MacArthur Foundation donations made to University of Michigan

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 universityofmichigan
Websitehttp://www.umich.edu
Twitter usernameumich
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Michigan
Instagram usernameuofmichigan
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=University+of+Michigan

Full donee page for donee University of Michigan

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 8 750,000 1,146,188 75,000 75,000 300,000 477,000 750,000 750,000 800,000 1,200,000 1,397,500 4,170,000 4,170,000
FIXME 8 750,000 1,146,188 75,000 75,000 300,000 477,000 750,000 750,000 800,000 1,200,000 1,397,500 4,170,000 4,170,000

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 2009 2004 1995 1993 1987 1984 1981
FIXME (filter this donor) 8 9,169,500.00 750,000.00 552,000.00 4,170,000.00 1,397,500.00 800,000.00 300,000.00 1,200,000.00
Total 8 9,169,500.00 750,000.00 552,000.00 4,170,000.00 1,397,500.00 800,000.00 300,000.00 1,200,000.00

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 (8 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 8)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
750,000.0052009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To research the effects of the foreclosure and economic crisis on vulnerable workers and families, as part of the How Housing Matters to Families and Communities competitive grant program (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Michigan; affected cities: Ann Arbor.
477,000.0062004FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To establish ExpandNet, a network of health professionals seeking to increase the use of successful reproductive health interventions (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Michigan; affected cities: Ann Arbor.
75,000.0082004FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the project Financial Services for the Poor: The Detroit Area Study. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Michigan; affected cities: Ann Arbor.
4,170,000.0011995FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support participation in the Research Network on Successful Pathways through Middle Childhood (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Michigan; affected cities: Ann Arbor.
1,397,500.0021993FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To inititiate and develop the collaborative Research Network on Successful Pathways through Middle Childhood (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Michigan; affected cities: Ann Arbor.
800,000.0041987FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Program in International Peace and Security Research, for institutional fellowships and related research and support. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Michigan; affected cities: Ann Arbor.
300,000.0071984FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To reinforce and promote effective and sustained collaboration among researchers from different fields on problems of international security, and for graduate student support (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Michigan; affected cities: Ann Arbor.
1,200,000.0031981FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- Support to establish a John D. MacArthur Chair. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Michigan; affected cities: Ann Arbor.