.00 36,000.00 100,000.00 300,000.00 2,000,000.00 3,200,000.00 145,420.00

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 (8 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 8)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
14,000.0082018FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- X-grant in support of the development of a guide that instructs low-risk civil society organizations on how to develop a basic organizational digital security policy. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.
36,000.0072017FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- X-grant to support the development of a guide that instructs low-risk civil society organizations on how to develop a basic organizational digital security policy. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.
100,000.0062016FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- to support the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity's exploration and planning for the creation of the Citizen Clinic. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.
300,000.0042014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the BIDS Initiative: Urban Data Fusion for Modeling Urban Sustainability (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.
800,000.0032010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To develop and offer a Master's in Development Practice degree program (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.
1,200,000.0022010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the Research Network on Building Resilient Regions (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.
3,200,000.0012006FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the Research Network on Building Resilient Regions (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.
145,420.0052005FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of planning for a multi-site ethnographic study of how and to what effect young people use digital media (over three months). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Berkeley.