MacArthur Foundation donations made to Urban Institute

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 urbaninstitute
Websitehttp://www.urban.org/
Twitter usernameurbaninstitute
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_Institute

Full donee page for donee Urban Institute

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 68 308,000 462,713 10,000 30,000 75,000 125,000 175,000 308,000 400,000 500,000 750,000 1,500,000 2,100,000
FIXME 68 308,000 462,713 10,000 30,000 75,000 125,000 175,000 308,000 400,000 500,000 750,000 1,500,000 2,100,000

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 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1996 1994 1985 1983 1982 1981
FIXME (filter this donor) 68 31,464,500.00 3,005,000.00 370,000.00 4,335,000.00 650,000.00 1,915,000.00 1,870,000.00 1,450,000.00 1,077,000.00 1,015,000.00 1,885,000.00 1,100,000.00 1,640,000.00 760,000.00 660,000.00 803,000.00 1,500,000.00 649,500.00 550,000.00 2,010,000.00 1,550,000.00 45,000.00 1,000,000.00 600,000.00 1,000,000.00 25,000.00
Total 68 31,464,500.00 3,005,000.00 370,000.00 4,335,000.00 650,000.00 1,915,000.00 1,870,000.00 1,450,000.00 1,077,000.00 1,015,000.00 1,885,000.00 1,100,000.00 1,640,000.00 760,000.00 660,000.00 803,000.00 1,500,000.00 649,500.00 550,000.00 2,010,000.00 1,550,000.00 45,000.00 1,000,000.00 600,000.00 1,000,000.00 25,000.00

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 (68 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 68)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
830,000.00122018FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- in support of a capstone conference on housing in Chicago in fall 2019 on research and activities of organizations funded through How Housing Matters and Window of Opportunity programs. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
75,000.00542018FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- in support of an exploration of potential investment opportunities in the Opportunity Zones in and around the Chicago area. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
2,100,000.0012018FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- to host and administer a fund to foster and support innovative ideas and new approaches from local jurisdictions to reduce reliance on jails as part of the Safety and Justice Challenge. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
370,000.00332017FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- to advance understanding of the key goals and approaches of place-based impact investing, and to facilitate knowledge exchange on this topic among interested stakeholders. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
1,840,000.0022016FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- to host and administer a fund to foster and support innovative ideas and new approaches from local jurisdictions to reduce reliance on jails as part of the Safety and Justice Challenge. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
1,595,000.0032016FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- to take on the site management and content development for the How Housing Matters web portal, which serves as a resource for policymakers, practitioners, and researchers across disciplines. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
400,000.00282016FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- for final renewal support of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
500,000.00202016FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- in support of the Housing Finance Policy Center. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
650,000.00152015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To provide technical assistance in support of Cities of Learning, an emergent effort to transform learning in cities across the country. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
175,000.00412014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To supplement the ongoing evaluation of the Chicago Violence Reduction Strategy. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
350,000.00342014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To plan the documentation, governance structure, and establishment of a network of policymakers and practitioners for the Cities of Learning initiative. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
400,000.00282014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
200,000.00382014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Urban Sustainable Development Goals research project (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
790,000.00132014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To collaborate with policymakers and practitioners, and to more broadly share insights and practice-based interventions. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
1,000,000.0092013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Center for Housing Finance Research and Policy (over four years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
450,000.00262013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the National Neighborhood Indicator Partnership (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
420,000.00272013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support How Housing Matters research convenings (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
100,000.00502012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the What Works Collaborative research projects. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
1,150,000.0082012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To evaluate the Chicago Violence Reduction Strategy (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
120,000.00492012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To complete the book, Transforming Housing, Transforming Lives: A History of Public Housing Transformation in Chicago. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
80,000.00532012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To research the relationship between public housing resident relocation and neighborhood crime patterns. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
20,000.00652011FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To prepare a white paper on local governments and state prison population policy decisions. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
132,000.00472011FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To evaluate and conduct a cost-benefit analysis of Safer Return, a prisoner reentry demonstration in Chicago (over twenty-seven months). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
125,000.00482011FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To examine the relationship between public housing resident mobility and neighborhood crime patterns. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
500,000.00202011FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To evaluate the Chicago Violence Reduction Strategy. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
200,000.00382011FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the What Works Collaborative to conduct timely research and analysis to help inform the design and implementation of evidence-based housing and urban policies (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
100,000.00502011FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the "open data" activities of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (over 18 months). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
160,000.00422010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To assess whether or not budget proposals from the executive and legislative branches of government pass a fiscal responsibility test. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
395,000.00312010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the National Neighborhood Indicator Partnership (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
150,000.00442010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of a book on neighborhood indicators. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
160,000.00422010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To assess whether or not budget proposals from the executive and legislative branches of government pass a fiscal responsibility test. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
150,000.00442010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of a book on neighborhood indicators. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
185,000.00402009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To determine if the relocation of public housing families effects neighborhood crime levels in origin and destination neighborhoods. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
650,000.00152009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the evaluation and cost-benefit analysis of Safer Return, a prisoner reentry demonstration in Chicago. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
300,000.00362009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a rapid response research mechanism to educate and inform federal strategies about urgent housing and urban policy issues (over 16 months). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
750,000.00142009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To research the role of housing in child welfare outcomes, as part of the How Housing Matters to Families and Communities competitive grant program (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
395,000.00312008FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
100,000.00502008FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support an extension of the U.S.-U.K. study exchange related to mixed-income communities, immigration, and comprehensive community development (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
575,000.00192008FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support research on outcomes for residents of the Madden/Wells public housing development (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
30,000.00622008FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of a U.S.-U.K. study exchange related to mixed-income communities. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
1,500,000.0042007FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of an evaluation and cost-benefit analysis of Safer Return, a prisoner reentry demonstration in Chicago (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
70,000.00562007FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of planning a study on the long-term sustainability of HOPE VI developments. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
70,000.00562007FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of a collaborative planning effort with the National Opinion Research Center to design longitudinal research on public housing residents in Chicago. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
480,000.00252006FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the project, Risk and Low-Income Working Families: Providing a Solid Empirical Base for Policy (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
250,000.00372006FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of Improving Outcomes for Hard-to-House public housing families. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
30,000.00622006FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of targeted research and program planning to establish a framework for a demonstration for "hard-to-house" Chicago Housing Authority residents. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
150,000.00442005FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To design an economic analysis and evaluation of Safer Return, a prisoner reentry demonstration in Chicago and Illinois communities. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
500,000.00202005FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of an impact evaluation of the HOPE VI housing program (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
10,000.00672005FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- support of dissemination of research results about the impact of the HOPE VI housing programs. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
400,000.00282003FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of a national research study of the re-entry of ex-offenders into communities, the impact on social capital, and ways to facilitate the transition from incarceration. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
75,000.00542003FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To map eligible housing and study the attributes of neighborhoods accessible to housing choice voucher recipients. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
308,000.00352003FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For a national panel study of the HOPE VI program to revitalize public housing and an assessment of its implementation at the Ida B. Wells development in Chicago (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
20,000.00652003FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the Chicago Prisoner Reentry Demonstration Project. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
1,500,000.0042002FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Assessing New Federalism project (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
600,000.00172001FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support research on the re-entry of prisoners into society, in particular the impact on communities (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
49,500.00602001FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a neighborhood impact assessment of a mixed-income housing development project in Chicago. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
500,000.00202000FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To assess the social services approach used at the Madden Park/Wells development and to add a Chicago component to a national study of the effects of mixed-income development on public housing residents and communities (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
50,000.00582000FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For a profile of Chicago in a national study of the support system for American artists. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
10,000.00671999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a symposium about the effects of Section 8 subsidized housing on recipients' mobility and on neighborhood health. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
500,000.00201999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To develop an assessment process and feedback system with four housing relocation and mobility counseling programs. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
1,500,000.0041999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Assessing New Federalism project (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
50,000.00581996FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a project to study equality of opportunity in America. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
1,500,000.0041996FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To study the effects of federal-to-state devolution of funding of social programs (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
45,000.00611994FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To plan and design the National Neighborhood Indicators Project. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
1,000,000.0091985FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To extend the Changing Domestic Priorities project (over four years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
600,000.00171983FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Changing Domestic Priorities project. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
1,000,000.0091982FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Changing Domestic Priorities project (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
25,000.00641981FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To research the impact on nonprofit organizations of government budget cuts and related program changes. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..