Public Welfare Foundation donations made to Urban Institute

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Welfare_Foundation
Best overview URLhttp://www.publicwelfare.org/grants-process/program-guidelines/
Facebook username Public-Welfare-Foundation-371167644067
LinkedIn username 9164304
Websitehttp://www.publicwelfare.org/
Donations URLhttp://www.publicwelfare.org/grants-process/our-grants/
Twitter usernamePublicWelfare
Page on philosophy informing donationshttp://www.publicwelfare.org/about-us/
Grant application process pagehttp://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 datamonths
Lag with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)months
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL 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

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 4 165,000 216,250 100,000 100,000 100,000 165,000 165,000 165,000 250,000 250,000 350,000 350,000 350,000
Criminal justice reform 4 165,000 216,250 100,000 100,000 100,000 165,000 165,000 165,000 250,000 250,000 350,000 350,000 350,000

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
Criminal justice reform (filter this donor) 4 865,000.00 250,000.00 350,000.00 265,000.00
Total 4 865,000.00 250,000.00 350,000.00 265,000.00

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 (4 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 4)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
250,000.0022018Criminal justice reform/youth justicehttps://www.publicwelfare.org/grants/-- Term: 24 months. Support to provide research and data support to Youth First and state campaigns advocating for youth prison closures and investment in effective community prog…. Affected regions: Washington, DC; affected countries: United States.
350,000.0012017Criminal justice reformhttps://www.publicwelfare.org/grants/-- Term: 24 months. Support to catalyze the need for and promotion of community-centric investment initiatives within the justice policy community that result in targeted investme…. Affected regions: Washington, DC; affected countries: United States.
100,000.0042016Criminal justice reformhttps://www.publicwelfare.org/grants/-- Term: 12 months. Support for race and ethnicity data collection in the criminal justice system. Affected regions: Washington, DC; affected countries: United States.
165,000.0032016Criminal justice reform/youth justicehttps://www.publicwelfare.org/grants/-- Term: 12 months. Support to provide research and data support to Youth First! and its partners advocating for youth decarceration reforms in the states. Affected regions: Washington, DC; affected countries: United States.