MacArthur Foundation donations made to University of Pennsylvania

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Table of contents

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 UnivPennsylvania
Websitehttp://www.upenn.edu
Twitter usernamePenn
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Pennsylvania
Instagram usernameuofpenn

Full donee page for donee University of Pennsylvania

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 13 103,500 167,823 17,500 20,000 20,000 40,000 103,500 103,500 104,000 120,750 149,500 366,000 938,694
FIXME 13 103,500 167,823 17,500 20,000 20,000 40,000 103,500 103,500 104,000 120,750 149,500 366,000 938,694

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 2008 1995 1992 1991 1986 1984 1983 1982 1980
FIXME (filter this donor) 13 2,181,694.00 366,000.00 40,000.00 77,500.00 20,000.00 103,500.00 1,180,194.00 187,000.00 103,500.00 104,000.00
Total 13 2,181,694.00 366,000.00 40,000.00 77,500.00 20,000.00 103,500.00 1,180,194.00 187,000.00 103,500.00 104,000.00

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 (13 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 13)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
366,000.0022008FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support research and policy efforts on the impacts of diasporas in reforming institutions in their home countries (over 27 months). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Philadelphia.
40,000.00101995FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To develop and communicate a conceptual framework for juvenile justice reform. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Philadelphia.
77,500.0091992FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support research on the biology of parasitic diseases (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Philadelphia.
20,000.00111991FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support research on Toxoplasma gondii. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Philadelphia.
103,500.0071986FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support participation in the Network on the Determinants and Consequences of Health-Promoting and Health-Damaging Behavior. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Philadelphia.
938,694.0011984FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To study behavioral and metabolic effects of weight loss and regain in animals and humans (over five years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Philadelphia.
120,750.0041984FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support participation in the Network on the Determinants and Consequences of Health-Promoting and Health-Damaging Behavior. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Philadelphia.
120,750.0041984FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support participation in the Network on the Determinants and Consequences of Health-Promoting and Health-Damaging Behaviors. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Philadelphia.
20,000.00111983FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support participation in the Network on the Determinants and Consequences of Health-Promoting and Health-Damaging Behavior. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Philadelphia.
17,500.00131983FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For consultants in connection with the northeastern and midwestern conferences "Strengthening the Humanities through Foreign Language and Literature Studies.". Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Philadelphia.
149,500.0031983FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support participation in the Network on the Determinants and Consequences of Health-Promoting and Health-Damaging Behavior. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Philadelphia.
103,500.0071982FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support participation in the Network on the Determinants and Consequences of Health-Promoting and Health-Damaging Behavior. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Philadelphia.
104,000.0061980FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support research on profiles of cognitive pathology in Alzheimer's disease. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Philadelphia.