Sloan Foundation donations made to Adler Planetarium

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 2020. 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/Alfred_P._Sloan_Foundation
Facebook username sloanfoundation
Websitehttps://sloan.org/
Donations URLhttps://sloan.org/grants-database
Twitter usernameSloanFoundation
Page on philosophy informing donationshttps://sloan.org/about#mission
Grant application process pagehttps://sloan.org/grants/apply
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script https://github.com/riceissa/sloan-foundation

Full donor page for donor Sloan Foundation

Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Adler Planetarium in our system.

Full donee page for donee Adler Planetarium

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 3 707,648 578,498 16,380 16,380 16,380 16,380 707,648 707,648 707,648 1,011,466 1,011,466 1,011,466 1,011,466
Digital Technology 3 707,648 578,498 16,380 16,380 16,380 16,380 707,648 707,648 707,648 1,011,466 1,011,466 1,011,466 1,011,466

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 2014 2011
Digital Technology (filter this donor) 3 1,735,494.00 724,028.00 1,011,466.00
Total 3 1,735,494.00 724,028.00 1,011,466.00

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 (3 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 3)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
707,648.0022014Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6631-- Grant investigator: Christopher Lintott; to support a sustainable future for the rapidly expanding Zooniverse platform through an engaged and empowered community of citizen scientists.
16,380.0032014Digital Technology/Scholarly Communicationhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6711-- Grant investigator: Robert Simpson; to support the dotAstronomy workshop and to explore the extension of its model into other fields.
1,011,466.0012011Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6665-- Grant investigator: Christopher Lintott; to demonstrate the ability of data analysis through citizen science to make significant contributions across the widest possible range of research areas.