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 December 2019. 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.
|Best overview URL||http://www.publicwelfare.org/grants-process/program-guidelines/|
|Page on philosophy informing donations||http://www.publicwelfare.org/about-us/|
|Grant application process page||http://www.publicwelfare.org/grants-process/apply-for-a-grant/|
|Regularity with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)||quarterly refresh|
|Lag with which donor updates donations data||months|
|Lag with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)||months|
|Data entry method on Donations List Website||SQL insertion commands generated by script https://github.com/riceissa/public-welfare-foundation|
Brief history: The Public Welfare Foundation was founded in 1947. It was overseen by Charles E. Marsh till 1953, then by his wife till 1974
Brief notes on broad donor philosophy and major focus areas: The three historical main areas were criminal justice reform, youth justice, and worker rights. In 2011 it added a special initiative for civil legal aid. All initiatives seem restricted to the United States
Notes on grant decision logistics: Grant applications have to be submitted through a process described at http://www.publicwelfare.org/grants-process/apply-for-a-grant/ and http://www.publicwelfare.org/grants-process/ and have to fit within the program guidelines described at http://www.publicwelfare.org/grants-process/program-guidelines/
Notes on grant publication logistics: Grants are published on the grants page http://www.publicwelfare.org/grants-process/our-grants/ where they can be filtered by category and by fiscal year. Pages on individual grants are not published
Miscellaneous notes: The foundation was included because it has been mentioned by the Open Philanthropy Project as one of the important funders of criminal justice reform in the United States, see for instance https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/criminal-justice-reform-strategy
Full donor page for donor Public Welfare Foundation
Full donee page for donee Georgetown University
|Cause area||Count||Median||Mean||Minimum||10th percentile||20th percentile||30th percentile||40th percentile||50th percentile||60th percentile||70th percentile||80th percentile||90th percentile||Maximum|
|Civil legal aid||1||125,000||125,000||125,000||125,000||125,000||125,000||125,000||125,000||125,000||125,000||125,000||125,000||125,000|
|Criminal justice reform||1||200,000||200,000||200,000||200,000||200,000||200,000||200,000||200,000||200,000||200,000||200,000||200,000||200,000|
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||2017|
|Criminal justice reform (filter this donor)||1||200,000.00||200,000.00|
|Civil legal aid (filter this donor)||1||125,000.00||125,000.00|
Skipping spending graph as there is fewer than one year’s worth of donations.
|Amount (current USD)||Amount rank (out of 2)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Notes|
|125,000.00||2||Civil legal aid||http://www.publicwelfare.org/grants-process/our-grants/||--||Support to the Institute for Technology Law and Policy at Georgetown University for research and mapping of access to justice tools that are being used around the country to improve self-represented litigants' access to the courts. Affected regions: Washington, DC; affected countries: United States.|
|200,000.00||1||Criminal justice reform/youth justice||http://www.publicwelfare.org/grants-process/our-grants/||--||Support to the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform to convene the Juvenile Justice Leadership Network. Affected regions: Washington, DC; affected countries: United States.|